National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Tayshaun Prince ripped the 76ers for a
career-high 33 points, and the Detroit Pistons cruised past Philadelphia,
98-89. Richard Hamilton added 22 points for Detroit, and Ronald Murray
scored 12 points and doled out 12 assists for the Pistons, who have won
two of three after dropping three straight. Detroit has won five straight
and 10 of the last 11 meetings against the Sixers. Samuel Dalembert scored
14 points and raked in 17 rebounds for Philadelphia, which lost its third
straight, and its fourth in five games. Willie Green scored 16 points off
the bench, and Joe Smith scored 13 points and grabbed 10 boards. Andre
Iguodala scored 15 points and tallied seven assists in the loss.
Final Score: Indiana 91, Atlanta 72
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Al Harrington scored 18 points and Jeff
Foster grabbed 17 rebounds, as the Indiana Pacers routed the Atlanta Hawks,
91-72, at Conseco Fieldhouse. Danny Granger posted 15 points and 10 rebounds
for the Pacers, who have split their last four games. Stephen Jackson
netted 12 points and dished out a season-high six assists while Jermaine
O’Neal added 10 points and eight boards in the victory. Speedy Claxton
notched 12 points and six rebounds for the Hawks, who have dropped nine of
their last 10. Joe Johnson netted 10 points as the only other Atlanta player
in double figures.
Final Score: New Jersey 101, Toronto 86
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Vince Carter had 32 points, seven
assists and five rebounds as the New Jersey Nets pounded the Toronto Raptors,
101-86, at Continental Airlines Arena. Richard Jefferson netted 21 and
grabbed five boards while Jason Kidd finished with 10 points, 14 assists and
eight rebounds for the Nets, who have won four of their last five games.
Mikki Moore finished with 12 points and eight rebounds and Bostjan
Nachbar chipped in 12 points and five rebounds in the win. Andrea Bargnani
poured in 22 points while Jose Calderon had 16 points and 12 assists for
the Raptors, who had a two-game winning streak snapped and have lost four of
their last six contests. Chris Bosh ended with 12 points and six boards.
Final Score: Memphis 128, LA Lakers 118
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Mike Miller tallied 14 of his 25 points during
a historic third quarter, leading the Memphis Grizzlies past the Los Angeles
Lakers, 128-118. Pau Gasol also tallied 25 points, leading seven Grizzlies
in double figures, while Damon Stoudamire added 16 points and six assists.
Gasol’s 13 rebounds helped spur a huge 50-39 edge on the glass for Memphis,
which snapped a two- game losing streak. Kobe Bryant poured in 25 points on 7-
of-15 shooting and Maurice Evans added 12 points for the Lakers, who saw a
four-game winning streak come to an end.
Final Score: San Antonio 98, Portland 84
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Tim Duncan posted 16 points and nine
rebounds, as the San Antonio Spurs topped the Portland Trail Blazers, 98-84,
at the AT&T Center. Point guard Tony Parker (strained right hip) was
questionable for the contest yet scored 14 points, as did Manu Ginobili,
for the Spurs, who won their second straight. Brent Barry netted 13 points
off the bench and Bruce Bowen added 12 on 4-of-6 shooting from three-point
range. Zach Randolph posted a game-high 25 points and grabbed nine boards
for the Trail Blazers, who have lost six of their last seven. LaMarcus
Aldridge scored 17 points and pulled down six rebounds, while Jarrett Jack
had 13 points and five assists. Brandon Roy added 10 points.
Final Score: Dallas 108, Utah 105
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki poured in a season-high 38
points and the Mavericks overcame his mental mistake in the final seconds, as
Dallas held off the Utah Jazz, 108-105, to win for the 14th time in 15 games.
Josh Howard had 21 points and nine rebounds and Erick Dampier came up with a
huge block in the final minute for the Mavericks, who bounced back from a
101-98 road loss to the Lakers Sunday night. Carlos Boozer had 29 points on
13-of-19 shooting for the Jazz, who have lost eight of the last 10 matchups
with the Mavs. Mehmet Okur and Matt Harpring each tallied 14 points, while
Deron Williams scored 13 for Utah.
Final Score: Phoenix 113, Seattle 102
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Steve Nash scored 27 points and doled out 11
assists, to lead the red-hot Phoenix Suns to a 113-102 win over the Seattle
SuperSonics. Shawn Marion scored 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the
Suns, who won their sixth straight, and their 25th of 28 since starting the
season 1-5. Amare Stoudemire scored 12 points and pulled down seven boards,
and Leandro Barbosa added 13 points off the bench for the Suns. The loss
came in spite of a career night for Nick Collison, who scored 29 points and
pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds for the Sonics, who have lost five
straight and seven of eight. Ray Allen scored 25 points and tallied nine
assists for Seattle, and Earl Watson scored 12 points and dished out nine
assists. Johan Petro scored 10 points and raked in 10 boards for Seattle.
Final Score: Cleveland 108, Sacramento 99
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – LeBron James scored 34 points, 24 in a
second half in which the Cavaliers overcame an early 17-point deficit and
defeated the Sacramento Kings, 108-99. Drew Gooden scored 21 points and
grabbed 11 rebounds for Cleveland, which has won five straight, and eight of
nine. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 17 points and raked in nine boards for the
Cavs, and Damon Jones added 14 points in the win. Mike Bibby scored 26
points, for the Kings, who dropped their third straight. Brad Miller scored 24
points for Sacramento, and Kevin Martin scored 23 points and pulled down 11