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  1. PBT St. Patrick’s Day/Thursday morning one liners

    Mar 17, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    rick adelman

    Rick Adelman is likely leaving the Rockets at the end of the season, and everybody is good with that. Elton Brand tries to be understanding, but he didn’t really like Jalen Rose’s comments about Duke much either. Great name for these Knicks: They are in the Melozoic era. Also fantastic breakdown of the mixed results…

  2. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Mar 16, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

    Rudy Fernandez goggles

    Portland started it to mock Rudy Fernandez, but expect to see a lot of three point goggles during the NCAA tournament. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo smacks David Stern around. He’s right about one thing for sure — why hasn’t Stern (and the other owners) put pressure on Clippers owner Donald Sterling to pay his coaches…

  3. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Mar 15, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers

    Fascinating post at Magic Basketball: How much does rest factor into getting wins (and have the Bulls been a little lucky in that regard)? The physics of the bank shot. Tim Duncan did not write this. Fun story about the ties between Phil Jackson and Tom Thibodeau. The Wizards are trying to create a college-like…

  4. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Mar 14, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony

    Time to fill out your NCAA brackets (mine should be shot by noon on Thursday, based on past years). Of course, you can fill out those brackets right here at NBCSports.com. From the NY Daily News: If the Knicks are going to jack up ticket prices an average of 49 percent next season, they need…

  5. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Mar 11, 2011, 10:50 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Fantastic blog post at Magic Basketball about measuring teams against expectation and narrative. Dwyane Wade surprised the Lakers and Kobe Bryant by going away from screen at a key point last night. Except he does that a lot. Stephen Jackson says he’ll play Friday. OF course, he said that a couple days ago and it…

  6. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Mar 10, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Did the Heat cry last night? An exhaustive breakdown of the Heat’s late-game failures. The conclusion: The Heat keep putting themselves in positions to fail, so they fail. It’s about the fundamentals — not holding a box out cost the Raptors a win. The Bulls are hot again in Chicago — the win over the…

  7. PBT Wednesday Morning One Liners

    Mar 9, 2011, 10:46 AM EDT

    perkinsthunder

    It’s tough to find a better cause than Hoops for St. Jude. Fantastic look at Kendrick Perkins the person (and very tall alter boy). If we look at history, how LeBron James does in the regular season doesn’t really tell us much about the playoffs. Michael Jordan says it officially for anyone who really thought…

  8. PBT Tuesday Morning One Liners

    Mar 8, 2011, 10:28 AM EDT

    West Team's Kevin Durant of Oklahoma Cit

    If you are hungry and in New York City and you go to the Olive Garden… you really need an intervention. That is a culinary sin. I’m looking at you, Gordon Hayward. If the Kings do move to Anaheim, the contract specifies that they be the “Anaheim…” Kings or Royals or Waves or whatever. The…

  9. PBT Monday Morning One Liners

    Mar 7, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    No Kendrick Perkins and Shaq hasn’t played in a month. That is making some Celtics fans uncomfortable. Dwight Howard on his suspension for getting a 16th technical (which he will serve Monday night): ‘I’ll try not to let the officiating affect the way I play. It’s very tough, but I’ve just got to do it.…

  10. PBT Thursday Morning One Liners

    Mar 3, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Detroit Pistons

    Good read from our own John Krolik (writing over at ESPN) on the development of the Miami Heat, and how LeBron James and Dwyane Wade co-exist. Leon Powe is in Memphis Thursday to meet with the Grizzlies about joining that team. Memphis rookie guard Xavier Henry will be out a month with a sprained knee…

  11. PBT Wednesday Morning One Liners

    Mar 2, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder

    From Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: “In games when the Heat was tied or trailed by one, two or three, with less than 30 seconds left, Miami has made just 4 of 22 shots from the field, and only one in a win ( Eddie House’s three-pointer at Oklahoma City).” The teams with the…

  12. PBT Tuesday Morning One Liners

    Mar 1, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Dallas Mavericks

    The final Works column at FanHouse. I am really going to miss Shoals and Freeman (and Ziller) doing this every day. Former Celtic Al Jefferson is as perplexed by the Kendrick Perkins trade as the rest of us are. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau calls Luol Deng his “glue guy.” (Also, he seems pretty shocked by…

  13. PBT Monday Morning One Liners

    Feb 28, 2011, 10:46 AM EDT

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    Joe and Gavin Maloof will be at a sold-out Power Balance Arena is Sacramento Monday as the fans make their pitch to keep the team in town. Don’t expect the Maloofs to speak — David Stern told them not to. A Nuggets blogger throws a “come watch the game at a sports bar” night —…

