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  1. The Extra Pass: The All-Mesh Team and Tuesday’s recaps

    Nov 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    While the Golden State Warriors were giving the Detroit Pistons the proverbial business on Tuesday night, the Warriors’ announcing crew fawned over Andre Iguodala before asking, “who wouldn’t want to play with this guy?” It was a rhetorical question, of course, but I tried to answer it anyway. For the life of me, I couldn’t…

  2. PBT NBA Power Rankings: It’s the Pacers, Spurs then everyone else

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    David Stern’s nightmare Finals matchup is on top of the second PBT NBA Power rankings — Indiana and San Antonio. Lots of shifting still going on in the rankings as teams shake themselves out just a couple weeks into the season, but a few patterns are emerging. 1. Pacers (7-0, Last Week No. 1). Yes…

  3. Spurs coach Popovich believes Warriors are ‘for real’

    Nov 10, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich

    When San Antonio made their run to the Finals last year, they swept the depleted Lakers in the first round of the playoffs, and did the same to a very good Grizzlies team in the Western Conference Finals. The only team to give the Spurs any modicum of postseason trouble besides the eventual champion Heat…

  4. Andrew Bynum booed in his return to Philadelphia with Cavaliers (VIDEO)

    Nov 8, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum

    Andrew Bynum knew this was coming. In his return to Philadelphia with the Cavaliers on Friday, Bynum was booed lustily by the hometown crowd when he checked in for the first time late in the first quarter, despite never playing a single game for the franchise last season. Actually, that’s probably the reason why. Bynum…

  5. Stephen Curry out vs. Spurs Friday

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

    Stephen Curry

    UPDATE 6:10 p.m. ET: Curry is out, reports Sam Amick of USA Today. 1:17 p.m. ET: Stephen Curry is officially day-to-day with a bone bruise in his ankle — and considering this is their star player with a long history of ankle issues (including multiple surgeries), you can expect the Warriors will be cautious here.…

  6. Andrew Bynum says he expects boos in Philadelphia, doesn’t feel bad at all about last season

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Newly-acquired Philadelphia 76ers player Bynum smiles during a news conference at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    The Sixers traded away their best player in Andre Iguodala before last season in exchange for Andrew Bynum, who was coming off of an All-Star year in Los Angeles. A series of knee injuries and setbacks during the rehabilitation process kept Bynum from ever playing a single game in Philadelphia, and he was allowed to…

  7. Stephen Curry with between-the-legs assist, Klay Thompson rains threes (VIDEO)

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT

    Klay Thompson

    The Golden State Warriors are just pure entertainment some nights. Wednesday they dropped 106 on the Minnesota Timberwolves in a win that moved them to 4-1 on the season with the fifth best offense in the league. Curry made maybe THE highlight play of the night with this between the legs assist on the break.…

  8. The Extra Pass: Three new faces and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks

    One of the best parts about the start of any season is the chance to get familiar with the new faces in the league. Guys like Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo will get plenty of publicity, so let’s dig a little deeper and look at a few other players that are impressing in their first…

  9. Stephen Curry day-to-day with injured ankle

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:34 PM EDT

    Stephen Curry

    This appears to be pretty minor, he may not miss any games, but with Stephen Curry’s history of ankle injuries, you have to do a double take. Curry left the game in the third quarter with what was first described as a left foot bone bruise, but after the game the team announced he is…

  10. Study finds growing up in wealthier neighborhoods increases chances of making NBA

    Nov 5, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    AP Money Found

    The narrative is a strong one and something linked to the NBA today through guys like Derrick Rose — he grew up in a poor area of Chicago where basketball was his escape from the troubles around him. The game eventually provided him an escape from the neighborhood. LeBron James has a similar tale, a…

  11. Evan Turner talked trash to Iguodala before Sixers faced Warriors. That went well.

    Nov 5, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala, Evan Turner

    Andre Iguodala went off on his homecoming to Philadelphia — the former Sixer went off for 11 points and hit 3-of-4 from beyond the arc in the first quarter and just kept on going. He had 16 more in the second quarter and ended up with 32 points and a career best seven threes as…

  12. The Extra Pass: Clippers offensive fireworks cover up struggling defense, plus Monday recaps

    Nov 5, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Doc Rivers

    LOS ANGELES — The Clippers know how to put on a show — they dropped a highflying 137 points on the Rockets and blew the up-and-coming team out of the water. Through four games the Clippers are averaging 116.7 points per 100s possessions, that is almost 7 points better than the second place team (Houston).…

  13. Monday night NBA grades: Andre Iguodala torches the Sixers, Clippers offense continues to roll

    Nov 5, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Our grades from Monday around the NBA, or what you missed while watching your fantasy football matchup go down in flames … The Clippers offense. Coming into Monday night’s showdown with the Rockets, the Clippers were far and away the best offensive team in the league statistically with an average of 113.3 points per 100 possessions.…

  14. Iguodala with ridiculous behind-the-back pass to Lee (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    At points the Warriors just seemed to be toying with Philadelphia, playing their own blacktop game with plenty of street flair. Like long-distance alley-oops. Or, behind the back passes, like this Andre Iguodala to David Lee dish for the easy two. Iguodala had 32 points in his Philly homecoming. That went pretty well.

