July 7, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - Buried in a ballroom amid the opulence of a high-rise casino hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, the 12 members of the U.S. Olympic basketball team were unveiled Saturday. They hope to hit the jackpot in London next month. Nine players were already on the team before Saturday - LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler. The final three players added to the roster were Clippers forward Blake Griffin, Oklahoma City guard James Harden and Philadelphia forward-guard Andre Iguodala.
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.
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.
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.