April 7, 2013
Deron Williams had 32 points and six assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 105-96 win Saturday night over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats. Brook Lopez added 19 points and backup Andray Blatche had 16 as the Nets completed a four-game sweep of the NBA-worst Bobcats. The win strengthened Brooklyn's hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference, moving them 11/2 games ahead of Chicago. Ben Gordon scored 27 points and Gerald Henderson had 22 for the Bobcats. Wizards run down Pacers John Wall scored 37 points in a display of speed and flair to lead the host Washington Wizards to a 104-85 win over the Indiana Pacers.
January 16, 2013 |
LeBron James needs 18 points to become the 38th NBA player to score 20,000 in his career. If it happens Wednesday when the Miami Heat visit the Golden State Warriors, James (28 years, 17 days) will be more than a year younger than Kobe Bryant was when he got there at 29 years, 122 days. James would be the seventh-fastest to the 20,000 club, in his 726th regular-season game. Wilt Chamberlain needed 499 games, followed by Michael Jordan (620), Oscar Robertson (671), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (684)
December 18, 2007 |
Florida State must pay offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher $2.5 million if he is not hired to replace Bobby Bowden, 78, as head coach in three years. However, Fisher would have to pay an equal amount to leave before then. Florida State released Fisher's contract yesterday after the West Virginia native was mentioned in published reports as a potential candidate to take over for Rich Rodriguez as Mountaineers coach. Rodriguez left West Virginia to take over at Michigan. All-American Tyler Hansbrough was listed as probable for North Carolina's game tomorrow night against Nicholls State after he suffered a concussion during Sunday's victory at Rutgers.
November 10, 2012
Andray Blatche had 15 points, Brook Lopez added 14 points and 10 rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets beat the host Orlando Magic, 107-68, Friday night. The Nets never trailed while snapping a 10-game losing streak to Orlando that dated to 2009. E'Twaun Moore led the Magic with 18 points, and Arron Afflalo finished with 12. The Nets dominated inside, with Lopez and Blatche pushing around Orlando's young front line. They also got a lift from their bench, with Brooklyn's reserves outscoring their counterparts, 55-18, for the game.
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 29, 2013
Deron Williams had 20 points and nine assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic, 97-77, on Monday night in New York for their eighth straight home victory. Brook Lopez scored 16 points and Joe Johnson had 13 for the Nets, who tied a franchise record with their 11th victory in January and can break it when they host the NBA champion Miami Heat on Wednesday. Elsewhere: David Lee had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 17 points before leaving with an injury, and the Golden State Warriors beat the host Toronto Raptors, 114-102..
February 12, 2013
Brook Lopez scored 25 points and the Brooklyn Nets opened the overtime session on a 9-3 run to pull away from the Indiana Pacers, 89-84, in Indianapolis on Monday night. The Nets won for just the second time in six games despite playing without injured guard Deron Williams. Joe Johnson added 17 points, and Reggie Evans had 22 rebounds. Elsewhere: Byron Mullens had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the host Charlotte Bobcats defeated Boston, 94-91, to snap the Celtics' seven-game winning streak.
April 24, 2013 |
CARLOS BOOZER had 13 points and 12 rebounds, Joakim Noah gutted his way through a foot injury to make three fourth-quarter baskets, and the visiting Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets, 90-82, on Monday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece. Luol Deng bounced back from a poor opener with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who became the first team to win a road game this postseason. Chicago held the Nets to two baskets in the third quarter to build a big enough lead to hold off a charge in the fourth.
November 30, 2012 |
RAY ALLEN'S three-pointer with 22.6 seconds left gave the Miami Heat the lead, and they held on to beat shorthanded San Antonio, 105-100, Thursday night to remain perfect at home this season. The Spurs played without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green, all sent home to rest in a move that raised the ire of NBA commissioner David Stern, who said San Antonio would be sanctioned for that decision. Still, the Heat needed to rally late. Down by one, LeBron James nearly lost the ball in the lane, then recovered and found Allen - who has already hit three late-game threes to help Miami win at home this season, all set up by the reigning MVP. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the decision to rest Duncan, Parker, Ginobili and Green was in the team's best interest.