Saturday , Nov , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

NBA Game Recap Nov 27

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Jamal Crawford poured in a season-high 30 points and Nazr Mohammed contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds, as the New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Raptors, 108-102, at Madison Square Garden. Stephon Marbury collected 18 points and a season-high 15 assists for New York, which has won three of its last four contests. Tim Thomas netted 17 points and Kurt Thomas chipped in 12 points and 11 boards for the Knicks. Vince Carter paced Toronto with 19 points. Morris Peterson had 18 points and Milt Palacio finished with 14 points and eight assists for the Raptors. These two teams also battled this past Wednesday, with Toronto recording a 23- point home victory over the Knicks.

Final Score: Charlotte 107, Atlanta 92

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Eddie House recorded a team-high 17 points, leading a well-balanced attack by the Charlotte Bobcats in a 107-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Arena. Keith Bogans scored 15 points as Charlotte had six players score in double figures on its way to its third win of the season. Emeka Okafor added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who have won two of three after dropping seven straight. Al Harrington tallied a game-high 27 points and Antoine Walker had 24 points and eight boards for the Hawks, who have lost six straight.

Final Score: Orlando 105, Philadelphia 99

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Steve Francis buried a pair of clutch jump shots down the stretch and finished with 26 points, leading the Orlando Magic to a 105-99 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at TD WaterHouse Centre. Francis scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, including six with less than one minute to go, for the Magic, winners of four of their last five games. Grant Hill played an instrumental role late in the contest and ended with a game- high 29 points, while Dwight Howard, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, had 12 points and 10 rebounds in the win, Orlando’s 11th in 17 tries versus the Sixers. Allen Iverson had no last-minute tricks up his sleeve in this one and paced the Sixers with 27 points and 10 assists. He stole a last- second inbounds pass and hustled for a layup to lift Philly to an overtime win against Washington on Friday. Mark Jackson added 17 points and 11 boards for Philadelphia, which had its two-game winning streak halted.

Final Score: Cleveland 96, Chicago 74

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – LeBron James had 26 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and became the youngest player in NBA history to score 2,000 points, as the red-hot Cleveland Cavaliers pasted the Chicago Bulls, 96-74, at Gund Arena. Jeff McInnis added 16 points and eight assists for the Cavaliers, who are winners of three straight and nine of 10. Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Cavaliers. Chicago was led by Eddy Curry’s 20 points. Luol Deng was the lone other Chicago player in double figures, with a dozen points. Robert Traylor had season highs with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland, which has won six straight at home.

Final Score: Dallas 98, Memphis 85

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki finished with 32 points and 18 rebounds to lead Dallas to a 98-85 win over Memphis at the FedExForum. Jerry Stackhouse contributed 20 points for the Mavericks, who earned their second straight victory. Erick Dampier finished with a season-high 16 points and eight rebounds before fouling out. Mike Miller posted 20 points and seven assists for the Grizzlies, who suffered their third consecutive loss and fell to 0-2 under interim head coach Lionel Hollins. Pau Gasol delivered 16 points and 13 boards, while Bonzi Wells posted 15 points.

Final Score: Denver 82, Houston 76

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Andre Miller racked up 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as Denver earned its first road victory of the season, an 82-76 decision over Houston at the Toyota Center. Kenyon Martin added 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Marcus Camby had 13 points and 14 boards, as the Nuggets posted their fifth triumph in six games. Denver, which played the entire fourth quarter without star forward Carmelo Anthony, also won for the first time in Houston since April 10, 2001, ending a streak of seven straight defeats. The Nuggets were 0-3 on the road this season. Anthony suffered a sprained right ankle after falling hard to the floor with 2:20 remaining in the third quarter. He ended with just eight points on 3- of-14 shooting.

Final Score: San Antonio 109, Utah 76

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Malik Rose scored 16 points off the bench to lead six players in double figures, as the San Antonio Spurs demolished the Utah Jazz, 109-76, at the SBC Center. Manu Ginobili had 15 points and Tim Duncan added 12 and a game-high 13 rebounds for the 11-3 Spurs, who have won three straight overall and 18 in a row against the Jazz. Tony Parker and Devin Brown each netted 14 points, while Bruce Bowen contributed 11 in the win. Matt Harpring paced Utah with 15 points and Gordan Giricek scored 14 for the Jazz, losers of three of their last four games. Utah has dropped 12 straight at San Antonio and 19 of the past 20 meetings overall.

Final Score: Milwaukee 96, Detroit 90

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Michael Redd scored four straight points down the stretch to rally Milwaukee to a 96-90 win over Detroit at the Bradley Center. Redd finished with a game-high 29 points for the Bucks, who snapped a six-game losing streak. Keith Van Horn finished with 20 points. Tayshaun Prince posted 20 points and nine rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost three of their last four games. Rasheed Wallace added 20 points and seven boards.