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  1. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Lakers keep it simple and win. Finally.

    Nov 5, 2012, 2:55 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Jason Maxiell

    Our nightly recap of every game around the NBA. We catch you up on what you missed while thinking that a 14-year-old is a whole lot better at golf than you…. Lakers 108, Pistons 79: The Lakers had a 23-5 run in the second half of the first quarter, and that was pretty much it…

  2. Three Stars of the Night: Big stars earn the stars on Sunday

    Nov 5, 2012, 1:54 AM EST

    Dwight Howard, Jonas Jerebko

    We at PBT love the underdogs, the little guys, the players who make the contributions you don’t as quickly notice. But the NBA’s biggest stars are stars for a reason. And Sunday it was some of the NBA’s biggest names showing you why they get paid the big bucks. Third Star: Kevin Martin, 28 points…

  3. David Lee tells Blake Griffin to ‘stop flopping’ (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2012, 11:00 PM EST

    Blake Griffin, David Lee

    It’s honestly a surprise that this doesn’t happen more often. Mid-way through the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ win over the Clippers on Saturday, David Lee didn’t appreciate the way Blake Griffin reacted to some contact underneath the basket. Likely dealing with this in varying degrees all night, Lee had a message for Griffin, and…

  4. Mike Brown says Lakers will be patient with Steve Nash, who could now miss up to four weeks

    Nov 4, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown (R) chats to Steve Nash of Canada during their loss to the Dallas Mavericks in their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    It was announced on Saturday that Steve Nash has a non-displaced fracture in his left leg, and will miss at least a week due to the injury. The “at least” part is most important here, as it appears that the team is taking the smart approach by not putting any pressure on Nash to return…

  5. Disgraced ref Tim Donaghy plans to attend NBA game … and is giving out betting advice

    Nov 4, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

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    You remember the whole Tim Donaghy thing, right? He was the referee that was caught betting on NBA games he was officiating, and served over a year in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the FBI investigation. Now that he’s off probation, Donaghy is back, and wants to be involved with the NBA…

  6. Video: Rajon Rondo proves that blocking his shot is simply a waste of time

    Nov 4, 2012, 6:30 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo

    Rajon Rondo is one of the flashier players in the league, when he’s in the mood. I remember talking to him about it during All-Star weekend in Dallas back in 2010, pointing out that this seemed to be a new wrinkle to his game that had come about recently. Right? “No, I’ve been playing that…

  7. Hornets’ coach Monty Williams not a fan of NBA’s concussion policy

    Nov 4, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    Anthony Davis, Monty Williams

    Anthony Davis, the number one overal pick in this year’s NBA Draft, missed the Hornets’ 89-82 win over the Bulls in Chicago on Saturday — but not because he wanted to. And his head coach, Monty Williams, has a big problem with that. Davis suffered a concussion on Friday, and left the game late in…

  8. Knicks continue impressive start by taking care of Sixers

    Nov 4, 2012, 3:30 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony, Thaddeus Young

    A tip-off time of 12 noon in the NBA can often be trouble for both teams. It’s a quirk in the schedule for a league whose players are used to gearing up to perform at their peak sometime after 7:30 p.m., so the broken routine can result in some rough basketball during those early afternoon…

  9. Ginobili “satisfied” with return to Spurs, 8 points in 16 minutes

    Nov 4, 2012, 2:01 PM EST

    Marvin Williams, Paul Millsap, Manu Ginobili

    It wasn’t the kind of performance that would land him in PBT’s “Three Stars of the Night” but for Spurs fans, it was like seeing the North Star and getting a sense of bearing. Manu Ginobili was back on the court for the Spurs Saturday night during San Antonio’s win over the Jazz, scoring 8…

  10. Jamison admits Lakers still not sure where to be on offense

    Nov 4, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Antawn Jamison, Lamar Odom

    Among the many things going wrong for a Lakers team looking like it is dealing with information overload this season (they are thinking not just playing), Antawn Jamison has not provided that scoring off the bench the Lakers expected this season. Like pretty much everything Lakers through three games, he has been a disappointment —…

  11. Byron Scott says clock started late, Jennings’ game-winner should not have counted

    Nov 4, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Washington Wizards v Cleveland Cavaliers

