Sunday , Mar , 13 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Eddie Jones scored 18 points and Shaquille O’Neal
contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds, as the Miami Heat rolled to a 90-65
victory over the New Jersey Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena. Damon Jones also
netted 15 points and Dwyane Wade finished with 13 points and six boards for
Miami, which has won eight in a row and 15 of its last 17 contests. Vince
Carter paced New Jersey with 20 points. Nenad Krstic added 12 points for the
Nets, who have dropped four of their last five games.

Final Score: LA Lakers 117, Charlotte 116

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant hit the game-winning basket with
less than a second remaining to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Charlotte
Bobcats, 117-116, at Charlotte Arena. Bryant scored 21 of his game-high 32
points in the final quarter, as the Lakers overcame a 10-point fourth-
quarter deficit to win for the fourth time in five outings. He shot 8-of-12
in the last 12 minutes for the Lakers, who are 2-0 on their season-high six-
game road trip. Emeka Okafor became the first player in Bobcats franchise
history to hit the 30-point plateau, finishing with 30 points and 11
boards. Brevin Knight returned from a three-game absence due to an ankle
injury to record 21 points, 17 assists and no turnovers, as Charlotte has
dropped six in a row and 16 of its last 18.

Final Score: Golden State 105, Atlanta 92

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Jason Richardson and Mike Dunleavy both scored
22 points to lead Golden State to a 105-92 win over Atlanta at Philips Arena.
Baron Davis added 20 points and eight assists while Derek Fisher had 15 points
and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who concluded a season-high, eight-game
road trip. Golden State ended 4-4 on the swing and put a halt to its two-game
losing streak. The Warriors went a blistering 18-of-33 from three-point range,
including nine alone in the third quarter, and were one shy of an NBA
record. Davis and Dunleavy both made six threes in the win. Josh Childress
had 18 points and 11 boards for the Hawks, who lost for the 14th time in 15
games.

Final Score: New Orleans 111, Milwaukee 107

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – Dan Dickau had 17 points and led seven
Hornets in double figures, as New Orleans held on for a 111-107 victory over
the Milwaukee Bucks. J.R. Smith added 17 points, Lee Nailon and P.J. Brown
each had 16, while Casey Jacobsen chipped in with a dozen and Jackson
Vroman added 10. The Hornets committed just seven turnovers and recorded
30 assists. The Bucks, who were playing their second of back-to-back games,
committed 17 miscues. Michael Redd paced the Bucks with a game-high 29
points. Mo Williams had 19 points and seven assists and almost single-
handedly led the Bucks back with a furious fourth-quarter rally.

Final Score: Denver 90, San Antonio 87

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Kenyon Martin scored 23 points and Carmelo
Anthony added 21 as Denver won its eighth straight, edging San Antonio, 90-87,
at the SBC Center. Anthony scored eight of his 21 points in the fourth
quarter, while Andre Miller netted 14 for the Nuggets, who improved to 15-4
under head coach George Karl. Marcus Camby grabbed a team-high seven rebounds
in the win. Tony Parker led the way for a depleted Spurs team with 25
points. Manu Ginobili (groin) and Tim Duncan (right ankle sprain) both
sat out for San Antonio, which lost for the second straight time. Tony
Massenburg ended with 16 points, while Devin Brown added 15 off the bench in
the losing effort.

Final Score: Portland 80, Memphis 66

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 25 points on 9-of-19
shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds, as the Portland Trail Blazers downed the
Memphis Grizzlies, 80-66, in the first of a home-and-home series. Richie Frahm
added 14 points, while Joel Przybilla and Theo Ratliff each had a dozen for
the Blazers, who ended a six-game skid with the victory. The
Grizzlies still lead the season series, which concludes Monday, 2-1.