Melo Trimble had 31 points, Dez Wells scored all but two of his 14 points in the second half and Maryland beat Arizona State 78-73 on Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.
Nene left Saturday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks following just six minutes on the floor because of plantar fasciitis.
The Hornets forward addressed the media on Monday and said he takes “full responsibility” for his actions and deemed NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s punishment “appropriate.”
James believes the Cavs (5-7) will have to overcome even tougher adversity at some point this season. James says he “has to do better” and be more of a leader for Cleveland to snap out of its early season funk.
The Washington Wizards would never wish misfortune upon their football counterparts. But the D.C. hoopsters certainly don’t mind reaping benefits in a market that’s weary of gridiron futility — and weary of dissecting it, digesting it and discussing it.
Joshua Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Georgetown posted an 80-66 win over Robert Morris on Saturday.
John Wall scored 17 points in the third quarter and, the Wizards won, 91-78, against the rival Cleveland Cavaliers. Washington is 8-3 and progressing. Cleveland is a 5-6 mess.
LeBron James’ pregame recital of Jay Z’s song “Breathe Easy” in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room on Friday evening seemed to fall upon deaf ears.
Freshman Jared Nickens had his first game in double figures with 13 points and Maryland won its third straight matchup to open the season with a 66-50 victory over Fordham on Thursday night.
The Cavs come to Verizon Center on Friday night for a nationally televised game against the Wizards and James’ longtime rival Paul Pierce, who found instant success when the Celtics loaded up with talent seven years ago.
Bradley Beal made his season debut Wednesday night and scored a team-high 21 points. But, the Wizards were told to grow up by their coach.
The third-year Charlotte Hornets player will get credit for the 11 games he has missed, and will sit out an additional 13 games.