January 5, 2013 |
He's actually 5-9 and 185 pounds Detroit forward Charlie Villanueva , responding to Sacramento guard Isaiah Thomas' calling him a "dirty player" after Villanueva was fined $25,000 for a flagrant 2 foul on Thomas: "Dirty player? Not at all. He saw an open lane, I tried to block the ball and he's 4 foot 11, 100 pounds wet, so he looks bad. I'm not a dirty player. . . . I know a lot of people that would testify to that. " Yes, he was joking Brooklyn interim Coach P.J. Carlesimo , giving a tongue-in-cheek response when asked if would give the Nets permission to speak with Jeff Van Gundy about the permanent job: "No. I told [owner]
March 10, 2010
Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament MEN Quarterfinals, Thursday at Staples Center Oregon OR Washington State vs. No. 1 California (21-9), 2:30 p.m.— Cal is top-seeded for the first time after winning a conference title outright for the first time in 50 years. Senior guard Jerome Randle, the Pac-10 player of the year, averages 18.7 points. Senior guard Patrick Christopher (16.0 points a game) also was selected first-team all-conference and forwards Theo Robertson (13.8)
March 30, 2013 |
The Lakers (37-36) have fallen behind the Utah Jazz in the standings, dipping to ninth place. They'll need to win consistently, starting on Saturday night when they visit the Sacramento Kings (27-46). While the Kings don't have an impressive record, they've been a solid competitor since trading for forward Patrick Patterson near the deadline in February. The Lakers defeated Sacramento, 113-102, on March 17, but it was a difficult fight. Quick point guard Isaiah Thomas was a load offensively, scoring 26 points. Patterson added 22 points.
March 17, 2013 |
Lakers 113, Kings 102 (final) The Lakers defended their home court on Sunday night despite playing without Kobe Bryant, defeating the Sacramento Kings, 113-102. In one of his best games of the season, reserve forward Antawn Jamison scored a game-high 27 points and had nine rebounds for the Lakers, who used a seven-man rotation. Metta World Peace added 22 points for the Lakers, who shot 56.9% from the field. Both Dwight Howard and Steve Nash notched a double-double; Howard finishing with 12 points and 17 rebounds and Nash contributing 19 points and 12 assists.
February 1, 2009 |
Justin Dentmon scored a career-high 30 points and freshman Isaiah Thomas had 25 as No. 23 Washington handed No. 14 Arizona State its second consecutive home defeat, 84-71, on Saturday at Tempe, Ariz. Washington (16-5, 7-2 in the Pacific 10 Conference) led by 19 points twice in the second half before Arizona State got to within 74-68 when Derek Glasser made three free throws after being fouled on a three-point attempt with 1:58 left.
February 15, 2009 |
Led by the starring foursome of Isaiah Thomas, Justin Dentmon, Quincy Pondexter and Jon Brockman, Washington ran over Oregon, 103-84, Saturday afternoon at Seattle and took a 1 1/2 -game lead in the Pacific 10 Conference standings. The foursome each topped the 20-point mark, led by Thomas' 24 points. Dentmon finished with 21 points, same as Brockman, who also tied his career high with 18 rebounds. Pondexter had 20 points, the third time he has scored 20 or more in Washington's last four games.
March 1, 2009 |
Jon Brockman raised his arms, and on cue 10,000 followers obediently rose to their feet in full voice. After four years of blue-collar service to Washington, Brockman was rewarded Saturday with an accomplishment nearly a quarter century in the making -- ownership of a Pacific 10 Conference regular-season title.
March 12, 2009 |
Arizona (19-12) vs. No. 23 Arizona State (22-8), noon, FS West -- A victory might give Arizona its 25th consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament, the longest such streak in the nation. The Wildcats, the fifth-seeded team, have had their way with Arizona State this season, winning both games. Arizona has lost four of its last five overall. Arizona State, the fourth-seeded team, was zeroing in on a conference championship, then lost in overtime to Washington and Washington State. Sophomore guard James Harden, the conference player of the year, is a lock first-round NBA pick if, as expected, he enters the draft.
March 13, 2009 |
Jon Brockman scored 20 points, Isaiah Thomas sparked a decisive second-half spurt with nine points and 13th-ranked Washington defeated Stanford, 85-73, in the Pacific-10 tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Staples Center. Washington (25-7), which has won six in a row, will play 23rd-ranked Arizona State (23-8) in today's semifinals. The Huskies swept the regular-season series, winning the second game by three points in overtime. "Another tough opponent," Huskies Coach Lorenzo Romar said.