March 31, 2013 |
CLEVELAND - The first time reserve guard Jeremy Pargo stepped on the court with the 76ers it was as an opponent, and what a night it was. Filling in for injured all-star point guard Kyrie Irving on Nov. 21, Pargo, in his first start of the season, posted a career-high 28 points in a 92-83 Cleveland victory. Pargo went on to start 11 games for the Cavaliers before he was waived and eventually signed by the Sixers. However, it was not his big night against the Sixers that Pargo wanted to talk about before Friday's game between the teams.
October 28, 2011
ALLEN IVERSON is still not worried about practice. Iverson announced the rosters for his Las Vegas Superstar Challenge, scheduled for Nov. 12 and 13, and was asked whether he would be practicing to get ready for the event. "I didn't come here to talk about practice," he said, laughing, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I'll have enough workouts to make sure I come here in shape and ready to play. " Iverson is hoping the tournament can serve as an audition to get him back in the NBA, but if the lockout ends, the event could be canceled.
April 17, 2013
Gerald Henderson scored 27 points, Kemba Walker had 23 points and a career-high 13 assists, and the Bobcats defeated a New York Knicks team playing without Carmelo Anthony and a few others, 106-95, on Monday night in Charlotte, N.C. The victory was the second straight for the Bobcats, who pulled into a tie with Orlando for the worst record in the league. The Knicks played only seven players, resting Anthony and others after wrapping up the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
May 15, 2013 |
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers guard and Philadelphia native Dion Waiters has been named to the NBA all-rookie first team and forward/center Tyler Zeller to the second team. Waiters, the No. 4 overall selection out of Syracuse University in last year's draft, averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists this season. Among all rookies, he ranked second in points, fourth in assists and fourth in steals per game. Waiters was joined on the first team by Portland's Damian Lillard, the league's rookie of the year, Washington's Bradley Beal, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Golden State's Harrison Barnes.
July 14, 2014 |
CLEARLY, you can indeed go home again, and if you are LeBron James, you dramatically change the entire power hierarchy of the National Basketball Association when you do it. The only thing close to the shakeup that James has caused by deciding to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers 4 years after he deserted them to take his talents to the Miami Heat was when Michael Jordan retired for the first time from the Chicago Bulls in 1993. "His Airness" put the basketball down for 1 1/2 seasons to pick up a baseball bat, but that did not kick off the domino effect that King James leaving South Beach has. In one heart-tug to return to his roots, James has reduced the Heat from a team that had gone to four consecutive NBA Finals and won two championships to one that very well soon could be preparing for the lottery.
February 13, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It doesn't matter to Andre Iguodala that almost one full month has gone by since the Charlotte Bobcats last won a basketball game. The only thing that matters to Iguodala and his 76ers teammates is that the Bobcats are next up. "That's the difference between us this year and last year," Iguodala said Saturday after the Sixers improved to 19-9 with a 99-84 victory over a Cleveland team that was missing starters Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejou. "Last year, we had a tendency to play down to the level of our competition.
February 15, 2012
Jeremy Lin did it again, this time leading the Knicks back from 17 points down and hitting a winning three-pointer with five-tenths of a second left. Lin's perfect run at point guard continued Tuesday night in Toronto's Air Canada Centre as the Knicks won for the sixth straight time, beating the Raptors, 90-87. The season-high crowd of 20,092 roared as Lin drained a pull-up jumper from the top of the key with half a second to play to give the Knicks their first lead since the opening quarter.
April 1, 2012
JR Smith scored 20 points, Carmelo Anthony had 19, and the New York Knicks shook off more bad injury news before beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 91-75, at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Already without Amar'e Stoudemire, the Knicks announced before the game that Jeremy Lin would have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and could miss six weeks. That leaves them without their second- and third-leading scorers as they try to hold onto a playoff spot.
December 17, 2012
LeBron James had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat never trailed on the way to beating the Washington Wizards, 102-72, on Saturday night. Bradley Beal scored 19 points and Cartier Martin added 18 for the Wizards, who beat the Heat, 105-101, in Washington on Dec. 4. This one went much differently. Consider: By halftime, Miami already had 50 points. Through three quarters, Washington still had only 46. Elsewhere: In New York, Raymond Felton scored 25 points, and the Knicks overcame Kyrie Irving's career-high 41 points and the absence of Carmelo Anthony to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-102.