January 31, 2008 |
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State fans had called it "the Streak," 24 years of home-court futility against Kansas. Michael Beasley, who wasn't even alive when the Jayhawks began their 24-game winning streak in the Little Apple, scored 25 points Wednesday night and led the No. 22 Wildcats to an 84-75 victory over previously unbeaten Kansas, leaving No. 1 Memphis as the lone unbeaten team.
January 23, 2014 |
Miami Heat 109 - Lakers 102 (end of regulation) The Lakers made a game of it but the Miami Heat held off a Lakers' run, completing a two-game season sweep, 109-102. Chris Bosh had his jumper working all night, scoring 31 points on 15-of-22 shooting. LeBron James scored 27 points with 13 rebounds and six assists as Miami improved to 31-12 on the season. The Lakers got 22 apiece from Pau Gasol and Jodie Meeks, along with 19 off the bench from Nick Young. Gasol also had a double-double with 13 rebounds.
May 17, 2012 |
There's suddenly a common bond that has developed between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James: Both players disappeared in the fourth quarter of their respective Game 2 losses. Yet there's an obvious difference between the two. After missing his last five shots in the game, Bryant looked visibly upset that Metta World Peace ignored him and passed to an open Steve Blake, whose missed three-pointer allowed the Thunder to escape with a 77-75 Game 2 victory. A day after missing a pair of free throws in the final minutes of Miami's Game 2 loss to Indiana, James defended both World Peace's inbounds play and Blake shooting the open trey.
March 31, 2008 |
DETROIT -- Stephen Curry darted this way, faked that way. Nothing open, and the bright red numbers on the clock getting close to zero. He was the right guy -- the only guy -- to take the biggest shot of the NCAA tournament. But there wasn't one. All he could do was pass the ball and watch as Jason Richards' desperation try thudded off the backboard. Davidson was done. Kansas was in.
April 13, 2008 |
This is the point in the NBA's draft process where the decision-makers -- the general managers -- come out to see what they think of all their scouts' reports. Here's a post-tournament update: Derrick Rose, Memphis -- Unassertive early this season but closed fast. Physical prodigy whose combination of size and athleticism is compared to the young Baron Davis. Now rated even with Michael Beasley with less risk maturity-wise.
February 6, 2006 |
Georgetown allowed Aaron Gray to look like the next coming of Patrick Ewing in the first half. In the second half, Pittsburgh's 7-foot center didn't even score. Hoya Coach John Thompson III went to a matchup zone to stop him and he pulled Gray away from the basket on defense by using Jeff Green as a point forward. Those moves allowed the 17th-ranked Hoyas to overcome a 15-point first-half deficit and survive a late rally for a 61-58 victory over No. 9 Pittsburgh on Sunday at Washington.
March 13, 2006 |
The Kansas Jayhawks considered their only loss over the last two months a bit of a fluke because they did so many things wrong. Given another chance against the Texas Longhorns, the Jayhawks showed why they think they're the best team in the Big 12. Handling with ease the big-game pressure that rattled them in Austin two weeks ago, No. 17 Kansas was terrific outside and played great defense to beat the eighth-ranked Longhorns, 80-68, Sunday at Dallas in the final of the conference tournament.
March 22, 2007 |
The key for the Southern Illinois Salukis will be to resist the lure. Kansas basketball plays full speed ahead, the way every kid who ever picked up a Nerf ball and began running toward the little basket on his closet door wants to play. Run, then dunk, then run some more. Kansas, the top-seeded team in the NCAA West Regional, will play No. 4 Southern Illinois today at HP Pavilion and the Salukis (29-6) spent Wednesday explaining that they will not end up the way Kentucky did.