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  1. PBT’s NBA season awards: LeBron for MVP is the easy one

    Apr 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Heat's James prepares to dunk against the Bulls in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami

    In the NBA, reputations are made and broken in the playoffs — but that is like a different season completely. The NBA gives out its awards based on the regular season. And this season a couple awards are obvious, but a couple could go a lot of different directions. Here are PBT’s awards for the…

  2. Tuesday And-1 links: Dennis Rodman is heading back to North Korea

    Apr 16, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT

    Retired U.S. NBA basketball player Rodman is welcomed by Son, Vice Chairman of North Korea's Olympic Committe, as he arrives in Pyongyang

    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. • It’s his life so I pass this along without comment: Dennis Rodman has…

  3. J.R. Smith loses $48 K lawsuit over unpaid jewelry bill

    Apr 11, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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

    What is it with NBA players not paying for their chains? Seriously, add this to the rookie seminar for the guys coming in the league — pay your bills. A day after DeJuan Blair got busted for not paying his bill, a judge ruled in favor of a jewelry store in Southern California that had…

  4. J.R. Smith drains the dagger three-pointer to seal Knicks’ win over Thunder (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics

    It seemed like there were a lot of plays kind of like this one Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City, where the Knicks earned their 12th straight victory by outscoring the Thunder. Scramble plays in this game often seemed to end with the ball in a Knicks shooter’s hands, who would then launch an open long…

  5. Knicks look very much a contender out-scoring Thunder in OKC

    Apr 7, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd

    What do you want from your title contender? A superstar to lead the team? How about Carmelo Anthony with 36 points and 12 rebounds — nine offensive? He took over the league’s scoring title race with that performance. Toughness inside? How about 19 offensive rebounds on one end and your big center Tyson Chandler contesting…

  6. Baseline-to-baseline recaps: Carmelo’s 40 points lead Knicks to 10th straight victory

    Apr 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    New York Knicks' Anthony reacts after scoring against Miami Heat during their NBA basketball game in Miami

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while choosing sides in the battle between Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi … Knicks 95, Hawks 82: The Knicks extended their league-best winning streak to 10 games on Wednesday, thanks to a dominant offensive performance from Carmelo Anthony for the second straight…

  7. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Heat finally lose, Knicks now streaking

    Mar 28, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    New York Knicks' Martin congratulates Anthony after being fouled by Memphis Grizzlies during their NBA basketball game in New York

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while trying to figure out what caused these pond circles … Bulls 101, Heat 97: It had to end sometime, and Wednesday was the night Miami finally lost after winning 27 straight, ending the second longest streak of victories in NBA history. We…

  8. J.R. Smith drains buzzer-beating 30 footer (VIDEO)

    Mar 27, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics

    You know it’s going to be your kind of night when… J.R. Smith had it going Tuesday night — 32 points on 24 shots to help power the Knicks win over the Celtics — but you know he has it going when the notoriously streaky shooter (if you believe in such things) knocked this one…

  9. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Knicks have won five in a row

    Mar 27, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while imagining playing video games at the urinal…. Mavericks 109, Clippers 102 (OT): Chris Paul did his best to lift the Clippers — 33 points on 15 shots, including scoring the team’s last 10 points in regulation. But it wasn’t enough and he…

  10. Three Stars of the night: CP3, Dirk trade shots in Dallas

    Mar 27, 2013, 3:51 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Best game of the night was in Dallas, and we’ve got two from that game. Plus the hot hand that did in Boston. Third Star: Chris Paul (33 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) For much of the game Dallas took the strategy of making Chris Paul the scorer for the Clippers. This is the same…

  11. Marshall Henderson’s favorite NBA players? J.R. Smith and JaVale McGee, because of course

    Mar 23, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    Marshall Henderson – the flashy, showboating, rabble-rousing guard who just led No. 12 seed Mississippi to an upset of No. 5 seed Wisconsin – listed J.R. Smith and JaVale McGee as his favorite NBA players in the above video. “I love those kind of players,” Henderson said. “They can put a crowd in the arena,…

  12. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Night of wild finishes all over NBA map

    Mar 21, 2013, 9:19 AM EDT

    Marc Gasol, Kevin Durant

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while reading the oral history of Ace of Bass’ one hit…. Heat 98, Cavaliers 95: Crazy game. I mean certifiable, off its meds kind of game. Starting with a 40-minute delay at the start to fix a coolant leak in the scoreboard that…

  13. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Refs make Nuggets/Bulls ending interesting

    Mar 19, 2013, 8:37 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls coach Thibodeau argues with referee Mauer during their NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Chicago

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while wishing you were as well traveled as this dog… Heat 105, Celtics 103: This felt like a playoff game — it was chippy, emotional and the crowd was into it. Jeff Green took over for the Celtics with 43 points, giving the…

