Score Strip

  1. League: NBA
  2. Indiana vs. Orlando
    Final
    101 IND
    86 ORL
  3. Chicago vs. Charlotte
    Final OT
    86 CHI
    91 CHA
  4. Washington vs. Boston
    Final
    118 WAS
    102 BOS
  5. Houston vs. New Orleans
    Final
    100 HOU
    105 NO
  6. Brooklyn vs. Cleveland
    Final
    85 BKN
    114 CLE
  7. Philadelphia vs. Miami
    Final
    100 PHI
    87 MIA
  8. Atlanta vs. Milwaukee
    Final
    111 ATL
    103 MIL
  9. Utah vs. Minnesota
    Final 2OT
    136 UTA
    130 MIN
  10. Toronto vs. New York
    Final
    92 TOR
    95 NY
  11. LA Lakers vs. San Antonio
    Final
    113 LAL
    100 SA
  12. Detroit vs. Oklahoma City
    Final
    111 DET
    112 OKC
  13. Dallas vs. Memphis
    Final OT
    105 DAL
    106 MEM
  14. Golden State vs. Denver
    Final
    116 GS
    112 DEN
  15. LA Clippers vs. Portland
    Final
    104 LAC
    110 POR
  16. Phoenix vs. Sacramento
    Final
    104 PHO
    99 SAC
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Ball Don't Lie

The 10-man rotation, starring Jimmy Butler playing ball with Mark Wahlberg (Photo)

Kelly Dwyer
Ball Don't Lie

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A 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: Instagram. It’s exactly what it looks like. It’s Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler after presumably playing ball with Mark Wahlberg. I’m now going to be walking around the house doing a Mark Wahlberg impersonation for the rest of the day.
PF: New York Post. A nice discussion between Tyson Chandler and Marc Berman about the influence Serena Williams (who grew up just 10 minutes away from Chandler in California) has had on Chandler’s daughter, a 7-year old tennis hopeful.


SF: Hot Hot Hoops. A good take from Matt Pineda on the uneasy transition that the Miami Heat will have to make should Michael Beasley make the squad, and earn rotation minutes.
SG: Blog a Bull. Nate Robinson live-tweeted a replaying of the classic Game 4 opening round game between the Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, working on NBA TV’s verified account, and it was as fantastic as you’d expect. I know, because my nose was about an inch away from the screen during the replaying.
PG: Hardwood Paroxysm. Check out the re-designed HP, and also Ian Levy’s column on Gary Payton’s recent ornery-but-possibly-accurate comments about the modern group of NBA point guards, and current state of NBA defense.
6th: Salt City Hoops. For the junkies, to be sure, but also a fantastically detailed read that kept my interest. It’s Andy Larsen breaking down what, exactly, each member of the current Utah Jazz roster has to do in order to improve for 2013-14.
7th: ESPN Los Angeles. Before you call D.J. Foster’s comparison between current Los Angeles Clipper J.J. Redick and late period, Boston-era Ray Allen “blasphemy,” ready his column. Short of a usage disparity, the numbers are right there.
8th: Forum Blue and Gold. Daniel Rapaport on looking forward to a Los Angeles Lakers season that could see the team finishing out of the top ten in the conference. Emphasis his. And mine, as well, sadly.
9th: Grantland. Zach Lowe wonders if it’s time to debunk one of the more ubiquitous defensive techniques of the post-Jordan era – giving up on offensive rebounds in order to steel a defense for an expected transition attack.
10th: Twitter.com/ProHoopsHistory. Via Curtis Harris, here’s a look back at the Zelmo Beaty-led Utah Stars winning the ABA title in 1971.

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