Wednesday, October 30, 2002

NBA Roundup

Kings trounce Cavs

Kings 94, Cavaliers 67

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Peja Stojakovic scored 17 points and Chris Webber had 14 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings opened a season of great expectations with a 27-point victory over Cleveland.

Gerald Wallace scored 15 points and Damon Jones had 18 in his debut for the defending Pacific Division champions, who unveiled the first banner for team success ever hung at Arco Arena. Sacramento went a league-best 61-21 last season, winning 36 home games.

Wearing their new purple road uniforms and playing without their starting backcourt of Doug Christie and Mike Bibby, the Kings had no trouble with the Cavaliers, who made 24 turnovers and shot less than 33 percent.

Ricky Davis led Cleveland with 17 points.

Magic 95, 76ers 88

ORLANDO, Fla. - Grant Hill had 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds in his first action since last December.

Tracy McGrady added 31 points and five assists for the Magic, who shook off a poor first quarter and played the type of defense coach Doc Rivers emphasized during the preseason.

Keith Van Horn had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Philadelphia, while Aaron McKie also had 19. Allen Iverson shot 7-of-25, missing his final eight attempts, for 18 points.

Expansion Texans are surprising
Texans coach has new challenge
Bengals Email: QB is always an issue
NFL Notebook: Late hit puts Hilliard out for season

UC women have look of winner
Coaches pick UC's Maxiell as all-league
NKU selling UC tickets
Xavier women, new coach getting acquainted
Staak thrilled to join local basketball hall

Elder, Kings crowned poll champs
Dixie Heights reclaims Ky. top spot for itself
Ohio state football polls
Ohio football playoff schedule
Ohio football notebook

St.X stuns Lakota West in regional soccer
Soccer Highlights: Madeira win sets up date with champs
Ohio boys soccer results
Soccer, volleyball schedules

Pickerington coach suspended for misconduct

Kent, Maddux become free agents
Confident Wedge takes over Indians
Yost to Milwaukee, Macha to Oakland

Minus Shaq, Lakers get drilled in opener
NBA Roundup: Kings trounce Cavs

Minnesota visit haunts Buckeyes
OSU's Clarett listed as probable
Maryland, Navy renewing rivalry