National Basketball Association Game Recap Nov-19
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Tim Duncan scored 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for his 409th career double-double, leading San Antonio to an 88-80 victory over Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center. Manu Ginobili added 17 points and nine assists in San Antonio’s first victory in Philadelphia since November 1999. Rasho Nesterovic chipped in 16 points and 11 boards for the Spurs, who have won five straight. Allen Iverson scored 24 to lead the Sixers, who established a franchise-low for points in a quarter by scoring just six in the opening 12 minutes of the game. Kyle Korver added 17 points and Corliss Williamson had 15 in the loss.
Final Score: Cleveland 106, Charlotte 89
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – LeBron James poured in a game-high 19 points and Jeff McInnis scored 18 as the Cleveland Cavaliers routed the Charlotte Bobcats, 106-89, at the Charlotte Coliseum. Zydrunas Ilgauskas netted 16 and Ira Newble chipped in 11 for Cleveland, which has won five straight and improved to 5-3 on the season. James finished the game 8-of-14 shooting from the field and also dished out nine assists to go along with his six rebounds. With the game out of hand he sat out the entire fourth quarter. Jason Kapono paced the Bobcats with 16 points off the pine. Keith Bogans added 14 and Melvin Ely collected 10 off the bench for Charlotte, which has dropped five in a row and fell to 1-6 on the young campaign.
Final Score: New York 93, Houston 92
Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Jamal Crawford drained a three-pointer as time expired to lift the New York Knicks to a 93-92 win over the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center. Crawford finished with 19 points and eight assists for the Knicks, who improved to 1-2 on an important four-game road trip that included losses in Indiana and San Antonio. Kurt Thomas added 23 points and 14 rebounds, hitting a pair of key baskets down the stretch, as New York will conclude its swing in Dallas on Friday night. Tracy McGrady had 24 points, eight assists and six rebounds for Houston, which has dropped two straight and four of five. McGrady, however, missed a running jumper with 2.9 seconds left, giving the Knicks a final chance to win.