December 7, 1989 |
David Robinson scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half Wednesday night, including two free throws that broke a tie in the final minute at San Antonio, as the Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors, 121-119. Robinson's free throws with 41 seconds left broke a 114-114 tie. Willie Anderson's 10-foot jumper with 15 seconds left made it 118-114, and Terry Cummings' pair of free throws with 10 seconds remaining made it 120-114.
November 24, 1987 |
Michael Jordan scored a total of 31 points, and rookie Scott Pippen scored 7 of his 20 points in the final minutes Monday night as the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Boston Celtics, 107-102, at Hartford, Conn. John Paxson added 19 for the Bulls (8-2), who outscored Boston, 32-15, in the fourth quarter to stay unbeaten in four road games and take a one-game lead over Milwaukee in the NBA's Central Division.
February 19, 1986 |
The 11 finalists for the 10th annual John Wooden Award, announced Tuesday at a press luncheon at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, reflect the dominance this season of Eastern college basketball. Four of the players are from the Atlantic Coast Conference and three are from eastern or southeastern schools. The West has no representatives, the closest on the list being Danny Manning of Kansas, a Big Eight Conference school.
April 27, 2008 |
Johnny Dawkins, a longtime assistant coach at Duke, has been hired as Stanford's new basketball coach. He replaces Trent Johnson, who left for Louisiana State earlier this month. Dawkins will be introduced in a news conference on campus Monday, the school said. Dawkins has no head coaching experience. He most recently was the Blue Devils' top assistant under Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski, responsible for player development and other duties.
May 6, 1990 |
The real Hersey Hawkins showed up in the first round of the 1990 NBA playoffs. Hawkins, a 6-foot-3 guard, was three-of-24 shooting in three playoff games last season when the Philadelphia 76ers were swept, 3-0, by the New York Knicks in the opening round. Hawkins scored a career-high 39 points Saturday as the 76ers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-97, and won the first-round series, three games to two.
December 23, 1986 |
Patrick Ewing scored 29 points, the sixth time he has scored 20 points or more in the last seven games, and the New York Knicks broke an eight-game losing streak with a 103-99 victory over the San Antonio Spurs Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Ewing scored 11 points in the last 9:41 of the third period as the Knicks overcame a seven-point deficit to lead, 81-76, with 24 seconds left.
February 16, 1986 |
Duke presents Notre Dame basketball coach Digger Phelps with a grab-bag of troubles. Each time he reaches in, Phelps pulls out a new problem. Duke beat Notre Dame last year and looks even tougher this year, Phelps said Thursday. So he doesn't expect things to be any easier today when the Irish, 17-4, meet Duke, 23-2, at Durham. "(Johnny) Dawkins and (Mark) Alarie are probably one of the best backcourts in the nation," Phelps said at a news conference.
November 13, 1987 |
Denver Coach Doug Moe left Thursday night's game at halftime with the flu, allowing assistant Allan Bristow to preside over the Nuggets' game-breaking rally following the intermission. "We got some easy shots in the third period," Bristow said after the Nuggets' 126-113 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at Denver. "I wish I could take credit (for the victory). But we were really on automatic pilot tonight." Alex English scored 14 of his 24 points in the third period, hitting 6 of 7 shots.
January 27, 1985 |
Duke probably didn't save its No. 5 ranking Saturday, but it may have saved itself from a complete collapse. The Blue Devils, who had lost three of their last four games, got themselves back on track with a 100-83 victory over Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Clemson, S.C. "I was really concerned about our confidence, although we had two really good days of practice and the kids worked hard," Coach Mike Kryzewski said. Clemson plays a different style, it's so quick.
November 25, 1985 |
Johnny Dawkins scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to rally sixth-ranked Duke to a 66-54 victory over Alabama Birmingham Sunday night at Houston in a second round game of the NIT Big Apple tournament. The Blue Devils advance to the semifinals Friday in New York's Madison Square Garden. Duke trailed, 31-29, at the half and fell behind, 44-38, with 14 minutes to go in the game before Dawkins, who hit only two of eight first-half shots, started hitting.