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  1. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Pacers win with offense. Again.

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    D.J. Augustin, Al Horford

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching a toddler drain trick shot after trick shot… Lakers 92, Nets 83: Up until this game I was still sure the Lakers were not a playoff team, that the recent streak would not be enough for the hole they dug. But…

  2. Marc Gasol changes mind mid-air, makes twisting hook and-1 (VIDEO)

    Feb 1, 2013, 8:35 AM EDT

    Marc Gasol, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka

    This was a smart play by Marc Gasol. His plan was clearly to make a kick-out pass, but once he was fouled and knew he had continuation he changed his mind mid-air (as much as Gasol gets air) and threw the ball at the basket. That is completely legal. And smart. Getting the shot to…

  3. Thunder look cool (except for Westbrook who got hot) in easy win over Grizzlies

    Feb 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Jerryd Bayless tries to defend against against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City.

    It was a perfect storm of bad for Memphis — they trade their leading scorer Rudy Gay, who is out shopping for a much more extensive winter wardrobe, but his replacements (Tayshaun Prince, Ed Davis and Austin Daye) have yet to arrive. Then you are on the road against a rested Oklahoma City team who…

  4. UPDATED Report: Rudy Gay to Toronto trade nearly done, Detroit may be third team

    Jan 30, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

    Rudy Gay, Kevin Durant

    UPDATE #2, 6:04 pm: Here is some twitter confirmation that the deal is close from one of the participants in the trade: Calderon just told us it is close to done but hasn't heard official. He is putting on uniform — Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) January 30, 2013 Memphis may have found their third team according…

  5. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Crazy endings all across the league

    Jan 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    George Hill, Andre Miller, Andre Iguodala

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while you were getting your last Whopper Jr. — and I mean last Whopper Jr…. Nuggets 102, Pacers 101: It was the last game of a six-game road trip for the Pacers against an up-tempo Nuggets squad, and Indy was down 13 in…

  6. Three Stars of the Night: All Purpose Big Man Edition

    Jan 29, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Marc Gasol, Darrell Arthur

    Defense. Rebounding. Points in the paint. Toughness. When you think of an NBA big man, these are likely the qualities you’re looking for. You want the guy who can get your team baskets close to the rim, stop the other team from doing the same, and do it all while giving your team a sense…

  7. Celtics go after Rudy Gay? Three way trade with Lakers? Not likely.

    Jan 28, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    With Rajon Rondo now gone for the rest of this season (and part of next season, and really he likely is not his old self until the season after that) it’s time for Danny Ainge to consider breaking up these Celtics. But the first rumors flying around are not likely at all — that they…

  8. Reggie Evans not happy Grizzlies put starters back in during blowout win over Nets

    Jan 26, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Reggie Evans, Zach Randolph

    The Grizzlies took care of the Nets on Friday, and did so swiftly and easily. The game was over by halftime, when Memphis had built a 67-44 lead over a Brooklyn team that simply didn’t have it in them to compete on this night. Just because the Nets had packed it in late in the…

  9. 2013 NBA All-Star reserves announced

    Jan 24, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT

    East All-Star Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat (L)  battles West All-Star Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder

    The 2013 NBA All-Star reserves were announced Thursday, and while there will always be a few players who fans will argue should have made it, it’s tough to disagree with the ones the coaches selected. In the Western Conference, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden were the guards selected, and big men Tim Duncan,…

  10. The Extra Pass: The New Roll Man

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, David Lee

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we look at how the pick-and-roll big man has evolved.  When Chris Paul joined Blake Griffin in Los Angeles, almost everyone believed they would form the most devastating pick-and-roll combination the…

  11. PBT’s NBA Mid-Season Awards: All hail Kevin Durant

    Jan 24, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors

    It’s the halfway point of the NBA season. To me having a serious discussion about end of season awards before this point is like discussing the 2016 presidential election today — it’s all speculation and wishful thinking. Now we have enough games to have a body of evidence and a discussion. So here are my…

  12. Dwight Howard says he was immature, promises to “bring it”

    Jan 23, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard came out at shootaround Wednesday, before the Lakers take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Tennessee, and said all the right things. You’ll have to excuse Lakers fans who will want to see action before taking his word on it. However, following a contentious team-only meeting where Kobe Bryant was blunt with Dwight Howard…

  13. Cavaliers, Grizzlies trade Speights and Selby for Leuer

    Jan 22, 2013, 9:08 AM EDT

    Marreese Speights

    Memphis has been looking for a way to get under the luxury tax line for this season — they may have just found it without shipping Rudy Gay out the door. Brian Windhorst of ESPN broke news of a trade that could benefit both teams on twitter, then Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports confirmed it…

