Tuesday , Dec , 19 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Nenad Krstic scored 26 points and
pulled down 14 rebounds, and Jason Kidd posted the 81st triple-double of his
career, as the Nets rallied for a 105-97 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Kidd ended with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists, as New Jersey snapped a
two-game skid, but beat the Warriors at home for a ninth straight time. The
Nets won despite giving up 35 fast-break points. Baron Davis had 25 points,
eight rebounds and nine assists, but also turned the ball over eight times
for Golden State, which has lost all three contests on its current six-game
road trip.

Final Score: New York 97, Utah 96 (OT)

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Stephon Marbury hit the game-winning layup as
the clock expired in overtime, lifting the undermanned New York Knicks over
the Utah Jazz, 97-96, at Madison Square Garden. Marbury ended with 29
points and eight assists as the Knicks followed one of their ugliest
events in franchise history with one of their best wins of the season. David
Lee ended with 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds for the Knicks, who
ended a two-game slide in their first game since Saturday night’s brawl with
the Denver Nuggets at MSG. Jamal Crawford added 18 points and Channing Frye
had 10 points and 10 boards for New York, which had just eight players
available because of the suspensions that were handed down on Monday as
a result of the now infamous incident. Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer each
had 23 points to lead the Jazz, who failed to take advantage of the Knicks
lack of manpower and fell to 1-1 on their current five-game road trip.

Final Score: Miami 101, New Orleans/Oklahoma City 99

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade banked in the game-winning jump shot
with 1.3 seconds left, as the Miami Heat edged the New Orleans/Oklahoma City
Hornets, 101-99, at AmericanAirlines Arena. Wade posted 29 points, nine
assists, five rebounds and four steals for the Heat, who have split their
last six games. Chris Paul notched 26 points, eight assists and six
rebounds for the Hornets, who have lost 10 of their last 12 games.

Final Score: Memphis 134, Seattle 126 (2OT)

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Mike Miller scored a team-high 29 points,
pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists as the Memphis Grizzlies
held on to beat the SuperSonics, 134-126, in the second overtime at
FedExForum. Seattle turned the ball over 22 times in the contest, leading
to 31 Memphis points. Two of those bad turnovers decided the game in the final
session. Chucky Atkins came off the bench and scored 28 points as Memphis
snapped a six-game slide and had six players in double figures. Rudy Gay
donated 17 points, while Damon Stoudamire was the only Seattle player to
not have at least one point in the effort. Rashard Lewis scored 36 points
and had 14 rebounds, but was one of the main reasons why Seattle ended its
five-game road trip without a victory. Lewis had a chance to put the game
away in the first overtime, but missed on a second free throw attempt with
just four seconds remaining before Atkins hit a miracle three-point shot
from close to mid-court to send the game into the second extra session.

Final Score: Denver 117, Washington 108

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Despite having their top two scorers suspended
until January, the Denver Nuggets used a big first quarter and 29 points from
Earl Boykins, on the way to a 117-108 win over the Washington Wizards.
Boykins, who went 14-of-15 from the foul line, wasn’t the only player with a
big offensive performance for the Nuggets, winners of two straight. Andre
Miller had 27 points and Marcus Camby was dominant inside with 25 points, 17
rebounds and seven blocked shots. Caron Butler had 26 points, 10 rebounds and
six assists for Washington, which was coming off Sunday night’s 147-141
road overtime win over the Lakers. Gilbert Arenas, who had a franchise-
record 60 points in that game, ended with 23 points, eight boards and seven
assists against the Nuggets, but shot just 10-of-30 from the field.

Final Score: Dallas 109, Sacramento 91

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki poured in 29 points and pulled
down 13 rebounds, as Dallas ran out to a big lead early, on the way to a
109-91 win over the Kings. Josh Howard tallied 28 points. He and Nowitzki
combined to shoot 24-of-33 from the field, as the Mavericks won their fourth
straight. The Kings played without their leading scorer, as guard Kevin
Martin missed the game with a sprained right ankle. Brad Miller scored 19
points and Kenny Thomas had a solid inside game with 15 points and 15
boards, but Sacramento lost for the eighth time in 10 games and fell into a
last-place tie with the Clippers in the Pacific Division.