Monday , Dec , 13 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Jamal Crawford scored 17 of his game-high 31
points in the third quarter, leading the New York Knicks to a 107-96 win over
the Denver Nuggets at historic Madison Square Garden. Stephon Marbury had 25
points and 11 assists, while Kurt Thomas chipped in 10 points and 18 rebounds
for New York, winners of two of its last three games. Carmelo Anthony paced
the Nuggets with 26 points. Marcus Camby contributed 21 points and 14 boards,
as Denver saw its four-game winning streak come to an end. Kenyon Martin
finished with 18 points in the loss.

Final Score: Miami 106, Toronto 98

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade finished with 20 points, nine
rebounds and six assists to lead Miami to a 106-98 win over Toronto at the Air
Canada Centre. Shaquille O’Neal scored 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds
for the Heat, who have won four straight and five of their last six games.
Udonis Haslem contributed 17 points and eight boards. Jalen Rose finished with
a game-high 25 points for the Raptors, who have lost seven straight and nine
of 10. Rafer Alston — who played the entire game — registered 19 points and
nine assists, while Morris Peterson added 17 points.

Final Score: Washington 88, New Orleans 69

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Antawn Jamison and Brendan Haywood each
poured in 17 points as Washington routed New Orleans, 88-69, at the MCI
Center. Gilbert Arenas added 16 points and Larry Hughes contributed 15 with
nine rebounds for the Wizards, who have won two straight and nine of 11. Dan
Dickau and Junior Harrington both netted 14 points for the struggling Hornets,
who have dropped 10 in a row and 18 of their first 19 games of the young
season. P.J. Brown chipped in 13 points and 10 boards in a losing effort.

Final Score: Philadelphia 107, Milwaukee 101

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson poured in a season-high 40
points and handed out 10 assists to lead Philadelphia over Milwaukee, 107-101,
at the Wachovia Center. Kenny Thomas added 20 points and 17 rebounds for the
Sixers, who have won back-to-back games on the heels of a six-game skid. Marc
Jackson contributed a season-high 28 points in the victory. Michael Redd
netted 28 points for the Bucks, who fell for the fifth time in seven outings.
Milwaukee is just 1-8 away from home this season.

Final Score: Portland 98, Utah 88

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Zach Randolph had 23 points and seven
rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 98-88 win over the Utah Jazz
at the Rose Garden. Damon Stoudamire added 15 points and seven assists
for the Blazers, who avenged a loss at Utah on Friday night to complete
this home-and-home set. Derek Anderson also had 15 points, as Portland won
for the second time in three outings. Raja Bell tallied 21 points for the
Jazz, who have dropped seven of eight.

Final Score: Golden State 99, Charlotte 87

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Clifford Robinson scored a season-high 21
points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 99-87 win over the Charlotte
Bobcats at The Arena. Jason Richardson tallied a game-high 24 points and
grabbed eight boards, helping the Warriors end a two-game slide and win for
the third time in five games. Emeka Okafor became the first rookie since
Tim Duncan during the 1997-98 season to register 10 straight double-doubles,
as the Bobcats finished a four-game road trip winless. Okafor had 21
points and 13 boards for Charlotte, which is 0-10 on the road this season.

Final Score: LA Lakers 105, Orlando 98

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Jumaine Jones scored 22 of his 25 points
in the second quarter and his clutch three-pointer with 1:59 left helped the
Los Angeles Lakers to a 105-98 win over the Orlando Magic at the Staples
Center. Kobe Bryant finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists
for the Lakers, who have won two straight and three of four. Chris Mihm added
25 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for Los Angeles, which split the
season series against the Magic. Steve Francis recorded 27 points, 13
assists and seven rebounds for Orlando, which lost for just the second time in
seven games. Grant Hill added 16 points and rookie first-overall pick Dwight
Howard had 11 points and eight boards for the Magic, who have dropped eight
straight in LA to the Lakers.