Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko throws the behind-the-back assist for the Haier Play of the Day for October 10, 2007. NBA Properties 2005
Troy Hudson hits the game-winner in the Warriors’ 111-110 victory of the Lakers on October 9, 2007. NBA Properties 2005
Kobe Bryant may get his wish after all. Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss said he would consider trading Bryant, the NBA’s scoring leader the past two seasons, under the right circumstances. “I would certainly listen,” Buss told three Los Angeles-area beat writers covering training camp in Honolulu on Wednesday.
David Stern is confident that Europe is ready to host a regular-season NBA game. The NBA commissioner, who watched the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-81 in a preseason game at London’s O2 Arena, said Thursday that the British capital would be the best place to start. “Their are only a handful of arenas
Hedo Turkoglu scored 20 points to lead eight Orlando players scored in double figures and the Magic routed the Charlotte Bobcats 123-99 in an NBA exhibition game Wednesday night.
Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points to lead Indiana to a 101-96 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night in Jim O’Brien’s exhibition debut as Pacers coach.
Rookie Yi Jianlian’s second exhibition game was a lot different from his first. The first-year forward scored 12 points — and committed just four fouls — as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Utah Jazz 90-81 on Wednesday night. Jianlian, who came off the bench in the second quarter, went 4-for-11 from the field, including 1-for-2
Joey Crawford officiated his first NBA exhibition game Wednesday night after being suspended for the end of last season and the playoffs for improper on-court conduct. Commissioner David Stern suspended Crawford in April for his conduct toward San Antonio’s Tim Duncan. Crawford ejected Duncan from San Antonio’s loss to Dallas after calling a second technical
Ray Allen scored 28 points and Kevin Garnett chipped in against his former team in the Boston Celtics’ 92-81 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA preseason game Wednesday.
Kevin Martin scored 27 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Seattle SuperSonics 104-98 on Tuesday night in the debut of new coaches in Reggie Theus and P.J. Carlesimo.
Yi Jianlian made his debut for the Bucks, but fellow rookie Joakim Noah looked more like a polished pro in Milwaukee’s 93-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Washington Wizards center Etan Thomas will undergo heart surgery Thursday. Thomas, a six-year veteran, missed the start of training camp after a routine physical revealed an abnormality. After further evaluation, the team announced Wednesday that surgery would be required to repair a leaking aortic valve.