January 14, 2010
at Houston 120, Minnesota 114 (3OT) : Aaron Brooks scored a career-high 43 points, Chuck Hayes grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds and the Rockets won in triple overtime. Al Jefferson pulled down a franchise-record 26 rebounds and scored 26 points for the Timberwolves. at Denver 115, Orlando 97: Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and Chauncey Billups added 24 as the Nuggets won for the fourth time in five games. Matt Barnes scored a season-high 28 points for the Magic. San Antonio 109, at Oklahoma City 108 (OT)
January 9, 2010
at Atlanta 93, Boston 85: Jamal Crawford scored 18 points, and the Hawks beat the Celtics for the second time this season. Dallas 112, at San Antonio 103: Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, 16 in the fourth quarter, when the Mavericks rallied from a 10-point deficit. at Denver 99, Cleveland 97: The Nuggets won without injured Carmelo Anthony, and despite LeBron James' 35 points for the Cavaliers. Miami 109, at Phoenix 105: Dwyane Wade had 33 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Heat.
March 18, 2011 |
Kurt Rambis was back in town, enduring a season that couldn't get much worse. Somehow his dry sense of humor remains intact while approaching the end of his second season as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He eyed up a small group of reporters when it was time to start his pregame news briefing Friday at Staples Center. There was a slight pause. Nobody asked any questions. "Is that it?" he said wryly, breaking the brief silence and pretending to head back into the locker room.
November 11, 2012 |
The Twin Towers live on. A generation ago, the NBA had so many dominant centers that two resided on a single team. Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson gave the Houston Rockets a pair of 7-footers who terrorized every opponent not named the Boston Celtics. The league still has two preeminent centers … among 30 teams. There's Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum and pretty much no one else. Tim Duncan was so five years ago. Defensive whiz Tyson Chandler is as one-sided as an attorney's closing argument.
February 10, 2009 |
Minnesota Timberwolves center Al Jefferson, who has emerged as one of the best post players in the NBA, will sit out the rest of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Coach Kevin McHale said Jefferson, averaging 23.1 points and 11 rebounds a game, probably will have surgery in the next week to 10 days. He was injured when he landed awkwardly late in Sunday's 101-97 loss to New Orleans.
November 2, 2009 |
The list includes Blake Griffin , Brian Skinner and Marcus Camby . All victims of Clippers teammate Craig "Rhino" Smith , and all injured during training camp. Now, perhaps, is the time to add an opponent to the list. Smith, jokingly, had a former teammate in mind with tonight's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. None other than Big Al. As in Al Jefferson . "I told him I'm going to take him down," Smith said, laughing, at practice Sunday.