January 19, 2013 |
LeBron James sprawled his body on the Staples Center court, endangering a physique that no Lloyd's of London policy could adequately protect. He was a twisting mass of sinewy muscle, reaching low to grab the ball away from Kobe Bryant on a long rebound. The Miami Heat star dove to the floor in that fourth-quarter moment Thursday and spun toward the Lakers' three-point line. Rising quickly, James absorbed contact from a quickly closing Bryant and started a fast break that ended with the best player on this planet or any other finding Ray Allen for an open three-pointer that gave Miami the lead.
July 8, 2010 |
Good-bye, Golden Child. Ending the greatest recruiting war in NBA history -- and his career-long honeymoon-- LeBron James went to the Miami Heat Thursday, creating the most controversial team since Shaquille O'Neal met Kobe Bryant and leaving a smoking crater in Cleveland. In so doing, James did everything skeptics said he wouldn't: He didn't go for the most money, spurning a $128 million deal in Cleveland for a $99 million deal in Miami. He didn't insist on having his own team, joining a superstar ensemble in Wade County, nee Dade County, before it was renamed--temporarily--as part of the drive to keep local star Dwyane Wade.
June 6, 2011 |
Reporting from Dallas Good Mario apparently has chosen to stay around for a while. Uneven through the first three rounds of the playoffs, Miami Heat backup point guard Mario Chalmers has now strung together three productive efforts in these NBA Finals, allowing the Heat to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Dallas Mavericks. "But it's about consistency," Miami Coach Erik Spoelstra cautioned Monday, as the Heat looked ahead to Tuesday's Game 4 at American Airlines Center.
November 25, 2008 |
Yao Ming had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Ron Artest scored 20 points and the Houston Rockets finished off a perfect three-game trip against the Eastern Conference with a 107-98 win over the Miami Heat on Monday night. Rafer Alston had 14 points for Houston, which finished with six players in double figures and outrebounded Miami, 51-35. Dwyane Wade scored 23 points for the Heat but missed 16 of 23 field-goal attempts. Mario Chalmers had a career-best 23 points, including five three-point baskets.
January 25, 2009 |
Dwyane Wade scored 27 points, Mario Chalmers had 20 and the Miami Heat ended a 10-game losing streak against the Orlando Magic with a 103-97 victory Saturday night. Udonis Haslem had two big baskets down the stretch for Miami, which held on after wasting a 15-point lead entering the fourth quarter. The Heat had four turnovers, an all-time franchise low, and dealt Orlando its second straight loss. "It's very satisfying to get this one," Wade said.
January 19, 2009 |
Amare Stoudemire scored 31 points, Steve Nash had a season-high 18 assists and the Phoenix Suns defeated Toronto, 117-113, on Sunday for their ninth consecutive victory over the Raptors. Jason Richardson added 17 points, Shaquille O'Neal and Matt Barnes each had 16 and Leandro Barbosa scored 14 for the Suns at Toronto. Anthony Parker scored 26 points, Joey Graham had a career-high 22 and Chris Bosh added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who lost their fifth consecutive game.
March 19, 2007 |
Julian Wright scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, Brandon Rush had 19 and top-seeded Kansas romped past Kentucky, 88-76, in a matchup of two of the game's most storied programs in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday at Chicago. Mario Chalmers had 16 points for the Jayhawks, who shot 57% from the field to win their 13th in a row. Kansas (32-4) will play fourth-seeded Southern Illinois in the regional semifinals Thursday at San Jose.
December 6, 2012 |
The mantra from Coach Mike D'Antoni and the Lakers continues to be, "Wait for Steve Nash. " When he finally does return from a leg injury, will he solve all of the Lakers' problems? Not all but he'll certainly be a boon for the Lakers, who are playing with arguably the worst tandem at point guard in the league. Darius Morris started 10 games, averaging 5.5 points and 2.6 assists a game. The second-year guard has shown flashes of effective play but struggled for consistency.