Apr 14, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT
Better adjust those goggles, because I don’t know what you see
Apr 12, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
Jeff Teague is not nice.
Apr 10, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT
Rajon Rondo received a warning for his flop against the Hawks, which might have been the worst we’ve seen all season.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT
USA Basketball will play exhibitions in Las Vegas, Chicago and New York in advance of the World Championships in September.
Apr 3, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT
Hawks management is focused on the big picture, not getting in a spot to get swept by the Heat in the first round. But are they missing something?
Mar 31, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT
Shawn Marion is one of just six players drafted in 1999 who are still in the NBA.* (That was 15 years ago, Mr. Boeheim.) *Elton Brand, Andre Miller, Jason Terry (barely), Andrei Kirilenko and Manu Ginobili are the others. It’s quite the impressive career for a player who has been so reliant on athleticism. Marion…
Mar 23, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT
Atlanta has been playing with a little fire of late, ever since the hot Knicks (winners of eight in a row heading into Sunday night) put pressure on them for the final playoff spot in the East. This was the kind of loss the Hawks can’t afford if they want to make the postseason. Atlanta…
Mar 19, 2014, 2:44 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while thinking it’s crazy that “Lost” is 10 years old… LeBron James, Miami Heat. Nobody likes it when their ex-girlfriend walks into the party looking smoking hot. LeBron pretty much did that to the Cavaliers on Tuesday night — he had 25 points in the…
Mar 18, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT
Zarar Siddiqi of Raptors Republic has another angle, and I count 4.5 revolutions around the rim. That’s a tough miss – especially considering the game’s result. Toronto lost to the Hawks, 118-113, in overtime. Obviously the butterfly effect has an impact, but had Ross’ shot fallen, maybe the Raptors would have won in regulation. Instead,…
Mar 18, 2014, 2:28 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while trying to explain how a python ate your family pet… J.J. Hickson/Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets. Let’s be clear — Denver snapped the Los Angeles Clippers 11-game win streak because the Clippers were tired and off. The back-to-back with the second game in Denver trap…
Mar 14, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT
This was expected when Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford tore his pectoral muscle, he had to have surgery and was done for the season. But with the Hawks playing better than expected for rookie coach Mike Budenholzer — thanks to an All-Star year from Paul Millsap — Atlanta is going to be a playoff…
Mar 14, 2014, 3:16 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while applying for maybe the best journalism job out there…. Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls. Don’t make Mike Dunleavy angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Dunleavy had no points in the first half before Chandler Parsons caught Dunleavy just above the eye with an…
Mar 11, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT
Don’t use cotton swabs, kids.
Mar 11, 2014, 3:20 AM EDT
Blake Griffin is good at basketball. Also: Kyle Korver can still shoot.
Mar 10, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT
Serious charge of fun challenge?
Mar 10, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT
And the first Eastern Conference team comes in at …
Mar 10, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT
As a member of the Jazz, Al Jefferson once encouraged Utah fans to boo their own team. When he returned to Utah in December as a Charlotte Bobcat, Jazz fans cheered him. Now, another former Utah big man, Paul Millsap, is encouraging Jazz fans to boo him when he returns with the Atlanta Hawks. Paul…
Mar 7, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT
According to every reliable source, Carmelo Anthony is going to opt out of the final year of his contract this season and look either to re-sign a five-year deal with the Knicks or move on to another team to be part of a contender. If Anthony wants to jump ship and go somewhere like oft-mentioned…
Mar 6, 2014, 3:31 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while suing a casino for letting you bet big while drunk…. Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls. Friend of this site Coach Nick called watching Noah play “coach porn” — he plays with a high IQ, he is focused on defense, he can pass, he moves off…
Mar 6, 2014, 1:52 AM EDT
Kyle Korver was 0-of-5 from three Wednesday night in an Atlanta loss to Portland. That ends his streak at a record 127 consecutive NBA games with a made three-point bucket, an NBA record. Korver passed former Celtic Dana Baros back in December to take the record away (it had been 89) and kept right on…
Mar 3, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT
The PBT power rankings have returned with not a lot of change from last week — Miami, Indiana, San Antonio and Oklahoma City are the top four (in whatever order you wish) then there is a gap to the Clippers, Rockets and teams trying to knock on that door. Meanwhile the Sixers look like they…
Feb 28, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT
After Al Horford went down for the season, Gustavo Ayon was one of the guys who soaked up those minutes and has played decent ball in that role. Make that had played — Ayon is done for the season after right shoulder surgery, the team announced Friday. In his last 10 games Ayon averaged 21…
Feb 26, 2014, 2:32 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wishing you had watched the Winter Olympics in a snow fort… DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors. He is the guy the Raptors go to in the fourth and what’s different than the Rudy Gay era is how he gets his points — it’s not isolations.…
Feb 24, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT
The Atlanta Hawks are sliding — they lost eight in a row before running into the slump buster that is the Knicks Saturday. But that slide could continue with now that the Hawks will have to go without All-Star Paul Millsap for a couple of games due to a bruised right knee. The Atlanta Journal…
Feb 24, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT
We have a new team at the top and the bottom of PBT’s weekly NBA Power Rankings. Miami’s defense is back and propelled them to a couple wins that have them back on top of the chart. It has taken some sustained losing — a real effort — on the part of a Sixers team…
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