Category: Nba

Mavs C Haywood active, Barea starts for Stevenson

“The plan is that we’ll give it a shot, and hopefully it will go well,” said Mavs coach Rick Carlisle. Carlisle said Haywood has worked hard to reduce swelling and has had multiple MRIs on the hip. He said he hopes the adrenaline of playing in the NBA Finals will take care of whatever soreness […]

Pick your poison, LeBron or D-Wade

It’s almost like Erik Spoelstra and Carlisle are playing Russian Roulette in these NBA Finals but Carlisle takes his turn with three or four of the chambers full instead of one for Spoelstra. Miami’s mentor, despite doing his best Lou Holtz impersonation on a daily basis, is concerned with just one chamber, albeit a very […]

NBA Finals Game 4: Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks

9:00 PM ET, June 7, 2011 American Airlines Center The Heat take a 2-1 series lead into game four of the NBA Finals against the Mavericks. The line for Dallas at Bet33 is -3 (-110). The money line is -150 for the Heat and +130 for the Mavericks. The Over/Under is 187 (-110). In game […]

NBA Finals Game 3: Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks

After their end-of-game collapse in game two of the NBA finals the Heat will try to let the game go again as the series moves to Dallas for the first of three games on the Mavericks’ home floor. The Mavs rallied from 15 points down in the final 7 minutes to beat the Heat 95-93 […]

Mavericks’ Haywood day-to-day with injury

Haywood did not participate in practice on Saturday after playing just eight- plus minutes in Game 2, a 95-93 win over Miami that tied the series. The 7-footer has averaged 16 minutes off the bench in the playoffs and is putting up 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 points to go along with one block per game.

Shaq heads to retirement with a laugh

That’s the nickname Shaquille O’Neal coined for himself as he formally announced his retirement at his Windermere, Florida home Friday. O’Neal had posted a short video on his Twitter feed Wednesday to break the news, but made it official at Friday’s press conference. “Father Time has finally caught up with Shaquille O’Neal,” he said. The […]

Walsh stepping down as Knicks president

A statement from owner James Dolan said Walsh will stay on as a consultant for the 2011-12 season, but leave his current position. “Following a long series of discussions regarding his future role with the New York Knicks, Donnie Walsh and I have mutually agreed that he will be leaving his position as president, basketball […]