    We showed you the game-winner from Brandon Jennings, an incredible launch from the top of the three-point arc with 0.7 seconds left to beat the Cavaliers as time expired. Cleveland’s head coach, Byron Scott, was less excited about Jennings’ heroics than the rest of us. He told reporters afterward that the clock started late, so…

  12. Brandon Jennings beats the Cavs at the buzzer (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2012, 9:30 AM EST

    Brandon Jennings, Ben Uzoh

    There was no contract extension for Brandon Jennings by the Oct. 31 deadline, for a variety of reasons. Two games into the season, it seems like Jennings has every intention of making Milwaukee pay, quite literally, for that decision. In Friday’s win over the Celtics, Jennings notched a career high in both assists (13) and…

  13. Ray Allen’s four-point play sends Heat to win over Nuggets (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Ray Allen

    This is exactly why the Miami Heat’s acquisition of Ray Allen is going to be such a problem for opposing defenses. The Nuggets did almost everything right against the Heat on Saturday, yet still lost to the defending champs by a final of 119-116. That’s because with the game on the line, and Denver leading…

  14. Brandon Rush out for the season with torn ACL

    Nov 3, 2012, 10:00 PM EST

    Brandon Rush, Shannon Brown

    The way Brandon Rush reacted immediately following his ugly knee injury in the first quarter of the Warriors’ Friday night loss to the Grizzlies, it was easy to fear the worst. On Saturday, the team confirmed it. Rush is expected to be out for the season with a torn ACL, according to his agent Mark…

  15. Josh Smith suffers ankle sprain, ruled out for Hawks’ next game in Oklahoma City

    Nov 3, 2012, 8:30 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith reacts during the final moments of the fourth quarter of Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series against the Boston Celtics in Boston

    It wasn’t a pretty start to the season for the Hawks on Friday, and things aren’t likely to get better when the team next takes the floor in Oklahoma City on Sunday. Josh Smith has been ruled out for the Hawks’ road game against the Thunder due to an ankle sprain. He won’t even make…

  16. Video: Kevin Durant drops Sasha Pavlovic with the crossover

    Nov 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

    Kevin Durant, Richard Jefferson

    We don’t really think of Kevin Durant as a skilled ball-handler, specifically. He’s certainly one of the smoothest scorers in the game, and can explode to the rim for a dunk in traffic just as easily as he can pull up for a quick-release three-pointer from distance. Maybe this play will help get Durant’s handles…

  17. Kevin Garnett gives interesting postgame pep talk after home loss to Bucks

    Nov 3, 2012, 5:30 PM EST

    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett calls out to his team mates as the Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of a NBA basketball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Kevin Garnett is a different dude. Now in his eighteenth NBA season, if you didn’t know this by now, you’re clearly new to things. Let us welcome you, then, to the wonderful world of KG, and how he sees the game through specially-colored glasses. After the Celtics fell to 0-2 on the young season in…

  18. Steve Nash out at least a week with non-displaced leg fracture

    Nov 3, 2012, 5:03 PM EST

    Lakers guard Steve Nash talks to head coach Mike Brown during their NBA basketball season opening game against Dallas

    The news surrounding the Lakers isn’t getting better anytime soon. The team announced today that Steve Nash has a non-displaced fracture in his left leg, and will be out at least a week. The official release: Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was examined by team doctor Steve Lombardo and had an MRI exam. Results…

  19. Hedo Turkoglu has surgery on broken hand, expected to miss four weeks

    Nov 3, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Orlando Magic Hedo Turkoglu complains after he picked up second foul against New York Knicks in NBA basketball game in New York

    The Orlando Magic got a big, and largely unexpected victory over the Nuggets on Friday, thanks to a 29 point, 10 rebound effort from Glen Davis, and 21 points off the bench from J.J. Redick. After the complete organizational upheaval the team underwent during the offseason — from GM, to head coach, to a certain…

  20. Chris Paul doesn’t buy Jamal Crawford doesn’t practice dribbling

    Nov 3, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

    Jamal Crawford

    At one point in the second quarter of the Clippers win over the Lakers Friday night — on what was supposed to be the Lakers home court — Jamal Crawford crossed over a Lakers defender to get an open look on the left wing, a move so sweet there was an audible gasp from the…

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