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  1. Monday And-1 links: Andrew Bogut did not practice Monday

    Nov 26, 2012, 5:11 PM EST

    Andrew Bogut

    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 shopaholics love Black Friday… • Andrew Bogut did not practice with the…

  2. NBA Power Rankings: Memphis hangs on but Spurs, Heat charging

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:25 PM EST

    Lionel Hollins, Jerryd Bayless, Mike Conley

    If you ask me who was the best team in the NBA was last week, well, it was Denver. But they are fully capable of a winless week now, so we leave Memphis in the top spot this week. And Washington is still trying to find a win and a way out of the cellar…

  3. Video: Manu Ginobili embarrasses DeRozan on way to and-1

    Nov 26, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Manu Ginobili

    Manu Ginobili is a wizard. A warlock. A guy who just keeps making plays he shouldn’t be able to make. Not much to say here other than “damn, that sucks for DeMar DeRozan” because this is going to get run on every highlight show in North America a whole lot.

  4. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Celtics, Spurs need OT for wins

    Nov 26, 2012, 5:26 AM EST

    Manu Ginobili; DeMar DeRozan;

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while out buying a $4.2 million gold Christmas tree… Spurs 111, Raptors 106 (2OT): Now this is a close game — at the end of every quarter and the first overtime this was a one-point or tied game. Toronto needs to…

  5. NBA says refs missed a call at the end of Raptors-Bobcats

    Nov 22, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors' Lowry questions a call by a referee during their NBA basketball game against Charlotte Bobcats in Charlotte

    This doesn’t happen very often, so when it does, you know it was something egregious. The NBA released a statement saying that the officials missed a foul call at the end of the game between the Raptors and the Bobcats on Wednesday. Charlotte was leading by one, when the ball was inbounded to Andrea Bargnani.…

  6. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Lakers, Celtics both lose; it’s not the ‘80s anymore

    Nov 22, 2012, 5:22 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    Our nightly recap of the games from around the NBA. Or, what you missed while going out tonight because you have to deal with your family tomorrow… Thunder 117, Clippers 111 (OT): Nobody stops Chris Paul, but the Thunder did a better job of slowing him down than anyone has this season and that’s how…

  7. Kyle Lowry back starting for Raptors, Calderon to bench

    Nov 21, 2012, 6:45 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors' Lowry reacts after missing a free throw against the Philadelphia 76ers during their NBA basketball game in Philadelphia

    Kyle Lowry looked rusty in his first game back from injury Tuesday night against Philly, (5-of-14 shooting) but he also looked aggressive. He attacked. Jose Calderon was what he has been most of the season — solid. Dependable. When it came time for Toronto Raptors coach Dwyane Casey to decide who was starting Wednesday against…

  8. Nick Young brings the swagger, the points, the Philly win

    Nov 21, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers' Young celebrates with teammates Richardson and Holiday while playing against the Toronto Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Philadelphia

    Nick Young brought the full Swagy P to this game. Young can be maddening. His swagger, his confidence can lead to bad decisions. The kind of shots Kobe regrets taking Young doesn’t fear. For example, in the first quarter against the Raptors Tuesday night Young was in the right corner when he got a high…

  9. Video: Watch Raptors fans being Jonas Valanciunas bobbleheads

    Nov 19, 2012, 6:44 PM EST

    Raptors forward Jonas Valanciunas reacts after drawing a foul during their NBA basketball pre-season game in Toronto

    Well, you don’t see this every day. And with good reason. Raptors fans are pumped about what Jonas Valanciunas can bring to the team (even though their team defense is way off this season with him on the roster), and so Sunday in Toronto was the Valanciunas bobblehead game. Yes, we’re serious. And this is…

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

    Nov 19, 2012, 3:34 AM EST

    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…

  11. Raptors GM Colangelo talks about not drafting Andre Drummond

    Nov 16, 2012, 6:39 PM EST

    Andre Drummond

    How much does raw talent versus personality and concerns about work ethic when drafting someone? We all are great at looking back at a draft three or five years later and saying “how did we pass on player X” when at the time it’s not that simple. To use an easy example, any GM that…

  12. Raptors’ Landry Fields out after elbow surgery; Alan Anderson out with foot injury

    Nov 15, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors Landry Fields goes to the basket against Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    The Raptors are having some depth issues out on the perimeter. Actually, some is an understatement. More like buried under an avalanche. First Kyle Lowry is out a couple weeks with a bone bruise in his foot. Now we learn Wednesday was the day Landry Fields had elbow surgery and he is out indefinitely, as…

  13. Raptors Kyle Lowry out 1-2 weeks with bone bruise in foot

    Nov 15, 2012, 1:26 PM EST

    Kyle Lowry

    Kyle Lowry, who has been out since last weekend after spraining his ankle, is going to be missing from the Raptors lineup a while longer. He has a bruised cuboid bone in his right foot and will be out 1-2 weeks, the team announced. There’s not a whole lot of treatment for a bone bruise…

  14. Raptors set record for futility in win over Pacers

    Nov 14, 2012, 11:29 AM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Indiana Pacers

