February 8, 2011
Who: Sixers (27-23) at Atlanta Hawks (33-18) When: 7 o'clock Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet/WIP (610-AM)
October 12, 2013 |
Playing in the same arena in which she led her high school to three state titles, Maya Moore poured in 23 points Thursday night to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the Atlanta Dream, 86-77,in Duluth, Ga., to win their second WNBA title in three years. Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve (La Salle), whose Lynx were unbeaten in seven playoff games this year, said before the game that her team did not want to return home to play again. "When we come back to Minneapolis, it's going to be for a parade," she said.
April 15, 2006 |
Matt Cullen scored the only goal in a shoot-out and the Carolina Hurricanes tied Ottawa atop the Eastern Conference with a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. Martin St. Louis, who has yet to put the puck in the net in the NHL's new tiebreaker, hit the post with his attempt in the third and final round to fall to 0 for 3. The Lightning missed a chance to extend their lead even further over Atlanta for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East, but did stretch it to three points.
August 8, 2011 |
THE HAWKS and Philips Arena will be sold to California developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo, but the NBA team will remain in Atlanta, a person familiar with the deal said yesterday. The deal, subject to the approval of the NBA, is to be announced today, the source said. The Hawks' ownership group, led by Michael Gearon Jr. and Bruce Levenson, also recently sold the NHL Atlanta Thrashers to a group that has moved the team to Winnipeg. The Thrashers deal was for a reported $170 million.
November 9, 2005 |
On this night in Atlanta, Kobe Bryant recalled some of his younger days in Philly. Bryant scored 37 points, including two drives to spark a 14-2 second-half run, and the Los Angeles Lakers spoiled Atlanta's home opener, beating the Hawks, 103-97, last night. Bryant, who earlier announced that he and his wife, Vanessa, would be parents again, topped the 30-point mark for the fourth straight game and had 37 for the second straight game. On a night the Philips Arena game clock and shot clock rarely worked, the public address announcer had to call out the scores.
May 19, 2011 |
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Daniel Sedin scored his second power-play goal of the game, and Chris Higgins and Mason Raymond added man-advantage goals in the third period for the Vancouver Canucks, who routed the San Jose Sharks, 7-3, on Wednesday night for a two-games-to-none lead in the Western Conference finals. Defenseman Aaron Rome also scored his first NHL playoff goal with 5 minutes, 30 seconds remaining as the Canucks poured it on late. The game turned when Kevin Bieksa scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway with 7:55 left in the second period.
April 1, 2014 |
ATLANTA - The 76ers' losing streak educated Brett Brown about his new surroundings. "I've learned that this city does have patience," the rookie head coach said of Philadelphia. "I'm proud of the city. " Philadelphia's sports fans may still take a beating in the national media, but they have shown tolerance while the Sixers (16-57) sacrifice wins in pursuit of a top lottery pick in June's draft. That support did not seem to waver as the Sixers matched the record for consecutive losses by a U.S. professional team with 26. The Sixers ended the slump Saturday night with a 123-98 win at the Wells Fargo Center.
November 16, 2013 |
ATLANTA - The big question is: Will James Anderson do it again? The 76ers shooting guard will get his first opportunity Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. And if Anderson does it here, the Sixers (5-4) should handle the Hawks (4-4). The 6-foot-6, 215-pounder scored a career-high 36 points in Wednesday's 123-117 overtime victory against the Houston Rockets. It was the most points by a Sixer since Willie Green scored 37 against the Toronto Raptors on April 18, 2007.
July 21, 2003 |
He has lived with a tenuous job status for months, and the only reprieve for Terry Stotts is when he is on the court, teaching the game of basketball. It is then that the interim head coach of the Atlanta Hawks doesn't have to worry about reading the want ads. There is nothing more that Stotts would like to do than shed the interim tag. He works for a team that is about to be sold, and where Stotts lands is anybody's guess, including his. If he has his say, he'll remain the coach of the Hawks, a downtrodden team that is coming off a 35-47 season and certainly has not been aided by the current state of uncertain affairs.
July 9, 2007 |
An upset of the top-seeded Dallas Desperadoes opened a window of opportunity for the Soul to play host to the Arena League National Conference championship game. The Georgia Force quickly shut it last night, eliminating the Soul, 65-39, before 11,225 at Philips Arena. Georgia (15-2) will play host to Columbus (9-9) for an ArenaBowl berth on Saturday. Philadelphia finishes 9-9 with its second straight divisional-round elimination. With Dallas out of the picture after its 66-59 loss to Columbus on Saturday, all the Soul had to do was beat a Georgia team that went undefeated at home during the 2007 regular season, putting up 50 points or more each time.