June 9, 2016 |
Former 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks died Tuesday in Philadelphia. He was 46. The cause of Rooks' death could not be confirmed. "It is with deep sadness and overwhelming grief that we mourn the sudden loss of my son, Sean," said Deborah Brown, Rooks' mother, in a statement. "Our family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this incredibly difficult time. " A 6-foot-10 center out of Arizona, Rooks played 12 seasons in the NBA. He averaged 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds during stops with the Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Hornets, and Orlando Magic.
December 1, 2015 |
BOBBY'S GROCERY in Point Breeze was a neighborhood fixture for 30 years. Bobby - Robert Lee Toomer - was one of the most popular figures in the South Philadelphia neighborhood. Customers loved him. He usually had a big hug for men, women and children, and a kiss for the kids and the ladies. The store at 20th and Federal streets featured hand-dipped ice-cream and if you had been a customer for any length of time, Bobby knew what you wanted before you could open your mouth. OK, one butter almond, one coffee, one rum raisin and two vanilla fudge swirls.
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.
April 8, 2013 |
DRIVING TO the basket in crunch time, Raymond Felton slipped and lost the basketball. All he could do was lunge back at it and bat it toward J.R. Smith as the shot clock ticked closer to zero. For the second straight possession, Smith beat the buzzer - this time with a three-pointer - and the visiting Knicks closed out a 125-120 victory Sunday over Oklahoma City. "He makes plays like that. He makes tough shots. Sometimes I think he likes to take the tougher shot than the easier shot.
March 26, 2013 |
RYAN ANDERSON scored 23 points, Brian Roberts doubled his career high with 18 assists and the New Orleans Hornets beat visiting Denver, 110-86, on Monday night, ending the Nuggets' 15-game win streak. New Orleans, playing without its starting backcourt of Eric Gordon and Greivis Vasquez, won its third in a row and was in control all the way. Roberts, a rookie making his second start, had 11 assists by halftime, two more than his previous best. Anderson was 5-for-11 on three-pointers, and the Hornets sank 14 of 25 threes as seven players scored in double figures.
February 28, 2013
Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points; J.R. Smith hit the tiebreaking shot with 1 minute, 10 seconds left; and the New York Knicks overcame Stephen Curry's NBA season-high 54 points to beat the Golden State Warriors, 109-105, on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Curry was 18 of 28 from the field, finishing one shy of the NBA record with 11 three-pointers, in a performance that had the crowd hanging on his every shot. But the Knicks finally stopped him with 1:28 to play when Raymond Felton blocked his shot with the score tied at 105. Elsewhere: Russell Westbrook scored 29 points, Kevin Durant recorded his third career triple-double and the host Oklahoma City Thunder finished a perfect three-game homestand by routing the shorthanded New Orleans Hornets, 119-74.
January 25, 2013 |
THE NEW ORLEANS Hornets are moving ahead with plans to change their name to the Pelicans next season, people familiar with the decision said. The people spoke to the Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets have not announced the name change. The people say that is expected to come Thursday, when club also will unveil the proposed new color scheme of blue, gold and red. Hornets owner Tom Benson has said since buying the NBA club last spring that he wanted a new name representing New Orleans and Louisiana.
January 17, 2013 |
WHEN 76ERS coach Doug Collins saw that his team's defense was pretty much making the game a shootout, he made the only adjustment he could. Instead of looking for defense, he decided to run with the bulls instead of trying to stop them. Down 18 points to begin the fourth quarter, Collins inserted recently shelved Nick Young. Looking for more of a defensive unit, Collins had pretty much relegated Young to the bench, not playing him at all in Saturday's win over Houston and sitting him for the first 36 minutes Tuesday.
January 14, 2013
Carmelo Anthony was hungry, and not just to end the Knicks' losing streak. He wanted something to eat. Anthony, struggling to keep his energy up while fasting for two weeks, snapped out of a slow start by scoring 18 of his 27 points in the second quarter, and New York ended its three-game skid with a 100-87 victory over the visiting New Orleans Hornets on Sunday. The all-star forward said that he hadn't had any meats or carbohydrates in 15 days, and that his body just felt "depleted out there.
December 27, 2012
The defending champion Miami Heat handed the Bobcats their 16th straight loss, a 105-92 pounding Wednesday night in Charlotte, N.C. LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists, and Dwyane Wade had 29 points and nine rebounds as Miami extended its winning streak to six. The Bobcats haven't won since Nov. 24. Elsewhere: Tristan Thompson's three-point play with 24.4 seconds remaining gave the Cavaliers their first two-game winning...