Archive for January 13th, 2008

Antawn Jamison cleaning the glass

With 33 rebounds over Washington’s last two games, Antawn Jamison has boosted his rebounding average to a career-high 10.9 rebounds per game. Also averaging 21.3 points per game, Jamison joins Orlando’s Dwight Howard as the only two players in the Eastern Conference that average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. Additionally, with 23 double-doubles to date this season, Jamison has more double-doubles than any other forward in the Eastern Conference, and ranks 6th overall in the NBA.

Caron Butler rocking the charity stripe

Caron Butler enters play having connected on his last 33 free throw attempts. Butler last missed a free throw on December 28th in New Jersey. In that game, Butler missed his first free throw — a technical — but connected on his final three foul shot attempts in that game. He has since made 30 more consecutive free throws over the last seven games, brining his streak to 33 consecutive free throws made. On the season, Butler is 136-of-152 from the charity stripe; a career-high .895 clip.

Joakim Noah benched by teammates

The AP reports: Chicago Bulls rookie Joakim Noah was benched for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks — by his teammates. They delivered a unanimous vote after the rookie from Florida was involved in a confrontation with assistant coach Ron Adams in practice before Friday’s game at Philadelphia. Noah was inactive for the Philadelphia game for internal disciplinary reasons, but the players told interim coach Jim Boylan one game was not enough.

Shaq returns to practice

SportsTicker reports: Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal may be close to getting back into the lineup. O’Neal returned to practice Sunday after spending five days in Los Angeles receiving treatment for bursitis in his left hip, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Marbury misses game with sore ankle

The AP reports: Point guard Stephon Marbury missed the Knicks’ game against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night because of a sore left ankle. The Knicks don’t believe there was a specific play where Marbury was hurt. He scored 13 points Friday night in a loss to Toronto, then didn’t practice Saturday.

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