February 26, 2004 |
The John Wooden Award got a boost in prestige with the announcement Wednesday that CBS would televise the trophy presentation April 10 at 10 a.m. from the Los Angeles Athletic Club. It marks the first time since the inception of the award in 1976 that a major network will televise the trophy presentation.
April 24, 2004 |
NBA Commissioner David Stern denied a protest Friday filed by the New York Knicks, who claimed the clock stopped twice during the final 1:50 of their Game 3 loss to the New Jersey Nets on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The league acknowledged the two stoppages occurred but determined neither was detrimental to the Knicks, spokesman Brian McIntyre said. Knick President Isiah Thomas wanted the NBA to order the teams to replay the final 1:50 of the game the Nets won, 81-78.
March 17, 2004 |
The New Orleans Hornets put forward Jamal Mashburn on the injured list Tuesday because of swelling in his right knee. Mashburn, averaging 20.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 19 games, had surgery on the knee during training camp and sat out the first 44 games. The Hornets also said forward P.J. Brown would sit out at least two games because of a sprained left ankle. Brown was injured in Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors.
November 5, 2007 |
TORONTO -- On this day, at least, Ray Allen was the obvious choice among Boston's big three to get the ball with the game on the line. Allen made the winning three-point basket with less than three seconds to play, and surpassed 17,000 points by finishing with 33 in the Celtics' 98-95 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. T.J. Ford had tied it at 95-95 on a three-point shot with 4.4 seconds left in overtime.
December 13, 2009
Mike Dunleavy benefited from two replay reviews and made two free throws with one-tenth of a second left to help the Indiana Pacers withstand Gilbert Arenas' first triple-double in 5 1/2 years and beat the Washington Wizards, 114-113, on Saturday night. Arenas had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double and his first since March 19, 2004. With Indiana down by a point and out of timeouts, T.J. Ford drove to the basket, and the ball was tipped out of bounds by Washington's Brendan Haywood.
December 20, 2009
Tim Duncan dunked over Roy Hibbert with 4.6 seconds left to give San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich his 700th win, a thrilling 100-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. Hibbert blocked Duncan's first attempt with time winding down before the Spurs forward grabbed the ball back and went over Hibbert for the winning score, the last of his 19 points. T.J. Ford missed a fadeaway jumper as time expired for the Pacers, who blew a 13-point lead going into the fourth quarter.
March 19, 2004 |
Memphis Grizzly guard Bonzi Wells and New Orleans Hornet center Jamaal Magloire were fined $5,000 apiece by the NBA on Thursday for throwing a basketball into the stands in separate games. Wells tossed the ball into the stands during the third quarter of the Grizzlies' victory over Philadelphia in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday. That night, Magloire did the same thing in the third period of Miami's victory over the Hornets. * Indiana forward Ron Artest missed practice to deal with a personal matter.
April 14, 2005 |
According to Minnesota Timberwolf owner Glen Taylor, the team's acquisitions of Latrell Sprewell and Sam Cassell two summers ago were a "failed experiment." For a story published in Wednesday's editions of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Taylor said he regretted trading for Sprewell and Cassell -- despite significant contributions from the two veterans that led to a run to the Western Conference finals last season. The Timberwolves are 41-37 this season.
January 5, 2005 |
The man buying the Cleveland Cavaliers said Tuesday that he didn't think a gambling-related arrest when he was in college will affect the deal. Dan Gilbert was arrested in 1981 while a student at Michigan State. He was fined, given probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, but he has no permanent criminal record since the charges were dismissed. Gilbert said the gambling involved a weekly football pool that he likened to a poker game.