November 1, 2013 |
Chris Paul not only led the Clippers to a victory over the Golden State Warriors in their home opener on Thursday night, he did something no other NBA player has done in a game since steals were first recorded in the 1973-74 season: score 40 or more points while having at least 15 assists and five steals, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Paul, who had 42 points to go along with 15 assists and six steals in the 126-115 win, is arguably the best point guard in the NBA. If you disagree, you better at least mention him with the likes of San Antonio's Tony Parker, Chicago's Derrick Rose, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, New Jersey's Deron Williams or anyone else you consider among the elite.
September 5, 2013 |
Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J. " Erving listed his picks as the top five NBA players of all time on Fox Sports Live on Tuesday, and he included three former Lakers. "I decided on my five when I was about 15 years old -- that was Wilt [Chamberlain], Bill [Russell], [Elgin] Baylor, [Jerry] West and Oscar Robertson," Erving said. "That's my five. " Oddly, Erving didn't include Lakers' center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but in the same breath called him the "best who ever played in the NBA. " Erving was joined in the interview by Gary Payton, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame over the weekend, and Charissa Thompson.
August 20, 2003 |
TNT has paired new NBA commentator Doug Collins with play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan as a broadcast team. TNT's other newcomer, Steve Kerr, will join Marv Albert and Mike Fratello as Jeff Van Gundy's replacement. Van Gundy left TNT to coach the Houston Rockets. Meanwhile, ABC Sports executive producer Mike Pearl has met with Al Michaels to discuss the possibility of the "Monday Night Football" announcer also doing NBA games.
April 11, 2005
One game after moving into ninth place on the NBA's all-time assist list ahead of Lenny Wilkens, New Jersey's Jason Kidd finished with a season-high 17 assists to spark the Nets to a 99-86 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday. Here are the top 15 all-time assist leaders: * Active *--* PLAYER ASSISTS SEASONS 1. John Stockton 15,806 19 2. Mark Jackson 10,323 17 3. Magic Johnson 10,141 13 4. Oscar Robertson 9,887 14 5. Isiah Thomas 9,061 13 6. Gary Payton * 8,478 15 7.
April 26, 2004 |
San Antonio Spur forward Tim Duncan made the All-NBA first team Sunday, becoming only the sixth player to receive the honor in each of his first seven seasons. Also on the first team were the Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett and New Jersey Net guard Jason Kidd. Garnett was the only player named on all 123 first-team ballots. The 6-foot-11 forward set career highs with 24.2 points and 13.
January 6, 1985 |
Oscar Robertson, the former NBA and University of Cincinnati star, is one of five athletes chosen to receive NCAA awards Jan. 14. Officials of the NCAA are to present the Silver Anniversary awards to the athletes at the NCAA convention at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 14. The awards are given annually to college athletes who graduated 25 years ago, and are based on the athletes' community contributions as well as undergraduate achievements.
April 24, 1988 |
Alex English scored 27 points Saturday night, and the Denver Nuggets clinched the Midwest Division championship with a 134-109 rout of the Clippers. Denver won 16 of its last 18 games to overcome Dallas' 5 1/2-game division lead in mid-March. The Nuggets, in control throughout, also got a standout performance from guard Lafayette Lever, who had 24 points and 13 assists, while Michael Adams and Danny Schayes each scored 20 points.
April 7, 1997 |
Center Olden Polynice scored nine of his 15 points in a decisive third quarter Sunday night, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 113-101 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics. Despite the return to the starting lineup of Shawn Kemp following a four-game benching for disciplinary reasons, Seattle lost for the fourth time in its last seven games. Chicago 110, Orlando 94--Michael Jordan scored 37 points to move into fifth place on the career scoring list at Orlando.