  14. NBA Power Rankings: Western teams jockey for position behind Heat.

    Mar 18, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

    Kings Heat Basketball

    It’s Miami and then everyone else right now — but notice the next six teams in our weekly power rankings are from the West. That’s because the play of the second tier teams in the East has fallen off (Indiana, New York, Brooklyn) 1. Heat (51-14, last week ranked No. 1). What kind of concerns…

  15. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Clippers dust off what’s left of the Knicks

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Clippers center Jordan dunks the ball uncontested against the Knicks during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while making the case for the 68th team, the one left out of the NCAA Tournament, because they really had a shot to win it all…. Heat 108, Raptors 91: The Heat tied the second longest winning streak in NBA history with this…

  16. Bucks head coach expresses concern after Larry Sanders is ejected from second straight game

    Mar 16, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Larry Sanders

    Larry Sanders gave us one of the more colorful reactions to an ejection we’ve seen all season on Wednesday, giving all three officials a demonstrative thumbs up before he headed to the locker room. Sanders found himself being kicked out of his second straight game on Friday, after arguing a foul call late in the…

  17. Raymond Felton hears boos in Portland, then plays like he was still a Blazer

    Mar 15, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Felton shoots during NBA basketball game in Portland, Oregon

    It was bound to be a rough night for Raymond Felton on his return to Portland — and not because Trail Blazers fans were going to boo him. Carmelo Anthony, the focus on the Knicks offense, was out getting his knee drained. Tyson Chandler, Felton’s quality pick-and-roll partner, was out with his own sore knee…

  18. Damian Lillard leads Blazers to win over shorthanded Knicks

    Mar 15, 2013, 2:21 AM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Isaiah Thomas

    The Knicks limped into Portland on Thursday, and were forced to give it a go against the Blazers without their two All-Stars. The result was pretty much what you would have expected. New York was dropped by the Blazers 105-90, thanks to a stellar 26 point, 10 rebound performance from Damian Lillard, the runaway candidate…

  19. No suspension for DeMarcus Cousins; injury may sideline him anyway

    Mar 13, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    DeMarcus Cousins will almost certainly sit out Wednesday night when the Sacramento Kings take on the Chicago Bulls. But not because the league told him too. In a surprise decision, the league is not going to suspend Cousins for the elbow to the head of Mike Dunleavy on Monday reports Sam Amick at the USA…

  20. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Knicks take night off (except they had a game)

    Mar 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while you were hacking Donkey Kong to make Pauline the hero… Spurs 105, Thunder 93: The Spurs depth was too much for the Thunder — San Antonio made its big runs when it was bench-on-bench (mostly). Part of that was that the Thunder…

  21. Knicks J.R. Smith ejected for foul on Harrison Barnes (VIDEO)

    Mar 12, 2013, 1:31 AM EDT

    New York Knicks' Smith walks off the floor after missing a shot in their NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in New York

    On the scale of Flagrant II fouls, J.R. Smith‘s on Harrison Barnes Monday was not as bad as many. But Joey Crawford and the referee corp saw the replay above and decided the foul was “unnecessary and excessive” — the threshold that has to be met for the Flagrant II and automatic ejection. As Mike…

  22. Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire out vs. Jazz

    Mar 9, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v New York Knicks

    UPDATE: 7:20 p.m. ET: Carmelo Anthony is out for this one, according to multiple reports. The news is far worse for Amar’e Stoudemire, however, who will miss at least the next six weeks after an MRI taken on Saturday revealed the need for knee surgery. 2:00 p.m. ET: Carmelo Anthony has missed the Knicks’ last…

  23. Deron Williams sets NBA record by hitting nine three-pointers in first half against Wizards

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Washington Wizards in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York

    Deron Williams put himself in the NBA record book on Friday, and he did so before the first half of the game between the Nets and the Wizards was anywhere close to being finished. Williams knocked down nine three-pointers by halftime , including hitting 7-7 from beyond the arc before the end of the first…

  24. J.R. Smith swings an elbow at the head of Thabo Sefolosha (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

    Woodson JR Smith

    This went unnoticed during Thursday night’s closer-than-expected contest between the Knicks and the Thunder, but you can bet that the league will be reviewing it in the days that follow. With about 5:20 remaining in the fourth quarter, J.R. Smith takes an aggressive swing with his right elbow to the head of Thabo Sefolosha. Thankfully…

  25. Renaldo Balkman loses it, chokes teammate in Philippines game (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

    BALKMAN_RENALDO

    UPDATE 1:35 pm: Renaldo Balkman has issued a public apology. 11:27 am: If you were wondering what happened to former Knick and Nugget Renaldo Balkman (he was released by the Knicks to make room for J.R. Smith on the roster when Smith returned from China), the answer is he is playing in the Philippines. Actually, might want…

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