'Hawks in the NBA

Paul Pierce still doing playoff damage at 36

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/28/272551/ He may not be flashy, his offense might not always be pretty, but it's hard to argue with results. Enjoying the most productive postseason among 'Hawks in the NBA, Paul Pierce, at 36, is still the best former Kansas player in the league. A little more than a week ...

Mario Chalmers plays through pain

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/24/272400/ On Wednesday, the Miami Heat coaching staff didn't know whether Mario Chalmers would be able to play in Game 2 of the Heat's playoff series with Charlotte, due to an injured right shin. After getting the start in a game-time decision, It took just less than six minutes in ...

Playoffs roundup: Aaron Rodgers leading Drew Gooden fan club

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/22/272278/ As if Chicago sports fans needed another reason to despise Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. What does an NFL star have to do with the 'Hawks in the NBA? Well, it turns out Rodgers is not only a friend of KU product Drew Gooden, who used to play in ...

Paul Pierce clutch in playoffs opener

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/21/272185/ For the first 30-plus minutes he spent on the court Saturday at Toronto, it didn't look like veteran Brooklyn small forward Paul Pierce would play a key role in the outcome of the Eastern Conference first-round playoffs series between the Raptors and Nets. But when crunch time came around, ...

Jayhawks in the Playoffs guide

Benton Smith

Congratulations. You survived the 82-game NBA regular season. Well, even if you didn't, personally, six former Kansas University basketball players did. (Actually, if you want to get technical about it, one of those KU products was a free agent until February. But, hey, now he's in the playoffs.) It's all ...

No playoffs for Morris twins

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/15/271935/ Phoenix needed to beat Memphis Monday night in step No. 1 of its last chance at the NBA Playoffs. The next couple steps never came into play for the Suns, who bring twins Markieff and Marcus Morris off their bench, because [the Grizzlies won in Phoenix, 97-91][1], to snag ...

Paul Pierce joins elite company, with 25,000 career points

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/14/271850/ Ever since Paul Pierce left Kansas University a year early for the NBA in 1998, he has made a living putting up points. On Friday, the 16-year veteran who earned his reputation with Boston reached an all-time milestone in his first season with Brooklyn. Only one of Pierce's seven ...

Jeff Withey finishing rookie season strong

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/11/271747/ Let's face it. Jeff Withey's transition to the NBA has had [its down moments][1] in his rookie season. But as his first-year campaign reaches its final week, it appears the lean 7-foot center out of Kansas might be finding his way in New Orleans. While Withey's season averages of ...

Markieff Morris a leading candidate for sixth man award

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/07/271565/ Don't be surprised in a few weeks if you see the following phrase scroll across the bottom of your television screen or pop up on your social media feeds: Phoenix's Markieff Morris named NBA Sixth Man of the Year. All season long, the Suns — expected by some to ...

Thomas Robinson making his mark in Portland

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/04/271465/ Drafted by Sacramento, then traded to Houston during his rookie year, second-year power forward Thomas Robinson finally feels at home in the NBA with his third team, the Portland Trail Blazers. As Robinson [told John Wilmes of bleacherreport.com][1], he has embraced his role as a key reserve, even when ...

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