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  1. Tuesday night NBA grades: Anthony Davis is a force of nature

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:48 AM EST

    Anthony Davis

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while singing “If I had a hammer” in honor of Pete Seeger…. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans. He had 8 blocks in this game, giving him 15 blocks in his last two games — he is a defensive beast. He protects the rim but his…

  2. What malaise? Chris Bosh, Miami look sharp in blowout win over Spurs

    Jan 26, 2014, 3:29 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat

    Miami just needed a challenge, apparently. The Heat had coasted through the last few weeks, still winning some games but not looking sharp, looking like a team that was bored with the season. Like a team a little tired and just waiting for the playoffs. Then the Spurs came to town and Miami woke up…

  3. Report: Kawhi Leonard has simple fracture of finger, out 3-4 weeks

    Jan 23, 2014, 2:55 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v San Antonio Spurs

    This is good news, it could have been a lot worse. From Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: Re-exam of Kawhi Leonard's fractured 4th metacarpal (rt. hand) confirms simple fracture; in splint and out 3-4 weeks — Mike Monroe (@Monroe_SA) January 23, 2014 This is exactly the injury Danny Green had, so apparently it…

  4. Manu Ginobili is concerned about Spurs 1-8 record vs. NBA’s best

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:59 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v New Orleans Pelicans

    The Spurs are 32-9, battling for the best record in the West and looking like an elite team most nights. At least one scout thinks they are the same old Spurs, winning games while pacing themselves through the regular season and they are the class of the conference again. But there are questions — they…

  5. The Extra Pass: Vince Carter had a front row seat for the “Miracle on Hudson” plane crash

    Jan 16, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    US Airways Passenger Jet Crashes Into Hudson River By NYC

    LOS ANGELES — “They have to be shooting a movie or something.” That was Vince Carter’s first thought. Five years ago yesterday, the morning of Jan. 15, 2009, Carter woke up in the bedroom of his home in Edgewater New Jersey, and was lazily sitting on his bed just looking out the window of his…

  6. The Extra Pass: Klay Thompson’s interesting statistical season; plus Sunday’s recaps

    Jan 13, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Curry gets most of the headlines, and he earns them. Just remove Andre Iguodala from the rotation and the Warriors become pedestrian (as we have seen). Andrew Bogut anchors it all down. However we shouldn’t leave Klay Thompson off the list. When you start to look at the Sports VU camera data from the…

  7. Spurs’ Tiago Splitter out 3-5 weeks with shoulder sprain

    Jan 5, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game 5

    The Spurs got an easy win over the Clippers on Saturday, who were playing their first game since Chris Paul suffered a shoulder injury that is expected to sideline him for 3-5 weeks. Tiago Splitter came away from San Antonio’s victory with a similar sprain that will keep him out just as long. The official…

  8. Tony Parker would like to stay with Spurs in 2015, but we’ll see what happens

    Dec 30, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs  v Los Angeles Clippers

    When people talk about the free agent class of 2015, it is called the “Kevin Love” class as many around the league think/hope they have a shot at the power forward. However, there are some other quality players in that class… Like Tony Parker. The Spurs have set it up so Tiago Splitter and Kawhi…

  9. The Extra Pass: Chicago’s never-ending story, plus Thursday’s recaps

    Dec 20, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Nets Bulls Basketball

    In the early days of mixed martial arts, there were quite a few athletes who would refuse to submit in the ring. Their arm could be on the verge of snapping, but it didn’t matter – they wouldn’t give up. They would rather break their arm. I remember holding these athletes in such high regard,…

  10. No stars, no problem: Spurs reserves too much for Warriors in 104-102 win

    Dec 20, 2013, 2:55 AM EST

    Stephen Curry, Warriors, Spurs

    When the Spurs rest Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili they still are pretty darn good. Ask the Heat — last year Gregg Popovich and the Spurs were fined $250,000 by the league for late notice resting the big three for a Thursday night showcase game in Miami. What people forget is the Spurs…

  11. Tiago Splitter tap in with 2.1 seconds left gives Spurs win (VIDEO)

    Dec 20, 2013, 2:22 AM EST

    tiago splitter

    Golden State was the more talented team on the floor Thursday night, but they ended up on losing to a depleted Spurs team. Why? The penultimate possession summed up the game fairly well — tied 102-102 the Spurs got the ball to the guy with the hot hand (Marco Belinelli) and when he missed Boris…

  12. The Extra Pass: The league’s leading lineups; plus Tuesday’s recaps

    Dec 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Houston Rockets

    After watching two of the league’s best starting lineups duke it out in Indiana, let’s check in on the best and worst lineups around the league so far this season. Best Net Efficiency Rating (minimum 150 minutes) Houston: Patrick Beverley-James Harden-Chandler Parsons-Terrence Jones-Dwight Howard Net efficiency is the difference between a team’s offensive rating and…

  13. PBT NBA Power Rankings: At the quarter pole Portland takes the lead

    Dec 9, 2013, 4:53 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors

    The general rule of thumb is 20 games into the season you can start to really trust the stats and the trends — in which case it’s good to be a Portland Trail Blazers fan. They move into the top slot with their recent wins over Indiana and OKC. 1. Trail Blazers (17-4, Last Week…

