Nov 23, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic power forward Glen Davis (11) battles for possession of a loose ball against Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (3), center Anderson Varejao (17) and power forward Tristan Thompson (13) during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

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“Not only has White failed to appear in an actual NBA game all season, but he has spent the better part of the year lobbying for some respect from the league and the Rockets. Now, here he is taking shots at one of the most valuable players in the league.”

 “It didn’t help that Kahn was unable to resurrect the struggling franchise on the floor, either. Minnesota finished at least 14 games below .500 in each of Kahn’s four years with the team, compiling an 89-223 record overall.”

 “The appeal of hiring Jackson is obvious. An 11-time NBA champion in 20 seasons as a head coach with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls, Jackson has the credibility a flailing organization like the Pistons desperately needs.”

 “The underdog Warriors, who open their second-round series against the second-seeded Spurs on Monday in San Antonio, were at their most thrilling — in good ways and bad — in denying the Nuggets’ bid to send the series back to Denver for a Game 7.”

“Noah spoke optimistically about his team’s chances, but the reality for the Bulls is that they still are not sure who will even be able to play Saturday night.”

 “And for you, Celtics. And Clippers. And everyone else in the playoffs not named the Miami Heat. Here’s your trophy. Orange wedges will be passed out later. We’re going to make some phone calls, too. No promises, but you might get your picture in the paper!”

 “If Curry and Klay Thompson keep shooting the lights out, even San Antonio’s much-improved defense won’t be able to do much. The injury to Tiago Splitter makes the Spurs’ front line vulnerable, and if Andrew Bogut keeps up his level of play from the first round, he’ll be a handful for Tim Duncan.”

“Instead of showing a sense of urgency to take care of business the past two games, the Knicks have been consumed with other aspects surrounding themselves.”

“Last year, the Clippers came back from a large deficit to beat the Grizzlies in overtime. That furious charge was lead by Chris Paul, who seemed to know what he was doing the whole game.”

“Jermaine O’Neal is interested in returning to the Portland Trail Blazers, 13 years after he was traded for Dale Davis during the 2000 season (a blast from the past, I know). O’Neal has re-established himself as a decent player in Phoenix after fading out of 2 injury riddled seasons with the Boston Celtics.”

“Although he missed 26 games due to a wide array of injuries, most notably a reoccurring ankle sprain, Bradley Beal still managed to finish third in this years Rookie of the Year voting.”

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