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  1. NBA finals Celtics Lakers: What happened to Tony Allen?

    Jun 6, 2010, 4:30 PM EST

    Oh, it was all going so well. Tony Allen was the hero of the first two rounds of the playoffs. Largely considered an afterthought coming into the season, and a no-show for much of the regular season until Marquis Daniels’ injury history popped up, Allen developed into a huge component for the Celtics off the…

  2. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics: Los Angeles incentivitzing players to play intelligently

    Jun 2, 2010, 11:14 AM EST

    The Lakers’ methods of motivating their players to make hustle plays may seem unconventional, but it actually makes a ton of sense. According to Shelley Smith of ESPN Los Angeles, Laker players are compensated for taking charges while they’re also docked money for “illegal defense” (or defensive three-second) violations: Last series, Phil Jackson called his…

  3. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics: Lamar Odom worries Doc Rivers

    Jun 1, 2010, 4:15 PM EST

    Coaches worry about everything. It’s what they get paid to do. They worry matchups, execution, referees, clashing personalities, injuries, the media, who their daughter is dating, how much air is in the balls, the music played during timeouts, the cost of dry cleaning. Everything. But when a coach singles out one particular worry, as Doc…

  4. While you were grilling, we were talking NBA finals

    Jun 1, 2010, 10:14 AM EST

    We know what you were doing this weekend. Putting tri-tip and chicken/apple sausages on the grill, while trying to figure out if that snow cone making machine you bought the kids could be used to make great frozen margaritas. Yes, yes it can. You were not, however, reading PBT. But now that you’re back at…

  5. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics: Paul Pierce vs. Ron Artest

    Jun 1, 2010, 9:32 AM EST

    Two years ago, the Lakers tried to guard Paul Pierce in the Finals with Vladimir Radmanovic. Los Angeles might as well have tried to wrap Pierce up in wet toilet paper, it’s about the same deterrent. Pierce did whatever he wanted against the Lakers then starter, got in a rhythm and became almost unstoppable. This…

  6. For Lamar Odom, this may not be "bring your family to work day"

    May 31, 2010, 2:12 PM EST

    Lakers players remember two years ago, when Boston fans rocked the team bus and pelted it with whatever they had in their hands after Game 6. They remember the hostile crowds. Lamar Odom remembers his kids hearing it from Boston fans. So understand that he is a little hesitant about his new, celebrity bride to…

  7. NBA finals: How do the Celtics match up?

    May 29, 2010, 12:24 AM EST

    And lo, I saw green horse, and on them green riders, and their names were the Celtics. And hell followed with them. The Boston Celtics are returning to the NBA finals with a defense of the fiercest machinations, led by veteran stars who are still quite capable of eviscerating a defense. After dispatching the Magic…

  8. You can't stop… Goran Dragic? Well, apparently not.

    May 26, 2010, 7:57 AM EST

    Blowing by Derek Fisher off the dribble is no longer anything to write home about, but the spin them the right-handed finish over Lamar Odom… where did Goran Dragic come from? This was the kind of fun play the Suns bench was making all night long.

  9. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Suns: Game 3 was a nice win for Phoenix, but can they do it again?

    May 24, 2010, 12:11 PM EST

    One of the things that made the second round of this year’s playoffs so bizarre was the prevalence of sweeps. It’s incredibly difficult for any NBA team to sweep another regardless of talent, because beating the same opponent four times in a row requires such an incredible level of focus and consistency. It just doesn’t…

  10. NBA Playoffs Lakers Suns Game 3: Lakers will find Suns much hotter in Phoenix

    May 21, 2010, 4:30 PM EST

    The Phoenix Suns are not going to get well against the Lakers. Not this series, the Lakers are going to win it. Phoenix is not going to be able to do the one thing it needs to counter the Lakers — grow three or four inches a man. But like taking a cold medication, for…

