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.
April 21, 2001 |
SCHEDULE Today at Philadelphia, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. April 28 at Indiana, 9:30 a.m. May 2 at Indiana, TBD* May 4 at Philadelphia, TBD* * if necessary; TBD--to be determined THE BREAKDOWN * Team records (seeds): (1) Philadelphia 56-26, (8) Indiana 41-41. * Season series: 76ers, 3-0; Jan. 28--Philadelphia 86, at Indiana 81; April 1--at Philadelphia 104, Indiana 93; April 17--Philadelphia 111, at Indiana 105 (OT).
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.
March 14, 2014 |
The Kentucky men's basketball team is not predicted to win the 2014 National Championship, but super fan Tyler Austin Black doesn't believe the odds. In fact, the 22-year-old machinist is so confident that his team will win that he got a tattoo on his right calf that says "Nati9nal Champions," the nine standing for Kentucky's ninth title. "I'm not delusional," Black told reporters, according to ESPN. "I know we've had a rough season. Big Blue Nation is down and the majority of people have no faith in us. But we have faith in ourselves.
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.
April 9, 2005 |
Grant Hill's comeback season is over, cut short by a sore left shin. The Orlando Magic forward has experienced pain on and off since being kicked almost six weeks ago, and Hill's stride recently has been thrown off balance. Hill and team officials worry that if he favors the leg, he could re-injure the left ankle that sidelined him for most of the previous four seasons. Hill averaged 19.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.45 steals this season.
December 9, 2005 |
With stopper Ron Artest sidelined by a right wrist injury, the Indiana Pacers responded by holding the Washington Wizards to 34% shooting in a 111-87 victory Thursday night at Indianapolis. Anthony Johnson and Fred Jones alternated defending Washington's Gilbert Arenas, the NBA's fourth-leading scorer. Arenas came in averaging 28 points, but the Pacers held him to 17 on five-for-18 shooting. Stephen Jackson led the Pacers with 30 points on 13-for-18 shooting.