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  1. Shorthanded Lakers take down Nets in Brooklyn for sixth win in their last seven games

    Feb 5, 2013, 11:33 PM EST

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    The Lakers came into Brooklyn on Tuesday to face a Nets team that was 12-4 over its last 16 games, and did so without the services of Dwight Howard, who was out again due to pain in his right shoulder, and Metta World Peace, who was serving a league-mandated one-game suspension for his actions against…

  2. Lakers’ World Peace, Kobe make least-liked athletes list

    Feb 5, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Bryant smiles after making a free throw while Peace comes towards him during their NBA basketball game against Brooklyn Nets in Los Angeles

    As a professional athlete right now, you don’t really want to end up on a list with Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o — the public has turned on them. But two Lakers joined them on Forbes Magazine’s list of the least popular athletes — Metta World Peace and Kobe Bryant. Well, it’s not Forbes list,…

  3. Monday And-1 Links: JaVale McGee should be back Tuesday

    Feb 4, 2013, 5:13 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets

    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 like you loved the Beyonce halftime show. • Set your DVRs: JaVale McGee should…

  4. Dwight Howard may not play Tuesday for Lakers vs. Nets

    Feb 4, 2013, 8:40 AM EST

    Dwight Howard

    The Lakers defense in the paint is noticeably better when Dwight Howard is on the court (think back to what Phoenix did with their comeback after he went down). They particularly need his presence Tuesday night when the Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets and All-Star Brook Lopez, who has been a force this season.…

  5. LeBron James, Tony Parker named conference players of the month

    Feb 1, 2013, 9:07 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat

    LeBron James and Tony Parker were named conference players of the month for games played in January, the league announced via official release. It was the third straight player of the month award for James, and for Parker, while his numbers weren’t necessarily dominant, he led his team to a Western Conference best record of…

  6. Is Reggie Evans right? Should Heat’s title have asterisk?

    Jan 31, 2013, 11:35 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

    It’s easy to dismiss Reggie Evans because he’s Reggie Evans. NBA “tough guy” who’s built like a tank but has earned fines for flopping. A guy who comes up on every list when you talk about dirtiest players in the league. He doesn’t exactly have the NBA’s most impressive resume. But his comments about the…

  7. Baseline to Baseline recaps: For one night at least Celtics look fine post-Rondo

    Jan 31, 2013, 9:34 AM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while thinking you may have finally found the perfect job… Suns 92, Lakers 86: Ouch. You can apply that one word sentence to Dwight Howard’s shoulder, he left the game midway through the fourth quarter and did not return, seeming to aggravate his…

  8. Three Stars of the Night: Be Easy

    Jan 31, 2013, 2:25 AM EST

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    This is catnip for the Lakers haters out there. The Lakers had all this positive momentum, Kobe Bryant was a new man, and all they had to do was keep it going against Phoenix. Easy, right? But instead, in what has to feel like rock bottom, the Lakers were put away by Michael Beasley. Yes,…

  9. Heat show Nets what it will take to contend in 20-point win

    Jan 30, 2013, 11:54 PM EST

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    For a half, the Brooklyn Nets hung with the Miami Heat. Then in the second half the Heat cranked up the defensive pressure, LeBron James reminded everyone he is the best basketball player currently on planet Earth, and the Heat rolled to a 105-85 win. Before the game, Nets forward Reggie Evans said the Heat’s…

  10. Joe Johnson breaks Chris Bosh’s ankles (VIDEO)

    Jan 30, 2013, 10:03 PM EST

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

    Whenever Joe Johnson has Chris Bosh switched on him on the perimeter he should attack — that is a mismatch. Johnson is too quick off the dribble, too good a shot from the outside. But doing this to a man, that’s just cruel and unusual punishment. That is as devastating a crossover move as you…

  11. LeBron says Nets pretty much quit on Avery Johnson

    Jan 30, 2013, 9:08 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    LeBron doesn’t use the word “quit” when he said this. But he might as well have. LeBron James was asked at shootaround about what was different between P.J. Carlesimo’s Nets — winners of 9-of-12 — and the Nets that were slumping so badly Avery Johnson got fired. The New York Daily News has LeBron’s answer.…

  12. Brook Lopez replaces Rajon Rondo in All-Star Game

    Jan 30, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v Houston Rockets

    It is a smart call by the league — Brook Lopez will replace Rajon Rondo on the Eastern Conference All-Star team, the league announced. The fans voted Rajon Rondo into a starting slot for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game, but his ACL injury has him out for the rest of the season. David…

  13. The Extra Pass: Drafting the Rookie-Sophomore Game

    Jan 30, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Anthony Davis

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, Kurt Helin and I draft our Rookie-Sophomore teams. We love the idea of the Rookie-Sophomore game at All-Star Weekend being drafted by Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. We love it so…

  14. Andray Blatche takes an overhand pass to the face (VIDEO)

    Jan 29, 2013, 2:48 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets

    Ouch. Orlando’s Kyle O’Quinn was trying to save the ball going out of bounds and while this was unintentional it was pretty brutal. Fortunately Andray Blatche wasn’t actually hurt. Thanks to SLAM and the twitter account of CJ Fogler.

