March 27, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY - The night after the Sixers snapped their 15-game road losing streak at Sacramento, things got back to normal. Randy Foye scored 17 points, Gordon Hayward added 15 on 3-for-3 shooting beyond the arc and the Utah Jazz beat the Sixers, 107-91, Monday night to halt a four-game losing streak. "We got off to a horrible start," Sixers coach Doug Collins said, "then we went to the second unit to see if they could get it going and they got to within 45-40. Then we gave them six straight turnovers and they had a 13-0 run. " Dorell Wright scored 19 for the Sixers (27-43)
March 26, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY - The inability to be consistent, something that has haunted the 76ers all season long, reared its ugly head again Monday night. One night after the lowest-scoring team in the NBA played with bounce in its stride, the sluggishness that has been a hallmark all season returned in an ugly 107-91 loss to the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Sixers (27-43) shot the ball poorly and never led. They trailed by 19 at the end of the third quarter. Utah, which began the night 11/2 games out of the final Western Conference playoff spot, led by as many as 22 points in the fourth quarter.
December 7, 2012 |
The New York Knicks connected on 18 three-pointers to more than offset Carmelo Anthony's absence and whip host Miami, 112-92, Thursday night. While Anthony sat out with a cut on the middle finger of his left hand, Raymond Felton scored 27 points, Steve Novak added 18, and J.R. Smith and Tyson Chandler each had 13 for the Knicks, who won their fifth straight. LeBron James nearly picked up his second straight triple-double - 31 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists - in Miami's second straight loss.
May 9, 2012 |
MANU GINOBILI broke out of his shooting slump with 17 points to lead the visiting San Antonio Spurs to an 87-81 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night and a sweep of their first-round Western Conference series. Ginobili was 0-for-8 from beyond the arc in the first three games. But after Utah pulled within 61-58 with 3:18 left in the third, he hit consecutive three-pointers then added another as the Spurs regained control, taking a 76-58 lead early in the fourth. The Jazz went scoreless for more than 8 minutes during a 15-0 Spurs run. Utah made a furious charge late and was within 83-79 on Al Jefferson's putback with 49 seconds left.
May 9, 2012
Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Orlando Magic, 105-87, in Indianapolis on Tuesday night, clinching their first-round Eastern Conference series four games to one. Darren Collison scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and George Hill added 15 points for the Pacers, who trailed by two at the end of the third quarter but outscored the Magic, 36-16, in the final 12 minutes. It was Indiana's first series win since 2005 and its first clincher on its home court since the first round of the 2000 playoffs.
April 30, 2012
Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Andrew Bynum posted the Lakers' first playoff triple-double in 21 years with an NBA postseason record-tying 10 blocked shots, and Los Angeles controlled the tempo in a playoff-opening 103-88 victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Bynum, the Lakers' all-star center coming off his best regular season, also had 10 points and 13 rebounds while blocking 11 percent of the Nuggets' 90 shots. While Bynum had the Lakers' first playoff triple-double since Magic Johnson in the 1991 NBA Finals, fellow 7-footer Pau Gasol added 13 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists for the playoff-tested Lakers, who never trailed while forcing the NBA's highest-scoring team to play Los Angeles' preferred half-court style.
March 26, 2012 |
JOE JOHNSON was exhausted by the time the Hawks and Utah Jazz had dragged each other into a fourth overtime - in Atlanta's third game in 3 nights, no less. "It was unbelievable," he said. "I just had to laugh it off. I've never played in a game like that. " Johnson scored 37 points, Josh Smith added 22 and the Hawks ended Utah's six-game winning streak with a 139-133 victory Sunday night in the NBA's first quadruple-overtime game since 1997. The four overtimes tied for the third-longest game in NBA history.
March 21, 2012
Amar'e Stoudemire had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Jeremy Lin added 18 points and 10 assists, and the New York Knicks made it four straight easy victories under Mike Woodson by beating the Toronto Raptors, 106-87, on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler each scored 17 points for the Knicks, who bring a week's worth of momentum to the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for a matchup with the Atlantic Division-leading 76ers. The Knicks rode another night of balanced scoring and renewed defensive intensity to a comfortable lead for most of the final three quarters.
March 9, 2012 |
After going 19 games without scoring 100 points, the 76ers have now crossed that barrier three times in their last five games after their 104-91 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. When the teams met earlier in the season and the Jazz were without starting center Al Jefferson, the Sixers (24-17) blew a double-digit lead and fought back, only to fall by three points. But Friday the Sixers built a 15-point fourth-quarter lead, going ahead, 89-74, on Lou Williams' 16-footer with just under eight minutes to play, and they held on. The victory marked the first time the Sixers have won back-to-back games since they defeated lottery-bound Cleveland and Charlotte a little more than three weeks ago. Williams, who finished with 21 points, 12 of them in the first half, was able to watch the closing moments from the bench because his teammates stepped up in the fourth quarter.
February 5, 2012
Al Jefferson scored 18 points, Paul Millsap had 16, and Earl Watson keyed a game-clinching 14-0 fourth-quarter run to help the Utah Jazz beat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, 96-87, Saturday night. Watson scored eight points and had six assists in the fourth quarter as the Jazz beat the Lakers for the first time in three tries this season. Lakers coach Mike Brown received two quick technicals and was ejected with 8 minutes, 34 seconds to play after he went ballistic and charged after official Zach Zarba following a Laker turnover.