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Pro Basketball News – October 31, 2012 | Season Preview

Brian and Tony preview the upcoming NBA season with who they think will make the playoffs and who won’t, NBA Finals matchup and who will win it all, awards winners and more along with games from last night including the Celtics vs. the Heat and what happened to the Lakers on opening night.

Western Conference Roll call

DALLAS MAVERICKS Probable starters: F Shawn Marion, F Dirk Nowitzki, C Chris Kaman, G Darren Collison, G O.J. Mayo. Reserves: G/F Vince Carter, F Elton Brand, G Roddy Beaubois, G/F Dahntay Jones, G Delonte West, F/C Brandan Wright, G Dominique Jones, F Jae Crowder, G Jared Cunningham. Needs:  Post defender, wing shooter. Notes: A room exception of roughly $2.5 [...]

Magic reach finalist stage in coaching search

ORLANDO – After an initial round of interviews that saw supposed leading candidates Brian Shaw and Michael Malone fail to advance, the Orlando Magic may actually be closer to naming a head coach than they are dealing franchise center Dwight Howard. San Antonio Spurs assistant Jacque Vaughn, Philadelphia associate head coach Michael Curry and Phoenix [...]

Warriors Acquire Richard Jefferson

The second Stephen Jackson era in Golden State didn’t last long. Just days after he was traded to the Warriors from Milwaukee, he has been traded to the Spurs for Richard Jefferson according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Gregg Popovich has always been a fan of Captain Jack and his desire to win.  Jackson [...]

TJ Ford to retire following latest injury

It’s been a rough career for T.J. Ford who has had to deal with neck injuries before trying to come back this season with the San Antonio Spurs.  After suffering another neck-related injury last week, it looks like his NBA career is over. Today, the Spurs released a statement saying that he is taking an [...]

Around the Rim: Heat have huge half, Magic rolling

A quick recap of Tuesday’s games in the NBA. Heat 120 Spurs 98: Dwayne Wade was once again in street clothes on the bench, watching his teammates get schooled and trailing by as much as 17 points. But it looked like a whole new Miami team took the court in the second half as they [...]

Around the Rim: Tim Duncan still has game

A quick recap of the Sunday night games in the NBA. Spurs 102 Suns 91: The Spurs taking advantage of their schedule early on this season which is heavily loaded with home games. The team improved to 9-0 on their own court as Tim Duncan dropping jumper after jumper and leading his team with 24 [...]

Around the Rim: Thunder rolling, Rubio dazzles

Thunder 108 Spurs 96:  Three games in three night was no problem for the Thunder as they became the first team to complete the sweep this season with a win over the Spurs.  Interesting note: six teams have played their back-to-back-to-back already this season and all six have won the third game.  Anyway, the Thunder [...]

Around the Rim: Heat win thriller without Lebron and Wade

A look around Thursday night in the NBA while must-see TV night repeats.  Again. Miami 116 Atlanta 109 3OT:  Both Lebron James and Dwayne Wade sat this was out but the Heat found a way to win.  The Hawks had plenty of chances to win this one but they couldn’t stop Chris Bosh and Mario [...]

Around the Rim: Night of blowouts

A look around Wednesday night in the NBA while nothing else was on the tube. Spurs 101 Warriors 95: The Warriors looked like they had this game until the fourth quarter where the Spurs took charge.  Tony Parker stepped up, scoring 10 of his 21 points then to lead the charge.  With Manu Ginobili out [...]

Spurs lose Ginobili for 6-8 weeks after hand surgery

The Spurs have lost arguably their best player in Manu Ginobili for the next six to eight weeks due to his broken left hand. Ginobili tweeted that he will have surgery on Thursday where he will have a plate and screws inserted to repair the bone in his shooting hand. (Update: San Antonio released a [...]

Paging Popovich: Elite coach faces tremendous task

In a Western Conference where there is no true favorite, a free-for-all for the eight tickets to the playoff dance is likely. For San Antonio to be a part of it, Gregg Popovich is going to have to pull off his best coaching job ever. Considering he’d already surpassed Phil Jackson in many minds before [...]