Thursday , Feb , 16 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson scored 42 points, including
two pivotal buckets in overtime, as the Philadelphia 76ers fought past San
Antonio, 103-100, at the Wachovia Center. Andre Iguodala induced overtime with
a rebound putback in the final seconds of regulation and finished with 16
points and seven rebounds for Philadelphia, which snapped a three-game slide.
Chris Webber added 21 points in the win. Tony Parker had a team-high 23 points
while Nazr Mohammed totaled 18 points and 20 boards for the Spurs, who have
dropped two in a row but still finished their eight-game road swing with a 6-2
mark. Tim Duncan also had a double- double with 19 points and 15 rebounds.

Final Score: Miami 110, Orlando 100

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade netted 36 points, grabbed 10
rebounds and dished out nine assists as the Miami Heat dominated the Orlando
Magic for the second night in a row, with a 110-100 victory in the back end of
a home-and-home series at Orlando. O’Neal had only seven points before fouling
out at TD WaterHouse Centre, but had 11 rebounds for the Heat, who have won
eight of the last 10 overall. Antoine Walker added 26 points on 10-of-17
shooting from the floor and hit six three-pointers. Dwight Howard had a
double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who have now lost
six in a row and 10 of their last 11. Tony Battie had 16 points and pulled
down nine boards.

Final Score: Indiana 88, Milwaukee 77

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Anthony Johnson tallied 24 points as the
Indiana Pacers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 88-77, at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Peja Stojakovic recorded 20 points and seven rebounds for Indiana, which won
for the fifth time in its last six games. Jeff Foster added seven points and
18 rebounds, while David Harrison scored 16 off the bench. Michael Redd led
the Bucks with 24 points. Bobby Simmons scored 19 points and Jamaal Magloire
recorded 11 points and 15 rebounds for Milwaukee, which lost for the second
time in its last three contests.

Final Score: Cleveland 113, Boston 109 (2-OT)

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – LeBron James recorded his eighth career triple-
double, with 43 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists to out duel Paul Pierce and
lead Cleveland past the Boston Celtics in a 113-109 double overtime thriller
at TD Banknorth Garden. Drew Gooden added 19 points and 11 boards for the
Cavaliers, who won their second straight game. Zydrunas Ilgauskas chipped in
with 14 while Damon Jones had 13 points and Donyell Marshall managed 11 in the
win. Paul Pierce did his best to match James, leading the Celtics with a
career- high 50 points before fouling out deep in the second overtime. Pierce
also recorded seven rebounds and eight assists for Boston, which lost for the
first time in three games. Wally Szczerbiak tallied 17 points for the Celtics
while Delonte West had 15 points, 10 boards and eight assists in the loss.

Final Score: New York 98, Toronto 96

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Jamal Crawford hit a pull-up jumper with three
seconds left to help the New York Knicks end their 10-game losing streak with
a 98-96 win over the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. Crawford,
making his return following a one-game absence due to a back injury, ended
with 14 points and Eddy Curry had 18 points, five rebounds and four blocks for
the Knicks, who picked up their first win since downing Orlando 97-94 on
January 27. New York’s Jalen Rose had 17 points in his first game against his
former team, as the Knicks won for just the second time in 18 games. Rose was
acquired by the Knicks in exchange for Antonio Davis on February 3 prior to
New York’s game in Toronto. Neither Rose or Davis played in that game. Chris
Bosh had 25 points and seven boards for the Raptors, who had a three- game
winning streak come to a halt.

Final Score: New Jersey 95, Charlotte 94

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Vince Carter scored 19 points and tipped in
his own miss with 9.6 seconds left to boost New Jersey to a 95-94 triumph over
the Charlotte Bobcats, in the final game before the All-Star break for the two
teams. Richard Jefferson totaled 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Nenad Krstic
added 22 points for the Nets, who snapped a seven-game road losing streak.
Jason Kidd narrowly missed a triple-double with 11 points, nine boards and
nine assists, as New Jersey posted its first away win since January 18 at
Philadelphia. Brevin Knight had a season-high 28 points for Charlotte (14-40),
which goes into the All-Star break with the fewest wins in the NBA. Jumaine
Jones added 18 points for the Bobcats, who were without center Primoz Brezec
(tendinitis in left Achilles).

Final Score: Memphis 84, Sacramento 78

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Pau Gasol had 24 points to lead the Memphis
Grizzlies to an 84-78 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Chucky Atkins added
17 points and Eddie Jones had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Grizzlies,
who won their final three games heading into the All-Star break. Shane
Battier’s three-pointer gave Memphis the lead for good with 4:34 remaining.
Kevin Martin had 14 points to lead the Kings, who lost for just the second
time in seven contests leading into the break. Mike Bibby and Kenny Thomas
each had 12 points. Thomas also had 12 rebounds, but committed a crucial
turnover in the final minute.

