St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
TampaBay.com
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather
tampabay.com

printer version

NBA

Webber returns to form

Compiled from Times wires
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 8, 2003

MILWAUKEE -- Chris Webber made his return from an injury a strong one.

He had 18 points, 13 rebounds and six assists after missing the last two games as the Sacramento Kings beat the Bucks 101-76 Tuesday night. Mike Bibby added 20 points.

"Chris does so much for us," Kings coach Rick Adelman said after his star forward played 33 minutes. "Hopefully, his knee is a thing of the past."

Webber, who had a bruised left knee, shot 9-for-22, but it was his defensive presence, rebounding and looking for his teammates that helped pace the Kings' attack.

Ray Allen, playing on two sore ankles, led Milwaukee with 16 points, and Tim Thomas added 13. It wasn't enough as the Bucks, who were without point guard Sam Cassell, finished with their lowest point total this season. The previous low was 78 on Dec. 3 at Washington.

Doug Christie had 12 points and Damon Jones added 10 as the Kings won their third straight.

ROCKETS 94, WOLVES 86: Maurice Taylor had six of his 18 points during a 19-0 run in the second quarter for host Houston. Leading 23-15, Minnesota went 0-for-10 during a span of 6:21 in the pivotal quarter. Steve Francis added 14 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds for the Rockets. Minnesota's Wally Szczerbiak, who was activated from the injured list on Monday, did not suit up and isn't expected to play until next week.

Houston's Yao Ming signed a deal with Sorrent Inc., to develop a wireless video game. The 7-foot-6 center's likeness will be incorporated into "Yao Ming Basketball," which will be available in China this year.

SUNS 88, BLAZERS 81: Stephon Marbury scored 20 and had seven assists as visiting Phoenix overcame a 12-point second-half deficit. The Suns, who have won 12 of their past 15, wore down the Blazers with a 14-0 run to go ahead in the fourth quarter.

MAVERICKS: Guard Adam Harrington was waived and cnnsi.com reported the team is negotiating with Italian League star Antoine Rigaudeau. Dallas owner Mark Cuban denied the report: "There's nothing to say, no story. They've been wrong 100 times before." Rigaudeau, who is averaging 13.9 points for Virtus Bologna, is negotiating a buyout of his contract to move to the NBA.

RAPTORS: Center Greg Foster and guard Jermaine Jackson were waived, and guard Rafer Alston and forward Art Long signed 10-day contracts.

SONICS: Center Jerome James was activated and rookie forward Reggie Evans was placed on the injured list with a sprained right shoulder.

EXPANSION: Former Knicks executive Ed Tapscott will oversee operations for the team in Charlotte, which begins play next season. Tapscott, whose title will be executive vice president, expects to hire a general manager by early summer. Owners will vote Friday on whether to approve Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson as the owner of the franchise.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright
 

From the Times sports desk

College basketball
  • Gators start strong in SEC
  • Sooners deal Huskies first loss
  • Playing with familiar fire

  • Baseball
  • Joyful Carter, somber Murray voted into Hall

  • NFL
  • McNabb again Eagles' starter
  • Broncos' Portis named top offensive rookie
  • Around the AFC
  • Around the NFC

  • In brief
  • Capriati loses in tuneup

  • College football
  • Ohio State's Tressel takes coach of year honor

  • NHL
  • Cash-strapped Senators could file for bankruptcy today

  • Motorsports
  • Grand Prix has work left to do

  • NBA
  • Webber returns to form

  • Preps
  • Plant sneaks past King
  • 3 goals plenty vs. Lions
  • Donahoe heats up in time
  • Call for stats
  • Youngsters help Devils feel better
  • Wasn't like the old days
  • Gulf almost lets it get away

  • Outdoors
  • Daily fishing report

  • Bucs
  • It's all in the details for Brad Johnson
  • Giant collapse upsets Barber
  • Bucs sideline
  • Gary Shelton: Little plays can bring heartache

  • Lightning
  • Khabibulin clips Red Wings
  • Boyle out with hand injury


  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts