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    NBA.com: Howard, Bryant leading pack in first All-Star ballot returns
    Howard, Bryant leading pack in first All-Star ballot returns

    By Official Release
    Posted Dec 11 2008 3:58PM


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    The Magic's Dwight Howard has risen to the top of the first All-Star ballot returns with 775,933 votes.

    Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images


    Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Eastern Conference, while Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets top the Western Conference after the first returns of 2009 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile. Howard, the reigning Sprite Slam Dunk champion, is the overall leader with 775,933 votes.

    The 58th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 15. The game will air live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Phoenix also hosted the All-Star Game in 1975 and 1995.

    James, the 2008 NBA All-Star Game MVP, paces all Eastern Conference forwards with 643,786 votes, followed by Boston's Kevin Garnett (495,514), the leading vote-recipient in 2008. Miami's Dwyane Wade, the NBA's leading scorer, leads all Eastern Conference guards with 623,311 votes, followed by Detroit's Allen Iverson (492,093). Philadelphia's Samuel Dalembert (116,708) is running second to Howard at the center position.

    Bryant leads all Western Conference players with 719,252 votes, followed by Yao (529,290). The New Orleans Hornets' Chris Paul, who made his All-Star Game debut in 2008, follows Bryant at the guard position with 406,220 votes. San Antonio's Tim Duncan (442,203) and Phoenix's Amar'e Stoudemire (370,470) pace all Western Conference forwards, with Shaquille O'Neal (227,273) of the Phoenix Suns trailing Yao at the center position.

    The 2009 NBA All-Star Balloting program, which also includes partner 2K Sports, allows fans around the world to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the All-Star Game in a variety of ways, including: at each NBA arena; in 20 languages on NBA.com; and through mobile phones at t-zones® on T-Mobile phones or wap.nba.com for any wireless carrier. A T-Mobile-branded All-Star Balloting widget is available on NBA.com so that fans can "grab" the widget and place it on their blogs, social network pages, or personal websites allowing others to vote directly from the widget. Voting will continue through Jan. 11, for paper balloting and Jan. 19, for NBA.com and wireless balloting.

    NBA All-Star 2009 is a week-long celebration that enables fans to experience the thrill of the world's greatest athletes playing the game they love and features a full slate of community-enhancing activities including the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service and fan festivals such as NBA All-Star Jam Session.

    One hundred twenty players -- 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences -- are listed on the NBA All-Star ballot. Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center from each conference. The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media experts who regularly cover the NBA. This year's panel included Paul Coro (Arizona Republic), Ernie Johnson (TNT), Jack McCallum (Sports Illustrated), David Moore (Dallas Morning News), Marc Spears (Boston Globe) and Marc Stein (ESPN.com).

    Updated results for the Eastern and Western Conferences will be issued regularly leading up to the announcement of the All-Star starters on Thursday Jan. 22, prior to a TNT doubleheader. Following the completion of fan voting and the starting line-up announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which will be announced Thursday, Jan. 29 prior to a TNT doubleheader.

    As the presenting partner of the 2009 NBA All-Star Balloting program, and in support of the NBA's season-long effort to better the various communities in Phoenix, T-Mobile will donate $1 for every ballot cast on t-zones, T-Mobile's wireless Web portal, to help the youth of Phoenix. The week leading up to the 58th NBA All-Star Game will feature a full slate of community-enhancing activities and fan festivals, such as NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas and the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam on Friday, Feb. 13.

    In conjunction with All-Star Balloting, 2K Sports will give fans the opportunity to experience Phoenix and the best of basketball by entering the NBA 2K9 Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to NBA All-Star 2009 and to have their likeness as a digitized player incorporated in next year's game, NBA 2K10.

    Copyright © 2008 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the NBA.com Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use.

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    NBA.com: Paul steals his way into NBA history
    Paul steals his way into NBA history

    By NBA.com Staff Reports
    Posted Dec 18 2008 7:46AM



    New Orleans' Chris Paul set an NBA record with a steal in his 106th straight regular-season game Wednesday night.

