Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

 

Pierce carries Celtics to OT win over Bucks

The Associated Press on Nov. 03, 2010, at 11:25 p.m.
BOSTON — Paul Pierce stepped to the line, moved into NBA history and then finished off the Milwaukee Bucks. It was a moment he never would have dreamed of a few years ago. Pierce scored 12 of his 28 points in overtime to reach 20,000 points in his career, added …

Rondo brilliant as Celtics beat Pistons 109-86

By NOAH TRISTER on Nov. 02, 2010, at 10:15 p.m.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Paul Pierce stood in the corner with the ball and paused a little longer than he needed to, as if daring the Detroit Pistons to come out and guard him. Then he calmly made another open shot to give Boston a 20-point lead. It was that …
Bangor native Pete Babcock watches as the University of Maine men's basketball team goes through a Monday afternoon practice session at Memorial Gym in Orono. Babcock, a scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was believed to be looking at Black Bears junior Gerald McLemore. (BDN Photo by Gabor Degre)

Cavaliers scout, Bangor native visits UMaine

By Pete Warner on Oct. 25, 2010, at 8:26 p.m.
    ORONO — Pete Babcock's dream was to make it to the National Basketball Association.     While he admittedly didn't have the physical skills to play at that level, his knowledge of the game, inner drive and polished communication skills have made him a fixture in the NBA for more …

Speights leads 76ers over Celtics

The Associated Press on Oct. 12, 2010, at 9:50 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — After a disastrous 27-win season, the Philadelphia 76ers started a new preseason under first-year coach Doug Collins much the same way — with three straight losses. That finally changed on Tuesday night. Marreese Speights scored 19 points and Lou Williams added 16 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to …

Olajuwon keeps ‘The Dream’ alive in Dwight Howard

By ANTONIO GONZALEZ on Oct. 12, 2010, at 2:10 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had heard it all before, people offering constructive criticism and invitations to improve his game — he never really seriously listened. Until he received a phone call from Hakeem Olajuwon. That tends to happen when the voice on the other end of the phone is …

Jordan finally arrives on hoops video game cover

By BRIAN MAHONEY on Oct. 07, 2010, at 1 p.m.
NEW YORK — After all those championships and MVP awards, Michael Jordan has finally arrived — on the cover of a basketball video game. Jordan fronts NBA 2K11, a game that allows fans to add Jordan to their favorite team — if they can first replicate some of his greatest …

Shaq makes Celtics’ debut in 93-65 win over 76ers

The Associated Press on Oct. 06, 2010, at 11:30 p.m.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Shaq’s debut was a hit. Shaquille O’Neal scored eight points in his debut with the Boston Celtics and the defending Eastern Conference champions opened their preseason with a 93-65 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Ray Allen led Boston with 14 points, including two 3-pointers, …

LeBron’s next chapter starts with 105-89 Heat win

By TIM REYNOLDS on Oct. 05, 2010, at 8:05 p.m.
MIAMI (AP) — The Big 3 were together for merely three minutes. LeBron James and Chris Bosh more than picked up the slack after Dwyane Wade’s preseason debut came to a quick end. And with that, this era for the Miami Heat got off to a promising, but not perfect, …

Celts’ Allen may benefit from Shaq, Davis

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2010, at 8:16 p.m.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen may have even more space to get off his textbook jumper. The performance could have been a personal shooting video except that it happened in the spotlight of the last spring’s NBA Finals: Allen twists and turns away from defenders, coming off …

Celtics’ Allen may get more open shots behind Shaq

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2010, at 4:05 p.m.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen may have even more space to get off his textbook jumper this season. His performance in Game 2 of the NBA Finals was a clinic on outside shooting. Allen used twists and turns to get away from a number of defenders, …

Spoelstra sees challenge for Heat — and himself

The Associated Press on Sept. 24, 2010, at 9:39 p.m.
MIAMI — Erik Spoelstra’s days of anonymity are numbered. One night last February, Spoelstra entered a Miami Beach restaurant hotspot called Prime Italian, virtually unnoticed. The Miami Heat coach sat in the center of the dining room, most patrons having no idea who he was. His dining companion was former …

Spoelstra sees challenge for Heat — and himself

The Associated Press on Sept. 24, 2010, at 9:39 p.m.
MIAMI — Erik Spoelstra’s days of anonymity are numbered. One night last February, Spoelstra entered a Miami Beach restaurant hotspot called Prime Italian, virtually unnoticed. The Miami Heat coach sat in the center of the dining room, most patrons having no idea who he was. His dining companion was former …

Daily fantasy sports become a gambling reality

The Associated Press on Sept. 24, 2010, at 6:44 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — Sports fans are betting online each night on athletes’ performances — and it’s all legal. The bets are an exception to laws banning online gambling because they take the form of fantasy sports — where participants pick a team of real-life players in baseball, football or other …

NBA will whistle more techs for gestures

The Associated Press on Sept. 24, 2010, at 6:33 p.m.
NEW YORK — Tired of players complaining, the NBA plans to crack down this season on “overt” gestures, such as swinging a fist in the air in anger. Also, players can be called for technical fouls even if those actions weren’t directed at a referee. The league wants more respect …
 
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