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  1. Monday And-1 links: Rip Hamilton has a heck of a birthday cake

    Feb 25, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    Rip Hamilton's birthday cake

    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 more than old critics like slamming Seth McFarlane. • Richard Hamilton may have had…

  2. Baseline to Baseline recaps: LeBron, Wade enough for Heat

    Feb 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Rockets Heat Basketball

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while trying out your stylish new Get Smart shoe-phone…. Heat 114, Rockets 108: What a fun finish. After collapsing in the finals last year against the Heat, James Harden exacted a little personal revenge. Harden was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring 36 points…

  3. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Pacers, Bulls get together for shootout

    Feb 5, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Pacers' West shoots the basketball defended by Bulls' Boozer during the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while building a nuclear fusion reactor in your garage like any normal teenager…. Pacers 111, Bulls 101: If you were expecting a defense struggle between two of the top three defenses in the Association… well, sorry. There wasn’t a lot of defense and…

  4. Kenneth Faried would like you to meet his two mothers

    Jan 27, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Kenneth Faried

    That would be “Manimal.” Also known as Kenneth Faried. A whirlwind of energy and an absolute beast on the boards. One of the hardest working players in the NBA. And he would like you to meet his two mothers and hear his support of them. Good for him, good for taking a stand. Professional sports…

  5. Jrue Holiday with the layup to send Sixers to overtime against Raptors (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    Jrue Holiday

    Jrue Holiday is doing his best to remind coaches that he deserves a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team this season. Holiday finished with a career-high tying 33 points, to go along with 14 assists while scoring all 12 of his team’s overtime points to lead the Sixers to a 108-101 win over the…

  6. James Harden goes behind the back and through the legs before getting the bucket against the Sixers (VIDEO)

    Jan 13, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    NBA: Houston Rockets at Detroit Pistons

    The Rockets couldn’t beat the Sixers in Philadelphia on Saturday, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying on the part of James Harden. Harden finished with 29 points on 10-19 shooting, to go along with nine rebounds and six assists. But none of his baskets were as pretty as this one that he converted…

  7. Video: Watch Kobe rack up points in Philly in “Phantom” slo-mo

    Dec 17, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Los Angeles Lakers

    Among the cool things they do at the NBA’s official YouTube site is to put together “Phantom” videos of certain nights or plays — slow motion shots with music. Seeing what Kobe does in slow motion can be amazing. Kids at home, you watch his footwork, that’s what you should mimic. The rest of us…

  8. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Boston falls and fails in Detroit

    Nov 19, 2012, 3:34 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rando look on from the bench against the Brooklyn Nets in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York

    Our nightly roundup of all the action in the NBA. Or, what you missed while watching the Andrew Bynum bowling gif over and over. Lakers 119, Rockets 108: Two straight games with big point totals for the Lakers — 114 last game, 119 this one — and two wins. And that’s with Mike D’Antoni not even…

  9. Obama spent part of election day playing hoops with Pippen

    Nov 6, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

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    You know how in college you woke up after about two hours of sleep before the 9 a.m. test you were cramming for most of the night before, and when you got out of bed you were kind of resigned to a “I’ve tried, whatever happens now happens” attitude. Sounds like Barack Obama is there…

  10. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Lakers defense sucks, too

    Nov 1, 2012, 4:13 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard, Jodie Meeks

    Our nightly recap of every gamegaround the NBA. It’s what you missed while buying dive bar T-shirts…. Trail Blazers 116, Lakers 106: In the season opener, Dallas scored at a 108.7 points per 100 possessions pace on the Lakers (for comparison, only five teams in the NBA averaged giving up more points per 100 last…

  11. Iguodala can’t go home again. Not and win, anyway, Philly beats Denver.

    Nov 1, 2012, 12:05 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes blocks a shot by the Denver Nuggets Wilson Chandler during their NBA basketball game in Philadelphia

    Andre Iguodala returned to Philly and got booed. Lustily. Then got a standing ovation after a tribute video. Then largely became irrelevant (he had 11 points) as it became the Spencer Hawes show. It was just that kind of anticlimactic game. I wouldn’t say Philly won this game as much they were less ugly —…

  12. NBA Season Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

    Sep 17, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    Today begins PBT’s team-by-team season preview, going through all 30 squads. We are starting in the deep Atlantic Division that could well send four teams to the playoffs, and we will move West from there. First up, your Philadelphia 76ers. Last season: They were a slightly better than .500 team (35-31) that played great defense…

  13. Thaddeus Young wants to start at three spot for Sixers

    Sep 10, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

    Thaddeus young

    Thaddeus Young should be on your “Sixth Man of the Year” watch list. He averaged 12.8 points and 5 rebounds a game for the Sixers last year and this season he could bring a surge of athleticism and scoring when he enters the game for the Sixers. Except he doesn’t want to be on your…

