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2009-08-28 18:55:53

The NBA suspended Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith seven games Friday after his guilty plea in a 2007 car accident in New Jersey that left a friend dead. Smith will miss the start of the 2009-10 season. The Denver Post said a police report said Smith's friend, Andre Bell, was killed when Smith's 2003 GMC Yukon sped around a stopped car and through a stop sign on June 9, 2007. Smith was charged with improper passing, failure to stop, speeding (67-plus miles per hour in a 35 mph zone), reckless...

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2009-07-01 13:36:09

Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith must spend 30 days behind bars in New Jersey for a fatal crash and spend 500 hours with children in hospitals. Smith, 23, legally Earl J. Smith III, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Millstone Municipal Court to reckless driving, the Asbury Park Press and The Denver Post reported. Smith was behind the wheel on June 9, 2007, when he drove through a stop sign, causing a collision that left his friend, Andre Bell, with fatal head injuries. Judge Debra Gelson imposed a...

2009-05-25 23:48:04

Denver, handicapped by Carmelo Anthony's injury and illness, relied on their role players Monday to extract a 120-101 win from the LA Lakers. While Anthony, hobbling on a bad ankle and suffering from a stomach virus, managed just 15 points on 3-for-16 shooting, Chauncey Billups and J.R. Smith produced 24 points apiece to even the best-of-seven Western Conference final series going into Game 5 Wednesday in Los Angeles. Linas Kleiza added in 10 points and Chris Andersen had 14 rebounds as the...

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...

2009-05-09 20:54:45

Carmelo Anthony's 3-pointer with one second left Saturday boosted Denver to a 106-105 win over Dallas and a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. Anthony, who sank just 9-of-24 shots, had recorded a dunk to cut Denver's deficit to 105-103 with 28.5 seconds left. Chauncey Billups led the Nuggets with 32 points, three assists and three rebounds. Despite his game-long shooting woes, Anthony scored 31 points with eight rebounds. Kenyon Martin scored 12 with four rebounds, and J.R. Smith...

2009-05-06 01:15:49

Carmelo Anthony and Nene scored 25 points apiece Tuesday, boosting the Denver Nuggets to a 117-105 win over Dallas for a 2-0 lead in the Western semifinals. J.R. Smith added 21 points and Chauncey Billups 18 as the Nuggets, who took the series opener 109-95 Sunday, won for the 15th straight time at home. Anthony got 15 of his points in the decisive fourth quarter and Nene's point total was a playoff career-best. The Mavericks got a game-high 35 points from Dirk Nowitzki. Jason Terry added 21...

2009-04-30 00:28:57

J.R. Smith hit two 3-pointers during a third-period run Wednesday and Denver advanced to the second round of the playoffs by downing New Orleans 107-86. The Hornets, victims of an historic and embarrassing loss in the fourth game of the opening-round series, battled Denver on even terms through more than half of the fifth game. Denver, however, ran off 14 consecutive points while holding New Orleans scoreless for more than 4 minutes of the third quarter. That led to the Nuggets winning a...

2009-04-27 22:45:27

Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and the Denver Nuggets beat New Orleans 121-63 Monday to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinals. The 58 point difference tied the record for the largest margin of defeat in NBA playoff history, set March 19, 1956, when the Minneapolis Lakers crushed the St. Louis Hawks, 133-75. Anthony also had seven assists and six rebounds. Chauncey Billups had 17 points and eight assists for Denver, which shot 56.6 percent from the floor. Chris Paul, hobbled...

2009-04-25 16:39:05

Chris Paul scored a team-high 32 points Saturday to lead New Orleans to a 95-93 win over Denver in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal. The all-star point guard added 12 assists, but his only points in the fourth period came on free throws. David West scored 19 points with nine rebounds. Rasual Butler scored 17 points, including 3-of-4 3-pointers, while James Posey scored 13 points with nine rebounds, and sank a key free throw in the final seconds. New Orleans closed its deficit...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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