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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...
  • K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag

    K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag
    Well, that was fun, huh? Covering spectacularly bad teams and unexpectedly good teams are most beat writers' dream, and I've been lucky to do both thanks to the Tim Floyd-era, the 2004-05 Scott Skiles team and now this team. And this season has far...
  • 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...
  • Pau Gasol largely responsible for Lakers' 109-100 Game 1 loss to New Orleans Hornets

     
    Walking toward the exit of the Lakers' locker room, a team official paced nervously. "Where ... is Pau Gasol?" the official said to himself. The locker room just opened to the media at 11 a.m. Sunday, 90 minutes before the Lakers' Game 1 matchup with...
  • Lakers-Hornets Game 1: New Orleans 109, Lakers 100 (final)

     
    Welcome to a series. The Lakers got the opponent they wanted, and now they have exactly what they were fearing, a genuine first-round test. What happened to San Antonio at the hands of Memphis a few hours earlier managed to unfold at Staples Center this...
  • Lakers vs. New Orleans: Lakers even series with 87-78 victory over the Hornets

     
    An odd game, even a perplexing one. Little of that will be remembered in the long term after the Lakers earned a split of the opening two games of their playoff series against the Hornets by winning, 87-78, on Wednesday night at Staples Center. Though...
  • Lakers' 87-78 Game 2 victory over New Orleans Hornets featured a reliable supporting cast

     
    With the Staples Center crowd cheering during each swing of momentum as if it were an elimination game, Lakers forward Lamar Odom stepped onto center court. He had just accepted the award as the NBA's sixth man of the year, but it's conceivable that the...
  • Ticket demand for Lakers-Hornets series remain high

     
    The Lakers might not have acted like it in their 109-100 Game 1 loss Sunday to the New Orleans Hornets. But at least the fans got up for it. It is a shame, of course, that the Lakers' poor effort prompted the sellout crowd that paid on average $185 per...