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  1. NBA Power Rankings: Western Conference dominates top spots

    Dec 31, 2012, 1:51 PM EST

    Clippers' Griffin, Jordan, Crawford, and Paul, celebrate a three pointer by teammate Green during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Celtics in Los Angeles

    We enter 2013 off a week where the two best teams in the East — Miami and New York — looked sloppy while the teams at the top of the Western Conference looked strong and took over the top spots in the weekly rankings. 1. Clippers (25-6, Last week ranked No. 1). The win streak…

  2. NBA issues flopping warnings to Royal Ivey, Gustavo Ayon and Tony Parker

    Dec 30, 2012, 6:30 PM EST

    Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, flop

    Tony Parker? Flop? Well, I never! The NBA has officially warned Parker, Royal Ivey and Gustavo Ayon today for violating the anti-flopping policy established this season. While this is solely a warning for all three players, if they’re accused of violating the policy again, they will be subject to a $5,000 dollar fine. Parker’s flop…

  3. Three Stars of the Night: An Odd Scoring Battle

    Dec 30, 2012, 2:36 AM EST

    Brook Lopez, Kyrie Irving

    With 22 teams in action, you’d expect the usual suspects to be the big scorers of the night. Guys like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and James Harden. The guys battling Kobe Bryant for the scoring title. Those guys. Nope! Saturday was a little bit wild and crazy, and as a result we had Luis Scola…

  4. Video: Kyrie Irving’s crazy buzzer-beater at end of first half

    Dec 28, 2012, 11:16 PM EST

    Cavaliers Irving reacts to making a three point basket in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge game during the NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando

    Kyrie Irving = fun to watch. The  Cavaliers are just flat out entertaining when Irving is playing. They’re not good — they lost to the Hawks in this game 102-94 — but they are a lot of fun. Someday they’ll be more fun when they have some talent around him. And Kyrie Irving can hit…

  5. Anderson Varejao out all weekend for Cavaliers

    Dec 28, 2012, 1:16 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Milwaukee Bucks

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have a two-game winning streak — when you have won 7 games all season that’s a big deal. But it may be hard to pick up wins on the weekend back-to-back of hosting Atlanta then traveling to Brooklyn because the Cavaliers will be without Anderson Varejao for both games, tweets the Cleveland…

  6. No changes atop latest All-Star voting, but Lin and Bosh could sneak in

    Dec 27, 2012, 2:54 PM EST

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    NBA fans around the globe love Kobe Bryant. Stunning, I know. The latest update on the NBA All-Star voting is out and there are no changes among the starters for either conference — but it’s starting to get close for a few guys. What is different is that Kobe moved past LeBron James as the…

  7. John Wall says he expects to return to Wizards in January

    Dec 27, 2012, 8:40 AM EST

    Washington Wizards v Atlanta Hawks

    John Wall — the former No. 1 overall pick and guy seen as the savior of the Washington Wizards — is targeting a January return. In part because his ego is wounded. Wall has not set foot on the court yet this season due to a stress injury to his left patella, and without him…

  8. Baseline to Baseline recaps: James Harden leads dramatic Boxing Day finishes

    Dec 27, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Kevin Love, James Harden

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of all the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while wondering exactly what you’re going to do with the Salt-N-Pepa salt and pepper shakers you got for Christmas…. Rockets 87, Timberwolves 84: James Harden is making quite the All-Star case, and making the Rockets look more and more…

  9. Cavaliers claim Shaun Livingston off waivers, release Sloan

    Dec 26, 2012, 9:50 AM EST

    Shaun Livingston Deron Williams

    Shaun Livingston was let go by the Washington Wizards last week but got a Christmas Day gift from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland claimed him off waivers and Livingston is going to get the chance to be Kyrie Irving’s backup, reports the Beacon Journal. Right now that job often falls to rookie Dion Waiters, who like…

  10. NBA Power Rankings: Clippers in top spot, which is close to Mayans being right

    Dec 24, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Los Angeles Clippers

    It’s not the end of the world in a classic way, or even in a “Michael Stipe feels fine” kind of way, but the Clippers being on top of the PBT power rankings are as close to the end of the world as we are getting this week. 1. Clippers (21-6, LW 2). Winners of…

  11. Here’s some “LeBron could return to Cleveland” speculation for you

    Dec 24, 2012, 11:37 AM EST

    LeBron James Cavaliers

    LeBron James can opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat in the summer of 2014. He likely will do that just to sign another max extension for five years with the Heat. It’s a long shot he leaves South Beach… so you’re telling me there’s a chance? The fact that that the best…

  12. Kyrie Irving crosses up Monta Ellis and drops a perfect dime (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Kyrie Irving

    Kyrie Irving has the best handle in the NBA. Look, I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably worried that the Clippers’ winning streak has caused me to develop temporary amnesia and forget about the existence of Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford. Those guys are great, but I don’t remember seeing a player with a handle…

  13. Cavaliers may rest Anderson Varejao through the weekend

    Dec 21, 2012, 9:57 PM EST

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    Once you look past Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao has not only been the Cavaliers’ best and most consistent player this season, he’s also been the subject of trade discussions and rumors that may see him dealt before the deadline, should teams covet him enough to offer enough of a package. Durability is the only question…

