Sunday , Mar , 12 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Luol Deng scored 21 points as Chicago
beat Atlanta 95-90 at Philips Arena. Kirk Hinrich scored 18 points for
Chicago, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Tyson Chandler posted 12
points and 12 rebounds, while Malik Allen had 12 points. Chris Duhon added
11 in the win. Al Harrington posted a game-high 32 points and 10 boards
for the Hawks, who have dropped three of four. Joe Johnson scored 22
points, while Josh Smith posted 11 points and 10 rebounds. Zaza Pachulia added
11 points.

Final Score: Orlando 103, Golden State 92

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Hedo Turkoglu turned in a good all-around
game by scoring 21 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and dishing out eight
assists, as the Orlando Magic downed the Golden State Warriors, 103-92,
at the TD Waterhouse Centre. Keyon Dooling added 13 points and Jameer
Nelson chipped in 12 points for the Magic, who had five players score in
double figures. The Magic have won back-to-back games for the first time
since January. Derek Fisher tallied 20 points and six assists, while Baron
Davis scored 17 points and dished out seven helpers for the Warriors, who
ended their five game road trip with a 1-4 record. Golden State snapped
Miami’s 10-game winning streak the night before.

Final Score: Washington 110, Detroit 92

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Gilbert Arenas dropped in 34 points on
13-of-19 shooting and dished out six assists to lead Washington past
Detroit, 110-92, at the Verizon Center. Caron Butler added 30 points and
six rebounds for the Wizards, who snapped a two-game skid and won for
just the second time in their last seven outings. Antonio Daniels
contributed 16 points and seven assists while Antawn Jamison had 12 in the
win. Rasheed Wallace paced the Pistons, who lost for the third time in
their past five games, with 18 points and nine boards.

Final Score: Charlotte 116, New York 109

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Jumaine Jones had 28 points and
seven rebounds in a matchup of the two worst teams in the NBA as the
Charlotte Bobcats beat the New York Knicks, 116-109, at the Charlotte
Bobcats Arena. Raymond Felton added 20 points, six boards and six assists
and Primoz Brezec scored 18 points for the Bobcats, who have won three
of their last five contests. Jalen Rose netted 23 and Eddy Curry scored 19
points for the Knicks, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Stephon
Marbury had 18 points and seven assists.

Final Score: LA Clippers 106, Milwaukee 98

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Elton Brand totaled 22 points, 10
rebounds and six assists, as the Los Angeles Clippers held on to beat the
Milwaukee Bucks, 106-98, at the Bradley Center. Chris Kaman scored 22
points and snatched eight boards and Sam Cassell tallied 20 points, as
five different players scored in double figures for the Clippers, who
have won three straight games. Michael Redd scored a game-high 32 points
and grabbed seven rebounds, while Charlie Bell scored 15 points off the
bench and Jamaal Magloire scored 13 points and pulled down 10 boards for
the Bucks, who have lost five straight home games for the first time since
2000.

Final Score: Dallas 90, Utah 87

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki had 34 points,
nine rebounds and five assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 90-87 win
over the Utah Jazz at the Delta Center. Jerry Stackhouse scored 16
points off the bench and Jason Terry netted 14 for the Mavericks, who
have won three in a row and four of their last five contests. Mehmet
Okur poured in 32 points and grabbed 11 boards and Andrei Kirilenko
added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz, who had a two-game winning
streak snapped.

Final Score: Phoenix 110, Minnesota 102

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Steve Nash returned to action
and matched his season-high 31 points and dished 11 assists to lead
Phoenix in a 110-102 victory over Minnesota. After spraining his
right ankle on Monday against the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets,
the NBA reigning MVP missed his first game of the season in a loss
against San Antonio on Thursday – the Suns’ first since a 103-101 setback
to Minnesota on February 6th. Tim Thomas scored 19 points for Phoenix,
which has won 15 of 17. Boris Diaw scored 18 points, while Raja Bell
had 13. Shawn Marion posted 10 points and 16 rebounds, and Leandro
Barbosa added 10 points. Kevin Garnett posted 28 points and 10 rebounds
for Minnesota, which has lost four in a row. Trenton Hassell scored
season-high 21 points, while Ricky Davis and Marko Jaric added 14
points apiece. Rashad McCants scored 13 points, and Mark Blount had 10.