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  1. Utah’s Enes Kanter has season-ending shoulder surgery

    Apr 10, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Enes Kanter

    Utah’s Enes Kanter has been dealing with a dislocated left shoulder. As anyone who has had a dislocated shoulder can tell you, after you dislocate it once it is more susceptible to happening again. And again. And… you get the idea. So Kanter will be out the rest of the season as he will have…

  2. Report: Indiana’s Cody Zeller to declare for NBA draft

    Apr 10, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    This is another case where the decision shouldn’t be a surprise to even the most diehard fan in Bloomington. Indiana’s star center Cody Zeller will declare for the NBA draft at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, reports Bob Kravitz of the Indy Star. DraftExpress currently has Zeller going No. 6 in the upcoming draft. He…

  3. Raptors Valanciunas hurts neck, taken to hospital after game

    Apr 10, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Chicago Bulls

    In recent weeks, the Raptors have seen a lot of progress out of young center Jonas Valanciunas — he came into this season in Toronto with a lot of hype but proved to be a work in progress. But last month he was the Eastern Conference Rookie of the month with a double-double in 12…

  4. Metta World Peace on why he came back: “I’m too sexy for my cat”

    Apr 10, 2013, 8:42 AM EDT

    Metta World Peace poses for a photo during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    “I’m too sexy for my cat. My cat. I’m just too sexy for my cat. If I wasn’t as sexy for my cat, I probably wouldn’t have came back. I’m so sexy, I came back.” That is vintage Metta World Peace. Playing off some Right Said Fred. Interviewing him can be a complete non sequitur.…

  5. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Knicks’ streak reaches 13

    Apr 10, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony celebrates with teammates during their NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Manhattan, New York

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while wondering what to do with five tons of Nutella… Lakers 104, Hornets 96 ; & Thunder 90, Jazz 80: We combine these two because together they put the Lakers in as the eight seed in the West and in control of their…

  6. Kobe lifts Lakers to win, back into playoff picture (with help of Utah loss)

    Apr 10, 2013, 2:43 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers

    To say the Lakers had to beat the Hornets on Tuesday is to state the obvious — they need to win just about every game from here on out to get the eight seed and make the playoffs. But the one they really have to have now is Wednesday night in Portland. The Lakers stumbled…

  7. Three Stars of the Night: Small forward edition

    Apr 10, 2013, 2:17 AM EDT

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony dribbles down the court past Washington Wizards guard Martell Webster in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Manhattan, New York

    One of these players won’t make the All-NBA first team. Third Star: Kevin Durant (21 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals) Durant just missed his fourth tripe-double, but he still had half of Oklahoma City’s assists in a win over the Jazz. Maybe Durant shouldn’t have passed so much. He shot 60 percent (6-of-10)…

  8. Rockets win, make playoffs on Harden three, ridiculous Jermaine O’Neal goaltend (VIDEO)

    Apr 10, 2013, 12:50 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Houston Rockets

    This may be the most ridiculous ending to a game this season. Not what the Rockets did — with seven seconds left in a 98-98 game they went to the old “isolate your best player out high” and James Harden dribbled it out then pulled up for a three. Which was short and bounced high.…

  9. LeBron passes off backboard to himself for dunk (VIDEO)

    Apr 9, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks' Dunleavy looks in as Miami Heat's James drives around Bucks' Moute in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    LeBron James got the ball on this fast break and was thinking pass — but Monta Ellis plays it well and steps in to take the pass away. Of course, that means LeBron is going to take the shot. So he passes it to himself off the backboard to himself for the one-hand slam. The…

  10. Fans tweets to count toward MVP voting

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's LeBron James trots back after scoring a basket against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    LeBron James is going to win his fourth MVP going away. It’s a sure thing. But if you think we in the media are clearly missing how great Tyler Hansbrough has been this season and think there should be a vote for him, now you can do it yourself on twitter. The NBA is taking…