  14. Jason Terry takes shot at Ray Allen. Because Boston is doing so well.

    Dec 20, 2012, 11:28 AM EST

    Jason Terry

    After losing three straight, Boston got a sloppy win over a Cleveland team without Anderson Varejao on Wednesday night. A win they got because Paul Pierce channeled his 2002 self and dropped 40 points. So Jason Terry thought this was a good time to take a dig at Ray Allen. And maybe LeBron James in…

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: That Kevin Durant guy is pretty good

    Dec 20, 2012, 8:29 AM EST

    Thunder forward Durant reacts after a three point shot against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Atlanta

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while being more than willing to do your part to fight breast cancer…. Knicks 100, Nets 86: Battle of New York? Not really. The Knick are an elite team that got Carmelo Anthony back and he dropped 31 (that makes it…

  16. Anderson Varejao inactive against Celtics due to knee injury

    Dec 19, 2012, 7:25 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics- Game Three

    Anderson Varejao will miss Wednesday’s game in Boston against the Celtics, thanks to a knee injury he sustained in the second quarter of Tuesday night’s loss to the Raptors. Varejao was listed as inactive on the Cavaliers’ pregame lineup sheet. The injury, which Cleveland listed as a bruised knee, caused him to go to the…

  17. Highlights from Kyrie Irving’s career-high 41 against the Knicks through NBA’s Phantom Cam (VIDEO)

    Dec 19, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers' Irving brings the ball up court against New York Knicks during their NBA basketball game in New York

    Kyrie Irving put on a show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, pouring in a career-high 41 points as the Cavaliers gave the Knicks fits for most of the night, before ultimately falling 103-102. Irving was forced to wear a mask during the game due to a broken bone in his jaw, which made the…

  18. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Joakim Noah is all the offense Bulls need

    Dec 19, 2012, 3:27 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Noah celebrates basket against Boston Celtics' Terry during NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching the Golden Eagle snatches kid video over and over… Lakers 101, Bobcats 100: Pau Gasol returned but that kind of got overshadowed by the Lakers barely winning a game they were supposed to cruise in. We’ve got all the…

  19. Carmelo Anthony out Monday night vs. Rockets

    Dec 17, 2012, 7:13 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Charlotte Bobcats

    Carmelo Anthony is missing his second consecutive game due to a sprained ankle — Knicks coach Mike Woodson announced his star forward was out Monday night when the Knicks host the Rockets. The Knicks were able to beat the Cavaliers without Anthony. Barely. By one point. Despite how well Kyrie Irving played in that game,…

  20. Ricky Rubio to sit out Tuesday vs. Heat due to back-to-back

    Dec 17, 2012, 3:39 PM EST

    Ricky Rubio

    The Miami Heat keep catching breaks at home (and their home fans keep losing out). There was the much publicized — and expensive — time Gregg Popovich sat out Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili in Miami. But that was just the tip of the iceberg —Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis all…

  21. NBA Power Rankings: Right now, Clippers are second best in West

    Dec 17, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin and Chris Paul run off the bench to celebrate a basket against the Toronto Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    What we see in December is not always a great predictor of what we see in the playoffs, but the Clippers look very good lately. Better than their more talked about roommate in Los Angeles. 1. Thunder (19-4, Last week ranked No. 1). They are the winners of 10 in a row. I still think…

  22. Kyrie Irving scores career-high 41 points, but Knicks hang on to beat Cavs

    Dec 15, 2012, 11:08 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers' Irving brings the ball up court against New York Knicks during their NBA basketball game in New York

    Carmelo Anthony sat out Saturday night’s game against the Cavaliers due to a sprained ankle he suffered in Thursday’s win over the Lakers. Without him, the Eastern Conference leading Knicks almost ended up with a loss to a Cavaliers team that now has a record of just five wins against 20 losses on the season.…

  23. Kyrie Irving broke bone in jaw, will play wearing mask

    Dec 15, 2012, 6:59 PM EST

    Kyrie Irving, C.J. Miles

    Kyrie Irving is injured again, another fracture. But this time he is not missing any games — he just returned last week from missing 11 games with a fractured finger — he’s just going to join Tristan Thompson and Tyler Zeller as part of the Cavaliers masked men. Irving suffered a fractured bone in his…

  24. Report: Anderson Varejao ‘highly available’ in trade, but asking price remains high

    Dec 15, 2012, 9:30 AM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

    The trade talk for Anderson Varejao has been consistently present in recent seasons, but the asking price the Cavaliers organization placed on him has always been too steep for teams to consider. That might change this year, with Varejao leading the league in rebounding and having an All-Star caliber season — even if, as we…

  25. Nothing shocking here: Kobe, LeBron lead All-Star ballot early returns

    Dec 13, 2012, 2:32 PM EST

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    We don’t exactly need Nate Silver to break down these voting returns and trends — the players in the lead early in the NBA All-Star balloting almost always stay on top. Occasionally guys close small gaps, but generally what you see now is what you get. In which case — good job public. No glaring…

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