    Paul broke Alvin Robertson's mark set between November 1985 and December 1986. Robertson was playing for San Antonio when he set the previous mark of 105, which Paul tied Tuesday night in Memphis.

    Paul broke the record when he stole the ball from San Antonio's Tony Parker with 3:43 left in the second quarter. The crowd immediately recognized the record and stood in applause.

    "It's an unbelievable accomplishment, to make your mark in history, Paul told ESPN after the game. "Especially with a record like that -- one that is so weird and so tough to do."

    Paul's streak began on April 13, 2007, when the Hornets, still displaced by Hurricane Katrina, hosted the Denver Nuggets in Oklahoma City. It nearly came to an end last Jan. 23, when he didn't make his first steal in a game against Portland until 3:12 remained in the fourth quarter.

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    SUNS: Terry Porter’s No. 30 Retired By Trail Blazers
    Terry Porter’s No. 30 Retired By Trail Blazers

    Posted: Dec. 16, 2008


    Suns Head Coach Terry Porter had his family at his side in Portland on Tuesday night.

    (Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images)


    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- For a night, Terry Porter put aside the pressures of his first season as head coach of the Phoenix Suns and reveled in his past as a Portland Trail Blazer.

    With family, friends and former teammates looking on, the Blazers retired Porter's No. 30 jersey on Tuesday night at the Rose Garden. Fans gave him a standing ovation and one shouted above the rest, "Terry, you're awesome!"

    Porter played for the Blazers from 1985-95. He anchored a team that went to the Western Conference finals three times from 1990 to 1992, and to the NBA finals twice.

    The starters on that team were Porter, Clyde Drexler, Jerome Kersey, Buck Williams and the late Kevin Duckworth, but the group would never win a title. In 1990, the Blazers lost to the Detroit Pistons, and in 1992 they couldn't overcome Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.

    Years have tempered the disappointment of missing out on a championship.

    "I just think they were great teams. More importantly, there were great guys on those teams. We just played so hard," Porter said. "Who knows, at another time, you never can tell.

    "We just had a common goal to try to achieve something. You know, the journey. Everybody always talks about the journey. Sometimes the journey happens and you don't get to the right ending, but the journey itself meant a lot for us all. I think we enjoyed the many rides and the bumps we had along the way, and the ups and downs and the growth we had as young men."

    A two-time All-Star, Porter remains Portland's career leader in assists (5,319) and is its second-leading scorer (11,330). He made a franchise-leading 773 3-pointers on 2,006 attempts. During his tenure with the Blazers, he averaged 14.9 points and seven assists. He had eight triple-doubles.

    Asked to describe his strength as a player Porter replied: "toughness, probably. A will to win."

    Porter was the 24th overall pick by the Blazers in the 1985 draft out of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He left the Blazers as a free agent after the 1994-95 season and went on to play seven more seasons in the NBA before retiring.

    Porter was coach of the Milwaukee Bucks for two seasons between 2003-05. He took over as head coach of the Suns this past summer after Mike D'Antoni left for the New York Knicks.

    The Suns have been something of a work in progress for Porter, who has tried to instill a more deliberate, defensive-minded system than the up-tempo style the Suns previously used. Phoenix has started to find a balance, but the season's start has been rocky.

    Porter said he could separate to enjoy Portland's celebration -- briefly.

    "I'm going to enjoy this night as far as what I've been able to achieve in my basketball career as a player," he said. "When the night's over, I'll start thinking about the Suns and the Trail Blazers matchup a little bit. I told the guys in Phoenix I'd be doing some advance scouting tonight."

    On Thursday -- when the Blazers host the Suns -- Portland will similarly honor Bobby Gross, who also wore No. 30. Gross started on the Blazers' 1976-77 team that won the NBA championship.

    Portland is just the third NBA team to retire a jersey in honor of multiple players. New York has retired No. 15 for **** McGuire and Earl Monroe, while Boston has retired No. 18 for Dave Cowens and Jim Loscutoff.

