Tuesday , Jan , 16 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Jamal Crawford scored eight of his 10 points
in the final 1 1/2 minutes as the New York Knicks bested the Sacramento Kings,
102-97, at Madison Square Garden. Stephon Marbury had 25 points and eight
assists while Eddy Curry netted 24 and pulled down 10 rebounds for the
Knicks, who have won four of their last five games. Channing Frye donated 17
points and grabbed five boards and Crawford dished out eight assists. Kevin
Martin poured in 30 points and Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 25 for the Kings,
who have lost six straight. Ron Artest had 12 points, five boards and five
assists in the setback.

Final Score: Washington 114, Utah 111

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Gilbert Arenas drained a three-pointer at
the buzzer to lift Washington over Utah, 114-111, at the Verizon Center. With
the game even and just 11 seconds remaining, the Wizards got the ball to
Arenas at the top of the circle and the sharp-shooter ran the clock down,
before raising up and drilling a 26-footer with a hand in his face to win
things. Arenas scored 12 of the Wizards last 14 points and finished with
51. Caron Butler added 21 points and seven rebounds for Washington, which
snapped a two-game skid. Brendan Haywood chipped in with 10 points and 10
boards. Mehmet Okur dropped a career-high 38 points for the reeling Jazz,
who lost their fourth straight contest. Carlos Boozer tallied 27 points and
pulled down 13 boards while Deron Williams had 12 points and 13 assists.

Final Score: Milwaukee 99, Charlotte 91

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Earl Boykins continued to make an impression
with Milwaukee, as he netted 30 points, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out
four assists to help lift the Bucks past Charlotte, 99-91. Boykins was
acquired by the Bucks last week in a trade with Denver, and had 11 points and
11 rebounds in his Milwaukee debut last Friday against the 76ers. That was
the last game Milwaukee had played after its tilt with the Hornets
was postponed on Saturday after New Orleans was unable to leave Oklahoma
City because of bad weather. Andrew Bogut had a career-high 27 points with 11
rebounds for the Bucks, who ended a five- game losing streak. Charlie Bell and
Ruben Patterson each had 10 points in the win. Matt Carroll scored 20 points
in the first half, but only knocked down a pair of free throws in the second
for the Bobcats, who had a season-high three-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: Toronto 104, Philadelphia 86

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Chris Bosh scored 27 points on 11-of-14
shooting as Toronto crushed Philadelphia, 104-86, at the Wachovia Center. Joey
Graham added 18 points off the bench for the Atlantic Division leading
Raptors, who have won three of their past four games. Anthony Parker chipped
in with 17 points while T.J. Ford donated 13 points and 11 assists. Andre
Iguodala had 15 points for the cellar dwelling 76ers, who lost for the sixth
time in seven games. Willie Green and Samuel Dalembert tallied 13 points
apiece and rookie Rodney Carney finished with 11.

Final Score: Atlanta 100, Boston 96

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Josh Childress had a season-high 23 points and
14 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 100-96 win over the Boston Celtics
at Philips Arena. Josh Smith added 18 points seven blocks and five steals
while Joe Johnson netted 18 and also pulled down nine rebounds for the
Hawks, who have won two in a row. Zaza Pachulia chipped in 12 points. Allan
Ray scored a career-best 22 points and Gerald Green poured in 22 for the
Celtics, who have lost five straight. Al Jefferson donated 18 points and
grabbed 17 boards in the setback.

Final Score: Chicago 99, San Antonio 87

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Kirk Hinrich paced five Bulls players in double
figures with 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds and seven assists, as
Chicago defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 99-87. Ben Gordon had 20 points for
the Bulls, who won their second straight despite not having both Ben Wallace
and Chris Duhon in the lineup. Wallace missed the game because of back spasms,
while Duhon was suspended by Chicago for the game for missing practice over
the weekend. Luol Deng had 17 points in the win, while Andres Nocioni added
12 points and 11 rebounds in significant minutes off the bench. Manu Ginobili
scored 22 points and Tim Duncan had 21 and 16 rebounds for the Spurs, who
had a four-game winning streak halted. Bruce Bowen and Michael Finley each
added 10 points.