Final Score: New Orleans/Oklahoma City 102, Portland 86

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – Kirk Snyder scored 22 points and five
other New Orleans/Oklahoma City players finished in double figures as the red-
hot Hornets posted an easy 102-86 victory over Portland at the Ford Center.
Aaron Williams recorded 14 points and eight rebounds while Desmond Mason
netted 13 points for the Hornets, who extended their win streak to a season-
best five games and head into the All-Star break having won nine of 10. The
Hornets also received a boost with the return of point guard Chris Paul, who
missed the team’s last three games due to bruised ribs. The Rookie of the Year
candidate had just one point in 21-plus minutes, but dished out seven assists
against just one turnover. Zach Randolph and Juan Dixon each had 12 points for
Portland, which stumbles into the break with the Western Conference’s worst
record (18-33).

Final Score: Minnesota 102, Seattle 92

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Ricky Davis netted 25 points and dished out
five assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves knocked off the Seattle
SuperSonics, 102-92, at the Target Center. Kevin Garnett added 23 points and
15 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who ended a four-game losing streak. Trenton
Hassell donated 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor and Minnesota
shot 44.7 percent from the field overall. Ray Allen hit 10-of-19 from the
floor for 23 points for Seattle, which dropped its third consecutive game and
seventh of its last eight overall. Robert Swift had 14 points and seven
rebounds, while the newly-acquired Chris Wilcox had nine points off the bench
in the loss.

Final Score: Dallas 103, Washington 97

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Josh Howard netted a team-best 26 points on 10-
of-17 shooting to guide the Dallas Mavericks past the Washington Wizards,
103-97, at American Airlines Center. Dirk Nowitzki donated 25 points, seven
rebounds and four assists for Dallas, which has won 15 of its last 16 games.
Jason Terry added 19 points, including the game-clinching basket with 17
seconds on the clock. Caron Butler led all scorers with 27 points and also
hauled down 11 rebounds for the Wizards, who dropped their last two games
before the All-Star break. Antawn Jamison also posted a double-double with 24
points and 11 boards. Gilbert Arenas was limited to just 12 points on 4-of-22

Final Score: Phoenix 116, Denver 101

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Steve Nash tallied 19 points, pulled down six
rebounds and dished off 12 assists to lead a hot shooting Phoenix attack in an
easy 116-101 win over Denver at the Pepsi Center. Shawn Marion added 21 points
and 12 boards for the Suns, who won their third straight outing. Raja Bell
chipped in with 20 and five assists while Boris Diaw had 17 points and 10
boards in the win. Carmelo Anthony recorded a game-high 29 points for the
Nuggets, who lost for the first time in three games. Andre Miller deposited 14
points and had nine assists while Marcus Camby had 13 and seven rebounds in
the loss.

Final Score: Atlanta 114, LA Lakers 110

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Josh Smith tied career-bests with 21 points
and 15 rebounds and Atlanta finally got a road victory over a Western
Conference team after downing the Los Angeles Lakers 114-110 at the Staples
Center. The Hawks also received huge contributions from Joe Johnson and Josh
Childress to break a 23-game road losing streak against the West,
dating back to November 12, 2004. Childress added 21 points off the bench
while Johnson compiled 20 points and a personal-best 15 assists for the
Hawks, who won for just the fifth time away from home (5-20) this season and
headed into the All-Star break on a positive note. Kobe Bryant finished with
39 points and nine assists in the loss, the Lakers’ third in four outings.
Lamar Odom and Devean George had 17 and 16 points, respectively, in defeat.

Final Score: Golden State 88, LA Clippers 81

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Derek Fisher poured in 21 points and dished off
nine assists to lead a short-handed Golden State team over the LA Clippers,
88-81, at The Arena in Oakland. Jason Richardson added 20 points and 10
rebounds for the Warriors, who won for the second time in their past three
games and stopped a seven game skid against the Clippers. Mickael Pietrus
pitched in with 16 points while Adonal Foyle had eight points and 11 boards in
the win. Elton Brand recorded a double-double with 15 points and 15
boards for the Clippers, who lost their third straight and for the
fourth time in their past five contests. Sam Cassell tallied 16 points and
seven boards while Vladimir Radmanovic had 14 points and eight rebounds
in his debut with Los Angeles.