June 19, 2013 |
MIAMI - LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a three-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime, and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. James missed nine of his first 12 shots, but scored 16 points in the fourth to rally the Heat from a 10-point deficit. The Heat trailed by 94-89 with 28 seconds to play, but James hit a three with 20 seconds to go and Allen drilled another to tie it. James' layup with one minute, 4 seconds to play in overtime gave the Heat a 101-100 lead, and Allen added two free throws to force Game 7, which is Thursday night in Miami.
July 8, 2012 |
MIAMI - Ray Allen, the NBA record holder for three- point goals, told the Miami Heat he intends to accept their contract offer and leave Boston after five seasons. Allen made the move Friday night, even though the Celtics could pay him about twice as much as Miami will be able to next season. Miami could offer Allen only the mini mid-level, worth about $3 million a year. Allen, 37, cannot officially sign until Wednesday. Miami wanted Allen because of its ongoing quest to keep surrounding its superstar core of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh with shooters who extend defenses and therefore create room around the basket for the big three to attack.
March 3, 2005 |
Firing from all corners as usual, the Seattle SuperSonics hit a mark Ray Allen once took for granted. Allen scored 31 points, Vladimir Radmanovic made five three-pointers and the Sonics reached the 40-win plateau, beating host Cleveland last night, 103-86. The surprising Sonics, one of the NBA's best outside shooting teams, went 10-for-17 from behind the arc to improve to 40-16 this season and 5-1 - 4-1 on the road - since the All-Star break. Predicted by many to finish at the bottom of the Northwest Division, Seattle, which went just 37-45 a season ago, entered with a 12-game lead.
February 10, 2012 |
DIRK NOWITZKI and Paul Pierce overcame slow starts to return to the NBA All-Star Game, while lengthy runs ended for Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. Nowitzki was chosen yesterday to his 11th straight All-Star Game, despite his lowest scoring average since his second NBA season. Pierce has come on after a slow start caused by a foot injury and was picked for the 10th time. But Garnett wasn't chosen after 14 consecutive selections, and Duncan was left out after 13 in a row. Other All-Star regulars such as Ray Allen and Amare Stoudemire will be home, giving way to five first-timers: the Sixers' Andre Iguodala, Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol of Memphis, Indiana's Roy Hibbert, and Chicago's Luol Deng.
July 7, 2005 |
Nate McMillan is leaving the Seattle SuperSonics to coach the Portland Trail Blazers. Late last night, the Blazers hired McMillan, who led the SuperSonics to the Northwest Division title this past season. He will be introduced today at a news conference, the Blazers said in a statement. McMillan's contract with the Sonics expired today, and the Blazers aggressively pursued him. The terms of his contract were not immediately available. McMillan's departure comes a day after Seattle signed All-Star free agent Ray Allen to a 5-year, $85 million contract extension.
January 17, 2005 |
SEATTLE - Ray Allen scored 27 points and Vladimir Radmanovic added 23 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Seattle SuperSonics to a 105-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. LeBron James, making his second trip to Seattle, had 35 points and 11 assists. James, who ranks sixth in scoring in the league, shot 14 for 30 from the field. Allen, the league's No. 7 scorer, had seven points in the fourth quarter to help hold off the Cavs and James. Raptors 102, Hornets 99 TORONTO - Chris Bosh had 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 key blocks down the stretch, leading Toronto past New Orleans.
May 13, 2005 |
Ray Allen scored 20 points, had seven rebounds and seven assists as host Seattle beat defending champion San Antonio, 92-91, last night, in their Western Conference second-round series. San Antonio leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1. The Sonics' Antonio Daniels added 18 points and Jerome James had 15. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Noteworthy Nets general manager Ed Stefanski (Archbishop Carroll High, Penn) signed a multiyear contract extension.
May 30, 2012 |
A BAND OF unremarkable players, poorly matched and destined for disbandment, wheezed into the NBA playoffs at the end of a freakish season. The injury fairies smiled on them and cursed their opposition. These unremarkable players then beat the best team in their bracket, then nearly upset their division champion. Or . . . A gutty group of kids and veterans with little future together discovered a magical synergy in the final days of a hellish campaign and seized the last playoff berth.
November 8, 2004 |
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points, Caron Butler added 22, and the Los Angeles Lakers handed visiting Atlanta its third straight lopsided loss, beating the winless Hawks 106-90 last night. Bryant shot 6-of-12 from the floor and 11-of-12 from the foul line. He also had six assists and five rebounds. Butler, who shot 10-of-14, had a total of 26 points in his first three games for the Lakers. Butler came to Los Angeles from Miami along with Lamar Odom and Brian Grant in the offseason trade that sent Shaquille O'Neal to the Heat.
May 16, 2005 |
The Seattle SuperSonics pulled off another surprise, this time without any help from All-Star Rashard Lewis. Ray Allen scored 32 points and Luke Ridnour had 15 of his 20 points in the third quarter, hitting all seven of his field goals in the period, as host Seattle defeated San Antonio last night, 101-89, to tie their Western Conference semifinal series at 2-2. Lewis was unable to run yesterday because of a sprained toe on his left foot....