February 17, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Sometimes at an NBA All-Star Game, you will see something you haven't before. Though the lack of defense is always a given, some things are not. That came in a few forms last night at Madison Square Garden. Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook scored a record 27 points in the first half, eclipsing the mark of 24 in one half set by Glenn Rice in 1997 and Kyrie Irving last season. Westbrook finished the game with 41 points, leading the West to a 163-158 win. The record for points in a game, 42, was set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.
November 14, 2014 |
BRETT BROWN is no stranger to the game of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki. As an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, Brown has seen more Nowitizki exploits than he cares to remember, both during the regular season and playoffs. On Tuesday, with his 23 points, the 17-year vet from Germany surpassed Hakeem Olajuwon on the NBA scoring list to become the highest scorer born outside of the United States. His 26,953 points rank him No. 9 on the all-time list. He has scored 19,452 more points than the entire roster that will be available for Brown tonight when 76ers face the Mavs.
July 5, 2014 |
Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final contract for the 36-year-old German star. A person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million. New contracts cannot be signed until next Thursday. Nowitzki just completed a four-year deal worth $80 million. The 2011 NBA Finals MVP put off finalizing the deal until after the Mavericks met Wednesday night with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony.
November 19, 2013 |
DALLAS - The 76ers would rather not have lingering thoughts of Friday's 37-point road loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. They just want to learn from it and move on to their next opponent. "It's life in the NBA," said coach Brett Brown, whose squad has lost six of their last eight games. "You've got to back it up. We go down to Dallas. We've got to stay healthy. We've got to take care of our bodies. They are a good team. "You know we caught [the Pelicans] when they were hot. Ryan Anderson [who had game-highs of 26 points and six three-pointers]
May 17, 2013 |
CARMELO ANTHONY scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers in Game 5 last night. Reserves J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each had 13 points for the Knicks, who trail 3-2 and will need a victory tomorrow in Indiana to force a seventh game in New York on Monday. They are trying to become the ninth NBA team to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series. Anthony, who didn't make a basket in the fourth quarter of either game in Indiana, made a jumper midway through the final quarter last night after Indiana closed within four points.
February 28, 2013 |
ZACH RANDOLPH scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added 21 as the Memphis Grizzlies matched their largest comeback in franchise history, rallying to beat visiting Dallas, 90-84, on Wednesday night. Quincy Pondexter finished with 12 and Austin Daye added 10, all in the first half, for Memphis, which trailed by 25 points in the second quarter but stormed back to win its eighth straight. Gasol had 12 rebounds and Randolph 10 as Memphis outrebounded Dallas, 46-34. Shawn Marion led the Mavericks with 16 points, Elton Brand finished with 12 off the bench, and O.J. Mayo added 11, despite going 5-for-13 from the field.
February 25, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant was just a little better than Dirk Nowitzki in a spirited game befitting Western Conference leaders - not teams battling for ninth place in the Western Conference. Bryant had 38 points to win a scoring duel with Nowitzki, and Steve Nash helped beat his former team by scoring 20 points for the first time with the Los Angeles Lakers in a 103-99 win Sunday against the Mavericks in Dallas. Nowitzki, who missed the first 27 games following knee surgery, finished with a season-high 30 points and 13 rebounds in a game that had a playoff feel from the start, even though both teams still have plenty of ground to make up to even qualify for the postseason.
February 10, 2013 |
The Denver Nuggets won their ninth straight game with a 111-103 victory Saturday night over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. The Nuggets, who have won 15 of 17, are on their longest winning streak since posting 10 straight victories in 2005. Danilo Gallinari led Denver with 19 points, and Kenneth Faried added 17. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 26 points, but was plagued by foul trouble. The all-star guard picked up his fourth foul with five minutes remaining in the third quarter and went to the bench with the Nuggets leading by 72-61.
December 31, 2012 |
DIRK NOWITZKI grabbed a loose ball in the backcourt and started the fast break himself, pulling up for a three-pointer just like the days before his first knee surgery. The difference this time: The Dallas Mavericks star threw up an airball. Nowitzki will need more time to work his way back from a surgery that cost him the first 27 games of the season. Even then, it may not be enough to keep up with the San Antonio Spurs and their Big Three. Tony Parker had 21 points and nine assists, Manu Ginobili had several key baskets among his 20 points and the Spurs handed the Mavericks their sixth straight loss, 111-86, on Sunday night.
December 25, 2012
Danny Green scored 25 points as the San Antonio Spurs spoiled Dirk Nowitzki's season debut with a 129-91 rout of the visiting Dallas Mavericks Sunday. After missing the Mavs' first 27 regular-season games, Nowitzki entered with 6 minutes, 28 seconds left in the first quarter to a mix of cheers and boos. Nowitzki, who underwent surgery on his right knee Oct. 19, quickly picked up a rebound for Dallas and finished with eight points and six rebounds. Elsewhere: Carmelo Anthony scored 19 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to rally the host New York Knicks to a 94-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.