Friday , Dec , 22 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Chauncey Billups had a double-double with 17
points and 10 assists to pace Detroit to an 87-71 win over Cleveland. Tayshaun
Prince scored 16 points and eight rebounds while Richard Hamilton had 11
points for the Pistons, who saw six players finish in double figures. Antonio
McDyess and Jason Maxiell also had 11 points each while McDyess grabbed
11 rebounds. Nazr Mohammed had 10 points for the Pistons, who have won
three in row and five of their last six. Rasheed Wallace returned to the
lineup for the first time since missing two games and had nine points with
six boards. Wallace had been out with an ankle injury. LeBron James had a
game-high 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have
lost three in a row. It was just Cleveland’s third home loss in 14 games.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas tallied 16 points, while Larry Hughes added 12 points and
eight boards in defeat.

Final Score: Washington 126, Sacramento 119

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Antawn Jamison, Gilbert Arenas and Caron
Butler combined for 37 of Washington’s 44 third-quarter points, as the Wizards
rallied for a 126-119 win over the Sacramento Kings. Jamison had 33 points, 13
rebounds and four steals, while Arenas tallied 30 points, eight boards and
seven assists. Butler added 23 points and 10 rebounds, as Washington won for
the seventh time in its last nine games. The Wizards have won four of their
last five on the road after dropping their first eight away games of the year.
Kevin Martin posted a career-best 40 points for the Kings, who have lost three
in a row and nine of their last 11 contests. John Salmons replaced an ailing
Ron Artest in the Sacramento lineup and had 23 points in a losing cause.
Artest missed the game because of sore knees.