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  1. Nate Robinson crosses up Kris Humphries. Wickedly. (VIDEO)

    May 3, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Chicago Bulls - Game Six

    Kris Humphries had to know he was in trouble when getting back in transition he did the right thing — stop the ball — but that meant he had to cover Nate Robinson on the perimeter. But Nate crossed Humphries up something serious with a little hesitation crossover. That is wicked. Especially considering Nate had…

  2. Noah says he will not play for France this summer unless fully healthy

    May 3, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah is guarded by Brooklyn Nets' Reggie Evans during the first half of Game 6 in their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals basketball game in Chicago, Illinois

    There were guys last summer who played through injuries to be part of the Olympics and it came back to haunt them this season. Nene, for example, played through plantar fasciitis to be part of Brazil’s team in London, but he missed a chunk of the Wizards’ season. Joakim Noah has been fighting through plantar…

  3. Report: Sixers players grew tired of Doug Collins. Shocking, I know.

    May 3, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

    Doug Collins

    Doug Collins is old school as a coach — long practices, a strong personality, a lot of tough love. That wears on players. And Collins. There’s a reason he doesn’t last anywhere longer than three years. That includes Philadelphia, where he stepped down as coach after this season. And not shockingly, the Sixers players were…

  4. Stephen Curry goes off in third quarter, sparks Warriors win (VIDEO)

    May 3, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry drives past falling Denver Nuggets Corey Brewer during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Oakland

    Is there a more entertaining player to watch in the NBA than Stephen Curry? And when he’s hot, he’s unstoppable. Which the Nuggets found out — again — in the third quarter when Curry dropped 14 points and 3 assists on them, sparking a 33-20 quarter when the Warriors pulled away. Denver never led again,…

  5. Jarrett Jack rejected Warriors’ extension talks

    May 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game Five

    Jarrett Jack will hit free agency this summer as the third-place finisher in Sixth Man of the Year voting, a key cog in the Warriors’ upset of the Nuggets and a player in line for a raise. Jack made $5.4 million this season, arguably the best of his career. At 29, he’s really seemed to…

  6. Warriors break game open in the 3rd, hold on late to clinch series over Nuggets

    May 3, 2013, 2:38 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors - Game Six

    There will be no game 7. The Warriors did what many, including me, thought they could not do before this series started. By holding on to beat the Nuggets 92-88 in game 6, they clinched the series and head to the 2nd round where they’ll face the San Antonio Spurs for the right to advance…

  7. Shorthanded Bulls scrap, but Nets have enough to force Game 7

    May 3, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    Bulls' Robinson goes to the basket against Nets' Johnson and Williams during the second half of Game 6 in their NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals basketball game in Chicago

    This is how unprepared the Nets were for this moment, a playoff Game 7 on their home court in Brooklyn in their first year in the city: They already had a Rihanna concert scheduled for Saturday night in the Barclay center. Thanks to Deron Williams and friends, Rihanna and crew will have to come back…

  8. Report: Pistons hire Phil Jackson to consult on coaching search

    May 2, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    Phil Jackson is not going to be the next coach of the Detroit Pistons. But he’s going to help pick the guy that is. That according to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News. #Pistons are brining in Phil Jackson to help advise on the coaching search, the team announced — Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) May 3,…

  9. Report: David Lee cleared to play for Warriors in game 6

    May 2, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game One

    So much for that torn hip flexor ending David Lee‘s season. In a stunning development, Lee has been cleared to play in game 6 for the Warriors according to Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports. Lee has missed the last four games of the series after he left game 1 early in the 4th quarter after injuring…

  10. Jerry Sloan still willing to return to NBA, whip your team into shape

    May 2, 2013, 8:37 PM EDT

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    When the talk of filling coaching vacancies candidates usually fall into a couple clear categories. One is your up and coming assistants — Brian Shaw, Mike Malone, etc. Another is recycle coaches who want another shot, your Nate McMillan and Stan Van Gundy types. But Jerry Sloan is still out there, too. The long-time Jazz…

