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  • June 29, 2006: Here's The Deal: Five Huskies Taken; Trading Frenzy Sends Gay To Memphis

    As the early shock of Rudy Gay's drop down the board to No.8 faded into the bigger shock of seeing Marcus Williams alone in the green room, it was clear that the NBA draft was as unpredictable as everyone predicted it would be. Four UConn players -- Gay,...
  • Spotlight On Hasheem Thabeet

    UConn career highlights: Thabeet goes down with Emeka Okafor as the best shot blockers in UConn history and one of the greatest defensive forces in recent NCAA history. Thabeet (417) is second on UConn's all-time blocks list to Okafor (441). He...
  • April 4, 2004: Semi Sweet. Huskies Rally To Beat Duke

    Originally published April 4, 2004 The clinching free throw was a swish and as it went in Emeka Okafor began to leap into the Texas night in a way that he never has before in his UConn career. All around him there was bedlam and shock. The Huskies...
  • They're Riding High Out Of The West Again

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The three-pointer by Derrick Williams that would have ended this jubilant, most improbable UConn season bounced off the rim. Kyle Fogg kept the rebound alive and the three-pointer by Jamelle Horne that would have ended this...
  • Lakers' poor perimeter defense contributes to New Orleans' hot outside shooting

     
    The Lakers coaching staff will have plenty of film to dissect and plenty of notebooks to fill regarding the team's defensive breakdowns in its 108-100 loss Monday to the New Orleans Hornets. You can concentrate on the team's poor interior D, its poor...
  • Top Magic and NBA News: Tuesday, April 20

     
    Joakim Noah fed off the boos last night in Cleveland. He's probably pretty happy he gets to go back to Chicago. If you missed it, Noah said two days ago that Cleveland is boring and he doesn't like it. Cleveland fans didn't appreciate that. Noah didn't...
  • Lakers lose to New Orleans, 108-100

     
    New Orleans Hornets 108, Lakers 100 (final) This was not a good loss for the Lakers -- not when they are trying to get some momentum heading into the Western Conference playoffs and certainly not when they are playing a New Orleans Hornets team that is...
  • Magic need to make deal for Chris Paul happen

     
    I love Jameer Nelson’s energy. Love his hustle. Admire his leadership. Think he's a great guy. But personal feelings should never get in the way of business. And right now, it’s good business for the Orlando Magic to try to trade for disgruntled...
  • Magic are willing to keep spending — for this year, at least

     
    For now at least, the Orlando Magic will continue to spend to produce a winner....
  • Dwight Howard named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

     
    Dwight Howard's stellar offensive start has not gone unnoticed. The Orlando Magic center has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the NBA announced on Monday afternoon. Howard averaged 23.3 points, 13.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game in...
  • Dwight Howard leads Eastern Conference in all-star voting

     
    After the first returns of this year's all-star balloting, no player in the Eastern Conference has received more votes than Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. Howard ranks second overall in voting with 611,561 votes, behind only the Lakers' Kobe Bryant,...