Sunday , Feb , 05 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Tracy McGrady scored 23 points as Houston
beat New York 93-89 at Madison Square Garden. David Wesley notched 19
points, while Yao Ming had 15 for Houston, which extended their winning
streak to three games. Stromile Swift added 12 points in the win. Jamal
Crawford scored 24 points to pace New York, which lost its fifth
straight game. Jalen Rose, in his first appearance with the Knicks, posted 16
points and a season-high 11 assists. Eddy Curry scored 15 points and Qyntel
Woods added 12.

Final Score: LA Clippers 115, Toronto 113 (OT)

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Sam Cassell poured in 27 points and dished out
13 assists to lead the LA Clippers to a 115-113 overtime win over Toronto at
Air Canada Centre. Elton Brand added a game-high 30 points for the Clippers,
who won their third straight. Cuttino Mobley chipped in with 20 points
while Chris Kaman had 16 points and 15 boards in the win. Chris Bosh led the
Raptors, who lost for the first time in four games, with 29 points and 16
boards. Morris Peterson added 25 points while Mike James had 20 points, five
rebounds and seven assists in the loss.

Final Score: Sacramento 96, Utah 78

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Mike Bibby scored 23 points to lead the
Sacramento Kings past the Utah Jazz, 96-78, at ARCO Arena. Kevin Martin
netted 20 points, while Francisco Garcia had 11 points for the Kings, who
rebounded from an 89-79 loss at Utah Friday night. Kenny Thomas and Shareef
Abdur-Rahim added 10 points apiece for the Kings, who won for just the third
time in their last nine games. Mehmet Okur scored 25 points to pace the
Jazz, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Matt Harpring scored 14
points, while Andrei Kirilenko posted 12 points. Milt Palacio added 11 points
in the loss.