Saturday , Apr , 30 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Playoff Game Capsules

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson scored 37 points with 15
assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers used a solid second half to beat the
Detroit Pistons, 115-104, in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal
series. Chris Webber added 19 points and Samuel Dalembert scored 14 with 10
rebounds for the Sixers, who will look to tie this best-of-seven series at two
games apiece when the teams meet again in Philadelphia for Game 4 on Sunday.
Philadelphia shot 55 percent from the floor, went 11-of-20 on three-pointers,
and its bench outscored Detroit’s 23-2 — an improvement from Games 1 and 2
when the Pistons’ reserves scored a combined 41 points. Ben Wallace had a
career-high 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to pace the Pistons, who easily
won Games 1 and 2 at home but proved vulnerable in this one.

Final Score: Phoenix 110, Memphis 90

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Amare Stoudemire scored 30 points and grabbed
nine rebounds to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 110-90 victory over the Memphis
Grizzlies and took a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven opening round
playoff series. Shawn Marion contributed 14 points and 13 rebounds for the
Suns, who will try to close out the series with a victory in Game 4 on Sunday
at FedExForum. Joe Johnson had 20 points and Jim Jackson added 17 for the
Suns, who set a franchise playoff record with just five turnovers. Lorenzen
Wright had 14 for the Grizzlies, who failed again to post the franchise’s
first postseason win. Memphis has lost all seven of its playoff games after
reaching the postseason for the first time last year.

Final Score: Sacramento 116, Seattle 104

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Mike Bibby had 31 points and Kenny Thomas
added 22 points and seven rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 116-104
win over the Seattle SuperSonics in Game 3 of their Western Conference
quarterfinal series at ARCO Arena. Cuttino Mobley tallied 21 points for the
Kings, who drew within 2-1 in the best-of-seven set. Brad Miller had 14
points and Peja Stojakovic recorded 12 for Sacramento, which will also host
Game 4 on Sunday. Ray Allen had a game-high 33 points to lead Seattle, which
trailed for most of the contest and could never threaten in the final
quarter. Jerome James added 22 points and nine boards for the Sonics, who had
won both games on their home floor to take the early series lead.