February 14, 2013
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose said he is "far away" from returning from knee surgery. Sidelined all season, Rose has been practicing and traveling with the team. But in an interview with USA Today, he said he had no specific timetable for a return. Rose said he was not coming back until he's "110 percent" and added, "Who knows when that will be?" He said that it could be any day, within a few weeks, or even next year. Asked how close he is to 110 percent, he responded, "Probably in the high 80s. Far away.
November 15, 2012 |
THE BOSTON CELTICS like to have a lot of veterans for this very reason. With point guard Rajon Rondo on the bench after injuring his right ankle, Leandro Barbosa sparked a third-quarter run and ran the offense in the fourth as the Celtics held off the Utah Jazz, 98-93, on Wednesday night. "That's what we brought him in here for," said Boston captain Paul Pierce, who led the way with 23 points, including a pair of key free throws with 19.5 seconds to play. Reserves Jeff Green and Barbosa each scored 16 points for the Celtics, who won for the fifth time in six games.
October 19, 2012 |
THE MINNESOTA Timberwolves got a bit of good news Thursday when doctors told All-Star Kevin Love that he wouldn't need surgery on his broken right hand. The bad news is they still have to figure out a way to replace his 26 points and 13 rebounds a game for the next 6 to 8 weeks. Love said in a statement Thursday that he broke his right hand while doing knuckle pushups the day before in a prepractice workout. The injury means the Wolves will be without their two best players - point guard Ricky Rubio isn't expected back until mid-December at the earliest because of a torn ACL in his left knee - for the first month of the regular season, and possibly longer.
April 24, 2012
The Charlotte Bobcats are threating to steal the designation of "worst ever" held for nearly 40 years by the 76ers of 1972-73. John Wall had 16 points and 14 assists, Nene scored 18 points and Jan Vesely had 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting and the host Washington Wizards handed the Bobcats their 21st straight loss, 101-73 on Monday night. If Charlotte (7-57) loses its final two games, the Bobcats will finish with the worst winning percentage in NBA history at .106. The 76ers were 9-73 in 1973, or .109.
January 27, 2010 |
There's nothing like a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to lift the spirits during the dog days of an NBA season. That's a privilege given only to the reigning champions, and the Los Angeles Lakers had their moment with President Obama on Monday. It was a good substitute for a ho-hum January practice, and they promptly lifted their road doldrums last night with a 115-103 win over Washington. "Our overall energy was a lot better," said Lamar Odom, who scored 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting.
October 17, 2009 |
Channing Frye scored 17 points last night to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 115-113 exhibition victory over the 76ers in Phoenix. Amar'e Stoudemire, Jason Richardson and Leandro Barbosa scored 16 points apiece for the Suns (2-2). Marreese Speights collected 32 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers, who suffered their first preseason loss after four wins. Lou Williams scored 27 points. The Sixers will take on the Suns again tomorrow, with the game being played in Monterrey, Mexico.
March 19, 2009 |
Andre Iguodala had promised he would make the shot. A few seconds later, he fulfilled that promise. Iguodala's three-pointer at the buzzer late Tuesday gave his 76ers a 94-93 victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles, their most compelling win of the season. "I can't think of a better one," Sixers coach Tony DiLeo said. It was also perhaps the biggest shot of Iguodala's career. "This will be a shot I'm sure he'll never forget," DiLeo said. During the team's final time-out, Iguodala stood in the Sixers' huddle as DiLeo diagrammed the last play.
March 16, 2009 |
Jason Richardson scored 31 points against his former team, Shaquille O'Neal added 26, and the Phoenix Suns rang up the highest point total in the NBA this season in a 154-130 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Oakland last night. Matt Barnes, another former Warriors player, added 20 points and a career-high 11 assists as the Suns ended a five-game losing streak on the road and a four-game skid at Golden State. Leandro Barbosa added 21 points and Jared Dudley and Steve Nash each had 11. Monta Ellis scored 26 points and Corey Maggette added 21 for the Warriors.
March 2, 2009 |
Shaquille O'Neal scored 33 points and the Phoenix Suns overcame a 49-point performance by Kobe Bryant to beat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, 118-111, yesterday. Matt Barnes added 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Suns, without Steve Nash for the third straight game due to a sprained right ankle, beat the Lakers for the first time in four tries this year. Pau Gasol scored 30 for the Lakers, who have lost two in a row for just the third time this season. After his 45-point game against Toronto on Friday, O'Neal has consecutive 30-point games for the first time since March 5-7, 2004, when he and Bryant were dominating teammates in Los Angeles.
February 21, 2009 |
LeBron James scored 55 points, coming up just one point shy of his career high and putting together a stunning scoring flourish after halftime, as Cleveland beat host Milwaukee last night, 111-103. James scored 16 points in the first 2 minutes, 50 seconds of the third quarter, almost single-handedly turning a six-point halftime deficit into an eight-point Cavaliers lead. Clveland's 18-4 third quarter run began with Mo Williams' steal and layup, and the rest was all James. He banked in a jump shot, then drained long three-pointers on four of the Cavaliers' next five possessions.