May 6, 2006 |
The San Antonio Spurs' most entertaining first-round series in years ended the way it began: with a methodical blowout victory for the defending NBA champions. Tony Parker scored a playoff career-high 31 points and Tim Duncan had 15 as the Spurs finally shook the Sacramento Kings, winning Game 6 of their first-round Western Conference series, 105-83, Friday night.
May 9, 2006 |
New Orleans Hornet point guard Chris Paul, who led all first-year players in points, assists and steals, will be named the NBA's rookie of the year. A league source told the Associated Press of Paul's award Monday on condition of anonymity because the official announcement is scheduled for Wednesday. Paul, drafted fourth out of Wake Forest in the 2005 NBA draft, ranked first in points (16.1), assists (7.8), steals (2.2), double-doubles (21), minutes played (36.
August 5, 2000 |
Forward Brian Grant has rejected a seven-year contract with Portland worth more than $90 million that would have sent him to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a sign-and-trade deal for Shawn Kemp. Grant told the Cavaliers of his decision Thursday while on vacation in Jamaica. The Trail Blazers and Cavaliers had arranged a deal in which Grant and another Blazer free agent, probably guard Gary Grant, would have re-signed with Portland and been traded for Kemp.
May 8, 2002
Highlight reel: Anybody questioning the choice of Tim Duncan for most valuable player? With his team trailing, 21-15, and in danger of slipping out of another game, Duncan took over. He fed Bruce Bowen for a layup, blocked a Samaki Walker shot and scored, got a rebound leading to a 19-foot jumper by Danny Ferry, then another rebound leading to a three-pointer by Bowen. Nine consecutive points by the Spurs to end the period with Duncan having a hand in each. Any more questions?
February 6, 2004 |
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Tony Parker had 18 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 96-90 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Thursday night. The Spurs beat the SuperSonics for the fifth consecutive time, sending Seattle to its fifth loss in six games. San Antonio, making the second stop on a seven-game trip, has also won four in a row in Seattle.
March 6, 2006 |
Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Lamar Odom are among six members of the 2004 Olympic bronze-medal team selected by USA Basketball for possible spots on the world championship and 2008 Beijing Olympic teams. National team managing director Jerry Colangelo announced the team Sunday. Shawn Marion, Amare Stoudemire and Dwyane Wade, members of the 2004 Athens team, also were selected to the 23-man roster.
March 18, 1997 |
The injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs lost Avery Johnson for at least the next four games after the point guard underwent minor throat surgery. Johnson had an abscess in his throat drained and was expected to remain hospitalized for two to three days while receiving intravenous fluids and antibiotics. Johnson had missed the last two games because of strep throat, snapping a consecutive games played streak at 378, including a Spurs-record 296 in a row.
February 7, 1992 |
Utah State has dominated Cal State Fullerton in the mountain air of Logan, Utah, but the Aggies haven't had much luck against the Titans lately at sea level. Fullerton controlled the first few minutes of overtime Thursday night en route to a 111-99 Big West Conference victory, the sixth consecutive time the Titans have defeated Utah State at home. Agee Ward scored 31 points, Bruce Bowen 27 and Joe Small 15 for Fullerton, which improved to 8-11, 4-6 in the conference.
February 2, 1992 |
University of the Pacific went more than 11 minutes without a field goal but was still able to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 73-69, Saturday night in a Big West Conference game played before 3,290 in the Spanos Center. Tony Amundsen scored 20 points and made four of eight three-pointers, Randy Lavender added 18 points, and Dell Demps had 14 to pace the Tigers, who improved to 7-10, 3-5 in conference.