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Encyclopedia > Jamaal Tinsley

Jamaal Tinsley (born February 28, 1978 in Brooklyn, New York) is an NBA basketball player, currently playing point guard for the Indiana Pacers. Tinsley was drafted out of Iowa State University by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 27th pick of the 2001 NBA Draft, and was immediately dealt to the Pacers on draft night. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Point guard is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Fountain of Four Seasons by Christian Petersen with the Campanile in the background Iowa State University (ISU) is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa. ... The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ...

Tinsley was promptly thrust into the starting point guard position by Pacers coach Isiah Thomas, and performed very well for a month and a half before hitting a "rookie wall". Nevertheless, he put up admirable statistics of 9.4 points and 8.1 assists per game in 2001-02. Isiah Thomas Isiah Lord Thomas III (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player and coach, and is currently the president of basketball operations for the NBAs New York Knicks as well as the coach, following the firing of Larry Brown. ...

Tinsley played 73 games for the Pacers in 2002-03, starting 69 of them, and his averages dipped to 7.8 points and 7.5 assists per contest.

The following year, Rick Carlisle replaced Thomas as the Pacers' head coach, and immediately promoted veteran guard Kenny Anderson to the starting point guard slot, with Anthony Johnson as his backup. Tinsley was inexplicably relegated to playing backup for the backup. Richard Preston Carlisle (pronounced KAHR-lye-uhl) (born October 27, 1959 in Ogdensburg, New York) is a former basketball player and current coach of the NBAs Indiana Pacers. ... Kenneth (Kenny) Anderson (born October 9, 1970 in Queens, New York) is a left-handed point guard who played more than a decade in the National Basketball Association. ... Anthony Mark Johnson (born October 2, 1974 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a basketball player, currently with the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. Johnson is a 63 (1. ...

But when Anderson and Johnson went down with injuries, Tinsley regained his status as a starter, and he seemed to have a newfound energy and confidence in his game. Tinsley never relinquished his starter's role after that, and performed wonderfully as the Pacers advanced to the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals.

Tinsley spent the majority of the 2004-05 season on injured reserve (as did many Pacers), but the battered team clawed and scratched its way to a 44-38 record and the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. Tinsley missed the first four games of the Pacers' first-round series against the Boston Celtics, but made a stunning return in Game 5 to lead his team to a crucial victory. The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

In two seasons, Tinsley led Iowa State to two Big 12 Conference Championships and an appearance in the Elite Eight of the 2000 NCAA Basketball Tournament. In 2001, he received Second Team All-American and Big 12 Conference Player of the Year honors. The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... The playoff term Elite Eight has been popularized to refer to the final eight teams in the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, who play in the final game of each of the tournaments four regional brackets. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... NCAA Basketball logo The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ...

As a teenager, Tinsley developed his game playing at New York City's legendary Rucker Park, as did such basketball icons as Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Nate Archibald, Earl Monroe, Allen Iverson, and Kobe Bryant, among others. Rucker Park is a basketball court in New York City located on 155th and 8th Avenue, in the Harlem neighborhood. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was a National Basketball Association basketball player. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Nathaniel Tiny Archibald (born September 2, 1948 in New York City) is a former professional basketball player. ... Earl Vernon Monroe (born on November 21, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), was an American professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing and play-making. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia)[1], nicknamed A.I., The Answer and Bubbachuck, is an American professional basketball player. ... Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...

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Jamaal Tinsley : USAToday.com - Jamaal Tinsley Biography from USAToday.com (385 words)
ET Jamaal Tinsley scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Pacers beat the Wizards in Indy on Wednesday.
Tinsley nearly had a triple-double tonight, finishing with nine boards and eight assists in addition to the 20 points.
ET Jamaal Tinsley was tremendous on Friday filling the stat sheet with 16 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, three steals and two threes as the Pacers scored 140 points to beat the Grizzlies.
PACERS: Season In Review: Jamaal Tinsley (618 words)
Overall, Tinsley played 72 games, his most in four years, and averaged 12.8 points, 6.9 assists (11th in the league), 3.3 rebounds and 1.63 steals (10th).
Though he never openly complained about the complicated and heavily structured offensive system of former Coach Rick Carlisle, Tinsley was never given free reign to call plays and run the offense and often appeared frustrated by those limits.
Tinsley made 38.9 percent of his field goal attempts, including 31.6 percent from the 3-point line.
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