Report: James Dolan blocking Phil Jackson from firing Knicks personnel

Are Phil Jackson ad James Dolan clashing already? Well, that didn't take long. The New York Daily News reports that Phil Jackson, hired one month ago as President of Basketball Operations, is already clashing with owner James Dolan, as Dolan doesn't want Jackson to fire certain personnel. Just one m...

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Matt Moore
CBSSports.com, Senior NBA Blogger
1h

Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson reportedly got in fistfight before playoffs

Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson got into an intense fistfight the day before the Indiana Pacers’ first playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the bomb late Tuesday night, reporting that Turner and Stephenson got into a brawl and ...

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Larry Brown
LarryBrownSports.com, NBA Blogger
2h

Joakim Noah SUES Le Coq Sportif -- I Wore Your Crappy Shoes & You Screwed Me!

NBA superstar Joakim Noah has sued his former shoe sponsor -- claiming Le Coq Sportif makes TERRIBLE SNEAKERS that may have damaged his feet ... TMZ Sports has learned. Noah quietly declared war on the French company in a D.C. court back in November ... claiming LCS signed him to a 6-year $6 million...

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TMZ Sports
News and Updates
2h
Top tweets
Adrian Wojnarowski , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Column: After Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner scrap on eve of playoffs, Pacers finally take fight to Hawks. t.co/VSg9E8TmPG
@WojYahooNBA | | 3h | Score: 158
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Ben Golliver , BlazersEdge.com, Sportswriter
GIF: Drake vigorously lint rolls his pants during Raptors vs. Nets Game 2 t.co/2Vqk8XCmwB
@BenGolliver | | 10h | Score: 123
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BeyondTheBuzzer.com , NBA News and Updates
Report: Evan Turner was pulled out of practice by two Pacers after getting into fistfight with Lance Stephenson t.co/UITQX8ISkC
@BeyondTheBuzzer | | 3h | Score: 111
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David Aldridge , TNT, NBA Reporter
Playoff basketball. Both teams putting in work. Bulls make a big run, but Wiz showing a lot of heart.
@daldridgetnt | | 6h | Score: 82
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Nick Friedell , ESPNChicago, Bulls Beat Reporter
The Bulls made just four field goals in the final 12:16 of this game.
@NickFriedell | | 5h | Score: 73
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Pablo S. Torre , ESPN.com, Sportswriter
I fear that when Kirk Hinrich created himself, he misallocated his skill points into accessories.
@PabloTorre | | 5h | Score: 70
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Mark Medina , L.A Daily News, Lakers Beat Writer
Don't believe what's written about Mike D'Antoni. Lakers and Mike haven't met yet
@MarkG_Medina | | 5h | Score: 61
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
Kevin Garnett: "I don't know if you can say 'F*** Brooklyn' and then come into Brooklyn. So we're about to see what it's like."
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 5h | Score: 56
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Jeff Mangurten , Bulls Radio Producer
DJ Augustin's 25 points are the 5th most by a Bulls reserve in a Playoff game in the last 25 years.
@JeffGurt | | 6h | Score: 56
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K.C Johnson , Chicago Tribune, Bulls Beat Writer
Noah: "I love Kirk to death. He’s one of the best teammates I ever had, college or pros. That’s our captain. I got his back 150 percent."
@KCJHoop | | 4h | Score: 55
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K.C Johnson , Chicago Tribune, Bulls Beat Writer
This will be cool: Dikembe Mutombo here to present Joakim Noah his Defensive Player of Year award before tipoff.
@KCJHoop | | 8h | Score: 55
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
If this was a movie, the lights would dim and Derrick Rose would make his triumphant return right now.
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 5h | Score: 52
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Gregg Doyel , CBSSports.com, Sportswriter
I asked Roy Hibbert about his state of mind. He said Colts DE Robert Mathis called him, "got in my grill for 30 minutes." Says it helped.
@GreggDoyelCBS | | 8h | Score: 49
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Andrew Keh , NY Times, MLB Writer
"I don't know if you can say "F Brooklyn" and then come into Brooklyn, so we're about to see what it's like," Kevin Garnett said.
@andrewkeh | | 7h | Score: 45
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Sam Amico , Fox Sports Ohio, Sportswriter
First few days of #NBA playoffs as good as I can ever remember. And these #Wizards-#Bulls games no exception.
@SamAmicoFSO | | 6h | Score: 43
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K.C Johnson , Chicago Tribune, Bulls Beat Writer
D.J. Augustin has 22 points. Previous career playoff high was 16.
@KCJHoop | | 6h | Score: 42
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
Over the last five seasons, the Wizards were 117-277 and the laughingstock of the NBA. Now, they're up 2-0 in the playoffs. Incredible.
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 5h | Score: 41
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Jeff Mangurten , Bulls Radio Producer
Last time Bulls overcame a double digit deficit after one quarter to win a playoff game: Game 2 of 2005 First Round vs Wizards.
@JeffGurt | | 8h | Score: 41
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Ethan Skolnick , Turner Sports, Heat Beat Writer
Danny Ferry let Josh Smith walk to take 4yr/$54M deal & signed Paul Millsap at 2yr/$19M to replace. On that alone, deserves Exec of Yr v
@EthanJSkolnick | | 10h | Score: 40
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Latest tweets
Steve Simmons , Toronto Sun, Sportswriter
ICYMI The playoff arrival of DeMar DeRozan. Doing what superstars are supposed to do. My column. t.co/L3Fqacif12
@simmonssteve | | 7m | Score: 5
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Kurt Helin , NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
Tuesday NBA grades: Beal, DeRozan not perfect but good enough t.co/IneF8wamyM
@basketballtalk | | 36m | Score: 10
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Kurt Helin , NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
With two wins in Chicago, Wizards seize control over Bulls t.co/Kj5O0JL3WT
@basketballtalk | | 1h | Score: 12
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Kelly Dwyer , Yahoo! Sports, Sportswriter
Bulls lost and this was knocked out of my car, but at least I got to flip off Jay Leno's billboard twice on the ride. t.co/f1YrtvvbLx
@KDonhoops | | 1h | Score: 5
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Matt Calkins , The Columbian, Blazers Beat Writer
The Scouting Report: Houston Rockets, Game 2 t.co/QaxZgUBvAz
@blazerbanter | | 2h | Score: 1
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ThunderObsessed.com , News and Updates
But take that stat with a grain of salt. OKC was 4-2 after winning Game 1.. and look how that turned out. Thursday is gonna be fun.
@ThunderObsessed | | 2h | Score: 2
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Sam Smith , Bulls.com, Bulls Beat Reporter
Well, it's a fine mess the Bulls have gotten themselves into now. t.co/SfQeV3MZZN
@SamSmithHoops | | 2h | Score: 10
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ThunderObsessed.com , News and Updates
Oh, not so fun stat. When series is tied 1-1. OKC is 0-4 in Game 3's. Ties the old Syracuse nationals for worst ever in that situation.
@ThunderObsessed | | 2h | Score: 2
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Ben Golliver , BlazersEdge.com, Sportswriter
Report: Pacers’ Lance Stephenson, Evan Turner engage in ‘fistfight’ at practice t.co/6tF0mcnlxH
@BenGolliver | | 2h | Score: 10
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Ben Golliver , BlazersEdge.com, Sportswriter
Video: Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan throws down lefty dunk vs. Nets t.co/dwqd0iN6L5
@BenGolliver | | 2h | Score: 1
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Ben Golliver , BlazersEdge.com, Sportswriter
Video: Drake lint rolls his pants during Game 2 between Raptors and Nets t.co/GHOmM4ltcN
@BenGolliver | | 2h | Score: 2
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SI.com , NBA News and Updates
Report: Pacers’ Lance Stephenson, Evan Turner engage in ‘fistfight’ at practice t.co/a9xTXxWdKD
@si_nba | | 2h | Score: 3
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Matt Moore , CBSSports.com, Senior NBA Blogger
Report: Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson involved in practice fight before playoffs t.co/wbq2GT4428
@MattMooreCBS | | 2h | Score: 4
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Mark Travis , ButTheGameIsOn.com, Sports Reporter
We can talk about how Wall and Beal have grown, but the Wizards are down 0-2 right now without Nene. Incredible performances on both ends.
@Mark_Travis | | 3h | Score: 0
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TrueHoop.com , NBA News and Updates
New at HawksHoop: Wojnarowski: Pacers Wings Got in Fist Fight: Yahoo! NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski is reporti... t.co/VtuttO1FFT
@TrueHoopNetwork | | 3h | Score: 1
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Steve Aschburner , NBA.com, NBA Writer
Seeing Wizards grab 2-0 lead on Bulls in EC first round, I have one question: Where were these guys all season? t.co/OHNLjxTLt7
@AschNBA | | 3h | Score: 3
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BeyondTheBuzzer.com , NBA News and Updates
Report: Evan Turner was pulled out of practice by two Pacers after getting into fistfight with Lance Stephenson t.co/UITQX8ISkC
@BeyondTheBuzzer | | 3h | Score: 111
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BeyondTheBuzzer.com - NBA News and Updates
Report: Evan Turner was pulled out of practice by two Pacers after getting into fistfight with Lance Stephenson t.co/UITQX8ISkC
@BeyondTheBuzzer | | 3h | Score: 111

