May 6, 2015 |
CLIPPERS FORWARD Matt Barnes told Sports Illustrated that Allen Iverson taught him "how NBA players spend money in strip clubs" when they were Sixers teammates. Iverson, according to Barnes, would "throw $30,000, $40,000" at strippers "every time we went. " Iverson's reply was classic. "I don't know what Matt is talking about," he told CBS. "I was rich at 21, so ain't no telling what I may have done, but I know I ain't do that. " Stellar fight Floyd Mayweather's victory over Manny Pacquiao is out of this world, and we're not talking about the way the fight played out. HBO and NASA have partnered to have the fight made available to the crew of the International Space Station.
January 16, 2013
Rajon Rondo scored 17 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds on Monday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-89 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. It was Rondo's third triple-double of the season and the 26th of his career, including playoffs. Paul Pierce scored 19 and Avery Bradley added 16 for Boston, which won for a season-high sixth consecutive game. Hakim Warrick and Ramon Sessions had 16 points apiece for the Bobcats, who lost their third straight and their 23d in the last 25 games since opening the season 7-5. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 10 with eight rebounds.
December 27, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - No one is rushing to anoint the Los Angeles Clippers, who at 22-6 own the NBA's best record. They're not exactly impressed with themselves, either - despite a franchise-record 14-game winning streak. "It is still early in the season, and we have a lot to prove to the rest of the league," Matt Barnes said after he helped the Clippers' reserves outscore their starters in a 112-100 victory Tuesday night over the Denver Nuggets. No less an authority than Kobe Bryant is complimentary.
May 17, 2010 |
Barnes plays Despite back spasms, Orlando forward Matt Barnes started in the Magic's 92-88 Game 1 loss in the Eastern Conference finals against the visiting Boston Celtics on Sunday. The former Sixer ended up playing a total of 14 minutes in the first and third quarters, alternating with Mickael Pietrus and J.J. Redick. He had three rebounds and one basket. Debate team While they waited to play against the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference finals Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers passed the time in a war of words.
March 23, 2010 |
Luck, that's all it is. Before last night's 109-93 win over the 76ers, Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said it was "luck of the draw" that against the Sixers this season, his team has made three-pointers at the same rate some guys shoot free throws: a little more than half. In two previous victories over the Sixers, Orlando was 31 for 52 from beyond the arc; last night, Orlando finished 16 for 31 from deep. The long ball came in various forms last night - contested, wide open, off the pass, off the dribble - but each one brought the Magic (50-21)
March 12, 2010 |
Vince Carter had 23 points to help the Orlando Magic pull away early and cruise past the injured Chicago Bulls, 111-82, last night for a season-high seventh straight win. Matt Barnes added 14 points, and reserve Brandon Bass scored 13 in another blowout victory against a struggling team for the Magic. And one that was dealt a big blow. All-Star point guard Derrick Rose sprained his left wrist in a midair collision with Dwight Howard in the first quarter and didn't return for the visiting Bulls, the latest setback in a season that's quickly going sour.
November 26, 2008 |
LeBron James might never have an easier night at Madison Square Garden, whether he plays for the Knicks or not. James scored 26 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers quickly took a charged-up New York crowd out of the game in a 119-101 victory last night. Delonte West added 16 points and Wally Szczerbiak had 15 for the Cavaliers, who rang up their highest point total of the season and put seven players in double figures, showing they may have more help than ever for James, the NBA's leading scorer.
January 22, 2008 |
It seems as if a revelation surfaces every time the Indiana Pacers' Jim O'Brien coaches against his former 76ers team. On Dec. 19, his first appearance against his old team since being fired after the 2004-05 season, the Pacers won, 102-85, in Indiana. Before that game, O'Brien said that by December of his only season guiding the Sixers he expected to be let go after the season. Before yesterday's 110-103 win against the Sixers at the Wachovia Center, O'Brien talked about his fractured relationship with former Sixer Chris Webber, who was acquired Feb. 23, 2005, in a six-player deal with Sacramento.
December 27, 2006 |
And to think the 76ers could have re-signed Matt Barnes for a song. Barnes, a 6-foot-7 forward whom the Sixers let go after each of the last two seasons, showed his old team last night that it might have made a mistake. Barnes drained 7 of 8 attempts from three-point range as he scored 25 points to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 116-97 victory over the Sixers at Oracle Arena. The Sixers began a seven-game road trip, their longest of the season, with a dismal defensive performance.