November 22, 2012
Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and the New York Knicks extended the undermanned Hornets' losing streak to four games with a 102-80 victory Tuesday night in New Orleans. Raymond Felton added 15 points, making five three-pointers for New York, which hit 14 as a team. Tyson Chandler grabbed 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who've won two straight since their first loss of the season and are 8-1 for only the third time in franchise history. The other two times, the 1969-70 and 1972-73 seasons, they won championships.
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.
December 31, 2015 |
We know by now that 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie is a difficult man to embarrass. If the dreadful play of his team over the past three seasons hasn't accomplished it, then very little else, including a public depantsing delivered by owner Josh Harris, stands much of a chance. Hinkie still believes in The Process, which makes at least one of him in the team's hierarchy. Harris had enough doubts that he hired a grown-up to act as hall monitor over the dubious plan, even though Jerry Colangelo will do his monitoring from the sunny climes of Phoenix with the help of Skype and associate head coach Mike D'Antoni, who will be his eyes and ears on the daily business of the franchise.
December 28, 2015 |
PHOENIX - Mike D'Antoni did his best Saturday to downplay his role with the 76ers. In his first official day on the job, the team's new associate head coach adeptly sidestepped a question about how much influence Jerry Colangelo had on his accepting the position. He made it a point to say that head coach Brett Brown is a great person and that he runs the show. As D'Antoni tells it, he's here only because of circumstances. "I found out that you can't play golf in the wintertime.
February 27, 2016 |
When Jerry Colangelo shakes someone's hand, he assumes that a mutual promise has just been made and that the promise will last forever. Talk to anyone who has known him long and well, and it becomes clear how much Colangelo, the 76ers' chairman of basketball operations, prizes loyalty. In 1968, for instance, after one year as an executive with the Chicago Bulls, he became the youngest general manager in the NBA, at age 28, when the league expanded to Phoenix and he joined the Suns. He brought with him Joe Proski, who had been the Bulls' athletic trainer and remained the Suns' trainer until 2000.
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.