Tuesday , Nov , 22 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson scored 24 points and dished
out nine assists in a limited amount of minutes, as Philadelphia cruised past
the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, 103-91, at the Wachovia Center. Chris
Webber posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds for
Philadelphia, which halted a two-game losing streak. All five starters
scored in double figures, including Steven Hunter, who had 10 points and also
pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds. Reserve guard John Salmons played
more than 26 minutes and finished with 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting for the
Sixers. Iverson, with the game almost never in doubt in the second half,
was able to rest for much of the final two quarters. Forward David West had
a team-high 20 points with nine boards for the Hornets, who had a two-game
winning streak snapped. J.R. Smith had 17 points, while rookie Chris Paul
contributed nine points and six assists.

Final Score: Utah 100, Milwaukee 80

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Gordan Giricek poured in a season-high
18 points, and Utah hit the century mark in points for the first time this
season in a 100-80 triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Delta Center.
Mehmet Okur added 16 points, while Matt Harpring and Devin Brown each scored
12, as the Jazz snapped a five-game skid and won at home against Milwaukee for
the 14th time in the last 17 meetings. Rookie Deron Williams tallied 10
points and 10 assists for Utah, which also got eight points and 10 rebounds
from Greg Ostertag. Michael Redd had 25 points to top the Bucks, who fell
behind in the second quarter and never recovered on the way to their second
consecutive defeat.

Final Score: San Antonio 96, Sacramento 93

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Tony Parker netted 23 points and Tim Duncan
had 22 along with 19 rebounds for San Antonio, which held on for a 96-93
victory over Sacramento at ARCO Arena. Both players went 9-of-16 from the
floor for the Spurs, who led by as many as 17 points in the second half but
had to fend off a late Kings rally to earn their fourth consecutive win and
seventh in eight outings. Mike Bibby dropped in a game-best 33 points while
Bonzi Wells compiled 18 points and 14 rebounds in the loss, Sacramento’s
second tough defeat in as many nights. The Kings fell 106-104 at Seattle on
Sunday and played without leading scorer Peja Stojakovic, who sat out with a
sprained pinkie finger on his right hand.

Final Score: Golden State 100, New Jersey 97

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Baron Davis had 17 points and eight assists,
and came up with a big defensive play in the closing seconds to preserve
Golden State’s 100-97 victory over the New Jersey Nets at The Arena in
Oakland. Jason Richardson scored 25 points and Derek Fisher added 22 for the
Warriors, who have won two of their last three contests and still
haven’t lost back-to-back games this season. Troy Murphy finished with 21
points and 10 rebounds while Adonal Foyle chipped in 13 boards in the winning
effort. Richard Jefferson had 23 points and Nenad Krstic totaled 21
points and 10 boards for the Nets, who had their two-game winning streak
broken. Jason Kidd had 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists, but had
his pocket picked by Davis in the closing seconds.