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  1. Royce White leaving D-League team, will be in Houston but not on Rockets

    Mar 21, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

    Royce White

    The saga of Royce White likely ends for this season this way — him on a practice floor in Houston working out, not on the Rockets active roster, not on any roster. White had been playing with the Rio Grand Valley Vipers of the D-League and after a slow start had been putting up decent…

  2. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Night of wild finishes all over NBA map

    Mar 21, 2013, 9:19 AM EST

    Marc Gasol, Kevin Durant

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while reading the oral history of Ace of Bass’ one hit…. Heat 98, Cavaliers 95: Crazy game. I mean certifiable, off its meds kind of game. Starting with a 40-minute delay at the start to fix a coolant leak in the scoreboard that…

  3. Royce White says he thinks Stern, NBA GMs want him gone

    Mar 20, 2013, 2:04 PM EST

    Royce White

    Royce White is playing in the D-League now, playing his way into game shape and starting to look better in recent games, according to reports. He is averaging 9.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting plus 5.6 rebounds a game. Not exactly numbers that scream he needs to be called up to the Rockets right now.…

  4. Three Stars of the Night: Fourth quarter heroes edition

    Mar 20, 2013, 2:31 AM EST

    Toney Douglas, Chris Paul

    There were people who put up bigger numbers on each of their teams, but these three players had the big fourth quarters that got their teams the win Tuesday night. So yes, that means guys like Kevin Durant with big lines (34 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) miss the cut. That’s life. Third Star: Monta…

  5. NBA Power Rankings: Western teams jockey for position behind Heat.

    Mar 18, 2013, 3:26 PM EST

    Kings Heat Basketball

    It’s Miami and then everyone else right now — but notice the next six teams in our weekly power rankings are from the West. That’s because the play of the second tier teams in the East has fallen off (Indiana, New York, Brooklyn) 1. Heat (51-14, last week ranked No. 1). What kind of concerns…

  6. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Clippers dust off what’s left of the Knicks

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Clippers center Jordan dunks the ball uncontested against the Knicks during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while making the case for the 68th team, the one left out of the NCAA Tournament, because they really had a shot to win it all…. Heat 108, Raptors 91: The Heat tied the second longest winning streak in NBA history with this…

  7. Did Warriors, Wizards turn down James Harden deals?

    Mar 15, 2013, 6:10 PM EST

    James Harden

    Whether you choose to believe this or not really comes down to how much you believe in ESPN’s Bill Simmons. But NBA trades do not work where a potential available player is only discussed with one team. If a GM is shopping — or even just testing the market — for a specific player then…

  8. Lin on Linsanity documentary: “Wow, that stuff actually happened to me”

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:44 AM EST

    Jeremy Lin, Darren Collison

    It must be a rather surreal experience to watch a documentary about yourself. It’s never going to happen to me, so I’m going to take Jeremy Lin’s word for it. There is a “Linsanity” documentary out and it was shown at South by Southwest in Austin, which isn’t terribly far from Houston so Lin went…

  9. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Denver fans savor blowout of Knicks

    Mar 14, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    Ty Lawson, Tim Thomas, Chris Copeland

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while you were watching the papal seagull….. Heat 98, 76ers 94: There was a time this season when the Heat were coasting and this was the kind of game where they just didn’t bring any heart. But now they have something to play…

  10. Kendall Marshall with the one-handed bounce pass through the legs of Omer Asik (VIDEO)

    Mar 10, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Thomas Robinson, Kendall Marshall

    When you first see Suns rookie point guard Kendall Marshall find a cutting Jared Dudley with a one-handed bounce pass through the lane, sure, it looks like a nice play. But when you see the replay, where the ball clearly is thrown through the legs of Omer Asik on the way to finding its target,…

  11. Durant doesn’t buy talk Thunder can’t win it all this year

    Mar 8, 2013, 12:12 PM EST

    Kevin Durant

    Not everyone believes the Oklahoma City Thunder have a real chance to win an NBA title. And if you watched the Miami Heat take them apart on Valentines Day, it’s easy to say that the gap between the Heat and Thunder is pretty much still where we left it last June. Which is pretty wide.…

  12. Rockets give GM Daryl Morey four-year extension

    Mar 7, 2013, 4:45 PM EST

    Daryl Morey, James Harden

    Rockets GM Daryl Morey has been more popular outside Houston and with the media — particularly the NBA blogosphere — than inside Houston. They keep hearing about the brilliance but what they saw was a team that was pretty mediocre at best (because the bodies of Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming gave out, both pre-Morey…

  13. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Celtics 11-0 run closes out Pacers

    Mar 7, 2013, 9:52 AM EST

    Jason Terry, Jordan Crawford

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while wondering what live is like for a poor sultan…. Lakers 108, Hornets 102: The Lakers were down 25 in the third quarter, 18 entering the fourth. But then Kobe Bryant took over the offense and Dwight Howard the defense, the Hornets fell…

