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  1. Thursday NBA playoff previews: Which Indiana team shows up?

    Apr 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Paul George

    All three series Thursday night are tied 1-1.

  2. Monday NBA grades: Memphis’ point guards get high marks

    Apr 22, 2014, 2:40 AM EDT

    Mike Conley, Kendrick Perkins

    Mike Conley and Beno Udrih were huge… that Blake Griffin guy isn’t bad, either.

  3. Thunder make spectacular plays, Grizzlies execute game plan better and take Game 2 on road

    Apr 22, 2014, 12:22 AM EDT

    Russell Westbrook, Marc Gasol

    Memphis’ offensive execution and ball movement was excellent Monday night, which combined with grit and grind to get them a win and even the series.

  4. Kevin Durant makes most ridiculous clutch four-point play you’ll ever see (VIDEO)

    Apr 21, 2014, 11:22 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Two

    As a bonus, we’ve got the Kendrick Perkins game tying putback video, too. (That shot is at the edge of Perkins’ range.)

  5. Joakim Noah runs away with Defensive Player of the Year

    Apr 21, 2014, 5:39 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Chicago Bulls

    Bulls center wins by widest margin since Dwight Howard in 2011

  6. NBA Playoff Preview: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

    Apr 18, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT

    Marc Gasol, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka

    Memphis’ grit and grind will make it hard on the Thunder.

  7. Mavericks, Grizzlies both motivated to win Wednesday, avoid Spurs in first round

    Apr 16, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

    The Spurs have crushed the Grizzlies and Mavericks this season, so those teams are motivated to avoid a trip to the Riverwalk to start the postseason.

  8. Grizzlies win clinches playoff spot for them, eliminates Suns

    Apr 15, 2014, 2:38 AM EDT

    Marc Gasol

    Phoenix is out but should hold its heads high after a season where most people thought they would be closer to the Sixers than a playoff spot.

  9. The Extra Pass: DeAndre Jordan has made a leap, is it enough of one for the Clippers come the playoffs?

    Apr 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    DeAndre Jordan

    Doc Rivers has worked hard to build up DeAndre Jordan, in the playoffs we wil

  10. PBT Power Rankings: Streaking Spurs on top, streaking Sixers on bottom

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker

    San Antonio has won 13 in a row, they remain in the top spot, Philly has lost 24 in a row and remains in the bottom slot. Hey, guess which two teams play this week?

  11. PBT Podcast: Draft status of Jabari Parker, Marcus Smart more

    Mar 22, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Duke v Mercer

    A poor outing in the NCAA Tournament and his being benched at the end of the game by Mike Krzyzewski alerted America to what NBA scouts already knew — Jabari Parker doesn’t play defense. In the latest edition of the PBT Podcast myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio cover bring in Ed Isaacson…

  12. Marc Gasol sprains ankle vs. Heat, leaves arena in walking boot

    Mar 22, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat

    Memphis is not going far come the playoffs without Marc Gasol. Which is why him spraining his ankle and leaving the game against the Miami Heat on Friday night was not good news. Nor was this. Gasol leaving American Airlines Arena in a walking boot — Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) March 22, 2014 These days the…

  13. Phil Jackson to Knicks could work. It probably won’t, but it could.

    Mar 15, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Jackson

    Ultimately Thomas Wolfe will be proven right, you can’t go home again. Not even Phil Jackson. It’s easy to sit back and list the reasons Jackson’s return to the team that drafted him, taking over basketball operations of the New York Knicks, will not work: James Dolan; Jackson has never had any front office experience before;…

  14. Is Carmelo Anthony’s smart play to opt in and play out contract with Knicks?

    Mar 7, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

    New York Knicks vs Miami Heat

    According to every reliable source, Carmelo Anthony is going to opt out of the final year of his contract this season and look either to re-sign a five-year deal with the Knicks or move on to another team to be part of a contender. If Anthony wants to jump ship and go somewhere like oft-mentioned…

  15. Report: Lakers will wait for 2015 free agents like Kevin Love unless they can get LeBron (Sorry, Melo)

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

    Kevin Love, Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson

    The Lakers are poised to make a big free agent splash this summer or the next, and Steve Nash is the lynchpin to the decision. If the Lakers want to go big this offseason, they’ll use the stretch provision on Nash, spreading the amount they owe him across the cap the next three years. But…

