April 4, 2012 |
It wasn't long ago that the 76ers were dropping a road game in Washington that had their followers wondering if the bottom had fallen out. If it didn't then, it almost certainly did Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center. With the fans booing late and often for most of the fourth quarter, the Sixers absorbed an inexcusable 99-78 beating at the hands of the Toronto Raptors. The Sixers (29-25) scored just 23 points in the second half and lost in embarrassing fashion. After scoring just 15 points in the third quarter, the Sixers were still within striking distance, trailing by just 79-71.
December 1, 2007 |
No questioning the Knicks' effort on this night. Jamal Crawford made the go-ahead basket with 28 seconds left, and New York erased a 17-point deficit last night to beat the visiting Milwaukee Bucks, 91-88. One night after they were accused of quitting during a 104-59 loss in Boston, the Knicks surged back in the fourth quarter to win for the third time in four games. Crawford and Zach Randolph led New York with 25 points apiece. Fred Jones provided a huge spark by scoring all of his 10 in the fourth quarter in place of Stephon Marbury, who had 13 points but left midway through the third quarter with a right shoulder muscle spasm.
January 31, 2008 |
The Toronto Raptors didn't have to wait long for another shot at Washington, and they certainly took advantage of it. Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points, Chris Bosh had 16 and Toronto used a big second quarter and a flurry of three-pointers to beat the visiting Wizards last night, 122-83. The 39-point margin of victory matched the biggest in team history, a 112-73 win over Atlanta on April 12, 2002. "They blew us out of the water," Washington guard DeShawn Stevenson said.
March 20, 2008 |
Vince Carter had a season-high 39 points and 10 assists to lead the host New Jersey Nets to a 125-117 victory over the Atlanta Hawks last night. Both the Nets and Hawks are 29-39 and five games behind the Sixers, who hold the No. 7 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Nets won the season series with Atlanta, 3-1, which means they would win the tiebreaker for the No. 8 spot if the playoffs started today. In other games: At Cleveland, LeBron James scored 30 points, moving closer to becoming the Cavaliers' top career scorer in an 87-73 victory over Detroit.
March 10, 2008 |
There were nights early in the season when the Raptors' Rasho Nesterovic didn't play at all. Rather than sulk postgame, the veteran center would head upstairs to the practice gym and run. Now, with All-Star forward Chris Bosh sidelined with a knee injury, that perseverance is paying off for Nesterovic. Nesterovic scored 17 points and led host Toronto to a 114-106 win over Seattle yesterday, the Raptors' fifth consecutive game without Bosh. "Rasho is a pro," Raptors coach Sam Mitchell said.
January 13, 2009 |
Paul Pierce scored nine of his season-high 39 points in overtime and the Boston Celtics beat the visiting Toronto Raptors for the second consecutive day, 115-109, last night. One day after Ray Allen's 36 points led Boston to a 94-88 win in Toronto, Pierce led a comeback from a 10-point deficit midway through the third quarter and carried the Celtics to their second straight win after they lost four in a row. Pierce also had nine rebounds, while Kevin Garnett added 20 points and 12 rebounds.
May 28, 2006 |
With the Toronto Raptors leaping up to grab the top pick in next month's NBA draft, the summer just got a lot more interesting. If the Chicago Bulls or Atlanta Hawks had gotten the first pick, they almost certainly would have taken Louisiana State forward Tyrus Thomas or Texas big man LaMarcus Aldridge. But the Raptors already have two young, promising frontcourt players in all-star Chris Bosh and rising sophomore Charlie Villaneuva. Toronto is a blank slate. New general manager Bryan Colangelo has cap room (more than $14 million)
March 30, 2009 |
Kobe Bryant wasn't feeling well, and it showed. Mike Bibby scored 21 points, including an improbable three-pointer off the top of the backboard, and the Atlanta Hawks took advantage by beating the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, 86-76, yesterday. The Hawks led nearly the entire way, bouncing back from consecutive home losses to two other elite teams, San Antonio and defending NBA champion Boston. The Lakers had won five straight, locking up the top seed in the Western Conference, but an ailing Bryant had just 17 points on 7-of-19 shooting.
November 11, 2012 |
TORONTO - Thaddeus Young, Jrue Holiday, and Nick Young scored 16 points apiece and the 76ers beat Toronto, 93-83, on Saturday night, their fifth victory in six meetings with the Raptors. Spencer Hawes had 12 points and 11 rebounds, Dorell Wright added 15 points and the Sixers won their third straight, with all three victories on the road. It's the first time the 76ers have done that since February 2003. The Sixers, who won, 106-100, at Boston on Friday night, knocked off another Atlantic Division opponent thanks to a huge second quarter that saw them turn a six-point deficit into a 19-point lead.
November 28, 2012 |
Goran Dragic scored 19 points, Michael Beasley added 15 and the Phoenix Suns took control late in the third quarter to beat the host Cleveland Cavaliers, 91-78, Tuesday night. The Suns scored the final 14 points of the third period to take a 71-59 lead they would not relinquish, sending Cleveland to its 10th loss in 11 games. Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao had 20 points and 18 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double. He came in leading the NBA in rebounding with a 14.7 average.