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  1. Nets-Bulls Game 3 preview: Still about Joakim Noah

    Apr 25, 2013, 7:22 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Brooklyn Nets - Game Two

    Joakim Noah, it seems, will decide this series. Battling plantar fasciitis, he played 13 minutes in Game 1, and the Nets won by 17. He played 25 minutes in Game 2, and the Bulls won by eight. More than just his quality play, Noah inspires the Bulls. In Game 2, their bench went wild and…

  2. Report: Nets near deal to extend GM Billy King’s contract

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:39 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets Press Conference Announcing Firing Of Head Coach Avery Johnson

    The Brooklyn Nets are happy with the work of Billy King. Shake your head if you want, the Nets are about to extend the contract of their general manager, reports Adrian Wojnarowskiof Yahoo Sports. The Brooklyn Nets are finalizing a multiyear contract extension with general manager Billy King, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. A formal…

  3. 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…

  4. Wednesday And-1 links: Plenty of playoff injury, playing time notes

    Apr 24, 2013, 6:13 PM EST

    BKN-BULLS-NETS

    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. Consider this the playoff injury update edition (with a few other things thrown in…

  5. Joakim Noah’s heart lifts Bulls to ugly win over Nets

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:49 PM EST

    BKN-BULLS-NETS

    Joakim Noah pushed Kris Humphries in the back, positioned himself between Humphries and C.J. Watson for a rebound and lunged out of bounds to save the ball as it took a sharp carom across the baseline. Noah’s heave was headed out of bounds on the sideline, but Kirk Hinrich jumped to save the ball, making…

  6. Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul get Jordan playoff edition shoes

    Apr 21, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Jordan_2013_Playoffs_RW_v2_19357

    Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, and Blake Griffin are among the stars representing Jordan Brand who are getting new-look, player exclusive versions of their signature shoes. From the official release: The Air Jordan XX8 worn primarily by Russell Westbrook this season will feature a team-inspired white (home) or black (away) upper with photo blue and tour yellow…

  7. Deron Williams dunks, Nets throttle limping Bulls

    Apr 20, 2013, 11:43 PM EST

    BKN-BULLS-NETS

    Deron Williams made a pair of free throws as the Barclays Center fans chanted “M-V-P!” On the Bulls’ next possession, Williams stole the ball, sprinted down the court and – the same player who didn’t dunk until April – delivered a reverse slam. More than we’ve realized, this is a different Deron Williams. Frankly, and…

  8. Top 10 game-winners of NBA regular season (VIDEO)

    Apr 20, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    New York Knicks' Smith is surrounded by team mates after making a last second shot to beat Charlotte Bobcats in their NBA basketball game in Charlotte

    You got your J.R. Smith. You got your Kyrie Irving from the next area code. You got your Joe Johnson crossover and step back. And you got your ridiculous Monta Ellis shot. You’ve got the best game winners of the regular season to get you ready for later today, when the playoffs start and all…

  9. PBT NBA Playoff Preview: Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls

    Apr 19, 2013, 4:20 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets center Lopez is fouled by Chicago Bulls forward Deng in front of Bulls center Mohammed in the second half of their NBA basketball game in New York

    SEASON RECORDS Brooklyn: 49-33, fourth seed in East Chicago: 45-37, fifth seed in East SEASON SERIES The Bulls won 3-1, but one win came by one and another came by two. KEY INJURIES Chicago: Derrick Rose is out until he’s not, and at this point, the Bulls can’t really worry about him. They can, however,…

  10. PBT NBA Playoff Preview: Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers

    Apr 19, 2013, 9:52 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers players stand during a time out in an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    SEASON RECORDS Atlanta: 44-38, six seed in East Indiana: 49-32, third seed in East SEASON SERIES Tied at 2-2. The Hawks won the first two, the Pacers the final two. KEY INJURIES Atlanta: The Hawks will be without Zaza Pachulia (Achilles surgery) and Lou Williams (ACL). Indiana: Danny Granger is still out following left knee…

  11. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Jazz win keeps playoff dream alive

    Apr 16, 2013, 7:59 AM EST

    Al Jefferson, Ricky Rubio, Greg Stiemsma

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching the news out of Boston with horror and yet were reminded of the heroism of both first responders and everyday Americans who did what they could to help…. Jazz 96, Timberwolves 80: Utah needed to win to keep its playoffs hopes…

  12. Baseline-to-baseline recaps: Knicks wrap up two seed in the East, Lakers stay in playoff hunt with win over Spurs

    Apr 15, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Dwight Howard, Tim Duncan

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while planning for your digital afterlife … Heat 105, Bulls 93: The outcome of this game was no surprise, but the fact that the Bulls put up a fight after falling behind big in the second quarter showed why they’ll be a tough…