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    NBA.com: Howard, Bryant remain atop latest All-Star voting results
    Howard, Bryant remain atop latest All-Star voting results

    By Official Release
    Posted Dec 25 2008 2:43PM


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    NEW YORK -- Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Eastern Conference, while Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets top the Western Conference after the second returns of 2009 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile. Howard, the reigning Sprite Slam Dunk champion, is the overall leader with 1,421,882 votes.

    The 58th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 15. The game will air live (8pm ET) on TNT, ESPN Radio and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Phoenix also hosted the All-Star Game in 1975 and 1995.

    James, the 2008 NBA All-Star Game MVP, paces all Eastern Conference forwards with 1,259,764 votes, followed by Boston's Kevin Garnett (905,506), the leading vote-recipient in 2008. Miami's Dwyane Wade, the NBA's leading scorer, leads all Eastern Conference guards with 1,229,858 votes, followed by Detroit's Allen Iverson (858,469). Philadelphia's Samuel Dalembert (232,733) is running second to Howard at the center position.

    Bryant leads all Western Conference players with 1,280,912 votes, followed by Yao (1,114,709). The Houston Rockets' Tracy McGrady follows Bryant at the guard position with 746,098 votes. San Antonio's Tim Duncan (903,311) and Phoenix's Amar'e Stoudemire (626,796) pace all Western Conference forwards, with Shaquille O'Neal (546,583) of the Phoenix Suns trailing Yao at the center position.

    The 2009 NBA All-Star Balloting program, which also includes partner 2K Sports, allows fans around the world to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the All-Star Game in a variety of ways, including: at each NBA arena; in 20 languages on NBA.com; and through mobile phones at t-zones® on T-Mobile phones or wap.nba.com for any wireless carrier. A T-Mobile-branded All-Star Balloting widget is available on NBA.com so that fans can "grab" the widget and place it on their blogs, social network pages, or personal websites allowing others to vote directly from the widget. Voting will continue through Jan. 11, for paper balloting and Jan. 19, for NBA.com and wireless balloting.

    NBA All-Star 2009 is a week-long celebration that enables fans to experience the thrill of the world's greatest athletes playing the game they love and features a full slate of community-enhancing activities including the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service and fan festivals such as NBA All-Star Jam Session.

    One hundred twenty players -- 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences -- are listed on the NBA All-Star ballot. Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center from each conference. The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media experts who regularly cover the NBA. This year's panel included Paul Coro (Arizona Republic), Ernie Johnson (TNT), Jack McCallum (Sports Illustrated), David Moore (Dallas Morning News), Marc Spears (Boston Globe) and Marc Stein (ESPN.com).

    Updated results for the Eastern and Western Conferences will be issued regularly leading up to the announcement of the All-Star starters on Thursday Jan. 22, prior to a TNT doubleheader. Following the completion of fan voting and the starting line-up announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which will be announced Thursday, Jan. 29 prior to a TNT doubleheader.

    As the presenting partner of the 2009 NBA All-Star Balloting program, and in support of the NBA's season-long effort to better the various communities in Phoenix, T-Mobile will donate $1 for every ballot cast on t-zones, T-Mobile's wireless Web portal, to help the youth of Phoenix. The week leading up to the 58th NBA All-Star Game will feature a full slate of community-enhancing activities and fan festivals, such as NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas and the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam on Friday, Feb. 13.

    In conjunction with All-Star Balloting, 2K Sports will give fans the opportunity to experience Phoenix and the best of basketball by entering the NBA 2K9 Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to NBA All-Star 2009 and to have their likeness as a digitized player incorporated in next year's game, NBA 2K10.

    Copyright © 2008 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the NBA.com Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use.

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    NBA.com Magic dominate Hornets from start, win 88-68
    Magic dominate Hornets from start, win 88-68

    By MARK WANGRIN, Associated Press Writer
    Posted Dec 25 2008 2:55PM

    ORLANDO, Fla.(AP) First, Stan Van Gundy praised the Orlando Magic after their latest win. Then, he criticized them for a lackluster second half.

