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  1. Michael Jordan’s shorts ruffle feathers at stuffy Miami country club. Good.

    Nov 28, 2012, 12:41 PM EDT

    Jordan golf

    Some will look at this as a story of Michael Jordan and his feeling of entitlement. And truth be told there is some of that here. Jordan wears his entitlement like a Rolex. But if Jordan is pissing off some up-tight, old rich people in Miami then I’m good with it. It all comes down to…

  2. Rockets interim coach says Jeremy Lin “got his swagger back”

    Nov 28, 2012, 12:14 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Houston Rockets

    Jeremy Lin didn’t grab the headlines Tuesday night when the Rockets played the Raptors, but he did score 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting and add 10 assists. It followed a game against the Knicks where Lin did grab the headlines going in and he scored 13 points. Those two good games followed seven games in…

  3. Ricky Rubio: Backyard Wrestler (VIDEO)

    Nov 28, 2012, 11:49 AM EDT

    ricky-rubio-rising-stars-challenge

    Here’s the latest spot from Foot Locker and adidas, showcasing Ricky Rubio in gear that he can take from the court to the club as an “international icon.” What Rubio doesn’t do with his time off, obviously, is become a backyard wrestler. But in case you needed a visual of what that might look like,…

  4. James Harden says playing Thunder will be ‘just another game’

    Nov 28, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Houston Rockets

    The Rockets will play the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, which will mark the first time that James Harden will lace ‘em up against the team he couldn’t come to terms with on a contract extension shortly before the start of the season. As a result, OKC traded Harden to Houston, where he’s been…

  5. Andrew Bogut says ankle “just not right yet.” No timetable.

    Nov 28, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    Andrew Bogut

    There were all sorts of reports Andrew Bogut could get back on the court for the Warriors this week. Listen to him talk in that video and it sounds like it could be a while, and certainly not this week. Bogut had ankle surgery last April and is still dealing with pain and discomfort in…

  6. Kevin Love, DeMarcus Cousins called for a block and a charge on the same play (VIDEO)

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

    Nikola Pekovic, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love

    This was an odd play to say the least, but one that ultimately resulted in the officials doing the right thing. With 8:57 to play in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game between the Kings and the Timberwolves, DeMarcus Cousins came down the lane and collided with Kevin Love on his way to attempting…

  7. Mike D’Antoni defends Pau Gasol, says he fits his system

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:48 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    After the Lakers loss Tuesday night to the Pacers — when Pau Gasol got out too high into a no-man’s land trying to defend George Hill on the final play, got his hips turned and watched Hill blow by him for the game winning shot — Lakers fans frustration with Gasol reached a new high…

  8. LeBron James back on top, King of NBA jersey sales again

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's LeBron James gestures during a free throw in the second quarter of Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs against the Boston Celtics in Miami

    The deepest of LeBron James haters didn’t want to hear it but we were telling you this from the day after the decision — win a ring and the public perception of him would change. He’s got a ring, a gold medal from London, he was the NBA regular season and finals MVP — and…

  9. Video: Rockets’ Asik scores in own basket, helps out Raptors

    Nov 28, 2012, 8:43 AM EDT

    Omer Asik

    Toronto needed help in their game against Houston, and Rockets center Omer Asik was just trying to lend them a hand. Is that so wrong? Okay, Asik’s “own goal” wasn’t intentional, and he did make up for it at the other end, but it is still pretty amusing. Even though he clearly didn’t think so.…

  10. Video: Joey Crawford’s blocking call dance is spectacular

    Nov 28, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    Joey Crawford

    Referee Joey Crawford was in full on “I want to be part of this game” mode on Tuesday night, injecting himself into the Pacers win over the Lakers with questionable calls and handing out technicals like candy on Halloween. But this blocking call was the best — maybe the best blocking call ever in NBA…

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Sixers get win despite Vince Carter heroics

    Nov 28, 2012, 4:30 AM EDT

    Dorell Wright, Shawn Marion

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching a Christmas lights show timed out to “Gangnam Style”… Pacers 79, Lakers 77: Sometimes you watch a game and think neither team deserves to win it. That was this game. It was ugly. But despite 40 from Kobe Bryant…

  12. In ugly mess of game, George Hill’s pretty shot lifts Pacers over Lakers

    Nov 28, 2012, 3:34 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    At least Lakers fans got to leave Staples Center Tuesday night with a Chick Hearn bobblehead (the Lakers honored their legendary former broadcaster). I say that because I’m trying to help them find something positive. And there isn’t much else – the Lakers lost in an ugly game 79-77 to the Indiana Pacers. This was…

  13. Three Stars of the Night: Name Brand Edition

    Nov 28, 2012, 2:06 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    These are the guys you pay to come see. The guys whose jerseys are littered throughout the stands. The guys who will be in the all-star game come February. Every night a team’s star is supposed to step up big and help his team to victory. Tonight, our three stars represent that to the fullest.…

  14. Video: George Hill’s game winner lifts Pacers over Lakers

    Nov 28, 2012, 1:54 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    This was a beautiful shot by George Hill — going aggressively to the rim, the high arc touch off the glass, the soft bounce off the rim. There was more going on for the Pacers, but in the end this was Hill making a play. This was George Hill hitting the game winner with .01…

  15. Rockets will play tired to support coach McHale at daughter’s funeral

    Nov 27, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    Kevin Mchale

    Wednesday in Minnesota there will be a memorial service for Sasha McHale, the 23-year-old daughter of Rockets coach (and Celtics legend) Kevin McHale. She lost a long battle with Lupus and, as a father, I can’t imagine McHale’s pain. My heart goes out to him. The Rockets players want to be supportive and they are…

  16. Stunning news: Kobe Bryant will play despite fighting flu

    Nov 27, 2012, 9:09 PM EDT

    kobe-game-3-thunder

    When it was announced that Kobe Bryant was a game-time decision on Tuesday for the Lakers, we dutifully reported it. He had the flu, that can wipe people out and keep them in bed, and it was news. We passed it along. But did anybody really think Kobe wasn’t going to lace them up and…

  17. Mavericks’ Carlisle frustrated enough with Collison to start Dominique Jones

    Nov 27, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has been frustrated with point guard Darren Collison this season — just the other day Carlisle ripped Collison’s defense. Offensively Collison’s overall numbers are pretty average for a starter — 12.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting, a PER right at the league average 15. That said, Collison is getting 30 percent…

  18. Kobe Bryant has flu, is game-time decision Tuesday vs. Pacers

    Nov 27, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    UPDATE 6:47 pm: Kobe Bryant put this on his Facebook page, which doesn’t really answer the big question of if he plays or not: Laid up in bed.. I’m under the weather. Drinking a lot of fluids. Trying to shake the aches and chills thru rest, medicine and a lil Bob Marley on the speakers.…

  19. As Bulls bench suffers, starters racking up too many minutes

    Nov 27, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Tom Thibodeau

    It has been one of the secrets of the Bulls regular-season success the past couple years — coach Tom Thibodeau fully trusted a bench made up of Omer Asik, Ronnie Brewer, Kyle Korver and C.J. Watson. They could play big minutes, play tough defense and either hold or stretch leads the starters gave them. All…

  20. Tuesday And-1 links: Dwight Howard not that influential. Apparently.

    Nov 27, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Dwight Howard and James Dolan — congratulations! You made GQ’s list of least…

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