March 10, 2013
Deron Williams made an NBA-record nine three-pointers in the first half, finished with 11, and scored a season-high 42 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 95-78 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night in New York. Williams made his first eight shots behind the arc, became the first player in a decade to match the opposing team's score in the first half, and was one shy of the NBA record of 12 threes as the Nets opened a huge early lead and coasted. He missed with 1 minute, 8 seconds left, leaving him one shy of the record shared by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.
March 7, 2013 |
THE INDIANA PACERS lost the lead, then lost sight of Jeff Green. Kevin Garnett found Green all alone under the basket for a layup with 0.5 seconds remaining to finish off a fourth-quarter comeback from 14 points down, and the visiting Boston Celtics beat the Pacers, 83-81, on Wednesday night. "Happy it went in," Green said. "Great pass by Garnett. Great execution by us. Good draw up by Doc [Rivers]. We have found ways to win. The trust is there now. Guys are giving what Doc wants.
March 4, 2013 |
DAVID WEST scored 31 points and George Hill added 21, leading the Indiana Pacers past the visiting Chicago Bulls, 97-92, in a Central Division showdown Sunday night. Indiana has won seven of its last eight games, going 6-1 since the All-Star break, and holds a four-game lead over second-place Chicago. The Bulls were led by Marco Belinelli and Jimmy Butler, who each had 20 points for a team that was missing four key players with injuries. Chicago fell behind late in the first quarter and spent most of the rest of the game trying to play catch-up.
March 2, 2013
Chris Paul scored 29 points and Jamal Crawford added 23 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the host Indiana Pacers, 99-91, Thursday night. David West's 22 points led five players in double figures for Indiana. The Clippers held a 49-47 lead at halftime, and extended the advantage to 76-69 after three quarters. The Clippers have now won three straight. Wall 'in a funk' Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton said John Wall is "in a funk right now. " The Wizards' franchise player hasn't been shooting well and has been turning the ball over at an alarming rate over the last few games.
March 1, 2013 |
CHRIS PAUL scored 29 points, while Blake Griffin finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the visiting Los Angeles Clippers hold off Indiana's late charge for a 99-91 victory Thursday. The Clippers have won three straight and seven of their past eight. David West led the Pacers with 22 points, while All-Star Paul George had 20 points and five assists. Danny Granger finished with a season-high 12 points. But without the suspended Roy Hibbert, the Pacers barely resembled the team that had won five straight by an average margin of 23.8 points.
February 28, 2013
Indiana center Roy Hibbert was ejected and four other players received technical fouls Tuesday night after a skirmish between the Pacers and the visiting Golden State Warriors spilled into the seats behind the baseline. The Warriors' David Lee, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson also were called for technicals, along with Indiana forward David West. It began when Lee and Hibbert exchanged shoves under the basket after a missed shot with 6 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
February 21, 2013
Indiana's Paul George scored 27 points as the Pacers powered their way closer to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 125-91 home win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. The Pacers shot 53 percent from the field, scored a season high in points, and had a season-best 28 assists to score their largest margin of victory this season, hand New York its worst loss, and pull within a half-game of the Knicks for second place in the East. The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, the league's No. 2 scorer, finished with 15 points on just 7-for-21 shooting.
February 12, 2013
Brook Lopez scored 25 points and the Brooklyn Nets opened the overtime session on a 9-3 run to pull away from the Indiana Pacers, 89-84, in Indianapolis on Monday night. The Nets won for just the second time in six games despite playing without injured guard Deron Williams. Joe Johnson added 17 points, and Reggie Evans had 22 rebounds. Elsewhere: Byron Mullens had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the host Charlotte Bobcats defeated Boston, 94-91, to snap the Celtics' seven-game winning streak.
February 8, 2013 |
FOR MOST of this season, trying to find his team's identity has been like trying to grab a handful of water for 76ers coach Doug Collins. With a roster missing the expected center for the whole campaign so far and a slew of new faces and a lineup continually changing because of injuries, continuity cannot be used to describe Collins' club. It was never more evident than Wednesday. Though they had won four of their previous five games, the Sixers were without Thaddeus Young, who will miss at least 3 weeks with a strained left hamstring.
February 4, 2013 |
In what might be the first step in removing Billy Hunter as boss of the NBA players union, the executive committee has put the executive director on indefinite leave. The action was announced in a statement Friday, two weeks after a report commissioned by the committee criticized Hunter's decisions and business practices. Hunter's attorney, Thomas Ashley, said his client will fight the allegations. "I am deeply troubled by the lack of fundamental fairness shown my client by a group whose authority to take such action is highly questionable," Ashley said in a statement.