March 11, 2013
J.R. Smith scored 24 points and the New York Knicks shook off the absence of Carmelo Anthony and the shock of Amar'e Stoudemire's needing more knee surgery to rout the visiting Utah Jazz, 113-84, on Saturday night. The Knicks learned earlier Saturday that Stoudemire will have right knee surgery that will sideline him about six weeks. But they still have plenty off the bench. Steve Novak scored 20 points. Elsewhere: Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each scored 18 and the Brooklyn Nets won their third straight game with a 93-80 victory over the host Atlanta Hawks.
May 6, 2013
David West scored 20 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks, 102-95, on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden. D.J. Augustin had 16 points for the Pacers, who built a 16-point lead while New York's Carmelo Anthony was on the bench in foul trouble in the third. Anthony finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Thunder top Grizzlies. Down by one in the final minute, Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher poked the ball away from Memphis' Mike Conley, springing Kevin Durant into the open court with a chance to put the Thunder on top. Durant sank a jumper with 11.1 seconds left for the last of his 35 points, lifting the Thunder to a 93-91 victory over the Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference semis.
December 15, 2014 |
After the 76ers set a new franchise standard for futility by losing 17 consecutive games to start the season, a loss to one of the NBA's elite teams may not seem like a big deal. But it's how they lost that pains the Sixers. They blew an 18-point, fourth-quarter advantage en route to suffering a 120-115 overtime embarrassment to the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "That is a cruel loss. That is a very cruel loss," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. The setback dropped the Sixers to 2-21 and extended their recent losing streak to three games.
November 2, 2009 |
Bat night No, it wasn't about baseball in San Antonio on Halloween night - it was a real, live flying rodent. A bat went flapping around the AT&T Center Saturday night and twice interrupted play before Manu Ginobili decided to end the sideshow. Late in the first quarter of what would eventually become a 113-94 rout over the Sacramento Kings, the San Antonio guard tracked the bat with his eyes, then used a long lefthanded swat that netted the creature and slammed it to the floor.
November 24, 2009 |
Rudy Gay scored 24 points, O.J. Mayo added 20 and Memphis beat visiting Sacramento last night, 116-105, sending the Kings to their fourth straight loss. Marc Gasol finished with 18 points and four blocks for the Grizzlies, who won for the fourth time in the last five games. Zach Randolph had 16 and Mike Conley added 11 points and seven assists. Rookie Tyreke Evans led the Kings with 28 points, connecting on 10-for-18 from the field, and Sergio Rodriguez had 16 points and seven assists.
April 2, 2013
Mike Conley drove for a layup with 0.6 seconds remaining, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to beat the visiting San Antonio Spurs, 92-90, Monday night for their third consecutive victory. The Grizzlies matched their franchise record with their 50th win this season, and they won their 12th straight at home. Conley finished with 23 points. Elsewhere: Devin Harris scored a season-high 25 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-94, to improve their chances of securing home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
April 15, 2007 |
Is Greg Oden leaving Ohio State for the NBA? Oden's father told a newspaper the 7-footer is turning pro, while the man who hopes to be Oden's agent, Mike Conley Sr., said last night that the decision had not been made. "No. Definitely not. Not to say he's not going to decide that - but, 100 percent, as of this moment, he hasn't decided," Conley, father of Oden's high school and college teammate Mike Conley Jr., told the Associated Press. "I talk to his mother every day, and I talk to [Ohio State coach]
August 4, 1992 |
Mike Conley thinks he's the best jumper in the world. Better than Mike Powell. Better than Carl Lewis. Better even than Michael Jordan. Last night, in the city where Christopher Columbus towers over the harbor, Conley might have proved his point. He nearly jumped off the end of the earth. Conley clinched the triple jump gold medal on his second attempt when he nearly ended up in the pit before his third leap and broke the Olympic record. But he wasn't through. He was rockin'.
February 7, 2007 |
Mike Conley Jr. scored a career-high 23 points and Greg Oden created havoc at the defensive end to lead No. 3 Ohio State past visiting Michigan, 76-63, last night. Conley was a constant for the Buckeyes (21-3, 9-1 Big Ten) as Oden battled foul trouble and sat out 8 1/2 minutes of the second half. The freshman point guard hit nine of 12 shots from the field, including two three-pointers, and made all three of his foul shots. He also had six assists, one steal and one turnover in 38 minutes.
June 24, 2007 |
It's the hardest position to fill adequately in the NBA, and that includes center. You can score and defend down low with power forwards, but finding a true point guard to run your offense and get his teammates not only open shots but also easy shots is almost impossible. There are a handful of prospects this year who might be able to handle that toughest of assignments. Here is a look at point guards available in Thursday's NBA draft. These rankings are based on conversations with pro and college coaches, NBA general managers, scouts and player personnel directors.