11/10/2006 NBA Game Recap
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Joe Johnson poured in 34 points and Josh Smith
added a career-high 29, 20 in the second half, to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a
111-102 win over the Toronto Raptors. Atlanta has won its last four
games after losing opening night at Philadelphia, and its 4-1 mark is the
franchise’s best since 1998-99. Chris Bosh scored 19, all but three in the
second half, and ripped down 17 rebounds to pace the Raptors. Morris
Peterson scored 18, and T.J. Ford contributed 17 and 11 assists for
Toronto, which has lost two of three.
Final Score: Denver 108, Philadelphia 101
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Carmelo Anthony netted a game-high 31 points to lead Denver to its first win of the season, a 108-101 defeat of Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center. Anthony finished 12-of-21 shooting while Andre Miller scored 18 points and dished out nine assists for the Nuggets, who became the final NBA team to win a game this season. J.R. Smith contributed 16 points and Marcus Camby added 10 and grabbed 11 rebounds in the victory. Kyle Korver poured in 23 points off the bench with seven boards for the Sixers, who have dropped three straight after starting the season 3-0. Allen Iverson scored 21 points with nine assists, but was an abysmal 6-of-20 from the field. Samuel Dalembert added 17 points and Chris Webber had 16 in the loss.
Final Score: Washington 116, Milwaukee 111
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Gilbert Arenas had 29 points, 11 assists and five rebounds as the Washington Wizards held off the Milwaukee Bucks, 116-111, at the Verizon Center. Antawn Jamison netted 24 and pulled down eight rebounds while Caron Butler added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who have won two in a row and three of their last four contests. Michael Redd poured in 28 points and Charlie Villanueva chipped in 18 points and seven boards for the Bucks, who have lost three straight games. Andrew Bogut and Dan Gadzuric both scored 15 points in the loss.
Final Score: Seattle 99, Charlotte 85
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Ray Allen scored 26 points to lead the Seattle SuperSonics over the Charlotte Bobcats, 99-85. Rashard Lewis added 21 points and six assists and Chris Wilcox had 12 points and 13 boards for Seattle, which ended a two-game slide and won for just the second time in six outings this season. Emeka Okafor had 20 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks to lead the Bobcats, who have dropped two straight and four of their first five this season. Brevin Knight added 19 points and seven assists and Gerald Wallace had 14 points for Charlotte, which has lost four of five meetings all-time against Seattle.
Final Score: Indiana 93, Orlando 83
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Al Harrington scored 32 points and pulled down eight rebounds, as Indiana used a big third quarter run and pulled away for a 93-83 win over Orlando. Jermaine O’Neal, who missed Wednesday’s game at Washington with a sore left ankle, returned to the Pacers lineup but was limited to nine points, although he did have 11 rebounds. Danny Granger scored 18 for Indiana, which won for the third time in its last four overall and beat the Magic for a fourth straight time. Harrington went 13- of-23 from the field. Jameer Nelson had 19 points to pace the Magic, who had a two-game winning streak halted. Grant Hill had 17 points, while Dwight Howard ended with 17 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando.
Final Score: Utah 107, Boston 100
Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Deron Williams had 26 points and 14 assists to pace Utah to a 107-100 win over Boston, as the Jazz avoided blowing a 12-point lead in the final quarter to win for the fifth time in six games to begin the season. Carlos Boozer tallied 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Jazz, who snapped a four-game skid versus the Celtics. Mehmet Okur had 23 points for Utah, which shot 53.2 percent from the field. Celtics point guard Sebastian Telfair left the game in the first quarter due to shortness of breath and was taken to New England Baptist Hospital for precautionary measures. Telfair was diagnosed with bronchospasm, which is a difficulty in breathing caused by a sudden constriction of the muscles in the walls of the bronchioles. Telfair was released from the hospital and is expected to make the trip to Cleveland with the team, but it will be up to the Celtics team doctors to clear him to play Saturday night. Paul Pierce led Boston with 30 points and nine rebounds. Wally Szczerbiak added 14 points for the Celtics, who fell to 1-4 on the season.
Final Score: Miami 113, New Jersey 106
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade had a season-high 34 points and also dished out 10 assists and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 113-106 victory over the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena. Udonis Haslem scored a career-high 28 points and also pulled down nine rebounds while Antoine Walker added 15 points and 10 boards for the Heat, who have won two in a row and three of their last four games. Shaquille O’Neal, who returned after missing the last two games with a knee injury, chipped in 13 points and six rebounds. Vince Carter, who scored his 13,000th point in the third quarter, had a season-high 33 points and Richard Jefferson scored 16 points before leaving in the third quarter with a sprained left ankle. Antoine Wright poured in 16 points for the Nets, who have lost two of their last three games.
Final Score: Houston 103, New York 94
Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Yao Ming scored 35 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked a career-high tying seven shots to lead the Houston Rockets over the New York Knicks, 103-94, at the Toyota Center. Yao hit 15-of-21 shots from the floor for the Rockets, who picked up their third straight win. Tracy McGrady added 13 points and eight assists and Rafer Alston had 13 points, six assists and five rebounds for Houston, which has won four straight and six of seven against the Knicks. Stephon Marbury had 22 points and Jamal Crawford scored 18 for New York, which continues to struggle. Quentin Richardson added 16 points for the Knicks, who have lost four of five since opening the season with a win over Memphis.
Final Score: Portland 92, New Orleans/Oklahoma City 91
Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Zach Randolph scored 31 points, pulled in 12 rebounds and sank the winning free throw with 2.4 seconds left to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a stunning 92-91 comeback victory over the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. Randolph’s second straight game of 30-plus points and 10-plus rebounds helped overcome a first-half disaster for Portland in which the Blazers trailed by 27.
Final Score: Detroit 97, LA Lakers 83
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Tayshaun Prince scored 18 of his career- high tying 31 points in the third quarter as Detroit defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 97-83, at the Staples Center. Prince also had seven rebounds while Chauncey Billups added 21 points and nine assists for the Pistons, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Rasheed Wallace donated 15 points and seven rebounds in the win. Kobe Bryant had just two points through the first three quarters before netting another 17 in the fourth for the Lakers, who have lost two straight. Lamar Odom added 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the Lakers’ first home loss of the season. LA had captured its first three games of the season at the Staples Center.