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  1. Carmelo Anthony won’t be suspended for hit to the head on Spencer Hawes (VIDEO)

    Feb 26, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    New York Knicks forward Anthony reacts after being fouled by the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Midway through the third quarter of the Knicks’ win over the Sixers on Sunday, Carmelo Anthony apparently was done wrestling with Spencer Hawes. After the two were battling for position for most of the possession, and once the shot went up, Anthony smacked Hawes in the back of the head with his right hand, and…

  2. What are the odds the Lakers catch the Jazz, make playoffs?

    Feb 26, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Maybe Kobe Bryant had reason to be confident. Entering play Tuesday night the Lakers are the nine seed in the West, 3 games back of 8 seed Houston and 3.5 back of the 7 seed Jazz. Lakers fans look at those numbers and think, “we can make that up.” But it’s not going to be…

  3. Tony Parker will return to Spurs lineup Wednesday

    Feb 26, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

    Hopefully Tony Parker learned his lesson — you can’t hide anything from Gregg Popovich. Parker tried to hide his triceps injury but word eventually got back to Popovich who sat his best player to get him some rest and get him healthy. According to Jeff McDonald of the Express-News tweets Parker will be back on…

  4. Krzyzewski reiterates he is done as Team USA coach

    Feb 26, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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    Okay Jerry Colangelo, time to bury the hatchet and go have a serious conversation with Gregg Popovich. If that requires a little groveling on your part, then grovel. But Mike Krzyzewski reiterated again Tuesday on Dan Patrick’s radio show that he is done as Team USA coach (forward to the 9:15 mark of the video…

  5. Rodman being basketball ambassador to North Korea barely makes his craziest Top 10

    Feb 26, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

    Rodman wedding dress

    Dennis Rodman — Hall of Fame basketball player and Hall of Fame wild personality — is back in the news. Actually, I’m not sure the legendary Piston and Bull (among others) was really ever out of the news. But he’s making headlines again as he is in North Korea? For fun, let’s take a look…

  6. UPDATE: League rescinds Kobe’s Monday technical, now three away from suspension

    Feb 26, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago Bulls

    UPDATE 1:19 pm: Kobe Bryant was right, the league has rescinded Kobe’s technical from Monday night. Kobe was complaining about not getting a call (shocking!) right at the end of the half on a half-court heave. You don’t get that call unless someone goes Jadeveon Clowney in tackling the shooter. But it wasn’t the ref…

  7. Kyrie Irving out Tuesday night for Cavs with knee injury

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    Kyrie Irving’s knee was part of the issue Sunday when the All-Star point guard shot 6-of-16 and wasn’t himself on the court. Part of that can be attributed to playing the Miami Heat and their athletic perimeter defense, but Irving didn’t look right. Turns out his knee wasn’t. And so the Cavaliers are going to…

  8. JaVale McGee swats Kobe Bryant (VIDEO)

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets ran the Lakers out of the building last night, and big man JaVale McGee had a lot to do with it. In just 23 minutes, McGee was pretty dominant with 7 points, 7 boards, 4 blocks and 2 steals. McGee’s leaping ability made Dwight Howard look ordinary, and that’s no easy feat. On…

  9. Watch vintage Bill Russell leap player at free throw line (VIDEO)

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

    Bill Russell Red

    There’s a perception that today’s athletes are so much better than years past that it’s not a fair comparison. And in honesty, the average NBA player now is taller, faster and better conditioned than the players of eras gone by. But if you think the elite players back in the day would fall short in…

  10. Carlesimo admits benching Lopez against Grizzlies was mistake

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    Brook Lopez, P.J. Carlesimo

    Brook Lopez was in a mini-slump following All-Star Weekend in Houston. That happens. The players are pulled 50 different directions during the day and then there are parties every night. But a week after that game, on Sunday night, the Nets were locked in a low-scoring affair with the Memphis Grizzlies, a team with a…

  11. Shannon Brown not happy about recent string of DNP-CDs

    Feb 26, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Shannon Brown, Jared Dudley

    The Suns are unquestionably in a rebuilding mode, and after trying (but mostly failing) to win games during the first half of the season by putting the players on the floor who would give them the best chance to do so, the team is now focused on the future and developing its young talent. That…

  12. Denver dunk party includes Faried over Howard (VIDEO)

    Feb 26, 2013, 9:11 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Combine the Nuggets fast pace (second in the league only to the Rockets) with the Lakers consistently poor transition defense and you have a dunk party. And it was one heck of a dunk party the Nuggets were throwing down on Monday night. But the best one was Kenneth Faried‘s alley-oop over Dwight Howard. That…

  13. Mavericks front office “agitated” Fisher joins Thunder

    Feb 26, 2013, 8:41 AM EDT

    Derek Fisher, Eric Bledsoe

    It has become official — Derek Fisher has joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for a playoff run. Again. After trading Eric Maynor OKC decided it don’t fully trust Reggie Jackson to run the backup point guard spot so the re-signed the veteran guard. That has the Mavericks pretty ticked. Remember Fisher started the season with…

  14. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Boston gets best win of the year

    Feb 26, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

    Paul Pierce, DeMarre Carroll

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while talking about Anne Hathaway’s nipples…. Nuggets 119, Lakers 108: On the second night of a back-to-back the Lakers looked old and slow next to a Nuggets team that ran right past them, exploited the Lakers transition defense and scored a ridiculous 78…

  15. Nuggets run Lakers off court in easy win

    Feb 26, 2013, 1:20 AM EDT

    Anthony Randolph, Andre Iguodala, Corey Brewer

    When you are trying to explain why a team needs an identity, this game is a case study. The Lakers identity is still forming, and when you combine that with tired legs on a back-to-back (at altitude in Denver) you get sloppy. The Nuggets know exactly who they are — they are athletic, balanced and…

  16. Three Stars of the Night: Old Man for Rivers

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:43 AM EDT

    Paul Pierce, DeMarre Carroll

    The Celtics were already pretty old to start the season. When Rajon Rondo tore his ACL, they got older. When rookie forward Jared Sullinger went out for the season, they were about as young as a men’s rec league team. Older doesn’t necessarily mean worse, of course. Doc Rivers called it when the injuries happened…

  17. Report: Bulls’ Taj Gibson could be out two weeks with sprained knee

    Feb 25, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls forward Gibson drives against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Collison during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Because the Bulls haven’t had enough injury issues this season… Sixth man and defensive stopper off the bench Taj Gibson could miss a couple of weeks with a sprained knee, reports the Chicago Tribune. He likely will be out for a couple of weeks. He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of their blowout…

  18. Amir Johnson, Toronto Raptors make Harlem Shake video. We bring it to you anyway.

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:12 PM EDT

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    I’m not sure what the official rule is for when a meme jumps the shark, but when a professional sports team mascot is in on it you are already past that point. But here it is anyway. I like Amir Johnson taking charge here, and that Dwane Casey took part. If this were the Lakers…

  19. In case you missed it, Derrick Rose is dunking (VIDEO)

    Feb 25, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

    76ers Bulls Basketball

    People have been parsing out that video all day, taken before the Bulls got crushed by the Thunder Sunday night. Derrick Rose put in about 90 minutes of work before the game, which is pretty common. He’s going full-out in practice. But reading much into this dunk in practice — “he didn’t go all out…

  20. Monday And-1 links: Rip Hamilton has a heck of a birthday cake

    Feb 25, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    Rip Hamilton's birthday cake

    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 more than old critics like slamming Seth McFarlane. • Richard Hamilton may have had…

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