In many ways, my job in soccer was like my job in basketball now. I had to protect the goal. That was the name of the game, not letting the other team score.”
— Hakeem Olajuwon
Rockets win season finale with strong defense
From Elias: With the season winding down, the Rockets turned on the defense, holding the Hornets to just six points in the fourth quarter and rallying for an 84-77 victory. That was the lowest-scoring fourth quarter in the NBA in more than two years - since the Jazz scored only six points in the final period of a blowout loss to the Lakers (101-77 on Dec. 9, 2009).
Nuggets get big effort from starting backcourt
From Elias: Arron Afflalo had 26 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field and his back-court mate Ty Lawson chipped in with 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting in the Nuggets’ victory over the Rockets in Houston on Monday night. It was the first time in Denver’s NBA franchise history that each of their starting guards scored 25-or-more points and made at least 60 percent of their field-goal attempts in the same game.
Mama There Goes That Man!
Warriors head coach Mark Jackson played for 7 NBA teams over his 17 year career. The teams:
New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets.
Since the 2011-12 season, Jackson has been the head coach of the Golden State Warriors - his first coaching job at any level.
Who was the Bulls leading scorer in 1998-99 season?
Who lead the Chicago Bulls in points-per-game that year?
Answer: Toni Kukoc with 18.8 ppg. The 1998-99 season was shortened by a lockout, Michael Jordan had retired and Scottie Pippen was now playing for the Houston Rockets, leaving the scoring to Kukoc.