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  1. Nate Robinson on NBA referees: “They hate me”

    Dec 2, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Nate Robinson

    On some level, every NBA player thinks this. From today’s elite scorers like Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, all the way back through Michael Jordan to Oscar Robertson, every NBA player thinks the referees have it in for him. James Naismith probably hated the refs. Denver’s Nate Robinson certainly feels that way — he’s a guy…

  2. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Pacers, Heat and a lot from out West at the top

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics

    The Eastern Conference has two elite teams — Indiana and Miami — and they are on top of the PBT Power Rankings for this week. Then you don’t see another team from the East until No. 12, which speaks to the depth of the West and the drop off after the East elite.   1.…

  3. Timofey Mozgov blocks Rudy Gay dunk attempt (VIDEO)

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game Two

    You think what Blake Griffin did was easy? Timofey Mozgov can play a little defense — just ask Rudy Gay. The Raptors swingman went for the dunk Sunday and Mozgov said “I’m tired of being dunked on” and shut it down. Shut. It. Down. Denver went on to win the game 112-98.

  4. The Extra Pass: The Wild West, can Portland last, and Sunday’s Recaps

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    Let’s jump around the Western Conference with a few observations: Portland: 20 percent of the regular season is in the books, and the Trail Blazers hold the pole position in the Western Conference. It’s a great accomplishment and something absolutely no one expected, but the Blazers should come back down to earth soon enough. Wesley…

  5. Blake Griffin unsuccessful in his attempt to ‘Mozgov’ Roy Hibbert (VIDEO)

    Dec 1, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Clippers

    Blake Griffin has a had a multitude of extremely athletic dunks that have humiliated defenders throughout his career, but the one he threw down over Timofey Mozgov is what most people point to as Griffin’s signature slam dunk highlight. Griffin tried to add Roy Hibbert of the Pacers to his posterization reel on Sunday, and…

  6. Randy Foye blocks Carmelo Anthony’s shot at the buzzer, Knicks lose eighth straight (VIDEO)

    Nov 30, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Miami Heat

    The Knicks battled back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit in Denver on Friday, and had a chance to send the game into overtime in the final possession of regulation. Carmelo Anthony waived off the screen and went to an isolation set against Randy Foye, and given the fact that Anthony had a good four-inch…

  7. George Karl thinks Iguodala was Mark Jackson’s mole, still ticked about Jackson’s playoff “tricks”

    Nov 29, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl watches his team play against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoffs in Denver

    Denver looked like a team that could do a lot of damage in the playoffs last season – they won 57 games, the players bought into the style George Karl was preaching, and they were a disruptive if not elite defense. Then Danilo Gallinari went down and they were never the same. On either end…

  8. Denver put away Minnesota on 6-0 dunk run (VIDEO)

    Nov 29, 2013, 1:59 AM EDT

    hickson dunk

    There were no games on Thanksgiving to bring you highlights from, so we have one more from Wednesday night. Denver’s offense has opened up since JaVale McGree went down — driving lanes have have parted like the Red Sea, and the Nuggets feel like they are running more, and guys are working hard on the…

  9. The Extra Pass: Nets believe they’re headed in the right direction, and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 28, 2013, 8:10 AM EDT

    joe johnson steve blake

    NEW YORK – The Nets fell to 4-11 on the season after an early blowout ended up becoming a heartbreaker before the final buzzer sounded. But the vibe around the team is good despite the rough start, because some of the key players believe that the recent effort shown has the beginnings of trending things…

  10. Brian Shaw tries to improve Nuggets’ free throw shooting by asking team to hit him on the head

    Nov 27, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    The Denver Nuggets are making 69.9 percent of their free throws. Which is not good, even if there are two teams that are worse (Charlotte and Detroit, thank you Andre Drummond). Coach Brian Shaw was using his head trying to come up with ways to get the team to shoot better from the stripe, when…

  11. Dirk Nowitzki warned for flop vs. Nuggets (VIDEO)

    Nov 26, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Dirk Nowitzki, welcome to the club. That’s the club of star players who have gotten a warning from the league about flopping. Nowitzki earned his in the third quarter of the Mavericks’ loss to Denver Monday night, when Darrell Arthur closed out and contested the jumper and Nowitzki fell like he was reenacting the Kennedy…

  12. The Extra Pass: Behind San Antonio’s hot start and Monday’s recaps

    Nov 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    At least in the standings, the San Antonio Spurs are as good as they’ve ever been. By walloping the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, San Antonio tied their franchise best for a start to the season. The Spurs are 13-1 now and winners of 11 straight games. What can you say? I ran out of…

