Sunday , Dec , 03 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Vince Carter poured in a season-high 41
points on 15-of-22 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds as New Jersey held off
Philadelphia, 112-107, at Continental Airlines Arena. Richard Jefferson
scored 24 points on 8-of-13 from the field and also pulled down eight boards
while Nenad Krstic added 20 points for the Nets, who have won two straight
since dropping six in a row. Jason Kidd finished with nine points and 13
assists in the victory. Allen Iverson led the Sixers with 37 points on 11-
of-25 shooting and was a perfect 15-of-15 from the charity stripe. Rodney
Carney chipped in with 20 points and Chris Webber, who returned from a six-
game absence, had 15 with 12 rebounds in defeat. Philadelphia, which shot a
lowly 41 percent, has lost three consecutive games.

Final Score: San Antonio 100, Sacramento 98

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Bruce Bowen scored 23 points and drained
the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:18 left and the Spurs held on for a 100-98
win over the Sacramento Kings. Tony Parker added 20 points and eight assists,
while Tim Duncan ended with 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for San
Antonio, which snapped a two-game skid. Kevin Martin had 30 points for the
Kings, who have lost back-to-back contests in Texas following a three-game
winning streak. John Salmons tallied 20 points for Sacramento, which fell
109-90 at Dallas Friday night.

Final Score: Miami 98, Memphis 97

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – James Posey drilled the game-winning three-
pointer while falling out of bounds as time expired to lift the defending
world champion Miami Heat over the Memphis Grizzlies, 98-97, at FedExForum.
Dwyane Wade scored 23 points for the Heat, who have won three of their
last four. Antoine Walker netted 18 points off the bench. Dorell Wright
scored 14 points and Jason Williams posted 13 points and 14 assists. Williams
had a franchise-record 13 first-half assists to pass Steve Smith’s 12 in the
first half against Washington on January 23, 1994. Williams
accomplished the mark without recording a turnover. Mike Miller posted 22
points and eight rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have dropped three of four.
Gay notched 20 points and seven boards. Chucky Atkins scored 18 points and
Hakim Warrick added 17.

Final Score: Toronto 103, New York 100

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Chris Bosh had 26 points and 13 rebounds to
lead Toronto over New York, 103-100, at Madison Square Garden. T.J. Ford
added 20 points and 10 assists for the Raptors, who have won two straight
and four of five. Andrea Bargnani had 11 points for Toronto, which held off
a late surge by New York to earn just its second road win in 10 games this
season. Eddy Curry had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Quentin Richardson had
16 points and 16 rebounds for New York, which has lost two straight and
four of five. Stephon Marbury added 15 points and Jamal Crawford and
Renaldo Balkman each had 10 points for the Knicks, whose home troubles
continued. New York has lost four straight and seven of eight at home this
year, compared to a 5-6 road mark.

Final Score: Houston 81, Cleveland 63

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Yao Ming scored 24 points as the Houston
Rockets got back on the winning track, despite losing star forward Tracy
McGrady to a concussion in the first quarter, with an 81-63 victory over
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Toyota Center. Luther Head
posted 13 points and seven rebounds for the Rockets, who have won five of
their last six games and five in a a row at home. Rafer Alston netted 10
points, Juwan Howard had 13 rebounds and Chuck Hayes added 12 boards. James
scored 21 points as the only player in double figures for the Cavaliers, who
have lost two of three. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had nine points for the Cavs, who
shot a dismal 22-for-78 (28.2 percent) from the field.

Final Score: Chicago 112, Washington 94

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Ben Gordon scored 28 points and Andres Nocioni
poured in 24 as Chicago dominated Washington, 112-94, at the United Center.
Luol Deng donated 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds while Ben Wallace
and Kirk Hinrich each added 10 points for the Bulls, who have won four
straight. Caron Butler led the Wizards with 21 points on 8-of-15 from the
field with 10 rebounds and DeShawn Stevenson contributed 12 points. Antonio
Daniels netted 11 points and Gilbert Arenas finished with 10. Washington,
which shot a 42.5 percent from the floor, set a franchise record by losing
its eighth straight road game to start the season.

Final Score: Denver 121, Indiana 101

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Carmelo Anthony had a season-high 38 points,
scoring 24 in the first half, as Denver cruised by Indiana, 121-101, at the
Pepsi Center. Anthony shot 14-of-25 from the floor, made 8-of-11 from the
free-throw line and was two-of-three from three-point land. He also
contributed four rebounds and four assists in a complete effort for the
Nuggets. J.R. Smith hit on five three-pointers and finished with 19 points,
and Earl Boykins ended with 15. Marcus Camby had a double-double,
contributing 10 points and 15 boards. Indiana had four players in double
figures, with Jamaal Tinsley paving the way with 25 points and eight assists,
but the Pacers fell to 2-3 on their six-game road trip. Jermaine O’Neal had
20 points and 16 rebounds, and Al Harrington added 18 points.

Final Score: Utah 109, Seattle 107

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Mehmet Okur drilled the game-winning
three-pointer with 1.6 seconds left in regulation to lift Utah past Seattle,
109-107, at EnergySolutions Arena. Carlos Boozer scored 24 points, grabbed
eight rebounds and dished out seven assists while Deron Williams donated 18
points with nine helpers for the Jazz, who have won two of their last three.
Paul Millsap netted 16 points with 10 boards and Derek Fisher, Andrei
Kirilenko and Matt Harpring each added 11 points in the last-second win.
Ray Allen finished with 33 points, 20 of which came in the fourth quarter,
despite shooting 8-of-19 from the field for the SuperSonics, who have lost
four of their last five contests. Rashard Lewis added 27 points and eight
rebounds.

Final Score: LA Lakers 97, LA Clippers 88

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, as the Lakers
added another chapter to their rivalry with the Clippers after a 97-88 win at
the Staples Center. Bryant shot 11-of-23 from the field and 7-for-8 from the
free-throw line. Lamar Odom posted 18 points and eight rebounds for the
Lakers, who won their second straight. Smush Parker netted 11 points and
Vladimir Radmanovic added 10 off the bench. Elton Brand notched 17 points
and eight rebounds for the Clippers, who have now lost six of their last
seven. Cuttino Mobley also scored 17 points and Sam Cassell scored 16. Corey
Maggette added 15 points and Chris Kaman contributed 12 boards.

Final Score: Milwaukee 115, Golden State 110

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Mo Williams hit the go-ahead jumper with 53.5
seconds left, helping Milwaukee to a 115-110 win over Golden State. Williams,
who ended just 3-of-19 from the field, had 10 points, all in the fourth
quarter. Charlie Bell led the way with 28 points for the Bucks, who won for
the second time in three contests. Michael Redd added 24 points in the win,
and made 13- of-17 foul shots. Ruben Patterson scored 18 for Milwaukee. Troy
Murphy tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors, who have lost two
in a row. Baron Davis had 19 points and 11 assists, while Monta Ellis also
scored 19 for Golden State. Warriors head coach Don Nelson failed in his
second try to become the second coach in NBA history to reach 1,200 career
wins.