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2009-05-14 23:48:05

Aaron Brooks and Luis Scola halted a third-quarter charge Thursday and Houston downed the Los Angeles Lakers 95-80 to force a Game 7 in their playoff series. Houston won for the second time in three games without center Yao Ming, who is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a broken foot. The one loss without Yao, however, was a 40-point crushing in Los Angeles and that is where the Rockets must play the deciding game of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday. The winner of that...

2009-05-13 23:13:14

Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups teamed for 58 points in a hot shooting performance Wednesday, giving Denver a series-ending 124-110 win over Dallas. The Nuggets won the contentious series 4-1 and advanced to the Western Conference finals, where they will meet either the Los Angeles Lakers or Houston Rockets. Los Angeles will attempt to finish off the Rockets in Houston on Thursday. Anthony scored 30 points and Billups had 11 assists to go with his 28 points. J.R. Smith added 18. The...

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2009-05-10 18:39:46

Aaron Brooks had 34 points Sunday and the Houston Rockets blasted off with a 29-point first quarter, going on beat the Los Angeles Lakers 99-87. Shane Battier scored 23 -- 12 of them in the opening quarter, which ended with the Rockets leading 29-16. The win pulled Houston into a 2-2 with the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. Game 5 will be played Tuesday in Los Angeles. Houston played without all-star center Yao Ming, who will miss the rest of the playoffs after suffering a...

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2009-05-09 21:45:00

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming will miss the rest of the NBA playoffs because of a small hairline fracture in his left foot, the team said Saturday. Yao underwent a CT scan Saturday that revealed the injury, suffered in Friday night's 108-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series. No surgery is needed but the all-star's expected recovery timeline is between eight to 12 weeks, the team said. Yao Ming had an initial test taken in the early morning...

2009-04-30 23:33:15

Ron Artest scored 27 points Thursday and Houston rolled to a 92-76 win over Portland that put the Rockets into the second round of the playoffs. Houston held the Trail Blazers to 37 points in the first half and Portland went quietly the rest of the way. The Rockets eliminated Portland in six games and earned a second-round meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers. It is the first playoff series triumph for Houston in a dozen years. A 3-pointer by Von Wafer touched off a 10-point run early in the...

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2009-04-29 13:14:19

The NBA has fined three coaches -- Rick Adelman, Nate McMillan and Doc Rivers -- $25,000 each for publicly criticizing referees during the playoffs. The coaches were fined for comments made after games. They fines were handed down by Stu Jackson, the league's executive vice president of basketball operations. I don' think there was anything that was disrespectful, the Portland Trail Blazers' McMillan told the Oregonian regarding his comments about inconsistent officiating in a series with...

2009-04-22 12:41:17

Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo says his 18-year NBA career is over, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. The end came on a left knee injury in the second quarter of Houston's 107-103 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Tuesday. The eight-time NBA All-Star and four-time Defensive Player of the Year fell to the ground in pain and clutched his left knee after playing just two minutes. He was carried off the floor at Portland's Rose...

2009-04-19 00:53:24

Aaron Brooks scored 27 points and Yao Ming had 24 Saturday to lead Houston to a 108-81 rout of Portland in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series. Brooks was 5-of-8 from 3-point range and Yao scored all his points in the first half for fifth-seeded the Rockets, who have been eliminated in the first round in all six of its playoff appearances dating back to 1997. Luis Scola scored 19 points and Ron Artest had 17 for Houston, which led by 11 after one quarter and took a commanding...

2009-04-15 22:21:02

Jason Terry scored nine points in a game-closing, 15-4 run Wednesday, giving Dallas a 95-84 win over Houston that cost the Rockets a division title. Houston slipped a game behind San Antonio in the Southwest Division on the final night of the regular season, leaving the Rockets facing a first-round playoff series with Portland. Dallas, which was not certain it would be in the playoffs until the final two weeks of the season, climbed all the way to a No. 6 seed in the Western Conference and...

2009-04-15 22:02:55

Michael Finley's 3-pointer sent the game into overtime Wednesday and San Antonio dominated from there to win a division title by downing New Orleans 105-98. The Spurs' victory, combined with Houston's loss to Dallas, made San Antonio champion of the Southwest Division and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. San Antonio will take on sixth-seeded Dallas in the opening round. New Orleans slipped behind Dallas into the No. 7 seed on the final night of the regular season and will...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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