May 8, 2012 |
BARON DAVIS has torn the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee, a potentially career-threatening injury for the Knicks' 33-year-old point guard. The Knicks said Davis will have surgery this week and is expected to be out a year after an MRI on Monday also revealed a partial tear of the patella tendon. Davis was hurt Sunday in the Knicks' 89-87 victory over Miami, crumbling to the court when his knee gave out as he dribbled upcourt on a fast break in the third quarter.
August 28, 2008 |
Golden State guard Monta Ellis will be sidelined for at least 3 months after severely spraining an ankle during an offseason workout, forcing the Warriors to start the season without the player expected to lead their revamped roster this fall. Ellis, who got a 6-year contract extension worth $66 million on July 24, sprained the ankle and tore a deltoid ligament while working out in his hometown of Jackson, Miss., last Thursday, said Chris Mullin, the Warriors' top basketball executive.
July 11, 2008 |
The Golden State Warriors acquired free agent Corey Maggette yesterday, signing away the Los Angeles Clippers' scoring leader. While the team would not comment on terms of the contract, a person with knowledge of the deal previously told the Associated Press that Maggette would be signed for 5 years at around $50 million. The 6-6 swingman is expected to be a good fit for Warriors coach Don Nelson's frenetic, fast-paced style of play. The 28-year-old former Duke star appeared in 70 games last season with the Clippers and averaged 22.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.01 steals in 35.7 minutes per game.
July 2, 2008 |
Baron Davis, who surprised the Warriors by opting out of his contract on Monday, has reached agreement on a multiyear contract to join the Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN.com reported. Davis was in line to make $17.8 million in the last year of his deal with the Warriors, but after telling the team that he wanted to stay, opted out at the last minute. Sources told ESPN.com Davis, 29, will receive a 5-year deal worth an estimated $65 million. Sources said the Clippers are expected to renounce the rights of Corey Maggette, who opted out of his deal, and quickly reach a verbal agreement to bring back Elton Brand, who also opted out of his deal.
March 1, 2008 |
The 76ers' modest two-game winning streak was snapped last night by a team that can score a bushel of points in a variety of ways. Showing dominance both on the fastbreak and from the perimeter, the Golden State Warriors ran and shot their way past the Sixers, 119-97, in an up-tempo game at Oracle Arena. The Sixers (26-33) won't get much of a defensive break tonight when they visit the potent Phoenix Suns. Golden State (35-22) entered the game leading the NBA in points scored (110 per game)
May 14, 2007 |
The Utah Jazz had seen enough of the Golden State Warriors' dominance at home. Carlos Boozer and the Jazz shoved and scraped to slow down the Warriors - and then Derek Fisher put a sweet finish on a victory that put Utah on the brink of the Western Conference finals. Boozer had 34 points and 12 rebounds last night as the Jazz handed the eighth-seeded Warriors their first home loss of the postseason, 115-101, to put Utah up 3-1 in their second-round playoff series. Fisher scored 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the surprising Jazz, who can clinch their first trip to the conference finals since 1998 with a victory at home in Game 5 tomorrow night.
May 12, 2007 |
From the first three-pointer to the last dramatic dunk, Baron Davis and his Warriors remained golden at home in the playoffs. Davis had 32 points and nine assists, Jason Richardson scored 25 points and Golden State stayed unbeaten in Oakland during the postseason with a 125-105 victory over the Jazz in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series last night, cutting Utah's lead to 2-1. Richardson hit four of the Warriors' NBA record-tying...
May 10, 2007 |
Even shorthanded, the Utah Jazz outran the Golden State Warriors. Derek Fisher missed most of the first three quarters because of a family illness, then scored all five of his points in overtime to lead Utah to a 127-117 victory over the visiting Warriors last night and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. The Jazz overcame the loss of rookie guard Dee Brown to a neck injury in the first quarter and had to rally to force the overtime after Golden State went on a 12-1 run late in the fourth quarter.
November 7, 2006 |
Don Nelson made a triumphant return to Dallas - barely, and in one of the wild finishes that remind him how stressful coaching can be. Baron Davis scored 26 points and Jason Richardson added 22, just enough for the Golden State Warriors to hold off the Mavericks last night, 107-104, in their new coach's return to his old stomping grounds. "I never expected this win," said Nelson, who came out of retirement late this summer to take over the Warriors. "I didn't think we'd be able to beat a good team at this point of the season, but I was wrong.
January 29, 2006 |
New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn said yesterday that the team should remain in Oklahoma City next season. "I think everybody's got to accept the fact that New Orleans is not ready for this coming season," Shinn said. "They're not ready, so we should play in Oklahoma City next year, and then start working and putting everything together to come back. " The NBA said that commissioner David Stern has planned to announce a decision on the Hornets' status by the end of this month.