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  1. John Wall with the rebound and fast break slam to seal Wizards’ win over Nets (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Martell Webster; John Wall

    John Wall splits two defenders near mid-court before putting the exclamation point on a win over the Nets with a thunderous slam.

  2. Paul Pierce mocks the unnecessary screaming of Wizards’ Trevor Booker (VIDEO)

    Mar 15, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    There are plenty of players who make exaggerated vocal noise during the course of an NBA game, with Carlos Boozer of the Bulls perhaps heading up that very long list. While it’s accepted to a certain extent, it’s also nice to see a veteran of the game point out just how ridiculous it is. During…

  3. Nets announce signing of Jason Collins for remainder of the season

    Mar 15, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

    After playing out consecutive 10-day contracts, the Nets have signed Jason Collins for the remainder of the season.

  4. Paul Pierce will not answer your Knicks questions

    Mar 14, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    Paul Pierce continues to play up his hatred of the Knicks.

  5. Kevin McHale, who coaches Dwight Howard, says Joakim Noah is the Defensive Player of the Year

    Mar 13, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers

    The Rockets are in Chicago to face the Bulls in a nationally televised contest on Thursday, and Houston head coach Kevin McHale paid the highest of compliments to the best active player on the opposing team, Joakim Noah. That part wasn’t unusual, as head coaches will often times dole out honest and well-deserved praise to…

  6. Thursday And-1 Links: An agent is unhappy with the players union. Shocking.

    Mar 13, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

    NBPA Representatives Meet To Discuss NBA Lockout

    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. • One of the things that got people buzzing today was agent Jeff Schwartz…

  7. Wednesday NBA grades: Brooklyn is all about The Truth

    Mar 13, 2014, 3:53 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Miami Heat

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while playing table tennis against a robot… Paul Pierce, Brooklyn Nets. In a game against LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, The Truth was the best player on the court. He couldn’t seem to miss on his way to 29 points on 9-of-12 shooting including 5-of-7…

  8. Truth too much for Heat, Brooklyn knocks off Miami

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets

    Brooklyn started to look like a threat this season when they were forced by injry to go small without Brook Lopez, which meant coach Jason Kidd slid Paul Pierce over to the power forward slot. You knew Pierce could score at the four, but the surprise is how much better the Brooklyn defense is with…

  9. John Wall turned around Washington Wizards’ season once teammates demanded he lead

    Mar 12, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

    Martell Webster; John Wall

    “From that day forward, I knew I was the guy, the leader, and I knew that they trusted me.”

  10. Tuesday And-1 Links: Does Pete Carroll know something about Phil Jackson to Knicks?

    Mar 11, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

    Pete Carroll

    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 more than Bobby Flay loves chili peppers…. • Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tweeted…

  11. Towel boy has to dive out of way of Tyler Hansbrough on break (VIDEO)

    Mar 11, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

    Newly acquired NBA basketball player Hansbrough goes up for a slam dunk during a photo shoot  for the Toronto Raptors in Toronto

    To be fair to the ball boy, nobody expects Tyler Hansbrough to make a steal on the perimeter then race out on the fast break by himself.

  12. The Extra Pass: Gerald Green doesn’t regret moment of his winding journey to NBA stardom

    Mar 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Phoenix Suns

    “There’s no better preparation than going straight to the NBA… I think the NBA is the best teacher.”

  13. PBT Power Rankings: Tell me again how the Spurs are too old….

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

    And the first Eastern Conference team comes in at …

  14. Paul Pierce’s move to power forward adds twist to his career, Brooklyn Nets’ season

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Amir Johnson; Mirza Teletovic; Alan Anderson

    BOSTON – On Paul Pierce’s first defensive possession as the Brooklyn Nets’ full-time starting power forward, Serge Ibaka backed him down on the block. Pierce bodied Ibaka, keeping him out of the paint, and Ibaka threw the ball away. On the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next possession, Ibaka posted up Pierce again. Pierce hardly yielded an…