  13. Nate Robinson’s game winner lifts Bulls over Nets

    Apr 4, 2013, 11:55 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Brooklyn Nets

    It’s not all about that last shot. But that’s still an impressive last shot. If this is a potential four/five seed matchup in in the East — and it would be if the playoffs started tomorrow — it exposed the Nets need to find a way to get Deron Williams making plays and winning them…

  14. Joe Johnson out tonight and maybe more

    Mar 27, 2013, 4:31 PM EST

    Joe Johnson, DeShawn Stevenson

    Joe Johnson (quadriceps) will miss the Nets game at Portland tonight and maybe Brooklyn’s three games after that, according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post. Johnson didn’t play in the Nets win over the Suns on Sunday, either. At this point in the season, it’s tough to differentiate between significant injuries and injuries…

  15. Chris Paul’s shoe closet is bigger, has more Jordans than yours

    Mar 26, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    chris-paul-sneaker-room

    So, I’m thinking Chris Paul is a sneakerhead. That photo you see to the right is from one of the bedrooms in his Los Angeles area home that was converted into a shoe closet. Seriously. Then again what else was he going to do with hundreds and hundreds of Jordans. Our own D.J. Foster would…

  16. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Heat continue streaking, Harden hits the game-winner to beat the Spurs

    Mar 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Houston Rockets

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching FGCU celebrate their trip to the Sweet 16 a thousand times. Nets 102, Suns 100: The Nets were without Joe Johnson in this one, but early in the third quarter, when Brooklyn had increased its lead to 16 points, it seemed…

  17. Joe Johnson out Sunday for Nets against Suns

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:12 PM EST

    Joe Johnson, J.R. Smith

    PHOENIX — Joe Johnson will miss Sunday night’s game against the Suns due to soreness in his right quad, Nets head coach P.J. Carlesimo told reporters about 90 minutes before tip-off. Johnson suffered the contusion in the third quarter of the Nets’ loss to the Clippers on Saturday and finished the game, but the condition…

  18. P.J. Carlesimo questions Mark Cuban’s intelligence

    Mar 22, 2013, 11:45 AM EST

    Mark Cuban, Deron Williams w

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was mostly mum about Deron Williams, who re-signed with the Nets rather than choosing his hometown Mavericks this summer, before the teams played Wednesday. But not everyone stayed quiet. Associated Press: Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo said he didn’t know if Williams was a little extra motivated against the team he…

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

    Mar 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    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…

  20. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Celtics 11-0 run closes out Pacers

    Mar 7, 2013, 9:52 AM EST

    Jason Terry, Jordan Crawford

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while wondering what live is like for a poor sultan…. Lakers 108, Hornets 102: The Lakers were down 25 in the third quarter, 18 entering the fourth. But then Kobe Bryant took over the offense and Dwight Howard the defense, the Hornets fell…

  21. Wednesday And-1 links: Greg Oden looking at four teams this summer

    Mar 6, 2013, 7:08 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers

    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. • Greg Oden’s agent Mike Conley Sr. (yes, the father of the Memphis point…

  22. Carlesimo admits benching Lopez against Grizzlies was mistake

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:08 PM EST

    Brook Lopez, P.J. Carlesimo

    Brook Lopez was in a mini-slump following All-Star Weekend in Houston. That happens. The players are pulled 50 different directions during the day and then there are parties every night. But a week after that game, on Sunday night, the Nets were locked in a low-scoring affair with the Memphis Grizzlies, a team with a…

  23. Report: Joe Johnson ruled out for Sunday’s Grizzlies game

    Feb 24, 2013, 12:17 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets' Johnson shoots three-point shot over New York Knicks' Smith and Kidd in NBA game in New York

    The Nets will look to bounce back from their loss to the Rockets on Friday when they host the Grizzlies tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. For the second straight game, however, they’ll be playing without starting shooting guard Joe Johnson: Joe Johnson (heel) is out tonight vs Memphis. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) February…

  24. Joe Johnson out for Nets Friday, blame plantar fasciitis

    Feb 22, 2013, 2:44 PM EST

    Joe Johnson, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

    The Nets could certainly use Joe Johnson Friday night against a Rockets team that can put up points. But he is not going to play, Nets GM Billy King made the announcement on ESPN Radio in New York Friday (as tweeted by Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News).  Deron Williams got shots in…

  25. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Joe Johnson is the man

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:07 AM EST

    P.J. Carlesimo, C.J. Watson, Joe Johnson

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching the residents of Harlem say the Harlem Shake meme has nothing to do with the Harlem Shake…. Nets 113, Bucks 111 (OT): Joe Johnson is clutch — so far this season he is 8-for-9 shooting with less than 30 seconds remaining…

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