Saturday , Nov , 13 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson struggled all night, but
made the first walk-off, game-winning shot of his career on the final play of
overtime to lead Philadelphia over Indiana, 106-104, at the Wachovia Center.
Iverson finished with 15 points and nine assists, but only shot 5-of-23 from
the field. Kyle Korver came off the bench to post a personal-best 23 points
on a career-high seven three-pointers for the Sixers, who have started off
a five-game homestand on a high note with a pair of overtime wins. Jermaine
O’Neal poured in a career-high 39 points for the Pacers, who have dropped
back-to-back games after starting the season with four straight wins. In his
return, Ron Artest added 29 points after missing Indiana’s previous two games
for what head coach Rick Carlisle termed “compromising the integrity of the
team.”

Final Score: Orlando 122, LA Lakers 113

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Steve Francis finished with 32 points, nine
assists and eight rebounds to lead Orlando to a 122-113 win over the Los
Angeles Lakers at TD Waterhouse Centre. Grant Hill contributed 27 points and
12 rebounds for the Magic, who snapped a three-game losing streak in the
series and have won two of their last three overall. Hedo Turkoglu added 23
points off the bench. Kobe Bryant poured in a game-high 41 points with
eight assists and seven rebounds for the Lakers, who suffered their second
straight loss and fell for the second time in seven trips to Orlando. Chucky
Atkins registered 21 points. Pat Garrity posted 21 points for Orlando, which
responded with a 24-6 surge to overcome an 18-point deficit early in the
second quarter.

Final Score: Boston 91, Charlotte 74

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Ricky Davis scored a game-high 19 points to lead
the Boston Celtics to a 91-74 victory over the expansion Charlotte Bobcats at
the FleetCenter. Gary Payton scored 15 points and Marcus Banks contributed 13
for the Celtics, who have won three straight after losing their first two
games to start the season. Boston’s Paul Pierce, who entered the game
averaging better than 24 points, was held to just 10 but had seven rebounds
and seven assists. Raef LaFrentz pulled down 10 rebounds in the victory. Eddie
House led the Bobcats with 15 points. Jason Hart scored 13 and Emeka Okafor
grabbed a game-high 11 boards for Charlotte, which has just one victory in
four games to begin the season.

Final Score: New York 110, LA Clippers 96

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Stephon Marbury had 21 points, 10 assists and
seven rebounds to lead the New York Knicks over the Los Angeles Clippers,
110-96, at Madison Square Garden. Jamal Crawford added 19 points for the
Knicks, who have won two in a row to even their record after four games this
season. Crawford and Marbury combined to shoot 12-of-24 from the field,
including 4-of-7 from three-point range and 12-of-14 from the line. New York
had a total of six players score in double figures and shot 50 percent from
the field. Tim Thomas tallied 15 points, Mike Sweetney chipped in with 14
points and nine boards, and Jerome Williams had 12 points for New York. Corey
Maggette had a game-high 29 points for the Clippers, who have alternated wins
and losses in six games this season. Elton Brand added 20 points and nine
rebounds for Los Angeles, which never led and fell to 1-1 on a three-game road
trip.

Final Score: Memphis 96, Golden State 67

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Pau Gasol scored 14 points and grabbed 11
rebounds to lead Memphis over Golden State, 96-67, at FedEx Forum. Jason
Williams added 12 points and five assists for the Grizzlies, who won two
straight after starting the season with four consecutive losses. Eduardo
Najera netted a game-high 16 points off the bench for the Warriors, who are
still winless through six games. The last time the Warriors lost six in a
row to start a new season was in 1997-98, as they opened with nine
straight losses. Troy Murphy posted 15 points and 12 boards in the loss.

Final Score: Atlanta 96, New Orleans 95

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – Antoine Walker — who hit a critical
three-pointer down the stretch — finished with 27 points, eight rebounds and
seven assists to lead Atlanta to a 96-95 win over New Orleans. Al Harrington
and Kenny Anderson each scored 17 points for the Hawks, who snapped a
four-game losing streak and earned their first win of the season. Jon Barry
contributed 12 points off the bench. Baron Davis finished with 18 points
and seven assists for the Hornets, who started a season with five straight
losses for the second time in franchise history and opened with four
straight defeats at home for the first time. Jamaal Magloire contributed 17
points and 12 boards.

Final Score: San Antonio 93, Miami 84

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Manu Ginobili had 29 points, seven rebounds
and seven assists as the San Antonio Spurs downed the Miami Heat, 93-84. Tim
Duncan added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who have won two
straight and are 4-1 on the young season. Spurs head coach Greg Popovich
became the fastest NBA coach ever to reach 400 victories. Shaquille O’Neal
had 23 points and 21 rebounds for Miami, which played without star
guard Dwyane Wade, who is sidelined with a sprained left ankle. Miami, which
won its first four games of the season, has dropped two in a row.

Final Score: Seattle 88, Toronto 87

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Antonio Daniels’ hoop with 7.2 seconds left in
the game lifted the Seattle SuperSonics to their fifth straight victory, 88-87
over the Toronto Raptors. Ray Allen led all scorers with 29 points for the
Sonics, who scored the final five points of the contest to escape with the
victory. Allen has scored 20 or more points in all six games this season for
Seattle, which foiled the Raptors’ effort for their best-ever start.
Daniels collected 16 points in the victory, while Rashard Lewis added 15 for
Seattle.