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  1. Jesus Shuttlesworth, er, Ray Allen may want to act again when he retires

    Feb 27, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

    Ray Allen Denzel Washington

    Ray Allen has already had a movie role plenty of actors in Hollywood would kill for — staring role opposite Denzel Washington in a major Spike Lee production. He was Jesus Shuttlesworth in “He Got Game.” After that Allen left acting and went on to a nice little 16-year (and counting) basketball career where he…

  2. Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick traded to the Milwaukee Bucks

    Feb 21, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Bobcats Magic Basketball

    There were plenty of rumblings about Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith going to Milwaukee in a blockbuster three-team deal with Orlando, but that trade died when Atlanta reportedly pulled out of the deal. That trade falling apart didn’t deter the Bucks from acquiring a piece to help them in their playoff push, however. Adrian Wojnarowski…

  3. Chris Bosh and Ray Allen out Friday against Clippers, L.A. will have Paul and Billups back in the lineup

    Feb 8, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

    Ray All

    We told you this was a possibility earlier today, and now it’s official, according to multiple reports. Both Chris Bosh and Ray Allen will miss Friday’s home game against the Clippers due to flu-like symptoms, according to multiple reports. The Heat, at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, don’t have anything to gain by…

  4. The Extra Pass: Drafting the Rookie-Sophomore Game

    Jan 30, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Anthony Davis

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, Kurt Helin and I draft our Rookie-Sophomore teams. We love the idea of the Rookie-Sophomore game at All-Star Weekend being drafted by Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. We love it so…

  5. With Rondo out, Garnett/Pierce era in Boston must come to an end

    Jan 28, 2013, 12:41 AM EDT

    Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce

    I don’t like the phrase “blow it up” because that implies something rash and destructive long term. Blowing something up leaves a big hole that is hard to climb out of. That’s not how the Boston Celtics operate. They are one of the NBA’s premiere franchises in part because they get the big picture. But…

  6. Ray Allen says he’ll ‘always be a Celtic’ (VIDEO)

    Jan 27, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics Paul Pierce stands beside former teammate and current Miami Heat player Ray Allen in the first half of their NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston

    Ray Allen played five seasons with the Boston Celtics and was a member of the 2008 team that won the NBA title. Due to some internal disagreements and the opportunity that arose for him in Miami, Allen left Boston and joined the defending champion Heat in time to start this season. Sunday marked Allen’s first…

  7. Celtics win over Heat silver lining on dark, cloudy day

    Jan 27, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    Boston beat the Miami Heat 100-98 and they did it without Rajon Rondo. It’s a good omen, because the Celtics are going to have to hang on to a playoff spot in the East with more gritty games like this one because Rajon Rondo is out for the season with a torn ACL. Boston did…

  8. Celtics confirm Rajon Rondo has torn ACL, out for the season

    Jan 27, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Clippers

    An MRI on Sunday confirmed the Celtics’ fears. Rajon Rondo has a torn right ACL and is officially done for the rest of the season, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England. Rondo was a late scratch for Sunday’s nationally televised home game against the Miami Heat. While the return of Ray Allen was…

  9. Ray Allen returns to Boston Sunday. It’s not going to be a love in.

    Jan 27, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Wizards' Beal defends as Heat's Allen shoots in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami

    Ray Allen, frustrated with being benched for Avery Bradley and hearing his name in trade rumors (and sometimes more than rumors, they once told him it was done only to have it come undone), took less money to leave Boston for a team where he felt wanted — the rival Miami Heat. That went over…

  10. The Extra Pass: Where Do Great Offenses Get Their Shots?

    Jan 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Ray Allen

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we narrow in on where great offenses are getting their shots. On the surface, the best offenses in the league don’t seem to have much in common other than star power.…

  11. Boston’s offense is problem, fixes may have to come from within

    Jan 25, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers, Rajon Rondo

    Boston is two games below .500 and it’s become evident this isn’t a problem isn’t gong away easily. Boston’s offense is 21st in the NBA scoring just one point per possession (100 per 100 possessions, via Hoopdata, well below the league average of 102.7). Thing is, that’s slightly better than the 98.7 the Celtics averaged…

  12. Opponents say Boston Celtics do miss Ray Allen

    Jan 23, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce

    When Ray Allen left Boston to go to Miami, mixed in amongst the cries of “traitor” and Kevin Garnett losing Allen’s phone number were a lot of Celtics fans saying the future Hall of Famer would not be missed. Which actually made some sense on paper — they brought in Jason Terry and Courtney Lee,…

