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  1. Report: Minnesota willing to move Derrick Williams, Alexey Shved for veterans

    Nov 12, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Derrick Williams

    Derrick Williams and Alexey Shved are reportedly on the market but this is all about Kevin Love. If that sounds strange, follow along here. Minnesota is entering a “win now” phase and they are off to a nice 5-3 start this season thanks to their expected strong offense and a better than expected defense. They…

  2. Don’t look now but Celtics have won four in a row, lead Atlantic Division

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics

    The Boston Celtics have won four in a row, improved to .500 (4-4), and right now that is good enough to lead the Atlantic Division (tied with Philadelphia). After a 0-4 start I didn’t think I’d be writing that sentence. It certainly beats even Celtics’ fans expectations. There are things we can pick apart with…

  3. Globetrotter dunk brings down basket in frightening incident (VIDEO)

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Cheese Chisholm, Too Tall Hall

    The Harlem Globetrotters were really traveling the globe, putting on a show in Honduras, when the incident above occurred (put on the Web by the Globetrotters themselves). After a few passes against the usually stellar defense they face, Globetrotter Bull Bullard goes up for the dunk and throws it down, then does a little pull-up…

  4. Pacers’ Lance Stephenson given pathetic taunting technical (VIDEO)

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    Really? Lance Stephenson has really stepped up his game this season and Monday night put up a triple-double (13 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) with Tony Allen covering him a chunk of the night. That Memphis chose to stick arguably the best perimeter defender in the NBA on him speaks to how well Stephenson is…

  5. Jamal Crawford with half court buzzer-beater that matters (VIDEO)

    Nov 12, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul

    Usually we bring you the video of these half-court buzzer beaters just because they are fun shots to watch, they rarely have a big impact on the game itself. But this one from the Clippers’ Jamal Crawford at the end of the third quarter did. Crawford’s shot took a 2 point lead and jacked it…

  6. The Extra Pass: Five observations from the East and Monday’s recaps

    Nov 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Pacers' Hibbert looks down court during Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference Final basketball playoff series against the Heat in Indianapolis

    After a busy Monday night in the NBA, let’s swing around the Eastern Conference for a few observations. Indiana: If Roy Hibbert keeps getting that “verticality” respect from officials, it’s goodnight, Irene time for all of the other the Defensive Player of the Year candidates. Look at these numbers: Per 36 minutes on his career: 2.6…

  7. Monday night NBA Grades: Lance Stephenson with the triple double

    Nov 12, 2013, 2:12 AM EDT

    Lance Stephenson

    Our grades from Monday around the NBA, or what you missed while weeping that Lionel Messi will be out 6-8 weeks…. Lance Stephenson, Indiana Pacers. He had a triple-double with 13 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. He has played the most complete, efficient basketball of his young NBA career this season and it showed…

  8. Report: New Orleans to sign Lou Amundson

    Nov 12, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

    Lou Amundson

    With Ryan Anderson still out with an injured toe, and that recovery going slowly, New Orleans apparently is looking for a little depth along the front line. They are apparently are about to sign veteran forward Lou Amundson, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. Heard rumble tonight Pels on verge of re-signing Lou Amundson; agent Mark…

  9. Derrick Rose leaves game late after suffering hamstring injury (VIDEO)

    Nov 11, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    The Bulls and the Cavs played a largely defensive-oriented game devoid of very many highlights, and the one that Derrick Rose provided late as his team was pulling away forced him to leave the game with what was later described as a minor hamstring injury. Rose gave us a glimpse of his signature explosiveness as…

  10. Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving finish even as Bulls pull away to beat Cavaliers

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    There was plenty of excitement surrounding the first ever matchup between Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving on Monday, but the game itself was largely devoid of any fireworks. Irving and Rose essentially played to a standstill in a contest that was mostly defense-oriented, and one that the Bulls pulled away to win easily by a final…

  11. J.J. Hickson throws down the big-time jam over Marvin Williams (VIDEO)

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

    hickson dunk

    J.J. Hickson got the start for the Nuggets on Monday in place of the injured JaVale McGee, and at least early on, he made sure that his impact on the game would be noticed. Hickson elevated and threw down the two-handed jam over Utah’s Marvin Williams, in a play sure to make highlight reels everywhere…

  12. Steve Nash to be out at least two weeks with back pain

    Nov 11, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    It was obvious Steve Nash‘s nerve issues in his back were serious Sunday night. You could tell by how he limped and grimaced on the court. And you could tell by his deflated demeanor after the game in which he only played 13 minutes. Tuesday he went and saw a specialist and he will be…

  13. PBT Extra: Lakers face big challenges with Steve Nash out

    Nov 11, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    The Lakers needed pretty much everything to go right if they were going to be a playoff team in the West this season. This season has been the opposite of that. Steve Nash had to leave the Lakers game Sunday night after just over one quarter and Kay Adams and I discuss what that means…

  14. Bucks’ Larry Sanders has thumb surgery for injury from bar fight, out six weeks

    Nov 11, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT

    Larry Sanders

    The bar fight that Bucks star Larry Sanders was in has become very costly. Very. Monday he had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb suffered in that incident and he will now be out about six weeks, something the team announced. The surgery was performed by Dr. Curt Crimmins, a hand…

  15. Spurs’ Tim Duncan to sit out Monday night against Philadelphia

    Nov 11, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat

    Gregg Popovich has learned his lesson — there will be a “medical reason” Tim Duncan has to sit out Monday night when the San Antonio Spurs take on the Philadelphia 76ers. But we all know the real reason is this is the Spurs fifth game in seven days and it is never too early for…

  16. Ballboy who got Jordan’s shoes after “flu game” tells his story

    Nov 11, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan Scottie Pippen Flu Game

    In a week, the shoes that Michael Jordan wore during the legendary “flu game” — Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, when a Jordan on the verge of passing out, more likely due to food poisoning, led the Bulls to a key win — will go up for auction. After the game, Jordan gave…

  17. Looking back, Stern says “Malice in the Palace” was hardest thing he faced

    Nov 11, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    ron-artest-at-the-malice-in-the-palace

    David Stern has seen a lot in 30 years as NBA Commissioner. Remember two years before he took over NBA Finals games were recorded then shown after your local news at night. NBA playoff games were tape delayed up through 1986. Now franchise valuations are way up, the NBA is a billion dollar business and…

  18. Kobe bet Kevin Ware on quickest injury recovery. Ware won.

    Nov 11, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    Yao Ming & Kobe Bryant Attend NBA Fans Appreciation Day

    Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffered about the most gruesome injury can suffer on the court. On national television in the Elite Eight against Duke, he went down with a bone-sticking-out-through-the-skin injury that was horrific. He is back playing with Louisville this season, he was playing in the Cardinal’s first game against NAIA University of Pikeville and…

  19. James Harden fined $5,000 for flop against Blake Griffin, Clippers (VIDEO)

    Nov 11, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

    James Harden

    Congratulations James Harden, you have become the first player fined by the NBA for flopping this season. Harden had been warned before this season, then on Saturday against the Clippers the flop above happened. And it was a flop. Harden drove the lane, missed the shot, got his own rebound as he faced the baseline…

  20. Don’t expect the Lakers to throw David Stern a going away party

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    David Stern

    Around the league we are just starting to see the tributes to David Stern come in, when he is in town teams are publicly honoring the man who has been the NBA Commissioner for 30 years. The New Orleans Pelicans gave him a framed jersey this week, opening night the Sacramento Kings gave him a…

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