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  1. Video: Watch Jeremy Lin’s 38 points (and Parkers’ triple double)

    Dec 11, 2012, 9:13 AM EST

    Spurs Rockets Tony Parker Jeremy Lin

    Jeremy Lin had a flashback night Monday, playing like that kid from a few weeks in New York that turned everyone’s head. With James Harden out Lin had to take on more offense and he had a fantastic night. The video above shows just how he did it, with rainbow-arc jumpers and slashing into the…

  2. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Heat put together a complete game. That will beat anyone.

    Dec 11, 2012, 3:42 AM EST

    Miami Heat's James and Wade smile during second half of NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Miami

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching the video of the worst free throw attempt ever… Spurs 134, Rockets 126 (OT): There was a Linsanity flashback in Houston. Jeremy Lin took charge in the third quarter, slashed into the defense, hit rainbow jumpers and looked like…

  3. Three Stars: All Point Guard Edition

    Dec 11, 2012, 1:15 AM EST

    Tony Parker,  Jeremy Lin

    These are the guys with the ball in their hands on nearly every possession. They’re asked to get their teammates going while also finding ways to put the ball in the basket themselves. They’re not always successful, but tonight they certainly were as all three of these guys were dishing out dimes and sinking shots…

  4. Dose of Linsanity comes to Houston but it’s not enough against Spurs, 134-126

    Dec 11, 2012, 1:12 AM EST

    Jeremy Lin, DeJuan Blair

    For a night, the Jeremy Lin that captured Knicks fans last season was back — 34 points on 21 shots, 4-of-5 from three, 7 assists. Linsanity returned, for a half. The Rockets needed someone to step up because James Harden, his beard and his bum ankle were sidelined. And it was fun, one of the…

  5. James Harden sits with ankle sprain against Spurs Monday

    Dec 10, 2012, 9:10 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Houston Rockets

    James Harden rolled his ankle in the first half of Saturday’s game againt Dallas and in the second half he was moving a lot slower. He said after the game it felt tight. So it shouldn’t be a shock that Harden decided to take Monday night off against the Spurs due to a sore ankle.…

  6. Tony Parker says Jeremy Lin reminds him of a young Tony Parker

    Dec 10, 2012, 5:25 PM EST

    Tony Parker,  Jeremy Lin

    For his first years in the league, the book on Tony Parker read like the book on John Wall or even rookie Derrick Rose — back up and let him take the jumper. But Parker developed both a steady outside shot and a floater in the lane that is the state-of-the-art in the NBA. That…

  7. O.J. Mayo out-duels James Harden as Mavs beat Rockets

    Dec 8, 2012, 11:56 PM EST

    O.J. Mayo

    This was one of the more fun contests from a 10-game Saturday night slate. We had a superstar from each team putting in a dominant performance, and we had wild swings in the control of the game, with each team gaining a double-digit advantage at various points throughout. Ultimately, the Mavericks found a way to…

  8. Heat may be forced to break up superstar core due to league’s upcoming payroll taxes

    Dec 8, 2012, 9:30 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    The lockout that shortened the 2011-12 NBA season was about money above all else. The owners were willing to scrap the season if they didn’t secure a much larger share of revenue in the new collective bargaining agreement, and that’s exactly what they were able to do, even if it took holding the players and…

  9. Metta World Peace and Serge Ibaka get tangled up, receive double technicals (VIDEO)

    Dec 8, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Serge Ibaka, Metta World Peace, Mike Callahan, Sean Corbin

    Friday night’s game between the Thunder and the Lakers wasn’t close, but Serge ibaka and Metta World Peace appeared to try to make up for that by getting tangled up in the closing minutes. With under three minutes to play and Oklahoma City leading by 10, Ibaka and MWP were fighting for position on a…

  10. Harden is recruiting players to come join him in Houston

    Dec 7, 2012, 11:32 AM EST

    James Harden

    In Oklahoma City, James Harden didn’t have all the responsibilities of being the face of the franchise. There were fewer demands on his time off the court, and fewer touches on it. Now the Rockets’ future is tied to him. That means on the court where he will be the focal point of the offense…

  11. Dwight Howard jawed at Kobe about defensive rotations

    Dec 6, 2012, 2:23 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

    We need to start with this on the table — Dwight Howard is in the right here. Watch the last few minutes of the Lakers loss to the Houston Rockets and you will see Kobe Bryant out of position then taking a bad angle on his help rotation, which is too late as Toney Douglas…

  12. Another game, another fourth quarter collapse, another Lakers loss, this time to Rockets

    Dec 5, 2012, 1:38 AM EST

    Greg Smith

    It boils down to this — the Lakers are not good enough right now for their stars to make mistakes and still win, while the Rockets were just good enough to exploit those mistakes. For two games in a row the Lakers have taken leads deep into the fourth quarter. Then blown them as the…

  13. Three Stars of the Night: Welcome Back, Z-Bo.

    Dec 5, 2012, 12:02 AM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Sacramento Kings

