Stojakovic retires after 13 NBA seasons

DALLAS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Three-point field goal specialist Peja Stojakovic, a 13-year NBA veteran, said Monday he is retiring from the Dallas Mavericks.

NBA: Dallas 101, Portland 89

DALLAS, April 20 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 33 points Tuesday to give the Dallas Mavericks a 101-89 win over Portland in Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

NBA: Dallas 115, Phoenix 90

DALLAS, April 10 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds Sunday in the Dallas Mavericks' 115-90 victory over Phoenix.

NBA: Dallas 101, Golden State 73

DALLAS, March 20 (UPI) -- Peja Stojakovic hit one of the three 3-pointers Dallas had during a game-closing surge Sunday that carried the Mavericks to a 101-73 whipping of Golden State.

NBA: Dallas 106, Houston 102

HOUSTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks resumed their winning ways Saturday, using 22 points apiece from Dirk Nowitzki and Peja Stojakovic to knock off Houston 106-102.

Mavericks sign Stojakovic, deal Ajinca

DALLAS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks have signed free-agent forward Peja Stojakovic and dealt center Alexis Ajinca to Toronto, the team said Monday.
Reports: Raptors, Hornets settle on trade

Reports: Raptors, Hornets settle on trade

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Confirmation of a reported five-player trade between the New Orleans Hornets and Toronto Raptors was still pending Saturday.

NBA: New Orleans 107, Portland 87

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Hornets used a combined 36 points from David West and Marco Belinelli Saturday to notch a 107-87 win over Portland.

NBA: New Orleans 102, Houston 94

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Darren Collison scored 26 points, including 12 in the final period, to lift the New Orleans Hornets to a 102-94 triumph over Houston Sunday.

NBA: Utah 98, New Orleans 90

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Paul Millsap had 24 points and eight rebounds and Carlos Boozer had 16 points and 15 boards Wednesday to lead the Utah Jazz past New Orleans 98-90.

NBA: New Orleans 93, Boston 85

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A 25-point effort by Darren Collision Wednesday helped New Orleans fight off Boston 93-85.

NBA: Orlando 123, New Orleans 117

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Vince Carter poured in 48 points Monday, driving the Orlando Magic to a 123-117 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.

NBA: New Orleans 104, Charlotte 99

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Darren Collison scored a team-high 24 points Saturday in New Orleans' 104-99 win over Charlotte.

NBA: Philadelphia 101, New Orleans 94

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Thaddeus Young produced 19 of Philadelphia's 50 bench points Friday and the 76ers surprised New Orleans 101-94.

NBA: New Orleans 108, LA Clippers 94

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A 21-point effort by Emeka Okafor Wednesday helped New Orleans pull away in the second half for a 108-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Peja Stojakovic
Indiana Pacers leading scorer Jermaine O'Neal, left, talks with newly traded forward Peja Stojakovic during the first half of the Pacers game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on January 27, 2006. O'Neal injured his groin and will be out up to 8 weeks and Stojakovic has not been activated since being traded last week from the Sacramento Kings for Ron Artest. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

Predrag Stojaković (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Стојаковић, Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: ) (born June 9, 1977), also known by his nickname Peja, is a Serbian professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 10 (2.08 m), Stojaković plays the small forward position. Known for his shooting abilities, he was the winner of the NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout twice, being the first European-born player to win one of the All-Star Weekend competitions. Currently, Stojaković is fourth NBA's all-time leader in regular season three-point field goals made.

After playing for KK Crvena zvezda and PAOK BC basketball club, Stojaković was drafted fourteenth overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 1996 NBA Draft. After two seasons on the bench, he had a breakthrough season in 2000–01, averaging 20.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting .400 from three-point range in his first season as a starter. He finished second in voting for the 2001 Most Improved Player Award. A three-time All-star and a member of 2004 All-NBA Second Team, Stojaković enjoyed success with the Kings reaching 2002 Western Conference Finals. He also played for the Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets and Toronto Raptors.

Stojaković led the Yugoslavian national team to gold medals in the 2001 EuroBasket and 2002 FIBA World Championship. Often considered to be one of the most successful Serbian basketball players, Peja was named the Euroscar European Basketball Player of the Year by the Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport and the Mister Europa European Player of the Year twice by the Italian sports magazine Superbasket.

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