Wednesday , Nov , 08 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

11/07/2006 NBA Game Recap

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Joe Johnson scored 25 points and Tyronn Lue
added 19, including the game-tying lay-in as the clock expired in regulation,
to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 104-95 overtime victory over the Cleveland
Cavaliers. The win came despite 34 points from LeBron James, and a
Cavaliers lead that was as large as 10 points in the fourth quarter. Lue
added 11 assists off of the bench for the Hawks. Zaza Pachulia scored 19
points for Atlanta. Drew Gooden scored 21 and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Larry
Hughes scored 17 in a losing effort for the Cavs. Donyell Marshall added
12 off of the bench. Zydrunas Ilgauskas pulled down 10 rebounds, and
added eight points on the night for Cleveland.

Final Score: Indiana 97, Philadelphia 86

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Jermaine O’Neal led a balanced attack with 16 points and 11 rebounds, helping Indiana to a 97-86 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Rawle Marshall also scored 16 and Al Harrington finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who beat the Sixers for a third straight time and gave Philadelphia its first loss of the season. Danny Granger also had 14 points for Indiana, which used big runs in the second and third quarters to pull away for its second straight victory. Allen Iverson led the way with 20 points for the Sixers, but he shot just 8-of-22 from the field. Willie Green and Kyle Korver each ended with 14 points for Philadelphia, which had won its first three contests. However, the Sixers were outrebounded, 52-32, on Tuesday.

Final Score: Miami 90, Seattle 87

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade came off of a screen and roll, drew the defense, and dished the ball to a curling James Posey, who drained the go- ahead three with 19 ticks left to give Miami a 90-87 victory over Seattle. The Heat accomplished the nail-biting victory without the services of Shaquille O’Neal, who sat out his second straight game with a left knee contusion. He missed Sunday’s loss at Philadelphia. Wade led all scorers with 31 points and Alonzo Mourning filled in for Shaq with 13 points and six boards. Antoine Walker tallied 12 points and Udonis Haslem added 11 in the victory, a nice bounce back from a tough loss Sunday against the Sixers. Rashard Lewis led the SuperSonics with 23 points and Ray Allen added 18 in the defeat. Seattle fell to 0-2 on the road this season, and failed to find the offensive gusto that had made it the highest scoring team in the league so far this season.

Final Score: Houston 86, Memphis 80

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Yao Ming had 24 points and seven rebounds, as Houston used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away for an 86-80 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Tracy McGrady totaled 19 points and nine rebounds for the Rockets, who shot just 3-of-18 from three-point range and committed 24 turnovers, but still snapped a four-game skid versus the Grizzlies. Chuck Hayes had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and former Grizzlies player Shane Battier also scored 12 for the Rockets. Stromile Swift scored 15 to pace Memphis, which has lost two in a row.

Final Score: New Orleans/Oklahoma City 97, Golden State 93

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – Chris Paul poured in 22 points to go along with 11 assists as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets held on to beat Golden State, 97-93, and remain undefeated for the season. Peja Stojakovic scored 18 points and David West added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who were celebrating their second "home opener" of the season. Tuesday’s game was the Hornets first game in Oklahoma City, where they will play all but six of their home games. Davis scored 22 points, while Monta Ellis added 17 off the bench for the Warriors, who will host the Hornets on Thursday in the back end of a home-and- home set between the clubs.

Final Score: LA Lakers 95, Minnesota 88

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant may have found another big man for a championship run, as Andrew Bynum continued his early-season impressive play with a career-high 20 points and 14 rebounds without committing a foul in Los Angeles’ 95-88 victory over Minnesota. Bryant continued to get his basketball legs, scoring 17 points and dishing out six assists while Lamar Odom added 15 points and nine rebounds. Luke Walton donated 14 points and Smush Parker recorded 11 points as all five Lakers starters finished in double figures.The Lakers improved to 4-1 on the young season and 3-0 at the Staples Center. Los Angeles will visit Portland Wednesday before a five-game homestand.