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  1. PBT Extra: Mid-season awards edition, talking MVP, more

    Jan 24, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James is guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder's Durant during the first quarter in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City

    Time for some PBT Extra with the sensational Kay Adams of NBC Sports as we look at my picks for the mid-season awards in the NBA — MVP, Sixth Man, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year. Kay wonders why Vinny Del Negro doesn’t get any Coach of the Year love and why…

  2. Kendrick Perkins has some interesting comments about Russell Westbrook

    Jan 24, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder – Game Two

    Kendrick Perkins is an interesting sort of guy. He’s constantly scowling on the court, racking up technical fouls and getting into it with opponents. But off the court? He’s a friendly dude. He even smiles every now and then. So when Perkins talks about his teammate Russell Westbrook being two entirely different people on and…

  3. Carmelo Anthony brought extra security with him to Boston

    Jan 24, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    A number of the NBA’s elite stars have personal security guards — Kobe Bryant is the most noted but a number of them do. Carmelo Anthony does, and heading to Boston and a rematch with Kevin Garnett — they didn’t exactly get along well on the court the last time they faced off back on…

  4. Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich out Friday for Spurs in Dallas

    Jan 24, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v San Antonio Spurs - Game Two

    San Antonio will be without Tim Duncan and without Gregg Popovich again on Friday, the pair did not travel with the team to Dallas for the game, tweets Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports. Yes, this is key Spurs missing a nationally televised game, but this time the league office probably sees it as legit. Both…

  5. It’s official: Hornets become New Orleans Pelicans next season

    Jan 24, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

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    The New Orleans Pelicans. It’s official. As of next season — 2013-14 — the Hornets logo, born in Charlotte where that name was a good fit, will be gone. In its place will be a new logo, a new brand and new colors — red white and gold. Before Tom Benson even bought the New…

  6. Lakers need to answer big questions: Is Howard the future? Can he co-exist with D’Antoni?

    Jan 24, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach D'Antoni smiles with Gasol, Bryant and Howard during their NBA basketball game against Brooklyn Nets, as he makes his game coaching debut for Lakers in Los Angeles

    The Lakers are not making the playoffs. Some in Los Angeles probably think there is still a shot, but most of them also think their screenplay is just about to get picked up by a studio with Hugh Jackman attached to it. That and the Lakers in the postseason have about the same chance of…

  7. Quote of the Day: D’Antoni says Lakers have All-Star team, but not in a good way

    Jan 24, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni; Kobe Bryant

    “We’ve got an All-Star team. Have you ever watched an All-Star Game? It’s God-awful because everybody gets the ball, they go one-on-one and then they play no defense. That’s our team.” —Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni after another embarrassing Lakers loss, this one to Memphis on Wednesday night. The quote comes from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo…

  8. The Extra Pass: The New Roll Man

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, David Lee

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we look at how the pick-and-roll big man has evolved.  When Chris Paul joined Blake Griffin in Los Angeles, almost everyone believed they would form the most devastating pick-and-roll combination the…

  9. Former Suns assistant Dan Majerle calls Suns coaching hire a charade

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Golden State Warriors

    Alvin Gentry wasn’t let go in Phoenix because of wins and losses — nobody thought he was going to win much with that roster — it was a matter of philosophy. There was a debate within the organization on playing the veterans and earning minutes versus letting the young players learn hard lessons because the…

  10. Ricky Rubio throws bounce pass through Deron Williams’ legs (VIDEO)

    Jan 24, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Ricky Rubio

    Ricky Rubio nutmegs Deron Williams here. (That’s the soccer term for dribbling or passing between a guy’s legs, for those of you who don’t watch enough English Premiere League.) Rubio’s creativity and flare are still there in his game, but he’s not moving the same — to be expected this early after an ACL surgery…

  11. Let the trash talk begin: Knicks/Celtics game Thursday means Garnett/’Melo rematch

    Jan 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    Keep your head about you, Carmelo Anthony. Because you know that when the Boston Celtics host the New York Knicks on Thursday night Kevin Garnett is going to be running his mouth constantly. Like he always does. And he is going to pick at whatever wound he opened in the last meeting — the thing…

  12. PBT’s NBA Mid-Season Awards: All hail Kevin Durant

    Jan 24, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors

    It’s the halfway point of the NBA season. To me having a serious discussion about end of season awards before this point is like discussing the 2016 presidential election today — it’s all speculation and wishful thinking. Now we have enough games to have a body of evidence and a discussion. So here are my…

  13. Ricky Rubio was benched in fourth quarter, didn’t like that

    Jan 24, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

    Ricky Rubio, Deron Williams

    Ricky Rubio did not have his best game Wednesday — 2-of-5 shooting, six assists but four turnovers in the Timberwolves loss to the Nets. So in the fourth quarter acting head coach Terry Porter went with the hot hand — J.J. Barea played the entire fourth and Rubio was benched. Barea had 7 points on…

  14. Carmelo Anthony to appeal fine from Garnett confrontation

    Jan 24, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

    Referee Brothers moves to break up New York Knicks' Anthony and Boston Celtics' Garnett as they argue during their NBA basketball game in New York

    You remember the controversy — Kevin Garnett said something that got under Carmelo Anthony’s skin, they earned double technical on the court then Carmelo waited by the Celtics team bus to continue the conversation. The league suspended Anthony one game for taking the tiff off the court and into the halls of Madison Square Garden.…

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Another day, another Lakers loss

    Jan 24, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while working on your eyelid weightlifting…. Grizzlies 106, Lakers 93: The Lakers added injury to insult when Dwight Howard re-aggravated his shoulder problem in the first half, and the Grizzlies took full advantage by recording 16 offensive rebounds and 60 points in the…

  16. JaVale McGee with off-the-backboard alley-oop to himself (VIDEO)

    Jan 24, 2013, 9:24 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets

    George Karl has his moments of frustration with JaVale McGee, but he also sees the potential. McGee is a guy capable of making a highlight play every time he touches the ball — sometimes those highlights end up on “Shaqtin’ a Fool,” sometimes on the SportsCenter top 10. This is one of the good ones —…

  17. Delonte West makes himself eligible for D-League

    Jan 24, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Delonte West can still play — he’s just 29, and he averaged 9.6 points a game last season for the Dallas Mavericks, starting half the team’s games. But he was enough of a problem and distraction off the court that even the player-friendly Mavericks let him go and no team has inked him for this…

  18. Three Stars of the Night: Curry, Smith make their All-Star cases

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:49 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    It’s actually too late, the coaches have already voted and we will find out who the NBA All-Star Game reserves are Thursday evening. But two guys on the bubble made statements and showed why they should be in. Oh, and LeBron had a triple double. Third Star: Stephen Curry (31 points, 7 assists) The Warriors…

  19. Joakim Noah saves ball, Belinelli grabs it and wins it for Bulls (VIDEO)

    Jan 24, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT

    Joakim Noah, Will Bynum, Andre Drummond

    This play sums up well why the Bulls are still winning despite being without the league MVP all season — hustle isn’t always pretty but it usually works. The Bulls and Pistons were tied 82-82 with 14 seconds left, Chicago guard Nate Robinson had the ball when Marco Belinelli started a cut to the basket…

  20. Spurs sign Australian center Aron Baynes

    Jan 23, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Let’s be honest here: I haven’t seen Aron Baynes play. Pretty sure you haven’t either. But we both know that because it was the Spurs who signed this guy out of nowhere he going to be good and making them look smart again in a couple years. As had been reported would happen for a…

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