September 24, 2010 |
On Thursday, the 76ers traded veteran guard Willie Green and forward Jason Smith to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for big men Darius Songaila and Craig Brackins. Sixers coach Doug Collins said he broke the news to Green after his morning workout at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "It was tough for me because Willie was in the gym," Collins said at the team's annual media luncheon. "And he may be one of the best pros this franchise has ever had. . . . I brought him out and I talked to him to the team, with him, and just shared what I felt about Willie, and his little son was just crying.
July 9, 2011 |
His NBA future uncertain because of the lockout, 76ers free-agent forward Darius Songaila signed a 1-year, $1.5 million contract with Galatasaray in Turkey, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein. Published reports say that his deal includes incentives, but has a no-escape clause in the event the lockout ends, so he will play the entire season in Turkey. "Darius didn't play a lot of minutes last season in Philadelphia, and with the uncertainty surrounding the lockout, he wanted to make sure he'd play next season," Bartelstein told ESPN.com.
April 3, 2009 |
For the first time all season, the Washington Wizards fielded a starting lineup resembling the one envisioned when training camp opened last fall. The result: The team leading the league in losses beat the team leading the league in wins. In the closest thing they'll have to a playoff game, Gilbert Arenas and the Wizards recovered after blowing a 14-point second-half lead and ended the franchise-record 13-game winning streak of LeBron James and the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers with a 109-101 victory last night.
November 13, 2001 |
The Spartans still are enjoying the comforts of home. Aloysius Anagonye, Marcus Taylor and Adam Wolfe scored 14 points each and No. 15 Michigan State beat Detroit, 80-70, in the Preseason NIT last night to extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 45 games. The Spartans lost seven players who helped them advance to a third consecutive Final Four and win the Big Ten title for a fourth straight season. Three freshmen helped Michigan State's leading scorers, who must become go-to players after playing lesser roles last season.
December 18, 1999 |
Dave Odom has seen all the dunks and fancy offensive moves from Antwan Scott. The Wake Forest coach will now demand the entire package from his sophomore forward. Scott posted career highs with 15 points and nine rebounds as the 25th-ranked Demon Deacons held High Point without a basket for a 14 1/2-minute span in a 79-35 victory last night. Scott came into the game ninth on the team in minutes played, but will likely play a key role now with the loss of starter Darius Songaila, the team's second-leading scorer and rebounder, who sprained a ligament in his right knee during a fall under the basket less than a minute into the second half.
November 23, 2001 |
Kueth Duany's emerging inside game for Syracuse could prove to be a challenge to Wake Forest in tonight's championship game of the Preseason NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York. But the No. 18 Orangemen have their own challenge, hoping that Darius Songaila does not duplicate the heroics that lifted the Demon Deacons into the final. The Deacons advanced with a 62-61 win over No. 23 Fresno State on Wednesday night on Songaila's put-back basket of Josh Howard's miss with a little more than 1 second to play.
December 8, 2001 |
Justin Reed scored 17 points, including the winning basket on a three-point play with 24 seconds remaining, to give host Mississippi a 71-67 victory over No. 22 Memphis last night. Ole Miss (6-2) trailed for most of the second half until Derrick Allen got fouled on a layup and completed a three-point play to give the Rebels a 66-63 lead with 1:50 left. Camden High product Dajuan Wagner made a driving layup over two Ole Miss defenders to cut the lead to 66-65 with 1:38 remaining.
September 23, 2010 |
76ers President Rod Thorn announced today that the team has acquired forwards Darius Songaila and Craig Brackins from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for guard Willie Green and forward/center Jason Smith. "We made the move for these two players to add additional depth to our front court and to add out-court shooting, which was an area that we felt needed improving," Thorn said. "Songaila is a hard-working, veteran forward who will give us another option up front and Brackins is a rookie that we feel has a chance to develop into a very productive player at this level.
February 15, 2007 |
The 76ers played nothing but home games for the two weeks before the all-star break, hoping their six straight contests at the Wachovia Center could give them momentum and confidence heading into the rest period. The Sixers generated momentum, all right - all in the wrong direction. They lost their third straight game and fell to 2-4 on the home stand last night, shooting poorly and handling the ball sloppily to drop a 92-85 decision to the Washington Wizards in an arena about one-third full.
March 31, 2000 |
Wake Forest players hugged at center court, their midseason struggles a distant memory as they celebrated the National Invitation Tournament championship. Robert O'Kelley, the tournament MVP, made five three-pointers and finished with 19 points to lead Wake Forest to a 71-61 victory over Notre Dame in the final of the NIT at Madison Square Garden last night. "It feels great," O'Kelley said. "It feels really special for me - to come out here and play well and help my team win the championship.