    Hedo Turkoglu scored 20 points to lead the Magic to an 88-68 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday in a matchup of division leaders.

    "Our first half was our best offensive half of the year,'' the Orlando coach said. "The second half was easily our worst.''

    However, Van Gundy said he understood how his team could build a 61-31 halftime lead and then shoot 23 percent in the second half.

    "When my wife wants me to do things around the house I do just good enough of a job to not get yelled at,'' he said. "That's human nature.''

    Dwight Howard had 12 points and 15 rebounds in Southeast-leading Orlando's sixth-straight win. Rashard Lewis added 18 points and Jameer Nelson 14.

    The Magic's only loss in their last 11 games was by one point at Phoenix on Dec. 12.

    David West had 13 points for New Orleans. Chris Paul and Devin Brown each added 12.

    Paul, the NBA steals leader (3.7 average), snapped his league-record string of 108 games with at least one.

    "Half the time when I got a steal I didn't even know it,'' said Paul, who was unaware his streak ended until after the game. "It was going to end at some point so why not Christmas?''

    The Magic led by as many as 31 points early in the third quarter. The Hornets did not get closer than 19 points the rest of the game.

    "You don't want to give the championship already, but they played well tonight,'' Paul said. "They got us.''

    New Orleans came in off a 13-point home loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. With backup point guard Antonio Daniels still sidelined, Paul has had to play nearly all the minutes, including a 17-point, 10-assist performance in 46 minutes against Los Angeles.

    Paul and most of the starters came out early in the fourth quarter with the Magic up by at least 20 to rest for Friday's home game against Houston.

    Nelson said the Magic were worried more about keeping Paul from creating shots offensively.

    "He can pass and score,'' he said. "One of our big goals was to keep him out of the paint.''

    With Peja Stojakovic also out for the fourth straight game with back spasms, the Hornets were weak up front, and the Magic took advantage. Lewis hit four of five shots, including both 3s, in the first quarter.

    Hornets center Tyson Chandler picked up two fouls in the first six minutes.

    "We have to understand that against some of the these you can come out and mess around a little bit, but against the Lakers, Orlando and the team we play tomorrow night you can't come out that way,'' Hornets coach Byron Scott said. "That's the bottom line.''

    Howard had three blocks and was called for goaltending twice as Orlando built a lead that grew to 29-14 at the end of the first quarter. Paul had eight points to keep New Orleans in the game.

    Fueled by a pair of 3s by Nelson and six straight points by Howard, including a rousing putback dunk, Orlando went on a 22-4 run to take a 59-29 lead with just over two minutes left in the first half.

    Orlando shot 56 percent and made eight of 14 3s in the first half to take a 61-31 lead.

    Paul had 12 points at halftime.

    The Hornets resorted to a Smite-a-Dwight strategy, fouling Howard nearly every time he touched the ball in the paint. Howard, who was shooting a career-low 57 percent from the line this season, made four of eight.

    "His energy was great, but he was frustrated because they were hammering him inside,'' Van Gundy said.

    "Last year we would have won a big game or two and then come back and a lose a game we believed we should win,'' Howard said. "So far we've been staying consistent. That's a great sign of maturity for a young team.''

    Former starter Mickael Pietrus, still playing with a split on his broken right thumb, continued to come off the bench for the Magic and finished with 11 points. Keith Bogans, who started in his place, did not score.

    Notes: The Hornets won their previous two road games. ... Howard had made the first of two free throws early in the second half when the crowd started chanting "MVP. MVP'' He smiled as he shot the second one, clanging it off the front rim. He had made four of five free throws to that point. ... Howard was one of three players picked for the Slam Dunk competition on All-Star Saturday, Feb. 14, in Phoenix. He joins Memphis' Rudy Gay and 2006 winner Nate Robinson of the Knicks. A fan vote will pick the fourth competitor. ... Howard wore specially designed blue-and-red Superman shoes for the first and only time this season.

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