  11. LeBron doesn’t want Tuesday’s Heat/Bucks match called playoff preview

    Apr 9, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James celebrates a basket against Detroit Pistons during NBA game in Miami

    It’s a fact that goes against your first instinct but nonetheless has proven true over the years — regular season NBA games are not good predictors of postseason series. Every year a team that dominates a team during the regular season gets whitewashed in the playoffs. The intensity level is different, games are slower paced,…

  12. Ty Lawson practices, could play Wednesday against Spurs

    Apr 9, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

    Tony Parker,Danny Green, Ty Lawson

    The Nuggets are going to miss Danilo Gallinari in the playoffs, but Wilson Chandler and Corey Brewer can fill in some of his production and points. But they aren’t going anywhere in the postseason without Ty Lawson. Andre Miller is a great point guard off the bench but Lawson is the engine that makes the…

  13. Jay-Z selling shares of Nets, getting into player agent business

    Apr 9, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Entertainers Jay-Z and Beyonce watch Brooklyn Nets play New York Knicks in NBA game in New York

    Jay-Z has 99 problems but soon the Nets won’t be one. It was rumored a few weeks ago that athletes from baseball and football — Robinson Cano of the Yankees, for one — were about to jump agents to Roc Nation Sports, a Jay-Z headed representation agency that is partnered with powerhouse Creative Artists Agency.…

  14. In surprise to nobody, Kansas’ Ben McLemore declares for draft

    Apr 9, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    Kansas Jayhawks McLemore reacts after a dunk against the Michigan Wolverines during the second half in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Maybe there were a few Kansas Jayhawk diehards holding out hope, but this was a given. Ben McLemore announced Tuesday he is leaving Kansas for the NBA Draft, reports the Kansas City Star. There he will likely be a top 3 pick, which means he is making the right call. In a draft where there…

  15. Quote of the Day: Dwight Howard says Lakers could still win title

    Apr 9, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

    “If we get into the playoffs, there’s no doubt in my mind and in any of our minds, that we can win a championship. It would be stupid of me to sit here and say to you [media] guys that if we make it to the playoffs, we’ll be out in the first round. I…

  16. Outtakes from Magic, Bird, Kareem, Russell AT&T ad (VIDEO)

    Apr 9, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

    Bill Russell

    If you’ve watched any NCAA Tournament basketball, or really any NBA games, over the past month, you have seen plenty of the AT&T “bigger is better/faster is better” ads, including the one with four Hall of Famers — Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Russell. Here are the outtakes, courtesy AT&T. I don’t…

  17. DeMare Carroll shows off the rim he broke on dunk at fitness center

    Apr 9, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

    CARROLL_DeMARRE

    I was a little ticked when the basketball court at my gym was down for 10 days or so because somebody broke the rim out of the backboard with a dunk. That said, I also wanted to shake that guy’s hand. At one gym in Utah, members can be ticked at/shake the hand of DeMarre…

  18. Metta World Peace to play, come off bench; Kobe’s minutes to be decreased

    Apr 9, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    Metta World Peace is a warrior. Or maybe not human. Because this is pretty insane. As we told you Monday, twelve days after surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus World Peace will be back on the court for the Lakers Tuesday against New Orleans, Mike D’Antoni confirmed to reporters including Mike…

  19. Report: Indiana’s Oladipo to declare for draft; likely lottery pick

    Apr 9, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Temple v Indiana

    There will be guys declaring for the NBA draft in the next few weeks where we will shake our head and suggest the guy may want to keep working on his degree. But if you are an NBA lottery pick, in my mind you need to come out. Get the guaranteed payday and start your…

  20. Warriors’ Curry, Thompson set record for backcourt three pointers in season

    Apr 9, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors average just shy of 20 three pointers a game (which is middle of the pack in the NBA). But they hit 40.1 percent of them, best in the NBA. That’s because almost 14 of those 20 are taking by Stephen Curry (shooting 45.2 percent from three) and Klay Thompson (41.2 percent).…

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