  14. PBT Friday Morning One Liners

    Feb 25, 2011, 11:07 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Clippers

    So remember how everybody around the league said this was going to be a slow trading deadline…. Danny Ainge spins that his deadline deal helps the Celtics win now. Baron Davis and Byron Scott are friends now. Everything is good. Nothing to worry about there. Nope. Can’t see any problems. How the O.J. Mayo to…

  15. PBT Wednesday morning one liners (with some trade rumors)

    Feb 23, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Cavaliers Lakers Basketball

    If you have picks to trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers roster is open to you. Yes, Boston is looking for another player. Doc says so. The Trail Blazers are checking out the market for Andre Miller and Marcus Camby. Camby has no desire to be traded. The Hawks really want Washington’s Kirk Hinrich to be their…

  16. PBT Tuesday morning one liners (non-‘Melo trade rumors edition)

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT

    Devin Harris, Zach Randolph, Tony Allen

    The Atlanta Hawks have interest in Devin Harris. They should. They should have interest in any point guard that doesn’t suck. Dallas and Portland also have interest interest in Harris. Cleveland is thinking trades and thinking long-term picture. Terrance Williams wants out of Houston. The Bulls worked out four D-League guys who could step in…

  17. PBT Friday morning one liners (and some trade rumors)

    Feb 18, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets

    Mark Cuban says not to expect the Mavericks are going to make a trade. The Sixers may make a move, but don’t expect one for Andre Iguodala. Rumors floated around but there is no Marreese Speights for Dante Cunningham deal between the Sixers and Blazers. Is LaMarcus Aldridge the Tim Duncan for a new generation?…

  18. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Feb 17, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Philadelphia 76ers

    Kobe Bryant said at shootaround Wednesday afternoon he really felt for Byron Scott. That shoe may be on the other foot, now. Steve Nash has moved past Gary Payton in to seventh on the all-tine assists list. What is Glen Davis doing better to become a Sixth Man of the Year candidate? The Heat are…

  19. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    Is talking about sports better than watching it? Is Blake Griffin more watchable than LeBron James? Things I never thought I’d type: The Clippers have become a huge road draw. See the paragraph above for your reason. Kevin Love had his 50th double-double of the season Monday night. The only other man with 50 before…

  20. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Feb 15, 2011, 10:25 AM EDT

    Robert Horry

    Be prepared to spend the rest of your day wasting time on this — Hoopism put together a shot location graphic showing you the greatest shots in NBA history. Just click on one and watch the video of it. This is one of the best things ever. Participants reminisce about the first All-Star game 60…

  21. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Feb 11, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

    Omer Asik

    Despite the rumors, the Bulls are not trading Omer Asik to Houston for guard Courtney Lee. The time Mark Cuban blew a kiss to Jerry Sloan. The number of coaches Sloan outlasted, in graph form. The first time the Lakers and Celtics played Pau Gasol’s sharp elbow opened a cut on Kevin Garnett’s head. This…

  22. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Feb 10, 2011, 9:26 AM EDT

    no

    Best Web site ever: didthecavswinlastnight.com One knock on Derrick Rose was that he avoided contact on his drives and did not get to the free throw line enough. Not any more. The NBA vs. monster movies. Blake Griffin vs. King Kong. Brilliant. There were indeed “We want ‘Melo” chants inside Madison Square Garden. Although after…

  23. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Feb 9, 2011, 9:16 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Kevin Love’s 20 and 14 Tuesday night gave him 38 consecutive double -doubles this season, just six short of the all-time consecutive double-double streak belonging to Moses Malone. He could tie it against Memphis Feb. 23 and break it Feb. 24 against New Orleans, both at home Steve Nash, once again, saying he does not…

  24. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Feb 8, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Charlotte Bobcats

    Things that make me happy — Shaun Livingston earning playing time, getting run in crunch time and leading the Bobcats to a win over the Celtics. (No offense to D.J. Augustin or the Celtics, but we root hard for Livingston around these parts.) A fantastic statistical breakdown of what makes Manu Ginobili good. Very good.…

  25. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Feb 7, 2011, 10:09 AM EDT

    Ray Allen

    Ray Allen will be one of the contestants in the three-point contest All-Star weekend. Great piece by a Celtics fan and father talking about Kevin Garnett the role model: “He’s a jerk but he’s our jerk.” Linas Kleiza has denied a Greek report that he in part blamed the Raptors medical staff for his season-ending…

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