  14. The Inbounds: Rajon Rondo and a game of art not science

    Sep 6, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo

    Over Labor Day, I had an opportunity to share a beach house with both a scientist and an artist. (Don’t get jealous, we were pretty much living off our friends’ generosity, it’s not like I’m skipping off to the Hamptons every other weekend.) A social situation involving people on opposite ends of the conceptual spectrum, particularly in…

  15. Doug Collins wants Spencer Hawes to be like Pau Gasol

    Aug 28, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

    Spencer Hawes, Brandon Bass

    Before back and Achilles injuries sidelined him, Spencer Hawes was the key to the Sixers offense last season. It wasn’t about the points, it was his passing that got the ball moving side-to-side against the defense and created good looks for others. Without him the offense stagnated some, he was not the same player upon…

  16. Winderman: CBA rules grind NBA player movement to a halt

    Aug 23, 2012, 10:23 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Sacramento Kings

    Donte Greene to the Nets, Martell Webster to the Wizards . . . If it seems like the NBA is in a bit of a personnel limbo, it is because, well, it is. For as much as the floodgates open with the July start of free agency, and for as much as things can change…

  17. NBA Summer Power Rankings: Free agency moves Lakers up

    Aug 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard

    Summer NBA power rankings are about as meaningful and accurate as preseason college football rankings. At least the NBA isn’t silly enough to have something like this matter in determining a champion. That would be stupid. The top and the bottom of the poll are what you’d expect, but the Lakers and Celtics moved up…

  18. The 76ers roster could see a lot more shakeups

    Aug 20, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    Philadelphia has gone another direction — Andre Iguodala is out, Andrew Bynum is in as the new face of the franchise. The young, anchor center who has Philly talking about something other than the Eagles. Well, for five minutes. The idea is to sell hope in Philly and build on a young core of Bynum,…

  19. Andrew Bynum raises the stakes for Holiday, Turner

    Aug 16, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago Bulls

    Andrew Bynum is just one piece. I like that piece, I like the direction the 76ers are going. But as the double teams start loading up on Bynum fast and he gets better at passing out of them (a skill he needs to work on) it just puts more pressure on everyone else. The other…

  20. Philly goes big with Bynum, which worries Doc Rivers (a little)

    Aug 16, 2012, 7:55 AM EDT

    Doug Collins on Wednesday told a great story that illustrates perfectly just what Andrew Bynum can mean to Philadelphia. Collins was in London calling basketball games for NBC when the Dwight Howard trade that brought Bynum to the Sixers went down. Collins and NBC Olympics hoops studio analyst Doc Rivers — old friends from around…

  21. One trade to watch for: Philly moving a big man (not Bynum)

    Aug 14, 2012, 10:22 AM EDT

    Spencer Hawes

    Philadelphia had their big man rotation set. Coach Doug Collins said Kwame Brown was going to be the starter. (Why? Because he felt his blood pressure was too low.), There were also Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen on the roster to play the five, plus the Sixers just drafted 6’11” power forward Arnett Moultrie. But…

  22. Video: Jamal Crawford throws it down, Hawes can’t stop him

    Aug 13, 2012, 11:27 AM EDT

    Jamal Crawford

    You just expect Jamal Crawford to make big plays in the Jamal Crawford ProAm. I mean he created it and named it after himself and all. And you would not be disappointed. Crawford’s event is in Seattle and former Huskie Spencer Hawes was there. Hawes was back on defense and caught in this unfortunate fast…

  23. Denver, Philadelphia, Iguodala all winners in blockbuster trade

    Aug 10, 2012, 2:16 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Yes, we’re calling this the Dwight Howard trade. And yes, the Lakers certainly come out of this winners. But two other teams in this blockbuster four-team trade did well for themselves — and it was a win for Andre Iguodala as well. It’s a win for Iggy and Denver because he is a better fit…

  24. Lavoy Allen’s not conceding the starting gig yet, no matter what coach Collins says

    Aug 5, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics - Game Five

    Lavoy Allen made a name for himself in the playoffs last year as “The KG Stopper.” He did a phenomenal job against Garnett, who had been dominant in the playoffs up until that point. Naturally, Doug Collins went away from Allen and played Spencer Hawes for longer stretches, despite Garnett taking Hawes’ lunch money and…

  25. Sixers sign their rookies Harkless, Moultrie to contracts

    Jul 24, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT

    2012 NBA Draft

    It’s that time of year when pen hits paper and a lot of deals we knew were set become official. That includes rookie deals, and the Wizards have inked both Moe Harkless and Arnett Moultrie, the team announced. Harkless moves into a crowded swingman rotation in Philly where he will have to fight for playing…

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