  16. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Thunder, Heat on top coming up to trade deadline

    Feb 17, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers

    Today’s PBT NBA Power Rankings — brought to you by the technology of airplane wi-fi — will talk about the All-Star weekend past and the trade deadline coming up, as there weren’t many other games to speak of. 1. Thunder (43-12, Last Week No. 1). Their addition at the trade deadline is simply getting Russell…

  17. Report: Grizzlies turning down Zach Randolph offers, would rather add small forward

    Feb 8, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Sacramento Kings

    With Marc Gasol back in the line-up and great fit on the perimeter in Courtney Lee, the Memphis Grizzlies look like a threat in the West again. They can defend with the best in the league, the question has always been if they can generate enough offense come the postseason. They are looking around at…

  18. LeBron says he should be Defensive Player of the Year

    Feb 7, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    Heat vs. Spurs

    It’s going to be Roy Hibbert. If you were going to bet on one sure thing out of the NBA’s awards this season, you should bet on Roy Hibbert being named Defensive Player of the Year. More than Durant as MVP or Michael Carter-Williams as Rookie of the Year, Hibbert is a lock for DPOY.…

  19. The Extra Pass: Blake Griffin’s alternate reality; plus Wednesday’s recaps

    Los Angeles Clippers v Miami Heat

    Tell me if this sounds at all familiar. 24 years old, about 6-foot-8, 6-foot-9. Roughly 250 pounds. Stronger and faster than just about everyone. Phenomenal basketball IQ. Highly skilled, but often criticized for what he can’t do instead of appreciated for what he does. That’s Blake Griffin. And at one point, that was LeBron James,…

  20. The Extra Pass: Which non-All-Stars will make an All-NBA team?

    Jan 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat

    All-Star selections have become the de facto measure of good seasons, even though they’re really only the measure of good half seasons and rely on a gerrymandered system that splits players by conference. But All-NBA teams – which evaluate a full year and aren’t split by conference – are a better metric for good seasons. In the last…

  21. Doc Rivers lobbied other coaches to vote DeAndre Jordan an All-Star. It won’t be enough.

    Jan 30, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Boston Celtics

    Later on Thursday the NBA All-Star Game reserves will be announced — and in the Western Conference frontcourt a couple deserving guys will get snubbed. The fans voted in Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Kevin Love as the starters. There likely will be four (maybe five) front court replacement players from a group including LaMarcus…

  22. Pau Gasol not sure if he will play for Spain in 2016 Olympics

    Jan 23, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

    pau gasol spain olympics

    Spain has the second best national basketball team in the world. Anchored in the paint by brothers Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol, plus with a host of good guards such as Jose Calderon and Ricky Rubio, they have won two Olympic silver medals in a row, able to beat out every nation on earth save…

  23. PBT NBA Power Rankings: At season midway Pacers, Portland on top (not exactly Stern’s dream finals)

    Jan 20, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans

    We’re at the midway point in the NBA season and the Indiana Pacers sit on top of the ProBasketballTalk NBA power rankings — we knew they’d be good but they have been better in the regular season than expected. Portland is second, and that is a surprise, but also a team on a win streak.…

  24. The Extra Pass: Vince Carter had a front row seat for the “Miracle on Hudson” plane crash

    Jan 16, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    US Airways Passenger Jet Crashes Into Hudson River By NYC

    LOS ANGELES — “They have to be shooting a movie or something.” That was Vince Carter’s first thought. Five years ago yesterday, the morning of Jan. 15, 2009, Carter woke up in the bedroom of his home in Edgewater New Jersey, and was lazily sitting on his bed just looking out the window of his…

  25. The Extra Pass: The best possible nickname jerseys; plus Tuesday’s recaps

    Jan 15, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Brooklyn Nets

    If you missed it last week, the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets played with nicknames on the back of their jerseys instead of their last names. Once I was able to shush the crotchety old man that sometimes takes over my brain, I really enjoyed it. Ray Allen‘s “J. Shuttlesworth” jersey, a nod to his…

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