National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Jalen Rose came off the bench to drop in a
season-high 31 points and dish out six assists as Toronto trounced New York,
129-103, at Air Canada Centre. The 129 points was a franchise record for the
Raptors. Morris Peterson added a season-high 28 points for the Raptors, who
won for the second consecutive time. Chris Bosh chipped in with 23 points and
six rebounds while Jose Calderon, filling in for an injured Mike James, had a
double-double with 13 points and 10 assists. Eddy Curry led the Knicks, who
lost for the first time in 2006, with 20 points and six boards. Stephon
Marbury added 18 points and 13 assists while rookie David Lee had 15 points
and 12 boards.
Final Score: Sacramento 104, Orlando 100
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Mike Bibby scored a career-high 42 points on
13-of-23 shooting from the floor to lead the Sacramento Kings over the Orlando
Magic, 104-100, at ARCO Arena. Kevin Martin chipped in 22 points with a
career-high 10 rebounds for the Kings, who won for only the second time in the
last five games. Brad Miller had a solid all-around game with 21 points, 12
rebounds and seven assists. Peja Stojakovic did not play for the Kings, as he
missed his second straight game with a sore back. Jameer Nelson led Orlando
with 29 points and dished out nine assists as the Magic concluded their four-
game road trip with their fourth straight loss. Dwight Howard added 18 points
and 19 rebounds in defeat. Grant Hill returned to the lineup for Orlando and
netted 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting. The forward missed the previous three
games with a groin injury.
Final Score: Portland 89, Cleveland 87
Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Zach Randolph scored 16 points and hit two key
free throws with 47 seconds remaining as Portland edged slumping Cleveland,
89-87, at the Rose Garden. Ruben Patterson compiled 16 points and seven
rebounds while rookie Jarrett Jack contributed 11 points off the bench to help
the Trail Blazers match a season-best with their third consecutive victory.
Cleveland’s LeBron James topped all players with 29 points, but only seven of
them came after halftime. The All-Star guard added 13 rebounds in the loss,
the Cavaliers’ fourth in a row.