Still not clicking on all cylinders, the Phoenix Suns are still winning. Steve Nash scored 30 points and had 10 assists and the Suns — playing without Amare Stoudemire — rallied from a 12-point second-quarter deficit and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-92 on Sunday night. Stoudemire, the Suns’ All-Star center, was sidelined because of soreness in his right knee.
David West and the New Orleans Hornets made up for their slow starts, something the Denver Nuggets couldn’t do. West missed his first eight shots before settling in and leading the Hornets over the Nuggets 93-88 on Sunday night, sinking two crucial baskets in the fourth quarter to help quash Denver’s comeback as the Hornets improved to 3-0.
The Detroit Pistons expected Jason Maxiell to provide an undersized post presence off the bench. They didn’t know that Jarvis Hayes was going to do the same thing. Maxiell and Hayes combined for 23 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, to help the Pistons rally for a 92-91 victory over the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night.
At last, something for Isiah Thomas and the Knicks to celebrate. Jamal Crawford scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and New York won its home opener for the first time in six years, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-93 on Sunday night. After an embarrassing offseason followed by a loss at Cleveland in their opener, the Knicks were finally winners again thanks to Crawford, who…
On this day, at least, Ray Allen was the obvious choice among Boston’s Big Three to get the ball with the game on the line. Allen made the winning 3-pointer with less than 3 seconds to play, and finished with 33 points in the Celtics’ 98-95 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. “A lot has been said about this team, what’s going to happen at the end of games, who’s going to take that…
The bank details of jockey Fergal Lynch were found at the home of professional gambler Miles Rodgers, a jury hears.
Halfway through the first quarter, the overwhelmed Baltimore Ravens probably thought they were playing today’s Steelers and all of Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl stars of the past. Turns out they were. Ben Roethlisberger tied the Steelers’ single-game record with five touchdown passes in the first half and Pittsburgh put on a Steel Curtain-like defensive show forcing four turnovers before halftime in a…
Larry Johnson spent Monday undergoing treatment and tests on his injured right foot amid fears Kansas City’s Pro Bowl running back could be sidelined for an extended period. The Chiefs said Johnson sustained a mid-foot sprain when he was tackled from behind after a short gain in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 33-22 loss to Green Bay.
Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler doesn’t have the hairline fracture in his left leg he feared. An MRI on Monday was negative, but coach Mike Shanahan said he didn’t know if Cutler would practice much this week or be under center Sunday at Kansas City. “He doesn’t have a stress fracture, which is a positive,” Shanahan said.
Bill Belichick could use the Patriots’ bye week to enjoy their biggest win of the season and their perfect record. He has other plans. Rather than spend the extra time savoring New England’s comeback at Indianapolis — “That’s not really what it’s for,” he said Monday — he’ll study his team and its next opponent, a team New England already has crushed by 31 points.
Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry and Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle LaJuan Ramsey were fined one game check each Monday by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for hits with the helmet. Landry was fined $16,764 for roughing the passer, specifically making helmet-to-helmet contact with New York Jets quarterback Kellen Clemens on Sunday.
Donovan McNabb isn’t losing his starting job after a mediocre half-season. No matter how far the Philadelphia Eagles plummet in the standings, coach Andy Reid plans to stick with the five-time Pro Bowl quarterback for at least the remainder of this year. “That’s where I’m looking at things,” Reid said Monday when asked if McNabb will remain the starter, barring another injury.