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  1. Baseline-to-baseline recaps: Knicks continue streaking, shorthanded Heat take care of Spurs

    Apr 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while trying to avoid seeing the replay of Kevin Ware’s horrific injury in the Elite Eight. Heat 88, Spurs 86: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Mario Chalmers all sat out of this one for Miami due to various injuries, but the Heat managed…

  2. Three Stars of the Night: Luol Deng looking playoff ready

    Apr 1, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

    Luol Deng

    Today there were some guys with really nice stat lines that just get an honorable mention. There was Paul Pierce (24 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists), who was one of the only Celtics to show up. For the Knicks Carmelo Anthony (24 points, 10 rebounds) had a good line but it was really Raymond Felton…

  3. Cavaliers get Kyrie Irving back Sunday against Hornets

    Mar 31, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v New Jersey Nets

    Kyrie Irving will return to the Cavaliers’ lineup against the Hornets, the team announced on Sunday. Irving has missed his tam’s last eight games with a shoulder injury, and despite Cleveland riding a seven game losing streak and already having been eliminated from playoff contention with just 11 regular season games remaining, the team is…

  4. Jeff Green’s game-winning layup completes Celtics comeback on Cavs (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

    Jeff Green, Paul Pierce

    Doc Rivers said before the game Wednesday he liked how consistently aggressive Jeff Green had been lately for the Celtics — that was always the thing with Green. His talent was never the question, but he could just blend into the background. With the Celtics needing someone to step up lately, he has. Including on…

  5. He’s not shut down, Kyrie Irving could return this season

    Mar 25, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    At this point in the season, with most teams having about a dozen games to go, if a key player is injured on a struggling team, he is usually just shut down for the season. There is no reason to risk more injury for meaningless games. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving is out with a sore shoulder…

  6. Monday And-1 links: NBA Grateful Dead T-Shirts? Better than a “box of rain.”

    Mar 25, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    Clippers GD

    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 I love fried chicken and waffles…. • I know what T-shirt Luke Walton…

  7. Randy Wittman (basically): I’m funny how, I mean, funny like I’m a clown?

    Mar 25, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

    Randy Wittman, Trevor Ariza, Nene

    One might say the Wizards, who started the season 40-12 and 4-28, were a bit of a circus. One probably shouldn’t say that to Washington coach Randy Wittman, though. J. Michael of CSNWashington.com: Coach Randy Wittman just went ballistic on a local TV reporter comparing franchise to a circus The exact question: “the circus was…

  8. LeBron’s return to Cleveland Tuesday sparks more crazy “return in 2014” speculation

    Mar 21, 2013, 2:15 AM EDT

    A Cleveland Cavaliers fan interrupts play during their NBA basketball game against Miami Heat in Cleveland

    If you don’t think some Cavaliers fans are a little bit over the top about the slim possibility of LeBron James returning to Cleveland in 2014, you didn’t see the shirt of the guy who ran on the court in the fourth quarter Wednesday night of the Heat’s dramatic win in Cleveland. The fool disrupted…

  9. Heat, Cavaliers enter Twilight Zone; Miami emerges with 24th straight win. Barely.

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's LeBron James reacts after being fouled during the Heats NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland

    Strangest. Game. Ever… or at least this season. Rod Serling should have done the play-by-play. In the end, Miami escaped Cleveland with a 98-95 win that extends their winning streak to 24 games. That’s what the history books will show. But like life, this game was not about the results, it was about the journey.…

  10. Cavs’ rookie Waiters out week at least, may need surgery

    Mar 19, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers' Waiters goes to the basket against Chicago Bulls' Boozer during the first half of their NBA game in Chicago, Illinois

    Someday the Cavaliers may have a dangerous backcourt of Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, but we didn’t get to see much of it this year due to injury. The latest is Waiters, who had an MRI done on his left knee and loose fragments were found, reports the Associated Press. You didn’t exactly need to…

  11. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Refs make Nuggets/Bulls ending interesting

    Mar 19, 2013, 8:37 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls coach Thibodeau argues with referee Mauer during their NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Chicago

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while wishing you were as well traveled as this dog… Heat 105, Celtics 103: This felt like a playoff game — it was chippy, emotional and the crowd was into it. Jeff Green took over for the Celtics with 43 points, giving the…

  12. Cavaliers’ Luke Walton to wear mask after broken nose

    Mar 18, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

    Luke Walton

    If you haven’t seen a Cleveland Cavaliers game lately (and we can’t really blame you in you haven’t tuned in) you’ve missed Luke Walton playing well. In his last 10 games he’s averaged 20 minutes, four points and 5.5 assists per game. Walton was always a gifted passer for a forward (which is why he…

