Saturday, February 7, 2009

All Star Rosters (now with 100% more Ray Allen!)


NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen will replace injured Orlando guard Jameer Nelson next week in the NBA All-Star game.

Allen was added to the Eastern Conference team Thursday by commissioner David Stern after Nelson was forced to pull out because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Allen joins teammates Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on the roster for the Feb. 15 game in Phoenix.

"He should have been on there, so it's nice," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "Having those three doing things together is nice, so I'm happy with the news."

heh, labrum/
anyway the rosters as they stand now (chris paul will still likely be replaced due to injury:


David West
Tony Parker

Dwight Howard

Joe Johnson
Danny Granger
Paul Pierce
Devin Harris
Rashard Lewis

Friday, February 6, 2009

NBA subtracts rebound from LeBron's triple-double

By Official Release
Posted Feb 6 2009 4:02PM

NEW YORK -- The NBA announced today that a statistical error was made during the Cleveland Cavaliers-New York Knicks game on Feb. 4 at Madison Square Garden.

Cavaliers forward LeBron James was incorrectly credited with a rebound with 39.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter that should have been awarded to Cleveland forward Ben Wallace. Due to the correction, James finished Wednesday's game with nine rebounds -- one rebound short of a triple-double -- while Wallace ended with two rebounds.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lakers win in Boston


BOSTON(AP) Ray Allen was still on the floor, knocked on his back, when the Los Angeles Lakers began hugging and chest-bumping under the 2008 NBA Championship banner that was earned at their expense.

"I wish we would have come here last year with this kind of attitude,'' said Pau Gasol, who scored 24 points with 14 rebounds Thursday night to lead the Lakers to a 110-109 overtime victory over Boston.

"Nobody backed down,'' he added. "We were as physical as anybody.''

In a rematch of an NBA finals in which the Celtics outmuscled the Lakers to the title, Lamar Odom made a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left in overtime and Los Angeles held on with physical defense against Paul Pierce and Allen that prevented either All-Star from getting off a clean shot.

The loss snapped the Celtics' 12-game winning streak and dropped them to 0-2 against the best in the West. Boston trails the Lakers by percentage points for the best overall record in the NBA, and would lose a tiebreaker for home court advantage in the finals - if they both make it back.

"It would be great,'' Pierce said.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cavaliers top Toronto 101-83


- Lebron youngest to reach 12,000 points

- Cavs are 23-0 at home


Saturday, January 31, 2009

Anthony returns with a (moderate) bang

ABC News --

Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points in his first game back from a broken right hand, lifting the Denver Nuggets to a 110-99 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.

Nene had 22 points, hitting 10 of 11 shots, and 12 rebounds, his 14th double-double of the season. Linas Kleiza chipped in 21 points.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Win in Detroit gives Boston 10 in a row

Although Detroit is not the team they once were they are still a good test on the road for the defending champs.


Monday, January 26, 2009

It's called quintuple, Chris

CBS: Paul falls three steals shy of quadruple-double

NEW ORLEANS -- Chris Paul stole the ball and rocketed the other way, spinning a one-handed floater off the glass as he was fouled, then slapping the padding under the basket with both hands in celebration.

"He's amazing," Hornets forward Peja Stojakovic said. "He does so many things for this ballclub, and he's getting better and better."

Paul had 27 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds and seven steals for his league-leading fifth triple-double of the season, and the New Orleans Hornets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 101-86 on Monday night.

Penetrating adeptly into crowds of defenders inside, Paul hit several tough, off-balance baskets while being fouled, once while falling onto his back in the lane and another time while stumbling away from the hoop after taking a knee to the groin by Sixers center Samuel Dalembert.

It was the second time this season Paul came within a few steals of a quadruple-double, but when asked about that, he could only critique the few times he mishandled the ball or unloaded an errant pass.

"A couple more turnovers and I would have had whatever you call five," Paul said.