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  1. NBA Power Rankings: Western Conference dominates top spots

    Dec 31, 2012, 1:51 PM EST

    Clippers' Griffin, Jordan, Crawford, and Paul, celebrate a three pointer by teammate Green during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Celtics in Los Angeles

    We enter 2013 off a week where the two best teams in the East — Miami and New York — looked sloppy while the teams at the top of the Western Conference looked strong and took over the top spots in the weekly rankings. 1. Clippers (25-6, Last week ranked No. 1). The win streak…

  2. NBA issues flopping warnings to Royal Ivey, Gustavo Ayon and Tony Parker

    Dec 30, 2012, 6:30 PM EST

    Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, flop

    Tony Parker? Flop? Well, I never! The NBA has officially warned Parker, Royal Ivey and Gustavo Ayon today for violating the anti-flopping policy established this season. While this is solely a warning for all three players, if they’re accused of violating the policy again, they will be subject to a $5,000 dollar fine. Parker’s flop…

  3. Video: Eric Gordon returns to Hornets, scores 24 in win

    Dec 30, 2012, 9:30 AM EST

    Eric Gordon

    It’s going to take more than one game to make the fans of the New Orleans Hornets forgive Eric Gordon for signing an offer sheet with Phoenix last summer and saying publicly that is where he wanted to play, which combined with his injuries made it seem like he wanted out of New Orleans. But…

  4. Hornets guard Eric Gordon activated and expected to make debut

    Dec 29, 2012, 6:06 PM EST

    Eric Gordon

    After playing in just nine games last season and zero so far this year, Eric Gordon is finally set to return tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats. It’s been so long that it’s easy to forget just how good Gordon was with the Clippers two seasons ago. The stocky shooting guard averaged 22 points a game…

  5. Friday And-1 links: Isiah Thomas talks small point guards

    Dec 28, 2012, 8:25 PM EST

    isiah Thomas

    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 like I love turkey leftovers… • Isiah Thomas does a great piece for NBA.com…

  6. Hornets coach says Eric Gordon could return Saturday

    Dec 27, 2012, 9:50 AM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    Finally, the Hornets could get Eric Gordon back on the court. The two guard expected to be part of the future of the franchise along with No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis (notice how Austin Rivers is not in that conversation anymore) has missed the entire season due to pain in his knee. But Gordon…

  7. Baseline to Baseline recaps: James Harden leads dramatic Boxing Day finishes

    Dec 27, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Kevin Love, James Harden

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of all the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while wondering exactly what you’re going to do with the Salt-N-Pepa salt and pepper shakers you got for Christmas…. Rockets 87, Timberwolves 84: James Harden is making quite the All-Star case, and making the Rockets look more and more…

  8. Video: Mo Harkless puts Robin Lopez in his poster

    Dec 26, 2012, 10:38 PM EST

    Moe Harkless

    On a night where the Hornets had the big highlight — they snapped their 11-game losing streak — we still got a little glimpse of why the Orlando Magic and other teams were high on Mo Harkless around the draft. The guy can get up. Robin Lopez, thank you for posing for the poster.

  9. Ryan Anderson says Magic did not try to keep him last summer

    Dec 26, 2012, 3:36 PM EST

    Ryan Anderson, Jarrett Jack

    New GM Rob Hennigan’s plan in Orlando was pretty clear — trade Dwight Howard for prospects, get young and get cheap and free up cap space to start chasing free agents in 2014 (he might have pictured a high lottery pick in there too, but Jacque Vaughn has his team overachieving and playing hard). Hennigan’s…

  10. Video: Anthony Davis with the reverse alley-oop

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:31 AM EST

    Anthony Davis

    First, that is Greivis Vasquez with the lob and the bad beard. The guy finishing the dunk is your No. 1 overall pick, one Anthony Davis. He has the ability to pop out, too, making him even more dangerous as a pick-and-roll partner. But being able to do that is at the heart of getting…

  11. Eric Gordon regrets comments he made in restricted free agency

    Dec 21, 2012, 8:58 PM EST

    Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon‘s rehabilitation from injury is progressing to the point that he’s expected to rejoin the Hornets very soon. The relationship between Gordon and the hometown fans has been tenuous at best,  thanks to some comments he made last summer while immersed in the restricted free agency process. “I strongly feel they are the right…

  12. Trimester Awards: A Naughty and Nice List

    Dec 21, 2012, 6:19 PM EST

    Kevin Durant

    Can you believe it? The NBA season is somehow a third of the way finished, which means it’s probably time to take stock of what we’ve seen so far this year. We’ll give out some awards — ’tis the season and all that — but we’ll also dish out some coal. After all, what are…