  11. Warriors coach Mark Jackson fined for public comments made in attempt to influence officiating

    May 2, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT

    Tony Brothers, Mark Jackson

    Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson has been fined $25,000 for making public comments in an attempt to influence the officiating, the league announced on Thursday. Jackson’s comments came during his press conference following his team’s Game 5 loss to the Nuggets, and the offending remarks can be seen in the video clip above.…

  12. PBT Extra: Talking Friday night Game 6s… how much trouble are the Knicks in?

    May 2, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

    Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony

    No team has ever been up 3-0 in an NBA series and lost the series. And you have to think the New York Knicks can win one of the next two. Still…. Kay Adams and I talk about how much trouble the Knicks are in (a lot of they don’t get away from the isolation…

  13. Bulls-Nets Game 6 preview: Chicago’s injury report reaching ridiculous levels

    May 2, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    BKN-BULLS-NETS

    No Derrick Rose. No Kirk Hinrich. Maybe no Luol Deng. Maybe no Taj Gibson. A reduced Joakim Noah. The Bulls don’t have much left besides their 3-2 lead over the Nets, and that might no longer be enough of an advantage to advance over a more talented Brooklyn team. The loss of Hinrich is particularly…

  14. It’s official: David Kahn let go as Minnesota GM; Flip Saunders to step in

    May 2, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    It’s not a surprise. We told you it was coming. But it is still the end of an era we all enjoyed, even if we enjoyed mocking most of the time. David Kahn has been let go as the general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves the team has confirmed, something first reported by the Associated…

  15. Warriors look to close out the Nuggets, but is their focus on the right things?

    May 2, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    Mark Jackson, Stephen Curry

    The Warriors look to be in a perfect position. They have the series lead over the Nuggets at 3 games to 2. They’re heading home to Oracle Arena to play a close out game where the fans will create an environment that’s rarely seen in pro sports. They have the best player in the series…

  16. Mark Jackson not happy with George Karl over ‘disrespectful’ comment he made about Festus Ezeli

    May 2, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game Five

    The war of words between Mark Jackson and George Karl is heating up in advance of Thursday night’s Game 6 between the Nuggets and the Warriors. The entire series has been a physical one, with players on both sides getting in their fair share of shots. But Jackson took exception to the way Denver defended…

  17. Ainge says Celtics face “very hard” decision with Pierce this summer

    May 2, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Five

    Is it time to break up the Celtics and rebuild? Or does the way they played the last couple games, and once they get Rajon Rondo back, mean it’s time for one more run at it? That decision falls to Celtics decision maker Danny Ainge — the Celtics have until June 30 to buy out…

  18. Damian Lillard’s Top 10 Plays of his Rookie of the Year season (VIDEO)

    May 2, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    APTOPIX Rookie of Year Basketball

    With the news becoming official on Wednesday that Damian Lillard was the unanimous choice as the league’s Rookie of the Year, it’s only fitting we pay tribute with a look at his top 10 plays of the season. Besides the wide variety of skills showcased in this highlight package — from the shooting, to the…

  19. Hinrich out for Bulls Thursday night. Deng, Gibson game-time decisions.

    May 2, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    Kirk Hinrich, the feisty point guard that sparked the three Bulls wins against the Nets with his defense on Deron Williams, will be out for the Bulls Thursday night for Game 6. So tweets K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Just to add to the fun, Luol Deng and Taj Gibson are sick, neither went…

  20. Reports: Bucks interested in Stan Van Gundy for coaching job

    May 2, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

    Orlando's Stan Van Gundy shouts during an NBA playoff basketball game in Indianapolis

    Is the Milwaukee Bucks job one that would really draw Stan Van Gundy off his very comfortable couch? I’m not so sure, but multiple reports have him as the top target of the Bucks. For example, there is Ken Berger at CBSSports.com (who says Kelvin Sampson and others also will be interviewed). The Bucks will…

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