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  1. Bulls’ Jimmy Butler dunks all over Chris Bosh (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    This was just one of the exclamation points from the Bulls win over Miami. In the third quarter Luol Deng was bringing the ball up on the break, Shane Battier cut off the drive and Deng went with the alley-oop pass and Jimmy Butler finished it — all over Chris Bosh. The crowd at the…

  2. Deron Williams stops play to give Reggie Evans high five

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets' Reggie Evans reaches for the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    As Reggie Evans worked toward 22 points and 26 rebounds last night – getting those numbers while playing fewer minutes than anyone since at least 1985-86 – I just wanted to give him a high five for all his effort. Deron Williams did. In the middle of a play. Via The Brooklyn Game: The problem…

  3. John Wall: I’m NBA’s fastest player

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

    John Wall, Mike Conley

    When two good players who play the same position play each other – as John Wall and Russell Westbrook did last night – they’re often asked about the other. Most players say something blandly positive about their opponent, satisfying the media with a nice sound bite. But put in that position, Wall didn’t bite. Michael…

  4. LeBron didn’t like physical play from Bulls. Too bad.

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    LeBron James had to know what was coming. Wednesday night was the 15th meeting between the Bulls and Heat since LeBron went to Miami and joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — and Chicago has had more success against the Heat than any other team. The Bulls were going to be physical with him. They…

  5. Brandon Jennings lashes out after fourth-quarter benching

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    Jom Boylan, Brandon Jennings.

    Brandon Jennings was 0-for-3 with no free-throw attempts and no rebounds through three quarters against the 76ers last night. That was also his final line, because Jim Boylan benched the Bucks point guard for the fourth quarter. Jennings didn’t take kindly to the move. Associated Press: “I don’t see any All-Stars in this locker room,”…

  6. Jeff Green’s game-winning layup completes Celtics comeback on Cavs (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

    Jeff Green, Paul Pierce

    Doc Rivers said before the game Wednesday he liked how consistently aggressive Jeff Green had been lately for the Celtics — that was always the thing with Green. His talent was never the question, but he could just blend into the background. With the Celtics needing someone to step up lately, he has. Including on…

  7. Chris Paul says Greivis Vasquez talks too much

    Mar 28, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

    Chris Paul, Greivis Vasquez, Blake Griffin

    Chris Paul and Greivis Vasquez appeared to jaw at each other in the final seconds of the Clippers’ 105-91 win over the Hornets on Wednesday. After the game, Paul was interviewed on the court during the Hornets’ broadcast. “He just talk way too much, man,” Paul said. “He talk too much. I don’t – he…

  8. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Heat finally lose, Knicks now streaking

    Mar 28, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    New York Knicks' Martin congratulates Anthony after being fouled by Memphis Grizzlies during their NBA basketball game in New York

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while trying to figure out what caused these pond circles … Bulls 101, Heat 97: It had to end sometime, and Wednesday was the night Miami finally lost after winning 27 straight, ending the second longest streak of victories in NBA history. We…

  9. Three Stars of the night: All Chicago Bulls edition

    Mar 28, 2013, 2:18 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    Ding Dong the Heat are dead… or at least their 27-game winning streak is. But because of it the Chicago Bulls are the toast of the NBA. So in their honor, here is an all-Chicago Three Stars of the Night. Third Star: Kirk Hinrich (7 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds) He isn’t here because of…

  10. Quotes, reactions from Heat, Bulls as streak comes to end

    Mar 28, 2013, 1:32 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls; Butler leaps in the air after making a three-point basket against Miami Heat during their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    It was a dramatic and — thanks to the fans at the United Center — loud end in Chicago to the Heat’s 27-game winning streak on Wednesday night. Here are the reactions from the players in the game as well as around the league. LeBron James “We had a moment. Just very fortunate, very humbled,…

