Latest 2007–08 NBA season Stories

2009-07-03 19:43:50

Free agent Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu found a new home Friday by agreeing to a five-year, $50 million contract with the Portland Trailblazers. The 30-year-old, 6-foot-10 inch Turkoglu averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 77 games last season while helping Orlando qualify for its second ever trip to the NBA Finals, where the Magic lost in five games to the Los Angeles Lakers. He became expendable June 25, when the Magic acquired forward Vince Carter from the New...

2009-05-04 16:09:47

LeBron James, who led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a league-best 66 regular-season victories this season, has been selected the NBA's most valuable player. James, at a Monday news conference at his alma mater St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, was given the Maurice Podoloff Trophy, indicative of the MVP award. To be voted most valuable player of the NBA is unbelievable, James said. "People asked me the last two days, how do I feel? I don't know because it's an individual award...

2009-03-02 14:35:00

New Jersey's Devin Harris and New Orleans' David West were selected the NBA players of the week, the league said Monday. Harris was named the Eastern Conference player of the week while West took the honor for the Western Conference for games played Feb. 23-March 1. Harris led the NBA with a 35.7 points-per-game average over three games. He had 39 points, including a game-winning half-court shot against Philadelphia. He also had 42 points against Chicago. He is the second player this season...

2009-02-19 20:39:21

The NBA trade deadline came and went Thursday without any of the league's major names changing teams. Speculation had increased during the past week that both Amare Stoudemire and Shaquille O'Neal of the Phoenix Suns would be traded. Vince Carter and Rasheed Wallace were also among the high-profile names included in trade talk. All of them stayed put Thursday. Instead, the biggest deals just before the deadline involved the New York Knicks, who made separate trades with the Chicago Bulls and...

2009-01-31 22:26:07

Tony Parker scored 25 points Saturday, boosting the San Antonio Spurs to a 106-93 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Manu Ginobili added 22 points and Michael Finley 20 for the Spurs, who have won eight of nine home games against the Hornets. Tim Duncan had 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for San Antonio, which has a three-game lead over New Orleans in the NBA Southwest division. Chris Paul had 38 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Hornets, who had won five of seven...

2006-07-01 18:16:56

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Carmelo Anthony agreed to a five-year contract extension worth approximately $80-million with the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, the first day of free agency in the National Basketball Association. Anthony, 22, agreed to the deal just 12 hours after the league's free agency period began, accepting the maximum contract amount he could have signed under the terms of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement. The third overall pick in the 2003 draft cannot officially...

2006-04-25 18:07:10

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Avery Johnson of the Dallas Mavericks was named NBA coach of the year on Tuesday, in his first full season in charge. After 16 seasons as a player winning an NBA championship ring with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999, Johnson retired in 2004 and has made a seamless transition to the coaching ranks, guiding the Mavericks to a franchise record-equaling 60 wins. Johnson received 63 first-place votes and 419 points to lift the honor ahead of last year's winner Mike...

2005-12-14 01:04:06

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shaquille O'Neal scored 30 points on his first start since coming back from injury and Pat Riley enjoyed a winning return as Miami Heat coach in a 100-97 road win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Riley, the team's president and former coach, took over coaching duties for a second time earlier this week when Stan Van Gundy resigned for personal reasons. The alarm bells would have been ringing when he saw Miami's double-digit lead in the fourth quarter drop to...

2005-12-06 15:59:11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has been suspended two games for throwing an elbow at the head of Phoenix Suns guard Raja Bell, the NBA announced Tuesday. The incident occurred early in the third period of the Hawks' 112-94 loss to the Suns on Sunday at America West Arena in Phoenix. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Smith will serve his suspension, without pay when the Hawks visit the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night and the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.