  14. NBA All-Star balloting opens with some interesting questions

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    If he doesn’t come back until December, is Kobe Bryant still a starting All-Star guard in the West? Or should Stephen Curry or James Harden have that spot? Does Kevin Love move past Tim Duncan into the starting lineup? Is Paul George a starter in the East? Is it time for a Derrick Rose/Kyrie Irving…

  15. Tim Duncan day-to-day with chest bruise, likely out Friday vs. Lakers

    Oct 31, 2013, 5:27 PM EST

    Tim Duncan

    It’s not like Gregg Popovich needed an excuse to keep Tim Duncan out a few games even this early in the season, but now he’s got one. Tim Duncan is day-to-day with a chest contusion suffered when he caught an elbow in the third quarter against the Grizzlies Wednesday, the team has announced. He will…

  16. Record 92 foreign players on NBA rosters to start season

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

    SPO-BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    Just in case you had any doubt the NBA is a global league at the forefront of a global game… There are a record 92 foreign players on NBA rosters to start the season hailing from 39 countries, the league announced. That is more than 20 percent of the league. The number is up from…

  17. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: San Antonio Spurs

    Oct 21, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    Last season: The Spurs finished with the second best record in the Western Conference, and blew through the playoffs with a 12-2 record (including sweeps against the Lakers in the first round and the Grizzlies in the Conference Finals) before facing the Heat in the NBA Finals. The series was one for the ages, with…

  18. Popovich believes foreign coaches can thrive in NBA — if they get a chance

    Oct 10, 2013, 2:05 PM EST

    BKN-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT-GAME 6

    Just a quick glance down the Spurs roster — Tony Parker, Nando De Colo and Boris Diaw from France; Manu Ginobili from Argentina; Marco Belinelli from Italy; Tiago Splitter from Brazil; Patty Mills from Australia — and you know Gregg Popovich and the Spurs brain trust believes some foreign coaches are getting it right. From…

  19. FIBA Americas: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Mexico qualify for 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:27 AM EST

    Dominican Republic's Martinez celebrates after defeating Canada during their FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Caracas

    The 2013 FIBA Americas Championship tournament will wrap up this week, but the important part was concluded on Sunday when the semifinalists were finalized. The top four teams of the tournament automatically earn berths to next year’s FIBA World Cup (an Olympic qualifier) meaning Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Mexico are one step closer…

  20. FIBA Americas down to 8 teams after Brazil, Paraguay eliminated

    Sep 4, 2013, 11:39 AM EST

    Venezuela World Qualifier Basketball

    The 2013 FIBA Americas tournament is taking the day off on Wednesday, but it’s not just because the most star-laden Eurobasket tournament tipped off. The first portion of round-robin play was completed Tuesday night, meaning two eliminations had to be made. One was surprising, one wasn’t: Brazil was sent home after losing to Jamaica in…

  21. FIBA Americas schedule features Canada vs. Brazil on Sunday

    Sep 1, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Axier Sucre, Diego Bareiro

    The FIBA Americas tournament enters Day 3 on Sunday after a solid first two days of action. Sunday’s games don’t feature the marquee matchups that littered Friday and Saturday, but the first contest of the day should be worth watching. Canada and Brazil are both in the conversation for the Final Four next weekend, a…

  22. FIBA Americas Tournament became Renaldo Balkman show on Friday

    Aug 31, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Puerto Rico's Balkman goes for a basket against Brazil's Giovannoni during their FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Caracas

    The 2013 FIBA Americas tournament tipped off on Friday in Caracas, Venezuela, with teams from North, South and Central America attempting to move one step closer to playing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It’s still a bit early to be talking about that since the tournament won’t end until September 11, but…

  23. FIBA Americas tournament tips off today

    Aug 30, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    Jose Juan Barea, Nicolas Laprovittola

    The 2013 FIBA Americas Championship tournament begins in beautiful Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday morning. This is actually the fourth FIBA tournament of the year — following Asia (where Hamed Haddadi was MVP), Oceania (which was just Australia vs. New Zealand a couple of times) and Africa (where Nigeria was just upset despite featuring four players…

  24. FIBA Americas tips off Friday. We breakdown why you might care.

    Aug 29, 2013, 12:46 PM EST

    FIBA_Americas_Championship_Venezuela_FC

    Team USA had a mini-camp workout for some younger players this summer, but that was basically it for the senior men’s team. USA Basketball largely gets to take the summer off and gear up for the World Championships in Spain next summer. But much of the rest of the world is going at it in…

  25. Anderson Varejao’s life in illustration (VIDEO)

    Aug 23, 2013, 5:59 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Milwaukee Bucks

    I found this fascinating, so we’re bringing it to you. As you likely know, Brazil is hosting the 2016 Olympics in Rio (right here on NBC) and as part of hyping up Brazilian athletes to the home audience they are doing this Web series called “Draw My Life” where a player tells his life story…

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