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  1. Dwight Howard likely out for Rockets Thursday due to ankle injury

    Mar 19, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Chicago Bulls

    Dwight Howard has been healthy this season, and with that played like the guy the Lakers thought they were getting a year ago. Houston has looked good and improving with him in the paint. But he was out Monday night against Utah with an ankle strain suffered against Miami on Sunday. Now he is going…

  2. Anthony Davis’ 40-20 game by the numbers

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Celtics Pelicans Basketball

    The 2012 draft already looks like it will go down as one of the NBA’s stronger ones ever. Andre Drummond is incredibly promising. Damian Lillard won Rookie of the Year and is even better this season. But there’s no doubt, if the draft were re-done, Anthony Davis would remain the No. 1 pick. Days like…

  3. Heat execute in final minutes, Rockets still learning, fall in Miami

    Mar 16, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Miami Heat

    Midway through the third quarter you had to like how the Rockets were playing against the Heat in Miami. Tied 92-92, the Rockets got what seemed like their 5,347th floater in the lane of the night, this time it was Chandler Parsons over Chris Andersen. The Rockets players did not fear the Heat shot blockers…

  4. Patrick Beverley throws down a monster dunk ‘on Chris Bosh’s head’ (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    patrick beverley

    Patrick Beverley leaves LeBron James in the dust, before attacking the rim and throwing down a huge slam on Chris Bosh.

  5. LeBron takes no-look pass from Wade, goes up and over Dwight Howard for the slam (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    Heat Mavericks

    LeBron takes a nice pass from Wade and elevates over Dwight Howard for the vicious first quarter slam.

  6. Jarrett Jacks wants sleeved jerseys tailored specifically for individual players

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    Jarrett Jack believes custom fitting players with the sleeved jerseys would reduce the complaints. But he still doesn’t like the way they look, regardless of how they do or do not impact performance. “We’re like the Beach Police,” Jack said.

  7. Report: Joakim Noah to receive $500K bonus if he’s named to All-NBA first team

    Mar 15, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks

    Joakim Noah receives a $500K bonus if he’s named to the All-NBA first team. Does he have a shot?

  8. Joakim Noah on Mike Dunleavy: ‘He’s finally giving Duke some credibility’

    Mar 14, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks

    In ESPN’s Fab Five documentary, Jalen Rose discussed how he felt about Duke while playing at Michigan. Rose: I hated Duke, and I hated everything I felt Duke stood for. Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms. To many, that’s still the…

  9. Report: Houston Rockets to pursue Carmelo Anthony this summer

    Mar 14, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    At a panel during the Sloan Conference, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers described the arduous process of acquiring Andre Iguodala. The Warriors had no cap room last summer, so Myers faced a two-sided task to land the free agent. Not only did he negotiate with Iguodala, Myers discussed trades with other teams to…

  10. Thursday NBA grades: Don’t make Mike Dunleavy angry

    Mar 14, 2014, 3:16 AM EDT

    Mike Dunleavy, James Harden

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while applying for maybe the best journalism job out there…. Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls. Don’t make Mike Dunleavy angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Dunleavy had no points in the first half before Chandler Parsons caught Dunleavy just above the eye with an…

  11. Rockets don’t bring the energy, so Bulls bring the pain in securing a 24-point blowout victory

    Mar 13, 2014, 10:36 PM EDT

    Joakim Noah

    The Rockets came into Thursday night’s contest in Chicago with the league’s best record since Jan. 1, a 23-7 mark that included a record of 15-3 over the team’s last 18 games. But it’s difficult to bring the necessary energy on a nightly basis, and especially against a fiery Bulls team playing at home, not…

  12. Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy bloodied by elbow to the face, returns after getting 10 stitches (VIDEO)

    Mar 13, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    MIKE DUNLEAVY BULLS

    Midway through the second quarter of Thursday night’s contest between the Rockets and the Bulls, Mike Dunleavy set up to try and take a charge against Houston’s Chandler Parsons. It turned out to be not the greatest of ideas, as Parsons inadvertently caught Dunleavy with an elbow above the eye that caused a whole lot…

  13. Kevin McHale, who coaches Dwight Howard, says Joakim Noah is the Defensive Player of the Year

    Mar 13, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers

    The Rockets are in Chicago to face the Bulls in a nationally televised contest on Thursday, and Houston head coach Kevin McHale paid the highest of compliments to the best active player on the opposing team, Joakim Noah. That part wasn’t unusual, as head coaches will often times dole out honest and well-deserved praise to…

  14. Cole Aldrich, nearly four years after being drafted in lottery, gets double-double in first career start

    Mar 12, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics

    BOSTON – As a swarm of media enclosed Cole Aldrich, the playful calls began from his teammates in the less-crowded areas of the New York Knicks locker room. “Cole Stoudemire!” “Cole Chandler!” Aldrich could hardly contain his smile as he discussed his first career start with larger-than-usual-for-him audience. Without the Knicks’ highly paid big men,…

  15. PBT Extra: Talking Andrew Bynum’s arrival, Trail Blazers’ stumble

    Mar 12, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum

    It’s just one game, so you can’t read too much into Andrew Bynum‘s 8 point, 10 rebound first game with the Pacers, but he certainly has the potential to make them better. Today on PBT Extra Kay Adams talk about what Bynum can bring to the Pacers. Then we discuss the stumbles of the Portland…

  16. James Harden admits Rockets were sidetracked by overly-emotional play of Patrick Beverley

    Mar 12, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

    beverley westbrook

    Patrick Beverley went hard after Russell Westbrook from the opening tip on Tuesday, but James Harden says it was a needless distraction.

  17. Dwight Howard with pass to wide open Omer Asik… on the bench (VIDEO)

    Mar 12, 2014, 12:32 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Houston Rockets

    To be fair Omer Asik was wide open, he just was on the bench at the time when Dwight Howard hit him with a pass.

  18. Kevin Durant scores 42, Thunder win a chippy one over Rockets

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT

    Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant led the Thunder to victory with his 42 points, but not before there were plenty of fireworks between the two teams.

  19. Patrick Beverley goes at Russell Westbrook just as he did on the play that caused injury in 2013 playoffs (VIDEO)

    Mar 11, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Two

    Patrick Beverley gives Russell Westbrook a not-so-subtle reminder of the play that caused Westbrook’s season-ending knee injury in the 2013 playoffs.

  20. Tuesday And-1 Links: Does Pete Carroll know something about Phil Jackson to Knicks?

    Mar 11, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

    Pete Carroll

    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 more than Bobby Flay loves chili peppers…. • Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tweeted…

  21. Patrick Beverley: ‘Damian Lillard whines’

    Mar 10, 2014, 8:04 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley, Damian Lillard

    All the audio and video you need to enrich your NBA feud of the day.

  22. PBT Power Rankings: Tell me again how the Spurs are too old….

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

    And the first Eastern Conference team comes in at …

  23. Damian Lillard fed up with Patrick Beverley

    Mar 10, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley, Damian Lillard

    This 15-second sequence tells you all you need to know about the Rockets point guard.

  24. Sunday NBA grades: All hail the unstoppable Jodie Meeks

    Mar 10, 2014, 12:59 AM EDT

    Jodie Meeks, Kevin Durant

    A career-high 42 points on just 18 shots. Not bad.

  25. Harden’s 17 fourth-quarter points spark Rockets’ comeback win (VIDEO)

    Mar 9, 2014, 11:48 PM EDT

    James Harden

    Houston a real contender in the West? Sure looks like it.

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