February 16, 2014 |
NEW ORLEANS - Defense won the NBA All-Star game. No joke. Well, maybe a chuckle is in order. The East wasn't exactly hand-in-the-face tough during a game that featured a record 318 points and zero blocked shots, but it did manage to stop the West when it needed to Sunday during the final minutes of a 163-155 victory. BOX SCORE: East 163, West 155 Carmelo Anthony's record eighth three-pointer was part of a game-ending 10-0 run at the Smoothie King Center that helped the East break the record of 155 points set by the West in 2003.
February 15, 2014 |
NEW ORLEANS - The kids are taking over the place. You can't toss a string of beads in the French Quarter this weekend without hitting a wide-eyed NBA All-Star. The festivities have become one extended Rising Stars Challenge between the six players making their All-Star game debuts Sunday at the Smoothie King Center and the five back for a second appearance. At 20, Anthony Davis can't even enjoy one of those oversized fruity alcoholic drinks so popular on Bourbon Street. Generation Next includes first-timers Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, John Wall, Paul Millsap and Davis in addition to second-time participants Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert, Paul George, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.
February 1, 2014 |
Picking himself up Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey , on his most controversial draft selection: "I take some sort of pride in that you could argue that Royce White is the worst first-round pick ever. He's the only one that never played a minute in the NBA that wasn't just a foreign guy staying in Europe. It just shows that we swing for the fence. " Here to stay? Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving , on rumors he had been telling people he wants to leave his team: "It's not about me and it's not about this controversy - 'Do I privately want out when my contract is up?
January 14, 2014 |
Cleveland Cavaliers 120 - Lakers 118 (end of regulation) Nick Young's three-point attempt with 9.9 seconds left in the game wouldn't fall, extinguishing a late Lakers' rally against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Instead, the Cavaliers hold on for a 120-118 victory, sending the Lakers to their 11th loss in 12 tries. BOX SCORE: Cleveland 120, Lakers 118 With star point guard Kyrie Irving on the bench with five fouls, the Cavaliers went on a 12-0 run in the fourth, pulling ahead by eight.
December 26, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant is still a likely to be voted by fans to be a starter on the Western Conference All-Star team, according to an All-Star balloting update Tuesday from the NBA. Despite playing just six games so far this season while recovering from an Achilles tear and now a knee injury, Bryant leads all backcourt players in both conferences with 723,031 votes. Clippers guard Chris Paul is second in the west with 533,647, followed by Golden State's Stephen Curry (481,698). The top two vote-getters in each conference make the team, along with the top three frontcourt players.
December 8, 2013 |
CLEVELAND — It was one thing for the Clippers to lose center DeAndre Jordan (strained right arch) and rookie Reggie Bullock (left ankle sprain) to injuries. But it was another for the Clippers to display such poor body language and to let that affect their play during an 88-82 loss to the under-.500 Cleveland Cavaliers (7-13) on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. "We did a lot of pouting today in the game, personally," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. "And you can't play that way. You've got to keep playing.