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  1. Report: Spurs have interest in trade for Josh Smith

    Feb 12, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    The San Antonio Spurs are clearly in the market for another big man — they realize if they are going to go up against the Thunder, Clippers and Grizzlies in the playoffs an improved front line will be key. First came the report they were interested in Utah’s Al Jefferson, which makes some sense for…

  2. NBA Power Rankings: Finals rematch Thursday could be finals preview

    Feb 11, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Finally, here are the delayed regular Monday PBT NBA power rankings. We said this a lot during the NBA finals last year — if we see the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder face off in three of the next five NBA finals it shouldn’t be a shock. This season looks more and more like…

  3. Report: Suns trying to trade for Jefferson, Hayward from Jazz

    Feb 11, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Al Jefferson

    There are a lot of sellers on the trade market right now — Atlanta, Orlando, Utah — but it looks more and more like the Phoenix Suns might be trying to be buyers. First there were the reports the Suns were going after Iman Shumpert of the Knicks (that’s not likely to happen) and now…

  4. Ty Lawson with crossover and dish, Faried with finish (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

    Ty Lawson

    It looked like this all night — Denver playing with energy and finishing possessions with dunks, Chicago standing around and watching those dunks. Denver routed Chicago Thursday night and had a lot of fun doing it. And they put on quite a show in the process. Here Ty Lawson shows off an impressive crossover, then…

  5. 2013 Slam Dunk Contest: Jeremy Evans will defend title against Green, Bledsoe, Ross, Faried, and James White

    Feb 7, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    Utah’s Jeremy Evans — the human pogo stick — will be back to defend his All-Star weekend Sprite Dunk Contest title. But a repeat will not be easy because the NBA has lined up some high flyers to step up to challenge him — Gerald Green of the Pacers, James White of the Knicks, Eric…

  6. Maybe you shouldn’t expect Al Jefferson to be a Spur

    Feb 7, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Dallas Mavericks

    Yesterday we brought you the report from Chris Sheridan that the San Antonio Spurs were way out in front of the pack in terms of trading for Al Jefferson of the Utah Jazz. The move has some logic — Jefferson is in the last year of his deal, he’s a better player than Tiago Splitter…

  7. 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…

  8. Report: Spurs frontrunners to trade for Al Jefferson

    Feb 6, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    Al Jefferson

    It is widely expected the Utah Jazz are going to trade one of their two big men before the trade deadline — Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are both in the last year of their contracts and they are not both coming back. The Spurs are in the lead to land Jefferson, reports long-time hoops…

  9. Tuesday And-1links: Chris Paul could be back this weekend

    Feb 5, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Chris Paul

    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. • The Clippers have lost seven of nine and need something to get them…

  10. 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…

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: For one night at least Celtics look fine post-Rondo

    Jan 31, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while thinking you may have finally found the perfect job… Suns 92, Lakers 86: Ouch. You can apply that one word sentence to Dwight Howard’s shoulder, he left the game midway through the fourth quarter and did not return, seeming to aggravate his…

  12. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Another day, another Lakers loss

    Jan 24, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while working on your eyelid weightlifting…. Grizzlies 106, Lakers 93: The Lakers added injury to insult when Dwight Howard re-aggravated his shoulder problem in the first half, and the Grizzlies took full advantage by recording 16 offensive rebounds and 60 points in the…

  13. NBA Power Rankings: Clippers back on top, showdown with Thunder Tuesday

    Jan 21, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT

    BKN-CLIPPERS-WIZARDS

    No change in the top four teams, but really it feels like right now there is a top three teams with the Heat capable of being that good but not really choosing to all the time. 1. Clippers (32-9, last week ranked No. 2). Chris Paul sits out three games, Eric Bledsoe steps in and…

  14. The Extra Pass: Assessing Trade Situations (Northwest Division)

    Jan 21, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson

    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 look at potential homes for players on the trading block.  Here’s a look at the trade situations for every team in the Northwest Division: Oklahoma City Thunder: 32-9, 1st in Northwest…

  15. 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…

  16. NBA Power Rankings: Thunder on top, Nuggets climbing ranks

    Jan 14, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

    Russell Westbrook, Chris Duhon, Earl Clark

    Each of the top five teams in last week’s ranking suffered losses, some pretty ugly losses. So, who bounced back and looked best after that? Oklahoma City, so they maintain the top spot. 1. Thunder (28-8, Last week ranked No. 1). Kevin Durant is a better playmaker than last year. Russell Westbrook a better floor…

  17. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dallas makes the Clippers work for it

    Jan 10, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Clippers

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while listening to an ice record… Spurs 108, Lakers 105: The Lakers went on a 13-2 run in the fourth quarter to make this game interesting down the stretch, but in the end the result was the fifth straight Los…

  18. Jazz’s Williams out three games with knee inflammation

    Jan 8, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

    Mickael Pietrus, Marvin Williams

    Marvin Williams, the starting swingman for the Utah Jazz, will be out at least the next three games, reports Bill Oram of the Salt Lake Tribune. Williams was treated for knee inflammation and will skip the three-game road trip to Charlotte, Atlanta and Detroit this week. He will be re-evaluated after that. The Jazz are…

  19. 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…

  20. Mo Williams to undergo surgery on thumb, will miss at least six weeks

    Jan 2, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Mo Williams

    The Utah Jazz have lost Mo Williams for at least six weeks due to a thumb injury that will require surgery, the team announced on Wednesday. Williams has started all 24 games he’s appeared in this season before suffering the injury back on Dec. 23 during his team’s loss to the Heat. From the official…

  21. Quote of the Day: Derrick Favors not Kevin Love’s biggest fan

    Jan 2, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    “(Kevin Love is) just like any other stretch 4 in the league…probably a better rebounder but pretty much like every other stretch 4.” —Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, talking about Kevin Love with Timberwolves radio play-by-play guy Alan Horton.  If you want to debate whether Love is really a guy you can build a franchise…

  22. Top 10 NBA dunks of 2012 (VIDEO)

    Jan 1, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Jared Sullinger

    WIth 2012 officially in the books, it’s time to look back on the top 10 dunks of the past year. And just as we all expected, Byron Mullens makes the list and kicks things off at number 10. Yeah, I don’t know either. But his flying jam down the lane after getting his own rebound…

  23. Top 10 NBA bloopers of 2012 (VIDEO)

    Dec 31, 2012, 11:56 PM EDT

    JaVale McGee

    As we count down to the new year, let’s relive some of the lighter NBA moments of 2012 that we were fortunate enough to experience. At 10, we have Lamar Odom saying he’s with the Lakers in his first season with the Clippers. Wishful thinking, my friend. At 9, we have Omer Asik tipping the…

  24. Jazz coach benches Millsap for fourth quarter. That didn’t sit well.

    Dec 31, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Clippers

    We need to start with this note: Paul Millsap will be a free agent next summer. Unrestricted, he can go where he pleases. Now jump ahead to Sunday night, when the Jazz were on the road against the Clippers. Two nights before against the same team, Jazz coach Ty Corbin heard criticism for leaving Al…

  25. Three Stars of the Night: The Butler did it

    Dec 31, 2012, 2:14 AM EDT

    Ryan Anderson, Caron Butler

    Four games, three stars on a Sunday night. As always there are some honorable mention guys left out — Tony Parker with his 21, Monta Ellis with 30 points and 9 assists, and Al Jefferson with 30 against the Clippers front line almost made the cut. But instead, it’s an all-perimeter guys three stars tonight.…

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