Final Score: New Jersey 105, Indiana 95

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Vince Carter had 31 points, six
rebounds and six assists to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 105-95 victory over
the Indiana Pacers at Continental Airlines Arena. Jason Kidd added 19
points, 10 assists and nine rebounds while Mikki Moore donated 19 points
and pulled down seven boards for the Nets, who have won six of their last
eight contests. Al Harrington chipped in 18 points and nine rebounds while
Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal and Maceo Baston each netted 14 for the
Pacers, who have lost two in a row. O’Neal grabbed 10 rebounds and Baston had
eight boards.

Final Score: Minnesota 94, Detroit 90 (OT)

Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) – Kevin Garnett had 19 points, 14 rebounds,
five blocks, and sealed the game with two from the free throw line late in
overtime, as the Minnesota Timberwolves downed the Detroit Pistons, 94-90.
Ricky Davis had 21 points and Trenton Hassell added 15 points and 11 rebounds
for the Timberwolves, who have won three straight games and seven of eight
overall. Richard Hamilton had 32 points for Detroit, which lost on its home
floor in front of Chris Webber, who was in attendance on the same day he
announced he intends to sign with Detroit once he clears waivers on Tuesday.
Webber, who was waived by Philadelphia last week, holds averages of 21.4
points, 10 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 779 career games, all but two of those
starts. Antonio McDyess battled through back spasms to net 16 points and
grab seven rebounds. Ronald Murray and Tayshaun Prince each had 12 points in
defeat.

Final Score: Golden State 108, LA Clippers 93

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – LA native Baron Davis notched 19 points and 13
assists, as Pacific Division rivals battled with the Golden State Warriors
topping the Los Angeles Clippers, 108-93, at ORACLE Arena. Monta Ellis scored
24 points for the Warriors, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Mike
Dunleavy had 18 points and a season-high 13 rebounds off the bench. Matt
Barnes added 17 points. On the injury front for Golden State, center
Adonal Foyle (sprained right ankle) and guard Keith McLeod (strained
abdominal muscle) both sat out. With Jason Richardson and Mickael Pietrus
already sidelined, the Warriors won with only eight players dressed. Elton
Brand posted 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who lost their second
straight. Corey Maggette notched 18 points and 11 boards off the bench.
Quinton Ross netted 16 points, Sam Cassell had 15, and Shaun Livingston and
Cuttino Mobley both added 10.

Final Score: Phoenix 137, Memphis 122

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Amare Stoudemire posted a season-high 42 points
and nine rebounds, as the red-hot Phoenix Suns got their 10th straight win
with a 137-122 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum. Raja
Bell scored 25 points for the Suns, who play at Houston on Wednesday to keep
the streak alive. Shawn Marion notched 22 points and 13 rebounds, while
Leandro Barbosa netted 13 points and James Jones added 10. Mike Miller scored
25 points for the Grizzlies, who lost their third straight. Pau Gasol posted
23 points, nine boards and seven assists. Damon Stoudamire had 17 points
and nine assists, and Chucky Atkins added 15 points off the bench.

Final Score: LA Lakers 124, Miami 118 (OT)

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant survived an off night, gutting
out 25 points on 11-of-24 shooting and adding eight assists, and the LA Lakers
held off the Miami Heat, 124-118, in overtime. Brian Cook scored 25 points
and grabbed 10 rebounds for LA, which had dropped two of three entering the
game. Smush Parker scored 17 points, Maurice Evans scored 12, and Andrew
Bynum and Vladimir Radmanovic contributed 11 points apiece as the Lakers
won with a true team effort. Dwyane Wade scored 35 points to lead the Heat,
who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Udonis Haslem scored 20 points
and pulled down 11 rebounds, James Posey scored 16, and Antoine Walker added
13 points for Miami.