December 23, 2007 |
There are about 25 NBA teams that would love to have the Phoenix Suns' "problems. " The Suns lead the Pacific Division, again, with an 18-8 record entering play Friday. They have three perennial all-stars in Steve Nash, Shawn Marion and Amare Stoudemire, and added another former all-star in Grant Hill for next to nothing last summer. They play the league's most entertaining style, at coach Mike D'Antoni's insistence, forcing tempo behind Nash's wizardry at the point. And Phoenix regularly sells out in front of an always-sympathetic home crowd at US Airways Arena.
March 18, 2012
Jeremy Lin scored 19 points to help the New York Knicks defeat the host Indiana Pacers, 102-88, on Saturday night and improve to 3-0 under interim coach Mike Woodson. Lin also had seven rebounds and six assists. Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire each scored 16 points and J.R. Smith added 11 for the Knicks, who won on the road for just the eighth time this season. The Knicks have won all three games by an average of 23.7 points since Woodson took over for Mike D'Antoni. Elsewhere: Chris Paul scored 12 of his 23 points in the final 2 minutes, 42 seconds including a go-ahead layup with 24.6 seconds left, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 95-91 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets.
January 24, 2013
The Atlanta Hawks snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 104-92 win Wednesday night over the Charlotte Bobcats. Josh Smith had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyle Korver added 21 for the Hawks, who led most of the way by a comfortable margin. Charlotte cut the lead to seven with 5 minutes and 40 seconds remaining, but that would be it. Howard leaving L.A.? In yet another setback for the sinking Lakers, word is that a disgruntled Dwight Howard may not be staying in Los Angeles.
April 10, 2013
The New York Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the visiting Washington Wizards, 120-99, Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory. John Wall scored 33 points for the Wizards. Elsewhere: The host Miami Heat, without injured Dwyane Wade or ailing Chris Bosh, saw LeBron James score 28 points in 30 minutes and Udonis Haslem add 10 points and 15 rebounds in a 94-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
August 30, 2011 |
SANTA ANA, Calif. - The FBI said former NBA player Javaris Crittenton has been arrested in Southern California to face a murder charge in a deadly Atlanta shooting. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Crittenton was taken into custody at about 8 p.m. Monday at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana after checking in for a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta. Eimiller says he was arrested without incident by FBI agents with assistance from the Orange County Sheriff's Department. She says he will be held overnight in police custody.
June 11, 2008 |
Vinny Del Negro has accepted his first head coaching job, agreeing to take over a Chicago Bulls team that went from 49 wins to 49 losses in a season and missed the playoffs after making the second round in 2007. Bulls general manager John Paxson plans to introduce Del Negro as the team's new coach at a news conference this afternoon, team spokesman Matt Yob said. Del Negro, most recently the Phoenix Suns' assistant general manager, had been interested in replacing Mike D'Antoni on the Suns' sideline.
May 6, 2008 |
Chauncey Billups scored 28 points, three on a disputed shot at the end of the third quarter, as Detroit got past visiting Orlando, 100-93, last night to take a 2-0 lead in the second-round series. Billups officially made a three-pointer with 0.5 seconds left in the third. The possession started with 5.1 seconds as Billups dribbled in the backcourt and it appeared to take 5.2 seconds according to replays the officials weren't allowed to use during a delay lasting several minutes.
May 13, 2008 |
Back to even, and back to Boston - with authority. LeBron James scored 21 points, jamming in a powerhouse dunk over a defenseless Kevin Garnett in the final 2 minutes, as the host Cleveland Cavaliers beat the homesick Celtics, 88-77, in Game 4 last night to tie the best-of-seven series at 2-2. Still stuck in a shooting slump, James dominated down the stretch and finished with 13 assists - four in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers held the Celtics to just 12 points in the final period.
December 21, 2009 |
What trade demand? New York Knicks president Donnie Walsh said he probably would begin discussions with Nate Robinson's agent, Aaron Goodwin, today about his request to trade the benched guard. But Robinson said yesterday: "I want to be a Knick," indicating that he would like to stay put. The trade request came after Robinson was benched for eight straight games by coach Mike D'Antoni. Evans wins it Former American Christian Academy star Tyreke Evans took matters into his own hands Saturday to end Sacramento's eight-game road losing streak.
March 11, 2006 |
Houston Rockets star Tracy McGrady could miss up to 5 weeks with another back injury. He has been sidelined with back problems three different times this season and missed a total of 15 games. The Rockets are 2-13 without McGrady. McGrady was examined yesterday in Los Angeles by renowned back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins. His latest injury is the result of a fall he took in the Rockets' win over Portland on March 5. Noteworthy Suns coach Mike D'Antoni was put in charge of the team's basketball operations.