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  1. Mavs reach .500, Dirk Nowitzki takes razor to beard (VIDEO)

    Apr 15, 2013, 8:41 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Back in February some Dallas Mavericks started growing beards — they were not going to shave until they got to .500. Finally, they got their Sunday night with a win in New Orleans — and it didn’t take a minute in the locker room for Dirk Nowitzki to pull out the razor and get that…

  2. Baseline-to-baseline recaps: Knicks wrap up two seed in the East, Lakers stay in playoff hunt with win over Spurs

    Apr 15, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard, Tim Duncan

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while planning for your digital afterlife … Heat 105, Bulls 93: The outcome of this game was no surprise, but the fact that the Bulls put up a fight after falling behind big in the second quarter showed why they’ll be a tough…

  3. It wasn’t pretty but Howard lifts Lakers within step of playoffs

    Apr 15, 2013, 1:53 AM EDT

    Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace, Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks

    LOS ANGELES — Maybe it was every Laker knowing they had to step up their game with Kobe Bryant sidelined. Maybe it was the desperation of a Lakers team trying to salvage something from a train wreck season, playing much harder than a Spurs team Gregg Popovich described as “floating” through the game Maybe it…

  4. Three Stars of the night: Harden, Iguodala, Howard set their teams up for playoffs

    Apr 15, 2013, 1:07 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard, Tim Duncan,Tiago Splitter, Danny Green

    With teams busting it for playoff position tonight we feature three guys that helped their team big time Sunday night and got them in better playoff position. Third Star: James Harden (29 points, 9 assists) Houston controls its own destiny — win out and they get the six seed (and don’t have to face the…

  5. Despite what his agent says,reportedly Doug Collins will not return to Philly

    Apr 14, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT

    Doug Collins

    Despite what his agent said hours before, Doug Collins is not returning to the Philadelphia 76ers. Sunday night Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported Collins told Philly ownership he would not return. Collins, 62, has one year left on a four-year deal, but has told management he won’t return in that job. Collins’ possible return…

  6. Jarrett Jack fined $25K for verbal abuse of an official after loss to Lakers

    Apr 14, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Jarrett Jack

    Jarrett Jack has been fined $25,000 for “verbal abuse of a game official,” the league announced on Sunday via official release. The incident occurred at the end of the Warriors’ close loss to the Lakers on Friday, the same game in which Kobe Bryant went down with a torn Achilles injury that ended his season.…

  7. Kenneth Faried is carried from the court after suffering ankle injury (VIDEO)

    Apr 14, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Less than three minutes into the Nuggets’ win over the Blazers on Sunday, another one of Denver’s starters had to be carried off the floor after suffering what appeared to be a serious injury. As seen in the video clip above, Kenneth Faried rolled his ankle on an attempt to elevate towards the basket, thanks…

  8. Trey Burke declares for NBA Draft

    Apr 14, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Trey Burke, John Beilein

    Michigan point guard Trey Burke considered turning pro last season. After returning to school, he was the best player in college basketball and led Michigan to the national-championship game. So, it should be no surprise he declared for the NBA Draft this time. Burke said he heard he might be picked in the top 15,…

  9. Rasheed Wallace may return for Knicks this week

    Apr 14, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Rasheed Wallace hasn’t played a game for the Knicks since mid-December due to a stress fracture that later required surgery, but he may be ready to come back just in time for New York’s trip to the postseason. From Marc Berman of the New York Post: Rasheed Wallace could play for the first time since…

  10. Bulls put up a fight before Heat eventually cruise to victory

    Apr 14, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

    Heat's Wade moves against Bulls' Hinrich in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami

    Chicago’s performance in Miami on Sunday was yet another in a long series of them that makes you believe that no team would look forward to playing the Bulls in a seven-game series. The Heat eventually cruised to a 105-93 victory, exacting some minor measure of revenge on the Bulls for beating Miami in Chicago…

  11. Dominique Wilkins’ advice to Kobe Bryant: Be patient

    Apr 14, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

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    Not many people can relate what Kobe Bryant is going through — an elite NBA player who tears his Achilles and is going to attempt a comeback in his mid-30s. Dominique Wilkins is one. On a January night in 1992, a 32-year-old Wilkins (who was averaging 28.1 points and 7 rebounds a game that season)…