  15. Stephen Curry finds Andre Iguodala from half court for the alley-oop slam (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

    Stephen Curry

    The Sixers are a nice story and all, sitting at 3-0 in the standings entering Monday night’s game against the Warriors. But no one expects it to continue, and Golden State seems intent on ending that brief winning streak, and doing so in spectacular fashion. As the Warriors got out to an early double digit…

  16. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Pacers, Rockets, T-Wolves and Sixers on top

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans

    The first few weeks of the Power Rankings see crazy fluctuations — teams that aren’t really that good start off hot, teams that are good start cold, so teams bounce up and down the rankings like they are on a bungee cord the first few weeks. Eventually things find their level. But this week was…

  17. Lob City is not dead: CP3, Griffin connect on back-to-back-to-back alley oops (VIDEO)

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    The reports of Lob City’s death have been greatly exagerated. Golden State lost to the Clippers Thursday night in a wildly entertaining game because of 24 turnovers (11 by Stephen Curry) and with all the changes in Los Angeles one thing remians the same — turn the ball over and they will get out in…

  18. The Extra Pass Thursday Roundup: Stephen Curry could be greatest shooter ever

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    How good were Stephen Curry and Chris Paul in the shootout between the Clippers and Warriors last night? It’s almost impossible to be hyperbolic, both about the performances and the players themselves. Don’t believe me? Try this one on for size: Stephen Curry is the best shooter of all-time. You’re squirming, aren’t you? It doesn’t…

  19. Thursday night NBA grades: That Chris Paul guy is pretty good

    Nov 1, 2013, 2:50 AM EDT

    BKN-WARRIORS-CLIPPERS

    Our grades from Thursday night around the NBA, or what you missed while listening to bad British announcers call Game 7 of the Heat/Spurs Finals last year…. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers. That was the kind of performance that reminds you CP3 is the very best point guard in the NBA — 42 points, 15…

  20. The Extra Pass Wednesday Roundup: Talking tanking (or not) in Phoenix

    Oct 31, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

          PHOENIX — After the Suns traded their projected starting center in Marcin Gortat to the Wizards in exchange for an injured player who might not play this season and a future first round draft pick, and did so less than a week before the start of the regular season, it doesn’t exactly…

  21. UPDATE: Andrew Bynum has been medically cleared, will play in opener

    Oct 30, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum

    Things change fast — just ignore everything we wrote earlier today (based on what was being said in Cleveland this morning): Just this afternoon Andrew Bynum has been medically cleared to play and will be active for the Cavaliers as they host the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night, reports Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.…

  22. The Extra Pass Tuesday roundup: Doc Rivers talks Clippers defensive woes

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Doc Rivers, Chris Paul

    LOS ANGELES — The long grind of the NBA season is about building habits, building sustainable ways to win that can carry a team through the playoffs. For the Clippers this season, that building focus is on defense (their offense is going to score plenty). Before his team’s opening night game Tuesday the Clippers’ Doc…

  23. Harrison Barnes out for first two games due to foot injury

    Oct 29, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v San Antonio Spurs - Game Five

    Expectations are high in the Bay Area — their beloved Warriors are finally good, making it to the second round of the playoffs last season, then they went out and added Andre Iguodala this summer. But this is not how you want to start the season. Harrison Barnes will be out at least the first…

  24. Nate Robinson isn’t sure why teams overlook him, but he’s sure he likes Brian Shaw

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT

    Nate Robinson

    When Nate Robinson catches fire, there is no better show in the NBA. What playoff quarter was more entertaining than his 23-point fourth quarter in the first round of the playoffs against Brooklyn in Game 4, when Robinson single handedly forced overtime? He’s the shortest player in the NBA, a fan favorite everywhere and he…

  25. What to expect from LeBron and the Heat?

    Oct 28, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    You’re busy, so I’ll save you some time: a championship.  They’ve won two straight, basically their entire squad is coming back, and their best guy is the most dynamic and exciting player since Michael Jordan.  The Heat have all the tools they need to make a run at a three-peat – but even with them…

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