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  • Spotlight On Ben Gordon

    Spotlight On Ben Gordon
    Ben Gordon averaged 18.5 points on the Huskies' second national championship team after averaging 19.5 as a sophomore. He finished sixth on the Huskies' all-time scoring list with 1,795 points in three seasons. He was the most prolific scorer on UConn's...
  • 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...
  • Chris Paul and Hornets too much for Mavericks in overtime

    Chris Paul and Hornets too much for Mavericks in overtime
    NEW ORLEANS This time, it was Jason Terry with the fourth-quarter glory. And even his heroics weren't enough. The Mavericks rallied, then faltered at the end of regulation, and they had nothing left in overtime as the New Orleans Hornets ran away with...
  • 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...
  • 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,...