  14. Jeremy Lin, Rockets in Taiwan highlights eight NBA preseason overseas games next fall

    Mar 5, 2013, 9:29 AM EST

    Knicks Lin talks during a new conference before the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge game during the NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando

    David Stern may be stepping away next February, but his quest to make the NBA the dominant global brand for basketball is not going away. Still, he knows how to make a splash and the NBA is going to do that overseas in Stern’s final slate of overseas preseason games. At the top of the…

  15. Aaron Brooks waived by Kings, signs with Houston

    Mar 4, 2013, 8:52 PM EST

    Aaron Brooks, Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley

    Aaron Brooks was just not part of the future in Sacramento — Isaiah Thomas and Tyreke Evans are your ball handlers there, Brooks was just not fitting in the mix. The Rockets are hoping he can fit in the mix there off the bench. Sacramento waived Aaron Brooks right before the March 1 deadline and…

  16. NBA Power Rankings: It’s Miami then everyone else

    Mar 4, 2013, 3:34 PM EST

    Kings Heat Basketball

    Not much change at the top of the rankings this week, the Heat can’t seem to lose (the only real shift was the Clippers jumping the Pacers after beating them). The interesting question going forward is how far will the Spurs tumble without Tony Parker for a month. And if they tumble here, do they…

  17. Report: Rockets, Pacers to play first ever NBA preseason game in Philippines

    Mar 4, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

    SM Mall of America Philippines

    David Stern himself put it this way All-Star weekend: “…we’re going to be doing lots of exhibition traveling, I have no doubt, this coming preseason.” How about to the Philippines? There is a report out of interaksyon.com that the SM Mall of Asia Arena will host the first ever NBA preseason game in the basketball-crazy…

  18. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Kobe pushes Lakers to .500

    Mar 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching the wildest ending to a high school state championship game you will ever see… Lakers 99, Hawks 98: It took a phenomenal performance down the stretch from Kobe Bryant, after the Lakers gave back all of a 16-point third quarter lead…

  19. Three Stars of the Night: Kobe, LeBron, Westbrook spark wins

    Mar 4, 2013, 4:06 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant, DeShawn Stevenson

    Some very familiar names on top of the three stars list to NBA fans tonight. Sorry to overlook Chandler Parsons dropping 32 out of the blue, or Carmelo Anthony getting 32 in a losing cause, or David West putting up an impressive 31 against the Bulls defense. But these guys had big games and sparked…

  20. Hawks head coach Larry Drew says team ‘took a step back’ after loss to Suns

    Mar 2, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Larry Drew, Josh Smith, Kyle Korver

    PHOENIX — Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew was at a loss as to why his team, which had won four straight and six of its last seven, played so poorly against the Suns and lost 92-87 on Friday in Phoenix. He needed only to take a walk through his postgame locker room to find…

  21. LeBron, Kobe named February’s Conference Players of the Month

    Mar 1, 2013, 8:33 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Miami Heat

    LeBron James and Kobe Bryant were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month respectively for games played in February, the league announced via official release. It was the fourth straight Player of the Month award for James (in case you had any doubt who the leading candidate for MVP is), and the Heat…

  22. Aaron Brooks bought out by Kings, likely to join Rockets

    Mar 1, 2013, 7:29 PM EST

    Aaron Brooks, Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley

    Kings GM Geoff Petrie was a believer an Aaron Brooks. The Kings had Isaiah Thomas and Tyreke Evans as ball handlers, but Petrie believed in Brooks. Coach Keith Smart saw him play and Brooks fell out of the rotation in Sacramento. You have to earn it to fall out of the rotation in Sacramento. When…

  23. Thursday And-1 links: Breaking down LeBron’s big February

    Feb 28, 2013, 6:29 PM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Miami Heat

    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. • Here’s a statistical break down at SI of what an insanely good month…

  24. Why is Chicago slumping? Go back to this summer’s moves.

    Feb 28, 2013, 4:46 PM EST

    Tom Thibodeau, Jimmy Butler, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson

    The Chicago Bulls are in a slump. They have lost 7-of-10 and are 6-9 in their last 15. Their already weak offense has slipped a little but it is the defense that has taken the bigger step back. They have slid down the ranks in the Eastern conference to the sixth seed, making their road…

  25. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Every game from the most entertaining night of NBA season

    Feb 28, 2013, 8:42 AM EST

    New York Knicks' Felton comes down on Golden State Warriors' Curry after trying to block his shot in their NBA basketball game in New York

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching the rest of the legendary “pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?” commercial…. Knicks 109, Warriors 105: Stephen Curry was the story… except for the part where his team didn’t win the game. That’s not on him — 54 points…

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