February 26, 2005 |
The five Indiana Pacers charged in a brawl with fans during a game against the Detroit Pistons are asking for separate trials. Lawyers for Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson, Anthony Johnson, Jermaine O'Neal and David Harrison filed the motion Friday, Jackson's lawyer James Burdick said. Friday was the deadline for motions in all the cases related to the Nov. 19 incident at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
February 9, 2004
Portland's Zach Randolph has moved into the starting lineup full time in his third season. He is averaging 21.5 points and 11.1 rebounds through Sunday. Randolph's rebound average represents an increase of 6.6 per game compared with last season. A look at the five biggest increases since 1980 for players who appeared in at least 70 games: Source: NBA *--* Player Year RPG Year RPG Diff. Kevin Willis 1990-91 8.8 1991-92 15.5 + 6.7 Jermaine O'Neal 1999-00 3.3 2000-01 9.8 + 6.
December 7, 2004 |
Police in Auburn Hills, Mich., were to have submitted results of their investigation into the Nov. 19 brawl at the end of the Detroit-Indiana game to prosecutors Monday and charges will be announced Wednesday, according to the Oakland County prosecutor's office.
March 15, 2009 |
Dwyane Wade had 50 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Jermaine O'Neal had 28 points and eight rebounds, and the Miami Heat pulled off two huge last-ditch rallies to beat the Utah Jazz in a triple-overtime epic, 140-129, on Saturday. Wade secured it with two free throws with 44.4 seconds left -- tying his career high in scoring on a day when he passed Alonzo Mourning to become the franchise's leading scorer, and set bests in field goals made (19) and attempted (39).
February 4, 2005 |
The Lakers' Kobe Bryant earned his seventh All-Star appearance Thursday with his selection as a Western Conference starter for the Feb. 20 game in Denver. Bryant received 1,815,952 votes in fan balloting. Bryant's status for the game, however, is uncertain since he has been sidelined since Jan. 13 because of a severely sprained right ankle. Houston's Yao Ming received a record 2,558,278 votes and will start at center for the third year in a row for the West.
January 5, 2005 |
Jermaine O'Neal scored a career-high and NBA season-high 55 points and had 11 rebounds to carry the Indiana Pacers to a 116-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night at Indianapolis. O'Neal's 55 bested Allen Iverson's 54 points on Dec. 18, also against the Bucks. His previous career high was 39, set on Nov. 12. He made 18 of 28 shots from the field and 19 of a franchise-record 25 free throws, just missing George McInnis' team record of 58 points, set in 1972.
August 3, 1999 |
The Portland Trail Blazers re-signed 20-year-old Jermaine O'Neal, signed forward Detlef Schrempf away from Seattle and sent two players to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for veteran guard Steve Smith and guard Ed Gray. In a trade rumored for a couple of weeks, the Hawks will take on shooting guards Isaiah Rider and Jim Jackson. O'Neal, the youngest among the league's 156 free agents, signed a four-year contract.
November 1, 2001 |
Trailing Cleveland by double digits and struggling to spark the offense, Charlotte's Baron Davis decided to do something about it. Davis scored 21 of his career-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, lifting the Hornets to a 100-94 season-opening victory over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night at Charlotte, N.C. "As a point guard, you have to be able to get the guys going and you have to find ways to do it," Davis said.
February 9, 2005 |
Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginobili, Gilbert Arenas and Rashard Lewis are first-time NBA All-Stars. Jason Kidd and Steve Francis were not chosen at all -- nor were any Sacramento Kings. Six first-timers were among the selections Tuesday, when the NBA announced the reserves for the Feb. 20 game in Denver. Amare Stoudemire of Phoenix and Antawn Jamison of Washington were the other two. The league's coaches chose the reserves.