Wednesday , Nov , 10 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Hedo Turkoglu came off the bench to contribute
19 points and Dwight Howard netted 15 points with 11 rebounds, leading the
Orlando Magic over the Dallas Mavericks, 94-84, at TD WaterHouse Centre. Steve
Francis fell just shy of a triple-double, finishing with 16 points, 10
boards and nine assists while Grant Hill collected 17 points with nine
rebounds for Orlando, which handed the Mavericks their first loss of the 2004
season. Dirk Nowitzki poured in a game-high 20 points and Marquis Daniels
added 16 points on 7-of-17 shooting for Dallas, which had its season-opening
four-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: New Jersey 64, Portland 60

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Alonzo Mourning scored 14 points and
grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 64-60 victory over
Portland in a defensive struggle at Continental Airlines Arena. Brian
Scalabrine and Zoran Planinic each had 12 points for New Jersey, which won for
the first time at home this season (1-2). Zach Randolph paced the Trail
Blazers with 16 points to go along with nine boards. Shareef Abdur-Rahim
collected 13 points and 12 rebounds for Portland.

Final Score: New York 96, Philadelphia 88

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Jamal Crawford scored a team-high 22 points
and Nazr Mohammed added 18 points and eight rebounds, as the New York Knicks
beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 96-88, in an turnover-filled contest at Madison
Square Garden. Stephon Marbury added 13 points and 12 assists for the Knicks,
who picked up their first win in three games this season despite turning the
ball over 21 times. Allen Iverson scored 29 points, dished out 10 assists and
grabbed five rebounds for the Sixers, whose 28 turnovers were converted into
28 points for the Knicks. Iverson turned the ball over nine times and combined
with backcourt mate Willie Green to commit 14 miscues. Green finished with 12
points for Philadelphia, which has lost three in a row.

Final Score: Cleveland 93, Atlanta 79

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 27 points, LeBron
James added 25 with 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up their
first win of the season, a 93-79 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips
Arena. Jeff McInnis chipped in 17 points for the Cavaliers (1-3), who were
finishing up a three-game road trip. Cleveland has now won four straight
against Atlanta. Antoine Walker scored 22 points with nine rebounds to lead
the winless Hawks (0-4), who were opening their home slate. Predrag Drobnjak
added 19 points off the bench in the loss, and Al Harrington had 14.

Final Score: Miami 103, Washington 93

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade followed up his career-high 37-point
effort on Monday night with 22 points and nine assists to lead the Miami Heat
to a 103-93 victory over the Washington Wizards in the back end of a home-and-
home set at AmericanAirlines Arena. Shaquille O’Neal posted 20 points and nine
rebounds for the Heat, who remained perfect at 4-0 and established a new
franchise mark to begin a season. Udonis Haslem added 18 points and 10
rebounds in the victory. Gilbert Arenas led five Washington players in double
figures with 20 points, while Antawn Jamison had 14 points and seven boards in
the losing effort.

Final Score: LA Lakers 106, New Orleans 98

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant poured in 31 points and grabbed
eight rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 106-98 victory over the
Hornets at New Orleans Arena. Bryant only had eight field goals in the game,
but went 14-of-14 from the free throw line before fouling out with 3:40 left
in the fourth quarter. Caron Butler collected 23 points and nine boards for
Los Angeles, which had to hold on after building a 33-point lead in the third
quarter. Chucky Atkins chipped in 18 points and six assists for the Lakers.
Baron Davis paced the Hornets with 23 points, but was just 5-of-20 from the
floor. Jamaal Magloire contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans,
which remained winless on the season (0-4).

Final Score: Indiana 102, Minnesota 101

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Jermaine O’Neal poured in a team-high 22
points and Stephen Jackson added 21, as Indiana hung on to beat Minnesota
102-101 at the Target Center. Jamaal Tinsley collected 18 points with six
assists and Fred Jones contributed 14 points for Indiana, which has started
the season with four straight wins for the first time since the 1989-90
campaign. Scot Pollard chipped in with eight points and 11 boards for the
Pacers, who nearly blew a 19-point lead. Ron Artest did not play for the
Pacers despite taking pre-game warmups. He sat out the game with what the team
dubbed a coach’s decision. Kevin Garnett paced Minnesota with 22 points, 10
boards and eight assists, while Wally Szczerbiak added 20 points for the
Timberwolves, who have dropped six of their last eight to the Pacers.

Final Score: Phoenix 94, Chicago 74

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Amare Stoudemire scored 26 points and grabbed
15 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Suns in a 94-74 rout of the Chicago Bulls at
the United Center. Joe Johnson added 20 points and Shawn Marion tallied 14
points and grabbed 13 boards for the Suns, who remain undefeated in four games
this season. Quentin Richardson chipped in with 16 points and seven boards and
Steve Nash had eight points and 12 assists, as the Phoenix starters outscored
the entire Chicago lineup, 84-74. Luol Deng came off the bench to lead the
Bulls with 18 points. Kirk Hinrich recorded 10 points and six assists, as
Chicago is yet to win in three games this season.

Final Score: Houston 90, Memphis 87

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Yao Ming totaled 14 points and 11 rebounds
while Juwan Howard posted 20 points, as the Houston Rockets edged the Memphis
Grizzlies, 90-87, at the Toyota Center. Tracy McGrady had 12 points, seven
assists and six boards for Houston, but left in the fourth quarter with an
undisclosed injury. Maurice Taylor added 12 points in the victory. Stromile
Swift led the Grizzlies with 18 points, 12 of which came from the free throw
line. Pau Gasol added 15 points in the losing effort, as Memphis remained
winless on the young season (0-4).

Final Score: Seattle 108, Denver 88

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Ray Allen scored a game-high 30 points with
seven rebounds, leading the Seattle SuperSonics to a 108-88 victory over
Denver at the Pepsi Center. Rashard Lewis added 27 points and Antonio Daniels
scored 14 for the Sonics, who have won three straight. Reggie Evans pulled
down a game-high 14 boards in the win to go along with his six points. Carmelo
Anthony scored 20 points to lead Denver. Andre Miller added 18 with six
assists, Earl Boykins had 10 with nine helpers and Kenyon Martin chipped in 14
points and seven rebounds for the Nuggets, losers in three straight and four
of their first five games.

Final Score: Sacramento 108, Toronto 92

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Chris Webber tallied a triple-double with 21
points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, as the Sacramento Kings rolled to a 108-92
win over the Toronto Raptors at ARCO Arena. Brad Miller tallied 21 points and
12 rebounds while Bobby Jackson added 18 points for the Kings, who led from
the start and never trailed to capture their first victory of the 2004-05
season after going winless in three road games. Peja Stojakovic added 14
points in the win. Jalen Rose and Rafer Alston each put up 15 points for the
Raptors, who failed to improve upon the best start in franchise history while
falling to 3-1. Vince Carter chipped in 12 points for Toronto.