Oliver scores 30 but Nevada tops SJSU in OT


Oliver scores 30 but Nevada tops SJSU in OT

Feb. 12, 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Malik Story scored 23 of his career-high 29 points after halftime and Nevada rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat San Jose State 84-76 in overtime on Saturday night.Story scored 12 points in a five-minute stretch of the second half that brought the Wolf Pack (10-14, 7-4 WAC) back from the brink. Olek Czyz added 15 points.San Jose State's Adrian Oliver, the nation's fourth-leading scorer, had 30 points before fouling out in the waning moments of the second half. He gave the Spartans (11-12, 3-9) a 70-68 edge after converting a three-point play with 1:24 left in the regulation, but his foul allowed Czyz to tie the game with a pair of free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining.The Spartans led 25-10 with 8:31 left in the first half but scored five points the rest of the way, allowing Nevada to crawl within 32-27 by halftime.

President Obama picks his NBA, Super Bowl champions

President Obama picks his NBA, Super Bowl champions

Barack Obama will not be the President of the United States when the NBA crowns its next champion in June.

But the commander-in-chief offered his opinion on who will hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy in 2017.

"I'm gonna go with the Warriors just because Durant, that addition, I think they got too much firepower," he told SiriusXM radio on Friday morning. "Although, they just got spanked in their first game so it will take them awhile to figure stuff out."

Yes, the Warriors did drop their opener to the Spurs on Tuesday night, 129-100.

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Golden State will be back on the hardwood on Friday night in New Orleans against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans.

The President also offered his prediction for the Super Bowl champion.

“Super Bowl is tougher, but I got to say at this point you’d have to put your money on (Tom) Brady again. I don’t see any real strong teams.

“Seattle and Patriots have a rematch, that’s my call.”

Iguodala relives LeBron's Game 7 block: JR Smith 'made the play'

Iguodala relives LeBron's Game 7 block: JR Smith 'made the play'

With a little less than two minutes remaining in Game 7 of last year's NBA Finals, Andre Iguodala thought he had a dunk or a layup.

But LeBron James sprinted back in transition and delivered an iconic blocked shot.

Iguodala recently spoke with ESPN's Chris Haynes about the play.

"If J.R. (Smith) is not there, I'm dunking it," Iguodala declared. "Well, I don't know if I'm dunking, though, because I was about to die out there. But I give him all respect. When he blocked it, I thought somebody got shot. I laugh about it all the time. People try to joke on me. I still get mentions all day from fans always talking about the block.

"I'm like, 'Man, that s--- was so dope to me, too.' I was a fan. That s--- was amazing. When he blocked it, I was like, 'Damn, somebody got shot.' I thought it was funny. Somebody just made a good play. What you want me to do? If you enjoy the game of basketball, you should just be like, 'Dude made a great play. F--- it.'"

In a new commercial, LeBron calls the block the "defining moment" of his career.

According to Iguodala, LeBron needs to thank J.R. Smith.

"I looked back at it too, and had I came in from a different angle, I could have [dunked it]," Iguodala explained to Haynes. "But you know who made the play? J.R. made the play. Because I came in thinking dunk and then I took off and he swiped and I had to move the ball. If you look, I moved the ball. I just tried to finish the play.

"People don't realize, somebody just made a great play. There's nothing to change about somebody making a great play because I even thought I could have went off to the other side [of the rim], but [LeBron] was so high over the rim, he would have had both sides covered. I mean, I wouldn't have changed anything about it. If somebody just makes a great play, you just give them respect for making a great play."