Allen Iverson

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Other Celebs' 'Indefinite Breaks'

Michael Jordan played baseball; Daniel Day-Lewis cobbled

(Newser) - With his plan for an “ indefinite break ” from golf, Tiger Woods isn’t the only celebrity to take some time out of the limelight for one reason or another. The Wall Street Journal lists some others:
  • Michael Jordan: The Tiger pal left to try baseball after winning three
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NBA Pros Deserve Oscars for Crying Foul

Players turn on the acting and sound effects to convince refs to give the call

(Newser) - The grunts and bellows of pro basketball players approaching the hoop has become as much a part of the game as the dribbling, the New York Times reports. Players shout to alert—or, as often, persuade—the ref that they are being fouled before they take a basket. LeBron James,... More »

Pistons Trade For Iverson, Send Billups to Denver

Forward McDyess also leaves as Detroit gambles on oft-unhappy scorer

(Newser) - The Detroit Pistons have agreed to acquire guard Allen Iverson from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for guard Chauncey Billups and forward Antonio McDyess, the Detroit Free Press reports. The 33-year-old Iverson, a former league MVP with a reputation as a malcontent, hasn’t helped Denver get deep into the... More »

Kobe Scores 22 as Lakers Seize 3-0 Series Lead

Anthony, Iverson combine for 31 as Nuggets dig deep hole

(Newser) - Once again, the Denver Nuggets couldn't keep their emotions or Kobe Bryant in check. Bryant scored 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers took a 3-0 lead in their first-round series, routing the flustered Nuggets 102-84 tonight. The Nuggets are going to have to get more out of their All-Star... More »

Iverson, Nuggets Move Closer to Playoff Berth

Denver controls own destiny, just needs a win Wednesday

(Newser) - Allen Iverson scored 33 points and J.R. Smith sparked the Nuggets out of their early doldrums with a 23-point performance in Denver's 111-94 rout of the Houston Rockets on Sunday night, putting the Nuggets on the cusp of the NBA playoffs. All Denver has to do now to get... More »

Jazz Damage Nuggets Run to Playoffs

Okur scores 20 and grabs 15 rebounds as Utah downs Denver

(Newser) - Mehmet Okur had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Deron Williams added 19 points and 11 assists, and the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 124-97 last night to strengthen their hopes of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Jazz won three of four against their rivals... More »

Denver Beats Golden State

AI leads the Nuggets closer to playoffs with 33 points

(Newser) - Allen Iverson scored 33 points, J.R. Smith added 24 off the bench and the Denver Nuggets took control of the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 114-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. The win moved Denver a game ahead... More »

Nuggets Rout Clippers 117-99

Anthony, Iverson lead way to keep Denver tied with Golden State for final playoff spot

(Newser) - Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, Allen Iverson added 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and the Denver Nuggets routed the Los Angeles Clippers 117-99 Tuesday night to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race. Linus Kleiza added 15 points, Marcus Camby had 13 points and 18 rebounds,... More »

Nuggets Knock Warriors, Take 8th Slot

119-112 victory was a critical one for Denver

(Newser) - With a 119-112 victory over Golden State, the Nuggets grabbed sole possession of the West's eighth playoff spot for the first time since February, and secured the advantage in any potential tiebreaker. Still, "we're not out of the woods, baby,'' Denver coach George Karl reminded the Rocky Mountain ... More »

Denver's Smith Closes Out Memphis

"Who shot?" J.R. goes for 25 points in fourth quarter

(Newser) - The Nuggets entered halftime down 57-51, and J.R. Smith had just two points entering the last frame, but Smith then scored 25—including 21 from long-range—and his team prevailed over the Grizzlies, 120-106. Denver's dynamic duo of Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson combined to add 49, and Marcus... More »

