January 21, 2006 |
Samuel Dalembert didn't hit the game-tying, overtime-forcing deuce. He didn't even score a point in the extra session. But the blocks he made of two shots by Memphis center Pau Gasol in OT were as responsible for the 76ers' 89-86 win last night as any play. When you're not known for your offensive repertoire, you relish any opportunity to affect the outcome of a game. "Someone like me doesn't get to touch the ball as much or get to score as much," Dalembert said. "It's a good feeling for me to touch it on the defensive end. " At first in overtime, Dalembert missed a 7-foot hook shot.
September 28, 2008 |
The 76ers will bring back former player and coach Aaron McKie as an assistant coach, according to a source within the organization. McKie, who was most recently released by the Grizzlies, will join a Sixers assistant coaching staff that includes Jim Lynam, John Loyer and Jeff Ruland. The Sixers are expected to make the official announcement on Monday. McKie, who graduated from Simon Gratz High in Philadelphia and then starred at Temple in the early 1990s, played for the Sixers from 1997 to 2005.
February 10, 2012
Pau Gasol blocked Ray Allen's putback attempt at the buzzer in overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers held on to beat the Boston Celtics, 88-87, in Boston on Thursday night. Gasol finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 17 rebounds to help the Lakers snap a two-game losing streak. Lin, Knicks are big in Asia The NBA said its Asian TV broadcasters had added Knicks games to their schedules after the emergence of Jeremy Lin, the first American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent.
August 11, 2016 |
So, that block. You saw it, right? You saw Dario Saric - 22 years old, 6-foot-10, the kid the 76ers have been waiting on for more than two years - rise off the Carioca Arena floor in Rio on Sunday night and bat away that baby hook by Spain's Pau Gasol at the buzzer, right? (By the way, that's Pau Gasol: 7 feet tall, six-time NBA all-star, two-time NBA champion.) Amid the slew of stories over the first few days of these Olympic Games, you saw how Saric preserved the most improbable and surprising victory so far of the entire men's basketball tournament?
November 15, 2005 |
Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to an 85-73 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers last night. Former Temple star Eddie Jones added 16 points for the Grizzlies and Mike Miller had 13 before being helped to the locker room with just under 2 minutes left after banging his right knee while scrambling on the floor for the ball. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 18 points and Chris Mihm had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Bryant turned in his second low-scoring performance after scoring 17 points Friday against the Sixers.
May 4, 2012
Danny Granger had 26 points and nine rebounds, Roy Hibbert added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the visiting Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic, 97-74, on Wednesday night to a take a two-games-to-one lead in the first-round series. The Pacers regained home-court advantage with the victory, riding good shooting early and building a 29-point lead in the fourth quarter. Spurs go two games up Tony Parker scored 18 points and the host San Antonio Spurs handed Utah its second-worst playoff loss in franchise history, beating the Jazz, 114-83, to take a two-games-to-none series lead in the first-round series.
December 8, 2012
David Lee had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 28 points, and the Golden State Warriors gave coach Mark Jackson a winning return to Brooklyn by beating the Nets, 109-102, on Friday night. Lee scored six straight points to break open a tie game midway through the fourth quarter, and Curry had 21 in the second half for the Warriors, who won for the fifth time in six games. Golden State improved to 2-0 on its season-high, seven-game road trip against Eastern Conference opponents, a game played not far from where Jackson became a New York City star.
April 18, 2014 |
THE LAKERS closed out their miserable season at San Antonio last night. Pau Gasol was courtside even though he couldn't play because of vertigo. Kobe Bryant was not. Bryant, of course, hasn't played since December because of a fractured left knee. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bryant and his family left for France either yesterday or the day before. Bryant has not attended every game this season. But, according to the Times, the Lakers were unaware he had left the country.
September 8, 2009 |
Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley and the team's staff met with Allen Iverson yesterday, moving closer to a deal to bring the veteran guard to the young team. "I want to help them develop a winner," Iverson said on Twitter on Sunday night. The meeting took place in Atlanta, where the 34-year-old former 76ers star has been working out with ex-teammate Eric Snow. The Grizzlies confirmed the meeting but declined to comment further. The Grizzlies finished 24-58, last in their division, last season.
February 8, 2002 |
Vince Carter will miss Sunday's All-Star Game after suffering a left quadriceps strain last night in Toronto's 80-74 overtime victory over visiting San Antonio. Carter, the leading vote-getter for the third consecutive year, was injured while driving to the basket with 1:31 left in the second quarter. He is expected to be sidelined at least 10 days and miss at least four Raptors games. Carter had 13 points and six rebounds in 20 minutes before the injury. "He reaggravated his left quad tendon," Raptors spokesman Jim LaBumbard said.