11/11/2006 NBA Game Recap
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Ray Allen poured in 33 points, including the
game-winning layup with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime to lead the Seattle
SuperSonics to a 113-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Joe Johnson led the
Hawks with 28 points and 10 rebounds, but Atlanta had a four-game winning
streak broken. The Hawks were trying to win five consecutive games for the
first time since 1999. Josh Smith scored 24, and Zaza Pachulia scored 21 for
Atlanta. Josh Childress added 17 off of the bench for the Hawks, who lost
for the first time since opening night at Philadelphia. Rashard Lewis scored
23 for Seattle, which won its second game in a row. Luke Ridnour added 19 for
the Sonics. Chris Wilcox had a double-double for Seattle, scoring 12 and
grabbing 15 rebounds.
Final Score: Cleveland 94, Boston 93
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – LeBron James scored 38 points and led a frantic Cleveland comeback, as the Cavaliers rallied from 25 points down in the third quarter to post a dramatic 94-93 victory over the Celtics. James made a living at the free throw line, making 19-of-23 shots, and also pulled down eight rebounds to help the Cavaliers come back from a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Boston for a sixth straight time. Sasha Pavlovic contributed 14 points and Anderson Varejao had nine points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which won its second in a row and avoided disaster at the end when Paul Pierce’s desperation three-pointer rimmed out. Pierce had 19 points and nine rebounds for Boston, which fell to 1-5 to begin the season.
Final Score: San Antonio 100, New York 92
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Tony Parker poured in 33 points and Tim Duncan had a big night with 24 points and 16 rebounds, powering San Antonio to a 100-92 victory over the New York Knicks. Parker and Duncan combined to shoot 22-of-33 from the field and were the only players in double figures for the Spurs, who won their fourth consecutive game and beat the Knicks for the seventh time in the last eight meetings. Quentin Richardson had 21 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Knicks, who continued to struggle with their fifth defeat in six games.
Final Score: Orlando 109, Minnesota 98
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Dwight Howard scored 21 points and pulled down 22 rebounds, and Jameer Nelson added 23 points to the lead the Orlando Magic to a 109-98 defeat of the Minnesota Timberwolves that wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicated. The Magic led by as many as 20, and by double-digits for much of the second half as they coasted to their third win in four games. Darko Milicic added 15 points off of the bench for the Magic, who jumped out to a 13-4 start and never looked back. Kevin Garnett scored 28 and grabbed 11 rebounds in a losing effort for the Timberwolves. Ricky Davis scored 16 and Mike James added 14 for Minnesota, which lost its fourth in a row. Mark Blount and Randy Foye scored 13 each for the Wolves.
Final Score: Chicago 89, Indiana 80
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Kirk Hinrich netted 23 points to lead the Chicago Bulls past the Indiana Pacers, 89-80, at the United Center. Luol Deng added 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls, who have won two of their last three games overall. Andres Nocioni came off the bench to add 12 points and six rebounds in the victory. Al Harrington led Indiana with 19 points and Danny Granger added 18 points and was 5-of-6 from beyond the arc for the Pacers, who have lost two of their last three.
Final Score: Utah 113, Milwaukee 111
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Carlos Boozer posted a season-high 32 points with 10 rebounds and Matt Harpring scored the winning basket, as the Utah Jazz kept up their impressive start to the 2006-07 season with a 113-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, who got a franchise-record 57 points from Michael Redd. Redd made 18-of-32 shots from the field, including 6-of-12 from beyond the arc, and hit 15-of-17 from the free-throw line to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s old record of 55 points against Boston on December 10, 1971. But, Redd missed a game-tying free throw with 12.1 seconds left and the game- winning shot at the buzzer, overshadowing his career night. Deron Williams notched 27 points and 15 assists for Utah, which has won six of its first seven to begin the year. Harpring netted 17 points and Paul Millsap added a career-high 15. Mehmet Okur grabbed 11 rebounds. Ruben Patterson scored 18 points for Milwaukee, which has lost four in a row. Charlie Bell added 11 points in defeat.
Final Score: Phoenix 96, Memphis 87
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Amare Stoudemire poured in a game-high 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Phoenix to a 96-87 thrashing of Memphis at US Airways Center. Stoudemire finished 10-of-14 shooting while Shawn Marion scored 17 points and grabbed nine boards for the Suns, who snapped a four-game losing streak despite scoring only seven points in the fourth quarter. Leandro Barbosa contributed 16 points with 12 assists and Steve Nash and Jalen Rose each added 11 points in the victory. Phoenix shot 41.4 percent from the field. Chucky Atkins came off the bench and scored 20 points on 7- of-15 shooting for the Grizzlies, who have dropped three straight. Rudy Gay had 14 points and nine rebounds and Hakim Warrick scored 12 in the loss.
Final Score: Golden State 111, Detroit 79
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Baron Davis notched 20 points, nine assists and five steals as the Golden State Warriors pounded the Detroit Pistons, 111-79, at Oracle Arena. Jason Richardson, who sat out Thursday’s 121-116 victory over New Orleans/Oklahoma City after experiencing stiffness in his surgically-repaired left knee, posted 16 points and nine rebounds in his return. Andris Biedrins and Mickael Pietrus both netted 13 points for the Warriors, who have won three of four. Monta Ellis scored 12 points and Troy Murphy added eight points and 10 boards. Lindsey Hunter scored 14 points for the Pistons, who have split their last four games. Chauncey Billups, Tayshaun Prince and Jason Maxiell each had 11 points in the loss. Detroit was without one of its top scorers as shooting guard Richard Hamilton missed the contest with a hyperextended right elbow.