February 5, 2001 |
The 76ers were supposed to be like piranha in a stocked river last night. They weren't. Playing against a team they already had beaten twice this season, the Sixers didn't make the third time a charm. Giving credence to coach Larry Brown's claim that they could be beaten by any team on any given Sunday, they surrendered a pivotal 8-3 run in the closing minutes and a game-high 34 points to Stephon Marbury in a 96-89 loss to the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena.
February 10, 2000 |
Three days earlier, the heroics and the praise of a packed house at the First Union Center had belonged solely to Allen Iverson. Last night, they were shared by Larry Hughes. The 76ers capitalized on a careless 10-second violation by the Nets in the game's waning moments when Hughes scored on a tip-in as the buzzer sounded, giving them an improbable 92-90 home-court victory in front of 18,636 fans. Iverson was electric again. In his first home game since his season-high 50-point performance against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, he scored a game-high 41 points.
March 29, 1996 |
Stephon Marbury, a third-team all-American point guard as a Georgia Tech freshman, remains undecided about entering the June NBA draft, he said yesterday. Marbury, 19, was responding to a report in the New York Daily News quoting his brother, Don Jr., as saying Marbury had decided to go pro. Marbury's season ended last weekend when Georgia Tech was eliminated by Cincinnati in the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16. Marbury said he'd been thinking of nothing but the tournament and would make no decision for at least a week.
March 14, 2006 |
Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, 12 in the third quarter when the game turned into a rout, and visiting Denver beat New York, 108-96, last night. Stephon Marbury scored 25 points for the Knicks, who have lost two straight and have the NBA's worst record at 17-45. Before the game, Knicks coach Larry Brown responded to Marbury's recent remarks that he needed to change his game and play more offensively. In comments that appeared in yesterday's New York Daily News, Marbury said he sacrificed his game for the sake of the team, but it didn't work out. "I went into this year trying to do something, to put myself in a situation where we can win, OK?"
March 28, 1996 |
Stephon Marbury had said in November that he would leave Georgia Tech for the NBA after his freshman year if he felt he would be one of the top five picks in the draft. Now Donald Marbury Jr., one of his three older brothers, says Stephon has made up his mind. "He's definitely coming out," Don Jr. told the New York Daily News last night. "He told me [Tuesday]. That's what he wants to do. " The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said in today's editions that Marbury planned to make the announcement next week in New York with his family present.
June 19, 1996 |
Go out near the tip of Coney Island, peer beyond the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and, on a clear day, you can see the skyscrapers above Wall Street and imagine Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan. Go near that tip of Coney Island on West 31st Street between Surf and Mermaid, look out from behind the blue window shade on the fourth floor of one of those garish, high-rise apartment buildings, part of the nine subsidized housing projects on Coney Island, and see what they call "The Garden.
September 25, 2007 |
A Madison Square Garden employee testified yesterday that she had consensual sex with New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury, contradicting earlier claims by a former executive suing the organization for sexual discrimination. Kathleen Decker took the witness stand in a crowded Manhattan courtroom to try to settle for a jury what happened the night of her 2005 birthday when she met Marbury at a strip club and got into the basketball star's truck. She said she was not intoxicated when she left the club in Mount Vernon, N.Y., intending to get a ride home with Marbury's cousin.
November 27, 2007 |
Stephon Marbury scored a season-high 28 points, Zach Randolph added 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the New York Knicks beat the visiting Utah Jazz, 113-109, last night. Jamal Crawford had 22 points for the Knicks, who have won two in a row following an eight-game skid. Carlos Boozer scored 16 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, but the Jazz had its three-game winning streak snapped. In other games: At New Orleans, Marko Jaric scored 21 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Hornets, 103-94.
November 20, 2007 |
Head coach Isiah Thomas conceded his New York Knicks had a bad week - on the court. But he dismissed the other turmoil surrounding his team, including the idea that he could follow Stephon Marbury as the next person around the Knicks to lose his job. He instead said yesterday that the Knicks have been close in many of their losses, and his only worry is finding ways to get them over the hump. "That's all we're really concerned about," Thomas said. Marbury was removed as the starting point guard last week, left the team and was fined for skipping a game at Phoenix.
January 9, 2004 |
"Fire Chaney" chants echoed through Madison Square Garden on a night that was supposed to be all about Stephon Marbury's home debut and former coach Jeff Van Gundy's return. In a game that turned into a blowout just moments after the opening tip, Van Gundy's Houston Rockets scored 23 of the game's first 25 points to humiliate the revamped New York Knicks, 111-79, last night. The first chant against coach Don Chaney began with 6 minutes, 49 seconds left in the first quarter after the Knicks fell behind, 19-2.