Archive for May 5th, 2010

The AP reports:

An Ohio judge has sentenced a former NBA player to three years in prison for breaking into his neighbors’ home and attacking them.

Warren County Judge Neal Bronson sentenced 26-year-old Kirk Snyder on Wednesday and ordered him to pay $5,550 in restitution.

Snyder made no comment. His attorney argued for probation.

The AP reports:

The New Orleans Hornets say a formal announcement of a change of ownership will not happen until next week at the earliest.

Team spokesman Harold Kaufman says the schedules of top team officials has been complicated by an ongoing search for a new head coach.

Garnett, Perkins miss practice

The AP reports:

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett is nursing a mild mid-foot sprain that has kept him out of practice…

Center Kendrick Perkins also missed practice. He hyperextended his right knee in the shootaround before Monday night’s game, but played anyway.

The AP reports:

Kobe scores 30, Lakers beat Jazz

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Gasol added 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the Lakers methodically pounded the ball down low in a 111-103 victory over the Jazz on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.

Andrew Bynum had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the defending NBA champions, who ruthlessly exploited their twin 7-foot starters’ height advantage, along with the 6-foot-10 Odom’s presence off the bench.

With 64 points in the paint, a 58-40 rebounding advantage and 13 blocked shots, the Lakers maintained a medium-sized lead throughout the second half of a disjointed, foul-choked game that lasted over 2 1/2 hours…

“We’re not going to be frustrated,” said Carlos Boozer, who had 20 points and 12 rebounds…

Paul Millsap had 26 points and 11 rebounds, with the undersized power forward single-handedly keeping the Jazz in the game at times. C.J. Miles added 20 points for Utah, which will get three days off to plot another way to counter the Lakers’ obvious advantages down low…

Deron Williams managed 15 points on 4-for-16 shooting and nine assists for the Jazz, who never were close to being blown out—but who just didn’t have the size or the game plan to keep up with Los Angeles’ patient inside game.

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