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  1. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Turns out, the Heat and Thunder are pretty good

    Jan 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Durant shoots against Denver Nuggets defenders Randolph and Brewer in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while having to deal with all the people knocking on your door asking for their lost cell phones…. Heat 92, Warriors 75: As it has been with the Heat all season long, when they are focused and defend they destroy teams. Especially teams…

  2. Tuesday And-1 links: Chris Bosh to guest star on Disney Channel’s “Jessie”

    Jan 15, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    DEBBY RYAN, KARAN BRAR, CAMERON BOYCE, CHRIS BOSH

    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 your grandma loves QVC… • If you don’t have a tween daughter, you…

  3. Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson lays out framework for Kings to stay put

    Jan 15, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

    anderson kj romani

    With reports swirling that the Kings’ move to Seattle is a mere formality at this point, the story on the ground in Sacramento is much, much different. In the end, this story comes down to three things: 1. Can Seattle’s Chris Hansen close a deal with the Maloofs to buy the Kings? (According to reports,…

  4. 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…

  5. Three Stars of the Night: Volatile Stars Edition

    Jan 15, 2013, 2:01 AM EDT

    Rajon Rondo

    On a night where the Atlanta Hawks scored 58 points, the Memphis Grizzlies shot 30 percent from the field, and the Orlando Magic lost by 29 points…to the Washington Wizards…we could probably use some offensive outbursts to distract us, right? Well, I’ll tell you what — if it’s outbursts you want, our Three Stars are plenty capable…

  6. Cousins says push to face of Carter was “unintentional.” Sure.

    Jan 11, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    DeMarcus Cousins acts like the world just happens to him. He’s a passive bystander who just somehow keeps ending up in all these bad situations. Like say, getting ejected after pushing Vince Carter in the face. Which is what happened on Thursday night in overtime of the Kings loss to the Mavericks. Cousins said after…

  7. Kings players try to focus past distraction of Seattle rumors

    Jan 11, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

    Mavericks Kings Sale Basketball

    There were hand painted signs and a lot of buzz in the Sacramento arena Thursday night, but once again the focus was not on the game. (Well, not at first, turns out Dallas and Sacramento played a really entertaining game that included some ridiculous shots.) As rumors of a potential sale of the Kings franchise…

  8. Kings’ Thomas’ three-point bank shot sends game to OT (VIDEO)

    Jan 11, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

    Isaiah Thomas

    Don’t tell me that’s what he meant to do. But the bottom line is Isaiah Thomas‘ shot went in and with that (and a Dallas miss on a final shot) the Sacramento Kings sent Thursday’s  game to overtime. Where Dallas won. But still, this is my favorite shot of the night. By the way, good…

  9. DeMarcus Cousins shoves Vince Carter in face, gets ejected (VIDEO)

    Jan 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    It wasn’t accidental. It was spur of the moment and not premeditated. And it got DeMarcus Cousins ejected with a flagrant two. With the Kings down two and 41 seconds to go in the overtime, Cousins was triple team then stripped of the ball, which bounced around rolled out to the side and was grabbed…

  10. While everyone talked Seattle, Dallas and Sacramento played a good game (that the Mavs won)

    Jan 11, 2013, 3:19 AM EDT

    kings_mavericks

    As people filed into the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, it felt like the game was secondary. All everyone was talking about was the reports that the Kings could be sold to the Chris Hansen/Steve Ballmer group out of Seattle and moved. But despite the best efforts of the Maloof family to seemingly follow the…

  11. 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…

  12. Report: Kings will consider offers to trade Tyrke Evans

    Jan 10, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

    Tyreke Evans, Tobias Harris

    Figuring out what the Sacramento Kings are going to do approaching the trade deadline is about like what was going on in any 1990s David Lynch movie (“Lost Highway,” “Inland Empire,” take your pick). It’s futile. The team is in the middle of sale talks that could move them to Seattle and whatever happens they…

  13. George Maloof’s Virginia Beach arena ploy falls apart, Seattle rumors heat up

    Jan 9, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Phil, George, Gavin Maloof

    We never took the Maloofs or Virginia Beach seriously in their talks to move the Sacramento Kings to the eastern seaboard, and predictably the talks officially fell apart when Virginia Beach mayor Will Sessoms declared the deal dead for now on Tuesday. There were a million reasons that deal was a farce – a sad…

