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

    Feb 28, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 28, 2013, 8:42 AM EDT

    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…

  3. Wednesday And-1 links: Mike Woodson has the best T-shirt ever

    Feb 27, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    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 like kids love pizza. • Knicks coach Mike Woodson was wearing a T-shirt with…

  4. Shannon Brown not happy about recent string of DNP-CDs

    Feb 26, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Shannon Brown, Jared Dudley

    The Suns are unquestionably in a rebuilding mode, and after trying (but mostly failing) to win games during the first half of the season by putting the players on the floor who would give them the best chance to do so, the team is now focused on the future and developing its young talent. That…

  5. NBA Power Rankings: Hot hot Heat move back to top spot

    Feb 25, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    It looks like the Miami Heat have started to get focused and in the West it is the Spurs, Thunder and everyone else. The rest of the league has less than two months to state their case that they can knock one of those big three off. 1. Heat (40-14, last week ranked No. 2).…

  6. Andrei Kirilenko bows out of qualifying, next Olympics for Russia

    Feb 22, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

    Russian forward Andrey Kirilenko scores

    Russia brought a strong team to London — led by Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved, with the very respected Dave Blatt as coach, the Russians took home the bronze medal. But they are going to have a very different team in Rio. First Blatt left the team and now Kirilenko is saying he is going…

  7. Why no blockbusters at NBA trade deadline? Here are three reasons.

    Feb 21, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    The narrative of the NBA Trade Deadline 2013 is going to be that it was a dud. Fans seemed to think the Lakers were going to trade Dwight Howard. Or the Celtics were going to blow it up and trade Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The fans expected blockbusters and some of the national media…

  8. Winners and Losers from the Trade Deadline

    Feb 21, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Josh Smith

    A good chunk of trades went down before the trade deadline, but it’s the deals that didn’t get made that loom large. Josh Smith is still an Atlanta Hawk, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are still Boston Celtics, Dwight Howard is still a Laker, Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are still on the Jazz…you get…

  9. Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick traded to the Milwaukee Bucks

    Feb 21, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Bobcats Magic Basketball

    There were plenty of rumblings about Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith going to Milwaukee in a blockbuster three-team deal with Orlando, but that trade died when Atlanta reportedly pulled out of the deal. That trade falling apart didn’t deter the Bucks from acquiring a piece to help them in their playoff push, however. Adrian Wojnarowski…

  10. PBT’s trade deadline tracker — up to minute news, analysis

    Feb 21, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Indiana Pacers - Game Two

    Trade deadline day in the NBA can be ridiculously hard to keep up with as reality and rumor collide. We understand. That’s why we’re here to help. This is our trade deadline day deal tracker — the one place where all the NBA’s trade deadline news and rumors will be. Plus you get our thoughts…

  11. Jeremy Lin: “I don’t even want to play tonight” after trade

    Feb 21, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets

    You would think after all he bounced around before breaking out last season in New York, then having to go through a free agency decision process, Jeremy Lin would be used to the sometimes cruel business of the NBA. Nope. When the Rockets traded Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich, Marcus Morris and Toney Douglas it hit…

  12. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: James Harden reminds Thunder he’s good

    Feb 21, 2013, 8:41 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while you were calling 9-1-1 then asking police to bring you some cigarettes…. Lakers 113, Celtics 99: Dwight Howard played maybe his best game as a Laker and was a force on defense, Steve Nash was carving up the defense and making passes…

  13. The Extra Pass: Analyzing the Kings-Rockets Trade

    Feb 21, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Boston Celtics

    The Extra Pass is a column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we examine the trade between the Kings and the Rockets. How often does a team save money and improve on the court in a trade? That’s essentially what the Sacramento Kings did when they…

  14. Three Stars of the Night: Harden’s Revenge Game

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:30 AM EDT

    James Harden

    On a night where trade talk dominated the news, James Harden served up a reminder that there’s an awful lot that must be considered when making a deal. Who knows how much it mattered to Oklahoma City at the time, but trading James Harden to a perennially competitive Western Conference foe badly in need of such…

