Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns, Game 5

PBT Wednesday morning one liners

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This is amazing — a chart and video of every dunk and its score in every NBA dunk contest. Click that link and you will waste a lot of your day checking out old dunk contests. You know what, waste is not the right word… spend. Spend your day.

Marcus Camby will not be playing for the Blazers on their current road trip. If they get more games from LaMarcus Aldridge like they did Tuesday it won’t matter.

Rick Adelman is trying to figure out how to get Aaron Brooks going again.

Shawn Marion and Jason Terry may well continue to come off the bench in Dallas. Yes, that means Brian Cardinal starts, at least until Peja gets right.

John Salmons could be back in the Bucks lineup soon.

Maybe the poor play of Raymond Felton recently is the norm and his good play earlier is the outlier.

Jordan Farmar will not return from a strained lower back until Friday at the earliest.

Kevin Love blogs about Ricky Rubio and the All-Star game. Oh, and he’s sick of all the losses.

Wow, a Denver columnist standing up for Carmelo Anthony. And he’s right.

Kobe Bryant Tuesday became the seventh player  in NBA history to reach 25,000 points, 5,000 rebounds and 5,000 assists in his career.

The Pacers owner is saying Larry Bird’s job is safe for the rest of the season. Of course, a couple weeks ago Bird was saying Jim O’Brien’s job was safe for the season so…

DeMarcus Cousins pushes handsy Joakim Noah (video)

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Joakim Noah kept his hands on DeMarcus Cousins after getting called for a foul, and that – and/or the Kings heading toward their third straight loss – agitated Cousins into pushing the Knicks center.

Remember, Cousins and Noah have a history.

Aaron Gordon throws inbound pass off Marcus Morris’ back, scores (video)

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Aaron Gordon has backslid this season while playing out of his comfort zone at small forward, but there are still signs he’s progressing from great dunker toward great player – like this crafty inbounds pass off Marcus Morris‘ back.

Brandon Jennings sinks halfcourt shot after whistle (video)

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The NBA refuses to grant continuation when a player senses an intentional foul in the backcourt and launches a heave.

Fortunately, players continue to shoot anyway – which produced this fun Brandon Jennings non-basket.

Report: Kings forward Matt Barnes wanted for questioning after alleged New York nightclub fight

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Matt Barnes infamously fought then-Knicks coach Derek Fisher for dating Barnes’ estranged wife, Gloria Govan. Barnes even bragged that violence is sometimes the answer.

His self-earned reputation won’t earn him the benefit of the doubt over an incident earlier today.

TMZ:

Sacramento Kings star Matt Barnes is wanted by NYPD for questioning after he allegedly choked a woman inside a nightclub early Monday morning — and TMZ Sports got video of him right after the incident.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops got a 911 call to Avenue Nightclub after midnight, reporting a man assaulting 2 women and another man. We’re told things got physical when Barnes allegedly choked one woman during an argument — and when 2 other people tried to intervene … he punched both of them.

In the video, Matt and a teammate — it appears to be DeMarcus Cousins — are talking about the fight. The teammate is clearly heard saying, “Matt hit the s*** out this ni***!”

Barnes was also arrested for domestic violence against Govan in 2011. But she said the incident was blown out of proportion, and the charges were dropped.

The Kings have already played at the Knicks and Nets, so Sacramento doesn’t return to New York this season.