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  1. Anthony Davis goes off the wall for dunk, says “put me in the dunk contest”

    Feb 11, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

    Anthony Davis

    I wish they had put Anthony Davis in the dunk contest (although the lineup they have with Paul George, Damian Lillard, John Wall, Terrence Rose et al is quite good). Better yet, Adam Silver put Davis in the main game on Sunday (where he should be considered a dark horse MVP candidate as the hometown…

  2. Roy Hibbert handles Lance Stephenson pouring water on his head, but Paul George and George Hill are too much

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Lance Stephenson, Roy Hibbert, Paul George

      Roy Hibbert was just trying to conduct his postgame interview when Lance Stephenson snuck up behind and poured water on Hibbert’s head. Hibbert paused and then continued his answer. “We went out there. We played together. It was fun. We moved the ball. We got a lot of assists, and then we had very…

  3. Monday night NBA grades: In a tanktastic season, Philadelphia finding new lows

    Feb 11, 2014, 3:25 AM EDT

    Sixers

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wishing you had a beer refrigerator as cool as Canada’s…. Philadelphia 76ers. They have lost two consecutive games by 40 or more points — 45 to the Clippers on Sunday, 43 to the Warriors on Monday. The only other team to lose back-to-back games…

  4. LeBron puts on dunking exhibition after practice that probably bests All-Star Dunk Contest

    Feb 10, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    LeBron James is never going to be part of the All-Star Weekend Dunk Contest. That window is closed, more risk than reward for him in that event. But he can throw it down. After Heat practice Monday in Phoenix (the Heat take on the Suns Tuesday) LeBron put on a little dunking exhibition and… damn.…

  5. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Thunder stay on top, Bucks stay on bottom

    Feb 10, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    More and more I think Adam Silver’s first NBA Finals as commissioner will feature Indiana and Oklahoma City — which would be good basketball but not exactly Super Bowl ratings. Things can change, but those are the two best teams right now.   1 Thunder (41-12, Last Week No. 1). We gave been praising Kevin…

  6. Paul George with the flying dunk over Orlando’s Glen Davis (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Paul George

    The Magic won their second consecutive game against one of the league’s elite, holding on to beat the Pacers on Sunday after taking care of the Thunder just two nights earlier. Paul George had one of the better highlights in the losing effort, however, flying high for this first quarter jam that he was able…

  7. Blake Griffin on the Dunk Contest: ‘It’s something I would never do again’

    Feb 9, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    blake griffin dunk contest

    Blake Griffin won the 2011 Dunk Contest by doing something that had never been done previously, and won’t be duplicated again. The man jumped over a car. While we can debate whether or not that sounds a lot more impressive than it actually was, the vibe at Staples Center was electric when the car was…

  8. Roy Hibbert goes back to third grade in NBA “Dream Big” ad (VIDEO)

    Feb 7, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

    roy hibbert game 7

    Roy Hibbert is taller than your average third grader. That provides the baseline of humor in this latest NBA Dream Big promo, and because I have daughters about that age I liked it. And if I like it, I run it. Besides, how cool would it have been if an NBA player came and spent…

  9. Paul George says Pacers are the Seattle Seahawks of the NBA

    Feb 7, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Indiana Pacers

    Defense first. Physical. Intimidating because of that physicality. A tight-knit locker room. Better offense than you give them credit for. They talk enough smack to piss off the establishment. Not in a top 10 market but with a passionate fan base starved for a winner. I just described the Seattle Seahawks. I also just described…

  10. LeBron says he should be Defensive Player of the Year

    Feb 7, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    Heat vs. Spurs

    It’s going to be Roy Hibbert. If you were going to bet on one sure thing out of the NBA’s awards this season, you should bet on Roy Hibbert being named Defensive Player of the Year. More than Durant as MVP or Michael Carter-Williams as Rookie of the Year, Hibbert is a lock for DPOY.…

  11. 2014 Slam Dunk Contest the most star-studded ever

    Feb 7, 2014, 8:46 AM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Paul George

    It’s been 14 years since the Slam Dunk Contest has featured multiple All-Stars. Heck, in the last two years, no All-Stars have participated. But after years of pleas, the NBA has finally assembled a Dunk Contest field that includes the game’s top talent. Paul George, Damian Lillard and John Wall headline the 2014 event –…

  12. The Extra Pass: Handicapping the All-Star Saturday events

    Feb 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Denver Nuggets

    A week from now the eyes of the basketball world will be on New Orleans for the NBA’s Damian Lillardapalooza. … er, I mean the NBA’s All-Star weekend. While Sunday’s All-Star Game is the big show, I’ve always found Saturday night’s series of skill contests more fun than the no-D exhibition that is the All-Star…

  13. Wall, Lillard, George headline new look All-Star Saturday Dunk Contest

    Feb 6, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Washington Wizards

    If all of us — red state, blue state, regardless of religion or skin color — could come together and agree on just two things they would be: 1) Kevin Durant’s new puppy is really cute. 2) The NBA All-Star Saturday Dunk Contest needed some life injected into it. The NBA has heard you on…

