October 18, 2012 |
Two-time all-star Kevin Love broke his right hand Wednesday in a morning workout with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks. Love broke the third and fourth metacarpals in his shooting hand. It is a crushing blow to the Timberwolves, who already will be without star point guard Ricky Rubio for what is expected to be at least the first six weeks of the regular season while he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
March 4, 2011 |
The 76ers will face one of the hottest players in the NBA, the master of the double-double, when Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Wells Fargo Center on Friday. Love has recorded double figures in points and rebounds in 48 consecutive games and is nearing the 51 recorded by Moses Malone. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the record of consecutive double-doubles is 227 by Wilt Chamberlain from Dec. 11, 1964, to Nov. 17, 1967. Malone had a streak of 50 consecutive double-doubles to end the 1978-79 season and another in the first game of 1979-80.
March 5, 2011
76ers Notes In addition to being a walking double-double, Minnesota Timberwolves forward-center Kevin Love provided some indirect inspiration to the 76ers. Love has 49 consecutive games of double figures in points and rebounds after doing it again Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. But he also served as an example in a speech that coach Doug Collins gave the team when the Sixers were at their low point this season. The Sixers were 3-13, and Collins told the players how disappointed he was in the start.
February 9, 2013
The Celtics' Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge that paced host Boston over the Los Angeles Lakers, 116-95, Thursday night. The Celtics improved to 6-0 since losing point guard Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury. Kobe Bryant scored 27 to lead the Lakers, who suffered their worst loss of the season despite the return of Dwight Howard after he missed three games with a sore right shoulder. Williams' knee surgery Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams had reconstructive knee surgery Thursday and will now begin a long rehabilitation period that could leave his status in question for the start of next season.
January 4, 2013 |
CARMELO ANTHONY scored 23 points, J.R. Smith kept up his surge with 20 and the New York Knicks snapped the San Antonio Spurs' seven-game winning streak with a 100-83 victory Thursday night. Steve Novak added 15 points and Tyson Chandler had 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Knicks. The Spurs' Stephen Jackson played just three minutes off the bench before spraining his right ankle when he took a shot then fell back into a waitress working the sideline in front of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
August 6, 2014
ACCORDING TO ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Sixers will be involved in the Kevin Love trade between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers. Windhorst, along with ESPN colleague Marc Stein, reported last week that a trade sending Love to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and a future first-round pick is widely regarded around the league as a "when" not "if" deal, with sources saying the Wolves and Cavaliers continue to discuss the prospect of bringing a third team such as the Sixers into the trade.
February 26, 2012
Utah's Jeremy Evans won the slam dunk contest at the NBA's All-Star Saturday night festivities in Orlando. Evans, who got into the competition as a replacement for injured New York guard Iman Shumpert, earned 29 percent of three million text message votes cast by fans. This was the first year that fans had total control of voting. Evans earned the win over Houston's Chase Budinger, Indiana's Paul George, and Minnesota's Derrick Williams. Evans dunked with a camera on his head, dunked two basketballs while jumping over a seated assistant, and then donned a Karl Malone jersey while dunking over mailman-dressed comedian Kevin Hart.
January 7, 2012
Even as Kevin Love emerged as an all-star last season and the best rebounder in the NBA, there were always murmurs about his limitations. Love couldn't create his own shot, the whispers went, and he struggled on the defensive end. Even the first 30-point, 30-rebound game since 1982 and 53 double-doubles in a row were qualified by doubters as good numbers on a bad team. So one of the big questions surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves this season was whether Love was worthy of a maximum salary extension.
January 19, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has named NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a global cultural ambassador. Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time scoring leader, will promote the importance of education, social and racial tolerance, cultural understanding, and using sports as a means of empowerment. "It's a great honor and I'm thrilled that they see me as the person that could get this done," he said in an interview. Assistant Secretary of State Ann Stock said Abdul-Jabbar will attempt to engage a generation of young people to help promote diplomacy.
August 1, 2012 |
LONDON - The U.S. men's Olympic basketball team needed a while but eventually put on the show fans came to see, beating Tunisia, 110-63, Tuesday night. Finally pulling away when coach Mike Krzyzewski started the reserves to open the second half, the Americans had six players in double figures and improved to 2-0 in the tournament. Krzyzewski insists he planned to start the second unit even before a lackluster first half, and said there was nothing bad about the Americans' performance.