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  1. Monday And-1 links: Should we be praising Brandon Knight for trying to make a play on DeAndre Jordan?

    Mar 11, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

    DeAndre Jordan, Brandon Knight

    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. • Brandon Knight became a trending joke on twitter after the Clippers DeAndre Jordan…

  2. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Miami wants to know if you have any other challengers

    Mar 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's guard Dwyane Wade goes to the basket past Indiana Pacers guard George Hill during their NBA game in Miami

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while wondering where you’re going to get your next lion meat burger if not Chicago…. Lakers 90, Bulls 81: The Lakers offense has been better of late and the Bulls offense continues to be unimpressive. At best. Those things combine to give the…

  3. Report: Celtics were closer than you think to trading Paul Pierce

    Mar 8, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    The idea of Paul Pierce in an Dallas Mavericks uniform just seems… wrong. Yet apparently it was closer to happening than we knew. Celtics GM Danny Ainge was listening to offers and talking about maybe blowing up Boston and restarting, but the conventional wisdom was he wouldn’t go through with it. But he almost did,…

  4. Jeff Green hits game-winning layup, completes Celtics improbable comeback (VIDEO)

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:32 AM EDT

    Jeff Green

    With a little over four minutes left in this game, the Pacers were up nine and seemingly in control of this game. But that Jeff Green layup with .05 on the clock capped an 11-0 Celtics run to win the game 83-81. It’s a play that happened because everyone on the planet expected Kevin Garnett…

  5. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Three playoff teams get wins

    Mar 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Avery Bradley ,Doc Rivers

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while stopping a crime using coffee… Thunder 122, Lakers 105: The Lakers show some fight. Kobe Bryant had 30, Steve Nash had 20 and this was a five point game with six minutes to go. But the Thunder have another gear, the Lakers…

  6. Pierce says he’s just going to have to play through neck pain

    Feb 28, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    Paul Pierce has a pinched nerve in his neck. So yes, that hurts. The hope is that the Celtics mini-vacation from the schedule makers — after their Monday win over Utah the only other game for a week is Friday against the Warriors (Avery Bradley on Stephen Curry should be fun) — would help Pierce’s…

  7. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Boston gets best win of the year

    Feb 26, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

    Paul Pierce, DeMarre Carroll

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while talking about Anne Hathaway’s nipples…. Nuggets 119, Lakers 108: On the second night of a back-to-back the Lakers looked old and slow next to a Nuggets team that ran right past them, exploited the Lakers transition defense and scored a ridiculous 78…

  8. Three Stars of the Night: Old Man for Rivers

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:43 AM EDT

    Paul Pierce, DeMarre Carroll

    The Celtics were already pretty old to start the season. When Rajon Rondo tore his ACL, they got older. When rookie forward Jared Sullinger went out for the season, they were about as young as a men’s rec league team. Older doesn’t necessarily mean worse, of course. Doc Rivers called it when the injuries happened…

  9. Report: If Kevin Garnett wanted to join the Clippers, Chris Paul would have made it happen

    Feb 22, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics

    We know Kevin Garnett is intensely loyal, but Chris Paul and the Clippers certainly put that to the test at the deadline. Garnett’s situation was unique of other stars that didn’t get dealt at the deadline, mainly because of his no-trade clause. If he wanted to remain a Celtic, that was his prerogative. Despite what he…

  10. Why no blockbusters at NBA trade deadline? Here are three reasons.

    Feb 21, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    The narrative of the NBA Trade Deadline 2013 is going to be that it was a dud. Fans seemed to think the Lakers were going to trade Dwight Howard. Or the Celtics were going to blow it up and trade Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The fans expected blockbusters and some of the national media…

  11. Winners and Losers from the Trade Deadline

    Feb 21, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Josh Smith

    A good chunk of trades went down before the trade deadline, but it’s the deals that didn’t get made that loom large. Josh Smith is still an Atlanta Hawk, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are still Boston Celtics, Dwight Howard is still a Laker, Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are still on the Jazz…you get…

  12. Trade Rumor Roundup: As deadline nears, lots of questions remain

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

    Josh Smith

    It is now just a little less than 13 hours until the NBA trade deadline and we have had all of one whopping trade. Which means it’s going to be a very busy Thursday… probably. There are going to be deals, guys we expect to get dealt will get dealt, but there may be fewer…

  13. Report: Nets made pitch for Paul Pierce, were shot down

    Feb 20, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Boston Celtics

    At this point, I pretty much picture Nets GM Billy King like the peanut vendor at a baseball game, walking around asking, “Who wants Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first round pick? Get them while they’re hot. Gotcha Humphries here!” Nobody’s buying. Not Danny Ferry in Atlanta for Josh Smith. And not Danny Ainge…

