May 7, 1993 |
The New York Knicks advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 109-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night at Indianapolis as Doc Rivers made three three-point shots in overtime. The Knicks, who won the best-of-five series, 3-1, will play the Charlotte Hornets in the opening game of the conference semifinals at New York on Sunday. The Pacers are 0-6 in postseason series. New York overcame a 33-point effort by Reggie Miller, who had 126 points in the four games.
April 16, 1993 |
Sherman Douglas made an off-balance 15-foot shot with three-tenths of a second to play Thursday night, lifting the Boston Celtics to a 106-105 victory over the New Jersey Nets at East Rutherford, N.J. The Nets, who have lost their last seven games, missed seven of 10 free throws down the stretch.
March 23, 1993 |
Michael Adams was light-headed because of flu, but that didn't prevent him from making two three-pointers during a fourth-quarter surge to lead the Washington Bullets past the New Jersey Nets, 97-92, at Landover, Md., on Monday night. The Bullets, already without injured center Pervis Ellison, had to play without rookie Tom Gugliotta and guard Rex Chapman, both of whom also had flu. Adams scored 22 points in 39 minutes. "I was a little light-headed . . .
March 16, 1993 |
Bouncing back from one of the worst performances of his career, Karl Malone beat up on the worst team in the league. Malone poured in 36 points Monday night at Dallas as the Utah Jazz cruised to a 109-96 victory over the Mavericks, extending the Mavericks' club-record losing streak to 19 games. If the Mavericks lose to Orlando at Dallas Wednesday night, they will tie the NBA record for consecutive defeats in one season held by the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers.
March 14, 1993 |
It would be hard enough for the Utah Jazz to beat the streaking Houston Rockets at full strength. But without Karl Malone, forget it. Malone was ejected from Saturday night's game in Houston with 9:15 left to play for cursing at official Jack Madden after a foul was called on Utah's Larry Krystkowiak. The Jazz was ahead by a point at the time, but the Rockets immediately took the lead and went on to take the win, 104-95, for their 13th consecutive victory and 26th in their last 31 games.
November 15, 1992 |
With 32 seconds to play in the first half at the Delta Center on Saturday night, Utah Coach Jerry Sloan was ejected for consecutive technicals. Maybe it was motivation for the Jazz. Or maybe it was simply a good time to disappear. "I don't know if any coach wants to get kicked out of a game," said his Clipper counterpart, Larry Brown. "Unless it was me in the last five minutes." By then, the game had taken a dramatic turn.