  14. Mario Chalmers fined $5,000 for flop against Blake Griffin (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

    chalmers

    That play from Wednesday night worked for Mario Chalmers — he drew and offensive foul on Blake Griffin. He also flopped — and that’s the second time this season he’s been caught flopping so the league came down on him with a $5,000 fine this season. Yes, a whopping $5,000. To be clear, do the…

  15. Reports: Dunk contest field headlined by George, Wall, Lillard

    Feb 6, 2014, 5:58 PM EDT

    Paul George

    We let you know last night that Damian Lillard said he was in for the dunk contest (and maybe much more). He’s not the only star. Multiple reports (including Yahoo, CSNWashington.com and ESPN) have given us what we expect to be the six-man dunk contest field: Paul George (Indiana Pacers) Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)…

  16. Paul George breaks away for the windmill slam dunk (VIDEO)

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

    paul george

    Paul George hasn’t just evolved into on of the game’s best players. He’s becoming known as one of its best in-game dunkers, as well. The anticipation to jump into the passing lane to grab the steal on the perimeter was almost more impressive than the dunk, but the flair and athleticism that George continues to…

  17. The Extra Pass: Talking Blazers, Clippers, coaching with Bill and Luke Walton

    Feb 5, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v San Francisco Giants

    Portland Trail Blazers fans are not fair weathered. They have stuck with the franchise through some dark times. Now they are being rewarded — with LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard leading the way, Portland fans are getting to witness some of the best, most entertaining basketball Rip City has seen in more than a decade.…

  18. Lance Stephenson injures himself on ridiculous, falling and-1 (VIDEO)

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic  v Indiana Pacers

    That is the definition of circus shot. Lance Stephenson drove the lane clearly thinking dunk but was bumped midair by Atlanta’s Kyle Korver which sent him twisting into Paul Millsap, so Stephenson just ended up just throwing up the over-the-head-shot. Which he nailed. Somehow. But watch the landing — ouch. Stephenson stayed in the game…

  19. Mark Jackson pitches Andrew Bogut for Defensive Player of the Year

    Feb 4, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT

    LaMarcus Aldridge, Andrew Bogut

    Who has allowed fewer points per possession this season, the San Antonio Spurs or Golden State Warriors? Since I’m asking, you know the answer is Golden State. The Warrior rank fourth in the NBA in defensive rating (99.3) – behind only the Pacers, Bulls and Thunder and just ahead of the Spurs. Last season, Golden…

  20. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Adam Silver signs the balls, Kevin Durant keeps shooting them

    Feb 3, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Brooklyn Nets

    A look at PBT’s power rankings show basically the only thing that really changed this week was the signature on the Spaulding balls — Adam Silver’s signature is in play. Aside that Durant has the Thunder on top and the Lakers continue fall like the lead balloon they are. 1. Thunder (38-11, Last Week No.…

  21. John Wall leaning toward declining dunk contest invite, but if other stars join he may change his mind

    Feb 2, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    John Wall

    The NBA solicits its star players to compete in All-Star weekend’s dunk contest on a regular basis, but most don’t want to be the biggest name associated with the event. There’s no upside for someone like LeBron James to enter the dunk contest against a field of mostly lesser-known, non-star players. Win it, and that…

  22. Lance Stephenson throws down a monster jam … on a referee (VIDEO)

    Feb 2, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Lance Stephenson

    Lance Stephenson was admittedly mad about not making the All-Star team, and has vowed to “kill everyone in front of him” in order to prove the coaches who left him off the roster wrong. Apparently, that includes referees. After a play was whistled dead and the official came onto the floor into the restricted area…

  23. Luis Scola seals Pacers’ win over Nets with inbound pass off the back of Paul Pierce (VIDEO)

    Feb 2, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

    luis scola pacers

    The Pacers held on for a 97-96 victory over the Nets on Saturday, and used a crafty move by one of their veterans on the game’s final play to seal it. Leading by one with 0.4 seconds remaining, Luis Scola left nothing to chance. Instead of attempting to inbound the ball to one of his…

  24. Larry Bird says notion that Pacers signed Bynum to keep him from Heat is ‘the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard’

    Feb 1, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    larry bird pacers

    The Pacers signed Andrew Bynum for the remainder of the season, and some think it was a move based purely in defense — off the court, much more than on it. Indiana has been the best team in the East over the first half of the season, and team chemistry has been at at all-time…

  25. Lance Stephenson ‘mad’ at All-Star snub

    Feb 1, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Indiana Pacers

    It can be argued that Lance Stephenson was among the players most deserving of All-Star status in the Eastern Conference who was ultimately left off the roster. Kyle Lowry of the Raptors also belongs in that discussion, but Stephenson’s overall play this season with averages of 14.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists on one of…

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