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  1. Thunder’s Ibaka fined $25K, not suspended, for blow to Griffin

    Mar 5, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Clippers

    When you see the play above most people who are not Thunder faithful thought Serge Ibaka punched Blake Griffin in the groin and should have been ejected. But he wasn’t, it was ruled a flagrant 1 foul, and Ibaka went on to make key plays down the stretch (including drawing Griffin’s sixth foul) that helped…

  2. Knicks make it official, give Kenyon Martin second 10-day contract

    Mar 5, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v New York Knicks

    In 10 days, the Knicks are going to have to make a decision on Kenyon Martin — keep him or cut him. But they have another 10 days after offering him his second 10-day contract on Tuesday, reports Frank Isola of Newsday, via twitter. This had been expected. Martin has gotten on the court for…

  3. Sixers CEO calls Andrew Bynum trade a move that “should have worked”

    Mar 4, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

    76ers Bynum Basketball

    There is a palpable frustration surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers. Whether you’re a fan watching at home, a season ticket holder, the head coach, or an executive in the front office, the odds are that you are not happy with the way this season has progressed. They have lost eight of their last 10 games, are…

  4. Kobe says he would have smacked Ibaka in the mouth after a foul like Griffin’s

    Mar 4, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    There are times it sounds like Kobe Bryant is channeling Dalton from “Roadhouse” — “pain don’t hurt.” With the Lakers having an off day after a win over the Hawks — and before a much tougher test with Thunder Tuesday — Kobe was asked about Sunday’s other talked about play at Staples Center where Serge…

  5. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Kobe pushes Lakers to .500

    Mar 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching the wildest ending to a high school state championship game you will ever see… Lakers 99, Hawks 98: It took a phenomenal performance down the stretch from Kobe Bryant, after the Lakers gave back all of a 16-point third quarter lead…

  6. Three Stars of the Night: Kobe, LeBron, Westbrook spark wins

    Mar 4, 2013, 4:06 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, DeShawn Stevenson

    Some very familiar names on top of the three stars list to NBA fans tonight. Sorry to overlook Chandler Parsons dropping 32 out of the blue, or Carmelo Anthony getting 32 in a losing cause, or David West putting up an impressive 31 against the Bulls defense. But these guys had big games and sparked…

  7. Thunder overcome late rally by Clippers to win a physical one in Los Angeles

    Mar 3, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

    ibaka griffin

    The Thunder and the Clippers are likely second round playoff opponents, should neither team be able to overtake the Spurs for the number one overall seed in the Western Conference. If it ends up happening, and if Sunday’s contest at Staples Center was any indication, we’d be in for a battle of epic proportions. Oklahoma…

  8. Knicks to sign Kenyon Martin to a second 10-day contract

    Mar 3, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v New York Knicks

    Knicks head coach Mike Woodson told reporters before Sunday’s game against the Heat that the team would sign Kenyon Martin to a second 10-day contract. From Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork: Martin, who was signed to provide depth to the Knicks’ depleted front line, received a DNP on Friday against the Wizards and has played just…

  9. LeBron’s shooting in February was the best by any player in the last 30 years

    Mar 2, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat

    In case you needed an additional reminder of how awesome LeBron James is, here’s a little something to put what we’re seeing from him this season into historical context. From Marc Stein of ESPN.com: The final tally for LeBron’s ridiculously accurate shooting in the month of February was 139 makes in 217 attempts from the…

  10. Greg Monroe not expecting Pistons contract extension, thinking 2014 free agency

    Mar 1, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

    Greg Monroe

    This summer the draft class of 2010 is eligible for contract extensions — teams with a star they want to lock up can do what the Thunder did with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, what the Clippers did with Blake Griffin, and so on. Give your franchise player the max. So who from that draft…

  11. PBT Podcast: Warriors, Clippers, Bulls, Lakers, and some Heat talk with Ira Winderman

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    Lebrion James, Dwyane Wade

    In this edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and I discuss the amazing 54-point performance put in by Stephen Curry during a loss to the Knicks earlier this week. We look at the Warriors playoff prospects, before looking back at last night’s games, the best of which didn’t make TNT’s nationally televised schedule. Chris Paul…

  12. Three Stars of the Night: Two guys from Los Angeles and a Frenchman

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago Bulls

    There were three games Thursday night and each one had a clear star. Actually, each was an All-Star. Third Star: Kobe Bryant (33 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) Kobe Bryant played like a guy trying to will his team into the playoffs — he returned to scoring mode on Thursday night, but it was hard…

  13. Chris Paul makes sure the Clippers leave with a win over Pacers

    Feb 28, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Paul looks to get past defending Indiana Pacers' West and Pendergraph during their NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    The Clippers probably thought they had sealed a quality road win over the Pacers much earlier than they had, getting out to a lead of as many as 17 points with 5:38 remaining in regulation. But as they’ve done all season long, the Pacers refused to quit, and went on a furious 13-0 run in…

