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  1. Nuggets need to get back to basics to beat the Warriors in crucial game 3

    Apr 26, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game Two

    Even though the series is tied at one game a piece, the Nuggets have been thoroughly outplayed by the Warriors in the first two games. Golden State has had the better game plan and has made the better adjustments. The Nuggets, meanwhile, have been very good in some areas but not able to play their…

  2. Stephen Curry a “game time decision” for Game 3 versus Nuggets

    Apr 26, 2013, 1:26 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game Two

    Stephen Curry returned to the game after spraining his ankle, helping to lead his Warriors to a win over the Nuggets that evened the series at one game a piece. Right after the injury he was seen on the bench using a giant rubber band to keep his ankle loose enough for him to be…

  3. Report: Kahn to be out, Flip Saunders to be in for Minnesota

    Apr 26, 2013, 12:18 PM EST

    File photo of Washington Wizards coach Saunders during an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston

    We told you there were rumors of this a couple months ago, possibly part of an ownership shift, but now it appears to be reality. The era of David Kahn could be ending in Minnesota, with Flip Saunders coming in to replace him, reports Steve Aschburner at NBA.com. Saunders, 58, has been negotiating a contract…

  4. Ray Allen passes Reggie Miller for most playoff threes (VIDEO)

    Apr 25, 2013, 9:41 PM EST

    Ray Allen

    Ray Allen, who already passed Reggie Miller to become the all-time regular season three-point leader, passed Miller for the playoff record with that three. That was Allen’s 321st three pointer in the post season. With Miami, Allen is just deadly on the corner three — he shot 45 percent from the corners this season. He…

  5. Are Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson ‘the greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the game,’ as Mark Jackson says?

    Apr 25, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

    Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson

    Warriors point guard Stephen Curry just completed the best 3-point shooting season of all time (3.6 3-pointers made per game, 45.3 3-point percentage), and Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson had a pretty good year outside the arc, too (2.6, 40.1). Mark Jackson even called them “the greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the…

  6. Dwight Howard: Serge Ibaka should have won Defensive Player of the Year over Tyson Chandler last year, Marc Gasol this year

    Apr 25, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Dwight Howard, Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Wayne Ellington

    Told Marc Gasol won Defensive Player of the Year and that he finished 14th, Dwight Howard didn’t sound thrilled with the result. Mark Medina of inside the lakers: The news caused Dwight Howard to say “it’s funny,” but he wasn’t offering his signature smile. “It’s just funny,” Howard said. “That’s okay. We got next year…

  7. The Extra Pass: Lakers and Warriors forced to juggle lineups, Knicks do so by choice

    Apr 24, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Warriors’ starters last night – Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Stephen Curry, Jarrett Jack and Klay Thompson – played one minute together during the regular season. The Lakers’ Game 1 starters – Steve Blake, Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Metta World Peace – had never before shared the court. Such is life without…

  8. Warriors go on the offensive, dominate Nuggets to even the series

    Apr 24, 2013, 2:09 AM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game Two

    The Warriors had a lot of questions surrounding them heading into this game. How would they adjust to playing without David Lee? Who would start in his place? Would Stephen Curry find his offense? Would anyone else step up? In order, they answered those accordingly: not much, Jarrett Jack, YES, and YES. The Warriors put…

  9. Harrison Barnes wicked reverse dunk over Anthony Randolph (VIDEO)

    Apr 24, 2013, 2:03 AM EST

    Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes gets a backwards slam dunk on Denver Nuggets' Anthony Randolph in the fourth quarter of their second NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Denver, Colorado

    As part of the Golden State Warriors’ plan for Game 2 — “How about we just don’t miss any shots?” — Harrison Barnes took over for a while in the fourth quarter, putting up 10 points in the period. A couple of those came on dramatic dunks. Like the one above, which is an impressive,…

  10. With David Lee out, Stephen Curry becomes even more important in Game 2

    Apr 23, 2013, 1:35 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game One

    The playoffs are all about adjustments, but even though the Warriors find themselves down 1-0 to the Nuggets they really don’t have to change too much heading into this all important game two. Missing David Lee certainly hurts. When looking at the match ups in this series, he was one player who clearly had an…

  11. Roy Hibbert and David Lee exchange pleasantries while declaring dislike for each other

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:58 PM EST

    David Lee, Roy Hibbert

    Roy Hibbert and David Lee fought during a Pacers-Warriors game in February, and in the aftermath, Hibbert apologized. To be clear, Hibbert apologized “to the fans that were sitting courtside.” You can watch that video again just to be sure, but Hibbert did not apologize to Lee. Hibbert even took Lee’s season-ending hip injury as…

  12. PBT Extra: Talking first weekend of NBA playoffs, Kobe’s tweets

    Apr 22, 2013, 5:38 PM EST

    KOBE_FACE_original

    Honestly, I’m not sure how Kobe Bryant tweeting during the Lakers Game 1 loss to the Spurs became a story, but it did. Kobe’s says he’s going to shut down the in-game tweets, but as part of our discussion on PBT Extra Kay Adams and I talk about Kobe tweeting (she likes it) and the…

