February 20, 2013 |
JOE JOHNSON hit a tying three-pointer in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, and then his buzzer-beating jumper at the end of overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Johnson finished with 24 points, and Brook Lopez and Deron Williams added 19 each as the Nets snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Bucks dating back to March 30, 2009. Brandon Jennings scored 34 points to lead the Bucks. Ersan Ilyasova had 21 points, Monta Ellis added 18 and Larry Sanders 14. Jennings saw his short jumper go in and out with 15 seconds left in overtime.
June 29, 2010
1. Dwyane Wade 4. Dirk Nowitzki 2. Amar'e Stoudemire 5. Joe Johnson 3. Chris Bosh
January 8, 2012
Josh Smith scored 25 points, Joe Johnson and Vladimir Radmanovic each added 17, and the host Atlanta Hawks beat Chicago, 109-94, on Saturday night to snap the Bulls' six-game winning streak. John Lucas III had 14 of his team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter for Chicago, which never led. The Bulls, who dropped to 7-2, had been off to their best start since going 12-0 in 1996-97. Derrick Rose, last season's league MVP, scored eight points for Chicago - his lowest total since the Bulls took a 17-point victory at Toronto on Dec. 15, 2010.
January 16, 2013 |
LeBron James needs 18 points to become the 38th NBA player to score 20,000 in his career. If it happens Wednesday when the Miami Heat visit the Golden State Warriors, James (28 years, 17 days) will be more than a year younger than Kobe Bryant was when he got there at 29 years, 122 days. James would be the seventh-fastest to the 20,000 club, in his 726th regular-season game. Wilt Chamberlain needed 499 games, followed by Michael Jordan (620), Oscar Robertson (671), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (684)
January 14, 2008 |
LeBron James was ticketed by the State Highway Patrol for driving 101 mph on an interstate highway. The Cleveland Cavaliers star was cited in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 71 near Medina, Ohio, at 2:43 a.m. on Dec. 30 - his 23rd birthday. Cleveland attorney Colin Jennings filed a not guilty plea for James last week in Medina Municipal Court. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 11, the same day the Cavaliers are scheduled to play in Orlando against the Magic. Other details about the traffic stop were not available.
March 22, 2002 |
Reggie White wants to be your long-distance carrier. White, the retired Eagles defensive lineman, is the chairman of PromiseVision Technology Inc., an Oklahoma long-distance company that promotes moral, ethical and biblical values, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. In its pitch, the firm promises to contribute 15 percent of the customer's long-distance bill to the charity of his or her choice. On its Web site and in its promotional material, PromiseVision says several nationwide telecommunications companies promote pornography.
December 30, 2008 |
Mike Woodson couldn't remember another homestand in his 26 years as an NBA player and coach as long as the eight-game stretch his Atlanta Hawks just completed. The Hawks went 7-1, with their only loss to Boston. "It's huge," Woodson said. "I've never been part of a schedule that had eight straight home games. It can either help you or hurt you, and in our case it helped. " Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Hawks beat the visiting Denver Nuggets, 109-91, last night to close out the homestand with a long-awaited milestone.
January 21, 2009 |
Tim Duncan scored 27 points and Manu Ginobili had 26 before the San Antonio Spurs sat their stars early in a lopsided 99-81 win over the visiting Indiana Pacers last night. Tony Parker added 13 points for San Antonio, which ended the first half of the season in the familiar position of first in the Southwest Division. The Spurs have won three straight games and eight of their last 10. Duncan had 10 rebounds for the Spurs and didn't play in the fourth quarter. Danny Granger and Mike Dunleavy each had 17 points for the Pacers.
November 27, 2009 |
Dwight Howard had 22 points and 17 rebounds, Vince Carter added 21 points and the visiting Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks, 93-76, last night. The Hawks, attempting to tie Phoenix for the NBA's best record, dropped to 11-4, and they missed a chance to improve to 8-0 at home for the first time since 1993-94. Orlando, meanwhile, wiped away the disappointment of a one-point home loss to Miami on Wednesday with its sixth win in seven games. Atlanta, which has dropped two straight following a seven-game winning streak, blew a 14-point lead after Joe Johnson banked in a jumper to begin the third quarter.
November 9, 2005 |
On this night in Atlanta, Kobe Bryant recalled some of his younger days in Philly. Bryant scored 37 points, including two drives to spark a 14-2 second-half run, and the Los Angeles Lakers spoiled Atlanta's home opener, beating the Hawks, 103-97, last night. Bryant, who earlier announced that he and his wife, Vanessa, would be parents again, topped the 30-point mark for the fourth straight game and had 37 for the second straight game. On a night the Philips Arena game clock and shot clock rarely worked, the public address announcer had to call out the scores.