Skip to content
  1. League admits Aldridge goaltend call on Durant was wrong

    Feb 7, 2012, 4:42 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    Portland should have had the win. Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge looked like he’d made the defensive play of the game, blocking a Kevin Durant layup on the last play of regulation, but then Scott Foster, the referee out near half court, called goaltending. Tie game, 103-103, and the Thunder went on to win in overtime. Tuesday…

  2. Nuggets say Gallinari suffers “significant” ankle sprain

    Feb 7, 2012, 3:50 PM EST

    Danilo Gallinari

    It’s not good. It’s not as bad as was reported last night, so that’s a relief. But it’s not good. The Nuggets are reporting Danilo Gallinari‘s injury as a “significant” ankle sprain, but not the chip fracture that was reported last night. Here are the tweets of interest from Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated. Nuggets…

  3. New York riding the wave of Jeremy Lin… but it will hit shore

    Feb 7, 2012, 2:57 PM EST

    Jeremy Lin

    You know how you can be working hard on a really hot day, spending hours helping your friend move (including getting that couch up three flights of twisting stairs), and you really could go for a beer. When it’s all done, someone hands you a cold Bud Light and it tastes like the best beer…

  4. All-Star Weekend rookie/sophomore game to go playground

    Feb 7, 2012, 1:52 PM EST

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    There’s always a bit of a playground element to the NBA Rookie Challenge — what you and I call the rookie/sophomore game — on Friday night of All-Star weekend. Remember last year John Wall threw a bounce-pass ally-oop last year, it’s all about as playground as it gets. So this year they decided to take…

  5. Kobe denies report of poor recruiting call with Howard

    Feb 7, 2012, 1:28 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard

    We passed along the report over the weekend, one that cropped up in a couple places, that a conversation where Kobe Bryant tried to recruit Dwight Howard to Los Angeles turned off the center. That Kobe told Howard that the offensive options would be first Kobe, then Pau Gasol, then Howard. Which struck me as…

  6. Chris Paul tells Dwight Howard “just keep playing hard”

    Feb 7, 2012, 12:46 PM EST

    2009 NBA All-Star Game

    Chris Paul and Dwight Howard were going to be the twin Carmelo Anthonys for this season — guys in the last year of their contract holding that over their teams’ heads to get a trade to a destination of their choosing. Except the Hornets traded Paul to the Clippers and turned Los Angeles into a contender.…

  7. Carmelo Anthony out 1-2 weeks with groin strain

    Feb 7, 2012, 11:53 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    The good news is that Carmelo Anthony‘s groin strain is not serious. The bad news is this is a slow injury to heal and it has to be fully healed or it is easy to re-aggravate. The Knicks announced that Anthony will be out one-to-two weeks to heal the injury, reports Howard Beck of the…

  8. Tuesday And-1 links: Want to watch Gilbert Arenas workout?

    Feb 7, 2012, 11:14 AM EST

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    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). Gilbert Arenas is going to conduct an open workout in Los Angeles this week so teams can come and decide for themselves if he’s got…

  9. Kobe Bryant says he’s not leaving Lakers to chase rings

    Feb 7, 2012, 10:40 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Bryant chews on his jersey during NBA game in Los Angeles

    Right now, Steve Nash is the guy in the “trade him so he can get a ring” spotlight, even though he’s not pushing for a trade. But if the Lakers keep deteriorating, it’s not impossible to imagine that day coming for Kobe Bryant, either. Well, it is for Kobe. He told Stephen A. Smith of…

  10. Nuggets’ Danilo Gallinari out with chip fracture in ankle

    Feb 7, 2012, 9:29 AM EST

    Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari celebrates a score past the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game in Denver

    This is a blow to a Nuggets team that has been one of the best offenses in the league Denver’s leading scorer Danilo Gallinari has gone down with a chip fracture in his ankle from when he rolled it in the third quarter of Denver’s loss to the Rockets Monday night. A chip fracture, also…

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Jeremy Lin is king of New York

    Feb 7, 2012, 8:58 AM EST

    Jeremy Lin Knicks

    What you missed while thinking that even though you didn’t love Madonna’s halftime show at the Super Bowl, it was better than the Black Eyed Peas doing Tron or whatever it was the year before…. 76ers 95, Lakers 90: It was the Kobe Bryant and Lou Williams show, and it was our game of the…