  14. Report: Trade interest in Paul Pierce around league “lukewarm”

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

    Who is looking to pick up a 35-year-old player who is shooting the lowest percentage of his career this season and is due to make $15.3 million next season? When you say the name Paul Pierce we think of the NBA finals MVP and Celtic icon. But GMs see the numbers above, see the increasing…

  15. Trade rumor roundup: Lots of talk Tuesday, no action

    Feb 20, 2013, 2:10 AM EDT

    Josh Smith

    We warned you this could be a slow trade deadline — with the new CBA kicking in fully next summer teams are concerned about both the more regressive tax and the repeater taxes for going over the luxury tax line. Meaning teams that might normally take on more salary simply are hesitant now. Here is…

  16. Like every other GM right now, Danny Ainge says not to expect a deal

    Feb 19, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    Danny Ainge

    If you only believed the public comments of NBA GMs, no trade was ever going to happen in the NBA. To make sure they have some leverage, they all say nothing is likely to happen. They talk but their not interested. Danny Ainge is the king of that — he’s had some conversations about everyone…

  17. Kevin Garnett says he won’t waive his no-trade clause

    Feb 16, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

    Kevin Garnett

    Kevin Garnett has said that this is his last All-Star game. He’ll be turning 37 soon, and this will be his 15th All-Star game. He knows his way around this whole spectacle. It’s the same party every year for him. As a gift for what might be his last appearance, Garnett fielded tons of questions…

  18. Report: Clippers and Celtics still discussing a Kevin Garnett trade

    Feb 16, 2013, 1:38 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Clippers

    You may remember hearing some rumblings about this a few weeks back, but apparently the interest hasn’t died down. The Celtics and Clippers have been rumored as potential trade partners before, and that makes some sense. Boston is going to need to rebuild at some point, and the Clippers have a chance at a title…

  19. Paul Pierce is playing with a pinched nerve in his neck

    Feb 14, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics forwards Pierce and Bass react after a Celtics basket in the final minutes of their NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Boston

    Paul Pierce has been playing in pain all season. If you saw the slight downtick in his scoring numbers — scoring 18.5 points a game, one less than last year, shooting 41.5 percent, down from 44.3 percent — you could easily attribute that to age for the 35-year-old who still carries a heavy scoring load…

  20. It’s not pretty but Celtics will take it, rally to beat Bulls

    Feb 13, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics

    You know how the last day before you go on a much-anticipated vacation you are pretty much useless at work? Your body is at the job but your mind is doing tequila shots in Cancun. That was pretty much the Bulls at the Celtics Wednesday. It’s ugly. Joan Rivers without plastic surgery ugly. This is…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: It took three overtimes for Celtics to stop Nuggets streak

    Feb 11, 2013, 7:57 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed wondering again why you watch the Grammy’s every year… Heat 107, Lakers 97: The Lakers are playing better, they are starting to figure things out. But that’s still a process. And when the Heat cranked it up in the fourth quarter they pulled…

  22. Three Stars of the Night: Finals MVP edition

    Feb 11, 2013, 1:21 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

    There were actually multiple performances worthy of recognition on Sunday, but three stood out as most deserving. And sometimes, the guys who have been the primary force behind their team’s championship effort in the past show up during the regular season. On to the winners. Third Star: Paul Pierce (27 points, 14 rebounds, 14 assists,…

  23. Another report it is unlikely Celtics trade Garnett, Pierce

    Feb 8, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    In case the 4,871 other times you read that the Celtics are unlikely to trade Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett didn’t sink in, here is one more. This should do it. First, there is what Celtics President and decision maker Danny Ainge told ESPNBoston.com. “Yeah, I think that’s by far the most likely thing. Sure,”…

  24. Celtics earn sixth straight win by taking apart the Lakers

    Feb 7, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    The Celtics and Lakers have the most storied rivalry in the history of the NBA. No matter what’s happening with each team individually throughout the course of a given season, whenever the two teams meet, there’s always a special kind of buzz and energy that surrounds those contests. That wasn’t the case in Boston on…

  25. Billy Hunter defends self in face of rising tide to remove him

    Feb 7, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    CORRECTED VERSION - NBA And Player's Association Meet To Negotiate CBA

    It seems every time you turn on your computer, another NBA player or agent has come out calling for Billy Hunter to be removed as head of the National Basketball Players Association, or what we just call the players’ union. Recently it was Paul Pierce. Today it was Jerry Stackhouse. And not shockingly agent David…

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