NBA -- Nash joins 10,000 assists club
By Joan Secuya-Medida
Wed, 09 Jan 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two-time former MVP Steve Nash became only the fifth player in NBA history to notch 10,000 assists. The 38-year old point guard achieved the milestone Tuesday night at the Toyota Center in Houston where he threw ten assists that pushed his career total to 10,005.
The feat puts Nash in the company of four other prolific point guards -- Magic Johnson, John Stockton, Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson. But it was a bitter-sweet moment for the shifty Canadian, whose Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Houston Rockets, 125-112.
Nash, now in his 17th season, also had 16 points and four rebounds, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Lakers from suffering their fourth straight defeat. In serious danger of missing the playoffs, the Lakers dropped to a 15-19 slate and are 11th overall in the Western Conference.
Los Angeles took an early 14-point lead against Houston, but the Rockets fought back with a 38-point explosion in the third quarter. The blow was so severe the Lakers didn't recover.
Rocket James Harden tormented the Lakers with 31 points, six rebounds and nine assists while Jeremy Lin, not to be outdone, logged 19 points, six reobunds and six assists.
Metta World Peace led the Lakers with 24 while Kobe Bryant had a quiet 20.
The author (L) poses with Steve Nash during Nash and Lakers visit at the Warrior's home in Oakland, CA.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Joan Secuya-Medida.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|THE DOWNFALL OF ABNER MARES|
By Hesiquio Balderas, Tue, 01 Sep 2015RICKY VARGAS TO MEET WITH TOP LAKERS MANAGEMENT ON CLARKSON
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 01 Sep 2015MEN’S CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE AND USA BATTLE CHAMPIONS OF ASIA IN INAUGURAL KINGS CUP OF POOL
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 01 Sep 2015PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT
By , Tue, 01 Sep 2015Dapidran’s former coach to testify against him
By Lito delos Reyes, Tue, 01 Sep 2015DIEGO DE LA HOYA FIGHTS FOR FIRST TITLE AGAINST JESUS RUIZ AT LA FIGHT CLUB ON SEPTEMBER 4
By , Tue, 01 Sep 2015TOP NORTHEAST PROSPECTS SHOWCASED ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO IN MASHANTUCKET, CONNECTICUT
By , Tue, 01 Sep 2015The "Irish Bomber" Joe Smith Jr. Heads Rockin Fights 20 September 11th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY!
By , Tue, 01 Sep 2015Kings Cup :The War We Want Begins
By , Tue, 01 Sep 2015PH BASKETBALL CONTROVERSY: WE NEED A PRESIDENT LIKE MAGSAYSAY TO RESOLVE ISSUE
By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 31 Aug 2015LADON AND MARCIAL STUN THEIR FANCIED OPPONENTS WHILE BAUTISTA ALSO WINS TO ENTER ASIAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER FINALS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 31 Aug 2015BASADRE IN DEEP TRAINING; EYES REVENGE AGAINST DEMECILLO
By , Mon, 31 Aug 2015DONAIRE’S FATHER NOT WORRIED ABOUT SCOTT QUIGG
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 31 Aug 2015BRAWL AT THE MALL: Basadre now sparred 56 rounds
By Lito delos Reyes, Mon, 31 Aug 2015WHO IS ANDRE BERTO?
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 30 Aug 2015LEO SANTA CRUZ OUTLASTS ABNER MARES IN A CLASSIC BRAWL
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015SANTA CRUZ SCORES IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER MARES; DONAIRE WANTS TO FACE SANTA CRUZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 30 Aug 2015CHARLY SUAREZ VICTIM OF BAD DECISION
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 30 Aug 2015MOVIE AND TV PERSONALITIES RALLY FILIPINOS TO WATCH AZKALS-UZBEKS MATCH AT PHILIPPINE SPORTS STADIUM SEPT. 8
By , Sun, 30 Aug 2015SANTA CRUZ DEFEATS MARES BY MAJORITY DECISION, RETAINS TITLE
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015LUNA STOPS LOPEZ IN 4
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015CEJA STOPS RUIZ IN 5, CAPTURES INTERIM WBC SUPER BANTAM TITLE
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015ANGULO WINS OVER MUNOZ BY 5TH ROUND TKO
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015ROMAN DROPS SERRANO EN ROUTE TO UD VICTORY
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 30 Aug 2015