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  1. Latest All-Star voting returns in, Charles Barkley will not be happy

    Jan 3, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    APTOPIX NBA All Star Basketball

    Apparently, you folks have no concern whatsoever for Charles Barkley’s feelings. The day after Barkley said Dwight Howard and Kevin Garnett have not played well enough to be part of the All-Star starters, they are both in. Howard solidly, he’s a lock, and Garnett has stretched out his lead over Chris Bosh. Basically, nothing has…

  2. Royce White speaks out on situation, says trade is not answer

    Jan 3, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

    Royce White

    For a lot of fans who know mostly of the Royce White situation via twitter, here is first thing they noticed during White’s interview with the Off The Dribble show on Sirius XM: He’s not some irrational, crazy lunatic. He always was rational and measured if you heard him speak, but his portrayal has moved…

  3. Charles Barkley doesn’t think fans should be voting for All-Star starters

    Jan 3, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

    Tahoe Celebrity Golf

    Charles Barkley thinks you’re wrong. Probably about a lot of things, but in this case he’s talking about your All-Star voting. Each and every one of you. For years the NBA has had the fans vote in the starters for each conference at the All-Star Game — and Barkley thinks you have got it all…

  4. 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…

  5. Three Stars of the night: Getting your team wins against elite

    Jan 3, 2013, 2:58 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

    There were so many people who could have made three stars of the night tonight we could have done 10 stars of the night. But, for the sake of my sanity (such as it is) we are keeping it at three. So how do you separate the top three? It’s not just numbers, but who…

  6. Rockets waive Daequan Cook to sign James Anderson

    Jan 1, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    ANDERSON_JAMES

    The Houston Rockets are switching up their swingmen buried on the bench (in hopes the new one is not going to be so buried). The Rockets have waived Daequan Cook to sign free agent James Anderson, reports the Houston Chronicle. They didn’t get it done in time for Monday night’s game but they will by…

  7. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Bobcats snap 18-game losing streak with win over Bulls

    Jan 1, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Kemba Walker, Taj Gibson

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s games in NBA action. Or, what you missed while ringing in the New Year with an 80-pound Moon Pie … Heat 112, Magic 110 (OT): Orlando was without Glen Davis and Jameer Nelson in this one due to injury, but Miami played down to the level of its competition just…

  8. 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…

  9. Monday And-1 Links: Will Shaq be at Kobe’s jersey retirement?

    Dec 31, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Image (1) Shaq and Kobe-thumb-275x260-13925.jpg for post 2602

    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 you will pretend to like champagne on New Year’s Eve…. • Will Kobe…

  10. NBA Power Rankings: Western Conference dominates top spots

    Dec 31, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT

    Clippers' Griffin, Jordan, Crawford, and Paul, celebrate a three pointer by teammate Green during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Celtics in Los Angeles

    We enter 2013 off a week where the two best teams in the East — Miami and New York — looked sloppy while the teams at the top of the Western Conference looked strong and took over the top spots in the weekly rankings. 1. Clippers (25-6, Last week ranked No. 1). The win streak…

  11. NBA issues flopping warnings to Royal Ivey, Gustavo Ayon and Tony Parker

    Dec 30, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, flop

    Tony Parker? Flop? Well, I never! The NBA has officially warned Parker, Royal Ivey and Gustavo Ayon today for violating the anti-flopping policy established this season. While this is solely a warning for all three players, if they’re accused of violating the policy again, they will be subject to a $5,000 dollar fine. Parker’s flop…

  12. Royce White refusing assignment to D-League. Ugh.

    Dec 30, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    Royce White

    For a second time this season, the Houston Rockets have assigned Royce White — the No. 16 overall pick from the last draft — to their D-League team. And for the second time he has refused the assignment. And from here it’s just hard to see him ever playing a moment for the Rockets. After…

  13. Report: Rockets assign Royce White to D-League

    Dec 30, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    Royce White

    Royce White, the No. 16 pick from the last draft, has been away from the Rockets since just a couple weeks into the season as he clashed with the team over the best way to deal with his anxiety disorder. Now it looks like he may start out his career in the D-League — Houston…