  12. SNL parodies origin of NBA on NBC theme song, ‘Roundball Rock’ (VIDEO)

    Apr 14, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    NBA on NBC

    It’s an obscure topic for sketch comedy in 2013, considering that the broadcast partnership between the NBA and NBC ended in 2002. But it turned out to be gold once executed by the cast of Saturday Night Live. SNL takes us back to 1990, and gives us an idea of what the initial meeting between…

  13. Sunday playoff scenarios: Knicks can clinch East’s two seed

    Apr 14, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd

    A bunch of games on Sunday could have a big impact on playoff seedings — and for the Lakers and Jazz, who makes the playoffs. Let’s take a quick look around the league at what is at stake. EASTERN CONFERENCE The big game is Pacers visiting the Knicks — the Knicks win and they lock…

  14. Trevor Booker wants to show his talent – with Wizards or new team

    Apr 14, 2013, 12:19 PM EDT

    Trevor Booker, Serge Ibaka

    Trevor Booker has more double-doubles (2) than 30-minute games (1) this season. He’s been in and out of the Wizards’ rotation, a difficult situation for a 25-year-old entering the final year of his rookie contract. Via Ben Standig of CSN Washington: “Right now they’ve got me as a role player,” Booker said before Friday’s home…

  15. Kobe’s trainer says heavy minutes had nothing to do with his injury

    Apr 14, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni; Kobe Bryant

    In the hours following the devastating injury to Kobe Bryant, it was immediately fashionable (and on the surface, even logical) to pin the blame for it firmly on the shoulders of Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni. Bryant had been playing an insane amount of minutes recently in an attempt to drag his team into the…

  16. Heat to face Bucks in first round of the playoffs

    Apr 14, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks' Jennings looks in as Miami Heat's James tries to avoid Bucks' Moute in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    Even with only two or three games left in the regular season, most first round playoff matchups remain unconfirmed, and are likely to be in flux until the final standings have been cemented. Thanks to a combination of events on Saturday, we know of at least one playoff series that is officially set: The Miami…

  17. After complaining about it previously, LeBron says he’s looking forward to physical play from the Bulls

    Apr 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's James holds his face after a play as Chicago Bulls' Boozer looks on, during their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    The Heat will host the Bulls on Sunday, in what will be the NBA’s lone nationally televised contest of the day. It’s a revenge game for Miami of sorts, after the Bulls snapped the Heat’s 27-game winning streak in Chicago back on March 27. It isn’t known at this point whether the Heat, who have…

  18. Clippers move closer to home court advantage in first round of playoffs with win over Grizzlies

    Apr 13, 2013, 11:27 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol

    The Clippers got a huge win in terms of their possible playoff position on Saturday, by rolling into Memphis and taking down the Grizzlies 91-87. The victory puts L.A. in the driver’s seat for home court advantage in a potential first round matchup against these same Grizzlies, and gives the team a chance of moving…

  19. Bulls’ Rip Hamilton suspended one game for elbow he landed to the head of DeMar DeRozan (VIDEO)

    Apr 13, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls shooting guard Hamilton questions a call against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Charlotte

    Rip Hamilton has been suspended one game for “throwing an elbow and making contact with the face of” DeMar DeRozan during Chicago’s loss in Toronto on Friday, according to an official release. The incident, which can be seen in the video clip above, occurred with 5:33 remaining in the third quarter. Hamilton received a flagrant-two foul…

  20. Nate Robinson briefly loses his mind while trying to illegally steal a jump ball (VIDEO)

    Apr 13, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls Nate Robinson picks up a loose ball under Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry in Toronto

    During the fourth quarter of the Bulls’ loss to the Raptors on Friday, Nate Robinson found himself in a jump ball situation against Rudy Gay. Given the fact that Gay is listed at 6’8″ and Robinson is listed at 5’9,” Nate realized that he probably wasn’t going to win the tap, so he came up…

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