May 8, 2003 |
The day after the Detroit Pistons' Game 1 win over the 76ers in their Eastern Conference semifinal series, no one was more in demand than Arnie Kander. That isn't the best news for the Pistons, since Kander isn't a guard, forward, center or coach. His expertise lies in injuries. And the topic was the injured left ankle of Detroit point guard Chauncey Billups, who torched the Sixers for 24 points in 31 minutes of Tuesday's 98-87 Pistons victory. Kander, the strength and conditioning coach for the Pistons, was yesterday's most requested speaker.
May 8, 2004 |
The Detroit Pistons showed New Jersey they can do more than just play defense. Chauncey Billups had 28 points and a playoff career high 13 assists, Richard Hamilton scored 28 and the Pistons defeated visiting New Jersey last night, 95-80, to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal. Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is tomorrow night in New Jersey. Rasheed Wallace had 15 points and three blocks and Corliss Williamson had 11 for the Pistons. Kenyon Martin and Richard Hamilton had 19 points each for the Nets.
July 3, 2012 |
THE NBA free-agent period has begun — at least the discussing of contracts and the rumor mill part of it. And all the talk and rumor-mongering will continue to pile up and draw flies until the free agents can actually start signing on July 11. But to help out some of the teams, we've categorized a few of the restricted and unresticted free agents into groups that will make it easier for general managers to sort through. The "I was drafted before Allen Iverson" squad: Grant Hill (39)
July 17, 2002 |
The Pistons today will announce the signing of free-agent guard Chauncey Billups to a 6-year contract worth about $33.7 million, the Detroit Free Press reported. Last season, Billups enjoyed one of his best seasons, averaging 12.5 points, 5.5 assists for Minnesota, playing all 82 games. Noteworthy State police in New Jersey rejected a newspaper's request to turn over tapes of the 911 call made after a limousine driver was shot to death at the home of former NBA star Jayson Williams.
October 24, 2010
The 76ers' Andre Iguodala compares favorably with other NBA players in the same salary range who may be considered one step below elite. Here are their career averages, with 2010-11 salary in millions: Andre Iguodala, Sixers 15.9 5.8 4.6 26 $12.4 Josh Smith, Atl. 14.3 7.6 2.9 24 $11.7 Luol Deng, Chi. 15.8 6.5 2.2 25 $11.
February 12, 2006 |
TOP FIVE (Records through Friday.) 1. Dallas (39-11): Jerry Stackhouse is giving the Mavericks a huge lift off the bench. 2. Detroit (41-8): With Chauncey Billups a little banged up, the Pistons dropped two straight. 3. San Antonio (39-10): The Spurs are rounding into form at the expected time. 4. Phoenix (33-17): Can they hold on until Amare Stoudemire gets back? 5. L.A. Clippers (30-18): If Corey Maggette gets healthy after the all-star break, look out. Moving up: Washington (no defense to speak of, but the offense is clicking on all cylinders)
November 7, 2008 |
Allen Iverson will make his debut for Detroit when the Pistons visit New Jersey tonight. Nets point guard Devis Harris hopes his team is ready. "He's willing to sacrifice," Harris said of Iverson. "He's proven that he can still get assists, that he can be that assists guy. He still likes to get his shots up, though obviously that's one of the things that have to give if they're going to start him at the point. Playing pick-and-roll with 'Sheed' [Rasheed Wallace] and Allen, that's pretty much a nightmare.
May 6, 2008 |
Chauncey Billups scored 28 points, three on a disputed shot at the end of the third quarter, as Detroit got past visiting Orlando, 100-93, last night to take a 2-0 lead in the second-round series. Billups officially made a three-pointer with 0.5 seconds left in the third. The possession started with 5.1 seconds as Billups dribbled in the backcourt and it appeared to take 5.2 seconds according to replays the officials weren't allowed to use during a delay lasting several minutes.
March 17, 2009 |
J.R. Smith and Nene scored 19 points each, Chauncey Billups had 14 points and 10 assists and the Denver Nuggets extended their winning streak to three with a 121-96 win over the visiting New Jersey Nets last night. The Nets played without injured point guard Devin Harris (sprained left shoulder) and forward Sean Williams, who was arrested yesterday at a cell phone store in a mall in suburban Denver on accusations he got into an argument with a clerk and threw a computer monitor.
February 1, 2006 |
With New Orleans still recovering from Hurricane Katrina, the Hornets will play most of their home games in Oklahoma City next season. The NBA announced yesterday that the Hornets will play 35 games in Oklahoma City and six in New Orleans in 2006-07. Commissioner David Stern said in a statement the league remains committed to returning to New Orleans and is hopeful the Hornets will return there full time in the 2007-08 season. Last night's games Lakers 130, Knicks 97 NEW YORK - Kobe Bryant scored 40 points, despite making only one field goal in the second half, to lead Los Angeles over a frustrated New York.