  15. Trade Rumor Roundup: As deadline nears, lots of questions remain

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

    Josh Smith

    It is now just a little less than 13 hours until the NBA trade deadline and we have had all of one whopping trade. Which means it’s going to be a very busy Thursday… probably. There are going to be deals, guys we expect to get dealt will get dealt, but there may be fewer…

  16. Marcus Morris says he ‘shed a tear or two’ after learning of trade to Suns (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

    marcus morris rockets

    Marcus Morris, after being traded to the Suns on Wednesday, caught up with CSNHouston and said he “shed a tear or two” when he first got news he was headed out of town. It wasn’t so much the fact that Morris, in the middle of his second season with the Rockets, was all that attached…

  17. Rockets get Thomas Robinson from Kings in six-player deal

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Boston Celtics

    If you, like me, thought the Kings were not going to make any trades at the deadline because of the pending potential sale of the team, we were wrong. Whatever happens with the Kings GM Geoff Petrie is a lame duck, yet here we are with a trade The Kings have sent the No. 5…

  18. Rockets trade Marcus Morris to Suns for future pick

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

    Marcus Morris

    The small deals are beginning to trickle in as the trade deadline approaches, and although this one involves three teams, it’s not exactly likely to send huge seismic waves throughout the league at large. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Houston Rockets have traded Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns for a future second-round…

  19. Tuesday And-1 Links: Kevin Garnett doing yoga. He’s centered.

    Feb 19, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

    Celtics forward Garnett grins after a jump shot in the closing minutes in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta

    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. • We open with Kevin Garnett doing yoga. • Great stuff from before the…

  20. Jeremy Lin says he’s “thankful” he wasn’t voted as All-Star starter

    Feb 19, 2013, 2:08 AM EDT

    Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    It came down to about 45,000 votes. That’s how much separated eventual NBA All-Star Game MVP Chris Paul from being replaced as a starter by Jeremy Lin (who finished with 883,809 votes, more than 400,000 than teammate James Harden). Now that the All-Star weekend circus has moved on from Houston, Lin can be honest —…

  21. For old times sake, James Harden to Russell Westbrook (VIDEO)

    Feb 18, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

    All Star Basketball

    Kevin Durant seemed genuinely happy all weekend to get to hang out with his old friend James Harden. Russell Westbrook is a harder guy to read sometimes but he seemed to miss his teammate, too. For us fans, it’s plays like this that we’ll miss. But likely get to see at All-Star Games for years…

  22. Duncan, Garnett get restful All-Star Game. Harden not so much.

    Feb 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Tim Duncan

    HOUSTON — Combined Kevin Durant and Tim Duncan had played in 26 All-Star Games before their planes even landed in Houston this weekend. Both veterans would have preferred a weekend off from the game this year. Their coaches tried to accommodate. Tim Duncan played 8:03 and Kevin Garnett 6:26. They made their appearance for the…

  23. With CP3, Durant leading the way West wins tight All-Star Game

    Feb 18, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    NBA All-Star Griffin of the Clippers dunks as teammate Durant and All-Star Noah of the Bulls look on during the 2013 NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston

    HOUSTON — You know it’s an All-Star Game and all the seriousness that entails when Dwight Howard is launching and hitting threes, Howard and Blake Griffin are pretending to do acrobatics between quarters and the understated Tim Duncan is wearing some bright green Adidas Crazy Fast shoes. “I think that’ll be the only time you…

  24. PBT’s All-Star Game live blog

    Feb 17, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    All Star Game 2013 Houston logo

    HOUSTON — Enough with the preliminaries — especially the pregame Ke$ha concert — let’s get on with the real show. Time for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. We’ve got this show covered for you. First, over on the mothership NBC site is a running log of everything tweeted by myself, PBT’s Brett Pollakoff, as well…

  25. Rockets owner says he’ll extend GM Daryl Morey’s contract

    Feb 17, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets Introduce Jeremy Lin

    This weekend, Houston is the center of the NBA universe. It is where we got see some great dunks and long range sniping on Saturday night and where we’ll see the greatest players on the planet play in their annual mid-season exhibition. It’s also the home of the Rockets who are having a nice season…

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