Monday , Nov , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Larry Hughes registered his first career
triple-double with a game-high 33 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds to lead
the Washington Wizards to a 114-109 overtime victory over Toronto at the
Air Canada Centre. Gilbert Arenas netted 27 points and Brendan Haywood added
22 with 10 rebounds in the victory. Antawn Jamison also had a double-double
with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Washington, which has won four of its last
five games. Jalen Rose scored 29 points to lead the Raptors, who have lost
three of their last four games. Vince Carter contributed 26 points in a losing
effort.

Final Score: LA Clippers 103, Golden State 91

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Elton Brand scored 25 points and grabbed 13
rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the Golden State Warriors,
103-91, in the back end of a home-and-home series at the Staples Center. Bobby
Simmons added 22 points, 10 boards and five assists for the Clippers, who
have won a season-high three straight games. Mike Dunleavy netted 20 points
for the Warriors, who have lost three of four. Jason Richardson and Troy
Murphy added 17 points apiece in a losing cause.

Final Score: Miami 106, Boston 104

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade had 25 points and nine assists, while
Shaquille O’Neal had a perfect night from the floor, as Miami staved off a
late Boston charge to earn a 106-104 victory at AmericanAirlines Arena. O’Neal
made all nine of his field-goal attempts in a 21-point, 13-rebound effort
for the Heat, who had dropped two of three coming in. Damon Jones
provided a huge lift off the bench, as he finished with 16 points and hit
several big shots in the fourth quarter. Raef LaFrentz poured in a season-
high 21 points to go along with eight rebounds for the Celtics, while Paul
Pierce compiled 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists in Boston’s fourth
straight defeat.

Final Score: Portland 83, New Jersey 71

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Zach Randolph had 23 points and 15 rebounds to
lead the Portland Trail Blazers past the New Jersey Nets, 83-71. Derek
Anderson added 21 points while Shareef Abdur-Rahim collected 17 points and
10 rebounds. Portland won for the third time in four games despite
shooting just 35 percent from the field. The stumbling Nets are losers of
nine straight games for the first time since November 22-December 6, 2000.
New Jersey shot just 38 percent from the field and was outrebounded 51-40 en
route to the loss.

Final Score: Minnesota 121, Sacramento 110

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Kevin Garnett scored 28 points and pulled
down 16 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 121-110 victory over
the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena. Sam Cassell netted 25 points and Eddie
Griffin contributed 20 points and nine boards for Minnesota, which has won
four of its last six contests. Wally Szczerbiak had 15 points in the win.
Chris Webber paced the Kings with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Mike Bibby and
Peja Stojakovic each chipped in 22 points for Sacramento. Bibby also handed
out seven assists. Bobby Jackson finished with 19 points in the loss.

Final Score: Seattle 103, Indiana 95

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Rashard Lewis scored 22 points to lead the
Seattle SuperSonics to a 103-95 win over the Indiana Pacers at KeyArena. Lewis
shot 9-of-19 from the field, heading up a group of six Sonic players that
scored in double figures. Ray Allen added 19 points for Seattle, which has
won four straight. Antonio Daniels and Vladimir Radmanovic tallied 14 points
each for the Sonics, who have the best record in the league at 13-2. Luke
Ridnour and Danny Fortson rounded out the double-digit scorers with 13 points
apiece.

Final Score: LA Lakers 89, New Orleans 76

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant collected 20 points, seven
assists and six rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the New Orleans
Hornets, 89-76, at Staples Center. Chucky Atkins scored all 17 of his points
in the second half for Los Angeles, which has won five of its last seven
games. Lamar Odom contributed 14 points and 14 boards for the Lakers. Darrell
Armstrong paced New Orleans with 21 points. David West chipped in 15 points
and eight rebounds for the Hornets, who have dropped three in a row and fell
to 1-11 on the season. Junior Harrington contributed 14 points and eight
boards in the loss.