David NALBANDIAN earned his eighth career title, rallying to defeat Jose ACASUSO 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 Sunday at the Copa Telmex final.
“I’m very happy to win at home,” said the 11th-ranked NALBANDIAN. “It’s beautiful to pull off something I could never do before here.”
Former Argentina soccer captain Diego MARADONA was in the crowd at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.
“I played some breaks badly and made mistakes,” NALBANDIAN said. “But luckily I won the second set, and that was the key.”
Phoenix Suns 86 Detroit Pistons 116
The Pistons were more than just ready to face Shaq and the Suns in Arizona. Most certainly the big man could not do much to save his new team from a complete humiliation in front of their crowd.
Walter HERRMANN was thrown in towards the end of the fourth quarter (from which at one time, the Pistons were leading 102-70) and played for around 3 minutes play.
He posted 5 points and 3 rebounds in the process.
Toronto Raptors 115 New York Knicks 92
A quick revenge from the Raptors after receiving a battering defeat at Madison Square Garden just a few nights ago.
It wasn’t one of his best performance coming off from the bench but Carlos DELFINO did had a hand in the win with 8 points, 6 rebounds & 1 assist to his credit.
Houston Rockets 110 Chicago Bulls 97
Luis SCOLA had the chance to meet up with an old friend in the form of Chicago Bull’s Andres NOCIONI.
Both players had a productive night but it was the rookie who had it better in the end. Things would have been even better if it wasn’t for the foul trouble that he suffered throughout the game.
SCOLA step it up when YAO Ming was unable to produce as he posted 17 points, 4 rebounds & 3 assists to become Rockets second best performer after Tracy McGRADY.
Like SCOLA, Chapu NOCIONI was also starter for the Bulls despite the arrival of some new faces in both camps. He posted 12 points, 2 rebounds & 1 block shot.