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  1. Andray Blatche returns to Washington, receives boos as expected (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets

    The most surprising thing about this video, which shows Andray Blatche checking in during the first quarter in Washington for the first time as a member of the Brooklyn Nets, is the fact that the broadcaster reminds us that Blatche played for the Wizards for seven (!) seasons. Blatche was known for whatever the opposite…

  2. Lakers vs. Clippers: Not a battle for soul of L.A., but a real battle

    Jan 4, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Bryant brushes past Los Angeles Clippers' Paul during their NBA preseason game in Los Angeles

    The soul of Los Angeles is not at stake on Friday night when the Clippers “host” the Lakers at Staples Center. First off, Los Angeles sold its soul for year-around 70 degree weather  long ago. Second, Los Angeles is a Lakers town. Trust me, I live there, and while Clippers fans are no longer afraid to…

  3. Daequan Cook waived by Rockets, signed instantly by Bulls

    Jan 4, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT

    Daequan Cook, Patty Mills

    The Rockets wanted to save some money and free up roster space. The Bulls still need more three-point shooting. So Daequan Cook is changing teams. The Rockets put Cook on waivers to dump a non-guaranteed contract but no team claimed him and at his $3.1 million salary. But he cleared waivers and within an hour…

  4. Report: Despite plenty of interest, Clippers not likely to trade Bledsoe at deadline

    Jan 4, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Los Angeles Clippers

    Eric Bledsoe is in a funk on the court. And it’s hard to blame him — the Clippers reserve guard would start for half the teams in the league (at least) but he is buried behind Chris Paul among the starters then off the bench Jamal Crawford is the primary scorer and ball handler. Bledsoe…

  5. One last look back: Top 10 plays of 2012 (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    This is it. We are done after this one. No more looking back at 2012, only looking forward to 2013 and when the Lakers trade Pau Gasol. Maybe. But the NBA’s top 10 plays of 2012 was too good not to run. Watch it and you get to see Rudy Fernandez with the buzzer-beating tip-in…

  6. Warriors owner says Bogut “getting much closer” to return

    Jan 4, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

    Andrew Bogut

    Golden State has become one of the great stories of the NBA season — they are 22-10, the current five seed in the West, they are one of the most entertaining teams in the league to watch with a collection of shooters on the floor at all times. And their defense is top 10 in…

  7. Report: Grizzlies testing waters for potential Rudy Gay trade

    Jan 4, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Phoenix Suns

    Memphis is one of those “maybe if everything goes right” contenders. They are not as talented as Oklahoma City or the Los Angeles Clippers, but they have a dominating front line with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. In the last couple weeks their elite defense has taken a step back, their already unimpressive offense has…

  8. Barkley says old, slow Lakers have no shot at NBA title

    Jan 4, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Lakers starters walk onto the court after a timeout during their loss to the Dallas Mavericks in their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    A few diehard Lakers fans are still clinging on to the hope they could win an NBA title this season. Why? Why is the team itself still optimistic? Because they still have so much talent, something Kevin Ding explains at the Orange Country Register. That talent hasn’t been healthy or fit together all that well…

  9. PBT Podcast: Knicks-Spurs, Lakers-Clippers, All-Star Voting, and Nets talk with Howard Beck

    Jan 4, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    In this edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and I sit down to discuss the Knicks’ win over the Spurs on Thursday, and whether it was New York’s dominance or San Antonio’s fatigue that was ultimately responsible for that result. We take a look at the latest All-Star voting returns, and wonder if guys like…

  10. Hornets waive Dominic McGuire. Start of trend next week.

    Jan 4, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

    McGuire_Dominic

    Over the next week a lot of guys currently on NBA rosters are going to get waived. Next Thursday is the deadline — if you have been on an NBA roster since training camp by next Tuesday your contract is guaranteed through the end of the season. Teams are going to start waiving guys who…

  11. Kobe Bryant has joined the twitterverse. That should be fun.

    Jan 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    And the winner for “Most Entertaining Mentions” goes to… It’s official — Kobe Bryant has joined twitter. The antisocial has become social #mambatweets — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013   We’re saying this is official because twitter has verified it as so — you know you’ve got pull when you have one tweet and…

  12. Former Raptors coach Mitchell piles on Andrea Bargnani, too

    Jan 4, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    Raptors Bargnani reacts to a missed basket against the Nets during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    We told you yesterday how the Toronto Raptors are 8-2 in their last 10 games, and how that neatly coincides with the 10 games Andrea Bargnani has been out. Now, to be fair, it also coincides with the 10-game soft stretch of the Raptors schedule, but we’re not going to let that get in the…

  13. To surprise of nobody, LeBron James will play Friday

    Jan 4, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat

    LeBron James is feeling the bumps and bruises of the long NBA season, one where me takes (and dishes out) as much physical abuse as anybody in the league. He was taking it easy during practice on Thursday, which led to some speculation he could sit out Friday when the Heat host the Bulls. Nah,…

  14. Despite Celtics struggles, GM Ainge is standing pat. For now.

    Jan 4, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    Danny Ainge

    Boston is struggling. The Celtics have lost four in a row and eight out of their last 10. They look like a team that is going to have to fight just to make the playoffs. It’s a big disappointment. What is Celtics GM Danny Ainge going to do about it? Nothing. For now. That’s what…

  15. Stoudemire says no coach ever taught him defense. D’Antoni says it’s good he’s listening.

    Jan 4, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni Amare Stoudemire

    Amar’e Stoudemire had said this before — that no coach had really taught him how to play defense before last season. It’s a direct barb at now Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, who coached Stoudemire in Phoenix and Los Angeles, a coach not exactly known for inspiring lock-down defense from his players. And Stoudemire repeated it…

  16. Pablo Prigioni’s impressive night as Knicks point guard

    Jan 4, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v New York Knicks

    Pablo Prigioni is not your average NBA rookie. The Argentinian point guard is 35 and had a long career playing in Europe and internationally, he was not a guy who grew up dreaming of playing in the NBA so he didn’t. But at the urging of Luis Scola and others, he decided to give it…

  17. Report: Nets going to take time with Phil Jackson, let Carlesimo run show

    Jan 4, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    The bottom line has not changed — if Phil Jackson wants to be the next coach of the Brooklyn Nets, he can be. But the timetable seems to have slowed down, reports Howard Beck at the New York Times. From the first days after Avery Johnson was fired the Nets said they were not going…

  18. Phil Jackson finally gave a ring to Jeanie Buss — they’re engaged

    Jan 4, 2013, 3:07 AM EDT

    9th Annual G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala - Red Carpet

    So, how does Jeanie Buss feel about Brooklyn? Phil Jackson has more rings than fingers, so he finally has given one to Jeanie Buss. Sort of. Jackson finally popped the question to his long-time girlfriend and daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss during the holidays, and she put a picture of the ring on twitter…

  19. Kevin Love sprains finger, Minnesota beats Denver without him

    Jan 4, 2013, 2:47 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    You would think the injury gods have exacted their pound of flesh from the Timberwolves already this season, but they were not done. However it could have been a lot worse. Kevin Love left the game in the third quarter after spraining the middle finger on his right hand. The good news for Timberwolves fans…

  20. Spurs go ice cold, Knicks win big at home

    Jan 4, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks

    Against a San Antonio Spurs frontcourt that features two incredibly productive 7-footers in Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter, New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson had no choice but to go big. It was finally time to provide the answer to all the questions the New York media has been pestering him with. It was time…

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