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Elfrid Payton slams chasedown block on LeBron James (VIDEO)
Thanks to a pinch by two Magic defenders, LeBron had to try and use brute force a bit deeper in the paint than he wanted to.
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All-Star Joel Embiid doesn’t need Rihanna: “On to the next one”
Embiid had the chance to curve Rihanna (or whomever) and took it. Long live The Process.
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LeBron James throws behind-the-back, nutmeg pass for assist (VIDEO)
This is the pass of the season.
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NBA: Clint Capela never knocked on front door of Clippers’ locker room
It was Tarik Black and not nearly as juicy as it seemed
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Pharrell and N.E.R.D to headline NBA All-Star halftime show
Pharrell and his hip-hop-rock band N.E.R.D will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles.
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Magic’s Aaron Afflalo suspended two games for swing at Nemanja Bjelica
Afflalo earned this one with his haymaker.
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LeBron James says this season has been “most challenging” one
The guys moving in and out of the rotation have been a challenge, but this team also isn't as talented as years past.
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Report: LeBron James wins overall All-Star fan vote
Whom will Cavaliers star draft?
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Bulls’ Kris Dunn breaks teeth on dunk landing (video)
Cringe-worthy face plant
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Celtics should've picked another night for Pierce
Paul Pierce has been nothing but petty when it comes to sharing his night with Isaiah Thomas and Dan Patrick believes the tributes were doomed from the very start.
Dennis Rodman checks into rehab after DUI arrest
The agent for former NBA star Dennis Rodman says the Hall of Famer has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation center after a weekend DUI arrest.
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Rockets-Clippers show need for discipline
The suspensions for the Rockets and Clippers show that the NBA needs to discipline its players.
Ariza, Green receive two game suspensions
Also, the Clippers keep on winning despite everything going on around them.
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PBT Extra: Better communication needed between NBA players, referees
There is always going to be tension between players and refs, it's the nature of the roles.
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Warriors beat Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight road win
When the Splash Brothers are making their shots, even Kevin Durant is content with a supporting role.
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PBT Extra: Fan votes from twitter on MVP, other awards
For Rookie of the Year, would you pick Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell, or Jayson Tatum?
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Michael Carter-Williams and Tim Frazier ejected for altercation, leading to hilarious Dwight Howard free throws (video)
Hornets center will likely get fined for celebration in win over Wizards
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Kent Bazemore hits game-winner to lift Hawks over Pelicans (video)
New Orleans can't sustain success
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Jalen Rose calls Paul Pierce petty to his face (video)
And Pierce is flummoxed
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Ariza, Green suspended for two games
Reportedly no additional penalties for Chris Paul, James Harden or Blake Griffin
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PBT Extra Player of the Week: Anthony Davis
Davis has averaged 43 points per game the last week.
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Paul Pierce says he told Celtics not to show Isaiah Thomas tribute video
Pierce says he told Danny Ainge that Thomas 'punked you on it'
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Celtics' Stevens voted coach of the year in poll
The fans have spoken and in PBT's midseason poll have voted LeBron James as MVP, Jayson Tatum as Rookie of the Year and Brad Stevens as Coach of the Year.
Player of the Week: Pelicans' Anthony Davis
The NBA can't stop talking about Anthony Davis and his strong play has earned him PBT Player of the Week honors.
PBT Power Rankings: Timberwolves in Top 3
The Timberwolves' strong play has moved them into the top three of our power rankings, but a tough stretch on the road will put them to the test.
Tensions build between NBA players, referees
Tensions continue to rise between the NBA players and referees, making it vital for the two sides to improve communication and work things out.
Tension between players, referees about communication more than calls
Players are frustrated with the inconsistency of calls, referees feel players are far more aggressive protesting calls.
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Jimmy Butler okay with last loss, “We need to humble our damn selves”
Minnesota was feeling a little too good about itself in Butler's estimation.
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Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely with injury
Kawhi Leonard has only played in nine games this season for the Spurs, and now that his quad injury has returned, he is out indefinitely.
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NBA Power Rankings: Minnesota into Top 3
Golden State and Boston are still 1-2, the Cavaliers fell out of the top 10, and Miami has moved up to take their place.
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Report: “No truth” to rumors of Anthony Davis to Boston links
This trade is not happening soon. Probably not ever.
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Rajon Rondo rips idea of Isaiah Thomas tribute
Relax Rondo. This isn't a jersey retirement, it's a tribute video.
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Hornets coach Steve Clifford returns Wednesday after 21-game absence
Hornets coach Steve Clifford had been out due to headaches caused by sleep deprivation.
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Jonathan Isaac in sermon: I invited my Magic teammates to hear me preach, but none came
Isaac explains his point was about him asking, not their response
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Three Things to Know: Anthony Davis gives Celtics fans 45 reasons to drool over him more
Also, Aaron Afflalo and Nikola Jokic both went off on Tuesday, but in very different ways.
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Watch Anthony Davis score 42 points in OT win over Celtics (VIDEO)
New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is on a bit of a tear.
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Boston Celtics great Jo Jo White dies at 71
Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71.
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Isaiah Thomas asks Celtics to skip video tribute to focus on Paul Pierce
This seems petty on the part of Pierce, but at least Thomas appears to be taking it with grace.
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JJ Redick has crack in left leg, will be reevaluated in 10-14 days
Redick's injury isn't good news for Philly, who just beat the Raptors but are still working for a playoff spot.
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Arron Afflalo and Nemanja Bjelica fight, both get ejected (VIDEO)
Elbows and forearms were involved in the rebound attempt and that's what caused some actual swinging. At least nobody went through a tunnel.
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Stephen Curry, Warriors lead league merchandise sales. Again.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kristaps Porzingis, and Joel Embiid are climbing the list fast.
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Jazz make it official: Thabo Sefolosha to have knee surgery, done for season
This does not help the slim hopes of the Jazz to climb back into the playoff race.
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Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan fined $15,000 for criticizing referees
DeRozan was unhappy with replay, more in loss to Warriors
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Warriors complained of no hot water in showers in Cleveland
After beating Cavaliers, Golden State had a cold time
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Report: James Harden, Chris Paul and Gerald Green were holding back Trevor Ariza in back hallway
Austin Rivers reportedly said of Ariza: 'Let his b— a— come in'
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