Thursday , Nov , 16 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Keyon Dooling scored a career-high 25 points to
lead the Orlando Magic past the Denver Nuggets, 108-99. Dooling came off the
bench and hit 8-of-14 from the floor, including 5-of-5 from beyond the arc.
Hidayet Turkoglu added 18 points and six boards as the Magic bested the
Nuggets for the 14th straight game in Orlando. Grant Hill added 15 points in
the win while Carlos Arroyo chipped in with 14 as Orlando’s bench outscored
its starters, 57-51. Carmelo Anthony had a game-high 34 points and Earl
Smith added 17 points for the Nuggets, who had a three-game winning streak
snapped. Marcus Camby added 13 points and 12 boards in the loss. Denver’s day
got off to a bad start as the club learned it will be without Kenyon Martin
for the rest of the season. Martin had surgery on his right knee that
revealed more damage than what was originally shown on an MRI, shelving the
forward for the year.

Final Score: Cleveland 100, Portland 87

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – LeBron James scored 32 points, dished out
seven assists and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over
the Portland Trail Blazers, 100-87, at Quicken Loans Arena. Drew Gooden added
17 points and six rebounds for the Cavs, who have won four straight. Eric
Snow tallied 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the field, as Cleveland used a
15-3 third-quarter run to put the game out of reach. Zach Randolph had 26
points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who have dropped three straight,
including the first two of their current four-game road trip. Travis Outlaw
had 16 points for Portland, which trailed by as many as 20 points in the
game.

Final Score: Boston 114, Indiana 88

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Paul Pierce poured in 32 points, as the
struggling Boston Celtics got their second win of the season with a 114-88
victory over the Indiana Pacers at TD Banknorth Garden. Wally Szczerbiak
scored 20 points for the Celtics, who snapped a three-game losing streak
but matched their worst start since the 1978-79 season. Ryan Gomes posted 12
points and 12 rebounds, while Kendrick Perkins added 12 points and eight
boards. Al Harrington netted 23 points for the Pacers, who have dropped three
of their last four games. Marquis Daniels netted 15 points, and Stephen
Jackson added 13. Jermaine O’Neal contributed eight points and 12 boards.

Final Score: New Jersey 100, Milwaukee 87

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Jason Kidd had 25 points, 11 assists
and eight rebounds to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 100-87 victory over the
Milwaukee Bucks at Continental Airlines Arena. Nenad Krstic scored 22 points
and pulled down seven rebounds while Vince Carter — who was dealing with
flu-like symptoms — added 15 points for the Nets, who have won two of
their last three games. Clifford Robinson finished with 12 points for New
Jersey, which has won the last four meetings. Maurice Williams scored 26
points and Michael Redd chipped in 25 points for the Bucks, who have lost
five of their last six games. Ruben Patterson netted 15 points in the contest.

Final Score: New York 102, Washington 82

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Renaldo Balkman scored a career-high 18
points and grabbed seven rebounds and Quentin Richardson added 17 points to
lead the New York Knicks over the Washington Wizards, 102-82, at Madison
Square Garden. Stephon Marbury had 16 points and Eddy Curry had 13 points and
six boards for the Knicks, who ended a three-game slide and won for only the
second time in eight games. David Lee had a double-double with 10 points and a
season-high 15 boards for New York, which held Washington to just 13 fourth-
quarter points. Gilbert Arenas had 22 points, going 12-of-12 from the free
throw line, for Washington, which has lost consecutive games for the first
time this season. Antawn Jamison had 20 points and nine boards and Caron
Butler had 18 points for the Wizards, who got only 23 points from the rest of
the team.

Final Score: New Orleans/Oklahoma City 100, Detroit 99

Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) – Hilton Armstrong hit 1-of-2 from the free
throw line with just three seconds remaining to left New Orleans/Oklahoma City
over Detroit, 100-99. With the game tied, Armstrong was fouled by Richard
Hamilton before converting from the line. He then missed his second free
throw, but grabbed his own rebound to secure the win. Armstrong finished
with 17 points and nine rebounds in place of center Tyson Chandler, who
missed the game with a mild concussion. Chris Paul paced the Hornets,
winners of two straight, with 20 points and 13 assists. The Hornets snapped
both a three-game road losing streak and a four-game losing skid overall
against the Pistons. Chauncey Billups had a game-high 29 points to go along
with nine assists while Hamilton had 23 points for the Pistons, who have lost
two straight.

Final Score: Charlotte 95, San Antonio 92 (OT)

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Adam Morrison scored 27 points and Emeka
Okafor scored 19 and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Charlotte Bobcats
to a stunning 95-92 overtime defeat of the San Antonio Spurs. Tony Parker
scored 25 points to lead the Spurs. Tim Duncan scored 24 points and grabbed
13 rebounds, and Manu Ginobli finished the night three assists shy of a
triple-double, with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists. Michael Finley
had a great night off of the bench, scoring 17 and grabbing seven
rebounds. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Spurs, and was
only their second loss of the season. Raymond Felton scored 17 and came
down with eight rebounds for the Bobcats. Brevin Knight scored 10 and doled
out nine assists on the night for Charlotte. The win ended a four-game losing
streak for the Bobcats, and was their second win of the season.

Final Score: Sacramento 115, Memphis 111

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Mike Bibby had 32 points and 10 assists
to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 115-111 win over the Memphis Grizzlies at
Arco Arena. Kevin Martin chipped in 24 points while Shareef Abdur-Rahim added
21 points and 13 rebounds for the Kings, who have won four straight games. Ron
Artest netted 19 in the contest. Chucky Atkins poured in 27 points and Damon
Stoudamire scored 19 points for the Grizzlies, who have lost 17 straight games
at Arco Arena. Mike Miller had 17 points and eight boards for Memphis, which
has lost five in a row.

Final Score: Philadelphia 96, Seattle 90

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Andre Iguodala had 12 points, nine assists
and eight rebounds to guide the Philadelphia 76ers past the Seattle
SuperSonics, 96-90, at KeyArena. Allen Iverson finished with a game-high 28
points and Samuel Dalembert added 12 for the Sixers, who snapped a three-game
skid. Rashard Lewis posted a double-double with 25 points and 15 boards
while Ray Allen netted 22 points and Luke Ridnour scored 20 for Seattle,
which had a three-game winning streak halted.