    Just a hideous display of basketball in Indiana on Tuesday, but somebody had to win, and it was the Toronto Raptors. After suffering a tough loss in triple-overtime just the night before, the Raptors will take the win any way they could get it. But the team set a record for futility in the process.…

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Even when sloppy Knicks get win

    Nov 14, 2012, 2:58 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    Our nightly roundup of all the action in the NBA. Or, what you missed while thanking Buddha this guy is not on your team…. Spurs 84, Lakers 82: The Bernie Bickerstaff era in Los Angeles came to an end with a missed Pau Gasol three and a loss. Bickerstaff had a .667 winning percentage as…

  16. Three Stars: Career highs for three guys

    Nov 14, 2012, 12:52 AM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Milwaukee Bucks

    The soulless pursuit of stats by players on bad teams (or as I like to call it, the Corey Maggette special) can often be pretty brutal to watch. No one likes watching a guy play isolation basketball the whole game, hogging possessions and looking off teammates. Three Stars doesn’t reward that type of behavior, but…

  17. Video: Al Jefferson, John Lucas threes in Jazz/Rockets thriller

    Nov 13, 2012, 8:23 AM EST

    Raptors' Bargnani goes to the basket against Jazz's Favors during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    If you didn’t get to watch the Jazz and Raptors triple overtime thriller Monday… well, sorry. You can read our recap of the game. But it’s not quite the same. Here’s some video from the Air Canada Centre — Utah’s Al Jefferson hitting only the second three of his career to send the game to…

  18. Game of the Night: Utah outlasts Toronto in triple-overtime thriller

    Nov 13, 2012, 12:28 AM EST

    Jazz's Jefferson celebrates with team mate Foye after Jefferson scored a three point shot to tie the game at the buzzer against the Raptors at the end of the second half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    Ask a Schoolhouse Rock aficionado or a Utah Jazz fan tonight, and they’ll let you in on a little secret: 3 really is the magic number. The Utah Jazz traveled to Toronto to take on the Raptors, and the triple-overtime battle that ensued was not only the game of the night, but probably the game of the…

  19. NBA Power Rankings: The Knicks are on top? The Knicks are on top.

    Nov 12, 2012, 4:12 PM EST

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith celebrates as he faces the crowd after making a shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks on top of the PBT Power Rankings? Well, that’s it, you need to stock up on canned goods, bottles of water and flashlight batteries because the end is neigh. But no denying, they have earned it the past two weeks. 1. Knicks (4-0, last week ranked No. 3). Through a couple weeks,…

  20. Kyle Lowry out Saturday for Toronto Raptors

    Nov 10, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry drives between Brooklyn Nets Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace in NBA game in New York

    This one is going to hurt. And when you’re 1-4, you don’t need more things that hurt. Kyle Lowry — the Raptors leading scorer, assist man and best player this season, is out Saturday against the 76ers with a sprained right ankle, the team announced. He turned the ankle in the Raptors loss to Oklahoma…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Spurs lose and we have a DeAndre Jordan sighting

    Nov 8, 2012, 7:34 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers

    Our nightly roundup of all the action in the NBA. Or, what you missed while you were watching the first episode of the new season of Top Chef and thinking you could make an omelet…. Jazz 95, Lakers 86: Well, that was about as ugly as the Lakers have looked this season. Utah’s front line…

  22. Raptors’ Lowry officially out for Wednesday, day-to-day after

    Nov 7, 2012, 1:34 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry drives between Brooklyn Nets Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace in NBA game in New York

    When Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry crumpled on the floor in pain following rolling his ankle Tuesday night (stepping on the foot of OKC’s Serge Ibaka), him not playing Wednesday against the Mavericks seemed a pretty likely outcome. Officially, the team has said Lowry is out for the game, which means a lot of of…

  23. Thunder get right with blowout destruction of Raptors

    Nov 7, 2012, 12:05 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook passes inside to a teammate in their NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Oklahoma City

    If you want the short version of how things went for the Raptors in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, we have that for you here and here. For those that want the excruciating details, feel free to continue. It’s amazing how any the talk of chemistry issues and in-house bickering suddenly disappears when a weaker opponent…

  24. Video: Kevin Durant throws it down on Jonas Valanciunas

    Nov 6, 2012, 11:23 PM EST

    Kevin Durant

    This play was basically a microcosm of the Thunder’s blowout of the Raptors. Kevin Durant saw the opportunity, and was aggressive in taking it. Jonas Valanciunas half-heartedly contested, but was late in doing so, before ducking out at the very end to avoid further embarrassment. So, yeah. That was pretty much how things went for…

  25. Kyle Lowry leaves game with ankle injury

    Nov 6, 2012, 10:55 PM EST

    Kyle Lowry

    The Toronto Raptors got shelled by the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, 108-88, but one loss in a great big season is likely the last thing on the mind of everyone in the Raptors organization right now. Emerging star Kyle Lowry, who has started the season as hot as anyone north of James Harden, has been…

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