Turner and Stephenson fought on eve of playoffs.

So apparently things were (and are?) still pretty bad in Naptown. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Even Turner and Lance Stephenson had to be seperated from an actual fist fight on Saturday night. From the article Turner hadn’t been the first Pacer to lose his temper with Stephenso...

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Jared Wade
ESPN TrueHoop, Pacers Blog Writer
3h
Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Column: After Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner scrap on eve of playoffs, Pacers finally take fight to Hawks. t.co/VSg9E8TmPG
@WojYahooNBA | | 3h | Score: 158
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K.C Johnson
Chicago Tribune, Bulls Beat Writer
5h
Alex Kennedy - HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
Kevin Garnett: "I don't know if you can say 'F*** Brooklyn' and then come into Brooklyn. So we're about to see what it's like."
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 5h | Score: 56
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Mark Medina - L.A Daily News, Lakers Beat Writer
Don't believe what's written about Mike D'Antoni. Lakers and Mike haven't met yet
@MarkG_Medina | | 5h | Score: 61
Pablo S. Torre - ESPN.com, Sportswriter
I fear that when Kirk Hinrich created himself, he misallocated his skill points into accessories.
@PabloTorre | | 5h | Score: 70
Nick Friedell - ESPNChicago, Bulls Beat Reporter
The Bulls made just four field goals in the final 12:16 of this game.
@NickFriedell | | 5h | Score: 73
Alex Kennedy - HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
If this was a movie, the lights would dim and Derrick Rose would make his triumphant return right now.
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 5h | Score: 52
Sam Amico - Fox Sports Ohio, Sportswriter
First few days of #NBA playoffs as good as I can ever remember. And these #Wizards-#Bulls games no exception.
@SamAmicoFSO | | 6h | Score: 43
David Aldridge - TNT, NBA Reporter
Playoff basketball. Both teams putting in work. Bulls make a big run, but Wiz showing a lot of heart.
@daldridgetnt | | 6h | Score: 82
Jeff Mangurten - Bulls Radio Producer
DJ Augustin's 25 points are the 5th most by a Bulls reserve in a Playoff game in the last 25 years.
@JeffGurt | | 6h | Score: 56