June 30, 2003 |
Robert Horry's Laker career could end tonight, after 6 1/2 seasons, three championships and a handful of memorable jump shots that earned him a reputation as a big-game player. The Lakers are not expected to exercise a $5.3-million option on Horry's contract for next season.
May 3, 2004 |
Miami and New Orleans will have one more chance to shove, scream and squabble. The only first-round series in the NBA playoffs to last beyond five games will go the distance. On a day when the New Orleans Hornets were the verbal and physical aggressors, defensive specialists P.J. Brown and George Lynch gave Baron Davis enough offensive help to force a deciding Game 7 with an 89-83 victory Sunday. "It's going to be a war, just like every other game in this series.
March 23, 1994 |
Derrick Coleman and Kenny Anderson each scored 25 points as the New Jersey Nets beat the Clippers, 105-102, Tuesday night for their sixth straight home victory. P.J. Brown scored six of his 12 points in the final 1:44 and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Nets, who have won 14 of their last 16 at home. New Jersey opened the fourth quarter with an 8-0 run to take an 84-79 lead.
June 29, 2005 |
NBA players approved their new labor agreement Tuesday, and Chicago Bull center Antonio Davis was elected president of the players' association at the union's annual convention in Las Vegas. About 60 players were in attendance, and the vote to ratify the tentative labor agreement was "overwhelmingly in favor," union spokesman Dan Wasserman said. The union reached agreement with the league on a six-year deal last Tuesday. It replaces a seven-year pact that expires Thursday.
May 18, 1997 |
Alonzo Mourning had the last word in Game 6. When his improbable three-point basket sank the New York Knicks, he punched the air and shouted a profanity at the hostile Madison Square Garden crowd. Now, New Yorkers are cursing their team's failure to deliver a knockout blow in the fight-scarred playoff series against the Miami Heat. Instead of playing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final in Chicago today, the Knicks face Miami in a climactic Game 7.
April 26, 2000 |
The Miami Heat handed the Detroit Pistons a particularly painful loss Tuesday night. Grant Hill, hurting so badly that he could no longer play, hopped to the bench early in the third quarter and kicked the back of a chair in frustration. And when Jamal Mashburn made an eight-footer with six seconds left, Miami won, 84-82, to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. Game 3 is Saturday at Detroit. "We're in a heck of a hole that Miami has created," Piston Coach George Irvine said.
December 21, 1996 |
For the golfer who has everything, now there is the golf edition of Monopoly. And, no, you don't land in a bunker instead of going to jail. Players try to buy tournaments, golf courses and resorts and charge their opponents for playing--make that landing--on your real estate. And for the record, the top two properties are not Park Place and Boardwalk, but Pebble Beach and Pinehurst. * Trivia time: Who is the only pitcher who faced the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves and Atlanta Braves?
July 12, 2000 |
It appears Toronto forward Tracy McGrady is headed to Florida, but he won't be playing alongside Grant Hill as a member of the Orlando Magic. McGrady, who has been pursued by the Magic, told the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday night that he wants to play for Miami and will inform the Heat of his decision as early as today. "It'll end the suspense," he said. Magic General Manager John Gabriel confirmed that the Heat is pursuing McGrady in a sign-and-trade deal.
December 9, 2000 |
The learning-on-the-job experience for rookie Darius Miles took a turn Friday when he spent much of the game playing power forward against Charlotte big men P.J. Brown and Lee Nailon. Miles, who finished with only four points and four rebounds, played well, and his block of a fourth-quarter layup by the Hornets' Jamal Mashburn will certainly be a candidate for Clipper highlight play of the year.
January 19, 1998 |
Penny Hardaway is weeks away from returning to the Orlando Magic . . . and months away from leaving? Shaquille O'Neal--who knows the player, the organization, the town and the story line--predicts his former teammate and former team will part company at the end of the season as Hardaway bolts via free agency. His own history provides the perspective, though the noteworthy caveat is that O'Neal has not spoken to Hardaway on the matter.