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  1. Woman files sexual assault lawsuit against Nick Young

    May 15, 2013, 12:57 AM EDT

    Nick Young shirt

    A woman has filed a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles against recent Sixer and now free agent Nick Young, claiming the guard met the woman at a bar, drugged and raped her two years ago, reports CBS 2 in Los Angeles and TMZ (via CSNPhilly.com). The woman is seeking unspecified damages. This is not a criminal…

  2. C.J. Leslie will skip NBA Combine basketball drills due to minor injury

    May 14, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

    Temple v North Carolina State

    North Carolina State’s C.J. Leslie – ESPN’s No. 47 NBA Draft prospect and DraftExpress’ No. 33 NBA Draft prospect – won’t participate in basketball drills at the NBA Combine due to a “minor sprained shooting hand,” according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Leslie will participate in some athletic testing and interviews with team executives.…

  3. Nuggets executive Masai Ujiri not happy with Andre Iguodala’s All-Defensive team snub

    May 14, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets' Iguodala drives past Golden State Warriors' Curry during their NBA Western Conference quarter-final basketball playoff in Denver

    Andre Iguodala said politics were to blame for his being left off both the first and second All-Defensive teams this year. The reigning Executive of the Year, Nuggets VP of basketball operations Masai Ujiri, took it a step further. From Ben Hochman of the Denver Post: “It’s mind-boggling to me,” Ujiri said in a statement…

  4. Knicks predictably drop Game 4 to Pacers, fall behind 3-1

    May 14, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Four

    George Hill tried to call timeout as he was falling out of bounds, but the official didn’t realize and instead called a foul Amar’e Stoudemire, who protested to no avail. Sorry, Knicks, nobody is stopping this runaway series – at least not since Frank Vogel made that mistake in Game 2. The Pacers beat New…

  5. PBT NBA Draft Preview: Has Shabazz Muhammad slid into a real value pick?

    May 14, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    For the next five weeks PBT will be profiling likely first-round draft picks in the upcoming NBA Draft. Tonight we look at UCLA’s star from last season. If you looked at the early 2013 NBA draft projections that came out right after the 2012 draft, Shabazz Muhammad was in everybody’s top three. He was the…

  6. Preview: Knicks can shoot their way out of 2-1 hole to Pacers

    May 14, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT

    Knicks forward Anthony gets past Indiana Pacers forward George during the second half of an NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Indianapolis

    The Knicks have fundamental problems against the Pacers, primarily rebounding. It’s virtually impossible for New York to re-invent itself this deep into the playoffs, and consequently, a big and physical Indiana team will likely continue holding an advantage on the glass. But that doesn’t mean the Knicks are doomed, and there’s a simple way form…

  7. New Sixers GM Hinkie says Bynum just another free agent

    May 14, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

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    Don’t throw good money after bad. It is good advice in Las Vegas — you’re not going to win that money back on one big roulette bet — and it’s good advice for NBA general managers. Who do their fair share of gambling. Like pushing all your chips in on Andrew Bynum last summer. New…

  8. Shumpert to play Tuesday for Knicks after MRI shows no structural damage

    May 14, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    It’s all good for Iman Shumpert. Or at least good enough for him to play in a crucial Game 4 for the Knicks Tuesday night. After getting an MRI and having the orthopedic surgeon who did the surgery on Shumpert’s left knee take a look at everything, there is no structural damage, reports the New…

  9. Pau Gasol confirms he won’t play for Spanish national team at Eurobasket this summer

    May 14, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 4 - Basketball

    After undergoing a procedure in both knees just last week, and with an announced recovery time of three months before he could return to basketball-related activities, most weren’t expecting Pau Gasol to be ready in time to join the Spanish national team for Eurobasket this summer. On Tuesday, Gasol confirmed it by posting an open…

  10. PBT Extra: Talking healthy Bulls, bright future in Memphis

    May 14, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Cleveland Cavaliers, Game 5

    Monday night’s Heat win in Chicago wasn’t fun for anyone. Not Bulls fans, obviously, who really had nothing to cheer for after the team opened the game 1-of-12 shooting. Heat fans will take the win but it wasn’t pretty, and for those of us who are just fans of the game that wasn’t enjoyable to…