  11. Heat’s win streak ended against their toughest foe

    Mar 28, 2013, 12:35 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Mohammed pressures Miami Heat's James during their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    The Miami Heat’s 27-game win streak was an incredible run – an uncanny mix of skill and timing. Let’s start with the timing. Since LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined forces, there are certain teams the Heat have owned. They’re a combined 59-0 against the Nets, Bobcats, Rockets, Timberwolves, 76ers, Suns, Kings and…

  12. LeBron picks up a flagrant foul after lowering the shoulder on a Caros Boozer screen (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2013, 12:34 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's James reacts after a call during their NBA basketball game against Chicago Bulls in Chicago

    As an isolated incident, this play where LeBron James decided to intentionally drop his shoulder and plow into a screen-setting Carlos Boozer doesn’t have much meaning. But given the point of the game when this occurred, and the fact that James was the one initiating the contact, it spoke volumes. With under four minutes remaining…

  13. Kirk Hinrich rips ball out of Bosh’s hands to help seal win (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

    Kirk Hinrich, Chris Bosh

    There were still a couple of minutes left in the game when this happened — there would be yet another push from the Heat — but this was the moment that it hit me this was really going to happen and the Heat had no miracle comeback this time: LeBron James missed a little step-back…

  14. Bulls put an end to Heat’s 27-game winning streak

    Mar 27, 2013, 11:33 PM 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 weren’t expecting to see their 27-game winning streak snapped in Chicago on Wednesday, due to the Bulls being shorthanded and playing without Joakim Noah, Rip Hamilton, and Marco Belinelli due to injury. But that’s the thing about winning streaks, and it’s also the reason that the NBA record of 33 straight wins set…

  15. David Lee assessed a retroactive flagrant foul for elbow that caused Dwight Howard to need stitches

    Mar 27, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard, David Lee

    Dwight Howard wasn’t at all pleased with David Lee following the Lakers’ loss to the Warriors on Monday, and it’s because of a play from Lee (seen in the video clip above) that caused Howard some discomfort. Howard was on the receiving end of an elbow from Lee, and to add insult to the injury,…

  16. Phil Jackson joins twitter, wants you to know he has rings

    Mar 27, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

    Phil Jackson

    When Phil Jackson would speak — before a game, after, in a separate interview — everyone read between the lines looking for his real meaning. Now we’re all going to do the same thing 140 characters at a time. Phil Jackson has joined twitter. And in a few hours had almost 75,000 followers. And his…

  17. Mavericks invite barber to Thursday’s potential break even game

    Mar 27, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki drives on Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin  during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    Back in February the Dallas Mavericks made a pact — they would grow beards until the team reached .500. It’s taken longer than expected and while some players jumped off the bandwagon a few — led by Dirk Nowitzki himself — have stayed true to the spirit of it. He’s shaggy. But that could change…

  18. Marc Gasol returns, will play Wednesday for Grizzlies

    Mar 27, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

    Marc Gasol

    UPDATE 7:12 pm: Well, that was fast — Marc Gasol is going to return to the Grizzlies lineup Wednesday night as they take on the Knicks in New York. Gasol knows his own body. But ab injuries like this can linger, he shouldn’t push it. Hopefully there isn’t a setback. This could be trouble for…

  19. Markieff Morris and Bill Self urged Suns to trade for Marcus Morris

    Mar 27, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    Psychological analytics is one of the next waves of in the NBA, and right now, analysts are collecting data to better predict which players will hold up (or even improve) under pressure, when players will develop chemistry and how players can be motivated. Whichever teams turn that data into useful information will have a huge…

  20. Rockets broadcaster’s parents killed in car crash

    Mar 27, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    This is just terrible news. The parents of Rockets play-by-play announcer Craig Ackerman have died in an auto accident in Sugar Land, Texas (a suburb of Houston). The team made the announcement and KHOU television had the details (hat tip to Royce Young and Eye on Basketball): Gerald Ackerman and Bonnie Ackerman, both 66, were…

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