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Former NBA guard Ray Williams dies at age 58

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Former University of Minnesota and NBA guard Ray Williams died this past weekend. He was 58.

Williams died March 22, 2013  in New York City after suffering from colon cancer.

Ray is the younger brother of another former NBA star, Gus Williams who played for Golden State, Seattle, Washington and Atlanta.

Williams averaged 18.9 ppg in two seasons at Minnesota where his teammates included Kevin McHale and Mychal Thompson and head coach Flip Saunders. All four made their way into the NBA.

Williams played 10 years in the NBA with the New York Knicks twice, the New Jersey Nets twice, Kansas City Kings, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs.

 

Miami Heat as hot as their name; wins 14th straight game

(courtesy Miami Heat)

The Miami Heat are living up to their nickname.

They are the hottest team in the NBA.

LeBron James scored 29 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists, as the heat tied a franchise record with its 14th straight win with a rally to beat the New York Knicks, 99-93on Sunday.

Miami, who overcame a 16-point deficit, won its sixth straight road game.

The Knicks had beaten the Heat by 20-points in two earlier wins this season.

 

Info compiled from Miami Heat & NBA news

Brooklyn Nets beat NY Knicks in overtime, 96-89

 

The Brooklyn Nets, formerly of New Jersey, pulled out an overtime thriller in their new-look rivalry opener with the New York Knicks who are from Manhattan, 96-89.

The win allowed the city rivals to tie for first place.

The game was originally scheduled to be played November 1, but was postponed in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

(courtesy of Brooklyn Nets via wikipedia commons)

Wearing uniform #42 that Jackie Robinson made famous in Brooklyn for the Dodgers, Jerry Stackhouse scored the tie-breaking three-point goal with 3:31 left in overtime to help the Nets clinch the game.

Brook Lopez led the Nets with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

The Knicks only had two players in double figures scoring, Carmelo Anthony with 35 points, 13 rebounds and Tyson Chandler with 28 points and 10 rebounds.

Knicks give Woodson head coaching job permanently with extension

 

Mike Woodson (file photo)

There had been talk that eventhough Mike Woodson had done such a good job of turning the New York Knicks around and got them into the playoffs, the management wanted to go after Phil Jackson.

After all, Jackson is a former Knicks player and was a member of several of their greatest teams in franchise history.

But all that speculation is done and over with as the Knicks on Friday decided to keep Woodson, the former Indiana University basketball star.

New York removed the interim coach tag and gave Woodson a multiyear contract extension. It was a reward for turning around a turbulent season into a playoff participant.

Woodson took over on March 14, replacing Mike D’Antoni and led the Knicks to an 18-6 record.

They lost to the Miami Heat 4 game to 1 in the first round of the playoffs. That one win snapped an NBA-record, 13-game postseason losing streak since 2001.

 

Info compiled from NBA, New York Knicks, Radio & TV news

Bob Boozer, former Olympian, NBA star dies at age 75

 

Boozer started his career with the Royals (courtesy of Sacramento Kings via wikipedia commons)

Bob Boozer, a member of the dominating and talented 1960 U.S. Olympic team who went on to be a star in the NBA, died at age 75 of a brain aneurysm over the weekend in Omaha, Nebraska.

Boozer played with Jerry West, Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas on the gold-medal winning 1960 Olympic team and went on to average 14.8 points and 8.1 rebounds for six NBA teams which included the Cincinnati Royals, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Seattle Supersonics and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Boozer was an All-American at Kansas State in 1958 and 1959 before playing 11 years in the NBA after the Cincinnati Royals drafted him #1 overall.

Boozer, who was 6’8, 215-pounds, and a forward, retired after his team, the Milwaukee Bucks won the 1971 NBA championship.

 

Info compiled from NBA, Radio, TV

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