Tuesday , Feb , 08 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Gilbert Arenas tied a career high with 43
points and also added nine rebounds and six assists to help the Washington
Wizards earn a 108-104 win over the Indiana Pacers at the MCI Center. Arenas
scored 16 of his points in the fourth quarter for the Wizards, who have won
back-to-back contests on the heels of a four-game losing streak. Antawn
Jamison chipped in 24 points in the win. Juan Dixon netted 11 points and
also made a key steal in the closing seconds for the Wizards. Jermaine O’Neal
finished with 30 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Pacers,
who lost for the seventh time in nine games. Stephen Jackson added 29 points
and nine rebounds in the loss and teammate Jeff Foster collected 14
points and 11 boards before fouling out.

Final Score: New Jersey 107, Philadelphia 97 (OT)

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Vince Carter scored a season-high 43
points and grabbed 14 rebounds while Jason Kidd posted a triple-double with 22
points, 16 assists and 11 boards to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 107-97
overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Meadowlands. Carter ended
14-of-32 from the field, including 7-of-16 from three-point range, and
became the 41st NBA player to reach 10,000 points. Ron Mercer contributed a
season-high 14 points, including six in overtime, for the Nets. Carter, who
had 41 points in Saturday’s victory over Detroit, became the first Nets
player to post back-to-back 40-plus points since John Williamson did it
during the 1978 season. Willie Green scored a season-high 28 points for
Philadelphia, which lost for just the second time in six games. The Sixers
were without Allen Iverson, the NBA’s leading scorer, because of the flu.

Final Score: Atlanta 114, LA Lakers 108

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Antoine Walker scored a team-high 26 points
and made several crucial plays late in the game as the Atlanta Hawks ended a
three-game losing streak with a 114-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers,
who remain winless since the unexpected resignation of coach Rudy
Tomjanovich. Walker packed 13 of his points into the second half and added
nine rebounds for Atlanta, which won for just the third time in its last 13
games. Tony Delk contributed 25 points, including eight consecutive free
throws in the final minute of the game to keep the Hawks ahead after
they almost squandered a 29-point first-half advantage. Leading the Lakers,
who have dropped three consecutive games, was Lamar Odom with a game-high 28
points on 8-of-15 shooting. Tierre Brown came off the bench to record a
career-high 27 points for Los Angeles.

Final Score: Miami 105, Golden State 96

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Shaquille O’Neal scored 27 points, grabbed 14
rebounds and handed out six assists to lead the Miami Heat past the Golden
State Warriors, 105-96, at AmericanAirlines Arena. Eddie Jones netted 22
points for Miami, which has won three in a row and seven of its last nine
contests. Dwyane Wade chipped in 18 points in the win, but made only 5-of-18
field goal attempts and turned the ball over eight times. Mike Dunleavy paced
Golden State with 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor. Derek
Fisher had 22 points and Jason Richardson collected 21 points, six boards and
six assists for the Warriors, who have dropped two straight and 17 of their
last 19 games. Speedy Claxton contributed 16 points and nine assists in
the loss.

Final Score: New York 102, Utah 99 (OT)

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Stephon Marbury scored eight of his 30
points in overtime to lead the New York Knicks past Utah, 102-99, at the Delta
Center. Marbury added eight assists and Kurt Thomas contributed 16 points and
eight boards to help the Knicks snap a five-game losing streak. Mike Sweetney
finished with 15 points in the win. Andrei Kirilenko scored 25 points for the
Jazz, who have lost six of their last eight games. Raja Bell had 16 points in
the loss.