November 4, 1985 |
The Clippers and representatives for free-agent guard Norm Nixon negotiated by phone for several hours Sunday night in what agent Tom Collins called a final effort to reach a contract agreement. Collins, enlisted by Nixon to help attorney Fred Slaughter with negotiations, said late Sunday night that it is doubtful an agreement could be reached. He also said he and Nixon will fly to Houston this morning in hopes of receiving an offer sheet from the Rockets.
February 20, 1998 |
Joe Smith could not wait to join the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. But Smith, who traveled all day to join the team in Indianapolis after being traded by Golden State the day before, should have taken his time. Smith missed his first six shots and finished with seven points in an 82-77 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
February 27, 1990 |
Dominique Wilkins scored 36 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 17-point deficit in the third quarter Monday night to beat the Miami Heat, 123-114, at Atlanta for their third consecutive victory. The Heat took a 78-61 lead on a pair of free throws by Sherman Douglas with 6:28 left in the third quarter, but a tip-in by Atlanta's Moses Malone started a 27-10 run that tied the score, 88-88. Kenny Smith had 10 points for the Hawks during the run.
December 7, 1989 |
David Robinson scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half Wednesday night, including two free throws that broke a tie in the final minute at San Antonio, as the Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors, 121-119. Robinson's free throws with 41 seconds left broke a 114-114 tie. Willie Anderson's 10-foot jumper with 15 seconds left made it 118-114, and Terry Cummings' pair of free throws with 10 seconds remaining made it 120-114.
February 26, 1986 |
The hot Milwaukee Bucks, playing without a flu-stricken Sidney Moncrief, used the team concept and rolled past the Clippers, 114-99, Tuesday night for their ninth consecutive National Basketball Assn. victory. Eight Bucks scored in double figures, including forward Terry Cummings with 16 points and Paul Pressey with 10 points and a career-high 16 assists. "The whole concept is team, team play," Cummings said. "No matter how things are going, we always get back to it."
January 17, 1986 |
Terry Cummings scored 35 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks fought off a fourth-quarter rally by the Washington Bullets to score a 114-98 win Thursday night at Milwaukee. The Bullets, who trailed by as many as 23 points in the third quarter, pulled within 98-92 on a three-point shot by Leon Wood with 4:09 left. The Bullets closed to 103-96 on a three-point shot by Gus Williams with 2:13 to play, but got no closer.
February 15, 1999 |
Steve Kerr got his championship ring before the game and then found his three-point touch Sunday in his return to the United Center to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls, 89-76, at Chicago. The Spurs held a one-point lead in the fourth quarter when Kerr made consecutive three-point shots to give San Antonio a 68-61 lead. Kerr was three for three on three-point shots and finished with 11 points.
April 1, 1990 |
Akeem Olajuwon scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, becoming the second player in NBA history with 1,000 or more rebounds and 300 or more blocked shots in one season, as the Houston Rockets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 106-98, Saturday night at Houston. Olajuwon had five blocks, giving him 332 this season, and increased his rebounding total to 1,001.
February 22, 1998 |
All-Star center David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs continues to be bothered by an inflamed right knee and will be out another week. Robinson already has missed San Antonio's last two games. He is scheduled to be evaluated again on Wednesday. Robinson had to leave last Saturday's game against Phoenix in the first half due to soreness in the knee and missed the entire second half as the Spurs fell to the Suns, 94-81.
November 11, 1999 |
The UCLA basketball team is facing the possibility of being without swingman Ray Young, a potential starter, for several weeks because of the injured right thumb that kept him out of Wednesday night's 90-66 victory over a Lithuanian club team in the exhibition opener before 5,099 at Pauley Pavilion. Young is hopeful that he will be sidelined only another few days because of what is now being called a sprain, but that absence could grow to five to eight weeks if surgery is necessary.