Latest 2006–07 NBA season Stories

2009-05-03 18:47:39

Denver, led by Nene with 24 points and Carmelo Anthony with 23, went on a 19-4 fourth-quarter run Sunday en route to a 109-95 playoff win over Dallas. The Nuggets took a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Leading by just 82-80, Denver began the game-winning spurt early in the final quarter. The Nuggets hit 54.8 percent of their field goals and forced the Mavs into 20 turnovers. J.R. Smith finished with 15 points and Anthony Carter added 12 for Denver. Dirk Nowitzki scored 28...

2009-04-05 21:23:43

Houston's Yao Ming scored 21 points Sunday in a 102-88 Rockets' victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, who clinched a playoff spot despite the loss. Louis Scola added 16 points and Ron Artest had 15 for Houston, which climbed to within a half-game of first-place San Antonio in the Southwest Division. San Antonio lost to Cleveland 101-81 earlier in the day. LaMarcus Aldridge and Brandon Roy each scored 22 points for the Blazers. Portland had already clinched its first Western Conference...

2009-04-05 18:56:48

Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points and Jason Kidd had 19 points and 20 assists Sunday, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 140-116 thrashing of the Phoenix Suns. Kidd's assists raised his career total to 10,142. He passed Earvin Magic Johnson for third place on the NBA all-time assists list and trails only former Utah Jazz star John Stockton, who had 15,806, and Mark Jackson, who accumulated 10,334 while playing for seven teams. Josh Howard added 24 points and Jason Terry had 18 for Dallas, which...

2009-04-03 22:36:18

A big game by LaMarcus Aldridge Friday led the Portland Trail Blazers to the brink of a playoff berth with a 107-72 whipping of Oklahoma City. Aldridge scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. The 35-point victory came on the heels of a 21-point win over Utah Tuesday. One more win by Portland or a loss by Phoenix during the rest of the regular season would give the Trail Blazers a post-season spot. Phoenix was in action late Friday against Sacramento. Brandon Roy contributed 15 points for...

2009-03-27 00:19:31

LaMarcus Aldridge was one of three Portland players with at least 20 points Thursday and the Trail Blazers handed Phoenix a critical 129-109 setback. The Suns had won seven in a row coming into the contest, but the loss left them 3 ½ games behind Dallas for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference. Aldridge scored 29 points, Brandon Roy had 26 and Rudy Fernandez 23, lifting Portland to within a game of Denver at the top of the Northwest Division. The Trail...

2009-03-14 00:15:25

Stephen Jackson scored 31 points Friday night and the Golden State Warriors cooled off Dallas with a 119-110 victory. The Mavericks were coming off back-to-back wins in Phoenix and Portland. After handing the Trail Blazers their first home loss in 13 games, the Mavericks came up empty against a Golden State team that had lost three of its previous four. Monta Ellis added 29 points and the Warriors made 24-of-31 free throw attempts. Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points for Dallas and Jason Kidd 21. The...

2009-03-12 00:03:45

Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry combined for 53 points Wednesday and Dallas held on down the stretch to defeat Portland 93-89. The Mavericks won their second crucial road game in as many nights to improve their chances of climbing out of the eighth playoff position in the Western Conference. That would allow them to avoid a first-round meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers. Only two games separate third from eighth place in the West and Dallas moved within a half game of Portland in the tightly...

2009-03-08 00:31:08

Brandon Roy had 31 points and six assists Saturday night to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 95-93 win over Minnesota. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds and Travis Outlaw had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who won for the fourth time in five games and improved their home record this season to 26-5. Ryan Gomes had 28 points, Randy Foye scored 23, and Sebastian Telfair had 18 points and seven assists for the Timberwolves, who have lost nine...

2009-03-06 00:35:46

Carmelo Anthony scored 38 points Thursday night and the Denver Nuggets stayed in front of the Northwest Division with a 106-90 decision over Portland. The Trail Blazers had won three in a row to move within a half game of Denver for the lead in the division. Portland's bid to take over the top spot, however, ran out of steam in the third quarter when they could not sustain a comeback that had brought them to within a point. Denver expanded its advantage to 11 by the end of the third and was...

2009-03-03 22:19:52

Stephen Jackson scored 23 points Tuesday, helping bring Golden State its first road win since Jan. 30 in a 118-94 win over Minnesota. Anthony Morrow and Corey Maggette had 17 and 16 points respectively for the Warriors. Randy Foye had 19 points for the Timberwolves, who have lost seven in a row and 15 of their last 17 games. Kevin Love added 18 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota, which hasn't had a home victory since Jan. 25.

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.