National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Fresh off his triple-double from a night
before, Andre Miller poured in 19 points, pulled down seven rebounds and
dished out eight assists to help Philadelphia defeat Atlanta, 104-89, at
Philips Arena. Miller, who recorded his seventh career triple-double in
Friday’s 105-97 loss to Cleveland, finished 8-of-14 shooting, while Andre
Iguodala led the Sixers with 24 points on 7-of-16 from the field and 10-of-13
from the line. Samuel Dalembert had a double-double with 19 points and 10
boards, including seven blocks, and Steven Hunter posted 15 points for
Philadelphia, which has won four of its last six games. Josh Smith netted 21
points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who had a two-game winning
streak halted. Marvin Williams added 18 points, Joe Johnson donated 16 with
nine helpers and Josh Childress scored 11 points in defeat.
Final Score: Indiana 102, Toronto 84
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Jermaine O’Neal posted 21 points, a
career-high seven assists and six rebounds, as the Indiana Pacers closed out a
four- game homestand with a 102-84 victory over the Toronto Raptors at Conseco
Fieldhouse. Danny Granger scored 18 points for the Pacers, who won their
season-best third straight. Mike Dunleavy netted 15 points, while Marquis
Daniels scored 13 points, Darrell Armstrong 12 and Jeff Foster grabbed 12
rebounds off the bench. Troy Murphy added eight points and 12 boards. Chris
Bosh posted 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who had a season-worst
three- game winning streak snapped. Jose Calderon notched 14 points and 10
assists, and Anthony Parker and Radoslav Nesterovic both added 10 points.
Raptors guard T.J. Ford (sore right ankle) sat out.
Final Score: Portland 135, Memphis 132 (2-OT)
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Zach Randolph scored a career-high 42 points,
grabbed 12 rebounds, and set a franchise-record with 40 field-goal attempts
for the Portland Trail Blazers, who downed the Memphis Grizzlies, 135-132, in
double overtime at FedExForum. Ime Udoka also got his career high with 21
points for the Trail Blazers, who have won three of four. Brandon Roy scored
16 points, Jarrett Jack 13. Martell Webster scored 12 points and Jamaal
Magloire added 10 off the bench. Mike Miller posted 28 points and eight
rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have lost four of five. Pau Gasol (strained
left hamstring) was questionable for the game, but notched 24 points and 14
rebounds, nonetheless. Chucky Atkins scored 23 points and Hakim Warrick had 20
off the Memphis bench. Eddie Jones posted 13 points and eight rebounds, while
Damon Stoudamire had 10 assists.
Final Score: New Orleans/Oklahoma City 94, Utah 83
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – Bobby Jackson scored 21 points off the
bench to lead New Orleans/Oklahoma City over Utah, 94-83, at the Ford Center.
Desmond Mason poured in 20 points, Devin Brown added 13 and David West donated
11 with six rebounds for the Hornets, who have won two straight and three of
five. Tyson Chandler pulled down 15 boards in the victory. Deron Williams
netted 27 points on 11-of-19 from the field and dished out eight assists for
the Jazz, who have dropped two of three since winning four in a row. Paul
Millsap recorded a double-double with 15 points and 17 boards while Derek
Fisher contributed 14 points and Mehmet Okur had 11 in defeat.
Final Score: Chicago 100, Miami 97
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Ben Gordon’s jumper with two minutes left gave
Chicago the lead for good and the Bulls went on to defeat the struggling Miami
Heat, 100-97, at the United Center. Gordon ended with 34 points, six rebounds
and seven assists to lead the Bulls, who have won three straight and six of
eight. Kirk Hinrich added 26 points and played solid defense on the Heat’s
Dwyane Wade down the stretch, as Chicago has won all three meetings against
Miami this season and four in a row dating back to last year. Wade finished
with 24 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the defending champion
Heat, who have dropped three in a row. James Posey added 17 points and eight
boards, but tossed up a costly air ball on a three-point attempt late in the
fourth quarter, as Miami has dropped five of its last six overall.
Final Score: Dallas 106, Sacramento 104
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki scored 32 points and grabbed 11
rebounds, as the Dallas Mavericks held off the Sacramento Kings, 106-104.
Jason Terry ended with 18 points and seven assists for the Mavericks, who won
for the 13th straight time at home. Jerry Stackhouse donated 16 points off the
bench. Devin Harris had 14 points and six assists for Dallas, which had an
eight-game overall winning streak halted Thursday at Chicago, but wasted
little time getting back in the win column. Ron Artest netted 25 points with
six rebounds and Kevin Martin had 21 points for the Kings, who lost their
second in a row. Corliss Williamson totaled 20 points off the bench.
Final Score: New Jersey 112, Denver 102
Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Vince Carter poured in 40 points, as the New
Jersey Nets got back on the winning track after three straight one-point
losses, with a 112-102 victory over the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.
Bostjan Nachbar scored a career-high 22 points off the bench for the Nets, who
snapped a three-game losing streak. Jason Kidd posted 18 points and 12
rebounds, while Antoine Wright and Marcus Williams both added 11 points. J.R.
Smith scored a team-high 28 points off the bench for the Nuggets, who lost
their second straight. Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, and Allen
Iverson had 18 points and eight assists. Marcus Camby added 13 points and
Final Score: Minnesota 101, LA Clippers 87
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Kevin Garnett tied a season high with 32
points in addition to nine rebounds and seven steals, as the Minnesota
Timberwolves defeated the LA Clippers, 101-87. Mike James added 17 points and
seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, who snapped a six-game losing streak and
salvaged the final game of their five- game road swing. Mark Blount donated 12
points and seven rebounds while Ricky Davis ended with 11 points and six
assists. Elton Brand paced the Clippers with 25 points and 12 rebounds and
Corey Maggette had 19 points off the bench as Los Angeles saw its four-game
winning streak halted. Sam Cassell ended with 14 points.
Final Score: Golden State 131, Charlotte 105
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Al Harrington scored 28 points and Baron Davis
had 17 points and 10 assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 131-105
thumping of the Charlotte Bobcats at Oracle Arena. Stephen Jackson added 17
points and Monta Ellis recorded 16 for the Warriors, who have won two straight
after a three-game slide. Mickael Pietrus tallied 14 points and Josh Powell
had a career-high 13 for Golden State, which will now embark on a key season-
long seven-game road trip. The Warriors are just 4-15 away from home this
season and sit just on the outside of the Western Conference playoff race.
Adam Morrison had 21 points and Gerald Wallace recorded 19 to lead the
Bobcats, who have dropped three of four.