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May 16, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Phoenix Suns kept the Los Angeles Lakers from reaching the NBA's Western Conference finals for the first time since 1981 last night, rallying from a 15-point deficit for a 106-103 victory. Kevin Johnson scored 37 points, including 14 in the final quarter, as the Suns won their Western Conference semifinal, 4-1, spoiling a 43-point effort by Magic Johnson. Kevin Johnson and Jeff Hornacek, who finished with 22 points, scored four each in the final two minutes. A drive by Kevin Johnson cut the Lakers' lead to 97-96.
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April 28, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 28 points yesterday, and the host Los Angeles Lakers continued their playoff roll with a 130-116 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the opening game of their Western Division semifinal series. The second game of the best-of-seven series will be played in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The Lakers, who ousted the San Antonio Spurs with three similar one-sided victories, scored at will in the opening 6 1/2 minutes, taking a 22-6 advantage. Dallas, playing less than 48 hours after eliminating the Utah Jazz, connected on only two of its first 10 shots.
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April 20, 2013
The first time Byron Scott was fired, Lawrence Frank took his job. Now, both are looking for work. On Thursday, Scott was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Frank was ousted by the Detroit Pistons. Scott was hired by the Cavaliers about a week before LeBron James decided that he wanted to leave Cleveland and join Miami. There is mutual interest between former coach Mike Brown and the Cavaliers for a possible reunion, espn.com reported, citing league sources. Frank was a Nets assistant when the then-New Jersey franchise fired Scott in 2004.
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May 24, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
James Worthy scored 28 points and Byron Scott 23 as the Los Angeles Lakers turned back a second-quarter rally and beat the Dallas Mavericks, 113-98, last night in Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference finals. Magic Johnson added 19 points, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 17 and A. C. Green 14 for the Lakers, the defending NBA champions, who led by 52-49 at halftime. Mark Aguirre, Rolando Blackman and Roy Tarpley scored 18 points each for the Mavericks, and Derek Harper added 17. Game 2 is set for tomorrow night, also on the Lakers' home court at the Forum.
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June 7, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
Was Michael Jordan taunting the Los Angeles Lakers during Game 2 of the NBA finals? Byron Scott says so, but Michael says no. "We noticed Michael taunting our bench," Scott, a starting guard for the Lakers, said after the Bulls beat Los Angeles, 107-86, Wednesday night in Chicago to even the best-of-seven series at one game apiece. "That's not something you do early in the series. "It got us upset and we'll be ready at home. " The Lakers canceled practice yesterday, so Scott and his teammates weren't available to expand on the comments Scott made Wednesday night.
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June 30, 2012 | Associated Press
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Byron Scott saw the similarities the first time he watched Dion Waiters play for Syracuse: The fearlessness. The explosiveness. The solid build. The killer instinct. "The first thing that came to my mind was Dwyane Wade," Scott said. But the Cavaliers coach wanted to make sure his eyes weren't deceiving him, that there were no tricks in the tape. So he viewed another 15 or so games, dissecting every aspect of Waiters' game. It was only then that he felt content with his conclusion.
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May 19, 1991 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer
What Magic Johnson did yesterday when the Los Angeles Lakers squared off with Portland was more than just great playmaking - it was art. The three-time league most valuable player took this opening game of the Western Conference finals into the palms of his hands and shaped it into a 111-106 Lakers victory. Johnson finished with 21 assists, but it was the volume of his feeds that carried the day, and their sheer effectiveness. "They double-team and I make the pass," said Johnson, who had seven assists in the pivotal fourth quarter.
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April 29, 1994 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There was a time when Byron Scott would have been the man the opposing team wanted to take the last shot with the game on the line. Back then, in the Los Angeles Lakers' wonder years, Scott was the least threatening among himself, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy. There were some learned experts who even called Scott a choker, a fainthearted player when the pressure was on. Last night, Scott, now a wily old veteran with the Indiana Pacers, launched a shot to make any of his critics gag. With two seconds left and the Orlando Magic focused on deadly bomber Reggie Miller, Scott drained a three-pointer to give the Pacers an 89-88 victory in the opening game of a best-of-five first-round NBA playoff series.
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March 15, 1990 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Johnny Dawkins can't pinpoint exactly when the Sixers' fans began accepting him as a replacement for Maurice Cheeks. Or even if they've begun to accept him. "Everyone likes Mo, but I think they have respect for me because I've shown I play hard and I'll play hurt," he said. "If I continue to do that, I may not win 'em all over, but I'll win enough over. " The cheers rolled in like telethon dollars last night as Dawkins matched his career high with 30 points and the skidding Sixers won perhaps their most important game of the season, 116-110, over the Lakers.
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June 7, 1989 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
They had jogged languidly through the NBA playoffs, loping undefeated through three series, hardly breaking a sweat, certainly never breaking down because of an injury. Then, on Monday, in a freak accident at practice, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled up lame in their run toward a third straight title. Coming down with a rebound, guard Byron Scott landed awkwardly and partially tore his left hamstring. He missed last night's Game 1 of the finals, and he will miss Game 2 tomorrow.
