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2009-09-10 13:10:08

Veteran guard Allen Iverson, introduced as the newest member of the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday, said he's out to prove his detractors wrong. The 34-year-old guard said he was hurt by newspaper articles suggesting his best years are behind him. This year for me, it's personal. It's going to be like my rookie season all over again, Iverson said. It hurts. I read the papers. I listen to some of the things people say ... about my struggles last season, saying I lost a step. They (are) trying to...

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2009-09-09 14:00:04

Veteran point guard Allen Iverson confirmed Wednesday in a message on Twitter that he has joined the Memphis Grizzlies. Neither Iverson nor the Grizzlies disclosed details, but ESPN reported the 13-year veteran received a one-year deal worth $3.5 million. The Commercial Appeal first reported Iverson's signing Tuesday and said his contract is filled with incentives. The nine-time NBA All-Star earned nearly $21 million while playing for Detroit and Denver last season. I think Allen Iverson is...

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2009-04-29 12:53:04

Denver Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups has earned the 2008-09 NBA Sportsmanship Award, given annually for ethical behavior, fair play and integrity. Billups led with 82 first-place votes and a total of 2,478 points. Boston's Ray Allen and Detroit's Antonio McDyess finished second and third in voting done by NBA players. Others receiving votes were Washington's Antawn Jamison, San Antonio's Michael Finley and Golden State's Ronny Turiaf. Billups, a 6-foot-3 inch, 12-year veteran, helped the...

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2009-04-23 00:21:47

Chauncey Billups scored 31 points Wednesday and Denver pulled away with a huge fourth quarter to defeat New Orleans 108-93. The Nuggets opened a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series, which moves to New Orleans for the third game Saturday. Denver owned a 10-point lead to begin the fourth quarter, then went on an 18-5 run to start the period. The Nuggets made 9-of-16 tries from 3-point range and hit a higher percentage from outside the arc (56) than from inside it (48). Billups, obtained...

2009-04-05 20:33:36

Will Bynum's 32 points, four rebounds and seven assists Sunday led the Detroit Pistons' 104-97 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. Bynum's career-high point total helped justify his replacing the disgruntled Allen Iverson, who complained about his lack of playing time before the team decided last week to sit him for the rest of the regular season because of back problems. Charlotte led 69-68 after three periods, but Bynum's four free throws in the final 11 seconds secured Detroit's victory....

2009-04-03 17:44:31

The Detroit Pistons decided Friday to sit guard Allen Iverson for the rest of the regular season because of his ongoing back injury. The move follows comments by the outspoken Iverson about his limited playing time. The 12-year veteran returned to the court against his former squad, Philadelphia on March 29 following a 16-game absence due to a sore back and was put behind Michael Curry in Detroit's starting lineup. After talking with Allen and our medical staff, we feel that resting (him) for...

2009-04-02 12:31:42

Detroit Pistons guard Allen Iverson is angry about being made a bench player following a 16-game absence with a back injury. Since his return on Feb. 25, the 12-year NBA veteran, a perennial all-star, has played sporadically off the Detroit bench behind Michael Curry. After playing only 18 minutes in Tuesday's 79-73 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he openly voiced his frustration. Eighteen minutes, c'mon, man, the volatile Iverson said. I can play 18 minutes with my eyes closed, with a...

2009-03-29 20:43:48

Will Bynum scored nine of his 12 points during a fourth-period rally Sunday, helping the Detroit Pistons record a key 101-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pistons trailed 89-83 early in the fourth, but Amir Johnson's two free throws capped a 10-0 run, giving them a 93-89 lead with 5:27 remaining. Detroit shot 52.8 percent from the floor and pulled within 1 1/2 games of the 76ers for the No. 6 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. Tayshaun Prince led the way for Detroit with 21...

2009-03-20 22:25:32

A career-high, 22-point effort from Will Bynum Friday helped the Detroit Pistons pull away late for a 108-90 decision over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Pistons have defeated the Clippers in each of their last 13 meetings. Detroit played without four of its top five scorers -- missing Rodney Stuckey (flu), Richard Hamilton (groin), Allen Iverson (back) and forward Rasheed Wallace (calf). Anthony McDyess picked up the slack by scoring 24 points to go with 17 rebounds. Detroit, which holds down...


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