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  1. Four 3-1 series, do we see four series closeouts Tuesday? No.

    May 8, 2012, 1:47 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Boston Celtics - Game Four

    Four games — every one of them featuring a team up 3-1 in a best-of-seven series. Tuesday night could see four series close out in the NBA playoffs. Not likely. We’re not sure who, but someone will push the series forward to a Game 6. One team will lose some days off to rest. That…

  2. Steve Nash named GM of Canadian national team

    May 8, 2012, 12:52 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    Steve Nash is moving into a front office job. Well, not yet in the NBA. He’ll be courted as a free agent this summer and land in New York or Dallas or stay in Phoenix, but he’ll play a few more years. Instead, he is taking over a front office role with the Canadian basketball…

  3. Cuban says new labor agreement forced Dallas changes

    May 8, 2012, 12:26 PM EST

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    Here’s the thing, he’s right. Mostly. Before the Dallas Mavericks were swept out of the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Cuban went on the defensive talking to the media. He had heard the statements from the media and others saying he and his franchise gave up winning the title the day they didn’t re-sign…

  4. Tuesday And-1 links: Joe Johnson wants the rock more

    May 8, 2012, 11:09 AM EST

    Joe Johnson

    Here is our daily 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. • Joe Johnson wants more touches in the Hawks offense. He only had 8…

  5. Report: Dwyane Wade up in air about London Olympics

    May 8, 2012, 9:51 AM EST

    Dwyane Wade Team USA Olympics

    Team USA has already lost some guys who would have played key roles at the London Olympics — Dwight Howard in the middle and Derrick Rose at the point. Now another key contributor could drop out, reports David Aldridge at NBA.com (via Hoopshype). Dwyane Wade sounded slightly less than 100 percent certain he’ll be in…

  6. Add Patrick Ewing to list of interviewees for Bobcats job

    May 8, 2012, 8:06 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v San Antonio Spurs

    The Bobcats are apparently talking to all the top assistants at the front of the line for a head-coaching job. First Mike Malone of Golden State, then soon Brian Shaw of Indiana (when his team’s playoff run ends)… And now add Patrick Ewing of the Orlando Magic. So reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. The Bobcats…

  7. Once again Clippers/Grizzlies play it close. Once again Clips have too much Chris Paul.

    May 8, 2012, 3:37 AM EST

    Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

    Again it was physical and nasty game. Again it was close at the end. Again the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies fought like two evenly matched teams that just don’t like each other. This time it went all the way to overtime. And Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said it was the same thing that…

  8. Video: Metta World Peace tells Conan he has not called Harden

    May 8, 2012, 12:08 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers

    Metta World Peace went on the Conan O’Brien Show Monday night, his first sit down interview since his seven game suspension for the elbow to the head of James Harden on the second to last game of the regular season. World Peace said he had not contacted Harden yet because the two could — actually,…

  9. Spurs sweep Jazz in Game 4: the Plague moves on as the youngsters have a lot to learn

    May 7, 2012, 11:16 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

    Thank God that’s over with. Spurs win 87-81. The Spurs swept the Jazz Monday night in a contest where the Spurs controlled the entire game. The Jazz made a late run based mostly on the hustle of DeMarre Carroll, but it fell short went the Spurs picked off a pass and Manu Ginobili daggered the…

  10. Lionel Hollins heaps praise on Chris Paul, but could he defend him?

    May 7, 2012, 10:12 PM EST

    Lionel Hollins

    Chris Paul is the reason the Clippers are up 2-1 on the Memphis Grizzlies going into Game 4. With Tony Allen slowed by a knee injury, Memphis has not been able to disrupt anything he wants to do. Could Memphis coach Lionel Hollins have slowed him back in the day? Hollins is a former NBA…

  11. Report: Warriors’ Malone, Pacers’ Shaw interview with Bobcats

    May 7, 2012, 8:52 PM EST

    Mike Malone

    UPDATE 8:52 pm: You can add another of the elite assistant coaches to the Bobcats list — Brian Shaw of the Indiana Pacers. So reports Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated, however that interview may take a while. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, permission was neither granted nor denied for Shaw to…