  14. Thibodeau benches Noah for fourth, overtime, and nobody’s talking

    Jan 20, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    Joakim Noah

    Here are the facts: Taj Gibson subbed out Joakim Noah with 5:53 left in the third quarter. At that point the Bulls center had 10 points and five rebounds and had played admirably against Marc Gasol and the big front line of Memphis. Noah never got back in the game — Tom Thibodeau benched him…

  15. Grizzlies hold on for overtime win over shorthanded Bulls

    Jan 20, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    Zach Randolph

    It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Grizzlies will take the result. Memphis was able to hold off a shorthanded Bulls team in overtime for the 85-82 win in Chicago on Saturday, thanks to some timely rebounding from Zach Randolph and some well-placed shot making from Marc Gasol. Chicago was without its leading scorer in Luol…

  16. Report: Grizzlies testing waters for potential Rudy Gay trade

    Jan 4, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Phoenix Suns

    Memphis is one of those “maybe if everything goes right” contenders. They are not as talented as Oklahoma City or the Los Angeles Clippers, but they have a dominating front line with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. In the last couple weeks their elite defense has taken a step back, their already unimpressive offense has…

  17. Latest All-Star voting returns in, Charles Barkley will not be happy

    Jan 3, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    APTOPIX NBA All Star Basketball

    Apparently, you folks have no concern whatsoever for Charles Barkley’s feelings. The day after Barkley said Dwight Howard and Kevin Garnett have not played well enough to be part of the All-Star starters, they are both in. Howard solidly, he’s a lock, and Garnett has stretched out his lead over Chris Bosh. Basically, nothing has…

  18. No changes atop latest All-Star voting, but Lin and Bosh could sneak in

    Dec 27, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    NBA fans around the globe love Kobe Bryant. Stunning, I know. The latest update on the NBA All-Star voting is out and there are no changes among the starters for either conference — but it’s starting to get close for a few guys. What is different is that Kobe moved past LeBron James as the…

  19. Goran Dragic’s last-second shot finishes the Grizzlies (VIDEO)

    Dec 13, 2012, 1:54 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Phoenix Suns

    PHOENIX — The Suns would have taken a win any way it might have come, after losing seven straight and being faced with the task of taking down a Grizzlies team that has gotten off to a strong start this season, and had just beaten this Phoenix team in Memphis a mere seven days ago.…

  20. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Nets beat Celtics with TKO

    Nov 29, 2012, 3:07 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching a guy do a backflip on a surfboard…. Thunder 120, Rockets 98: Welcome back to Oklahoma City James Harden. After a warm reception from the crowd Harden was 3-of-16 shooting and struggled to defend Kevin Durant (who doesn’t?). And…

  21. Marc Gasol crosses himself while pleading his case to a referee (VIDEO)

    Nov 24, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Kenneth Faried, Marc Gasol

    Marc Gasol was called for a double-dribble violation late in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies win over the Lakers on Friday. He swore he didn’t do it, but the replay showed otherwise, which is no big deal … except for the way he gestured to the referee while attempting to proclaim his innocence. Gasol…

  22. Five early season NBA trends to be thankful for

    Nov 22, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Shane Battier

    We are 10 games or so into the NBA season and one thing is clear — this is fun. Not everything is fitting neatly into the preseason prediction boxes and that is the best part of being a sports fan. We at PBT are thankful for a lot of things. All of you who read…

  23. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Nuggets, Warriors win thrillers

    Nov 20, 2012, 2:26 AM EDT

    Andre Miller, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee

    Our nightly roundup of all the action in the NBA. Or, what you missed while being thankful you don’t live next door to the guy with 478 birds… Clippers 92, Spurs 87: The temptation is to say it’s too early to say the Clippers are legit contenders. And it is, but they have now beaten…

  24. Grizzlies knock Knicks from ranks of undefeated

    Nov 17, 2012, 2:32 AM EDT

    Marc Gasol, Rasheed Wallace

    Here’s a good one for your friends who think they know basketball, but maybe don’t follow the day-to-day happenings of the NBA all that closely. The best record in basketball now belongs to the Memphis Grizzlies, as they had no trouble taking care of the previously undefeated Knicks by a final of 105-95. New York…

  25. Grizzlies continue impressive start with road win over Thunder

    Nov 14, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    Marc Gasol Zach Randolph

    The Memphis Grizzlies look like a team ready to compete in the postseason. The Thunder look like a team still searching for answers. The result of the meeting between these two teams reflected that on Wednesday, as Memphis had little trouble in cruising to a convincing 107-97 win in Oklahoma City. When we last saw…

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