National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Jalen Rose scored a team-high 26 points as the
Toronto Raptors overcame a 22-point deficit to win their second straight game
with a 103-100 victory over the Washington Wizards at the Air Canada Centre.
Rose went 9-of-16 from the field and netted 12 points in the fourth quarter,
for Toronto, which avoided the season sweep by Washington with the victory.
The Wizards won the first three meetings this year by an average of 10 points.
Chris Bosh posted his team-leading 18th double-double of the season with 16
points and 11 rebounds, while Donyell Marshall added 20 points on 7-of-14
shooting off the bench.
Final Score: Philadelphia 103, Atlanta 85
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson scored 22 points with 12
assists, and Philadelphia used two big second-half runs to beat Atlanta 103-85
at the Wachovia Center. Kyle Korver hit five three-pointers and scored 17 for
the 76ers, who have won three of four. Andre Iguodala added 14 points in
the win, while Samuel Dalembert and Corliss Williamson scored 12 apiece.
Antoine Walker scored 14 points to lead the Hawks, who have lost nine of their
last 11 games overall and 12 straight on the road. Predrag Drobnjak added 13
points off the bench.
Final Score: Indiana 95, Dallas 94
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Jermaine O’Neal scored 23 points and
grabbed nine rebounds and Anthony Johnson added 21 points, as the Indiana
Pacers held off a late charge by the Dallas Mavericks to win 95-94 at Conseco
Fieldhouse. Austin Croshere and Fred Jones added 14 points and six rebounds
apiece for the Pacers, who ended a six-game losing streak and won for just
the third time in 11 games. Indiana had lost its previous two contests by just
one point. Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 32 points for the Mavericks, who
had a two- game winning streak halted. Nowitzki spearheaded the late run
for Dallas, scoring the team’s final 10 points of the game.
Final Score: Boston 112, Orlando 100
Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Raef LaFrentz had 19 points and Paul Pierce
added 18 to lead the Boston Celtics to a 112-100 win over the Orlando
Magic at the FleetCenter. Gary Payton recorded 17 points and eight assists for
the Celtics, who have won two straight and five of seven to remain in
first place in the Atlantic Division at 23-24 overall. Ricky Davis tallied
16 points and Mark Blount had 13 for Boston, which used a 20-4 fourth-quarter
run to overcome a nine-point deficit and secure its third win over Orlando
this season. Steve Francis had 16 points before fouling out with over two
minutes left in the contest, as the Magic have dropped two of three. Hedo
Turkoglu scored 22 points, including eight during Orlando’s 12-point fourth
Final Score: Milwaukee 92, LA Clippers 90
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Michael Redd scored a game-high 32 points,
including the game-winning jump shot with 15 seconds remaining, as the
Milwaukee Bucks won their second straight with a 92-90 victory over the Los
Angeles Clippers at the Bradley Center. Redd went 13-of-23 from the floor and
pulled down five rebounds for the Bucks. Dan Gadzuric had a double-double for
the Bucks with 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, while Mason finished the
contest with 15 points.
Final Score: Houston 119, Minnesota 113 (OT)
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Tracy McGrady had 18 of his 40 points in
the fourth quarter and overtime, as the Houston Rockets won their third
straight game, 119-113 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. McGrady added 13
rebounds, while Yao Ming collected 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets,
who ended their four-game road trip 3-1. Sam Cassell had 24 points and 11
assists for the Timberwolves, losers of four in a row. Kevin Garnett
contributed 22 points, 14 rebounds and five assists for Minnesota, which fell
to 13-11 at the Target Center this season.
Final Score: Sacramento 116, New York 115
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Matt Barnes hit a game-winning free throw
with 6.8 seconds remaining to lift the Sacramento Kings to a 116-115 come-
from-behind victory over the New York Knicks at ARCO Arena. Barnes also made
a key steal that led to a game-tying basket for the Kings, who overcame an
11-point fourth-quarter deficit to win for the fourth time in five outings.
He finished with 16 points as Sacramento scored nine of the final 10 points
of the game, including the last six points. Mike Bibby ended with 40 points
and seven assists for Sacramento, which has won 12 of 16 overall. Brad Miller
had 35 points and nine boards for the Kings, who have won eight of 10 at home.
Final Score: Portland 101, Charlotte 89
Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Rookie Sebastian Telfair posted a career-high
with 23 points, as the Portland Trail Blazers downed the Charlotte Bobcats,
101-89, in their first-ever meeting with expansion franchise. Damon
Stoudamire also added 23 points for the Trail Blazers, who won for the third
time in four games. Ruben Patterson added 21 points in the victory, while
Zach Randolph collected 12 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Primoz
Brezec notched 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Bobcats, who lost for the
12th time in their last 14 games.
Final Score: Golden State 90, New Orleans 82
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Jason Richardson had 25 points to lead the
Golden State Warriors past the New Orleans Hornets, 90-82. Mickael Pietrus
added 15 points and Derek Fisher and Dale Davis each had 14
for the Warriors, who snapped a six-game skid and won for just the second time
in 17 games. Richardson has scored at least 20 points in nine straight and 14
of 15 games. Rodney Rogers had a season-high 23 points and grabbed seven
rebounds for the Hornets. New Orleans has lost six straight and fell to 2-23
as the visitors.