  12. Video: 23 years ago today Jordan hit The Shot over Ehlo

    May 7, 2012, 7:45 PM EST

    Michael Jordan

    It is one of the iconic moments we remember of Michael Jordan — his game-winning playoff shot to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he is fading left but is able to hang in the air until Craig Ehlo slides past. He buried the hero shot under pressure. He leaps in the air and we all…

  13. The only series worth watching, Grizzlies try to get even with Clippers

    May 7, 2012, 6:32 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers' Paul celebrates with Griffin after Griffin scored against the Memphis Grizzlies during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    In a kind of washout of a first round of the NBA playoffs, the Clippers vs. Grizzlies has been the only series completely watchable for anyone other than diehard fans. (The Oklahoma City wins over Dallas were not bad, but that was a sweep.) This series saw Los Angeles come back from 27 down to…

  14. Baron Davis has torn ACL and MCL, this may be it for him

    May 7, 2012, 5:42 PM EST

    Baron Davis Warriors

    There were times when Baron Davis was as good a playmaker, as entertaining a point guard in the NBA — remember how he played when he led Golden State to the first-round upset of the Dallas Mavericks in 2007? He had the gift of court vision, and even in his frustrating later years on the…

  15. Can Jazz come back on Spurs? They will go big to try.

    May 7, 2012, 4:32 PM EST

    Jazz center Jefferson is defended by Spurs center Duncan, forward Leonard and guard Parker during their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff game in San Antonio

    Here is why I am convinced not even the Jazz think they are going to come back from 3-0 down to hand the Spurs a historic upset. Look at what Utah big man Al Jefferson said to the San Antonio Express-News. “I just think we’re playing against a team that is at its peak,” Jefferson…

  16. Lakers are going to have to pony up to keep Sessions, Hill

    May 7, 2012, 4:03 PM EST

    Jordan Hill

    When the Lakers traded for Ramon Sessions, the thought was long-term not short. They knew he could opt out at the end of this season and become a free agent and that they might have to pay to keep him. But the surprising play they have gotten from Jordan Hill these playoffs has given them…

  17. Mavs vote not to give Odom playoff share; but you can trade for him

    May 7, 2012, 1:58 PM EST

    Lamar Odom

    The Dallas Mavericks are going to get a little playoff money — not much at all considering their first round sweep — but Lamar Odom isn’t going to see any of it. Mavericks teammates voted not to give Odom a share of the team’s playoff money, reports the Star-Telegram. That’s because the Mavs players voted…

  18. Ten years ago today, Allen Iverson ranted about practice

    May 7, 2012, 12:56 PM EST

    Allen Iverson Sixers

    “We’re talking ‘bout practice.” Few phrases have ever become as iconic in the sports world — and bled over into popular culture — like what Allen Iverson said at a podium in Philadelphia a decade ago today. Today is the 10-year anniversary of the “practice” rant, NBCPhiladelphia.com reminds us. Boston had just eliminated Philadelphia from…

  19. LeBron says no asterisk after this year’s NBA champion

    May 7, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks - Game Four

    It was a shortened, condensed NBA season, followed by a playoffs so far filled with blowouts — of both knees and games. Everything has felt different. So, should this year’s champion have an asterisk after it? LeBron James says no, reports ESPN. “I don’t think that’s right to say,” James said. “I’m not going to…

  20. Jeremy Lin not looking likely for Game 5, so Melo at point?

    May 7, 2012, 12:06 PM EST

    Injured New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin reacts during pregame ceremonies before the Knicks play against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoffs in Miami

    With Baron Davis out, “Jeremy Lin Watch 2012” is on in full force for the Knicks as they head into Game 5 in Miami Wednesday. Lin has been working out, but when coach Mike Woodson spoke with reporters Monday it didn’t sound like Lin would play, but since his other option is Bibby Woodson was…

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