Raptors Collapse Late, Nuggets Prevail 109-100

Rare flash of anger for Bosh as Toronto falls to .500

(Newser) - Toronto forward Chris Bosh came an assist short of his first triple-double, but it didn't make his team's latest loss any easier. The Raptors frittered away a 17-point first-quarter lead to the resilient Nuggets, who ended with a 13-2 run to win 109-100 and bump Toronto back to .500, reports... More »

Cavs Stop Raptors, LeBron Hits Milestone

Nuggets outscore Nets while Grizzlies snap long road losing streak

(Newser) - LeBron James scored 29 points and became the all-time leading scorer in Cavaliers franchise history in a 90-83 victory over potential first-round playoff opponent Toronto. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 16 points, Devin Brown scored 14, and Damon Jones knocked down two crucial three-pointers early in the fourth for the Cavs, reports... More »

Nuggets Fall in AI's Return to Philadelphia

Iverson gets standing O from crowd, 115-113 loss from former mates

(Newser) - The soldout Wachovia Center exploded when Allen Iverson’s name was called during pre-game introductions, as the diminutive guard who started his career in Philadelphia, and carried the franchise to an NBA finals, received a 1:05 standing ovation from the 20,674 in attendance. Unfortunately for Iverson his former... More »

Nuggets Blast Sonics in 168-116 Win

Anthony, Iverson lead Denver to an NBA season high in points

(Newser) - The Denver Nuggets scored early and often, late and often, and plenty in between, in a 168-116 win over the Seattle SuperSonics last night, reports the Associated Press. Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and Allen Iverson had 24 for the Nuggets, who led by as many as 55 points in... More »

Spurs Return to Form, Dunk Nuggets 107-103

Clippers deal Heat 6th straight loss; Wade done for the season

(Newser) - San Antonio averted a third straight loss in a nail-biter against Denver, prevailing 107-103 after a tie game at 100 with two minutes remaining. Tim Duncan led six Spurs in double figures with 23 points and 18 rebounds. Allen Iverson had 28 for the Nuggets despite a fractured ring finger... More »

Triumphant Nuggets Enjoy Battling Spurs

Paul steers Hornets past Nets, Bucks watch Blazers prevail at wire

(Newser) - The Nuggets enjoyed the challenge of facing the reigning NBA champions, putting away the Spurs 109-96 by beating them to boards and stuffing point guard Tony Parker. Manu Ginobili led San Antonio in both points (24) and boos (numerous and resounding), while Allen Iverson swept to 29 points and nine... More »

Red-Hot Rockets Win Again

Houston ties franchise record with their 15th straight triumph

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets continued to soar with their franchise-tying 15th straiht win last night. Houston’s latest victim, the Denver Nuggets, fell 103-89.  Tracy McGrady led the way for the Rockets with 22 points, reports the Associated Press. Shane Battier, continuing to raise his game, added a season-high 20... More »

Warriors Spark in Shutdown of the Sixers

AI leads Nuggets past Clippers, Heat finally get road win at Sonics

(Newser) - Stephen Jackson and Monta Ellis each scoring 21 points is something Golden State fans expect. But rookie Brandan Wright posting a career-high 12 points and seven rebounds in only 17 mintues was a bonus, says the San Francisco Chronicle. The surging Warriors posted a 119-97 win over the 76ers, who... More »

Hotshot Nuggets Shred Sonics 138-96

In total contrast, Blazers fend off ice-cold Clippers in 82-80 duel

(Newser) - Denver came off a three-game skid in a big way, shooting 67% as a team to decimate the hapless SuperSonics 138-96. "After a while, it did feel easy," admitted Allen Iverson, whose 31 points topped the night. Seven Nuggets scored at least 12 points in the cakewalk, the... More »

Red-Hot Pistons Outlast Nuggets

All Detroit starters in double digits in 98-93 victory

(Newser) - Though the Nuggets put up more resistance than the Pistons may have expected, Detroit still had enough horsepower to win the 98-83 contest, the Free Press reports. Three Pistons scored 20 points and every starter hit double digits to make Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony's combined 51 points appear moot.... More »

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