Durant leads big rally at MSG as Nets storm past Knicks
Kevin Durant had 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, leading the Brooklyn Nets back from 21 points down to a 110-98 victory over the New York Knicks that strengthened their chances of the best spot possible in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.
2 ex-Texas sheriff deputies indicted in Black man's death
Camden, a former Williamson County Sheriff's Deputy, has been indicted on manslaughter charges in the March 2019 death of a 40-year-old Black man named Javier Ambler. The announcement Tuesday, March 30, 2021, comes two years after Ambler's death was filmed by the police reality TV series "Live PD." They were booked into a Travis County jail on Tuesday and released on $150,000 bond each within an hour, according to a spokeswoman for the Travis County Sheriff's Office. “We are very pleased to see that the Travis County District Attorney is serious about seeking justice for our family. Former Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody was also indicted last year on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into Ambler's death.
Doncic tops Curry in duel as Mavericks beat Warriors 134-132
Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic celebrates after sinking a three-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Dallas, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS – Luka Doncic couldn't top Stephen Curry's shoulder shimmy, or the second-best scoring night of the Golden State star's career. Doncic tied his career high with 42 points in a scoring duel with Curry, leading the Mavericks to an entertaining 134-132 win over the Warriors on Saturday. The duel between Curry and Doncic got going when they traded 3-pointers late in the first half. They did it again early in the second half, when Doncic hit another one after a Golden State turnover.
Jazz beat Mavericks 116-104 for 10th straight victory
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Playing without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell didn't slow down the Utah Jazz. Utah never trailed in a 116-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Jazz overwhelmed the Mavericks on both ends of the court on their way to their 10th straight victory and the NBA overall lead. Gobert’s dominance around the basket took Dallas out of it early and the Mavericks could never get back on track. The Jazz never let the Mavericks draw closer than 12 points the rest of the way.
Women's World Cup heads to a welcome Down Under in 2023
The Sydney Opera House is illuminated in support of Australia and New Zealand's joint bid to host the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, in Sydney, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women's World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later. The potential audience of more than 1 billion, according to FIFA, would outstrip the 2011 Rugby World Cup or the 2015 Cricket World Cup it co-hosted with Australia. New Zealand previously has hosted the under-17 womens World Cup and the under-20 mens tournament and had hoped, after the success of those events, to make a solo bid for the womens World Cup. We are looking forward to delivering the best ever FIFA Womens World Cup in both nations, one that will elevate the womens game and inspire women and girls around the world.Riley said she relished the chance to play her fifth World Cup in her homeland.
Pat Riley's Trade Moves Again Prove He's Best in the Game
He pulled off the unthinkable, and the Miami Heat just went from a fringe opponent in the Eastern Conference to a much more formidable contender this season. Riley, of course, traded Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters, and James Johnson to Memphis for Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder, and Solomon Hill. Riley once again proved he's playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers. Tyler Johnson, Hassan Whiteside, Dion Waiters, and James Johnson are all gone and with them, about $80 million the four players would be making in Miami this season. Before this trade deadline, that seemed hard to imagine as the team tried not to make any huge investments that went into 2021.browardpalmbeach.com
Pat Riley's Masterful Trade Moves Once Again Prove He's the Best in the Game
He pulled off the unthinkable, and the Miami Heat just went from a fringe opponent in the Eastern Conference to a much more formidable contender this season. Riley, of course, traded Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters, and James Johnson to Memphis for Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder, and Solomon Hill. Riley once again proved he's playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers. Tyler Johnson, Hassan Whiteside, Dion Waiters, and James Johnson are all gone and with them, about $80 million the four players would be making in Miami this season. Before this trade deadline, that seemed hard to imagine as the team tried not to make any huge investments that went into 2021.miaminewtimes.com
Dragic leads Heat by Blazers in Whiteside’s return, 122-111
MIAMI – James Johnson scored on his first possession in more than a month. Tyler Herro scored 11 points for Miami, as did Meyers Leonard in his first game against his former team. Former Heat center Hassan Whiteside, booed almost every time he touched the ball, finished with 21 points and 18 rebounds for Portland. Portland played without the services of CJ McCollum for the first time this season; he was out with an upper-respiratory infection. ... Johnson played for the first time since Nov. 27 and for just the second time at home all season.
James Johnson to travel with Heat to Hawks game
MIAMI - The Miami Heat have shown depth early in the season and now the rotation is about to get deeper. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra announced on Wednesday that forward James Johnson will be joining the team for the trip to Atlanta on Thursday. Johnson was held out of the start of training camp because he failed to meet the team's conditioning standards. The veteran had returned to practice with the team. However, Johnson did not play in the Heat's first four games.
Heat ready to start season against Memphis
MIAMI - The wait is over for the Miami Heat. Wednesday night Miami will tip off the season at home against Memphis. This will be the first season since Dwyane Wade retired and the Heat acquired All-Star Jimmy Butler. Center Bam Adebayo said he was excited because the Heat are actually starting a season at home, they usually open on the road. Ready to get out there and start the season."
James Johnson accepts responsibility for his conditioning issues
MIAMI - James Johnson is taking accountability for the slow start to his preseason. Johnson was unable to join the Heat for the start of training camp because he failed to reach the team's conditioning goals. "It's been tough for me, but it's a position I put myself in and it's a position I'm going to get myself out like always," he said. Johnson said it will be up to Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and team President Pat Riley when he's able to return to action. "It's just an eye-opener and you can never get comfortable in this league and I knew that," Johnson said.dJohnson said he's also spoken with Dion Waiters, who has been suspended for the opener.
Heat's James Johnson fails conditioning drills, to miss start of camp
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Miami Heat will be short one player at the start of training camp after forward James Johnson failed conditioning drills. The team announced Tuesday that Johnson will not participate in camp until "he fulfills and maintains those requirements." After playing the best basketball of his NBA career during his first two seasons with the Heat, Johnson struggled last season as he only played 55 games and averaged just 7.8 points per game. The Heat are holding this week's training camp at Keiser University's West Palm Beach campus. Miami will open its preseason schedule next Tuesday against San Antonio.