  14. Blake Griffin with the acrobatic left-handed throwdown against the Pacers (VIDEO)

    Feb 28, 2013, 9:07 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Seven

    The Clippers were having no problem scoring inside against the Pacers on Thursday, but the points weren’t coming on the typical high-flying plays we’ve become accustomed to seeing from the Clippers this season. Midway through the third quarter, Blake Griffin changed all that. Griffin elevates and throws it down with the left hand, while being…

  15. Report: Four teams have conversations with Amundson

    Feb 28, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

    Lou Amundson

    Around this time of year, with the playoffs looming and growing closer, teams start to think about adding a little bit of veteran depth to the roster. Guys that will not get a lot of run but can be trusted in small roles, plus will be professional in practice and preparation. That’s where Louis Amundson…

  16. Kenyon Martin says it was humbling to be left on NBA sidelines

    Feb 28, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v New York Knicks

    Kenyon Martin was back on an NBA court Wednesday night, playing his first game as a member of the New York Knicks. He played just five minutes and had zeros across the box score, but with the news that Rasheed Wallace is out for the rest of the regular season (at least) the odds Martin…

  17. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Kings take Heat two overtimes

    Feb 27, 2013, 8:41 AM EDT

    LeBron James,

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while scrolling through the Florida Man twitter feed…. Heat 141, Kings 129 (2OT): What looked like a blowout on paper ended up being the best game of the night. The Kings may deny it was a moral victory for them, but it was.…

  18. Blake Griffin put on a dunking exhibition against Bobcats (VIDEO)

    Feb 27, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Bismack Biyombo

    If you’re going to beat the Clippers, you have to take away their ability to get easy baskets. The Bobcat’s didn’t. Blake Griffin was catching lobs and throwing them down all night from Chris Paul against the Charlotte “defense” and that was one of a few reasons the Clippers cruised to a 106-84 win. Above…

  19. Carmelo Anthony won’t be suspended for hit to the head on Spencer Hawes (VIDEO)

    Feb 26, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    New York Knicks forward Anthony reacts after being fouled by the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Midway through the third quarter of the Knicks’ win over the Sixers on Sunday, Carmelo Anthony apparently was done wrestling with Spencer Hawes. After the two were battling for position for most of the possession, and once the shot went up, Anthony smacked Hawes in the back of the head with his right hand, and…

  20. NBA Power Rankings: Hot hot Heat move back to top spot

    Feb 25, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    It looks like the Miami Heat have started to get focused and in the West it is the Spurs, Thunder and everyone else. The rest of the league has less than two months to state their case that they can knock one of those big three off. 1. Heat (40-14, last week ranked No. 2).…

  21. Report: Clippers owner vetoed Butler for Ariza trade

    Feb 25, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

    Caron Butler

    The Los Angeles Clippers were looking ahead to the playoffs and thought they could use a perimeter player with length and a defensive mindset. So they set up a deal with the Washington Wizards that would have swapped Caron Butler for Trevor Ariza, according to David Aldridge at NBA.com. But the deal got shot down…

  22. Tony Parker tried hide injury from Popovich; expects to play Wednesday

    Feb 25, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

    Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich, Manu Ginobili

    Tony Parker — having a career season where television pundits throw his name in the MVP conversation — didn’t want to sit out. He did Sunday anyway, missing the Spurs win over Phoenix, but only after his efforts to hide his triceps injury from coach Gregg Popovich fell short, reports Mike Monroe of he Express-News.…

  23. Carmelo Anthony says Kenyon Martin will help Knicks if he’s ‘locked in and focused’

    Feb 23, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Seven

    The Knicks signed Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract on Saturday, making the roster move that was reported to be in the works at the trade deadline official. That means Martin could be active when New York plays next, at home against the Sixers on Sunday. Carmelo Anthony played with Martin for several years in…

  24. Report: If Kevin Garnett wanted to join the Clippers, Chris Paul would have made it happen

    Feb 22, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics

    We know Kevin Garnett is intensely loyal, but Chris Paul and the Clippers certainly put that to the test at the deadline. Garnett’s situation was unique of other stars that didn’t get dealt at the deadline, mainly because of his no-trade clause. If he wanted to remain a Celtic, that was his prerogative. Despite what he…

  25. Clippers fan drains half-court shot, team’s lone highlight Thursday (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    You can insert your own “good thing he didn’t have Chris Paul take this shot for him” joke here. I’m not going to go there, the headline was enough. But when a fan hits a halfcourt shot we’re going to show it to you. And this guy is rightfully pumped as he won a Dodge…

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