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May 21, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The New York Knicks sure didn't have the home-court advantage Tuesday at the NBA draft lottery. The Knicks, with the second-worst record, ended up getting the fourth overall pick, eliciting a collective groan throughout the city that never sleeps. The slide to No. 4 was a major story at the New York Hilton, where the lottery was conducted. Those visions of the draft's top two big men, Duke's Jahil Okafor and Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns, are likely now distant views for the Knicks.
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April 20, 2013
The first time Byron Scott was fired, Lawrence Frank took his job. Now, both are looking for work. On Thursday, Scott was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Frank was ousted by the Detroit Pistons. Scott was hired by the Cavaliers about a week before LeBron James decided that he wanted to leave Cleveland and join Miami. There is mutual interest between former coach Mike Brown and the Cavaliers for a possible reunion, espn.com reported, citing league sources. Frank was a Nets assistant when the then-New Jersey franchise fired Scott in 2004.
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November 28, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
ALVIN GENTRY and Byron Scott watched the same game Tuesday night, but the two coaches had vastly different reactions to what they saw. Goran Dragic scored 19 points, Michael Beasley added 15 and the Phoenix Suns took control late in the third quarter to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-78. Gentry was all smiles after his team scored the final 14 points of the third en route to winning for just the second time in seven road games this season. "We wanted to push the tempo a little bit," he said.
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October 17, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maybe it's because things are still new. Maybe it's because he is making his first trip as a professional to his hometown. Whatever it is, Wednesday's preseason game at the Wells Fargo Center against the 76ers is a big deal for Dion Waiters, a Cleveland Cavaliers rookie and South Philadelphia native. Waiters was the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft after his sophomore season at Syracuse, and his first professional homecoming, albeit in an exhibition setting, is something he has been looking forward to. "It's a special game for me," Waiters said in a phone interview.
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June 30, 2012 | Associated Press
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Byron Scott saw the similarities the first time he watched Dion Waiters play for Syracuse: The fearlessness. The explosiveness. The solid build. The killer instinct. "The first thing that came to my mind was Dwyane Wade," Scott said. But the Cavaliers coach wanted to make sure his eyes weren't deceiving him, that there were no tricks in the tape. So he viewed another 15 or so games, dissecting every aspect of Waiters' game. It was only then that he felt content with his conclusion.
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December 8, 2010 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
Before most games, 76ers coach Doug Collins comes from the locker room, walks onto the court, and a lovefest ensues. Collins has been around the NBA for close to 40 years, has built numerous relationships and earned the respect of nearly everyone. One of his most special bonds was formed with Byron Scott, now the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who visited the Wells Fargo Center last night. The two met when Collins was an assistant coach at Arizona State and Scott was a player.
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February 16, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Being generally acknowledged as the best player in the NBA isn't enough for Kobe Bryant. He keeps score by championships, and the Los Angeles Lakers guard has experienced a recent drought. Before Feb. 1, there was no foreseeable end to the Lakers' postseason struggles. But on that day, the Lakers acquired Pau Gasol in what many have called a heist from the Memphis Grizzlies. It's not quite Shaq and Kobe, but Gasol's arrival has made the Lakers a feared team in the Western Conference.
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April 29, 1994 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There was a time when Byron Scott would have been the man the opposing team wanted to take the last shot with the game on the line. Back then, in the Los Angeles Lakers' wonder years, Scott was the least threatening among himself, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy. There were some learned experts who even called Scott a choker, a fainthearted player when the pressure was on. Last night, Scott, now a wily old veteran with the Indiana Pacers, launched a shot to make any of his critics gag. With two seconds left and the Orlando Magic focused on deadly bomber Reggie Miller, Scott drained a three-pointer to give the Pacers an 89-88 victory in the opening game of a best-of-five first-round NBA playoff series.
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April 14, 1994 | By Frank Lawlor, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
By about the middle of the third quarter last night, the reasons to keep watching the Sixers fall weakly to the visiting Indiana Pacers were few. Diehards probably recalled the overtime thriller on Indiana's last visit, a long-ago highlight in this slow leak of a Sixers season. Others might have been intrigued by the Pacers' strengthening their chances of either holding onto a playoff spot or avoiding for the first time this decade that definition of mediocrity, a .500 record.
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March 30, 1992 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
When the 76ers won a miniscule 36 games in 1987-88, Charles Barkley chose the moments following a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at the Forum to say what he had been thinking for some time. He said the Sixers had a bad team. But after last night's Night of the Living Dread, a 117-88 loss to the Lakers in which the Sixers trailed by as many as 41 points, nobody needed Barkley to state the painfully obvious. The Sixers have a bad team. What else would you call a 31-41 team that now has dropped its last six games away from home, its longest road losing streak of the season?
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