  15. Big Baby catches Gerald Wallace mid-air, walks him out of bounds (VIDEO)

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:54 AM EST

    Glen Davis Gerald Wallace

    Trust me, this is about the only play worth watching from the Nets blowout win over the Magic. It’s actually the safe play by Glen Davis, catching Gerald Wallace mid-air because it makes sure he doesn’t get hurt. Wallace is nicknamed “crash” and has this tendency toward concussions. Big Baby is not exactly known for…

  16. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Crazy endings all across the league

    Jan 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    George Hill, Andre Miller, Andre Iguodala

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while you were getting your last Whopper Jr. — and I mean last Whopper Jr…. Nuggets 102, Pacers 101: It was the last game of a six-game road trip for the Pacers against an up-tempo Nuggets squad, and Indy was down 13 in…

  17. NBA Power Rankings: Spurs back in the saddle again

    Jan 28, 2013, 4:29 PM EST

    Tony Parker

    You know the consistently good Spurs are going to climb into the top spot a couple times during the season. The top four remain the same but we see some teams fall farther down the list while teams like the Wizards and Hornets climb. 1. Spurs (36-11, last week ranked No. 2). They have won…

  18. So who gets Rajon Rondo’s All-Star slot?

    Jan 28, 2013, 8:29 AM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v Houston Rockets

    Don’t we all just love it when David Stern and the league office get to put their fingerprints all over the All-Star Game? But with Rajon Rondo now out with a torn ACL in his right knee, it falls to Stern to make changes to the East roster for the Feb. 17 game in Houston.…

  19. How much is Josh Smith worth? He thinks he’s a max player.

    Jan 26, 2013, 5:01 PM EST

    Josh Smith

    Josh Smith is a free agent this summer. He will be one of the biggest names out there — 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds a game, a borderline All-Star level player, a guy with the athleticism and potential to be one of the best bigs in the game. If you’re looking for a big who…

  20. Reggie Evans not happy Grizzlies put starters back in during blowout win over Nets

    Jan 26, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Reggie Evans, Zach Randolph

    The Grizzlies took care of the Nets on Friday, and did so swiftly and easily. The game was over by halftime, when Memphis had built a 67-44 lead over a Brooklyn team that simply didn’t have it in them to compete on this night. Just because the Nets had packed it in late in the…

  21. C.J. Watson receives warning for flopping while defending J.J. Barea (VIDEO)

    Jan 24, 2013, 10:42 PM EST

    C.J. Watson

    C.J. Watson received a warning under the NBA’s anti-flopping policy for a play that occurred Wednesday night in the Nets’ win over the Timberwolves, the league announced on Thursday. While the flop itself was egregious and certainly deserving of punishment, the fact that it came against J.J. Barea — along with Watson’s comments about it…

  22. Stephen Curry heads list of NBA All-Star Game snubs

    Jan 24, 2013, 9:21 PM EST

    Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry, sorry. It sucks. Every year there are a couple of guys right on the bubble, guys you can argue should have made the NBA All-Star Game as reserves voted in by the coaches, but didn’t make the cut. (If you have a problem with the starters, blame yourself — the fans vote those…

  23. 2013 NBA All-Star reserves announced

    Jan 24, 2013, 7:39 PM EST

    East All-Star Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat (L)  battles West All-Star Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder

    The 2013 NBA All-Star reserves were announced Thursday, and while there will always be a few players who fans will argue should have made it, it’s tough to disagree with the ones the coaches selected. In the Western Conference, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden were the guards selected, and big men Tim Duncan,…

  24. Ricky Rubio throws bounce pass through Deron Williams’ legs (VIDEO)

    Jan 24, 2013, 1:54 PM EST

    Ricky Rubio

    Ricky Rubio nutmegs Deron Williams here. (That’s the soccer term for dribbling or passing between a guy’s legs, for those of you who don’t watch enough English Premiere League.) Rubio’s creativity and flare are still there in his game, but he’s not moving the same — to be expected this early after an ACL surgery…

  25. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Another day, another Lakers loss

    Jan 24, 2013, 10:44 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while working on your eyelid weightlifting…. Grizzlies 106, Lakers 93: The Lakers added injury to insult when Dwight Howard re-aggravated his shoulder problem in the first half, and the Grizzlies took full advantage by recording 16 offensive rebounds and 60 points in the…

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