  11. Amir Johnson does not have a second career in baseball waiting

    May 14, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

    Is this worse than John Wall’s epic first pitch? (To be fair, he got better the next time.) I think not this so because as bad as Amir Johnson‘s first pitch was — and you can see in the video above, it was terrible — he redeems himself by asking for a do-over, then launching…

  12. Judge sets June trial for Kobe, his mom, to argue about stuff he left in his room

    May 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant

    UPDATE 2:52 pm: So we get to hear about this for another month. Lucky us. Tuesday a judge set a June 17 trial date for deciding whether Kobe Bryant‘s mother can auction off some Kobe memorabilia in her possession. The judge also the two sides to sit down and try to come to an agreement…

  13. Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis headline NBA All-Rookie Team

    May 14, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

    APTOPIX Rookie of Year Basketball

    It was an interesting year for rookies. Damian Lillard stood out as the point guard Portland needed, but he had the advantage of talent around him that other promising players (Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond) did not. Then there were good young players like Jonas Valanciunas flying under the radar in Toronto. So picking the NBA…

  14. Stephen Curry suffered no setbacks with injured ankle, says he’s ‘ready to go’ for Game 5

    May 14, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

    The left ankle injury that Stephen Curry suffered late in Game 3 was a legitimate cause for concern for the Warriors. Despite Curry’s cold shooting in the last game and a half before it occurred, few believed that Golden State would be able to beat the Spurs without him. Curry played in the Warriors’ overtime…

  15. Preview: Spurs look to put Warriors on the edge of elimination in crucial Game 5

    May 14, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors - Game Four

    How important is this game 5 to both teams? Historically, in the NBA, the team that goes up 3-2 wins the series 85.7% of the time. And while that’s not necessarily a doom’s day scenario for the loser, it’s pretty close. For the Warriors, it may be even more important as it’s hard to see…

  16. Andrew Wiggins would be the No. 1 pick this year. Kansas lucks out.

    May 14, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

    0515_wiggins_0

    The NBA’s much-ridiculed one-and-done rule was not meant for guys like Andrew Wiggins. It was meant to protect owners from themselves and draft picks like Leon Smith or Darius Miles (and a host of others). We can make the a good argument that even with an extra year NBA teams still make some pretty bad…

  17. Andre Iguodala complains of politics in All-Defensive team choices, but Larry Sanders should have the biggest gripe

    May 14, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors - Game Six

    Andre Iguodala didn’t make the NBA’s All-Defensive first or second team, and shortly after voting was released, he tweeted: https://twitter.com/andre/status/334123189863079937 It’s easy to see why Iguodala would expect to make an All-Defensive team. Iguodala finished ahead of one first-team guard (Chris Paul) and both second-team guards (Avery Bradley and Mike Conley) in Defensive Player of…

  18. Damian Lillard, John Wall, Jrue Holiday with a behind the scenes look at the adidas #QuickAintFair spot (VIDEO)

    May 14, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

    john-wall-adidas-crazyquick

    We showed you the latest spot from adidas featuring John Wall, Damian Lillard, and Jrue Holiday in support of the new Crazyquick basketball shoe. Now, we have a behind the scenes look at the shoot, where Lillard and Holiday explain the concept and give some insight into how it all went down.

  19. McMillan is or is not still the frontrunner for Pistons job. Depends on whom you ask.

    May 14, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Here are the two things we know for sure about the Detroit Pistons coaching search: 1) Phil Jackson is helping them out as a consultant. 2) They have talked to a lot of people so far: Nate McMillan, Lindsay Hunter, Mike Budenholzer, Darrell Walker and J.B. Bickerstaff. And that’s the ones we know of. After…

  20. Dwyane Wade reveals unsettling detail about his knee injury

    May 14, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade

    Midway through the second quarter of the Heat’s Game 4 win over the Bulls, Dwyane Wade reaggravated an injury to his right knee that he’s been struggling to deal with all season long. We’ve seen the severity of the injury manifest itself in Wade’s game-to-game performances. He’s simply not been the explosive All-Star capable of…

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