  13. David Lee played through back pain last two weeks, did that impact hip?

    Apr 22, 2013, 5:16 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game One

    David Lee had the NBA’s longest active streak of regular season games played without a playoff appearance (577) — until Saturday night. He started his first playoff game, suited up for the Warriors against the Nuggets. He lasted three quarters, at the start of the fourth he took an awkward step and ended up tearing…

  14. It’s official: J.R. Smith is NBA Sixth Man of the Year

    Apr 22, 2013, 3:12 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics

    The Knicks have the NBA’s scoring champion at forward in Carmelo Anthony. Now they have the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, too. As we told you would happen earlier in the day, the New York’s J.R. Smith has been named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. His strong end of the season —…

  15. Reports: Knicks’ J.R. Smith to be named Sixth Man of Year

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

    New York Knicks' Smith celebrates scoring past Washington Wizards during their NBA basketball game in Manhattan

    While there were some other deserving candidates out the there — we’re looking at you, Jarrett Jack — the race for NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year was essentially a two man race. One that the Knicks J.R. Smith has apparently won. It will not be official until later on Monday afternoon but multiple reports…

  16. Mavericks want to make Dirk Nowitzki their second-best player

    Apr 21, 2013, 11:32 PM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki, Ryan Anderson

    For the first time since the 1999-00 season, when Michael Finley did it, Dirk Nowitzki didn’t lead the Mavericks in win shares. As Nowitzki missed a large of the 2012-13 season due to injury, Vince Carter, Darren Collison and Shawn Marion passed him in the all-in-one stat. If the Mavericks have their way, Nowitzki won’t…

  17. David Lee out for season, spelling big problems for Warriors against Nuggets

    Apr 21, 2013, 1:28 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game One

    Warriors forward David Lee is out for the season after tearing his right hip flexor against the Nuggets, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: The Warriors were already in a hole after losing Game 1 to Denver, and they just sunk a lot deeper. Not only is Lee – who averaged 18.5 points and 11.2…

  18. Nuggets, Andre Miller use second half surge to defeat Warriors

    Apr 20, 2013, 10:44 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets - Game One

    Game one proved to be the perfect example of why this series has a chance to be the best of the first round match ups. Both teams dueled down the stretch with some fantastic shot making, but it was Andre Miller’s lay up in the final seconds that lifted the Nuggets to a 97-95 win…

  19. David Lee leaves game 1 with “probable right hip flexor strain”

    Apr 20, 2013, 8:27 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets Kosta Koufos defends Golden State Warriors David Lee in the third quarter of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Denver

    The first playoff game of David Lee‘s career didn’t exactly finish the way he would have hoped. When driving to the rim in the early part of the 4th quarter, Lee drew a foul and when landing instantly grabbed his right quadricep area. Early reports are that he has a right hip injury: INJURY UPDATE:…

  20. JaVale McGee dunks all over Andrew Bogut (VIDEO)

    Apr 20, 2013, 7:40 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets' McGee stuffs as Golden State Warriors' Jack looks on in the first quarter of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Denver

    JaVale McGee is the most athletic big man in the game today, and when he makes the right play nobody can stop him. Ask Andrew Bogut, who got fiercely dunked on in the first half Saturday of Game 1 between the Nuggets and Warriors. The best part of this if you’re a Nuggets fan (or…

  21. PBT NBA Playoff Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets

    Apr 19, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Ty Lawson, Stephen Curry

    SEASON RECORDS Denver: 57-25 third in the West Golden State: 47-35 sixth in the West SEASON SERIES The Nuggets won the season series 3-1, which included two 11 point victories and a double overtime win in their first match up of the season. The Warriors lone win was by a single point when David Lee dominated with…

  22. Looking at the possible first round upsets in the NBA playoffs

    Apr 19, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    Heat's Bosh and Bulls' Boozer await a rebound from a Miami free throw in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami

    There are some first round series in the NBA playoffs, like the one between the Heat and the Bucks, for example, that are nothing more than foregone conclusions. But there are others where the lower seed has a more than legitimate shot at beating a higher-seeded team winning and advancing, at least in theory. In…

  23. Who can knock off Miami? NBA playoff power rankings

    Apr 18, 2013, 8:49 AM EST

    Tony Parker, Tim Duncan

    If you want to hold the Larry O’Brien trophy — the one that goes to the NBA champions each June — you’re going to have to pry it out of Miami’s cold, dead hands. Good luck. They are the defending champs. They had the best regular season record in the NBA despite coasting to start…

  24. Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen’s record for most threes in a season (VIDEO)

    Apr 18, 2013, 8:19 AM EST

    Stephen Curry, Jarrett Jack

    His ankles finally healthy, Stephen Curry has proven not only to be as good a pure shooter as there is in the game, but maybe one of the best ever. With the two threes above, Curry tied then broke Ray Allen‘s record for most three pointers in a season. Curry finished the season with 272…

  25. Stephen Curry on verge of breaking Ray Allen’s single-season 3-point record

    Apr 17, 2013, 1:35 PM EST

    Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry will likely break Ray Allen’s record for 3-pointers in a season (269) when the Warriors play the Trail Blazers tonight – Curry has 268, and he’s made at least two 3-pointers in 65 of his 77 games – but that’s not the most remarkable aspect of Curry’s outside shooting. Curry is shooting 3-pointers,…

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