April 20, 2009 |
Andre Iguodala waited for the clock to tick down, took a few dribbles to his right and let go a high-arching jumper. Swish! The Magic was stunned, the fans in Orlando silenced. For the Philadelphia 76ers, it was the sweet sound of stealing home-court advantage. Iguodala made a 22-foot jumper with 2.2 seconds remaining, and the 76ers rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat Orlando, 100-98, in Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series Sunday.
February 6, 2009 |
at Philadelphia 99, Indiana 94: Samuel Dalembert had 18 points and 20 rebounds, and Andre Miller and Andre Iguodala also had double-doubles for the 76ers, who found out Elton Brand would be out for the season. at Utah 115, Dallas 87: Deron Williams shook off a deep thigh bruise and scored 34 points and had 12 assists for the Jazz. Lakers 110, at Boston 109 (OT): The Lakers ended the Celtics' 12-game winning streak in a physical game; they had stopped a 19-game streak by Boston on Christmas Day.
April 3, 2009 |
at Denver 114, Utah 104: The Nuggets reached 50 wins faster than any time in their NBA history, as J.R. Smith made eight three-point shots and scored 28 points. Smith had 21 points in 15 minutes in the first half, helping turn an 11-point deficit into a 54-43 halftime lead. Carmelo Anthony had 23 points for the Nuggets. C.J. Miles led six Jazz in double figures with 19 points. at Philadelphia 105, Milwaukee 95: Andre Iguodala scored 20 points, Lou Williams had 14 of his 21 in the second half, and 76ers rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit.
December 1, 2009
Jason Terry made a 17-foot jump shot with 1.4 seconds left, Dirk Nowitzki had 28 points and the Dallas Mavericks handed the Philadelphia 76ers their seventh straight loss, 104-102 Monday night. Jason Kidd chipped in with a season-high 22 points and 11 assists. The Mavericks blew a 17-point lead before winning on Terry's shot. Andre Iguodala made a three-pointer with 5.6 seconds remaining to tie it at 102-102. He missed badly on a desperation jump shot at the buzzer. Willie Green scored a season-high 23 points, and Elton Brand and Thaddeus Young each had 21 for the 76ers.
February 4, 2010
at Boston 107, Miami 102: Rajon Rondo had 22 points and 14 assists and the Celtics won their second straight game after losing three in a row. Dwyane Wade had 30 points and 13 assists for the Heat. Phoenix 109, at Denver 97: Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Suns ended the Nuggets' nine-game home winning streak. at Toronto 108, New Jersey 99: The Raptors topped 100 points for the 15th consecutive game and the Nets fell to 4-44, still on pace for the worst record in NBA history.
August 12, 2013 |
On Monday, the Lakers let their final asset from the Dwight Howard trade slip away. The team's $1.2-million trade exception for Christian Eyenga, a throw-in to the Orlando Magic as part of the four-team trade, expired a full year after the initial blockbuster deal. The Lakers would have been able to acquire a player in trade, making up to $1.3 million (the Eyenga exception, plus the padding of $100,000 allowed by the league), without sending out any players to match salary. A trade exception can also be used to claim a player off waivers, provided his salary is not more than the allotted exception.