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.
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.
January 25, 2005 |
Ron Artest practiced with the Indiana Pacers on Monday for the first time in more than two months since he was suspended for the rest of the season for fighting with Detroit Piston fans on Nov. 19. Artest did not comment. Meanwhile, all 10 people charged in the brawl were scheduled to appear today in a Rochester Hills, Mich., courtroom. Pacers facing misdemeanor charges are Artest, Stephen Jackson, Anthony Johnson, David Harrison and Jermaine O'Neal.
November 4, 2005 |
Shaquille O'Neal was on crutches. Jermaine O'Neal was celebrating. A look at either told the story Thursday night. Miami's O'Neal left after spraining his right ankle midway through the fourth quarter of the Heat's 105-102 loss to the visiting Indiana Pacers. Indiana's O'Neal scored 27 points, six in the final three minutes, to help the Pacers recover from wasting a 14-point second-half lead. Shaquille O'Neal landed awkwardly on Ron Artest's foot while rebounding. X-rays were negative.