  14. Report: Grizzlies listening to offers for Zach Randolph, too

    Jan 8, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Zach Randolph

    I don’t think this is going to happen. At this time of year teams listen to all sorts of trade ideas, gauging the value of their players and seeing if one in 100 might stick and work. But while shopping Rudy Gay around the league pretty hard, they may also open to the idea of…

  15. DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t think people give him a fair chance

    Jan 8, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    John Salmons, DeMarcus Cousins

    DeMarcus Cousins isn’t totally wrong here — we tend not to give the benefit of the doubt to people we have seen act a certain way before. That’s pretty much how Cousins sees his reputation and the response to him — people don’t give him a fair chance. He said as much to Chris Mannix…

  16. NBA Power Rankings: Thunder on top, but it’s close

    Jan 7, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Atlanta Hawks

    To be honest, you could have ranked the top three in this week’s PBT NBA Power Rankings and been fine. I’m giving the top spot to the Thunder this week because I think they’d beat the Clippers or Spurs in a seven game series right now. But not easily. 1. Thunder (26-7, Last week ranked…

  17. Tyreke Evans plans to return to Kings lineup Monday

    Jan 7, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Tyreke Evans

    We have good news for Kings fans. It’s rare we get to do that lately, so we want to make sure they are paying attention: Tyreke Evans is set to return to the Kings lineup Monday night against Memphis, reports the Sacramento Bee. Evans is planning to play tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies, as long…

  18. Report: DeMarcus Cousins not on trade block. At all.

    Jan 7, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    Ed Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Kyle Lowry

    Oh, how I would like to think this would put an end to the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors. Particularly the ones out of Boston, where they seem most rampant. But alas, this has about as much chance of working out well as an Oasis reunion tour. Sam Amick of the USA Today — a guy…

  19. Pistons’ Villanueva to appeal fine for foul on Kings’ Thomas

    Jan 3, 2013, 7:56 PM EDT

    Charlie Villanueva

    Detroit’s Charlie Villanueva doesn’t really get it. He was ejected with a Flagrant Two foul then was fined $25,000 for the foul he committed on the Kings Isaiah Thomas. Later Thomas called Villanueva a dirty player. Villanueva both denied that and told the Detroit Free Press he plans to appeal the fine. “Dirty player? Not…

  20. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Nets, Warriors get statement wins

    Jan 3, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets' Williams drives against Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook during their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while figuring out what’s in and what’s out for 2013… Nets 110, Thunder 93: Well, P.J. Carlesimo has his signature win and for a night the Nets looked like the team from the first weeks of the season. Oh, they’re…

  21. Three Stars of the night: Getting your team wins against elite

    Jan 3, 2013, 2:58 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

    There were so many people who could have made three stars of the night tonight we could have done 10 stars of the night. But, for the sake of my sanity (such as it is) we are keeping it at three. So how do you separate the top three? It’s not just numbers, but who…

  22. No surgery needed, Tyreke Evans could play next week

    Jan 2, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT

    Tyreke Evans, Tobias Harris

    Finally, some good news for Kings fans. Tyreke Evans, who has missed eight games with a sore knee, got a second opinion on said knee that concurred with the first — no surgery is needed and he could be back soon, the team announced. The second opinion on the sore left knee of Sacramento Kings…

  23. Pistons’ Villanueva fined $25,000 for foul on Kings’ Thomas

    Jan 2, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

    Charlie Villanueva

    You kind of knew this was coming — once Charlie Villanueva was ejected for a flagrant two foul on the Kings’ Isaiah Thomas Tuesday night you had to expect a fine to follow. It did, the league announced a $25,000 fine for Villanueva on Wednesday. To not fine Villanueva would violate standard NBA procedure and…

  24. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Lots of ‘Melo, not much else for Knicks

    Jan 2, 2013, 8:03 AM EDT

    New York Knicks Stoudemire reacts after stuffing ball to score against Portland Trail Blazers in NBA basketball game in New York

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while breaking your New Year’s resolutions already…. Nuggets 92, Clippers 78: The Clippers win streak dies at 17on a night they were just ice-cold from the floor — 38.5 percent as a team, with leading scorer Jamal Crawford shooting 2-of-11.…

  25. Pistons’ Villanueva ejected for hard foul on Kings’ Thomas (VIDEO)

    Jan 1, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

    Charlie Villanueva

    As fouls you get ejected for go, that is on the soft end of the scale. Just before halftime the Kings’ Isaiah Thomas drove the lane and the Piston’s Charlie Villanueva rotated over to stop him and did so with a hard foul that sent Thomas sprawling on the ground. Thomas came up angry and…

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