March 25, 1996 |
When the Toronto Raptors assemble their 1995-96 highlight film, they won't have a problem singling out the greatest moment. The Raptors pulled off one of the most unlikely upsets of the season Sunday, defeating the Chicago Bulls, 109-108, before the largest crowd to see a game this season--36,131 at SkyDome. Steve Kerr's three-point attempt bounced off the front of the rim with one second to play. "I'm speechless," said Raptor forward Tracy Murray, who had 23 points and 12 rebounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1990 |
Because of a recent fatal stabbing at a rowdy party, the City Council called on police and city staff to suggest ways to prevent such parties from getting out of control. The council's action Tuesday came in response to the death of Ty Aaron Stout, 23, who died of stab wounds on Dec. 8 after a fight broke out at a party in the 4900 block of Via del Cerro. A second stabbing victim, Steve Nicholas Lindsay, 17, of Yorba Linda, was treated at a hospital for a wound to his arm.
May 24, 1995 |
Here are some things that didn't happen Tuesday night as the Indiana Pacers opened their series with the Orlando Magic: --Reggie Miller didn't call anyone a choke artist. --He didn't give the choke sign to any of the local celebrities, the selection being rather limited here since neither Hulk Hogan nor Mickey Mouse was in attendance. --He didn't win the game.
July 20, 1987 |
Elander Lewis and Dennis Scott scored 18 points each Sunday to lead the East to a 100-81 victory over the West in a men's basketball game at the U.S. Olympic Festival. Scott made two three-point shots, the second with 14:34 left that put the East ahead, 58-57. The East was in command from that point on and gave Coach Lefty Driesell his first victory in the Festival. The West overcame a five-point deficit in the first four minutes and built a 34-22 lead.
April 27, 1996 |
There was trash-talking galore, flurries of fouls and, in the end, a victory. The Chicago Bulls got everything they expected in their playoff opener. The Bulls defeated the Miami Heat, 102-85, Friday night behind Michael Jordan's 35 points and Ron Harper's excellent third-quarter play. Game 2 will be Sunday. "We anticipated a war," Jordan said. "Pat Riley's team is always intimidating, or trying to be, anyway."
March 5, 1996 |
David Robinson had 28 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocked shots, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame poor early shooting to defeat the Denver Nuggets, 101-90, Monday night at Denver. The Spurs, who shot 57% over the last three quarters after shooting only 32% in the first, boosted that figure by scoring the majority of their points from the inside the key in the latter stages. Sean Elliott added 18 points, Vinny Del Negro had 16, and Avery Johnson had 14 points and 14 assists for San Antonio.
November 17, 1995 |
Derek Harper had all 22 of his points in the second half and New York Knick Coach Don Nelson made a victorious return to Oakland with a 120-97 victory Thursday night over the Golden State Warriors. Patrick Ewing added 20 points and John Starks 18 for New York, which led by as many as 12 in the third quarter and began the final quarter with an 87-78 lead. The Warriors got no closer.
May 15, 1995 |
Shaquille O'Neal had a career-high nine assists for the Orlando Magic, which is about all one needs to know about the Chicago Bulls' defense on the NBA's leading regular-season scorer. The Bulls double- or triple-teamed O'Neal almost every time he touched the ball in the low post Sunday, holding Shaq to 17 points--12 below his season average. The Bulls won, 106-95, to even the series at two games apiece. "If he gets the ball one-on-one, he can take it.
March 27, 1995 |
Anthony Mason came back for the New York Knicks on Sunday night in Tacoma, Wash., but it didn't much matter. His 10 points and 10 rebounds were of little help to a New York offense that failed to score 100 points for the eighth time in the past nine games, losing, 93-82, to the Seattle SuperSonics. Gary Payton scored 26 points and made a career-best five three-point shots for the SuperSonics.
February 10, 1994 |
Seattle's two NBA All-Stars, one named only a few hours before the game, made sure the SuperSonics would enter the break with the league's best record. Gary Payton, named to the Western Conference team on Wednesday to replace injured Charles Barkley, scored 19 points and had nine assists in three quarters to lead the SuperSonics to a 115-94 victory over Portland at Seattle.