Tag:Dwight Howard
Posted on: June 10, 2009 11:05 am
Edited on: June 10, 2009 11:06 am

Howard leads Magic and the Pens force a Game 7

Constant gardener

Dwight Howard dominates and Phil Jackson ruminates. The Lakers coach performs his specialty after the Lakers' 108-104 Game 3 loss: hints about missed calls. Fair? Who cares, get used to it, Ken Berger says. | Doyel

Finals: LAL 2, ORL 1 | Notes | Hey!

Home extension

There will be a Game 7 in Detroit for the Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh extends this series' home-ice streak with a 2-1 victory. Wes Goldstein says the Penguins don't let bad memories lead to another heartbreaking Game 6.

Finals: DET 3, PIT 3 | Notes: Pens' stars stopped | Talk!

Fate of Floyd

Tim Floyd resigns as USC coach, a month after allegations he paid to help steer O.J. Mayo to the program. The one-and-done star costs Floyd his reputation and career, says Gary Parrish, who wonders who is next.

Coaching changes | Parrish: Thoughts | B/R: DeRozan's stock | Speak!

Posted on: June 1, 2009 10:53 am
Edited on: June 1, 2009 10:53 am

Wings go up 2-0 and Cleveland gets more bad news

Two good

The Penguins are ready to leave the Red Wings' Wild kingdom. Pittsburgh gets the early lead, but Detroit scores three straight goals to win 3-1 in Game 2. It's two games in, but the Finals are over, Wes Goldstein says.

Series | Malkin avoids suspension | Notes | Ratings | Hey!

Little town of horrors

The Cavaliers and the Indians pile on the heartbreak to the poor fans of Cleveland once again, Scott Miller says in Weekend Buzz. In his Look Ahead, Danny Knobler wonders if the Brewers will pursue Jake Peavy.

Sizemore on DL; V-Mart out | B/R: Indians | Rumors | Speak!

Beyond belief

Dwight Howard says God is on the Magic's side, and He will be the reason Orlando wins its first NBA championship. Mike Freeman says the Almighty doesn't have the time to care who wins the Finals. Column

Nelson to return? | Magic 103, Cavs 90 | Series | Speak!

Posted on: May 27, 2009 12:47 pm

Judge's 10 impact people and Magic take 3-1 lead

Key club

Tom Brady's healthy. Ditto Shawne Merriman. Those are gimmes. And from there Clark Judge deals his top 10 impact people for '09, from Jason Peters to a Colts coach to misfit QBs and two key kids. Full story

B/R: Most exciting | BlaqOptic: Top 100 | Fantasy: Cards

Magic's spell

Orlando means business. Dwight Howard comes up big in overtime and the Magic outlast the Cavs 116-114 to take Game 4 and a 3-1 series lead. Mike Freeman says it looks like more heartbreak for Cleveland sports.

Berger: Bravo | Doyel: LBJ | Freeman: Ring? | Series

May-Jay! May-Jay!

Sorry Cinderella fans, but the big boys are back in town. After some surprising starts, order has been restored in the baseball universe. But hey, you still have the Padres, Larry Dobrow says. Power Rankings

B/R: Power Groupings | $500 Million: More Rankings

Posted on: May 15, 2009 11:58 am

Magic, Rockets force a Game 7

Reappearing act

Dwight Howard gets his shots, and Orlando will get a Game 7. Howard goes for 23 points and 22 boards to lead the Magic past the C's 83-75. Orlando gets what it needs -- Howard to dominate, Ken Berger says.

Series: Celtics 3, Magic 3 | Postseason bracket | Speak!

Motor still running

The defending champion Red Wings use the home-ice edge in Game 7 for a nail-biting 4-3 win over the Ducks to reach the Western finals against Chicago. Wes Goldstein says Detroit advances because it has depth.

Series: DET 4, ANA 3 | Picks | B/R | Talk! Last time!

Push it to the limit

Looking for heart and desire? The Rockets have all you need. Luis Scola steps up with 24 points and 12 rebounds to help Houston continue to defy the odds and hold off the Lakers 95-80 to force a Game 7. Full story

Series: Lakers 3, Rockets 3 | Picks | B/R: Retire, Phil | Hey!

Posted on: May 7, 2009 12:19 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2009 12:22 pm

Pierce steps up and Dodd's Post-Spring Top 25

Champs respond

Three points from Paul Pierce, but Boston beats Orlando 112-94 in Game 2 behind Rajon Rondo's triple-double. With the champs so vulnerable, you have to question the heart of Dwight Howard, Mike Freeman says.

Related Links: Series: 1-1 | Game 3: Alston out? | Speak!

Repeat offenders

Tim Tebow and defending champion Florida are loaded -- again -- and sitting No. 1, but usual party crashers Boise State, TCU, BYU and Utah find homes in Dennis Dodd's Post-Spring Top 25. Column | Talk 2009!

Related Links: Dodd: Good, bad, ugly | Friedgen | Darst: Tebow thong

Out of nowhere

Maybe now someone will notice Scott Richmond. Scott Miller tells the fascinating tale of Toronto's emerging No. 2 starter, whose journey to the majors included three years as a dockworker and four colleges. Story

Related Links: Jays (20-10) rout Angels | B/R | Power Rankings | Eh!

Posted on: April 23, 2009 10:46 am
Edited on: April 23, 2009 10:50 am

Magic hold off Sixers and Rangers edge Capitals


The Magic are a good team, even when Dwight Howard struggles. As the Defensive POY deals with foul trouble, Orlando blows an 18-point lead but holds off Philadelphia 96-87 to even the series at 1. Full story

Related Links: Series: Tied at 1 | B/R: Howard | Yo!

Taking control

Alex Ovechkin finally breaks into the scoring column, but the Rangers edge the Capitals 2-1. Chris Drury and Paul Mara score to push New York to a 3-1 lead in the series. Game 5 is Friday in Washington. Story

Related Links: NYR 3, WAS 1 | B/R: Is Ovechkin NHL's Iverson? | Talk!

Double vision

Want a draft sneak preview? Using the latest scuttlebutt from their best sources, Rob Rang and Chad Reuter dish up 10 predictions on what's going to go down this weekend in New York. Story

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