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.
July 28, 2012 |
LONDON - Andre Iguodala is competing in his first Olympics here. But he might have been able to play in 2004 and 2008, if he'd wanted to. Thing is, he wouldn't have been playing with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. He would have been playing against them. Iguodala's father is Nigerian. So he was invited to try out for - and in this case, "try out for" means "make" - the Nigerian Olympic squad. That team, which includes Penn grad Koko Archibong, will compete in these Games with nine American-born players on its roster.
March 14, 2013
Devin Harris scored 17 points, Ivan Johnson hit a key basket, and the shorthanded Atlanta Hawks shook off a 20-point third quarter by Kobe Bryant, snapping a three-game losing streak with a 96-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night in Atlanta. Bryant finished with 31 points, but made just 11 of 33 shots. He drove the baseline with a chance to force overtime, but he missed a jumper with three seconds remaining. Garnett, Pierce star Kevin Garnett scored 12 points, passing Jerry West for 15th on the NBA's career scoring list, and Paul Pierce joined him among the top 20 scorers in league history with 15 points as the Boston Celtics beat the visiting Toronto Raptors, 112-88.
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.
March 25, 2011 |
With the game slipping away against one of the NBA's worst teams, the Dallas Mavericks turned to their reliable fourth-quarter duo of Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry. Nowitzki had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Terry contributed 18 points, and the Mavericks rallied down the stretch for a 104-96 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night, giving Dallas 50 wins for the 11th straight season. Nowitzki and Terry combined for 19 points in the final quarter to help the Mavs win for the third time in four games.