  13. Monday night NBA Grades: Ty Lawson, LeBron James get top marks

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:32 AM EDT

    Ty Lawson

    We know you might have missed some NBA action Monday night as you chased a flock of feral turkeys around New York City, so we bring you grades from the night to help you get caught up. Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets. Lawson spent the first half of this game deferring (J.J. Hickson had 12 points…

  14. DeAndre Jordan’s monster rejection of Russell Westbrook (VIDEO)

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

    DeAndre Jordan

    There is no more athletic center in the NBA than DeAndre Jordan (maybe JaVale McGee, it’s close). He’s fast and leaps out of the building. Which why he has some spectacular blocks, like this one on Russell Westbrook Thursday night. Best part of this? Jordan didn’t swat it into the third row, rather it stayed…

  15. The Extra Pass: Busting myths surrounding Blake Griffin, and Thursday’s recaps

    Nov 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Clippers

    In his first season playing in the league, Blake Griffin crushed any and all expectations. Now, just a few years later, he can’t seem to get out from under the weight of them. Without diving in too deep as to why that is, it’s probably fair to say that Griffin isn’t treated as even-handedly as…

  16. Thursday night NBA Grades: The Thunder bench was niiiice

    Nov 22, 2013, 2:31 AM EDT

    Thunder hudle

    A few grades from the two NBA games Thursday night, or what you missed while you were watching Ron Burgundy sing Loverboy tunes… Oklahoma City Thunder bench. The starters staked the team a lead but the Thunder bench carried that over and got the win over the Clippers Thursday night. Jeremy Lamb had 11 points…

  17. Report: Kings “aggressively” looking to trade veterans to accelerate rebuild

    Nov 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    While most teams are feeling out deals and moving patiently with their big trade chips to see how the market shakes out — see the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets as examples 1A and 1B — the new regime in Sacramento is feeling a little more impatient. They have veterans available and they are looking…

  18. Jimmy Butler misses practice, needs MRI

    Nov 19, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    Jimmy Butler – after suffering right toe injury in the third quarter of the Bulls’ win over the Bobcats on Monday, returning in the fourth quarter and then leaving again – pledged to be ready for Chicago’s next game. Via Mark Strotman of CSN Chicago: “I hurt it. I don’t really know how. But it’s…

  19. Russell Westbrook crosses-up Hickson to put dagger in Nuggets (VIDEO)

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors

    Denver would not go away. Kevin Durant hit a three a minute before that felt like a dagger but Denver kept coming back, getting within striking distance. So Russell Westbrook put his own dagger in. With style. Up two with less than 30 seconds left he drove, got by his man then just crossed up…

  20. The Extra Pass: King of the Hill and Monday’s recaps

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Everyone has their spot. A guy like Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, for example, has gone to his spot with such frequency over the years that he’s  been deemed the “mayor of the left block.” No matter the opponent or teammates, you know where to find him on a nightly basis. LaMarcus Aldridge isn’t all…

  21. PBT Extra: Talking early season NBA trade rumors

    Nov 18, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo shouts instructions from the bench against the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of their NBA basketball game in New York

    Normally trade rumors don’t really get going until Christmas, but like an early snowstorm we’ve been hit with a blanket of rumors to start this season, so Kay Adams and I break them down. No, Rondo is not going to the Knicks, New York simply doesn’t have the pieces to make that work. Plus I…

  22. PBT NBA Power Rankings: San Antonio slides into top slot

    Nov 18, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    Another season, another year of the Spurs just making teams pay with their execution. Portland is flying up the rankings, on the other end Utah continues to anchor the bottom.   1. Spurs (9-1, Last Week No. 2). The winners of seven in a row, they move into the top spot as they appear the…

  23. Report: Knicks could deal Shumpert because he’s only tradable asset

    Nov 15, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Iman Shumpert

    The New York Knicks are 3-5 and things are so bad the dancers have stopped dancing (by the owners orders). This is not what Knicks management (or fans) expected, but with Tyson Chandler out a month (at least) it’s hard to see how things take a serious turn for the better in the short term.…

  24. NBA All-Star balloting opens with some interesting questions

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    If he doesn’t come back until December, is Kobe Bryant still a starting All-Star guard in the West? Or should Stephen Curry or James Harden have that spot? Does Kevin Love move past Tim Duncan into the starting lineup? Is Paul George a starter in the East? Is it time for a Derrick Rose/Kyrie Irving…

  25. The Extra Pass: An early look at SportVU data and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Chris Paul

    Chances are at some point this season, you’ve heard about SportVU. For the uninitiated, SportVU is a player tracking software that utilizes cameras positioned around the court to collect all sorts of data. It’s a major breakthrough for analytics, and while a good portion of teams have had the software and data for a few years,…

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