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Jason Kidd Hanging Up His Sneakers

40-year-old Knicks vet announces retirement after 19 NBA seasons

(Newser) - Veteran NBA player Jason Kidd announced his retirement today, after playing 19 NBA seasons. "I think it is the right time," the 40-year-old Knicks point guard told ESPN . "When you think about 19 years, it has been a heckuva ride. Physically, I want to be able to... More »

Obama, NBA Stars Play Hoops for Troops

'Wounded warriors' watch; reporters boxed out

(Newser) - President Obama played basketball today with a constellation of NBA stars and a ringer from the national champion UConn women's team. Service members injured in action and participants in the White House mentoring program watched, but the press pool waited outside, the Washington Post reports. Retired stars Magic Johnson and... More »

Diaw Has Near Triple-Double in Suns Rout

Phoenix avoids series sweep by defending champion San Antonio

(Newser) - Boris Diaw had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in one of the best playoff performances of his career, and the Phoenix Suns stayed alive with a 105-86 rout of San Antonio on Sunday. Diaw, starting in place of injured Grant Hill, also led the Suns' vastly improved defense,... More »

Nash Leads Suns' Rout of Minnesota

With 14 points and 11 assists, sits out the final quarter

(Newser) - Steve Nash had 14 points and 11 assists, then sat out the final quarter Friday night while the Phoenix Suns completed a 117-88 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Amare Stoudemire had 24 points in 28 minutes as five Suns reached double figures. Grant Hill, out for the previous three games... More »

Stoudemire Helps Suns Take Down Nets

Star's 16-point third quarter sparks winning rally

(Newser) - The Phoenix Suns may want Amaré Stoudemire to be involved in double technical fouls more often, after last night's 110-104 win over the New Jersey Nets, reports the Arizona Republic. Stoudemire and Vince Carter were called for technicals after getting mixed up in the third quarter. Stoudemire exploded afterward, scoring... More »

Billups, Pistons Set Down Suns in Overtime

Phoenix sees seven-game winning streak go by the boards

(Newser) - Detroit scored the last six points in overtime, including a three-point play by Chauncey Billups, as the Pistons defeated Phoenix, 110-105, snapping the Suns' seven-game winning streak. Billups had nine of his 32 points in the extra session and helped pick up the slack for the ailing Richard Hamilton, who... More »

Suns Blaze Past Rockets

Flawless Amare leads Phoenix to 7th straight

(Newser) - The Suns reminded the recently unbeatable Rockets what it's like to be left in the dust, posting record stats on its way to a 122-113 triumph and a jump to third in the Western Conference. White hot from the start, Phoenix shot a mind-boggling 76% in the first half, with... More »

Billups, Pistons Embarrass Shaq, Suns

Detroit shoots 52% from field, shuts down the Suns' new big man

(Newser) - Shaquille O'Neal's time in Phoenix hasn't elicited the desired results yet, unless losing 116-86 to Eastern Conference power Detroit is what the Suns had in mind when trading for the big man. The Pistons had scoring balance with six players in double figures and were dominant from midway through the... More »

Nash Dishes Win For Suns Over Wizards

Visiting Bulls win fourth straight vs. Detroit; Knicks lose again

(Newser) - "Awesome" was the word that Phoenix's coach used to describe his team's offense after a big win Wednesday; tonight's game qualified too, as Steve Nash had 19 assists in a 122-107 victory over the Washington Wizards, reports AP. Phoenix got 27 points from Amare Stoudemire, and the team shot... More »

Sun Also Rises for Grant Hill

Phoenix bolsters three-spot, signs injury-plagued, seven-time All-Star

(Newser) - After a promising run in Detroit, followed by a disappointing, injury-ridden tenure in Orlando, Grant Hill will compete toward the sunset of his career in Phoenix. There, he will supplement lanky smooth-passing Frenchman Boris Diaw at the small forward position. Hill's agent emphasized that Hill was more focused on contending... More »

Orlando Lands Rashard

Magic nab 2007's biggest free agent early with 24-hour blitz

(Newser) - The Sonics lost their second marquee player of the offseason when the Magic signed Rashard Lewis to what is thought to be $75-85 million over five seasons, the maximum allowed. The 6-10 forward averaged over 22 points per game last season, second on the team to Ray Allen, who was... More »

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