NBA, College Roundup, Schedule
Published on April 18 2013 6:24 am
Last Updated on April 18 2013 6:27 am
Written by Millie Lange
Jackson "Itching" To Return To NBA
(Bristol, CT) -- NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson is apparently ready to come out of retirement. ESPN reports the former Bulls and Lakers coach is "itching" to return to the game, but possibly in a front office role rather than the sidelines. Jackson was considered the leading candidate for the Lakers head coaching job when Mike Brown was fired in November, but the job went to Mike D'Antoni instead. The 67-year-old Jackson retired as coach of the Lakers in 2011. He owns a record 11 NBA championships as a coach.
NBA Postseason Set
The NBA postseason is set after the regular season ended on Wednesday. The playoffs start on Saturday with the Knicks hosting the Celtics in a best-of-seven series. The Lakers defeated the Rockets to earn the seven-seed and will face the Spurs on Sunday afternoon.
Bulls Lock Up Fifth Seed
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls locked up the fifth-seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 95-92 win over the Wizards. Chicago will take on the Nets in the first round of the playoffs. Chicago, at 45-37, will not have home court advantage. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 15 rebounds in the win.
Carmelo Wins NBA Scoring Title
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is the winner of the NBA scoring title. Anthony averaged 28.7 points per game this season, with Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant his closest competitor at 28.1 points per game. Both players sat out their team's regular season finale last night. Durant had won the last three NBA scoring titles.
UIC Extends Moore
(Chicago, IL) -- The University of Illinois at Chicago has given head men's basketball coach Howard Moore a three-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. Moore led the Flames to an 18-16 record this season. UIC advanced to the postseason for the first time since 2004, and defeated Chicago State in the first-round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
Golden State's Curry Tops Allen's Three-Point Record
(Portland, OR) -- Stephen Curry has made the most three-point field goals in a single NBA season. Curry hit his 270th three-pointer in Golden State's regular season finale on Wednesday. He finished with four three-pointers in the game and has 272 for the year, which surpasses Ray Allen's mark of 269 set in 2005-06 with Seattle. Curry's previous season-high was 166, which was in his rookie season.
Wednesday, April 17 Scoreboard
New York Knicks 98, Atlanta Hawks 92
Toronto Raptors 114, Boston Celtics 90
Charlotte Bobcats 105, Cleveland Cavaliers 98
Brooklyn Nets 103, Detroit Pistons 99
Milwaukee Bucks 95, Oklahoma City Thunder 89
Philadelphia 76ers 105, Indiana Pacers 95
Denver Nuggets 118, Phoenix Suns 98
Memphis Grizzlies 86, Utah Jazz 70
Chicago Bulls 95, Washington Wizards 92
Dallas Mavericks 99, New Orleans Hornets 87
Minnesota Timberwolves 108, San Antonio Spurs 95
Miami Heat 105, Orlando Magic 93
Golden State Warriors 99, Portland Trail Blazers 88
Los Angeles Lakers 99, Houston Rockets 95 (OT)
Los Angeles Clippers 112, Sacramento Kings 108
(End of Regular Season)
Wednesday, April 17 Scoreboard
No Games Scheduled