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  1. Bulls beat Heat, show why nobody wants to face them in playoffs

    Mar 9, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

    Joakim Noah

    Chicago, even without Derrick Rose, is the third best team in the East.

  2. Zydrunas Ilgauskas has jersey retired by Cavaliers (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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    The Cavaliers raised the jersey of Zydrunas Ilgauskas to the rafters on Saturday, following a ceremony at halftime of Cleveland’s matchup with the Knicks. Ilgauskas delivered a speech and thanked the fans as is customary at these events, and LeBron James was in attendance to honor his former teammate, who had requested his presence. The…

  3. Paul Pierce’s move to power forward adds twist to his career, Brooklyn Nets’ season

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Amir Johnson; Mirza Teletovic; Alan Anderson

    BOSTON – On Paul Pierce’s first defensive possession as the Brooklyn Nets’ full-time starting power forward, Serge Ibaka backed him down on the block. Pierce bodied Ibaka, keeping him out of the paint, and Ibaka threw the ball away. On the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next possession, Ibaka posted up Pierce again. Pierce hardly yielded an…

  4. Woodson says ‘legally, no one can recruit anyone’ in response to Melo-Bulls talk. But that’s not necessarily true.

    Mar 7, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT

    Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony

    Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has enough to worry about, including whether he’ll even be employed by the team next season, before he can begin to think about what Carmelo Anthony may choose to do as a potential free agent this summer. The latest rumor, of course, had Anthony being told by the Bulls’ Joakim…

  5. LeBron says he has open door policy, would certainly speak to Paul George

    Mar 7, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Five

    This drives some fans crazy. Maybe they live in a mythical world where they think the players their team should share a hatred of their rivals/opponents. They like to believe that kind of hatred used to exist among players, as if Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley didn’t used to hang out and party together. Players…

  6. After rough shooting night LeBron says he’s “not a big fan” of sleeved jerseys

    Mar 7, 2014, 2:39 AM EDT

    Miami Heat  v San Antonio Spurs

    Adidas and the NBA will tell you that the sleeved jerseys are selling faster than they had projected, which is why you are seeing more of them (including the “Latin Nights” series of games, that are going on this month) . All-Star weekend commissioner Adam Silver said math showed that shooting percentages were almost identical…

  7. Spurs get a little revenge, along with season’s signature win in takedown of Heat

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

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    In the first meeting of the season between the Heat and the Spurs, Miami had little trouble securing victory in the Finals rematch, in large part due to the fact that the Spurs were cobbling together a lineup that didn’t entirely feature the team’s best players. The rematch of the rematch, however, saw the Spurs…

  8. LeBron gets OK from Heat to attend jersey retirement ceremony in Cleveland for Zydrunas Ilgauskas

    Mar 6, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

    lebron z

    Zydrunas Ilgauskas will have his jersey retired in Cleveland this weekend, and his former teammate with the highest league-wide profile will be in attendance — despite the implications that many will attempt to ascribe to that gesture of personal support. LeBron James will be there when the Cavaliers raise Big Z’s jersey to the rafters,…

  9. Paul George wants LeBron James to be his mentor

    Mar 6, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat

    If you want to beat the best, you need to learn from the best. Paul George wants to beat the best, and right now the best is LeBron James. LeBron may be the most physically gifted player in the game (arguably ever) but he also has maybe the best basketball mind in the game. Team…

  10. Udonis Haslem told Patrick Beverley to stop talking trash at halftime of Heat-Rockets

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets' Beverley smiles after being called for a foul while playing Oklahoma City Thunder in their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff in Oklahoma

    Patrick Beverley gained some national attention when his aggressive play resulted in an injury to the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook in the first round of last year’s playoffs. There was nothing wrong with Beverley’s play, but it branded him as an agitator of sorts. He’s since lived up to that label, being one of the more…

  11. PBT And-1 Links: Roy Hibbert’s new bed is ginormous

    Mar 5, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    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 more than Pharrell Williams loves the Arby’s hat… • Roy Hibbert got a new…

