11/26/2006 NBA Game Recap
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Dwight Howard had 11 points, 11 rebounds and
three blocks to lead the Orlando Magic to a 98-79 drubbing of the Atlanta
Hawks at TD Waterhouse Center. Carlos Arroyo led six double-digit scorers
with 15 points while Hedo Turkoglu added 14 points for the Magic, who have
won three in a row and seven of their last eight contests. Keith Bogans and
Keyon Dooling netted 13 apiece in the contest. Shelden Williams chipped in
16 points and eight rebounds and Joe Johnson donated 16 for the Hawks,
who have lost five of their last six games. Tyronn Lue and Salim Stoudamire
each score 14 points.
Final Score: Detroit 115, Washington 111
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Chauncey Billups scored 29 points, including Detroit’s final nine of the game from the free throw line, helping the Pistons to a 115-111 win over the Washington Wizards. Billups missed just one of his 19 foul shots and finished with seven assists, as the Pistons won their sixth straight game. Tayshaun Prince added 21 points for Detroit, which beat the Wizards for the 16th time in the last 20 meetings. Gilbert Arenas had 28 points and 10 assists, but also turned the ball over seven times for the Wizards, who suffered their fourth consecutive defeat and were beaten for the seventh time in eight contests. Caron Butler ended with 25 points and Antawn Jamison contributed 22 before fouling out for Washington.
Final Score: Miami 102, Charlotte 93
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade had 35 points and 12 assists to lead the Miami Heat over the Charlotte Bobcats, 102-93. Alonzo Mourning and Antoine Walker added 16 points each for the Heat, who ended a three-game slide and won for just the second time in eight games. Walker sparked a fourth-quarter run that gave Miami a comfortable lead and Mourning ended with three blocks for Miami, which has won six straight over the Bobcats. Adam Morrison tied a career-high with 27 points to lead Charlotte, which has dropped consecutive games. Gerald Wallace added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Raymond Felton had 13 points and seven assists for the Bobcats, who have dropped four of five.
Final Score: Chicago 106, New York 95
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Luol Deng had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 106-95 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Kirk Hinrich added 21 points and eight assists and Andres Nocioni had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Bulls, who ended a seven- game road trip with their only win. Jamal Crawford had 26 points and Eddy Curry added 20 points and six rebounds for the Knicks, whose struggles continue. Steve Francis had 15 points and David Lee added 12 points and 12 rebounds, as New York has lost four of five and fell to 5-10 this season. Stephon Marbury was held without a point and did not attempt a shot, as he was benched once again by head coach Isiah Thomas, who is fighting to keep his job.
Final Score: Cleveland 108, Philadelphia 95
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – LeBron James scored 25 points and doled out 11 assists, as the Cleveland Cavaliers torched the Philadelphia 76ers 108-95. Zydrunas Illgauskas scored 18 and pulled down 15 rebounds for Cleveland, which stopped a two-game skid. Drew Gooden scored 13 and grabbed eight boards for the Cavs. Allen Iverson scored 31 for Philadelphia, which has lost eight of 10 games since opening the season with three straight wins. Andre Iguodala scored 17 and raked in eight rebounds, and Willie Green added 13 points off of the bench. Shavlik Randolph scored a career-high 12 points for Philadelphia.
Final Score: Minnesota 104, LA Clippers 96
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Kevin Garnett poured in 25 points and rookie Randy Foye helped key a late run in the fourth quarter to lift Minnesota past the Los Angeles Clippers, 104-96. Garnett also pulled down 10 rebounds and Foye scored 14 of his 15 points in the final quarter for the Timberwolves, who used a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter to win their third game in a row. Ricky Davis finished with 14 points and seven assists while Mark Blount added 13 points for Minnesota, which outscored LA 35-15 in the final period. Sam Cassell scored a game-high 31 points to go along with eight assists for the Clippers, who have yet to win a game on the road this season (0-4). Elton Brand had 21 points and 10 boards and Corey Maggette scored 18 points off the bench.
Final Score: Dallas 85, New Orleans/Oklahoma City 73,
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting and pulled down nine rebounds to propel the Dallas Mavericks past the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, 85-73, at American Airlines Center. Josh Howard netted 15 and pulled down seven boards while Erick Dampier had 11 points and six rebounds for the Mavericks, who have won 18 straight meetings and 10 in a row at home. Devin Harris added 10 points for Dallas, which has won nine straight after losing their first four games of the season. Jannero Pargo donated 19 points and Chris Paul chipped in 12 points and five steals for the Hornets, who have lost three in a row.
Final Score: Houston 85, Memphis 76,
Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Yao Ming scored 28 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to an 85-76 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Tracy McGrady scored 19 points and doled out 13 assists to help the Rockets to their fourth win in a row. Five players scored in double-figures for Memphis, which failed in its bid to win consecutive games for the first time this season. Hakim Warrick led the Grizzlies with 12 points, and Rudy Gay and Chucky Atkins pitched in 11 points each for Memphis. Mike Miller and Brian Cardinal each scored 10 points for the Grizzlies.
Final Score: Boston 111, Milwaukee 98
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Paul Pierce scored 34 points as Boston used a second-half rally to defeat Milwaukee, 111-98, at the Bradley Center. Pierce also had five rebounds and five assists while Wally Szczerbiak added 21 points for the Celtics, who bounced back from a lopsided loss to the Knicks on Friday. Michael Redd scored 24 points and Andrew Bogut had 18 points and eight boards for the Bucks, who have lost four of their last five games.
Final Score: Sacramento 105, Portland 85
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Kevin Martin poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Sacramento Kings over the Portland Trail Blazers, 105-85, at Arco Arena. Mike Bibby scored 20 points while Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 13 for the Kings, who have won two in a row. Zach Randolph had 24 points and eight rebounds and Ime Udoka donated 13 points for the Blazers, who have lost two of their last three contests.
Final Score: Golden State 91, Utah 78
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Matt Barnes scored 17 of his career-best 24 points in the third quarter and Monta Ellis added 21, as Golden State used a balanced attack to beat Utah, 91-78, slowing the Jazz’s best start in franchise history. Troy Murphy contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Andris Biedrins had 14 points and 17 boards, as the Warriors snapped a three- game skid and made a remarkable defensive turnaround after losing, 140-129, at Denver on Friday. Matt Harpring had 15 points and Deron Williams scored 14 and dished out eight assists for the Jazz, who had their eight-game winning streak broken and fell to 12-2 on the season.