  13. Ray Allen says he might retire after season. Sure he will.

    Jan 23, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat

    Ray Allen has been in the league long enough, he has been interviewed more times than he can remember, he gets how to play that game — don’t ever paint yourself into a corner. Always allow for options. Keep that in mind as you read this from Ray Allen, the former Buck and current Heat…

  14. Improving Lakers get moral victory. Heat get impressive actual victory.

    Jan 18, 2013, 2:34 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Joel Anthony

    A week ago, with Los Angeles’ big men sitting in suits on the sideline, the Thunder routed the Lakers. Since that game the Lakers have played better, particularly on defense. Dwight Howard had become more active, the offense has been more crisp. The defensive improvement happened again for the most part on Thursday — Los…

  15. So Boston isn’t going to make any trades? Are you sure?

    Jan 16, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

    Danny Ainge

    Earlier today we brought you the video — and we’d told you before that — how Celtics GM Danny Ainge is saying he doesn’t plan to make any trades at the deadline. Which is easier to say after your team has won six in a row. Still he is saying it over and over in…

  16. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Miami’s little slump getting serious

    Jan 15, 2013, 7:55 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz guard Hayward watches as Miami Heat forward James reacts to a call during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while getting sucked into the “Good Will Hunting” oral history… Thunder 102, Suns 90: Kevin Durant is really, really good. Not sure if you knew that. The Suns were given a first-hand reminder when KD dropped 41 on the Suns in their home…

  17. After five-straight wins, “content” Ainge suggests roster changes not likely

    Jan 14, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

    Jason Terry, Paul Pierce

    It’s amazing what a few wins in a row can do. While rumors floated around that Celtics GM Danny Ainge was listening to offers for the Celtics talisman Paul Pierce, the team got Avery Bradley back and started playing better defense.The result has been five straight wins and a renewed sense of confidence around the…

  18. Report: Celtics will listen to offers for Paul Pierce. Then probably do nothing.

    Jan 11, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    Danny Ainge faces the same question at we start to approach the trace deadline that he did last summer — does the Celtics core have one more run in them? This summer the answer seemed to be yes, when Ainge signed Kevin Garnett to a new deal and got all the band back together save…

  19. The Extra Pass: The All-Value Team

    Jan 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we’ll put together a squad featuring some of the league’s most valuable contracts.  Signing players to any substantial contract during the offseason free agency period is like tap dancing through a…

  20. Three Stars of the Night: Heat Checked

    Jan 11, 2013, 2:30 AM EDT

    Nicolas Batum,LeBron James

    Three games were on the menu Thursday night, and each brought their own unique flavor. If you love defense (or hate scoring), Pacers-Knicks was the game for you. With Carmelo Anthony serving his one-game suspension, the Knicks really struggled to generate offense and relied almost solely on J.R. Smith heroics most of the night. That…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Heat, Thunder cruise to victory

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Amir Johnson; Kevin Durant

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while thinking about NBA doppelgangers… Nuggets 112, Lakers 105: If you like fast paced games with plenty of scoring, a game not really encumbered with defense to slow all that down, than this one was for you. The Lakers defense…

  22. J.R. Smith believes an All-Star spot is within reach

    Jan 5, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Phoenix Suns

    J.R. Smith has been lauded for his play in New York this season, coming off the bench to provide a solid scoring punch at 16.6 points per game, while giving the team an active defensive presence on the perimeter. Smith’s name, along with that of the Clippers’ Jamal Crawford, has been widely mentioned when discussing…

  23. Latest All-Star voting returns in, Charles Barkley will not be happy

    Jan 3, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    APTOPIX NBA All Star Basketball

    Apparently, you folks have no concern whatsoever for Charles Barkley’s feelings. The day after Barkley said Dwight Howard and Kevin Garnett have not played well enough to be part of the All-Star starters, they are both in. Howard solidly, he’s a lock, and Garnett has stretched out his lead over Chris Bosh. Basically, nothing has…

  24. Three Stars of the Night: An Odd Scoring Battle

    Dec 30, 2012, 2:36 AM EDT

    Brook Lopez, Kyrie Irving

    With 22 teams in action, you’d expect the usual suspects to be the big scorers of the night. Guys like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and James Harden. The guys battling Kobe Bryant for the scoring title. Those guys. Nope! Saturday was a little bit wild and crazy, and as a result we had Luis Scola…

  25. No changes atop latest All-Star voting, but Lin and Bosh could sneak in

    Dec 27, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    NBA fans around the globe love Kobe Bryant. Stunning, I know. The latest update on the NBA All-Star voting is out and there are no changes among the starters for either conference — but it’s starting to get close for a few guys. What is different is that Kobe moved past LeBron James as the…

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