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  1. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Kings take Heat two overtimes

    Feb 27, 2013, 8:41 AM EDT

    LeBron James,

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while scrolling through the Florida Man twitter feed…. Heat 141, Kings 129 (2OT): What looked like a blowout on paper ended up being the best game of the night. The Kings may deny it was a moral victory for them, but it was.…

  2. Blake Griffin put on a dunking exhibition against Bobcats (VIDEO)

    Feb 27, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Bismack Biyombo

    If you’re going to beat the Clippers, you have to take away their ability to get easy baskets. The Bobcat’s didn’t. Blake Griffin was catching lobs and throwing them down all night from Chris Paul against the Charlotte “defense” and that was one of a few reasons the Clippers cruised to a 106-84 win. Above…

  3. Three Stars of the Night: Not Enough Help Edition

    Feb 27, 2013, 1:44 AM EDT

    Golden State's Curry chews his mouthpiece against Indiana during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    No one really remembers the numbers guys get in losing efforts. Those numbers usually seem hollow; they come off as not worthy of mention. Tonight, though, we honor those guys who put up big numbers in a losing effort. Because as those guys showed out and did their best to help their team win, they…

  4. After Sixers hit new low, coach Doug Collins rants about players’ effort

    Feb 27, 2013, 12:43 AM EDT

    Doug Collins

    What has been an ugly season for the Philadelphia 76ers hit a new low Tuesday — they got crushed by the worst team in the NBA, your Orlando Magic. The Sixers shot 39.5 percent for the game, lost 98-84 and it wasn’t that close. Afterwards Doug Collins was dumbstruck by his team’s poor effort. And…

  5. LeBron back to putting on pregame dunking exhibition (VIDEO)

    Feb 26, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    BKN-NBA-HEAT-NETS

    I’m not kidding — if you have tickets to go see the Heat, don’t be a Miami fan that is too cool and shows up after the first five minutes, get there early for the pregame dunk show the team puts on. The cameras were on LeBron James Tuesday and he didn’t disappoint. Well, he…

  6. Roy Hibbert ejected in dust up with Steph Curry, Warriors

    Feb 26, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

    Indiana's Roy Hibbert moves on New York's Tyson Chandler during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Roy Hibbert, your suspension will come down tomorrow. Hibbert and David Lee got into a shoving match in the middle of the fourth quarter of the Pacers/Warriors game Tuesday that quickly escalated with everybody on the court jumping in. It was a scrum that saw Stephen Curry get thrown around like a rag doll by…

  7. Lakers GM says front office was impatient because Buss was ill

    Feb 26, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

    Lakers starters chat during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    If there was one thing the Lakers front office did well through the entire Jerry Buss era was be patient, pick their spots then be aggressive when it was best suited for them. Which is why the past year — getting an aging Steve Nash plus Dwight Howard, then firing a coach five games into…

  8. The legend of how Jerry Buss helped keep the Jazz in Utah

    Feb 26, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Jerry Buss Hall of Fame

    Sorry Lakers fans, this does not mean the Jazz “owe you one” and will tank so you can make the playoffs. But in all the tributes and stories that poured in about the Lakers late owner Jerry Buss in recent weeks, this was one of the more interesting. Back in 1985 then owner Sam Batiste…

  9. Derek Fisher doesn’t plan to retire. Why would you think that?

    Feb 26, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

    Derek Fisher was back in Oklahoma City Tuesday, practicing with the Thunder, readying for another playoff run. He will be suited up and ready to go on Wednesday when the Thunder host the Hornets. When Fisher walks on the court, he will be wearing No. 6 — as in he is on a quest for…

  10. Bucks suspend Samuel Dalembert for one game

    Feb 26, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT

    Samuel Dalembert

    Samuel Dalembert — the Bucks backup big man who drew some interest at the trade deadline but not enough for Milwaukee to move him — has been suspended by the team for one game, the team announced. He will sit out Tuesday night when the Bucks face the Mavericks. The reason is the popular and…