  11. NBA Playoffs, Lakers v. Suns Game 2: Showcasing the impressive, empowered, and balanced Laker offense

    May 20, 2010, 3:31 AM EST

    After the Lakers’ dominant performance in Game 1, Alvin Gentry wisely noted that “[the Suns] can survive a Kobe game, but [they] can’t survive a Lamar game, and then Pau playing extremely well, and then Jordan Farmar really coming in and having a solid game and then Artest playing the way he is.” He was…

  12. Winderman: NBA awards should not ignore the playoffs

    May 19, 2010, 11:10 AM EST

    Those ballots, the ones that had to be in no later than the close of the regular season, is it possible we might be able to get them back? Like every other major sports league, the NBA closes the balloting for its annual awards in advance of the postseason. Yet, as we’ve already seen over…

  13. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Suns Game 2: Stoudemire will learn rebounding not about luck

    May 19, 2010, 8:51 AM EST

    The good Lamar Odom showed up and was a dominating force in game one. He keyed the Lakers first half run from which they never looked back. He finished with 19 points and more key (especially in the second half) 19 rebounds. “I’m not giving him no hype,” Stoudemire told reporters before the Suns practiced…

  14. NBA Playoffs, Lakers v. Suns Game 1: Everything's coming up Lakers

    May 18, 2010, 12:02 AM EST

    Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals made one thing abundantly clear: unless the Suns are able to come up with some truly remarkable performances, the Lakers will win this series. L.A. is so talented and so long that they’ll receive the benefit of the doubt in almost every regard, and barring a transcendent performance…

  15. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Suns Game 1, halftime: Lakers 62, Suns 55

    May 17, 2010, 10:20 PM EST

    When Lamar Odom is on, the Lakers are a much, much tougher team. And he is on. Odom has 15 points on 7 of 9 shooting, added eight rebounds and has played good pick-and-roll defense as the Lakers took a seven point lead at the half. Kobe Bryant has added 14, Amare Stoudemire leads the…

  16. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Suns Game 1: Andrew Bynum's knee continues to be a pain

    May 15, 2010, 7:56 PM EST

    Nobody thinks a week off between the end of the Lakers/Jazz series and the start of the Lakers/Suns series was a good idea (it was even a day longer for the Suns). Well, the NBA league offices think it’s a good idea, but nobody logical. The Lakers were at least hoping to get one good…

  17. As per usual, strange things are afoot in the voting for the All-Defensive teams

    May 5, 2010, 5:20 PM EST

    Award voting will never be a perfect process, if only because there are so many different perspectives involved. That said, selections to the All-Defense first and second teams provide particularly unique challenges, as voters are not only asked to weigh certain contributions (scoring, playmaking, etc.) against others (defense, leadership, etc.) as they are in MVP…

  18. Scott Brooks has finally gotten through to Serge Ibaka with words, not gestures

    Apr 28, 2010, 7:55 AM EST

    Serge Ibaka comes from a different world than any other NBA player. Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo to be specific. A world of refugees and war crimes. He was born number 15 out of 18 siblings. Yes, you read that right, 18. For him, basketball was a real escape. He came to the NBA with…

  19. Russell Westbrook has serious, serious hops

    Apr 23, 2010, 10:02 AM EST

    Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook earns no bonus points for beating Derek Fisher off the dribble — that’s a gimme — but he does for knifing through the Lakers big men and throwing it down over Lamar Odom. Respect My Authoritah! Our own Matt Moore breaks down exactly how this came about over at Hardwood Paroxysm.…

  20. Lakers still laughing off Nuggets

    Feb 27, 2010, 6:11 PM EST

    The Lakers haven’t been exactly awesome against the Western second place Nuggets this season. They’re 0-2 against Denver this season, and the games haven’t exactly been down to the wire. But still, the Lakers are nothing if (over-)confident. And despite the fact that we’re now entering the part of the season where they say the…

  21. Team USA roster a 'Who's Who' of the next decade

    Feb 10, 2010, 11:57 AM EST

    2008’s “Redeem Team” took Beijing by storm, and if the newly announced Team USA roster is any indication, 2010-2012 should be no different. The 2008 Olympics in Beijing were terrific for Team USA in terms of publicity and camaraderie, but the 2010 FIBA World Championships provide just as much of a challenge, if not the…

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