February 25, 2013
Emeka Okafor had 17 points and 11 rebounds and made the go-ahead free throw with 5.2 seconds remaining to help the Wizards overcome the Houston Rockets' three-point barrage for a 105-103 win Saturday in Washington. Houston threw up 46 three-point attempts, the most in the NBA this season, and made 19. They hit 13 of them in the first half, one off the NBA record. Elsewhere: Ex-76er Andre Iguodala dished out 10 assists, scored 13 points, and blocked a pair of shots as the Denver Nuggets snapped a four-game road losing streak with a 113-99 victory over the host Bobcats.
February 10, 2009 |
Emeka Okafor had 19 points and 16 rebounds, Vladimir Radmanovic hit three fourth-quarter three-pointers in his Charlotte debut, and the Bobcats pulled away from the road-weary Los Angeles Clippers for a 94-73 win last night to snap a five-game losing streak. Boris Diaw and Raymond Felton added 15 points apiece for the injury-riddled Bobcats, who depended on Radmanovic 2 days after he was acquired from the Lakers. Despite not having practiced with his new team, Radmanovic hit two long jumpers in a 15-2 run that broke open a close game.
April 5, 2004 |
St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli planned to attend Saturday night's Final Four doubleheader at the Alamodome, but thought better of that idea. "I just couldn't go," he said yesterday. "I just think it would have been too uncomfortable for me. " Consider Martelli's decision part of his recovery process from the painful ending to the Hawks' wonderful season. Nonetheless, Martelli, who yesterday was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches as co-coach of the year with Stanford's Mike Montgomery, watched the games on television.
December 15, 2004 |
Emeka Okafor went to the free throw line with a chance to give the city of Charlotte some much-needed closure. The rookie calmly sank a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left in overtime to give Charlotte's new NBA team a win over its old one last night. Okafor's shots lifted the host Bobcats to a 94-93 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. It was the first meeting between the Hornets - who called Charlotte home for 14 seasons - and the expansion Bobcats, the team that replaced them after they fled to New Orleans at the end of the 2001-02 season, following a falling out with the city.
December 20, 2005 |
Ricky Davis scored 21 points and added seven assists last night night, and the Boston Celtics recovered from their worst loss of the season by beating the Golden State Warriors 109-98. Paul Pierce added 19 points and nine rebounds for Boston, which was coming off a 32-point loss to Chicago on Saturday. Marcus Banks scored 16 points in his first start of the season because point guard Delonte West was scratched with dizziness, following a mild concussion suffered on Saturday.
February 29, 2004 |
There was only one Connecticut player left to beat, one man who could stop the Villanova Wildcats from prevailing in the most exciting basketball game the Wachovia Center had hosted in a while. Desperate for some good fortune, Villanova more than held its own against UConn, outrebounding the nation's top rebounding team, often looking quicker and more precise, and causing all sorts of matchup problems for the eighth-ranked Huskies. There was only one more man to beat, though.
December 17, 2008 |
Tracy McGrady notched his fourth career triple-double and first this season, Yao Ming scored 32 points and the Houston Rockets beat the visiting Denver Nuggets, 108-96, last night. McGrady had 20 points and reached season highs in rebounds (14) and assists (10) for his first triple-double since last December. Ron Artest scored 20 points off the bench and backup point guard Aaron Brooks added 18 points for the Rockets. McGrady has been bothered by a sore left knee all season, but he looked as spry and energetic as ever.
December 24, 2008 |
Rodney Stuckey scored 40 points, topping his previous career high by 13, and the Detroit Pistons overcame an injury to Allen Iverson in a 104-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls last night at Auburn Hills, Mich. Stuckey helped the Pistons end a two-game skid and improve to 11-11 since Iverson joined the team. The star guard managed only five points, however, sitting out most of the second half with a groin strain. He shot 0-for-7 from the field and made five of six free throws, but had eight assists in 24 minutes.
January 12, 2004 |
Emeka Okafor had a hard time hiding a smile. That happens when you and your team play a game that has people throwing around superlatives and compliments. Okafor fell one blocked shot short of a triple-double and host No. 1 Connecticut put on one of the most impressive defensive displays of the season, knocking No. 6 Oklahoma from the ranks of the unbeaten, 86-59, before a raucous sellout crowd of 10,167 at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. "That's easily the best defense we played all year and we did it against a quality opponent," Okafor said.
June 23, 2004 |
Choosing an assortment of players with mostly low profiles and low salaries, the Charlotte Bobcats began stocking their roster last night by selecting 19 players in the expansion draft. Phoenix's Jahidi White, Chicago's Marcus Fizer, Sacramento's Gerald Wallace, the Los Angeles Clippers' Predrag Drobnjak were the most experienced players among the Bobcats' selections from the other 29 NBA franchises. Charlotte did not select any players from the 76ers. White, a 6-year veteran, will have the highest salary of any Bobcats player - $5.88 million.