  12. Carmelo Anthony strains groin, may miss games

    Feb 7, 2012, 2:38 AM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v New York Knicks

    Already without Amar’e Stoudemire, who was away from the team following the unexpected death of his brother, the Knicks lost Carmelo Anthony on Monday night to injury. Midway through the first quarter the Jazz turned the ball over and Anthony started running up court when he pulled up hobbled. A pass was thrown to him…

  13. Chauncey Billups injures Achilles, may be done for season

    Feb 7, 2012, 2:10 AM EST

    Arron Afflalo, Chauncey Billups

    Through the fourth quarter, Chauncey Billups was being his Mr. Big Shot self on Monday — he had 11 points in the quarter and had knocked down three from beyond the arc to help the Clippers take the lead. Then with 5:54 left he went down. Untouched. He had to be helped off the court.…

  14. Lakers live by the Kobe, lose by the Kobe (and Lou Williams)

    Feb 7, 2012, 1:20 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Lakers,

    Philadelphia keeps answering every question asked of them. Can they win against the best teams? They beat the Bulls, Hawks and Magic last week… and now you can add the Lakers to the list after a 95-90 76ers win Monday night. But Philly doesn’t have a superstar, who is going to score late in the…

  15. Derrick Rose leaves game with back spasms; now day-to-day

    Feb 6, 2012, 11:33 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose celebrates after teammate Luol Deng was fouled while shooting by Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    UPDATE 11:33 pm: After the game, Rose told our man Aggrey Sam at CSNChicago.com that it’s not that serious and that he is day-to-day. “Right now, I feel all right. Just back spasms, nothing to worry about. [Tuesday] we have a day off, get treatment, get a massage and hopefully I’ll be playing next game,”…

  16. Video: Kobe Bryant passes Shaq on all-time scoring list

    Feb 6, 2012, 9:22 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant smiles as he hands the ball back to a referee in Minneapolis

    “It was inevitable” was how Kobe Bryant described himself eventually passing Shaquille O’Neal to move into fifth on the all-time NBA scoring list — which he did with a long two pointer in the second quarter against the 76ers Monday night. Kobe had all 24 he needed to move past Shaq in the first half.…

  17. League says officiating this season no different than last year

    Feb 6, 2012, 7:59 PM EST

    NBA Finals Game 3: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    Mark Cuban came out and said what many have whispered this season — the officiating is worse. Then Cuban got fined for it and you realized why others were whispering it. But in a season of sloppy play and games by the players, the officials felt like they were part of that trend. Nobody is…

  18. Report: Knicks, Lakers talk to Rockets about Jonny Flynn

    Feb 6, 2012, 6:44 PM EST

    Jonny Flynn

    The Lakers and Knicks are starting to act like that balding guy with the shirt unbuttoned a little too far trying to hit on every girl in the bar as it gets closer to the 2 a.m. closing time. You can smell the desperation on them. They both need a point guard so badly they…

  19. Dirk Nowitzki says he shouldn’t be an All-Star this year

    Feb 6, 2012, 6:08 PM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki

    The fans wanted to see Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant as the Western Conference All-Star starters. (Durant is a gimme, but we can debate later if Griffin should really start.) That leaves it to the coaches to pick the two or three forwards on the bench out of Pau Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, Paul…

  20. Spurs expect to get Ginobili back before All-Star Break

    Feb 6, 2012, 5:12 PM EST

    Manu Ginobili, Michael Beasley

    The San Antonio Spurs are out drinking wine and enjoying their annual Rodeo road trip, where bull riders kick the Spurs out of their building for a few weeks. But there is some good news coming — the Spurs expect to get Manu Ginobili back sometime during the trip in the coming weeks. That according…

Featured video

Could Sixers be worst team in NBA history?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (8426)
  2. D. Wade (6880)
  3. D. Howard (6280)
  4. K. Durant (6083)
  5. P. Gasol (5804)
  1. K. Martin (5370)
  2. T. Jones (5110)
  3. T. Harris (4980)
  4. R. Westbrook (4885)
  5. O. Asik (4721)