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  1. Baseline to Baseline recaps: LeBron, Wade enough for Heat

    Feb 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Rockets Heat Basketball

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while trying out your stylish new Get Smart shoe-phone…. Heat 114, Rockets 108: What a fun finish. After collapsing in the finals last year against the Heat, James Harden exacted a little personal revenge. Harden was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring 36 points…

  2. Three Stars of the Night: Wade channels 2006 for a game

    Feb 7, 2013, 1:34 AM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, Toney Douglas

    Should you have to lead your team to victory to make it into our nightly three stars tribute? I say no. But it helps. If you are someone like Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday with 31 points and 9 rebounds in a losing effort, you can still make the list. Well, he didn’t because I put…

  3. Stan Van Gundy clarifies: John Wall is good, just not a franchise guy

    Feb 7, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

    John Wall

    How many true franchise players are there in the NBA? Guys that right now you could build a franchise around with them as your star and anchor? In an interview last summer, Bobcats GM Rich Cho said that by his methodology there were less than 10. I think that’s about right — obviously you can…

  4. Dwyane Wade still has hops, shows it on reverse dunk (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's Wade is defended by Houston Rockets' Parsons during their NBA basketball game in Miami

    Dwyane Wade may not be able to bring it every night like he could back in 2006, but he can still bring it. And he brought it against the Rockets — 31 points, eight assists, five rebounds, four steals and two blocks. He was attacking and that led to him getting 13 free throws on…

  5. Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson out for season with knee injury

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT

    Jason Richardson

    The race for the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference might be won by whichever team can simply stay healthy. Boston has obviously suffered big blows, but Philadelphia is right there with them. Already missing Thaddeus Young for three weeks because of a hamstring strain and Andrew Bynum for who knows how long, the Sixers received even…

  6. Stern confirms Seattle group has filed for relocation of Kings

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

    File photo of NBA Commissioner Stern speaks in New York

    While officials and leaders in Sacramento are digging in for a fight to save their team, the efforts of the potential new owners to move the Kings to Seattle for next season are moving ahead. NBA Commissioner David Stern confirmed Wednesday that the Chris Hansen/Steve Baller ownership group — which has an agreement to buy…

  7. Wednesday And-1 links: The YOLO All-Star team

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson goes to the basket against Brooklyn Nets' Keith Bogans during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    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. • The incomparable Lang Whitaker put together his YOLO All-Star team for GQ. You…

  8. Andrea Bargnani back Wednesday… just in time to shop him

    Feb 6, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT

    Andrea+Bargnani

    Time to celebrate Toronto, Andrea Bargnani is back. Okay, maybe not celebrate. But if the Raptors have any chance of trading him at the deadline — and there isn’t that much of a chance, people have seen him play — they need to get him on the court and remind teams of what Bargnani can…

  9. Pau Gasol has partial tear of plantar fascia, out at least six weeks

    Feb 6, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Gasol falls to the floor with an injury to his right leg in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn

    You can take all your Pau Gasol deadline trade deals and walk them over to the trash can… Gasol will be out for six weeks with a partially torn plantar fascia, tweets Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. The Lakers confirmed he is out but refused to provide a timetable until he gets a second opinion. But…

  10. Durant admits he needs to “shut up,” stop getting technicals

    Feb 6, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Three

    Kevin Durant has become a complainer — the “nicest guy in the NBA” has joined the superstar trend of complaining about calls to the referees. And the yapping has cost him — he is tied for the league lead with 9 technicals. The other guys on the list are notorious complainers — Carmelo Anthony, Matt…

  11. Stern says he expects HGH blood tests in NBA in year

    Feb 6, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

    needle, syringe, drug

    There is a sense around the NBA that performance-enhancing drugs are not an issue in the NBA the way they have shown to be in baseball and football. Ask around the league and you generally get a “never seen it, never heard of it really” response from players and front office types. Consider me skeptical.…

  12. Report: Spurs frontrunners to trade for Al Jefferson

    Feb 6, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    Al Jefferson

    It is widely expected the Utah Jazz are going to trade one of their two big men before the trade deadline — Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are both in the last year of their contracts and they are not both coming back. The Spurs are in the lead to land Jefferson, reports long-time hoops…

  13. Will Rockets make run at Andrew Bynum this summer? Will others?

    Feb 6, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    It’s part of the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement — it is better financially for a potential free agent to become a free agent and re-sign with his team than to just sign an extension. So even if a sure max player has no intention of leaving a team, he has to at least dip…

  14. Danilo Gallinari with ridiculous shot to seal Nuggets win (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari celebrates a score past the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game in Denver

    The Bucks led most of last night’s game in Denver, but the Nuggets closed out on a 19-4 run that got them the win. What was the dagger — or at least the moment that made you say “this is Denver’s night” — came when Danilo Gallinari hit that shot. Gallinari has played well of…

  15. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin out again Wednesday vs. Magic

    Feb 6, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers have struggled of late going 2-6 in their eight games without Chris Paul in the lineup. They are 0-1 when Blake Griffin is out as well. We’ll see what happens in CP3s ninth game out Wednesday, although it’s against a team even more banged up — Orlando. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are…

  16. Report: Milwaukee shopping Samuel Dalembert

    Feb 6, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    Samuel Dalembert

    After a month where Samuel Dalembert was all but out of the Bucks rotation, he has played more than 20 minutes in three of the team’s last five games. That included a 35-point, 12 rebound performance against the Nuggets on Tuesday night. Are the Bucks showcasing Dalembert for a potential trade? Marc Stein of ESPN…

  17. Report: Allen Iverson loses Atlanta mansion in foreclosure

    Feb 6, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

    Allen Iverson

    There have been a lot of reports over the years about the state of Allen Iverson’s finances, some suggesting he is in a serious hole. This latest report — that he lost his Atlanta mansion, which was foreclosed on and auctioned off — seems to back that side of the tale up. From TMZ.com (via…

  18. Kevin Garnett on trade rumors: “I bleed green; I die green.”

    Feb 6, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    While Kevin Garnett trade rumors seem to fly around everywhere — the latest is Denver was interested in him but he was not in them — it’s not like most trades because KG is a Celtic icon who has a no-trade clause. He can shoot down any deal. And he doesn’t sound like a guy…

  19. Watch Houston Rockets knock down 23 threes (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

    James Harden

    If you give an NBA player a good look from three, they will knock a high percentage down. So if Golden State wants to blame anyone for Houston’s three-point barrage against it — 23 made threes, tying the NBA record for most made threes in a game — they can blame themselves. Watch the video…

  20. Alicia Keys to perform at halftime of NBA All-Star Game

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

    Singer Keys performs the National Anthem prior to start of NFL Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans

    Fresh off hitting the over with her lounge-style rendition of the national anthem at the Super Bowl, Alicia Keys is taking over the NBA All-Star Game as the halftime entertainment. Keys, who has 14 Grammys at home, likely will be doing some songs off her new album “Girl on Fire” (including probably the title track)…

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