Tuesday , Jan , 30 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Gilbert Arenas posted 36 points, 11 assists
and seven rebounds, as the Washington Wizards topped the Detroit Pistons,
104-97, at the Verizon Center. DeShawn Stevenson scored 15 points for the
Wizards, who won their third straight. Caron Butler added 13 points in the
win, which was bittersweet. Wizards forward Antawn Jamison left with a
sprained left knee after he banged it in a collision with Stevenson at the
conclusion of a Washington fast break midway through the first quarter. He did
not return. Chauncey Billups notched 22 points and eight assists for the
Pistons, who have lost two of three. Tayshaun Prince netted 19 points, while
Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace both added 15. Antonio McDyess
contributed 11 points off the bench.

Final Score: Cleveland 124, Golden State 97

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Sasha Pavlovic led eight players in double
figures with a career-high 24 points, as Cleveland looked impressive without
LeBron James in a 124-97 rout of the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans
Arena. It was no LeBron, no problem for the Cavaliers, who received 15 points
from Donyell Marshall and 14 points and 10 rebounds from Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
Daniel Gibson tallied 12 points, Larry Hughes led three players with 11 points
apiece, while Damon Jones added 10 points in a bounce-back game. Playing with
an ailing James, Cleveland dropped a 115-100 decision against Phoenix on
Sunday. The franchise player decided to sit out this contest with a sore big
toe. Baron Davis totaled 21 points and eight assists and Al Harrington added
13 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who saw a brief two-game
winning streak come to an end.

Final Score: Indiana 103, Boston 96

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Jamaal Tinsley scored 28 points, and the
Pacers overcame 17 missed free throws to hold on for a 103-96 victory over
Boston, extending the Celtics’ losing streak to 12 games. Tinsley also had six
rebounds, seven assists and three steals, and was a bright spot at the line
for Indiana, going 10-of-11, as the Pacers won for the fourth time in five
games. Jermaine O’Neal tallied 25 points and eight boards for Indiana, which
won at home over Boston for the 16th time in the last 20 meetings. Danny
Granger totaled 13 points for the Pacers. Al Jefferson scored 15 points to go
along with 17 rebounds for the Celtics, who haven’t won since topping Memphis
on the road, 128-119, on January 5.

Final Score: New York 99, LA Lakers 94

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Eddy Curry poured in a game-high 27 points and
pulled down nine rebounds as New York downed the Kobe Bryant-less Lakers,
99-94, at Madison Square Garden. Bryant was suspended for one game without pay
by the NBA for hitting San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili in the face in
Sunday’s 96-94 overtime loss. Late Tuesday afternoon, Bryant requested an
appeal hearing for his suspension, but his request was denied because it
didn’t comply with standard procedure. Should he eventually win the appeal,
Bryant will get his money back that he missed for sitting out Tuesday. Stephon
Marbury scored 22 points with seven boards, and Jamal Crawford added 17 points
for the Knicks, who have won two of three. Jared Jeffries donated 14 points
and Channing Frye had 11 in the win. Lamar Odom led the Lakers with 25 points,
nine rebounds and six assists while Vladimir Radmanovic scored 18 points and
also grabbed nine boards. Smush Parker contributed 14 points and Maurice Evans
added 10 off the bench.

Final Score: Miami 110, Milwaukee 80

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade poured in 28 points with six assists
and six rebounds, as Miami rolled to a 110-80 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks
at AmericanAirlines Arena. Winless on a three-game road trip and playing
without Shaquille O’Neal (calf) and Jason Williams (foot), Miami returned home
in to reverse the trend in emphatic fashion. Michael Doleac — 11 points and
11 rebounds — had his first double-double since March 25, 2002, while Jason
Kapono chipped in 15 points and Jason Posey added 13. Charlie Villanueva had
17 points and Maurice Williams recorded 14 points for the Bucks, who lost
their fifth straight on the road and sixth in a row at Miami. Milwaukee is
just 2-12 in January with a battle still scheduled for Wednesday in Orlando.

Final Score: Dallas 122, Seattle 102

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Austin Croshere came off the bench and just
couldn’t miss, draining seven three-pointers as part of a career-high 34-point
performance, as Dallas used a big fourth quarter to pull away from Seattle,
122-102, at American Airlines Center. Croshere made 11-of-14 from the floor
and also grabbed seven rebounds, while Greg Buckner chipped in a season-
high 17 points. Jason Terry donated 19 points, Devin Harris added 16
points and Dirk Nowitzki totaled 15 points and six rebounds for the Mavericks,
who have won 10 of 11 games. Ray Allen scored a game-high 35 points with
seven assists and six rebounds, while Earl Watson donated 15 points and six
assists for Seattle, which has lost two straight and three of four. Mickael
Gelabale also scored 15 points with nine rebounds and Chris Wilcox
added 12 points in the loss.