  13. NBA Power Rankings: Western teams jockey for position behind Heat.

    Mar 18, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

    Kings Heat Basketball

    It’s Miami and then everyone else right now — but notice the next six teams in our weekly power rankings are from the West. That’s because the play of the second tier teams in the East has fallen off (Indiana, New York, Brooklyn) 1. Heat (51-14, last week ranked No. 1). What kind of concerns…

  14. Wednesday And-1 links: Do the Hawks, Lakers struggles with playoff teams matter?

    Mar 13, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Steve Nash of Canada intervenes as Kobe Bryant berates Metta World Peace for committing a foul during their NBA game in Los Angeles

    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 Jack Bauer loves danger (sorry, got sucked into a “24” rerun the other…

  15. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Celtics’ off night makes Bobcats look good

    Mar 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    bobcatsAP

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while checking out what porn stars look like without makeup… Heat 98, Hawks 81: If Tuesday night was any indication, the Hawks should want to win enough games from here on out to avoid slipping to the eighth seed and getting the Heat…

  16. Brandon Knight’s week gets worse, leaves game against Jazz with ankle sprain

    Mar 11, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT

    Brandon Knight, Tyson Chandler, Jason Kidd

    Brandon Knight seems like a nice enough guy, but perhaps that wasn’t the case in a previous life. It’s been a rough season for Knight, with Sunday night’s obliteration at the hands of DeAndre Jordan leading the list of events that haven’t exactly gone his way. Players will always take embarrassment over injury, however, so…

  17. Monday And-1 links: Should we be praising Brandon Knight for trying to make a play on DeAndre Jordan?

    Mar 11, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

    DeAndre Jordan, Brandon Knight

    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. • Brandon Knight became a trending joke on twitter after the Clippers DeAndre Jordan…

  18. NBA Power Rankings: After the Heat it gets interesting

    Mar 11, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers guard Stephenson is guarded by Heat forward Andersen and Battier during their NBA game at the American Airlines Arena in Miami

    Going to be an interesting week out West — Thunder and Spurs on Monday, while the Grizzlies play the Clippers and Nuggets this week. Those games don’t foreshadow playoff outcomes as much as hint at seedings — if Denver can get home court in the first round whoever has to face them is in trouble.…

  19. Kyrie Irving out 3-4 weeks with sprained shoulder

    Mar 11, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    Apparently the basketball injury gods were not done with Kyrie Irving yet. Irving left Sunday night’s game with the Raptors after a collision and now the Cavaliers have announced he will be out three to four weeks with a sprained shoulder the team announced. The injury happened with just a couple minutes left in the…

  20. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Miami wants to know if you have any other challengers

    Mar 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's guard Dwyane Wade goes to the basket past Indiana Pacers guard George Hill during their NBA game in Miami

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while wondering where you’re going to get your next lion meat burger if not Chicago…. Lakers 90, Bulls 81: The Lakers offense has been better of late and the Bulls offense continues to be unimpressive. At best. Those things combine to give the…

  21. Knee pain? Flu? Kyrie Irving playing Friday night anyway.

    Mar 8, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v New Jersey Nets

    On Wednesday Kyrie Irving was saying he had to play through knee pain. Friday morning Cavs coach Byron Scott was saying Irving had a flu bug that had been going around the team and kept Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller out of games. Despite it all Irving is going to suit up against the Grizzlies…

  22. Friday And-1 links: Is Andrew Bynum the new Jeff Ruland?

    Mar 8, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    76ers Bynum Basketball

    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. • A lot of our younger readers read the headline of this story and…

  23. Kyrie Irving likely out Friday but due to flu not knee

    Mar 8, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    A day after some eyebrows were raised about the condition of Kyrie Irving’s knee, he likely is going to sit out Friday night against the Grizzlies. But he is out because of the flu, not the knee. Cavaliers coach Byron Scott passed along the news at the team’s shootaround to Jason Lloyd of the Akron…

  24. If Kyrie Irving’s knee keeps bothering him, Cavs may shut him down

    Mar 7, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    Cleveland has to look at everything Kyrie Irving related as long term. There is nothing to play for this season. There was no rush to bring Irving back from the knee injury that cost him the first half of the season. So when after Wednesday night’s Cavaliers win Irving said his knee was still bothering…

  25. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Celtics 11-0 run closes out Pacers

    Mar 7, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

    Jason Terry, Jordan Crawford

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while wondering what live is like for a poor sultan…. Lakers 108, Hornets 102: The Lakers were down 25 in the third quarter, 18 entering the fourth. But then Kobe Bryant took over the offense and Dwight Howard the defense, the Hornets fell…

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