January 23, 2012
The Celtics were missing one of their star guards when their game against the Wizards started, and then lost another in the second quarter. The way Paul Pierce was playing, it didn't matter. Pierce had 34 points and 10 assists to lead Boston to a 100-94 win over host Washington on Sunday. "Paul carried us," said guard Ray Allen, who left after jamming his left ankle in the first half. "The team, everybody rallied behind him. " Boston started without point guard Rajon Rondo, out with a sprained right wrist.
January 10, 2013
Paul George had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the Pacers held Miami to a season-low point total in an 87-77 win over the Heat on Tuesday night in Indianapolis. George made four three-pointers to get the best of his matchup with LeBron James, David West added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson chipped in with 13 points for the Pacers (21-14), who have won 11 of their last 13 games. It was the first time the teams had met since Miami beat the Pacers in six games in the conference semifinals last year.
November 25, 2012 |
Ray Allen took a pass from LeBron James and made a three-pointer with 18.2 seconds left, and the Miami Heat rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 1:52 to beat the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers, 110-108, on Saturday night. James finished with 30 points for the Heat, who remained perfect at home despite leading for only 2 minutes, 29 seconds. Hawks win 5th in row Jeff Teague had 19 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the host Atlanta Hawks won their fifth straight game with a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
January 13, 2014 |
THE DAGGERS came 3 minutes into the third quarter. They were more like electrodes, really, a couple of Brandon Jennings three-pointers that seemed to jolt the Detroit Pistons into the team whose size seemed destined to give the Sixers problems. For the first two quarters of play, Michael Carter-Williams and Evan Turner took turns penetrating from the perimeter for the Sixers and finishing at the rim. Throughout the last two, they were largely unable to navigate the thicket of arms and bodies that awaited their shots.
February 2, 2012
Brandon Jennings scored 31 points, including three three-pointers in a critical stretch of the fourth quarter, and Milwaukee beat visiting Miami, 105-97, Wednesday night for the Bucks' second win over the Heat this season. Jennings also had eight assists while Drew Gooden added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks, who have won three straight. LeBron James scored a season-high 40 points, including a highlight-reel windmill dunk at the end of his huge first quarter. James had 24 points in the first quarter, the most points any player has scored in a quarter this season, according to Stats LLC. Dwyane Wade added 23 points for the Heat, but it wasn't enough to beat a Bucks team that also recently knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers.
December 30, 2012
Brook Lopez scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets improved to 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo by beating the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-100, on Saturday night. Lopez followed his 26-point, 11-rebound performance in a victory Friday over Charlotte by shooting 13 of 20 from the field, making a number of timely baskets in the fourth quarter that the Nets ultimately needed to hold on. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 15 points for the Nets, who fired coach Avery Johnson on Thursday.
January 30, 2013
A person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that the Cleveland Cavaliers were exploring the possibility of signing 7-foot center Greg Oden, the former No. 1 overall pick who has undergone three major knee surgeries. He hasn't played since 2009. While attending Ohio State's game against Wisconsin on Tuesday night, Oden said he hopes to play next season. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers lost at home to Golden State, 108-95, as Klay Thompson scored a career-high 32 points for the Warriors, who were missing three starters - guard Stephen Curry (ankle)
April 23, 2013
San Antonio's Manu Ginobili, coming back from a hamstring injury, and Tony Parker each scored 18 points as the host Spurs dropped the Los Angeles Lakers, 91-79, in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series Sunday. Dwight Howard had 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Lakers, who failed to take full advantage of their inside presence, much to the consternation of the injured Kobe Bryant. While watching on TV, he tweeted: "Post. Post. Post. " "Yeah, that's what we did," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said about Bryant's tweets.
April 24, 2012
The Charlotte Bobcats are threating to steal the designation of "worst ever" held for nearly 40 years by the 76ers of 1972-73. John Wall had 16 points and 14 assists, Nene scored 18 points and Jan Vesely had 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting and the host Washington Wizards handed the Bobcats their 21st straight loss, 101-73 on Monday night. If Charlotte (7-57) loses its final two games, the Bobcats will finish with the worst winning percentage in NBA history at .106. The 76ers were 9-73 in 1973, or .109.
March 23, 2012
Paul Pierce scored 25 points to help the Boston Celtics snap the host Milwaukee Bucks' six-game winning streak, 100-91, on Thursday night. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Mickael Pietrus scored 13 points for the Celtics, who were playing their seventh game on an eight-game road trip. With Thursday's win, the Celtics improved to 4-3 on the trip. Brandon Jennings had 19 points for Milwaukee. It was the Bucks' home debut for Monta Ellis, who was acquired along with forward Ekpe Udoh in a trade with the Golden State Warriors last week.