Thursday, April 19, 2012

Game notes: April 18, 2012.

  • The Spurs have won 9 of 11 road games and have five games left in the regular season.
  • Stephen Curry said he likely won't test his ankle fully for at least another month.
  • Portland has made at least six 3-pointers in 20 consecutive games, tying the franchise record set in 2008.
  • John MacLeod, who holds the Suns' franchise records for victories and tenure as coach, was inducted to the team's "Ring of Honor" at halftime. MacLeod's Suns 579-543 from 1973 to midway through the 1986-87 season. 
  • Jason Terry broke a tie with Chauncey Billups (1,783) for No. 4 on the NBA career 3-pointers list with his first one Wednesday night. He had three pushing his total to 1,786. At No. 3 on the list is Kidd, who has 1,874 after his latest four.
  • Nuggets G Wilson Chandler's season is done because of a bad hip. He said he hopes to have surgery next week
  • Orlando outrebounded Boston 51-37. ...
  • The Celtics observed the 50th anniversary of the fifth of their 17 world championships with a halftime ceremony. Seven members of the team that beat the Lakers were introduced -- Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Sam Jones, Tom Sanders, Jim Loscutoff and Frank Ramsey.
  • Memphis reserve Gilbert Arenas sat out the game with an injured finger on his shooting hand.
  • The Hornets announced before the game that Chris Kaman likely will miss the rest of the season with a bruised left tibia.
  •  Memphis reserve  Hamed Haddadi recorded a career-high four blocks.
  •  Stoudemire will work out Thursday with the expectation that he will return from a bulging disk in his back Friday against Cleveland. ... Knicks reserve forward Jared Jeffries was a late scratch with a sore right knee.
  • The Nets are 1-7 without Williams this season.
  • Toronto's 23 points in the second half were the fewest allowed in any half by the Heat this season. Miami's previous one-half defensive best was 30 in the first half at Philadelphia on March 16
  • Lebron James appeared to tweak his ankle on a photographer in the first quarter, shortly before he aggravated a finger injury that's been bothering him for a few weeks.
  • Eddy Curry checked in with 3:30 left, and got a dunk 11 seconds later that got virtually everyone on the Heat bench to their feet.
  • Toronto Jamall Magloire, a former Heat locker-room favorite, said before the game that he plans on playing again next season.
  • Tyrus Thomas, who was involved in a postgame locker room altercation with Silas earlier this week, left the game with a sore right knee.
  • Charlotte's last win came on March 17
  • The Pistons rested F Tayshaun Prince while in the midst of three games in three nights.
  • The Hawks played without C Erick Dampier, who was sidelined by a strained left calf
  • Wittman said chances were "probably slim" that F Andray Blatche, who hasn't played since March 18 because of "conditioning problems" would return this season
  • Bucks F/C Larry Sanders didn't play because of stomach flu
  • It appears Cavs C Anderson Varejao's season is over. He hasn't played since breaking his right wrist on Feb. 10. Scott said the team hasn't made a decision on whether Varejao will return, but with just five games left, it's unlikely. 
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