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  1. What’s up with Rodney Stuckey? Ear infection Maggette says.

    Nov 6, 2012, 3:43 PM EDT

    Rodney Stuckey Chris Bosh

    We at PBT asked the question yesterday — what is going on with Rodney Stuckey? The attacking Pistons guard is 1-of-23 shooting this season, is not attacking the rim like he used to, not hunting out contact in the lane, not knocking down his shots and is being marginalized in the Pistons offense. It’s pretty…

  2. Thunder only gave Harden an hour to consider final contract offer

    Nov 6, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT

    James Harden

    There should be no looking back at this pont for James Harden. He’s flourishing in his new role with his new team, leading the league in scoring through three games with the Rockets at an average of over 35 points per contest. But Oklahoma City was a special situation; there was a core of young…

  3. Jason Richardson says photographers don’t belong on the baseline after suffering ankle sprain

    Nov 6, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Jason Richardson

    Less than two minutes into the Sixers’ loss to the Knicks on Sunday, Jason Richardson stepped on a cameraman out of bounds along the baseline, and sprained his ankle in the process. The video clip above tells the story, and it was nothing out of the ordinary, really — the cameraman was where they always…

  4. Shawn Marion out at least three games with sprained MCL

    Nov 6, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    Shawn Marion, J.J. Hickson

    The Mavericks are off to a 3-1 start, one that is certainly better than expected considering they’ve played all four of those games without the injured Dirk Nowitzki. We’ll see if Dallas can keep it together for a little longer without another one of its starters. Shawn Marion will miss the team’s next three games…

  5. Steve Blake fined $25K for inappropriate language toward a fan during Lakers’ loss to Clippers

    Nov 6, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Bryant and Blake celebrate beating Denver Nuggets at their NBA Western Conference playoff in Los Angeles

    You may not think L.A. fans are all that passionate about their basketball — and the people in the lower bowl seats at most Lakers home games are there to be seen more than they are to cheer on the basketball, so the reputation is at least based on something real. But just as many…

  6. Stan Van Gundy says he’d have no issue coaching Dwight Howard in the future

    Nov 6, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    There’s no other way to put it: Last season was a complete train wreck for the Orlando Magic. Dwight Howard held the team hostage with his trade demands, went back and forth as to whether he would or wouldn’t re-up with the team, and even at one point opted in for the final year of…

  7. Gerald Henderson to miss 2-4 weeks with foot sprain

    Nov 6, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

    Gerald Henderson

    Gerald Henderson is having the worst week ever. It started about seven days ago, when the Bobcats opted not to extend his contract, despite the fact that he led them in scoring during the 2011-12 season. Then, Henderson had to watch draft classmate DeMar DeRozan get 40 million dollars over four years, despite the fact…

  8. Adventures in offense, featuring Nick Young

    Nov 6, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

    Ronnie Brew, Kurt Thomas, Nick Young

    Nick Young‘s detractors would say that he’s a gunner with a low basketball IQ who shoots without conscience, and without a regard for consequences. And if they watched even just the first quarter of the Sixers’ blowout loss to the Knicks on Monday, they would likely have sore necks this morning from nodding in agreement…

  9. Video: Chris Paul has some sick handles (in case you forgot)

    Nov 6, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

    Dion Waiters, Anderson Varejao,  Chris Paul

    Chris Paul got outplayed by Kyrie Irving on Monday night. Which really says less about CP3, who was trying to set up teammates, than it does about how good Irving is (and he has less guys around him one would want to set up). But lest you think CP3 has lost anything, enjoy the video…

  10. Andrew Bogut playing limited minutes, says he feels “OK”

    Nov 6, 2012, 11:09 AM EDT

    Andrew Bogut, Marc Gasol

    Andrew Bogut started for the Golden State Warriors in a loss to the Kings Monday night. He played 5:16, had four points, 1 assists, 1 block and was a +1. Then he sat the rest of the first half (and the Warriors were down 6 at the half). He played 13:32 of the second half,…

  11. Blake Griffin to play through burst bursa sac in right elbow

    Nov 6, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Los Angeles Clippers

    Blake Griffin is shooting 45.1 percent this young season, a dramatic drop off from the 54.9 percent of last season. The result is he is scoring 16.3 points per game, down from 20.7 last season, and he is doing it far less efficiently. After the Clippers loss to the Cavaliers we found out why —…

  12. Video: David Stern played announcer during Memphis/Utah game

    Nov 6, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

    David Stern

    David Stern is not going to pick up a side gig as an announcer come Feb. 2, 2014. But one of the perks of being the commissioner is that when you are doing a broadcast, if you want to do a little play-by-play then you get to do it. As he did during the Utah…

  13. Video: J.R. Smith’s monster slam dunk

    Nov 6, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    The Knicks blew out the Sixers for the second time in as many days, and this slam dunk from J.R. Smith provided the exclamation point. Two things to love about this one: First, the way Smith’s entire body seems to arch back as he’s flying toward the rim before throwing it down is amazing. And…

  14. Video: Kings coach Keith Smart getting a tarp off the court

    Nov 6, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Keith Smart

    There are some tarps over part of the scoreboard at the Sleep Train Arena where the Sacramento Kings play, covering up a former sponsor no longer involved with the team. During the Kings home opener Monday (a win over Golden State) one of those tarps fell on to the court. But don’t worry, Keith Smart…

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Spurs, Knicks remain undefeated

    Nov 6, 2012, 4:42 AM EDT

    Rasheed Wallace, Tyson Chandler

    Our nightly recap of every game around the NBA. We catch you up on what you missed while you were finding out where Superman’s home planet Krypton actually was…. Spurs 101, Pacers 79: Don’t look now, but the Spurs are defending again this year. Which is how they crushed the Pacers. We broke it down.…

  16. Three Stars of the Night: When Duty Calls

    Nov 6, 2012, 3:07 AM EDT

    Marc Gasol Zach Randolph

    Points are put on a pedestal in the NBA, so what happens when a team loses its big scorer to injury or simply doesn’t have one on the roster? Other guys step up. We tend to forget, but just about every NBA player (earmuffs, Reggie Evans) can score when given enough chances. It might not…

  17. Spurs show Pacers, everyone that defense is why they are 4-0

    Nov 6, 2012, 1:49 AM EDT

    Tim Duncan

    San Antonio has the advantage of continuity. Sure, they have the advantage of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, too. But the reason they have been as good as anyone in the NBA through the first week is they have continuity — same system, same coach, same core players they have had for a…

  18. Video: Doug Collins is not impressed with J.R. Smith’s huge dunk

    Nov 5, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith

    My favorite part of this video is not J.R. Smith‘s dunk, although it is impressive and powerful. It is not Smith going over looking to say some magical words to the fans in Philly who just witnessed said dunk. It is not Pablo Prigioni getting in the air then getting bailed out with the 25-foot back…

  19. Dwight Howard doesn’t like center being taken off All-Star ballot

    Nov 5, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard All-Star

    When you get around to doing your NBA All-Star voting this year, it will be a little different — you will vote for two guards and three frontcourt players per conference. The NBA wisely decided to get rid of the center position on the ballot because it simply didn’t fit with today’s game — do…

  20. Nash return now estimated at 7-to-10 days; Kobe skips practice

    Nov 5, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Steve Nash of Canada and Kobe Bryant react during their loss to the Dallas Mavericks during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    It’s time for some Lakers injury updates, featuring Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant. The Lakers are going to be cautious with Steve Nash and take their time, so if you ask if they will wait a month they will say they will wait a month. But the original reports of a week or so are…

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