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  1. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Joe Johnson is the man

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:07 AM EDT

    P.J. Carlesimo, C.J. Watson, Joe Johnson

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching the residents of Harlem say the Harlem Shake meme has nothing to do with the Harlem Shake…. Nets 113, Bucks 111 (OT): Joe Johnson is clutch — so far this season he is 8-for-9 shooting with less than 30 seconds remaining…

  2. Three Stars of the Night: No Average Joes

    Feb 20, 2013, 2:11 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets Johnson smiles on the bench after leaving their NBA basketball game against Oklahoma City Thunder, in Oklahoma City

    Wasn’t Monday night awful? No NBA games being played brought back some serious lockout flashbacks, but Tuesday night was just the remedy. Nine games were on the slate to welcome us back from the All-Star break, and there were some impressive performances put up. Tony Parker rattled off 30 points and 11 assists in a…

  3. Trade rumor roundup: Lots of talk Tuesday, no action

    Feb 20, 2013, 2:10 AM EDT

    Josh Smith

    We warned you this could be a slow trade deadline — with the new CBA kicking in fully next summer teams are concerned about both the more regressive tax and the repeater taxes for going over the luxury tax line. Meaning teams that might normally take on more salary simply are hesitant now. Here is…

  4. Nets’ Joe Johnson hits three to send game to OT, then beats Bucks with game winner (VIDEO)

    Feb 19, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

    Joe Johnson Nets Game winner

    Joe Johnson can have some coffee. He can close. As evidence, we will first present the three he hit to send the game to overtime against the Bucks on Tuesday night. Then in overtime, he drained the game winner as the buzzer sounded. Johnson crossed up a really good defender in Luc Richard Mbah a…

  5. Scoreboard malfunction has Raptors/Wizards looking old school

    Feb 19, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

    Raptors Wizards scoreboard

    We are slaves to our technology — when it goes bad we feel like we’re back in the middle ages. Or in the case of the Verizon center in Washington Tuesday night, the 1970s NBA. The arena’s main scoreboard was malfunctioning, as were the 24-second clocks over the basket at both ends. And the buzzer.…

  6. Tuesday And-1 Links: Kevin Garnett doing yoga. He’s centered.

    Feb 19, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

    Celtics forward Garnett grins after a jump shot in the closing minutes in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta

    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. • We open with Kevin Garnett doing yoga. • Great stuff from before the…

  7. David Stern sets the stage for final leg of the Sacramento Kings saga

    Feb 19, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

    NBA Commissioner David Stern listens at a news conference before the All Star slam dunk competition during the NBA basketball All-Star weekend in Houston

    There is a lot to understand when it comes to the potential sale of Sacramento Kings.  As NBA commissioner David Stern laid out Saturday, the 29 owners deciding the Kings’ future home face a complex story involving a great ownership group in Seattle and a compelling story out of Sacramento. Seattle’s ownership group already has…

  8. Like every other GM right now, Danny Ainge says not to expect a deal

    Feb 19, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    Danny Ainge

    If you only believed the public comments of NBA GMs, no trade was ever going to happen in the NBA. To make sure they have some leverage, they all say nothing is likely to happen. They talk but their not interested. Danny Ainge is the king of that — he’s had some conversations about everyone…

  9. Danny Granger’s return soon… but not Wednesday

    Feb 19, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Indiana Pacers are one of a couple teams that could be a threat to the Heat in the East, but they need more offense and depth to do it. Which is why the return of last year’s leading scorer Danny Granger could be huge. That return will be soon, likely this week, but not…

  10. Jerry West talks about his time working with Jerry Buss (VIDEO)

    Feb 19, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

    Long Beach State v UCLA

    Among the many smart moves Jerry Buss made as owner of the Lakers was to make Jerry West his right hand basketball guy for so many years, through much of the “Showtime” era. While a lot of superstars struggle to make the transition to an after-basketball role — playing is instinctual, the front office is…

  11. Phil Jackson says he’s not coaching again; Lakers running wrong offense

    Feb 19, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    Phil Jackson is a man with strong convictions. That comes through in a conversation with Jack McCallum of Sports Illustrated. One where Jackson says most of the league just mimics each other rather than run their own system. That’s why he likes Gregg Popovich and the Spurs, they play their way. Jackson also reiterated what…

  12. Report: Bucks, Magic talking Mbah a Moute for Redick

    Feb 19, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Orlando Magic

    Milwaukee has appeared to be very active as the trade deadline at 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday approaches. Their starting backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis are free agents this summer — in the case of Jennings it is restricted and the Bucks can match. But they are listening to offers and talking about…

  13. Report: Greg Oden to put off signing deal until this summer

    Feb 19, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

    Greg Oden

    Greg Oden is taking his time. When word of his comeback attempt started to pick up steam a lot of teams had some interest. And when a lot of teams have some interest the pressure for them to get a deal done fast increases — we better sign him before somebody grabs him. But Oden…

  14. Andrew Bynum shows off… interesting hair style; says he’ll practice in 1-2 weeks

    Feb 19, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum's hair, via Jordan Raanan on twitter. 
https://twitter.com/JordanRaanan

    To the right you see Andrew Bynum’s new hairstyle when he met with the media on Tuesday. Words fail me. Decide for yourself. As for the ever-fluctuating timetable for his return to the Sixers, well, he might start practicing with the team. Soon. Probably. From the twitter of John Finger of CSNPhilly.com. Bynum says he…

  15. Report: Bulls considering Rip Hamilton move to save money

    Feb 19, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks

    The Chicago Bulls have never paid the NBA luxury tax. This year would be the first year ever… unless they make a trade. The theory goes that the clock is starting for the repeater tax so if the Bulls are just a little over the tax now they shouldn’t go over it for this season.…

  16. Latest buzz: Monta Ellis for Josh Smith? I’m not so sure.

    Feb 19, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

    Josh Smith of the Atlanta  Hawks walks off the court against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    For a trade to come to fruition, both teams have to feel like they are winning, that they are improving. Sometimes as fans we can look at a trade from our team’s perspective and think, “this is a great deal” while the other side would say “are you kidding?” With that we bring you the…

  17. Report: Dwight Howard mocked Kobe Bryant in All-Star locker room

    Feb 19, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Let’s start out right here — take this report with a grain of salt. Actually, a handful of kosher salt. I say that because there was no buzz about this in Houston. I say take the salt because every NBA reporter in America who breaks these kind of stories was in Houston and it leaked…

  18. Dennis Rodman talks Celebrity Apprentice, Jerry Buss with Leno (VIDEO)

    Feb 19, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

    Dennis Rodman

    Dennis Rodman, wearing a jacket that would make Craig Sager jealous, swung by the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday night. He talked about his new children’s book and what he’s been doing. But when asked about Dr. Jerry Buss, Rodman almost breaks down in tears, saying he was like his dad. They also…

  19. Detroit made its big trade already, don’t expect another

    Feb 19, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

    Jose Calderon

    The Detroit Pistons have made a big move — Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye are out, Jose Calderon is in (part of the three team Rudy Gay trade). So as the trade deadline approaches, Pistons fans shouldn’t expect another big move, reports the Detroit Free Press. One source even said: “You have already had the…

  20. Sixers not looking to make big trade as they wait for Bynum

    Feb 19, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    The plan in Philadelphia before the season started was to put Andrew Bynum on the court with Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner and see what they’ve got. That’s still the plan. Eventually. Bynum’s still not back so the most basic questions the Sixers have remain unanswered. So don’t expect the Sixers to go making a…

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