Pat Riley - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Pat Riley NBA fines Grizzlies' Fizdale $30,000 for officiating rant MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First-year Memphis coach David Fizdale knew the NBA would fine him for criticizing the officiating in the Grizzlies' Game 2 loss to San Antonio. Didn't matter. This is the time to stand up — or go home. The Grizzlies trail the Spurs 0-2, and Memphis has no room for errors in any aspect of a game. "Players in genera... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:21:00 GMT 2017-04-19T20:21:00Z Leonard's 37 points lead Spurs by Grizzlies 96-82 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs responded to another late-game meltdown as they have all season: relying on a little 3-point shooting and a whole lot of Kawhi Leonard. They also got an assist from the officials, according to Memphis coach David Fizdale. Leonard had a postseason career-high 37 points and added 11 rebounds, and San Antonio b... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:20:00 GMT 2017-04-18T06:20:00Z Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as men's basketball coach WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Ewing put Georgetown basketball on the map, turning the Hoyas into a national power as the menacing force in the middle in the 1980s. Three decades later, Ewing is the Big Man on Campus again. Georgetown hired Ewing on Monday, bringing the Hoyas legend back to take over a program that had fallen on hard times o... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:57:00 GMT 2017-04-03T23:57:00Z Lillard's 49 points lift Blazers over Heat, 115-104 MIAMI (AP) — The end of a five-game road trip, capped by a back-to-back, is not the usual scenario for someone to have an offensive explosion. Damian Lillard apparently disagrees. Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, tied a career high with nine 3-pointers, and carried the Portland Trail Blazers past the Miami Heat, 115-104 on Sunday night. He had 16 points after checking... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:37:00 GMT 2017-03-20T01:37:00Z Amid Heat turnaround, Spoelstra drawing Daly comparisons MIAMI (AP) — Ron Rothstein still speaks with nothing but reverence for his longtime friend Chuck Daly, who won two NBA titles with Detroit on his way to enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame. That's why this comparison is significant. When Rothstein sees what Erik Spoelstra has done in Miami this season, he's reminded of Daly. Spo... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:34:00 GMT 2017-03-16T07:34:00Z Pat Riley says Magic Johnson will win with the Lakers MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley has never doubted Magic Johnson, and isn't about to start now. Riley believes Johnson will succeed in what looks like a daunting task of getting the Los Angeles Lakers back to prominence. After the Lakers cleaned house this past week, Johnson and Riley are contemporaries — Riley as president of the Miami Heat, Johnson in the same role out in L.A., wher... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:59:00 GMT 2017-02-27T06:59:00Z For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief MIAMI (AP) — Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota's point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming. Practicing what he preached was a little difficult. "Until it doesn't go down," Rubio said, "you don't believe it." In his case, nothing went do... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:49:00 GMT 2017-02-24T08:49:00Z The big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day MIAMI (AP) — Paul George stayed put. So did Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose. And as the trade deadline passed Thursday, the NBA landscape seemed remarkably unchanged. In all, seven deadline-day trades were put together by the 3 p.m. Eastern deadline — but no last-minute blockbusters. All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was traded to New Orleans by Sacramento a few days ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:31:00 GMT 2017-02-24T00:31:00Z To the rafters: Heat retire Shaq's No. 32 jersey MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal once brought in someone to set up a makeshift jewelry store in the Miami Heat players' lounge, and often could be found surprising team executives and employees while naked. Sometimes, he also played basketball. For all those reasons, and many others, Thursday was a night to celebrate O'Neal at the arena he called home for pa... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:48:00 GMT 2016-12-23T02:48:00Z