Stars Antoine Walker and Tim Hardaway help Kids' Play
Sometimes it's hard to tell who's having the most fun
July 2, 2002 - basketballhistorian.com Internet News Service
Two of the NBA's top basketball players are lending helpful
advice and all-around goodwill to a new basketball program
set up by the Chicago Park District.
6-ft, 9-inch Antoine Walker of the Boston Celtics is back in
his hometown during the off-season to help Chicago youths
avoid trouble in some of the city's high-crime neighborhoods.
Walter, who as a teen, played pickup ball in his old school
yard said, 'we had no league when I played, and of course
no referee and no trophy.'
Called 'Neighborhood,' the new league will play in eight of the
city's parks to keep the kids active and help stem drugs and
At a news conference today in Garfield Park, Walker declared,
'To have an organized league like this, and play for a
championship - it's tremendous.'
Tim Hardaway of the Denver Nuggets was tossing free throws
with kids and later said, 'I'm having so much fun seeing the
kids enjoy themselves. This is what life is about.'
Both Walker and Hardaway agreed to set aside plenty of time
on Friday for a basketball clinic for the youths age 13 thru 18.
League games are scheduled to start in the early evenings, the
time Chicago Police say idle kids are most likely
to get into trouble. Adult monitors and non-profit recreation
organizations are in charge of setting up the teams and games.
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Jason Kidd stars as Nets thwart Warriors 109-97
New Jersey wins third straight, but Kenyon Martin suffers
sprained right knee
March 29, 2003
Jason Kidd maneuvered around Golden State's defense
and canned 22 points, had 13 assists, grabbed 7 rebounds
and 5 steals to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 109-97 victory
the Golden State Warriors. Kidd was joined by red-hot
Jason Collins, who scored nine of the Nets' last 12 points.
Collins delighted the 16,345 hometown fans and finished the
day with 13 points.
Nets' Richard Jefferson added 22 points, on 8-for-13
from the floor and 6-of-10 free throws, and Aaron Williams
rang up 14 points.
Dikembe Mutombo played just five minutes after rejoining
the Nets after missing 56 games - out with a wrist injury...
However, NJ power forward Kenyon Martin left the game after
spraining his right knee while driving to the basket - the
severity of his injury is wait-and-see.
Antawn led the Warriors with 28 points, including 10-for-21
From the field. Teammates Erick Dampier had 12 points
and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds, Jason Richardson
bucketed 20 points, and Gilbert Arenas had 19...
Officials - Bennett Salvatore, George Toliver, Marc Davis...
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Bucks fail another big test... fall to Pacers - April 1999
Indiana rides 6-0 overtime run
April 22, 1999 from the 'Milwaukee Journal Sentinel' by
sports writer Michael Hunt... Newspaper Clipping...
actual wording as follows:
Indianapolis - If the Milwaukee Bucks don't know what
Playoff-type basketball is like, they do now.
In an intense game, they took the Indiana Pacers to
overtime before losing, 108-100 Wednesday at the Market
The Bucks, who have beaten Eastern Conference leaders
Orlando and Miami in the past week, couldn't get it done
against the other members of the East elite and fell to
The Central Division-leading Pacers are 28-15.
Indiana broke the game open in overtime with a 6-0 run.
After Travis Best (Pacers) missed two free throws with 1
minute 2 seconds left in regulation, Michael Curry gave the
Bucks a 92-90 lead by making two with 42.7 seconds
Following each failed possession by each team, Pacers
Rik Smits tied the game with 3.3 seconds left with a putback.
Ray Allen (Bucks) missed a runner at the buzzer as the
game went into overtime.
The Bucks led, 89-86, with 3:24 to play, but a three-pointer
by Travis Best and a free throw from Antonio Davis with
2.04 left put the Pacers up by one.
Ervin Johnson had a chance to regain the lead for the Bucks,
but he missed two free throws with 1:57 remaining.
During a frenetic third-quarter stretch, the Bucks
converted four quick Pacers turnovers into eight rapid
points. The whole sequence took just 1 minute to play
out, with it the Bucks took a 67-63 lead with 7:22 left
on a fast-break dunk by Robert Taylor, who made it
happen by making a steal.
Glenn Robinson was red-hot in the first quarter, making
6 of 8 shots for 15 points. At one point Robinson scored
eight consecutive points for the Bucks and finished with
27 points for the game.
The Pacers finished with a 32-31 first-quarter lead after
Vinny Del Negro scored on a driving layup for the
Bucks with 23.4 seconds left.
It was tied, 6-6, when Pacers Reggie Miller changed the
momentum with a big play. Stealing the ball from Ray
Allen, Miller took it to the other end for a three-point shot.
fouled on the play by Allen, Miller completed the rare
Only Del Negro, Ervin Johnson and Haywoode Workman
scored for the Bucks down the first-quarter stretch.
Workman, the former Pacer who took two years to
rehabilitate a badly damaged knee before the Bucks
picked him up this season, received a loud standing
ovation from the Market Square Arena crowd (16,55)
before the game.
The Bucks were playing with a shortened bench, Dell
Curry missed his third game with a bad back, while
Armen Gilliam received team permission to get
a second opinion on his ailing right knee... Gilliam went
to Birmingham, Alabama, to get a second opinion
on his chronically sore right knee. The knee has
been bothering the 12-year veteran for most of the year.
On the Court: Two of the league's best three-point
shooters play for the Bucks and Pacers. Milwaukee's
Dell Curry, who missed the game with back trouble, is
No. 1 at 48.9%. Chris Mullin of Indiana is No. 3 at
Off the Bench: the Bucks continue to receive good
Reserve support from Vinny Del Negro and Ervin
Johnson. Both were instrumental in the Bucks victory
over Orlando on Tuesday night...
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