March 4, 2013 |
DAVID WEST scored 31 points and George Hill added 21, leading the Indiana Pacers past the visiting Chicago Bulls, 97-92, in a Central Division showdown Sunday night. Indiana has won seven of its last eight games, going 6-1 since the All-Star break, and holds a four-game lead over second-place Chicago. The Bulls were led by Marco Belinelli and Jimmy Butler, who each had 20 points for a team that was missing four key players with injuries. Chicago fell behind late in the first quarter and spent most of the rest of the game trying to play catch-up.
May 23, 2015 |
Scott McNeil worked diligently before the start of the 2015 golf season just so he'd have a chance to contend in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Middle-Amateur Championship. When he finished as the medalist in the May 11 U.S. Open local qualifier at Trump National-Philadelphia, he figured he'd have a decent chance. On a damp, raw day Thursday at St. Davids Golf Club, he found out he was right. McNeil, 29, kept his focus despite a pair of front-nine double bogeys and hit two big shots on the back nine that led to birdies, giving him just enough room to grab a 1-stroke victory in the 32d Middle-Amateur, the season's first major.
May 14, 2013 |
Michael Brown wasn't sure what to expect in Monday's qualifying round for the U.S. Open at Whitford Country Club, especially playing in the windy and unseasonably cold conditions. But the 40-year-old public-links player from Cheltenham had all facets of his game working for much of the day and earned medalist honors with a par 72, leading five qualifiers into next month's final stage for a chance to play in the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. With temperatures in the 50s and the wind blowing golf balls into Whitford's unforgiving rough, scores were high.
February 28, 2007 |
LeBron James scored 35 points, hitting two three-pointers in the last minute to finally put New Orleans away and the Cavaliers held on for a 97-89 win over the visiting Hornets last night. Before the game, James revealed he and his girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, are expecting their second child in June. David West had 25 points for the Hornets. In other games: At Indianapolis, Steve Nash had 25 points and 11 assists and Phoenix rallied from 18 points down in the third quarter to beat the Pacers, 103-92.
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.
March 28, 2013
J.R. Smith scored 32 points, Carmelo Anthony added 29, and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to five games with a 100-85 victory over the Celtics in Boston on Tuesday night. The win moved the Knicks into second place in the Eastern Conference, percentage points ahead of the Indiana Pacers. The Celtics, who could face the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs, lost their fifth game in a row and remained in seventh. The Celtics, playing their second consecutive game without Kevin Garnett, were led by Jeff Green with 19 points and Paul Pierce with 16. But they committed 20 turnovers, while the Knicks, who average the fewest turnovers in the NBA, had just eight.
January 5, 2007 |
Richard Hamilton gave the Detroit Pistons the driving force they needed with their All-Star point guard on the bench. Hamilton set the tempo by scoring 15 of his 27 points during one first-quarter stretch, and the Pistons hardly missed Chauncey Billups last night in their 92-68 victory over the New Orleans Hornets in Oklahoma City. "I think that our game plan coming into the game was to try to hit first more than anything. Be the aggressor. Don't be backpedaling," Hamilton said.
May 20, 2008 |
A title defense endures for the playoff-savvy San Antonio Spurs. Manu Ginobili scored 26 points, hitting four free throws in the final minute, sending the visiting Spurs to the Western Conference finals with a 91-82 victory over the New Orleans Hornets last night in Game 7 of their second-round series. Tony Parker added 17 points, including a crucial jumper in the final minute, as the Spurs held off a late rally to become the first team in the series to win on the road. The Hornets, who once trailed by 17 points, got as close as three with 1 1/2 minutes left.
May 16, 2008 |
The San Antonio Spurs' Big Three came through. Now they have to win one on the road to keep their title defense alive. Manu Ginobili scored 25 points, Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Tony Parker added 15 points in the Spurs' 99-80 victory over the visiting New Orleans Hornets in Game 6 last night. The win forced a seventh game in the Western Conference semifinals on Monday in New Orleans. Home teams are 20-1 in the second round. "Thank God we get to go back to New Orleans for Game 7," said Chris Paul, who led the Hornets with 21 points.
April 28, 2009 |
Carmelo Anthony scored all 26 of his points in the first three quarters, and the Denver Nuggets dismantled the host New Orleans Hornets, 121-63, last night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference playoff series. The New Orleans Arena was mostly empty by the end of the third quarter, when Denver led 89-50 on its way to the most lopsided playoff win in franchise history. It was also the worst playoff loss ever for the Hornets. "I wouldn't have thought that we would win by 58 points," Anthony said.