April 23, 2008 |
What it is NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 7:30 tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Comcast SportsNet; WIP-AM (610). The 76ers lead the best-of-seven series, one game to none. The Sixers overcame a 15-point deficit midway through the third quarter to record their first-ever road playoff win in Detroit, 90-86, on Sunday. Andre Miller scored 11 of his 20 points in a 27-16 fourth quarter, and Reggie Evans came off the bench to contribute 11 points and 14 rebounds.
July 20, 2013
Charlotte is the home of the Hornets once again. The NBA unanimously approved Charlotte's nickname change from Bobcats to Hornets on Thursday at the league's board of governors meeting in Las Vegas. The original Hornets built a supportive fan base in Charlotte from the time they entered the league in 1988 until they moved to New Orleans in 2002. But the new owners in New Orleans have changed the team's name to the Pelicans. That opened the door for owner Michael Jordan to bring the Hornets name back to Charlotte.
January 7, 2005 |
Connecticut freshman guard A.J. Price will miss the rest of the season undergoing treatment for a blood vessel abnormality in his brain, the school said yesterday. Price had an intracranial hemorrhage in October and spent several days in critical condition at Hartford Hospital. He was cleared to return to classes on Jan. 18, but his doctor said the abnormality will keep him out of practice and games for months. The condition is marked by masses of abnormal blood vessels that grow in the brain and malform into a mass capable of bleeding.
February 20, 2002 |
Cincinnati jumped to a big lead against De Paul, took it easy in the second half and still cruised to a 17-point win. Bearcats coach Bob Huggins says that attitude will get them beat, sooner or later. "It's not time to get complacent. It's time to grind it out," Huggins said. Steve Logan had 22 points and nine assists, and reserve Jason Maxiell added 18 points on 9-for-9 shooting as No. 4 Cincinnati beat host De Paul, 79-62, last night. The Bearcats (25-2, 12-1 Conference USA)
January 22, 2004 |
Taquan Dean almost didn't make it into last night's game for No. 5 Louisville, but the Cardinals are glad he did. Dean, showing no ill effects of an injured groin, had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead host Louisville to a 93-66 victory over previously unbeaten and sixth-ranked Cincinnati last night. The Bearcats' loss leaves No. 2 Stanford (14-0) and No. 3 Saint Joseph's (16-0) as the nation's only unbeaten teams. Dean was in severe pain earlier in the day and Louisville coach Rick Pitino considered sitting him out. "When I lifted my leg this morning, I couldn't even run," said Dean, who went 7-for-14 from the field, including 5-for-10 from three-point range, in 38 minutes.
July 5, 2006 |
The Detroit Pistons are already moving on without Ben Wallace. A day after losing Wallace to the Chicago Bulls, the Pistons reached an agreement with free-agent center Nazr Mohammed yesterday, a person within the NBA told the Associated Press. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because NBA free agents can't officially sign contracts until July 12, said the team and Mohammed made an oral pact on a 5-year contract - with the final year being an option - that will pay him about $5 million next season.
March 13, 2003 |
Southern Mississippi picked the right time to end a losing streak to Cincinnati. Jasper Johnson scored on a tip-in with 3.8 seconds left as Southern Mississippi upset the Bearcats, 63-61, in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament in Louisville, Ky., last night. Greg Johnson scored 21 points for the 12th-seeded Golden Eagles (13-15), who snapped a nine-game skid to Cincinnati. Jason Maxiell had 17 points and 12 rebounds for fifth-seeded Cincinnati (17-11), the three-time C-USA Tournament champion, which had won six of its seven previous tournament openers.
January 5, 2008 |
The Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak thanks to an energetic performance by their bench players. Then they went home to prepare for another showdown with Boston. Richard Hamilton scored 22 points, Rasheed Wallace added 20 and the visiting Pistons won their 11th straight game with a 101-85 victory over the Toronto Raptors last night. Just as important was the performance of Rodney Stuckey, Jarvis Hayes and Jason Maxiell, who combined for 26 points. That kind of play from reserves is what makes this streak more special than other runs the Pistons have enjoyed, forward Tayshaun Prince said.
March 14, 2009 |
Richard Hamilton had 24 points and 16 assists, Antonio McDyess added 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the visiting Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors, 99-95, in overtime last night. Rodney Stuckey scored 17 points and Jason Maxiell matched a season high with 16 for Detroit, which swept the season series from Toronto for the first time since 1997-98. The Pistons have won 14 of their last 17 against the Raptors. Chris Bosh had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Jose Calderon added 20 points and 11 assists, and Shawn Marion had 18 points, but it wasn't enough for the Raptors, who have lost seven straight, even though they held an opponent below 100 points for the first time in 10 games.
January 31, 2009 |
Boston dominated Detroit early in each half and that was enough to keep its winning streak alive. Kevin Garnett scored 22 points, Paul Pierce had 20 points and Ray Allen added 14, leading the Celtics to an 86-78 victory over the Pistons last night in Auburn Hills, Mich. Boston has won 10 straight for the second time this season, accomplishing a feat the storied franchise hadn't done since the 1985-86 season when it won one of its 17 NBA titles. The defending champions are a league-best 39-9, thanks to the current run and a franchise-record 19-game winning streak earlier in the season.