Thursday is Clippers-Thunder and we're all hoping for another "fight" to break out, as long as it doesn't cost OKC the game, but until then, here are your daily links.
With the Clippers game looming here's Anthony Slater's story on Blake Griffin's and Serge Ibaka's rivalry
One has shed the label of foreigner, endearing himself to the Thunder faithful. The other has become a local NBA villain, transforming into the face of a cross-country rival.
In the case that another scrum breaks out between LA and OKC, Blake Griffin might need someone else's help. Matt Barnes did not make the trip with the team and is out with a bruised eye.
The Clippers said Barnes has some swelling inside his retina, and that he is going to get some tests run soon. For now, the Clippers said Barnes has been told to get rest and that there is no timetable for his return.
Basketball could be such a great platform for healing and when a player steps up for a good cause, it really is awesome. Pau Gasol is donating $1,000 for every point he scores during Friday's game to Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines.
Now, one of the NBA's most charitable players will make his own donation based on his performance Friday. As announced on the charity website CrowdRise.com, Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol will donate $1,000 for every point he scores during his team's home game against the Golden State Warriors
During Wednesday night's game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets, Dirk Nowitzki passed Reggie Miller for 15th on the all-time scoring list. For as long as I can remember, Dirk has been one of my most feared players in the league. For a 7-footer to do what he does, it's just remarkable.
This also happened during the Mavericks-Rockets game. Sources tell me Chris Broussard just got Popovich'd.
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