Saturday , Jan , 20 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Mehmet Okur posted a team-high 27 points, while
Carlos Boozer chipped in with 23 points and a 19 rebound performance, leading
the Utah Jazz past the Toronto Raptors, 102-94, at the Air Canada Centre.
Deron Williams tallied 16 points and dished out eight assists for the Jazz,
who have won two straight following a four-game slide. Derek Fisher ended with
10 points, while Jarron Collins donated eight points off the bench. Chris Bosh
scored a game-high 29 points to go along with 11 rebounds, as Toronto lost for
just the second time in its last six contests. Jose Calderon ended the night
with 16 points, while Anthony Parker scored 14. Andrea Bargnani was the final
player in double figures, netting 12 points in a losing cause.

Final Score: Philadelphia 98, Miami 95 (OT)

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Andre Iguodala stuffed the stat sheet with
16 points, seven rebounds, nine assists and five steals as Philadelphia edged
Miami, 98-95, in overtime at the Wachovia Center. Andre Miller and Willie
Green also had 16 points apiece for the Sixers, who snapped a three-game skid
and won for just the second time in their past nine contests. Samuel Dalembert
added 15 points before fouling out, while Kyle Korver chipped in with 13.
Dwyane Wade came up an assist short of a triple-double with 28 points, 11
rebounds and nine assists for the Heat, who lost for the second time in three
games. Antoine Walker tallied 19 points and 12 boards off the bench and Udonis
Haslem finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Final Score: Washington 114, Orlando 93

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Antawn Jamison dominated inside play with 31
points and 16 rebounds, as Washington pulled away over the final 15 minutes
for a 114-93 victory over the Orlando Magic. Gilbert Arenas totaled 30 points,
seven rebounds and six assists for the Wizards, who won their third straight
contest. Caron Butler contributed 21 points, seven boards and five steals for
Washington, which won for the 11th time in its last 15 contests to widen its
lead to 1 1/2 games over Orlando for first place in the Southeast Division.
Grant Hill had 24 points and Dwight Howard was a force for Orlando with 20
points and 13 rebounds, but the Magic lost their fourth in a row. Jameer
Nelson had 15 points and seven assists in a losing cause.

Final Score: Sacramento 96, Boston 91

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Kevin Martin had a team-high 27 points as the
Sacramento Kings topped the Boston Celtics, 96-91, in a battle of struggling
teams at TD Banknorth Garden. Ron Artest posted a double-double with 19 points
and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who snapped a seven-game skid. Brad Miller
added 18 points and seven assists in the win. Delonte West returned from a
four-game absence and scored a season-high 25 points for Boston, which has
dropped six in a row and 13 of 15. West had been out with a bruised back. Al
Jefferson had 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Ryan Gomes finished with 17
points and 10 boards.

Final Score: New Jersey 101, New York 100

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Clifford Robinson’s tip-in with 2.8 seconds
left gave the New Jersey Nets a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at
Madison Square Garden. Jason Kidd had 23 points, nine assists and seven
rebounds while Richard Jefferson added 21 points and dished out six assists
for the Nets, who have won three in a row and eight of their last 10 contests.
Vince Carter chipped in 16 points, handed out seven assists and grabbed six
rebounds and Eddie House netted 12 for New Jersey, which has won seven of the
last eight meetings. Quentin Richardson scored a team-high 24 points and
pulled down nine boards while Marbury had 23 points and seven assists for the
Knicks, who lost their second straight game in the final seconds.

Final Score: Charlotte 96, Atlanta 75

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Emeka Okafor poured in a game-high 22 points
and pulled down 13 rebounds as Charlotte toppled Atlanta, 96-75, at Philips
Arena. Adam Morrison contributed 19 points off the bench for the Bobcats, who
have won four of their last six contests. Gerald Wallace recorded his third
double- double of the season with 18 points and 15 boards while Jeff McInnis
netted 10 points in the win. Joe Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed six
rebounds for the Hawks, who had a three-game winning streak halted. Josh Smith
had 14 points and Josh Childress donated 12 in defeat.

