May 6, 2012
James Harden scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder rallied for a 103-97 win Saturday night to sweep the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks out of the playoffs in four straight. The Thunder trailed by 13 points with 9 minutes, 44 seconds left before Harden scored seven in a row, and nine in a 12-0 run over the next three minutes. Oklahoma City finally took the lead, and kept it, after Russell Westbrook stole the ball from Dirk Nowitzki and passed to Serge Ibaka for a two-handed slam that made it 92-91 with 5:17 left.
April 3, 2012 |
OJ. Mayo passed up one three-pointer with the Memphis Grizzlies' lead dwindling in the final minute. He wasn't going to do it again. Mayo scored 22 points, including a key three-pointer with 17 seconds left, and the Grizzlies prevented Oklahoma City from tying for the NBA's best record by beating the Thunder, 94-88, on Monday night. "It was a good look. I had my feet set," Mayo said. "I just wanted to knock it down. " One possession earlier, Mayo was in about the same spot and passed the ball to Zach Randolph, who had to force a three-point attempt that hit the backboard and didn't touch the rim for a shot-clock violation.
March 15, 2012
* MISSING. 8 tonight, 6 ABC. ASHLEY JUDD and Kiefer Sutherland return to television tonight. Guess which one's playing Jack Bauer? Hint: It's not Sutherland. His character in Fox's "Touch" (9 p.m., Fox 29) which reruns the pilot first previewed in January before officially launching as a series next week, is an ex-journalist and the single father of a young son (David Mazouz) with whom he can't communicate. Judd, who left her last TV series, "Sisters," nearly 18 years ago to pursue a successful movie career, stars in ABC's "Missing," where she plays Becca Winstone, an ex-CIA agent and the mother of a somewhat older son (Nick Eversman)
February 22, 2012 |
MEMPHIS - The drought lasted too long and the deficit grew too wide. The 76ers started the game by missing 14 of their first 17 shots while allowing the Memphis Grizzlies to make 11 of their first 15. And no matter how valiant the effort was to overcome a deficit that grew to as many as 21 in the first quarter, there just wasn't enough time, or healthy bodies, to get the Sixers a come-from-behind win. Playing without Elton Brand, who...
February 22, 2012 |
MEMPHIS - It wasn't that long ago that the 76ers had the look of conquistadors on a quest in search of their next victim. Well, they still are searching, but what they are looking for has changed. After an 89-76 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in front of an announced crowd of 14,258 at the FedEx Forum, the Sixers are desperately seeking their offensive touch - and a few agreeable whistles from the referees wouldn't hurt - with one game remaining before the all-star break. It was the third time out of the last seven games that the Sixers (20-13)
February 21, 2012 |
MEMPHIS - The drought lasted too long and the deficit grew too wide. The 76ers started the game by missing 14 of their first 17 shots while allowing the Memphis Grizzlies to make 11 of their first 15. And no matter how valiant their effort was to overcome a lead that grew to as many as 21 in the first quarter, there just wasn't enough time, or healthy bodies, to get the Sixers a come-from-behind win. Playing without Elton Brand, who reinjured his...
February 3, 2012
Blake Griffin and Andrew Bynum have been voted to the All-Star Game, joining Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul to give the city of Los Angeles four starters. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant kept the West from being an entire L.A. story by earning a forward spot for the Feb. 26 game in Orlando, Fla. The Clippers' Griffin and the Lakers' Bynum are first-time starters, while Bynum's teammate Bryant earned his record-tying 14th consecutive nod. Paul plays with Griffin for the Clippers.
February 3, 2012 |
A LAWYER HAS entered a no-contest plea for Kyle Lowry in a bid for dismissal of a misdemeanor battery case alleging the Houston Rockets guard threw a basketball at a female referee and threatened her during a game at a Las Vegas gym last September during the NBA lockout. A court clerk said the 25-year-old Lowry didn't appear with his lawyer, Patrick McDonald, before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Eric Goodman. Goodman agreed to dismiss the case July 19 if Lowry completes 100 hours of community service at a battered women's shelter or a similar program, completes an impulse control counseling program and stays out of trouble for 6 months.
January 31, 2012 |
DWYANE WADE'S role as captain of the Miami Heat comes with certain privileges. For example, he can occasionally shake off calls from Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. Wade and LeBron James each scored 22 points, Mike Miller added 14 off the bench, and the Heat rode the strength of a brilliant 18-minute run midway through the game to beat the visiting New Orleans Hornets, 109-95, last night. The Hornets finished with only 25 rebounds, the lowest total in the NBA this season. James had 11 rebounds - more than any two Hornets - and eight assists for Miami, which had six players in double figures and outscored New Orleans 54-23 from the midpoint of the second quarter through the end of the third.
January 5, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - It certainly wasn't the blockbuster trade 76ers fans may be longing for, but it was a significant move, nonetheless. Fourth-year forward Marreese Speights, drafted with the 16th overall pick out of Florida in 2008, was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a three-team deal that also involved the New Orleans Hornets. The Sixers will receive the Hornets' second-round pick in 2013 and a protected second-rounder from the Grizzlies in 2012. The only way the Sixers will not get the Memphis pick is if the Grizzlies finish in one of the top four draft spots.