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Mavs out of playoffs for 1st time since 2000P.J. Tucker scored 17 points, including two key baskets in the closing minutes, and the Phoenix Suns helped eliminate the Dallas Mavericks from playoff contention for the first time since 2000 with a 102-91 victory Wednesday night.Share Tweet
Parker, Lawson sitting out Spurs-Nuggets showdownnba.com Apr 10, 2013Ty Lawson and Tony Parker are sitting out Wednesday night's game between San Antonio Spurs and the Denver Nuggets.Share Tweet
Heat clinch NBA's best mark without Big ThreeMiami Heat defeat Washington Wizards without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.Share Tweet
Drummond's career-high 29 points lift PistonsAndre Drummond scored a career-high 29 points and the Detroit Pistons won a second straight game for the first time in two months with a 111-104 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.Share TweetBrooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace suffered a left heel contusion in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Boston Celtics and had to be carried off the court and into the locker room by teammates Brook Lopez and Reggie Evans.Share TweetThe fate of the Sacramento Kings will be decided quite soon. The NBA's Board of Governors has heard the proposals of both Chris Hansen's Seattle-based ownership group and the group of politicians and businessmen focused on keeping the club in Sacramento…Share TweetNew York Knicks center Tyson Chandler and power forward Kenyon Martin will miss New York's next two games, the team announced Wednesday.Share Tweet
Embattled coach Lawrence Frank stands up for embattled coachesThere's just one week left in the NBA season, which means we're about 10 days away from a number of head coaches getting fired. It happens every spring, just as surely as previously unknown prospects shoot up draft boards and malcontents claim that cert…Share TweetIndiana's Cody Zeller turned down one chance to play in the NBA. He couldn't say no twice.Share Tweet
Cavs' Irving plays back-to-back for first timenba.com Apr 10, 2013Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is playing on the second night of back-to-back games for the first time since returning from a shoulder injury.Share Tweet
Section 15: We’re With the Zamboni Drivernytimes.com Apr 10, 2013A Connecticut couple began rooting for the Nets when their daughter got her job driving the Zamboni on the ice under the basketball court.Share TweetThe idle Big Three became a quartet Wednesday night, with Udonis Haslem joining LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh among those not suiting up for the Miami Heat's game against the Washington Wizards.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Terrence Ross dunking a cat, because InternetA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Sport Balls Replaced with Cats. Not re…Share Tweet
Syracuse's Carter-Williams headed to NBAFour days after Syracuse lost in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament, star point guard Michael Carter-Williams has decided to enter the NBA draft.Share Tweet
TNT will not assign a play-by-play man to Thursday’s game, which might workTNT will not use a play-by-play man during Thursday’s telecast of the Oklahoma City Thunder/Golden State Warriors game, in an unprecedented move that is not without promise. As a one-off, and not a pattern, it seems like an interesting idea worth turninShare TweetThe Brooklyn Nets are losing one of their biggest names as they prepare for the playoffs.Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Greg Stiemsma’s ‘lung-capacity expanding workout’ seems fishyAs it turns out, you can't write "Greg Stiemsma blows" in a headline. Duly noted. Best caption wins a Stiemer-sized supply of Fruit Stripe gum. Yipes. (Also, not really.) Good luck. In our last adventure: Photographers capture Kobe Bryant in t…Share Tweet
The Los Angeles Clippers have a division title and two stars, but are they stuck in neutral?Even when the offense goes stagnant or the defense doesn’t talk, watching a Los Angeles Clippers game can be an abject joy in ways that go far beyond the continued existence of Lob City. Between Chris Paul’s brilliance, Jamal Crawford’s well-honed mShare Tweet
DeJuan Blair Owes More Than $53,000 To A San Antonio Jewelry Storedeadspin.com Apr 10, 2013A San Antonio jewelry store says Spurs center DeJuan Blair stopped by eight times during March and April 2010, scooping up more than $53,000 worth of merchandise that were likely all paid for with IOUs marked "yeah, right." Hey, we all do it, …Share Tweet
Falling Flat: Hyped as title contenders prior to the season, th…CNNSI.com Apr 10, 2013Hyped as title contenders prior to the season, the Lakers have fallen well short of expectations. Rob Mahoney examines where they rank among the year's biggest disappointments.Share Tweet
Air Up There: The Dunk of the Year competition couldn't be fier…CNNSI.com Apr 10, 2013The Dunk of the Year competition couldn't be fiercer. Which posterization reigns supreme? Ben Golliver counts down the best of the season, from DeAndre Jordan to LeBron James.Share Tweet