  14. Three Stars of the Night: An Odd Scoring Battle

    Dec 30, 2012, 2:36 AM EDT

    Brook Lopez, Kyrie Irving

    With 22 teams in action, you’d expect the usual suspects to be the big scorers of the night. Guys like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and James Harden. The guys battling Kobe Bryant for the scoring title. Those guys. Nope! Saturday was a little bit wild and crazy, and as a result we had Luis Scola…

  15. Friday And-1 links: Isiah Thomas talks small point guards

    Dec 28, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    isiah Thomas

    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 I love turkey leftovers… • Isiah Thomas does a great piece for NBA.com…

  16. No changes atop latest All-Star voting, but Lin and Bosh could sneak in

    Dec 27, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    NBA fans around the globe love Kobe Bryant. Stunning, I know. The latest update on the NBA All-Star voting is out and there are no changes among the starters for either conference — but it’s starting to get close for a few guys. What is different is that Kobe moved past LeBron James as the…

  17. Stephen Curry’s fantastic drive, circus shot vs. Jazz

    Dec 27, 2012, 10:53 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry bites a mouth piece during the first quarter of his NBA basketball game against Los Angeles Lakers in Oakland

    That is just fun. It’s time to talk about Stephen Curry the All-Star. As in should he make the team? The fans are not going to vote him in, so this would have to be a coach’s choice. Curry is scoring 20.3 points per game and dishing out 6.4 assists per game, is shooting 43.9…

  18. John Wall says he expects to return to Wizards in January

    Dec 27, 2012, 8:40 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Atlanta Hawks

    John Wall — the former No. 1 overall pick and guy seen as the savior of the Washington Wizards — is targeting a January return. In part because his ego is wounded. Wall has not set foot on the court yet this season due to a stress injury to his left patella, and without him…

  19. Baseline to Baseline recaps: James Harden leads dramatic Boxing Day finishes

    Dec 27, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    Kevin Love, James Harden

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of all the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while wondering exactly what you’re going to do with the Salt-N-Pepa salt and pepper shakers you got for Christmas…. Rockets 87, Timberwolves 84: James Harden is making quite the All-Star case, and making the Rockets look more and more…

  20. Three Stars of the Night: Digging the long ball

    Dec 27, 2012, 1:07 AM EDT

    James Harden

    How important is the long ball to the modern NBA offense? If the season ended today, four teams would place in the all-time top-40 for best team 3-point percentage – the Spurs, Knicks, Thunder and Heat. The best offensive teams seem to manufacture plenty of looks from behind the arc, and in that spirit, we’re…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Rockets, Celtics, Clippers get Christmas blowouts

    Dec 26, 2012, 8:35 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Clippers

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while running to the store to buy more double-AA batteries for those Christmas toys…. Celtics 93, Nets 76: The Nets are not a good defensive team, rather they are prone to lapses, like the second quarter when Boston put up 34…

  22. Video: NBA stars sing Jingle Bells. Badly.

    Dec 25, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    Christmas basketball

    This should fully get you in the holiday spirit. That or make your ears bleed. One or the other. James Harden, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and some other NBA stars take a shot at Jingle Bells. They are not singers. Merry Christmas to the readers of PBT, and thanks for coming here. Have a cup…

  23. PBT Extra: Previewing Rockets vs. Bulls Christmas Day game

    Dec 24, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Houston Rockets

    If you like clashes of style, this is the game for you — James Harden and the Rockets play at the fastest pace in the NBA, the Joakim Noah led Bulls want to grind it out. Kay Adams and I discuss if Jeremy Lin can find room to operate against the Bulls smothering defense.

  24. LeBron James, Chris Paul named conference players of the week

    Dec 24, 2012, 3:21 PM EDT

    US gold medalists LeBron James (R) and C

    Shocking news out of the league office this Christmas Eve, I know. But two of the game’s best players had two of the best weeks statistically speaking, and were therefore awarded for the accomplishment. LeBron James and Chris Paul were named Eastern and Western Conference players of the week, for games played from Dec. 17…

  25. Quote of the Day: LeBron praises Durant and his improvement

    Dec 24, 2012, 12:55 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James is guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder's Durant during the first quarter in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City

    “I think he’s a better player. He continues to get better.” —LeBron James speaking of Kevin Durant, via Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman. And LeBron is right — what makes Oklahoma City better this year than last is that Durant is better, Russell Westbrook is better, Serge Ibaka is better and so on and so…

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