11/06/2006 NBA Game Recap
Orlando,FL (Sports Network) – Carlos Arroyo netted 23 points to lead the
Orlando Magic to a 106-103 victory over the Washington Wizards. Hedo Turkoglu
added 18 points, including 14 in the first period, while Keyon Dooling
scored 15 points for the Magic, who snapped a two-game losing streak. The
Orlando bench outscored the Washington reserves 50-16. Antawn Jamison poured
in 29 points and 10 rebounds and Gilbert Arenas chipped in 24 points, but
didn’t convert a field goal in the fourth quarter for the Wizards, who have
lost two of their first three games. Etan Thomas had 14 points and 15
rebounds in the contest.
Final Score: San Antonio 105, New York 93
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Tony Parker recorded season-highs with 24 points and 10 assists as the San Antonio Spurs held off the New York Knicks, 105-93, at Madison Square Garden. Tim Duncan added 15 points and eight rebounds, converting a key three-point play down the stretch, for the Spurs, who nearly blew a 23-point lead only to hold on for their second straight win. Brent Barry had a season-high 19 points and Manu Ginobili had 15 points and seven assists for San Antonio, which has won three of its four games this season. Stephon Marbury scored nine of his 18 points during a 20-2 fourth- quarter run that drew New York within one possession, but he also missed the potential go- ahead three-pointer as the Knicks fell for the third straight time. Nate Robinson had 15 points and Quentin Richardson scored 14 for New York, which continues to lose under new head coach Isiah Thomas despite showing life for a five-minute span down the stretch.
Final Score: Chicago 110, Milwaukee 85
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Ben Gordon had a game-high 37 points and career-high nine assists as the Chicago Bulls destroyed the Milwaukee Bucks, 110-85, at the United Center. Andres Nocioni added 17 points and Luol Deng netted 17 and added nine rebounds for the Bulls, who snapped a two-game losing streak. P.J. Brown chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds. Michael Redd scored 30 points and Charlie Villanueva had 17 points and 13 boards for the Bucks, who have lost two of their last three games.
Final Score: Golden State 107, Dallas 104
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Baron Davis’ 26 points and Jason Richardson’s 22 helped the Golden State Warriors pull out a tense 107-104 win over the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The game was a successful return to Dallas for Warriors head coach Don Nelson, who led the Mavs for eight seasons from 1997-2005. Troy Murphy poured in 20 points, and Monta Ellis backed that up with 16 off the bench for the Warriors, who have won two of three overall and their last four overall in Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 and had 11 rebounds for the Mavs. Devin Harris added 17 points, and Jason Terry had 15 before being ejected for taking down Ellis on a hard foul in the fourth quarter. Greg Buckner and Josh Howard each finished with 13 for Dallas, which has lost its first three games of the season for the first time since the 1993-94 campaign.
Final Score: Utah 103, Detroit 101
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Mehmet Okur scored 23 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked Richard Hamilton’s last-second layup attempt, as the Utah Jazz held off the Detroit Pistons, 103-101, at the Delta Center. Carlos Boozer poured in 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting and also had 11 rebounds to record his fourth double-double of the year for the Jazz, who are 4-0 for the second time in three seasons. Deron Williams added 14 points and had seven assists while Gordan Giricek netted 13 points and Derek Fisher scored 12 for the Jazz. Rasheed Wallace led the Pistons with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Ronald Murray came off the bench to add 15 points. Detroit’s loss came after two straight victories, including a win over the Memphis Grizzlies at the Palace on Saturday.
Final Score: Sacramento 93, Minnesota 81
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Ron Artest had 22 points, eight rebounds and four steals as the Sacramento Kings bested the Minnesota Timberwolves, 93-81, at Arco Arena. Kevin Martin netted 19 and added five assists while Shareef Abdur-Rahim and John Salmons each scored 13 points for the Kings, who have won two of their last three games. Mike James poured in a game-high 23 points and Kevin Garnett added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the T’Wolves, who have lost two straight games. Mark Blount had 11 points and 10 boards in the contest.
Final Score: LA Clippers 102, Portland 89
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Corey Maggette led a balanced Los Angeles attack with 20 points and nine rebounds, as the Clippers topped the Portland Trail Blazers, 102-89, at the Staples Center. Cuttino Mobley added 17 points and Sam Cassell tallied 16 and seven assists for the Clippers, who won their third straight since a season-opening loss at Phoenix. Chris Kaman tallied 15 points and nine boards, and Quinton Ross had 13 points and seven assists, as the Clippers beat Portland for a fifth straight time. Zach Randolph had another strong contest with 35 points, two off his career- high, and pulled down 13 rebounds, but the Blazers lost two nights after edging Minnesota. Jarrett Jack finished with 17 points and Ime Udoka ended with 11 points and 10 rebounds.