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  1. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Nowitzki is back and the Spurs could not care less

    Dec 24, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki, Elton Brand

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while starting you Christmas shopping finally…. Spurs 129, Mavericks 91: Dirk Nowitizki is back and… yikes. San Antonio just dominated that game, hitting 20-of-30 three pointers, driving into the lane, basically doing whatever they wanted whenever they wanted. Danny Green led…

  2. Three Stars of the Night: Buckets in Bunches

    Dec 24, 2012, 1:23 AM EST

    Denver Nuggets v New York Knicks

    We had a pretty streaky Sunday around the league. Chris Paul and the Clippers extended their winning streak to 13 games, the longest seen this year in the NBA. Dirk Nowitzki returned for the Mavs, but the Spurs made it six straight at home in a laugher. The Knicks squeaked out a win over the…

  3. Kyrie Irving crosses up Monta Ellis and drops a perfect dime (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Kyrie Irving

    Kyrie Irving has the best handle in the NBA. Look, I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably worried that the Clippers’ winning streak has caused me to develop temporary amnesia and forget about the existence of Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford. Those guys are great, but I don’t remember seeing a player with a handle…

  4. Eric Bledsoe with the incredible chase-down block against the Kings (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    BLEDSOE_ERIC

    Eric Bledsoe is an insane athletic talent, but buried on a very deep Clippers roster, has only gotten on the court for about 18 minutes per game this season. When he does get out there, however, good things happen more than they do not. Bledsoe got loose for this chase-down block against the Kings’ Thomas…

  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. Russell Westbrook may do Dunk Contest this year

    Dec 21, 2012, 9:51 AM EST

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    There may be no more explosive, athletic player in the NBA than Russell Westbrook. He is exactly the kind of guy we want to see in the All-Star weekend dunk contest, doing superhuman feats of dunking. And he may be up for it. Westbrook told the Oklahoman he wants to do it and sooner rather…

  7. Dwyane Wade throws a touchdown to LeBron James (VIDEO)

    Dec 20, 2012, 10:54 PM EST

    LeBron James

    No Thursday Night Football? No problem. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have you covered. LeBron has always playfully flirted with the idea of strapping on the pads, and tonight he gave us a little taste of how easy he could make the life of a quarterback (non-New York Jets division) if he gave up the…

  8. Chris Paul’s son apparently not convinced Dad can dunk

    Dec 20, 2012, 2:29 PM EST

    Chris Paul

    There is the video proof. I think we all knew Chris Paul could dunk, he’s plenty athletic, but he’s the below-the-rim guy on the high-flying Clippers. But CP3 threw a quality two hander down against the Hornets on Wednesday night and after the game he tried to get a respect from his son (who is…

  9. Video: Is New York “Lob City?” Sure looks like it lately.

    Dec 20, 2012, 10:59 AM EST

    Tyson Chandler, Gerald Wallace

    The Clippers — with Chris Paul‘s impeccably-timed passes to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan — has been Lob City ever since Griffin said that when he found out CP3 was coming to Los Angeles. But no combo has connected on more alley-oop dunks this season than Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler of the Knicks. That…

  10. Eric Gordon to rejoin Hornets Saturday, start workouts to return this month

    Dec 20, 2012, 10:28 AM EST

    Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon is about to be back with the Hornets. That’s when the work begins. First the work of practices and conditioning to get back on the court following the months of rehab to get his right knee healthy. Then there is the work of winning back a fan base that is ticked at him.…

  11. 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…

  12. Kings players want Isaiah Thomas to start; don’t know what they’re running on offense

    Dec 19, 2012, 10:17 PM EST

    Isaiah DeMarcus

    If you’ve caught yourself watching a Sacramento Kings game lately and thought to yourself, ‘this can’t get any worse’ only to see it get much, much worse – you’re not the only one. As it turns out, the Kings players themselves are having a real hard time understanding the train wreck they’re a part of…

  13. Highlights from Kyrie Irving’s career-high 41 against the Knicks through NBA’s Phantom Cam (VIDEO)

    Dec 19, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers' Irving brings the ball up court against New York Knicks during their NBA basketball game in New York