  12. PBT Extra: Two man MVP race will go down to wire

    Mar 5, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat

    It’s a two man race for the MVP this season and the two best basketball players walking the face of the earth are basically even heading into the final quarter of the season. Watching Kevin Durant and LeBron James battle this out the rest of the way is going to be fun. We start off…

  13. 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…

  14. LeBron’s painful final seconds in Houston: elbow to face, missed shot to tie

    Mar 5, 2014, 1:37 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Houston Rockets

    LeBron James found the final seconds of Miami’s loss to Houston painful. It was a complete contrast with just the night before. First on Tuesday night there was the play above — with 15 seconds left in the game and the Rockets up three James Harden tried to make an ill-advised pass ahead to Dwight…

  15. Howard, Houston pass first test with win over Miami

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:54 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Houston Rockets

    Houston passed the first test. The Rockets NBA’s have the best record since Jan. 1 (19-6 coming into Tuesday night) but a lot of that came against soft competition. That was the easy part, the next couple weeks come a series of tests against the league’s best — from that we’ll get a better sense…

  16. Dominique Wilkins is not impressed with LeBron’s 61-point performance

    Mar 4, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Reebok Pump 20th Anniversary

    Dominique Wilkins was an elite NBA scorer who played 15 seasons and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. As someone who played the game and was able to take it over at times, his opinion holds a certain amount of weight — and Wilkins wasn’t all that impressed with the 61 points…

  17. Pat Riley says Caron Butler wanted a role that Heat couldn’t promise

    Mar 4, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT

    Pat Riley

    It remains to be seen to a certain extent, but Caron Butler appears to be the one player made available during the NBA’s unofficial buyout season that has a true chance of impacting his new team’s playoff chances. That team is the Oklahoma City Thunder, who apparently had more to offer in their sales pitch…

  18. Giannis Antetokounmpo blocks shot, gets behind-the-back assist in transition

    Mar 4, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    ANTETOKOUNMPO, MAHINMI

    Giannis Antetokounmpo ranks: Just below Raymond Felton and just above Mo Williams in PER Just below Andrea Bargnani and just above E’Twaun Moore in win shares Just below Toney Douglas and just above Luc Mbah a Moute in win shares per 48 minutes So, why does everyone go gaga over the Greek Freak? 1. He’s…

  19. Players react on twitter to LeBron dropping 61

    Mar 4, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat

    LeBron James dropping 61 on the Bobcats — a good defensive team, seventh best in the NBA this season, a team that held Kevin Durant to 8-of-24 shooting just nights before, but the squad that has given up the last three games of 55 points or more by a player — has been the talk…

  20. Jermaine O’Neal treating this season like it’s his last

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:27 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    Jermaine O’Neal has spent three careers in the NBA. He entered the league as its youngest player – undercutting Kobe Bryant by a few months – and spent four seasons in Portland buried on the bench. Then, he went to Indiana and made six straight All-Star games, even finishing third in 2004 MVP voting. Afterward,…

  21. PBT Podcast: Talking LeBron’s 61, the race for MVP, plus tanking discussion

    Mar 4, 2014, 8:46 AM EDT

    Heat vs. Bobcats

    LeBron James shook up the NBA on Monday night, dropping 61 on the Bobcats. It’s a reminder of what LeBron has often said: If he wanted to lead the league in scoring, he could. It was also a little like Kevin Durant‘s run of a dozen 30+ point games in that Dwyane Wade was out…

  22. Extra Pass: The other side of LeBron James’ 61-point game

    Mar 4, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    CHRIS DOUGLAS-ROBERT, LEBRON JAMES

    When Carmelo Anthony scored 62 points against the Charlotte Bobcats, Bobcats coach Steve Clifford blamed his team. “We weren’t ready to play,” Clifford said. “We made mistakes that allowed him room. He got going.” When LeBron James scored 61 points against Charlotte a few weeks later, Clifford credited LeBron. “Tonight, we did the right things,”…

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