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  1. PBT Extra: Talking Heat-Thunder Game 2 with Darnell Mayberry

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:30 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Kendrick Perkins

    It was an impressive win for the Thunder in Game 1 0f the NBA finals. They can ask their Heat counterparts — who won Game 1 against Dallas last finals — what that means long-term. To help break down what happened and look ahead to Game 2 we speak with Darnell Mayberry, the Thunder beat writer…

  2. Video: The Thunder bench’s crazy gum ritual

    Jun 13, 2012, 9:11 PM EST

    Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook

    Athletes are superstitious. Very superstitious. Great stuff from Henry Abbott at TrueHoop.

  3. Gerald Wallace to opt out with Nets, become free agent

    Jun 13, 2012, 8:11 PM EST

    Gerald Wallace

    So you traded the No. 6 overall pick in this draft for… Gerald Wallace. At the trade deadline the Nets gave up what became the No. 6 pick in the deepest draft in years to Portland for Wallace. The same Wallace who had a player option for next season. He confirmed what we all expected,…

  4. David Stern, Jim Rome interview on lottery turns nasty

    Jun 13, 2012, 6:07 PM EST

    David Stern

    David Stern is on his “ain’t the NBA swell” media tour, having a press conference before Game 1 in Oklahoma City and doing a few other select media outlets. That included the Jim Rome show, the very popular, syndicated radio show with the man who parlayed that into an ESPN and now CBS television show.…

  5. Six things Miami needs to do to win Game 2

    Jun 13, 2012, 5:31 PM EST

    Miami Heat's James pauses during a break in play against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City

    This series is not over. From the Memorial Day Massacre to the Heat winning Game 1 last season, there is a long history of Game 1 of the NBA finals not mattering. But Game 1 also gave hints of what could be the Heat’s undoing. They can no longer just expect to be the most…

  6. Garnett fined $25,000 by league for not speaking to media after Game 7

    Jun 13, 2012, 3:44 PM EST

    Boston Celtics' Garnett reacts after missing shot against Philadelphia 76ers during Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final playoff basketball series in Boston

    Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo left the court before the final buzzer even sounded when the Miami Heat beat the Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. They didn’t stick around for the post-game handshake like mature adults. Then Garnett did not speak to the media. That violates league rules, so Wednesday the…

  7. Karl Malone says he would have taken Pippen over Jordan

    Jun 13, 2012, 3:12 PM EST

    Michael Jordan Scottie Pippen Flu Game

    Note to NBA team owners: Don’t make Karl Malone your general manager. Malone was on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday, talking about the Dream Team (be sure to watch the new documentary on NBA TV tonight, it rocks) and as part of the conversation he talked about Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. And Malone has…

  8. In depth: Stern fires shot across the bow at the Maloofs, who continue to threaten the NBA’s billion dollar arena subsidy

    Jun 13, 2012, 2:56 PM EST

    team maloof with stern

    A meticulous planner, everything David Stern says is run through a filter of lawyerly instinct and an ever-present awareness of his surroundings. So when David Aldridge asked him if the NBA would support the Maloofs in their desire to move the Sacramento Kings to Anaheim on Tuesday – don’t think for a second that he…

  9. Are changes in Sixers front office a Doug Collins power play?

    Jun 13, 2012, 2:17 PM EST

    DCollins_Sixers

    Doug Collins is getting a lot of credit for taking a rag-tag bunch of young and mismatched Sixers and turning them into a pretty good team. A team with Andre Iguodala, Jrue Holiday and a team on the rise. He may be trying to parlay that success into more power in the organization under the…

  10. Report: Ray Allen leaning Heat, Clippers if he leaves Celtics

    Jun 13, 2012, 12:38 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Six

    It could happen, but it just doesn’t feel to me like Ray Allen will return to the Celtics. Things are changing there. Avery Bradley stole his starting job and he is not giving it up. The Celtics (even if they bring back Kevin Garnett) are going to start to transition to the future. Would Allen…

