National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Ray Allen poured in 34 points and Antonio
Daniels had 11 of his 28 points in the decisive fourth quarter, as the Seattle
SuperSonics rallied from a 21-point, second-half deficit to win their
sixth straight game, 118-113, over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Sonics trailed
100-84 entering the final 12 minutes, but staged a furious rally to take
the lead. Luke Ridnour tied his career high with 17 points, and chipped in
with eight assists. Rashard Lewis added 14 points and 12 rebounds. Memphis was
led by Pau Gasol’s 25 points, while Mike Miller added 18. Memphis had six
players in double figures.
Final Score: Dallas 122, Washington 113
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki poured in a game-high 32
points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Dallas to a 122-113 win over Washington
at the MCI Center. Jerry Stackhouse, who was playing his former team for the
first time since being traded in the offseason, scored 28 points for the
Mavericks, who have won three straight and improved to an NBA best 7-1 on the
season. Antawn Jamison netted 23 points and grabbed nine boards for the
Wizards, who have dropped four of their past five contests. Larry Hughes also
scored 23 and Brendan Haywood pumped in 20 points and hauled in nine rebounds
in the setback.
Final Score: Philadelphia 96, Orlando 87
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson finished with 29 points, 12
assists and six rebounds to lead Philadelphia to a 96-87 win over Orlando at
the Wachovia Center. Marc Jackson contributed 12 points and five rebounds for
the Sixers, who earned their third straight victory. Andre Iguodala chipped in
11 points and eight boards. Grant Hill posted a team-high 18 points for the
Magic, who have lost two of their last three. Steve Francis, who made just 3-
of-15 shots from the field, and Hedo Turkoglu both added 14 points. Corliss
Williamson had 11 points off the bench for Philadelphia.
Final Score: Miami 112, Milwaukee 110 (2-OT)
Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Shaquille O’Neal and Eddie Jones netted 19 points
apiece and Keyon Dooling’s layup extended the game into double overtime, as
the Miami Heat edged the Milwaukee Bucks, 112-110, at American Airlines
Center. O’Neal also had 18 rebounds and four blocks for the Heat, who stopped
a two- game skid without injured point guard Dwyane Wade. Rasual Butler
collected 17 points and seven boards while Udonis Haslem added 14 and 11.
Keith Van Horn led the Bucks with 26 points and 15 rebounds, but his crucial
turnover let Miami back in the game at the end of the first overtime stanza.
Michael Redd had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assist in Milwaukee’s
first loss since Opening Night. Maurice Williams chipped in 18 points.
Final Score: Sacramento 101, Denver 89
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Brad Miller had 26 points and nine rebounds
and Peja Stojakovic chipped in 22 points to lead the Sacramento Kings to a
101-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Miller was 7-for-8 from the field,
canned both of his three-point attempts and nailed 10-of-11 free throw
attempts for the Kings, winners of two games in as many nights to improve to
3-4 on the season. The Nuggets were led by Carmelo Anthony’s 28 points.
Denver has lost five of its first seven games of the young season. Denver
shot just 38 percent from the field, lowlighted by point guards Andre Miller
and Earl Boykins, who combined to make just three of 22 attempts.