  15. Paul Pierce doesn’t rule out a return to Celtics

    Mar 8, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    Paul Pierce is finishing out his Hall of Fame career with the Nets at the moment, after playing 15 seasons with the Celtics and rising to the top of many of the franchise’s all-time statistical leaders lists. Pierce returned to Boston for the second time this season wearing a different jersey on Friday, but he’ll…

  16. Bucks’ O.J. Mayo ejected for punching Pelicans’ Greg Stiemsma (VIDEO)

    Mar 7, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    o.j. mayo bucks

    It’s been a frustrating season in Milwaukee, and it’s gotten to the point where the team’s players are taking out those emotions violently against their opponents. Ersan Ilyasova received a suspension for the punch-shove combo he delivered to Reggie Evans, and we can expect the same punishment to be handed down to O.J. Mayo, who…

  17. Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova suspended one game for punch to Kings’ Reggie Evans (VIDEO)

    Mar 7, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls

    You can’t do that. Go ahead and argue that what Milwaukee’s Ersan Ilyasova really did was shove the Kings’ Reggie Evans if you want, you still can’t do that. The two were battling for rebounding position and after the play Ilyasova turned on Evans punch/shoved him and knocked him to the ground. I have checked the NBA…

  18. Jermaine O’Neal treating this season like it’s his last

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:27 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    Jermaine O’Neal has spent three careers in the NBA. He entered the league as its youngest player – undercutting Kobe Bryant by a few months – and spent four seasons in Portland buried on the bench. Then, he went to Indiana and made six straight All-Star games, even finishing third in 2004 MVP voting. Afterward,…

  19. Bobcats waive Ben Gordon after deadline for him to join playoff roster

    Mar 2, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Ersan Ilyasova, Ben Gordon

    A year ago, the Charlotte Bobcats tried to trade Ben Gordon – and apparently couldn’t. A week ago, they tried to buy out Gordon – and apparently couldn’t. But they could waive him. Bobcats news release: Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has requested waivers on guard Ben…

  20. Deron Williams says he knows better than bring guns to NYC

    Feb 25, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Brooklyn Nets

    If what is alleged is true — Raymond Felton waived a gun loaded with armor-piercing bullets around during a Valentine’s Day argument with his estranged wife — then he is in a lot of trouble. As he should be. Common sense tells you that is a bad idea. The Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams, a gun enthusiast, said…

  21. Raymond Felton released on bail, expected to play vs. Heat Thursday

    Feb 25, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton

    Raymond Felton is a free man after a night in a New York City jail. The Knicks point guard — struggling on the court and off this season — turned himself in hours after the latest Knicks loss at Madison Square Garden on a series of felony gun charges. Felton allegedly waived around a non-registered…

  22. Rajon Rondo skips Celtics trip to Sacramento without permission, may face team discipline

    Feb 25, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo hasn’t been playing in second games of back-to-backs for the Celtics, as he continues to gain strength after missing most of last season and the first part of this one with a knee injury. That little detail, along with the fact that friends and family were in Los Angeles to celebrate his birthday…

  23. Nets make it official, announce signing of Jason Collins to 10-day contract

    Feb 23, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT

    collins signs

    The Nets announced the signing of Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Sunday, making him the first openly gay, active professional athlete to play for any of the four major professional sports leagues in the country. While that’s a milestone certainly worth celebrating, the best part of the Collins signing is that it has…

  24. Report: Glen Davis committing to Clippers, Nets to then sign Jason Collins

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

    Jason Collins

    Glen Davis has chosen his old coach over his old teammate. Well, that’s not the whole story. It appears Davis will choose the Los Angeles Clippers as his next destination, a spot where he moves to a team on the cusp of contending (how close is up for debate) where they are in desperate need…

  25. Quote of the Day: Kevin Garnett profanely clarifies his relationship with Glen Davis

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Newly acquired Brooklyn Net's NBA player Kevin Garnett listens during a news conference introducing him in Brooklyn

    There are plenty of teams interested in signing Glen Davis for the remainder of the season after he agreed to a buyout of his contract with the Orlando Magic. The Nets and the Clippers are believed to be the front runners, mainly because of the ties Davis has to Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in…

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