Final Score: San Antonio 99, New Orleans/Oklahoma City 86

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Tony Parker scored 23 points and Tim Duncan
contributed 12 points and 16 rebounds in San Antonio’s 99-86 victory over the
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. Manu Ginobili had 18 points and Michael
Finley added 14 for the Spurs, who topped the Hornets for a sixth straight
time and for the 10th time in the last 11 meetings. David West had 19 points
and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who had a three-game winning streak broken,
but lost for the 13th time in 18 contests. Bobby Jackson had 14 points
in a losing effort. West returned to the court for the first time since
November 12. He missed the previous 30 games due to an elbow injury. Devin
Brown had 12 points, while Desmond Mason and Pargo each scored 11 for the
Hornets. Mason and Chris Paul, who was on the bench in street clothes, were
both ejected.

Final Score: Detroit 104, Minnesota 98 (2-OT)

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Richard Hamilton scored 26 points, pulled
down seven rebounds and dished out five assists as Detroit outlasted
Minnesota, 104-98, in double-overtime at the Target Center. The game featured
the ejection of Minnesota star Kevin Garnett and Detroit’s Antonio McDyess
with the game even at 70 in the fourth quarter. McDyess used his forearm to
knock over Minnesota’s Mark Madsen while looking for position on a rebound.
Garnett then became angry and fired the ball at McDyess, who ran at the All-
Star with his fist up. Garnett backed up, but also readied himself to throw a
punch. No actual blows were thrown as the officials stayed between the two big
men to prevent any serious trouble. Chauncey Billups added 25 points and
eight assists for the Pistons, who snapped a two-game skid. Rasheed
Wallace chipped in with 18 points and nine boards while Chris Webber
finished with 16 on 8-of-12 shooting in his second game with Detroit. Mark
Blount had 22 points and 15 boards for the Timberwolves, who lost their
second consecutive outing after winning the previous three. Randy Foye,
Trenton Hassell and Mike James all had 16 points apiece while Garnett finished
with 14 points and 19 rebounds before being ejected.

Final Score: Phoenix 106, Portland 101

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Amare Stoudemire scored 23 points as Phoenix
held off Portland, 106-101, at US Airways Center. Boris Diaw added 21 points
for the red-hot Suns, who won their 12th straight contest and for the 30th
time in their last 33 tries. Leandro Barbosa chipped in with 20 points, while
Steve Nash had 13 points and 15 assists for Phoenix, which is three wins shy
of tying its franchise best winning streak set earlier this season. Zach
Randolph had a game-high 36 points and 15 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. who
have lost five of their last seven games. Rookie Brandon Roy tallied 22
points and Jarrett Jack, Ime Udoka and LaMarcus Aldridge all contributed 10
points.

Final Score: Denver 110, Cleveland 99

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Marcus Camby scored 26 points and pulled down
17 rebounds, helping Denver race out to a big lead before holding on for a
110-99 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Allen Iverson added 25 points and
nine assists for the Nuggets, who have won back-to-back contests for just
the second time since the former 76er came to the Mile High City. J.R. Smith
ended with 14 points and Linas Kleiza 12 for Denver, which beat the Cavs for
the seventh time in the last 10 meetings. LeBron James registered his first
triple-double of the season with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, but
Cleveland suffered its third consecutive defeat, tying a season-high.

Final Score: Seattle 99, Milwaukee 72

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Ray Allen poured in 21 points as the Seattle
SuperSonics continued their dominance of Milwaukee with a 99-72 rout of the
Bucks at KeyArena. Damien Wilkins scored 16 points, Nick Collison and Luke
Ridnour each had 13 and Collison ripped down 16 rebounds for the Sonics,
who have won seven straight against Milwaukee. Andre Brown had 10 points
while Chris Wilcox added 11 boards for Seattle, which has won three in a row
after a six-game losing streak. Ruben Patterson scored 16 points and Andrew
Bogut contributed 14 points and seven boards for the Bucks, who have dropped
two in a row and seven of their last eight. Milwaukee is currently without
guards Michael Redd (strained patellar tendon in left knee) and Mo Williams
(sprained left shoulder) and forward Charlie Villanueva (right shoulder
tendinitis).