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  1. Metta World Peace tweets apology to Harden for elbow

    Apr 23, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers

    It’s not exactly a traditional apology like your mother used to make your say to your Aunt when you said at age 10 you hated her cooking, but clearly the gravity of what Metta World Peace did has hit him. Here is what he tweeted Sunday evening. As I’ve said, I don’t think this was…

  2. Hawks’ Horford says he doesn’t expect to return for playoffs

    Apr 23, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

    Al Horford

    The path for Atlanta to beat Boston in the first round of the playoffs just got harder. The Hawks are going to have to do it without their best player, center Al Horford. He had been out for much of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The hope was that he could return for…

  3. Nets 35 years in New Jersey comes to end tonight

    Apr 23, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    julius-erving

    There is a history lost tonight. It is Dr. J flying through the air. It is the ABA. It is Jason Kidd leading a team to consecutive NBA finals. It is a string of hard luck breaks. For 35 years they have been the New Jersey Nets. Tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark will…

  4. Report: Lou Williams to opt out of deal, become free agent

    Apr 23, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

    Shelvin Mack, Lou Williams

    If James Harden were not James Harden and the runaway winner for Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams could win that award. He comes off the bench to lead Philadelphia in scoring — the first bench guy to lead a team in scoring since Dell Curry (or as Stephen calls him, pops) — and…

  5. Monday And-1 links: Kevin Love shut down for season

    Apr 23, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Kevin Love, Eduardo Najera

    Here is our daily 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. • Kevin Love will sit out the final two games of the regular season…

  6. Report: Dwight Howard will ask for trade this summer

    Apr 23, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    I’ll say this up front — take this report with a whole handful of salt. This situation is more complex and fluid that just simple ultimatums. But on ESPN, Stephen A. Smith said he has heard Howard will ask out this summer (via IamaGM.com). “The minute this season is over, according to what I am…

  7. Kevin Durant says LeBron James should win MVP

    Apr 23, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

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    Somehow I can see people trying to spin this into another sign that Kevin Durant walks on water and LeBron James is a horrible person, but here it goes. The MVP race is down to James and Durant — and Durant think LeBron should win it, he told the Oklahoman. “He deserves all the love…

  8. NBA playoff picture: East pretty much set, West not so much

    Apr 23, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

    Taj Gibson

    There are just four days of NBA games left and a lot is left to be decided in the playoffs. Well, at least in the Western Conference. The East is pretty much locked up, and although the cement has not fully dried on all the games, we have a pretty good idea what the matchups…

  9. Video: Clippers Reggie Evans with terrible soccer flop

    Apr 23, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Reggie Evans

    If you ever see the Clippers Reggie Evans in person your first thought is that he is an absolute tank of a man. He is one of the handful of guys you see in an NBA locker room and think he could play in the NFL. Which makes the blatant flop above all the more…

  10. Andrew Bynum skipping Olympics… so who is in for USA?

    Apr 23, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

    When Dwight Howard went under the knife and sacrificed his summer, the speculation began — who gets his spot on Team USA for the London Olympics this summer? It pretty much guaranteed that Knicks big man Tyson Chandler is in now. He was on the bubble before, but now he is a must as the…

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Knicks, Heat win, can start thinking showdown

    Apr 23, 2012, 8:06 AM EDT

    Tristan Thompson, Amare Stoudemire

    What you missed while figuring out why ice cream causes brain freeze… Lakers 114, Thunder 106 (2OT): There was a game, too, not just an elbow. The Lakers got a win that can give them some confidence for a potential playoff meeting between these teams — but can they replicate this recipe for success? Our…

  12. Warriors’ Curry, Bogut both to have ankle surgery

    Apr 23, 2012, 1:58 AM EDT

    nba-lockout-curry

    If both Andrew Bogut and Stephen Curry come back healthy next season and play up to the level of their pre-injury selves, Golden State is going to be a pretty good team. To that end — or maybe as a red flag about those hopes, depending on how you view it — both Bogut and…

  13. Lakers get huge double overtime win over Thunder…. without Harden

    Apr 22, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Russell Westbrook

    The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday, 112-106. In five years, that’s all that will remain from this game, in searched box scores. Those are the facts. But what happened is such a bigger story. I’ve been sitting here struggling to find a way to accurately portray this game. Can you deny…

  14. Harden has concussion, World Peace apologizes for “unintentional” elbow

    Apr 22, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT

    Metta World Peace

    That is a whole lot of follow through for something unintentional. That blow above gave James Harden a concussion, according to Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman. Which means to get back on the court he is going to have to be cleared by the league neurologist after passing a battery of tests. That could happen…

  15. Metta World Peace ejected for Flagrant Two elbow to James Harden’s head

    Apr 22, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT

    Metta World Peace

    It was not calculated. It was intentional. It was excessive. And man, was it brutal. In the second quarter of the Thunder’s game against Oklahoma City, Ron Artest/Metta World Peace drove for a dunk and slammed it home. He began to celebrate by pounding his head. James Harden wound up behind him. And then… Good…

  16. Gerald Green only has part of his ring finger on his right hand. Wait, what?

    Apr 22, 2012, 2:57 PM EDT

    Gerald Green

    Things slip by you when you try and cover the entirety of this league. There’s this just so much to go on, so many stories, so many unbelievable events, personalities, and stories. Like the fact that Nets guard-forward Gerald Green is missing a significant portion of the ring finger on his right hand. Wait, what?…

  17. Dwyane Wade suffers dislocated finger, don’t expect him back until playoffs

    Apr 22, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade listens to the national anthem before their NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Miami

    Last night in the Heat’s loss to the lowly Washington Wizards, in a game where LeBron James and Chris Bosh sat out for rest, Dwyane Wade suffered a finger injury. The Heat later confirmed the injury as a dislocated finger, pending tests. The good news is that X-rays revealed no fracture. It’s just dislocated, and…

  18. Five things to watch: Thunder-Lakers

    Apr 22, 2012, 11:44 AM EDT

    Russell Westbrook, Matt Barnes

    The playoff race is heating up and with the Lakers battling for the division and the third seed and the Thunder haggling with the Spurs over the top seed in the West, Sunday’s game is the rare late season meeting with meaning. The Lakers need to get a win to lock in no-worse than fifth…

  19. Tyreke Evans is not cool with how the Kings have handled him

    Apr 22, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Tyreke Evans

    SI.com reports: Tyreke Evans‘ agent, Arn Tellem, made a rare appearance tonight to express his concerns about the former Rookie of the Year’s role. He met with Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie, Evans’ brother, Reggie, and another Tellem rep as well. Source close to Evans says he’s frustrated with how marginalized he’s become. Evans’ reps are…

  20. LeBron, Bosh out for Heat… then Wade dislocates finger and LeBron may play

    Apr 21, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James and Wade look on during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago

    LeBron James, as well as Chris Bosh, was supposed to get a night off Saturday against the Wizards. Which is like a night off anyway. But that’s not how it worked out. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra decided to sit LeBron and Bosh as part of his “maintenance” — read: resting — plan. While there is…

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