  11. Carmelo Anthony won’t be suspended for hit to the head on Spencer Hawes (VIDEO)

    Feb 26, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    New York Knicks forward Anthony reacts after being fouled by the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Midway through the third quarter of the Knicks’ win over the Sixers on Sunday, Carmelo Anthony apparently was done wrestling with Spencer Hawes. After the two were battling for position for most of the possession, and once the shot went up, Anthony smacked Hawes in the back of the head with his right hand, and…

  12. What are the odds the Lakers catch the Jazz, make playoffs?

    Feb 26, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Maybe Kobe Bryant had reason to be confident. Entering play Tuesday night the Lakers are the nine seed in the West, 3 games back of 8 seed Houston and 3.5 back of the 7 seed Jazz. Lakers fans look at those numbers and think, “we can make that up.” But it’s not going to be…

  13. Tony Parker will return to Spurs lineup Wednesday

    Feb 26, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

    Hopefully Tony Parker learned his lesson — you can’t hide anything from Gregg Popovich. Parker tried to hide his triceps injury but word eventually got back to Popovich who sat his best player to get him some rest and get him healthy. According to Jeff McDonald of the Express-News tweets Parker will be back on…

  14. Krzyzewski reiterates he is done as Team USA coach

    Feb 26, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

    Image (1) Krzyzewski-thumb-250x375-11418.jpg for post 1910

    Okay Jerry Colangelo, time to bury the hatchet and go have a serious conversation with Gregg Popovich. If that requires a little groveling on your part, then grovel. But Mike Krzyzewski reiterated again Tuesday on Dan Patrick’s radio show that he is done as Team USA coach (forward to the 9:15 mark of the video…

  15. Rodman being basketball ambassador to North Korea barely makes his craziest Top 10

    Feb 26, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

    Rodman wedding dress

    Dennis Rodman — Hall of Fame basketball player and Hall of Fame wild personality — is back in the news. Actually, I’m not sure the legendary Piston and Bull (among others) was really ever out of the news. But he’s making headlines again as he is in North Korea? For fun, let’s take a look…

  16. UPDATE: League rescinds Kobe’s Monday technical, now three away from suspension

    Feb 26, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago Bulls

    UPDATE 1:19 pm: Kobe Bryant was right, the league has rescinded Kobe’s technical from Monday night. Kobe was complaining about not getting a call (shocking!) right at the end of the half on a half-court heave. You don’t get that call unless someone goes Jadeveon Clowney in tackling the shooter. But it wasn’t the ref…

  17. Kyrie Irving out Tuesday night for Cavs with knee injury

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    Kyrie Irving’s knee was part of the issue Sunday when the All-Star point guard shot 6-of-16 and wasn’t himself on the court. Part of that can be attributed to playing the Miami Heat and their athletic perimeter defense, but Irving didn’t look right. Turns out his knee wasn’t. And so the Cavaliers are going to…

  18. JaVale McGee swats Kobe Bryant (VIDEO)

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets ran the Lakers out of the building last night, and big man JaVale McGee had a lot to do with it. In just 23 minutes, McGee was pretty dominant with 7 points, 7 boards, 4 blocks and 2 steals. McGee’s leaping ability made Dwight Howard look ordinary, and that’s no easy feat. On…

  19. Watch vintage Bill Russell leap player at free throw line (VIDEO)

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

    Bill Russell Red

    There’s a perception that today’s athletes are so much better than years past that it’s not a fair comparison. And in honesty, the average NBA player now is taller, faster and better conditioned than the players of eras gone by. But if you think the elite players back in the day would fall short in…

  20. Carlesimo admits benching Lopez against Grizzlies was mistake

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    Brook Lopez, P.J. Carlesimo

    Brook Lopez was in a mini-slump following All-Star Weekend in Houston. That happens. The players are pulled 50 different directions during the day and then there are parties every night. But a week after that game, on Sunday night, the Nets were locked in a low-scoring affair with the Memphis Grizzlies, a team with a…

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