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  1. Three Stars of the Night: An Odd Scoring Battle

    Dec 30, 2012, 2:36 AM EST

    Brook Lopez, Kyrie Irving

    With 22 teams in action, you’d expect the usual suspects to be the big scorers of the night. Guys like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and James Harden. The guys battling Kobe Bryant for the scoring title. Those guys. Nope! Saturday was a little bit wild and crazy, and as a result we had Luis Scola…

  2. NBA postpones Chicago at Indiana Wednesday due to weather

    Dec 26, 2012, 4:52 PM EST

    Christmas Weather

    There’s a blizzard hitting Indiana and specifically the Indianapolis area hard right now — up to a foot of snow had fallen as of this writing in some areas with more to come, leading to a host of traffic accidents, roads closing, shopping malls closing (on one of the busiest days of the year) and…

  3. NBA Power Rankings: Clippers in top spot, which is close to Mayans being right

    Dec 24, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Los Angeles Clippers

    It’s not the end of the world in a classic way, or even in a “Michael Stipe feels fine” kind of way, but the Clippers being on top of the PBT power rankings are as close to the end of the world as we are getting this week. 1. Clippers (21-6, LW 2). Winners of…

  4. LeBron James, Chris Paul named conference players of the week

    Dec 24, 2012, 3:21 PM EST

    US gold medalists LeBron James (R) and C

    Shocking news out of the league office this Christmas Eve, I know. But two of the game’s best players had two of the best weeks statistically speaking, and were therefore awarded for the accomplishment. LeBron James and Chris Paul were named Eastern and Western Conference players of the week, for games played from Dec. 17…

  5. Trimester Awards: A Naughty and Nice List

    Dec 21, 2012, 6:19 PM EST

    Kevin Durant

    Can you believe it? The NBA season is somehow a third of the way finished, which means it’s probably time to take stock of what we’ve seen so far this year. We’ll give out some awards — ’tis the season and all that — but we’ll also dish out some coal. After all, what are…

  6. Video: Gerald Green with huge slam against Jazz “defense”

    Dec 20, 2012, 9:33 AM EST

    Gerald Green

    The Jazz haven’t been a very good defensive team this season, a trend that continued against the Pacers who shot 51.3 percent on their way to a win. Or, just look at the help rotations — or lack thereof — on this huge Gerald Green throwdown. Then look at how high Green got. Dunking is…

  7. Baseline to Baseline recaps: That Kevin Durant guy is pretty good

    Dec 20, 2012, 8:29 AM EST

    Thunder forward Durant reacts after a three point shot against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Atlanta

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while being more than willing to do your part to fight breast cancer…. Knicks 100, Nets 86: Battle of New York? Not really. The Knick are an elite team that got Carmelo Anthony back and he dropped 31 (that makes it…

  8. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Joakim Noah is all the offense Bulls need

    Dec 19, 2012, 3:27 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Noah celebrates basket against Boston Celtics' Terry during NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching the Golden Eagle snatches kid video over and over… Lakers 101, Bobcats 100: Pau Gasol returned but that kind of got overshadowed by the Lakers barely winning a game they were supposed to cruise in. We’ve got all the…

  9. Monday And-1 Links: Should the Rockets send Jeremy Lin to the bench?

    Dec 17, 2012, 7:29 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Houston Rockets

    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. • Should the Houston rockets bring Jeremy Lin off the bench? What has been…

  10. NBA Power Rankings: Right now, Clippers are second best in West

    Dec 17, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin and Chris Paul run off the bench to celebrate a basket against the Toronto Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    What we see in December is not always a great predictor of what we see in the playoffs, but the Clippers look very good lately. Better than their more talked about roommate in Los Angeles. 1. Thunder (19-4, Last week ranked No. 1). They are the winners of 10 in a row. I still think…

  11. Dwight Howard stars in parody “Save The Centers” video

    Dec 13, 2012, 11:57 AM EST

    Dwight Howard

    That is damn funny. In case you missed it, the NBA has taken the “center” designation off the All-Star ballot, instead you vote for three “frontcourt” players. The reason is the evolution of the NBA — Kevin Garnett spent most of his career as a forward but he plays the center spot now for Boston,…

  12. Pacers Stephenson uninjured in minor car accident

    Dec 11, 2012, 2:02 PM EST

    Damian Lillard Lance Stephenson

    It’s good to see that this ended up being minor. The Pacers’ Lance Stephenson was on his way to an Indianapolis area mall for a “Shop with the Pacers” event when he got into a minor car accident, reports WLFI: The 23-year-old rear ended another car just after 6 p.m. at US 31 South and…

  13. Video: Russell Westbrook block shuts down Roy Hibbert

    Dec 10, 2012, 11:46 AM EST

    Russell Westbrook, Roy Hibbert

    Yoda: “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?” Russell Westbrook went all Yoda on Roy Hibbert Sunday, with maybe the best block of the season so far. Of course, size matters less when you can jump out of the building. Still, that is a great defensive effort, a fearless…