  11. Calipari says Charlie Villanueva too fat for Dominican national team

    Jun 13, 2012, 12:04 PM EST

    Charlie Villanueva

    And so the decline of Charlie Villanueva continues… The Dominican Republic has a chance to make the London Olympics this summer, they are in the pre-Olympic qualifying tournament for teams that just missed out qualifying last year. Get a top 3 finish and they can pack their bags for London. John Calipari — last seen…

  12. NBA finals Heat-Thunder Game 1 draws big television ratings

    Jun 13, 2012, 11:24 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    Oklahoma City and Miami are not big markets — Miami is 14th largest among NBA teams, Oklahoma City 28th. But the NBA is a star-driven league — the names involved matter more than where the team is from. And with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant you knew that David Stern would be happy,…

  13. Video: Kevin Durant’s monster fourth quarter in Game 1

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    Kevin Durant dropped 17 points on the Heat in the fourth quarter of Game 1. He showed off the versatility that makes him the best scorer in the game — he back down the smaller Dwyane Wade and shot over him, he drained a three, he attack the rim in transition and threw it down.…

  14. What does Kevin Garnett want to see if he returns to Celtics?

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:16 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    A lot of teams are going to reach out to free agent Kevin Garnett, to see if he wants to wear a third uniform in his career. I don’t see that happening. As Romeo Void taught us long ago “never say never,” but it’s hard to picture KG doing anything but returning to the Celtics…

  15. Stern says owners would not approve Sacramento move. Yet.

    Jun 13, 2012, 9:48 AM EST

    George Maloof, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof

    I keep waiting for it. You keep waiting for it. Pretty much the entire city of Sacramento keeps waiting for it. While the owners the Maloof brothers keep saying they do not plan to move the Kings out of Sacramento, nobody believes them. They need a new arena but the family has killed not only…

  16. Bosh apparently wants to be booed, calls Thunder crowd, noise “regular”

    Jun 13, 2012, 8:50 AM EST

    Chris Bosh

    Chris Bosh wants to make sure LeBron James doesn’t get all the hate from the Thunder fans — he wants his share, too. He should get it now. The Chesapeake Energy Arena was rocking Tuesday night with blue-shirt clad Oklahomans who treat a Thunder game like a college football game — it is loud and…

  17. Durant admits he, Thunder were nervous before Game 1

    Jun 13, 2012, 8:05 AM EST

    Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant started out shooting 1-of-5. Russell Westbrook seemed to be trying to do too much. The Thunder were hanging around but no looking like the team that in the past couple weeks had easily knocked off the Spurs and Lakers. What happened? They were nervous. Kevin Durant owned up to it his postgame press…

  18. 2012 adidas Eurocamp: Day 3 recap

    Jun 13, 2012, 3:35 AM EST

    adidas Eurocamp Day 3

    The final day of adidas Eurocamp didn’t necessarily feature the camp’s best players, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t a few guys who made their presence felt. The camp’s top prospects were long gone by Day Three, with Evan Fournier, Tomas Satoransky, and even Nihad Djedovic all choosing to forego the last day’s activities.…

  19. Heat-Thunder Game 1: Miami didn’t choke; worse they were themselves

    Jun 13, 2012, 3:19 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    The easy mantra out of Game 1 of the NBA finals is that the Heat choked. LeBron choked in the fourth quarter. Again. But that’s not what happened. The reality is scarier for Heat fans. Miami was exactly who they are. Who they have been all season, all playoffs. And unless they can find a…

  20. Video: Kevin Durant’s Big throwdown over Chris Bosh

    Jun 13, 2012, 1:08 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    It’s really hard to pick one Kevin Durant highlight from this game to show. Really, we could just post the entire fourth quarter. But instead, we’ll go back to the second quarter, when KD drove the land and threw down a signature dunk over Chris Bosh. At the time it seemed a mirage, a moment…

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