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NBA: Detroit 109, San Antonio 100

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Brandon Jennings scored 21 points Monday and the Detroit Pistons bested San Antonio 109-100 in their first game under interim Coach John Loyer.

Pistons fire Coach Maurice Cheeks after 50 games at helm

DETROIT, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Detroit Pistons announced Sunday head Coach Maurice Cheeks has been fired after just 50 games behind the bench.
Sixers to retire Iverson's No. 3

Sixers to retire Iverson's No. 3

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers announced plans Wednesday to retire the uniform No. 3 worn by longtime Sixers star Allen Iverson.

Pistons name Maurice Cheeks new head coach

DETROIT, June 10 (UPI) -- The Detroit Pistons Monday named former all-star guard Maurice Cheeks as their new head coach, replacing the fired Lawrence Frank.

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Payton, Pitino on Hall of Fame ballot

Payton, Pitino on Hall of Fame ballot

HOUSTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton and Coach Rick Pitino are among 12 finalists on the ballot for the 2013 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Basketball Hall of Fame finalists listed

Basketball Hall of Fame finalists listed

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Reggie Miller and Rick Pitino are among 12 finalists for the 2012 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

NBA: Dallas 108, New Orleans 100

DALLAS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki had 36 points, eight rebounds and seven assists Sunday to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 108-100 win over New Orleans.
Thunder hire Cheeks as assistant coach

Thunder hire Cheeks as assistant coach

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Maurice Cheeks, fired as Philadelphia's head coach last season, hooked on with the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday as an assistant coach.

76ers fire Coach Maurice Cheeks

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers fired Coach Maurice Cheeks Saturday morning after a disappointing 9-14 start to the 2008-09 season.
Cheeks to get new contract with Sixers

Cheeks to get new contract with Sixers

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers and Coach Maurice Cheeks have agreed in principle to a contract extension, the NBA team announced Wednesday.

Allen Iverson sent home by the 76ers

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Veteran guard Allen Iverson of Philadelphia will miss two games because of recent conduct issues.

NBA: Philadelphia 105, Toronto 78

TORONTO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Andre Iguodala scored a game-high 26 points and Kyle Korver added 23, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-80 win over the Toronto Raptors.

NBA: Philadelphia 107, Portland 83

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Allen Iverson had 38 points and eight rebounds to help the Philadelphia 76ers defeat the Portland Trail Blazers, 107-83.

NBA: Philadelphia 111, Indiana 109

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Allen Iverson had 29 points and added 12 assists Saturday night as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Indiana Pacers, 111-109.

Blazers hire Nate McMillan as coach

PORTLAND, Ore., July 6 (UPI) -- Nate McMillan was named the new coach of the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night.

76ers replace O'Brien with Cheeks

PHILADELPHIA, May 23 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers fired Coach Jim O'Brien on Monday and turned the job over to former assistant Maurice Cheeks.

NBA: Memphis 104, Portland 83

MEMPHIS, March 14 (UPI) -- Mike Miller scored 27 points Monday night as the Memphis Grizzlies had all five starters in double figures in a 104-83 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Trail Blazers fire Maurice Cheeks

PORTLAND, Ore., March 2 (UPI) -- The Portland Trail Blazers fired Coach Maurice Cheeks Wednesday.

Basketball Hall of Fame finalists named

DENVER, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday announced the 16 finalists for induction into the 2005 class.

NBA: Portland 90, LA Clippers 86

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Damon Stoudamire scored 22 points Friday night and Portland came from behind in the fourth quarter to down the Los Angeles Clippers, 90-86.

Miles gets long-term deal

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Portland Trailblazers Wednesday announced the signing of restricted free agent forward Darius Miles to a long-term contract.

NBA: Portland 102, Chicago 95 (OT)

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Rasheed Wallace scored five of his 29 points in overtime as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls, 102-95 Saturday.

NBA: Portland 109, Sacramento 104

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Derek Anderson scored 12 of his 29 points in overtime Tuesday night as the Portland Trail Blazers won at Sacramento, 109 -104.

NBA: Philadelphia 83, San Antonio 77

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Derrick Coleman had 20 points and 11 rebounds Saturday to help Philadelphia down the San Antonio Spurs, 83-77.
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