December 26, 2012
The NBA's hottest team will be playing at home in Los Angeles - and it's the Clippers, not the Lakers. There's a Finals rematch in Miami, a holiday matinee in Brooklyn, Kobe vs. the Knicks, and the 20th anniversary of one of Michael Jordan's most memorable games in Chicago. Welcome to Christmas, NBA style. A five-game slate makes up the NBA's Christmas Day schedule, which this year comes with the additional bonus of not being the first day back after a lockout forced the cancellation of the opening portion of last season.
June 5, 2014 |
Larry Brown didn't sound like a coach who's in a hurry to get back to the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers have discussed reaching out to Brown, who coached the 76ers from 1997 to 2003 and led them to the 2001 Finals, about their vacant head coaching job, ESPN reported. During a telephone interview Tuesday, Brown did not discuss the Lakers, but he did offer some comments about coaching in the NBA that suggest he's not planning to leave Southern Methodist, where he has spent the last two years.
December 22, 2015 |
CLEVELAND - The 76ers' players are aware of the moves that are taking place in their organization. They've had conversations with coach Brett Brown about the additions of Jerry Colangelo (chairman of basketball operations) and Mike D'Antoni (associate head coach). Reserve point guard Tony Wroten said he realizes that sometimes change is good thing. Wroten, Nerlens Noel and Hollis Thompson are the only Sixers to endure all three seasons of tanking. "Obviously the organization is trying to help the situation," Wroten said Sunday.
November 1, 2008 |
In the visitors' locker room at the Wachovia Center, while his teammates pulled on their uniforms, Stephon Marbury, in black Converse and jeans, typed on his BlackBerry. From 2004-07, Marbury, the face of a failing New York Knicks franchise, started every game he played. Last night, coach Mike D'Antoni, who is in his first season with the Knicks, placed the 31-year-old Marbury on the inactive list for their game against the 76ers. In New York's first game, a 120-115 win over the Heat on Wednesday, Marbury was active but did not play.
December 3, 2012
Arron Afflalo scored 30 points, Glen Davis added 23 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic beat Dwight Howard in their first game against their longtime center, stunning the host Los Angeles Lakers, 113-103, on Sunday night. Howard had 21 points and 15 rebounds against his former team, but the rebuilding Magic rallied impressively for a 40-point fourth quarter for just their fourth win in 14 games, snapping a three-game skid. Orlando did it partly by intentionally fouling Howard, who went 9 for 21 at the line - including 7 for 14 in the fourth quarter.
December 27, 2012
Kobe Bryant engineered a second-half comeback to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks, 100-94, at the Staples Center on Tuesday and extend the Lakers' winning streak to five games while lifting them to .500. Bryant scored 34 points in his NBA-record 15th Christmas Day game, and Metta World Peace added 20 points and seven rebounds for the hosts while defending Carmelo Anthony, whose 34 points led the Knicks. The league's leading scorer, Bryant has topped 30 or more points in nine straight games.
November 13, 2012 |
JUST WHEN everybody thought the Los Angeles Lakers were getting back together with Phil Jackson, they switched course in the middle of the night and went with Mike D'Antoni. Pau Gasol read about it on Twitter, while Dwight Howard got a midnight message on his BlackBerry. They shared most Los Angeles Lakers fans' mix of surprise, trepidation and anticipation. "It has been crazy, but all this stuff will just make this team stronger," said Howard, who has been in a Lakers uniform for about 6 weeks.
December 22, 2012
New York's Carmelo Anthony and three others were thrown out of a foul-filled game, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Knicks for the second time this season, 110-106, on Friday night in New York. Knicks center Tyson Chandler and Bulls counterpart Joakim Noah were tossed after a fourth-quarter altercation, shortly after New York coach Mike Woodson was ejected following his second technical. Anthony finished with 29 points on 10-of-25 shooting, ending his streak of four straight 30-point games.
December 13, 2012 |
KYRIE IRVING scored 28 points in his return after missing 11 games with a broken finger, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 100-94 win over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, who dropped to a new low Tuesday night in a tumultuous season. Irving added 11 assists in 39 minutes and showed off his dizzying array of moves as the Cavs ended a five-game losing streak. Kobe Bryant scored 42 points and Dwight Howard, who attempted 22 free throws, had 19 points and 20 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to stop the Lakers from losing for the eighth time in 11 games and to a Cleveland team that came in with only four wins.
November 19, 2012
Kevin Durant notched his first career triple-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and a career-high 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Golden State Warriors, 119-109, on Sunday. The three-time NBA scoring champion has been trying to improve his floor game and reduce turnovers. He came in averaging four per game, fourth-worst in the league. He turned it over just twice in this one and pumped his fist after he set up Kevin Martin's three-pointer with 4 minutes, 57 seconds to play for his 10th assist.