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

    Dec 18, 2012, 12:43 AM EDT

    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…

  2. Monday And-1 Links: Should the Rockets send Jeremy Lin to the bench?

    Dec 17, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

    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…

  3. NBA Power Rankings: Right now, Clippers are second best in West

    Dec 17, 2012, 2:35 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Dec 17, 2012, 11:54 AM EDT

    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…

  5. The biggest advantage in basketball

    Dec 13, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Dec 13, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Dec 13, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Dec 13, 2012, 10:17 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Dec 13, 2012, 6:57 AM EDT

    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…

  10. Terrell Owens asked for a 10-day contract with Clippers

    Dec 12, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

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    Terrell Owens can’t get an NFL contract right now (39-year-old receivers rarely do), so he’s looking at some other career options. Like the NBA. Maybe not officially, but he’s been around the Clippers and their workout facility. Blake Griffin was talking about him on the Dan Patrick Show (which you can see on the NBC Sports…

  11. Video: Clippers with four huge dunks in two minutes on Bulls

    Dec 12, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Joakim Noah, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin

    You’ll have to forgive the Clippers announcers hyperbole through this (or you can just turn the sound down — they shouldn’t be comparing Blake Griffin to Michael Jordan inside the United Center), but this was still must see video. The Clippers are still lob city, they still put on an arial show night after night.…

  12. Three Stars of the Night: Big nights for Kobe, Carmelo

    Dec 12, 2012, 2:29 AM EDT

    New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony reacts after he scored past Brooklyn Nets Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace in NBA game in New York

    This was one of those nights when a number of guys could have made the three-stars list — Blake Griffin had 22 points and 10 rebounds; Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 13 rebounds; Ty Lawson with an impressive 26 points; and there were others in consideration. Even Andray Blatche. But in the end, these…

  13. Video: Clippers players talk about how they like Del Negro

    Dec 11, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT

    Vinny Del Negro

    When I put together a list of coaches who could be on the hot seat I added Vinny Del Negro because it was obligatory. Fans saw him in Chicago, they heard the now-gone GM wanted him out the middle of last season and there is a national sense he can’t be the guy that coaches…

  14. Who is next NBA coach to be fired? Watch your back, Dwane Casey

    Dec 11, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Los Angeles Clippers

    We’ve had one coach canned in the first quarter of the NBA season, and just as we expected it was Mike Brown from the Lakers. Which is why it is ironic to listen to Lakers brass and supporters say it’s too early to judge Mike D’Antoni because so many players are injured and they haven’t…

  15. Suns coach Gentry gets vote of confidence; report has Beasley as issue

    Dec 11, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    When the Phoenix Suns traded Steve Nash, let Grant Hill go and brought in Michael Beasley to be the designated scorer, you knew things were not going to go all that well in the Valley of the Sun this year. But Suns fans weren’t ready for a 7-15 record with seven straight losses, and everyone…

  16. NBA Power Rankings: Oh-oh Thunder road, oh Thunder road

    Dec 10, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

    Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

    A lot of the preseason talk in the West focused on the Lakers… and it still does. And too often it ends with “and the Thunder are still contenders, too.” No, the Thunder are the defending Western Conference champs, the team to beat in that conference and they look pretty good right now. Thank you…

  17. George Karl has noticed the maturity in Carmelo Anthony’s game

    Dec 10, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v New York Knicks

    Carmelo Anthony used to frustrate George Karl, and it wasn’t just a fondness for 20-foot contested jumpers. Karl needed Anthony to be a true leader on both ends of the floor. He needed Anthony’s focus on offense to translate to defense. He needed Anthony to do the little things that leaders do to push their…

  18. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Bucks tried to give up 29 point lead, hang on to beat Nets

    Dec 10, 2012, 2:50 AM EDT

    Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Mirza Teletovic, Jerry Stackhouse

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching some goat farmers win the Amazing Race… Jazz 117, Lakers 110: The Lakers most passionate and probably best player was Jordan Hill. That’s not a good sign. The Lakers defense was sad and Utah outworked them, we break it…

  19. Video: Mark Cuban did not enjoy Eric Bledsoe’s dunking exhibition

    Dec 6, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban reacts during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Dallas

    It was garbage time at the end of the Clippers win over the Mavericks Wednesday night — well, technically the entire fourth quarter was basically garbage time, the Clips were in control the entire way — and Eric Bledsoe and Jamal Crawford teamed up for a little dunking exhibition. To the delight of the Staples…

  20. Clippers will be without Chauncey Billups for two weeks

    Dec 6, 2012, 11:13 AM EDT

    Arron Afflalo, Chauncey Billups

    Well, at least they are used to playing without him. We told you that Clippers starting two guard Chauncey Billups sat out Wednesday night’s game with what was described as an ankle injury, but there was no timeline. Now we’ve got one — about two weeks reports the Orange County Register. And they are saying…

  21. Video: Jamal Crawford’s ridiculous reverse alley-oop pass

    Dec 6, 2012, 10:02 AM EDT

    Jamal Crawford

    It’s not the dunk here that’s impressive — although DeAndre Jordan can throw it down with the best of them — but it’s the set up. Watch the Clippers’ Jamal Crawford pick up the tipped post entry pass, decide to attack Chris Kaman, go behind the back then recognize Jordan is going baseline and make…

  22. Chauncey Billups out again with a new ankle injury

    Dec 5, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

    Chauncey Billups, Randy Foye

    Chauncey Billups has only been back with the Clippers for the team’s last three games, but he’s already sidelined once again due to injury. Billups went down with a torn Achilles tendon last season, and worked extremely hard to make it back. But he was forced to sit out of Wednesday night’s home contest against…

  23. Nets’ Gerald Wallace becomes second player fined for flopping

    Dec 5, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's LeBron James is defended by Brooklyn Nets' Gerald Wallace during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami,

    Got to say this for Gerald Wallace — he saves his flops for the biggest stars. Wallace became the second NBA player fined for flopping, getting to write a $5,000 check to the league for clearly trying to sell a call against LeBron James last Saturday. LeBron made contact with his right arm but then…

  24. Chauncey Billups latest to receive warning for flopping (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers guard Billups walks past fans after second half of NBA game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    Chauncey Billups became the latest offender of the league’s policy against flopping on Wednesday, receiving a warning for this kickout of his left leg late in the Clippers win over the Jazz on December 3. It’s a clear flop, but the problem is that it worked to perfection. L.A. was trailing by two, and Billups…

  25. Lamar Odom says he won’t have any emotions when facing his former team (the Mavericks)

    Dec 5, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT

    Lamar Odom, Evan Turner, Lavoy Allen

    The Lakers traded Lamar Odom to the Mavericks before last season began, but after Odom had just finished his best all-around year in 12 NBA seasons. Odom took home the Sixth Man of the Year trophy in 2011, and yet L.A. had no problem dealing him to a Western Conference rival in exchange for nothing…

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