  13. Eric Gordon to rejoin Hornets Saturday, start workouts to return this month

    Dec 20, 2012, 10:28 AM EST

    Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon is about to be back with the Hornets. That’s when the work begins. First the work of practices and conditioning to get back on the court following the months of rehab to get his right knee healthy. Then there is the work of winning back a fan base that is ticked at him.…

  14. Three Stars of the Night: The Truth is Here

    Dec 20, 2012, 3:17 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets

    The big scorers weren’t messing around tonight, folks. The clocks were turned back in Boston, an ABA type score was dropped in Houston, and the Highlight Factory was invaded (even more than usual!) by a force that even the great Kyle Korver could not stop. Robin Lopez was also on pace for 56 points after…

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Joakim Noah is all the offense Bulls need

    Dec 19, 2012, 3:27 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Noah celebrates basket against Boston Celtics' Terry during NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching the Golden Eagle snatches kid video over and over… Lakers 101, Bobcats 100: Pau Gasol returned but that kind of got overshadowed by the Lakers barely winning a game they were supposed to cruise in. We’ve got all the…

  16. Ricky Rubio to sit out Tuesday vs. Heat due to back-to-back

    Dec 17, 2012, 3:39 PM EST

    Ricky Rubio

    The Miami Heat keep catching breaks at home (and their home fans keep losing out). There was the much publicized — and expensive — time Gregg Popovich sat out Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili in Miami. But that was just the tip of the iceberg —Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis all…

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

    Dec 17, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

    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…

  18. Hornets to bring in forward Dominic McGuire

    Dec 17, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Toronto Raptors' Dominic McGuire slam dunks against New York Knicks in the first half of their pre-season NBA basketball game in Montreal

    The New Orleans Hornets, who want to add some depth at forward with Jason Smith out for a while, have found their man. The Hornets have signed Dominic McGuire, reports the Times-Picayune. McGuire has played five NBA seasons, bouncing between the Wizards, Kings, Bobcats, Warriors and most recently Raptors where he started nine games this…

  19. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Hornets comeback runs into Lillard

    Dec 17, 2012, 4:17 AM EST

    Nicolas Batum, Roger Mason Jr.

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while buying an ugly Christmas sweater… Lakers 111, 76ers 98: Two wins in a row for the Lakers, both on the road — in this sad season for them so far that counts as something to celebrate. For Philly, more of…

  20. Three Stars of the Night: Blazers’ Batum with rare 5×5 night

    Dec 17, 2012, 3:24 AM EST

    Nicolas Batum

    Kobe had the kind of big stat line we take for granted (but that the Lakers need right now). Jose Calderon had the second triple-double of his career. But Nicolas Batum’s balanced stat line wins the night. Honorable mention to J.J. Hickson (24 points), Nick Young (30 in a losing effort, a lot in garbage…

  21. Damian Lillard hits the game-winner to send Blazers past Hornets (VIDEO)

    Dec 17, 2012, 12:51 AM EST

    Damian Lillard, Ryan Anderson, Greivis Vasquez, Luke Babbitt

    This was not an easy shot. Blazers rookie Damian Lillard continued his impressive start to the season, this time draining the game-winning shot from beyond three-point distance to give his team the 95-94 home victory over the Hornets. It would have been a shame for Portland to waste its win against the Spurs on Thursday…

  22. Three productive players who slipped through the cracks

    Dec 14, 2012, 7:44 PM EST

    Greg Smith

    It’s not as easy for prospects to go under the radar as it once was. With improved technology, better analytics and easier scouting methods, productive players rarely go unnoticed anymore. But that doesn’t mean every good NBA player gets drafted. An NBA GM once told me that his draft strategy in the second round was…

  23. Video: Watch Damian Lillard go off for 29 against Spurs

    Dec 14, 2012, 9:53 AM EST

    Lillard drives against Parker during NBA basketball game in Portland, Oregon

    That right there is why Damian Lillard has separated himself in the early Rookie of the Year, talk. Well, that and Anthony Davis‘ injury, but mostly this. Lillard was matched up with Tony Parker and went off for 29 points on 11-of-22 shooting. What he shows is a maturity to his game we often don’t…

  24. Three Stars of the Night: Hello, Damian Lillard

    Dec 14, 2012, 2:32 AM EST

    Damian Lillard, Tony Parker

    There’s nothing like a nice three-course NBA meal. The appetizer was fried something or other, as the Hawks burned the Bobcats with 57 percent shooting in a convincing 113-90 victory. The main entree involved the Knicks introducing the Lakers to the benefits of something called “passing” in a 116-107 beatdown. For dessert, Portland’s stud point…

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

    Dec 13, 2012, 6:57 AM EST

    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…

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