    What a night. Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George scored nearly half of his team’s points (34 points on 14-for-25 shooting) in a victory over the Bulls, and he didn’t make the list. Deron Williams had 33 points and 7 assists, nearly carrying the Nets to a victory over the Thunder, and you won’t find him…

  14. Rockets plan to break out the hack-a-Dwight vs. Lakers

    Dec 4, 2012, 6:31 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    You know how long we are going to see teams use hack-a-Dwight against Dwight Howard and the Lakers? Until it stops working. Orlando fouled Howard seven times in the final seven minutes of their game Sunday night, and the Lakers were up six points when Howard entered the game. While Howard hit 7-of-14 free throws…

  15. Knicks’ Felton has bone bruise on non-shooting hand

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:08 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns v New York Knicks

    Well, it could have been worse. It’s not broken. Raymond Felton suffered the hand injury in the fourth quarter against the Suns Sunday. The Knicks say an MRI revealed it to be a bone bruise, reports the New York Daily News. While it’s not his shooting hand, the severity of the injury would impact his…

  16. Quote of the Day: Morey wants to bring analytics to dance teams

    Nov 30, 2012, 4:45 PM EST

    Houston Rockets Introduce Jeremy Lin

    “I have all these opinions about the dancers but they should be kept to myself. No one consults me. I keep asking to be invited to the dance tryouts but no one ever allows me there. I’ll just say this: My general philosophy is that you can teach them to dance.” —Rockets GM Daryl Morey…

  17. James Harden welcomed back to OKC with rejections from Ibaka and Westbrook (VIDEO)

    Nov 29, 2012, 7:02 PM EST

    Kevin Durant, James Harden

    It was a rough night for James Harden and the Rockets on Wednesday, where the Thunder’s former Sixth Man of the Year wasn’t able to do much of anything against his former teammates. The Thunder brought the pain early with these two blocks from Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka that occurred midway through the first…

  18. Gerald Wallace gets flopping warning for move on ‘Melo

    Nov 29, 2012, 2:55 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Brooklyn Nets

    Yup, that’s a flop. Brooklyn’s Gerald Wallace was trying to get back into the play and harass Carmelo Anthony, Wallace made contact and Anthony used his elbow to create some space, but the Wallace sold it like he was going for an Oscar nomination. This is Wallace’s first warning. There is no fine, unless he…

  19. Hasheem Thabeet’s strange ejection, then reversal by refs

    Nov 29, 2012, 11:39 AM EST

    Hasheem Thabeet, James Harden, Omer Asik

    Hasheem Thabeet was taking part in the block party the Thunder were bringing to James Harden on Wednesday night (Russell Westbrook had the best Harden block with Serge Ibaka a close second. But in the second quarter, when Thabeet had blocked consecutive Harden shots, the two jawed a bit. And referee Marc Davis was there.…

  20. Three Stars of the Night: Return of the Stack

    Nov 29, 2012, 3:52 AM EST

    Jerry Stackhouse

    Mark Morrison is not one of our Three Stars of the Night, mainly because he does not play professional basketball. For those unfortunate souls who are unfamiliar, Morrison is a singer who made a name for himself way back in 1996 with the hit single “Return of the Mack.” While Mark Morrison and that awesome…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Nets beat Celtics with TKO

    Nov 29, 2012, 3:07 AM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching a guy do a backflip on a surfboard…. Thunder 120, Rockets 98: Welcome back to Oklahoma City James Harden. After a warm reception from the crowd Harden was 3-of-16 shooting and struggled to defend Kevin Durant (who doesn’t?). And…

  22. Thunder have no problem with Rockets in James Harden’s return to OKC

    Nov 29, 2012, 12:05 AM EST

    Kevin Durant, James Harden

    James Harden returned to Oklahoma City as a member of the the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, his first time doing so since the Thunder traded him out of town due to a failure to agree on a contract extension prior to the start of the season. While the fans gave Harden a warm welcome during…

  23. Knicks Jason Kidd out again Wednesday, maybe much longer

    Nov 28, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    Jason Kidd

    Jason Kidd didn’t play for the Knicks Monday night in Brooklyn due to a bad back. Now he has been officially announced out for Wednesday night’s game in Milwaukee. We shouldn’t be shocked Kidd misses a few games, he’s not young. It feels like his rookie season with the Mavericks Mark Aguirre was in the…

  24. Rockets interim coach says Jeremy Lin “got his swagger back”

    Nov 28, 2012, 12:14 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Houston Rockets

    Jeremy Lin didn’t grab the headlines Tuesday night when the Rockets played the Raptors, but he did score 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting and add 10 assists. It followed a game against the Knicks where Lin did grab the headlines going in and he scored 13 points. Those two good games followed seven games in…

  25. James Harden says playing Thunder will be ‘just another game’

    Nov 28, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Houston Rockets

    The Rockets will play the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, which will mark the first time that James Harden will lace ‘em up against the team he couldn’t come to terms with on a contract extension shortly before the start of the season. As a result, OKC traded Harden to Houston, where he’s been…

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