    Kyrie Irving put on a show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, pouring in a career-high 41 points as the Cavaliers gave the Knicks fits for most of the night, before ultimately falling 103-102. Irving was forced to wear a mask during the game due to a broken bone in his jaw, which made the…

  14. Video: Gerald Henderson dunks spectacularly on Dwight Howard

    Dec 19, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Los Angeles Lakers

    Damn. That dunk had the Staples Center crowd buzzing when it was replayed — and he just did that over their new hero. Gerald Henderson cut down the lane and showed no fear going up over Dwight Howard with authority and dunking on the Lakers big man. Granted, Howard didn’t jump to defend it, but…

  15. Report: Celtics want another big, may offer Lee to get it

    Dec 18, 2012, 8:44 AM EST

    Boston Celtics guard Courtney Lee drives to the basket past Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Boston

    Things are not right in Boston — this was a veteran team that was expected to break out of the pack in the East and be the team that would challenge Miami for conference supremacy. Instead the Knicks have broken out of the pack while the Celtics have floated around .500 (12-11) and they are…

  16. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Serge Ibaka is to be feared as Thunder beat Spurs

    Dec 18, 2012, 3:05 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Ibaka plays against San Antonio Spurs during their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while thinking “if you’re going to play Santa make sure you fit down the chimney”…. Rockets 109, Knicks 96: Jeremy Lin was back in New York and he doesn’t just play well at Madison Square Garden when Carmelo Anthony is out,…

  17. Video: Blake Griffin put on an exhibition in Motown

    Dec 18, 2012, 12:43 AM EST

    Blake Griffin

    Blake Griffin and the Clippers still can put on a show and he did it in Detroit Monday. First, there was the end-to-end block at one end alley-oop at the other. He is unbelievable. Second is the highlight of the night — Matt Barnes with the off-the-backboard pass to Griffin for the tomahawk dunk. Not…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Jeremy Lin returns to Madison Square Garden Monday, without “Linsanity”

    Dec 17, 2012, 11:54 AM EST

    Jeremy Lin

    Jeremy Lin is back in the place it all came together for him. But it’s not the same. Monday night Jeremy Lin brings his new team the Houston Rockets into Madison Square Garden to take on the team where for a stretch he played stunningly good, exciting basketball that energized a sullen fan base. It…

  21. The biggest advantage in basketball

    Dec 13, 2012, 7:05 PM EST

    Chris Paul,  Eric Bledsoe

    A quarter of the way through the season, which team do you think possesses the greatest positional advantage in basketball? Is it the Heat with LeBron overwhelming every 3 in the league? The Thunder with Durant at the 3 and the 4? Carmelo thriving at power forward with the Knicks? Kobe beating up on the…

  22. While you weren’t looking, Golden State got really good

    Dec 13, 2012, 4:21 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Miami Heat

    They are 15-7, on a five-game winning streak all on the road with a signature win now in Miami. Their shooters and offense starting to find a groove while they dominate the glass. They are a team to watch in the Pacific because they are just going to get better. The Lakers wish we were…

  23. Nothing shocking here: Kobe, LeBron lead All-Star ballot early returns

    Dec 13, 2012, 2:32 PM EST

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    We don’t exactly need Nate Silver to break down these voting returns and trends — the players in the lead early in the NBA All-Star balloting almost always stay on top. Occasionally guys close small gaps, but generally what you see now is what you get. In which case — good job public. No glaring…

  24. Video: Chris Paul with double behind his back crossover

    Dec 13, 2012, 10:17 AM EST

    Chris Paul

    Chris Paul is very, very good. The Clippers have won eight in a row and while CP3 doesn’t put up gaudy numbers that get him in the MVP conversation, he could. He chooses to worry about winning, about leading a team, about controlling the flow not just getting his own. But if you ever doubted…

  25. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Pierce, Rondo lead Celtics to win

    Dec 13, 2012, 6:57 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching the Sandy relief concert and thinking the Who looked really old… Celtics 117, Mavericks 115 (2OT): This game was fun. It entertained. Oh, no it wasn’t pretty at all — Dallas had 27 turnovers — but it had its…

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