LA Clippers 109, Atlanta 86

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Jeff McInnis made consecutive layups to start a 19-7 run that ended the third quarter Monday night, carrying the Los Angeles Clippers to their first win of the

Theo Ratliff goes on injured list

ATLANTA, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Hawks Monday placed starting center Theo Ratliff on the injured list with a strained right hip flexor and a slight groin pull.

Atlanta 90, Miami 83

ATLANTA, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Jason Terry scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and Nazr Mohammed had 13 points and 14 rebounds Saturday night as the Atlanta Hawks won for the first

NBA Capsule - Atlanta Hawks

By United Press International

Orlando 111, Atlanta 107

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Grant Hill, who missed all but four games last season recovering from a broken left ankle, went down with a left ankle injury Thursday night in the third quarte

Atlanta 101, Orlando 81

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jason Terry scored 18 points and Nazr Mohammed added 11 while grabbing 10 rebounds Sunday night as the Atlanta Hawks cruised to a 101-81 exhibition victory over

Chicago 103, Atlanta 90

CHICAGO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry, both only four months removed from high school, electrified the crowd with two slam dunks apiece during the final period Friday n
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Nazr Mohammed
IND97032903-29MARCH1997-INDIANAPOLIS,INDIANA,USA: Nazr Mohammed, of the University of Kentucky, puts up a shot against Trevor Winter of Minnesota in Saturday's Final Four game in Indianapolis. UPI JH/John Harrell

Nazr Tahiru Mohammed (born September 5, 1977, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. He plays the center position. He is 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) and 250 lb (113.4 kg). He is aggressive in offensive rebounding and putbacks.

The son of an immigrant from Ghana, Mohammed was raised in Chicago and attended high school at Kenwood Academy. Mohammed entered the University of Kentucky in the fall of 1995 at a hefty 315 pounds, and saw little playing time during their NCAA Championship season. After slimming down for his sophomore year, Mohammed shared the starting center spot with Jamaal Magloire and was a key contributor in 1997, when the Cats were runners-up to Arizona. Mohammed would once again share the starting post position with Magloire in 1998, and once again they would bring the NCAA Championship home to Kentucky for the second time in three years.

After his junior year, Mohammed was faced with a decision on whether to come back to school or enter the draft, and ultimately decided to enter the 1998 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round, as the 29th pick overall. Utah traded his rights to the Philadelphia 76ers for a future first round pick, which would turn out to be Quincy Lewis in the 1999 NBA Draft. He would spend two and a half seasons in Philadelphia. He then played for the Atlanta Hawks through the middle of the 2004 season, at which point he went to the New York Knicks. Mohammed split the 2004–05 season between the Knicks and the Spurs (who acquired him in a trade for Malik Rose). In a combined 77 games for both teams, he averaged 9.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game. He won the 2005 NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs as a member of their starting lineup.

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