January 21, 2009 |
at San Antonio 99, Indiana 81: Tim Duncan scored 27 points and Manu Ginobili had 26 before the Spurs sat their stars early in a lopsided victory. Tony Parker scored 13 points for San Antonio, which, after a 2-5 start, ended the first half of the season in the familiar position of first in the Southwest Division. The Spurs have won three in a row and eight of 10.
October 18, 2003 |
Indiana Pacer forward Jermaine O'Neal may forgo playing in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens if his recurring back injury does not heal. O'Neal and point guard Kenny Anderson (hamstring) will sit out at least two exhibition games, Pacer Coach Rick Carlisle said Friday. O'Neal's back has bothered him since he crashed into a camera during a game two years ago. O'Neal aggravated it Tuesday night in an exhibition game against Chicago, when he collided with Bull guard Kendall Gill.
November 10, 2009 |
Phoenix 119, at Philadelphia 115: Jason Richardson scored 29 points, Steve Nash had 21 points and tied his season high with 20 assists, and the Suns eclipsed the 100-point barrier for the eighth consecutive game to open a season, which hadn't happened since the 1990-91 season. Andre Iguodala scored 24 points for the 76ers. Utah 95, at New York 93: Carlos Boozer and Andrei Kirilenko each scored 23 points and the Jazz won in New York for the first time in more than five years.
January 18, 2006 |
Kevin Martin scored a career-high 25 points, rookie Francisco Garcia added career-bests of 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the injury-depleted Kings handed the Phoenix Suns their biggest loss of the season, 119-90, on Tuesday night at Sacramento. Last in the Pacific Division, Sacramento beat the first-place Suns for the 10th time in their last 11 visits to Arco Arena without injured starters Peja Stojakovic, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Bonzi Wells.
February 4, 2007 |
Mehmet Okur scored 19 of his 29 points in the second half, including a decisive 19-foot shot with 5.1 seconds remaining, and the Utah Jazz beat the Phoenix Suns, 108-105, on Saturday night. Deron Williams scored 28 points and had 10 assists for the Jazz, which has handed Phoenix three of its 10 losses this season and has won four straight against the Suns overall. Amare Stoudemire had 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Suns, who were without guard Raja Bell because of an inflamed right knee.
November 13, 2001 |
Karl Malone scored a season-high 29 points, and Greg Ostertag had 14 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots to lead the Utah Jazz over the Orlando Magic, 105-98, Monday night at Salt Lake City. Malone and Ostertag helped Utah (3-5) avoid its worst start since the 1982-83 season--the last time the Jazz missed the playoffs. Darrell Armstrong had 18 points and Tracy McGrady scored 17 for the Magic, who have lost four of their last five.
May 4, 2007 |
Andrei Kirilenko shadowed Tracy McGrady all night. Now he'll be following McGrady back to Houston too. Kirilenko easily had his best game of the series with 14 points and five blocked shots to lead the Utah Jazz to a 94-82 victory over the Rockets on Thursday night, tying the best-of-seven series and forcing a Game 7 Saturday at Houston.
November 15, 2005 |
Jamal Crawford scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks held Utah scoreless for almost 9 1/2 minutes in the third quarter while pulling ahead for their second straight victory, 73-62, over the Jazz on Monday night at Salt Lake City after opening the season with five losses. The Knicks set a team record for fewest points given up in the shot-clock era by holding the Jazz to 29.3% shooting (27 of (75), the worst in team history.
August 30, 2011 |
EUROPEAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP When: Wednesday through Sept. 18 Where: Lithuania. TV: ESPN2 will televise the championship game Sept. 18. At Stake: Twenty-four teams are entered. The two teams that play for the championship are guaranteed berths in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Teams that finish third through sixth earn spots in another qualifying tournament. Defending champion (2009): Spain. Top NBA players: Germany: Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas)
January 11, 2009 |
Mehmet Okur scored 20 of his 22 points in the first half against his former team and the Utah Jazz beat the Detroit Pistons for the eighth consecutive time, 99-82, on Saturday night. Andrei Kirilenko had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Matt Harpring also scored 11 points to help the Jazz sweep the Pistons for the fourth straight season. Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 19 points. Allen Iverson had 11 points and five assists for Detroit, which last beat Utah in March 2005.