On a night where the Suns racked up a “W” in their regular-season finale, earning a trip to San Antonio to battle the Spurs this Saturday in Game 1 of the Opening Round of the NBA Playoffs, a very different kind of victory preceded the 100-91 win over the Trail Blazers.
Detroit’s Antonio McDyess, Houston’s Shane Battier, Phoenix’s Grant Hill, Portland’s Brandon Roy, Toronto’s Chris Bosh and Washington’s Antawn Jamison have been selected by a five-member panel of former players as divisional winners for the 2007-08 NBA Sportsmanship Award.
By Mike Freeman, CBSSports.com National Columnist
His grandfather Malcolm McDonald was a longtime resident of New Orleans and a smart businessman who provided money and backbone to Dillard University, a historically black college that moved its campus to a temporary location on Poydras Street following Hurricane Katrina.
By Stefan Swiat, Suns.com
Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill underwent successful appendectomy surgery this afternoon, the team announced. The procedure was performed by Dr. V. “Bob” Evani at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Hill is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.
The mother of two with the angelic voice already had held a morning meeting with Santa Claus and would be shopping for presents in the afternoon.
Her husband was slated to compact his tall frame at a cafeteria table for the chicken fajita lunch with their older daughter's kindergarten class.
By Jerry Brown
WASHINGTON -- Tonight against the Timberwolves, Grant Hill will play his 21st straight game for the Suns.
That might not sound like anything extraordinary. But for Hill, it will represent the longest regular-season run of health since he was a Detroit Piston eight years and a halfdozen surgeries ago.
Creating a significant amount of buzz when he entered the league, Grant Hill was chosen as the third overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. The former Blue Devil shared the NBA Rookie of the Year Award with point guard Jason Kidd and made history as the first rookie to amass the most votes in the NBA All-Star balloting.