Wednesday , Jan , 19 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Steve Francis poured in a game-high 32 points
with 12 rebounds as Orlando matched last year’s win total with a 103-101 win
over Detroit at TD WaterHouse Center. Francis ended 13-of-27 from the floor
for Orlando, which has won two straight and four of six. The win was the
Magic’s 21st of the season and it matched their total for all of the 2003-04
season. Hedo Turkoglu netted 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including 3-
of-3 from beyond the arc in the win, while Dwight Howard finished with nine
points and 13 boards in the win. Richard Hamilton scored a team-high 26 points
to pace Detroit. Rasheed Wallace added 17 points, while Lindsey Hunter
chipped in 14 off the bench for the Pistons, who had their season-high
winning streak end at six games.

Final Score: Indiana 87, Houston 74

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Jamaal Tinsley poured in 28 points and
Jermaine O’Neal collected 27 points and seven rebounds, as the Indiana Pacers
downed the Houston Rockets, 87-74, at the Toyota Center. Tinsley was excellent
from three-point range, as he hit 5-of-6 from beyond the arc to help Indiana
win for the third time in four games. Jeff Foster added 11 points for the
Pacers, who made 8-of-12 three-pointers as a team. Tracy McGrady led the
Rockets with 28 points, but he missed all seven of his three-point attempts.
Houston, which dropped its second straight contest after a four-game winning
streak, was just 1-of-13 from long distance.

Final Score: Dallas 137, Washington 120

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points with 11 rebounds
and three blocks to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 137-120 victory over the
Washington Wizards at American Airlines Center. Jerry Stackhouse added a
season-high 29 points for Dallas, which has won seven of its last nine games.
Jason Terry had 26 and Michael Finley contributed 25, as the Mavericks posted
the highest point total in the NBA this season. Gilbert Arenas scored a
career-high 43 points for Washington, which has lost two straight on the
heels of a seven-game winning streak. Both losses have come with Larry
Hughes on the injured list with a fractured thumb.

Final Score: Sacramento 113, Portland 107 (OT)

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Chris Webber totaled 32 points and 13
rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 113-107 overtime victory over the
Portland Trail Blazers at ARCO Arena. Cuttino Mobley scored 20 points and
Brad Miller added 16 for the Kings, who have won five straight and nine
of their last 11 overall. Mike Bibby contributed 14 points and nine
assists in the victory. Nick Van Exel tallied 30 points for Portland, which
has dropped four straight. Ruben Patterson netted 23 points while Damon
Stoudamire chipped in 21 in the losing effort. Joel Przybilla contributed 17
points and a career-high 21 rebounds for Portland, which has now lost
eight of its last nine contests.

Final Score: Denver 116, Seattle 110 (OT)

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Earl Boykins set an NBA record with 15 points
in overtime to help the Denver Nuggets to a 116-110 victory over the Seattle
SuperSonics at KeyArena. Boykins ended with 18 points overall, but his 15
in the extra session broke the previous mark of 14 set by Indiana’s Butch
Carter on March 20, 1984. Andre Miller posted a game-high 30 points to go
with nine rebounds for the Nuggets, while Marcus Camby had a monster game with
25 points and 24 rebounds. The win was just the second in nine games for the
struggling Nuggets. Carmelo Anthony scored just 10 points for Denver and
left the game with a right ankle injury. Vladimir Radmanovic had 25 points
and nine rebounds to lead the SuperSonics, who had a two-game winning streak
snapped and lost for just the second time in six games. Antonio Daniels added
20 points for Seattle, while Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen added 17 points
apiece.