Andray Blatche has been pretending to be Reggie Evans during the Nets’ pregame introductionsReggie Evans had another monster night on Tuesday, scoring 17 points on 6 for 10 shooting, grabbing 24 rebounds - his league-best ninth 20-plus-rebound game of the season - and adding three steals in just under 30 minutes as his Brooklyn Nets cruisedShare Tweet
Amir Johnson picks up a stray camera after a play, decides to snap some pictures (Video)We’ve long admired Toronto Raptors forward/center Amir Johnson. He’s had the unfortunate task of playing on some rather bland teams over the course of his career, while being moved in and out of rotations by four different coaches since 2007. JohnsonShare Tweet
Nike Basketball Reveals The Nike Elite Series 2.0+The march to the NBA Finals should be an exciting one - at least in the West. In the Eastern Conference, it probably won’t get murky for LeBron James and the Heat until the Eastern Conference Finals, where they’ll almost assuredly play the winner ofShare TweetAfter losing at home against OKC, and then watching Kobe Bryant go completely crazy in the fourth quarter of the Lakers close win over New Orleans, Utah now finds itself on the outside of the playoff picture. Their final three games (home/away with Minn…Share TweetLeBron James‘ self-oop dunk off the backboard last night wasn’t quite as smooth as THIS crazy college one or even Andre Iguodala‘s from earlier in the year, but this is still pretty crazy. (We’re so desensitized to what James does every single nigShare TweetA home game against the lowly New Orleans Hornets shouldn’t come down to needing Kobe Bryant to score 23 fourth-quarter points in order to secure a close win, but this is where the Los Angeles Lakers are right now. Near the end of a massively disappointShare TweetLos Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace achieved a fairly incredible feat on Tuesday night, playing 15 minutes of his team's 104-96 win over the New Orleans Hornets just 12 days after surgery on his left knee. With the Lakers needing every win poss…Share Tweet
Jermaine O’Neal’s bizarre goaltending of James Harden’s three-pointer clinches the Rockets a playoff berthIn the last month of the NBA season, various teams with no playoff hopes whatsoever start to wonder why exactly they're trying to win games. It's often more useful for teams to focus on letting young players develop or to allow older players to sit out …Share TweetToronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas was spending the night in a Chicago hospital after suffering a neck injury in a collision with teammate Rudy Gay in the closing seconds of Tuesday night's 101-98 victory over the Bulls.Share Tweet
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks Make History; Kobe Bryant Won’t Let the Lakers Die; Outrageous Finish in Houston#KNICKSTAPE! In NYC, they’re convinced that this Knicks squad is special, and after last night’s 13th consecutive win, who are we to argue? They butchered an outgunned Wizards team, 120-99. New York shot their eyes out, connecting on a franchise-tyingShare Tweet
Lakers rally to take over No. 8 spot in WestKobe Bryant fueled a desperate rally with 23 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 104-96 on Tuesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.Share TweetKlay Thompson scored 30 points, Stephen Curry added 24 points and 10 assists and the Golden State Warriors clinched a playoff berth by routing the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-89 on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
NY Knicks clinch Atlantic Division, but Kenyon Martin's injury is bad omen for franchise short on lucknydailynews.com Apr 10, 2013This time we were spared the confetti shower. So at least the Knicks learned from last year’s excessive celebration after the franchise posted its one and only playoff win in 11 seasons. Tuesday night’s reaction to the Knicks’ first Atlantic DivisioShare Tweet
Shumpert’s Hair Design Runs Afoul of the Leaguenytimes.com Apr 10, 2013Iman Shumpert sported an Adidas logo for a few days, until the N.B.A. invoked a league rule.Share TweetRussell Westbrook scored 25 points, Kevin Durant added 21 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 90-80 on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
A World Without Gallo: Can George Karl's Nuggets Survive?grantland.com Apr 10, 2013Predicting the impact of Danilo Gallinari's season-ending knee injury on Denver's playoff hopes is one of the trickiest bits of analysis the NBA's rou...Share Tweet
Have The Warriors Turned The Corner?Apr 10Kurt Rambis discusses the Warriors' immediate playoff forecast and the future of the franchise.
Bass big dunkApr 10Brandon Bass throws down over Brook Lopez
Knicks-Nets Playoff PreviewApr 10Kurt Rambis breaks down the playoff prospects for the Knicks and Nets.
Western Conference PlayoffsApr 10Tim Legler doesn't see any potential first-round upsets in the Western Conference playoffs.