  14. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Bucks tried to give up 29 point lead, hang on to beat Nets

    Dec 10, 2012, 2:50 AM EST

    Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Mirza Teletovic, Jerry Stackhouse

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching some goat farmers win the Amazing Race… Jazz 117, Lakers 110: The Lakers most passionate and probably best player was Jordan Hill. That’s not a good sign. The Lakers defense was sad and Utah outworked them, we break it…

  15. Roy Hibbert says he will be the ‘best center in the league’

    Dec 9, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Roy Hibbert, Larry Bird

    Roy Hibbert made the All-Star team a season ago, one in which he averaged career highs of 12.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, while anchoring the defense for a Pacers team that pushed the eventual champion Heat to six games in the second round of the playoffs. That performance convinced Indiana to match a…

  16. JaVale McGee literally throws it down on the Pacers (VIDEO)

    Dec 7, 2012, 9:54 PM EST

    JaVale McGee

    The leaping ability of JaVale McGee has been well-documented, yet he gave us another example of his skill in this department on Friday night against the Pacers. McGee gets the ball on the wing, and after a single dribble, elevates and throws it down over Ian Mahinmi — literally. Afterward, he celebrates by … shoveling…

  17. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Lakers show up for a half, that’s enough in New Orleans

    Dec 6, 2012, 3:29 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching Bilbo Baggins going on a drunken ‘Unexpected Journey’… Lakers 103, Hornets 87: On night where Kobe Bryant became only the 5th player in NBA history to hit the 30,000 career point plateau, the Lakers also got the win. And so…

  18. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Thunder put up a lot of points on Nets “defense”

    Dec 5, 2012, 9:10 AM EST

    Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams reacts as he is blocked by Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant in NBA game in New York

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while making sure our nation was prepared for a zombie apocalypse…. Wizards 105, Heat 101: Now do you think there might be a problem with the Heat defense? Giving up triple digits to the worst offense in the land? We broke…

  19. Three Stars of the Night: Welcome Back, Z-Bo.

    Dec 5, 2012, 12:02 AM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Sacramento Kings

    What a night. Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George scored nearly half of his team’s points (34 points on 14-for-25 shooting) in a victory over the Bulls, and he didn’t make the list. Deron Williams had 33 points and 7 assists, nearly carrying the Nets to a victory over the Thunder, and you won’t find him…

  20. NBA Power Rankings: Heat, Thunder on top, it feels like 2011

    Dec 3, 2012, 3:11 PM EST

    Miami Heat's James celebrates win over Atlanta Hawks with Bosh and Allen during their NBA basketball game in Atlanta

    It’s early in the season, very early, but there are moments it feels line the NBA finals come June could be a rematch of last year — Miami vs. Oklahoma City. And that really shouldn’t be a surprise. Right now those two teams are on top of the PBT power rankings. 1. Heat (12-3, last…

  21. Mavs Carlisle thinking of starting Fisher, benching Collison

    Nov 29, 2012, 2:29 PM EST

    fisher-kaman-flagrant-2

    Texas was not one of the states that passed legalized marijuana. Right? Because I’m generally a pretty big Rick Carlisle fan, I think he makes smart decisions as a coach. And I get he is frustrated with Darren Collison and his play, particularly on defense. And Collison is battling a finger injury. Collison was benched…

  22. Mike D’Antoni defends Pau Gasol, says he fits his system

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:48 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    After the Lakers loss Tuesday night to the Pacers — when Pau Gasol got out too high into a no-man’s land trying to defend George Hill on the final play, got his hips turned and watched Hill blow by him for the game winning shot — Lakers fans frustration with Gasol reached a new high…

  23. Video: Joey Crawford’s blocking call dance is spectacular

    Nov 28, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Joey Crawford

    Referee Joey Crawford was in full on “I want to be part of this game” mode on Tuesday night, injecting himself into the Pacers win over the Lakers with questionable calls and handing out technicals like candy on Halloween. But this blocking call was the best — maybe the best blocking call ever in NBA…

  24. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Sixers get win despite Vince Carter heroics

    Nov 28, 2012, 4:30 AM EST

    Dorell Wright, Shawn Marion

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching a Christmas lights show timed out to “Gangnam Style”… Pacers 79, Lakers 77: Sometimes you watch a game and think neither team deserves to win it. That was this game. It was ugly. But despite 40 from Kobe Bryant…

  25. In ugly mess of game, George Hill’s pretty shot lifts Pacers over Lakers

    Nov 28, 2012, 3:34 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    At least Lakers fans got to leave Staples Center Tuesday night with a Chick Hearn bobblehead (the Lakers honored their legendary former broadcaster). I say that because I’m trying to help them find something positive. And there isn’t much else – the Lakers lost in an ugly game 79-77 to the Indiana Pacers. This was…

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