March 18, 2012 |
The Lakers are left wondering how they'll fill the leadership gap that Derek Fisher provided in previous seasons. Meanwhile, Fisher is left wondering if an NBA team will pick him up. After the Lakers traded Fisher for Jordan Hill to the Houston Rockets, a Lakers spokesman said "our understanding is he took a buyout. " ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne first reported that Fisher took the buyout, is expected to be waived Monady and hopes to sign with a contender. The report mentions Fisher could sign with any team except the Lakers if he clears waivers by Wednesday.
November 3, 2009 |
Rookie Chase Budinger scored 17 points and was one of eight Houston players to score in double figures as the Rockets beat the Utah Jazz, 113-96, Monday night. The Rockets pulled away with a 13-0 run early in the fourth quarter and won in Salt Lake City for the first time since spoiling the Jazz's home opener two years ago. Aaron Brooks had 19 points and nine assists and Luis Scola had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Rockets (3-1), who made eight of their first 12 shots in the fourth quarter to blow open a three-point game.
April 17, 2013 |
JERUSALEM -- At least two rockets landed in the Israeli town of Eilat on Wednesday morning, police said, and residents of the Red Sea resort community reported a number of explosions as well as an air raid siren. No injuries were reported. A battery of the Iron Dome missile defense system was recently deployed in the area following intelligence pointing to possible rocket attacks by jihad activists in Sinai. The system did not intercept the rockets that landed in a construction site and an open space shortly after 9 a.m. local time.
May 17, 1998
The final two episodes of "From the Earth to the Moon" have been broadcast on HBO. This series, to the credit of Tom Hanks ("Fly Him to the Moon," by Paul Brownfield, April 5), was not only entertaining but remarkable for its attention to minor details that are part of the larger sweep of any endeavor. The recounting of this magnificent milestone of human aspirations and engineering was disappointing in that, like earlier depictions of space projects, the story begins after all the hardware has been delivered to the launch site.
November 3, 2013 |
Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step. The hypersensitive hulk returns to the same court for the first time Monday night to face the Clippers, having gone from ejected in his final game as a Laker to elated in his first week as a Houston Rocket. "I'm just happy to be on the floor playing, being a lot healthier than I was last season," Howard told reporters a few days ago. "I'm just full of joy. " Why wouldn't he be?
April 2, 2010
Luis Scola had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and made consecutive baskets in the last 81 seconds of overtime to help lift the Rockets to a 119-114 victory over Boston on Friday. Aaron Brooks scored 30 with nine assists for the Rockets, hitting a three-pointer with nine seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Chase Budinger added 24 points. Paul Pierce scored 27 points and Rajon Rondo 23 for Boston, which has lost three straight at home. Rondo added 10 assists to surpass Bob Cousy for the Celtics' single-season franchise record.