11/14/2006 NBA Game Recap
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Michael Redd scored 30 points and completed the
go-ahead three-point play with 27.6 seconds left, leading Milwaukee to a
103-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Ruben Patterson added 16 points and
came up with a steal at the end of the game for the Bucks, who overcame a
10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to snap a four-game skid. Mo Williams
tallied 15 points, while Andrew Bogut had 13 and Charlie Villanueva
12 for Milwaukee. However, Villanueva left the game in the first half with
a left elbow sprain and did not return. Villanueva’s arm was in a sling
after the game. Joe Johnson and Tyronn Lue each had 29 points for the
Hawks, who have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Final Score: Denver 112, Miami 105
Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points and had six rebounds, as the Denver Nuggets beat a Shaq-less Miami Heat squad, 112-105. Anthony shot 13-of-26 from the floor while Andre Miller added a season-high 29 points to go along with 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won three straight after starting the season 0-3. The Heat were without Shaquille O’Neal, who sat out the tilt because of a left knee bruise. Miami did have Dwyane Wade, who netted a season-high 37 points with 11 assists. He was 16-of-17 from the free throw line, while Antoine Walker chipped in 22 points before fouling out. The Heat lost its second straight game overall and third straight to the Nuggets, who swept the two-game series last season.
Final Score: New Orleans/Oklahoma City 94, Charlotte 85
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – Peja Stojakovic scored 22 of his career- high 42 points in the first quarter, blistering the Bobcats with five three- pointers along with eight rebounds on the game, as New Orleans/Oklahoma City slowly pulled away down the stretch for a 94-85 victory over Charlotte at the Ford Center. The Hornets, who had lost three straight after a 4-0 start, didn’t get much out of Stojakovic’s supporting cast, but the sharpshooter’s effort was enough. Outside of Stojakovic, the Hornets made only 20-of-64 from the floor. Bobby Jackson had 14 points off the bench and Chris Paul dished out 10 assists with three steals, but misfired on all eight of his field-goal attempts. Sean May had 18 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, but the Bobcats’ offensive show belonged to rookie Adam Morrison, who tied his career high with 21 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Emeka Okafor posted a double-double with a team-high 25 points, 16 rebounds and a franchise-high seven blocks. Charlotte dropped its fourth straight game.
Final Score: Minnesota 101, Portland 89
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Kevin Garnett had a solid all-around game with 20 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and five blocked shots to pace Minnesota to a convincing 101-89 win over Portland. Garnett also had three steals before fouling out with 1:10 remaining, as the Timberwolves snapped a four-game skid. Ricky Davis led the way for Minnesota with 27 points on 11- of-18 shooting, and Mike James added 15 points. Zach Randolph had 26 points and nine rebounds to pace the Trail Blazers, who have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season. Juan Dixon tallied 15 points for Portland, which received bad news before the game. Forward Darius Miles had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season.
Final Score: San Antonio 92, Houston 84
Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Tim Duncan scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Houston Rockets to nine points in the fourth quarter on their way to a 92-84 come-from-behind victory. The Spurs overcame a 19-point third quarter deficit for their fifth win in a row. Manu Ginobli also scored 19 for San Antonio. The Spurs received major contributions off of their bench, with Francisco Elson scoring 12, Beno Udrih adding 11, and Robert Horry scoring 10 points. The Spurs have won seven of their last eight. Tracy McGrady paced the Rockets with 26 points and eight rebounds, but could only score five in the second half. Yao Ming scored 20 points, but only came down with six rebounds on the night. Rafer Alston added 12 points for the Rockets who had a four-game winning streak snapped.
Final Score: Dallas 111, Chicago 99
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki was the ringmaster, scoring 31 points with 10 rebounds, and Dallas got Chicago’s Circus Trip off to a poor start with a 111-99 pounding of the Bulls at American Airlines Center. The dreaded seven-game trek started Tuesday in Dallas with trips to Houston, San Antonio, Los Angeles to face the Lakers and Denver before traveling cross- country to face Philadelphia and New York. The first five games of the road trip will be played in seven days. Jet lag set in quickly for the Bulls, as Dallas got big games from Jerry Stackhouse and Erick Dampier while jumping out early. Stackhouse had 21 points and Dampier posted season highs in points with 14 and rebounds with 13. Jason Terry added 17 points for the Mavericks, who won their third straight and first game at home after an 0-4 start overall. The victory was the Mavericks’ 16th in 17 games versus Chicago.
Final Score: Utah 112, LA Clippers 90
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Mehmet Okur scored 27 points and Matt Harpring added 22 in Utah’s 112-90 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers at the Delta Center. Carlos Boozer ended with 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Jazz, who at 7-1 are off to their best start since the lockout season of 1999 when they won nine of their first 10 contests. Deron Williams also had 16 points for Utah, which shot 51.2 percent from the field and pulled away by outscoring the Clippers, 59-36, in the second half. The Jazz forced 19 turnovers, leading to 22 points. Cuttino Mobley scored 18 and Corey Maggette tallied 17 points for Los Angeles, which had its five-game winning streak snapped. The Clippers have lost seven in a row at Utah.
Final Score: Golden State 110, Toronto 99
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Baron Davis and Mike Dunleavy donated 22 points apiece while Golden State’s youth movement — Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins — spurred a second-half charge as the Warriors downed Toronto, 110-99. Ellis and Biedrins both scored 14 points, but the big story was Golden State’s defense in the second half. After yielding 41 points to the Raptors in the second stanza, the Warriors allowed only 37 points the entire second half. Jason Richardson also recorded 14 points for the Warriors, who improved to 4-1 at home this season and won their third straight overall. Chris Bosh led all scorers with 23 points and had 22 rebounds for the Raptors. T.J. Ford added 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Toronto, which lost its third straight contest. The Raptors only converted on 7-of-29 from beyond the arc and committed 19 turnovers.