Wednesday , Mar , 09 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Jason Richardson scored 22 points and Mike
Dunleavy added 21 to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 104-85 victory over
Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center. Troy Murphy contributed 17 with eight
rebounds for the Warriors, who have won three of their last four games. Allen
Iverson scored a game-high 33 to lead the Sixers, who have lost four of their
last five home games. Iverson, who had five assists and four steals, turned
the ball over a career-high 12 times. Sixers forward Chris Webber was 3-
of-12 from the field and continues to struggle since being traded from
Sacramento.

Final Score: Cleveland 111, Orlando 92

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – LeBron James and Drew Gooden each scored 23
points as Cleveland snapped a season-high six game losing streak by routing
Orlando, 111-92, at Gund Arena. Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 18 points and
Jeff McInnis chipped in 13 for Cleveland, which won for the first time
since a 100-91 triumph over Chicago back on February 23. Steve Francis
paced Orlando with 21 points. Jameer Nelson finished with 17 points, six
assists and five rebounds for the Magic, who had a three-game winning
streak come to an end and played without the services of Grant Hill. The
All-Star forward missed the game with a bruised left shin and is expected to
miss at least one more contest. Hedo Turkoglu contributed 11 points
while Kelvin Cato posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards in a
losing cause.

Final Score: New York 93, Washington 83

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Jamal Crawford had 19 points, six rebounds and
six assists to lead the New York Knicks to a 93-83 win over the Washington
Wizards at Madison Square Garden. Kurt Thomas, who sparked a 15-0 run that
covered the final two quarters, added 15 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks
for the Knicks, who have captured five of their last six contests. Stephon
Marbury added 14 points and 10 assists for New York, which has won seven in a
row at home. Larry Hughes’ 27 points led Washington, which has dropped two
of three and seven of its last 10 contests. Gilbert Arenas added 23
points and eight rebounds for the Wizards, who have dropped seven of eight on
the road. Washington’s starting forward Antawn Jamison missed the game with
tendinitis in his right knee, ending his streak of 386 consecutive games
played.

Final Score: Milwaukee 105, Atlanta 101

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Maurice Williams matched a career-high with
22 points and added 10 assists as Milwaukee downed Atlanta, 105-101, at the
Bradley Center. Desmond Mason also finished with 22 points and Michael Redd
netted 21 for the Bucks, who have taken two of their last three games. Joe
Smith contributed 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting to the winning effort. Tyronn
Lue scored a season-best 27 points and Al Harrington had 19 along with nine
assists for the Hawks, who blew an 11-point lead after one quarter and
continued their futility on the road.

Final Score: Minnesota 102, Charlotte 97

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Kevin Garnett posted 30 points and 15
rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 102-97 victory over the
Charlotte Bobcats at the Target Center. Latrell Sprewell added 21 points for
Minnesota, which has won three straight games. Wally Szczerbiak added 15
points off the bench in the victory. Primoz Brezec led the way with 20
points and 12 boards for the Bobcats, who have now dropped four consecutive
contests and seven of their last eight overall. Jason Kapono finished
with 15 points while Jason Hart and Keith Bogans each added 14 points in
the losing effort.

Final Score: San Antonio 90, New Jersey 74

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Devin Brown finished with a game-high 22
points as San Antonio handled New Jersey, 90-74, at SBC Arena. Brown finished
two points shy of his season-high and ended the game 9-of-12 from the field,
including 2-of-4 from three-point range. Tim Duncan netted 19 and grabbed
eight rebounds for the Spurs, who won their fifth consecutive contest.
Robert Horry had 12 points off the bench and Tony Parker dished out a team-
high six assists. Nenad Krstic paced the Nets with 19 points. Jason Kidd
added 14 points, but struggled from the field, going 5-of-15 as New Jersey
suffered its third straight loss. Vince Carter ended with 13 points in the
losing effort.

Final Score: Indiana 89, Utah 83

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Stephen Jackson netted a season-high 30
points and Reggie Miller added 24 as Indiana topped Utah, 89-83, at the Delta
Center. Anthony Johnson finished with 13 points and nine assists for the
Pacers, who blew a 25-point first-quarter lead before rallying in the fourth
to earn just their second win in their last six games. Mehmet Okur compiled
18 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz, who have dropped three in a row
following a three-game win streak. Matt Harpring also scored 18 points and
Andrei Kirilenko had 16 in defeat.

Final Score: Sacramento 85, Memphis 82

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Mike Bibby nailed a game-winning three-
pointer as time expired to lift the Sacramento Kings to a thrilling but
controversial 85-82 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at ARCO Arena. Bibby
finished with 26 points for the Kings, who have won two straight after a
three-game slide. Peja Stojakovic added 19 points in the victory. Brian
Cardinal led the way with 15 points for the Grizzlies, who saw their four-
game winning streak halted. James Posey and Lorenzen Wright each added 11
points in the losing effort. Following a late Memphis comeback that tied the
game at 82-82, Bibby gained possession with just 1.6 seconds to play drained a
desperation three-pointer from well behind the arc. However, the Grizzlies
argued to no avail that because Posey tipped the ball on the inbounds pass,
the clock did not start correctly.

Final Score: Houston 97, Seattle 95

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Tracy McGrady scored 35 points, including five
in the final minute, to lift Houston over Seattle, 97-95, at KeyArena. McGrady
finished 14-of-27 from the field, including 4-of-10 from three-point range,
and had eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Yao Ming scored 16 of
his 22 points in the second half for the Rockets, who have won three of
their last four games. Mike James added 13 and Juwan Howard had 10 with eight
rebounds in the win. Ray Allen scored 32 to lead Seattle, which has lost
two straight. Rashard Lewis had 26 and Luke Ridnour contributed 14 in the
loss.

Final Score: LA Clippers 110, LA Lakers 101

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Corey Maggette netted 30 points and Elton
Brand had 22 along with 15 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers posted a
110-101 victory over the intra-city rival Lakers at Staples Center. Maggette
finished 9-of-11 from the field and 12-of-13 from the foul line for the
Clippers, who outscored the Lakers 33-18 in the third quarter to erase an
eight-point halftime deficit. Bobby Simmons contributed 16 points to help the
Clippers snap a two-game slide. The Lakers, who saw a brief two-game win
streak come to an end, received 41 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing
cause.