Saturday , Feb , 24 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Elton Brand scored 31 points, grabbed 12
rebounds and blocked a career-high eight shots to lead the Los Angeles
Clippers over the Golden State Warriors, 103-90, at the Staples Center. Corey
Maggette added 18 points and eight rebounds and Shaun Livingston tallied 14
points to go along with a career-high 14 assists for the Clippers, who ended a
four-game losing streak. Tim Thomas had 17 points and 10 boards and Cuttino
Mobley tallied 15 points for Los Angeles, which won for just the second time
in nine games. Al Harrington had 24 points and seven boards to lead the
Warriors, who had a two-game win streak snapped. Jason Richardson added 18
points for Golden State, which has lost nine of its last 11 versus the
Clippers.

Final Score: Toronto 93, Charlotte 76

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Chris Bosh scored all of his 24 points in the
second half and grabbed 11 boards as the Toronto Raptors bested the injury-
stricken Charlotte Bobcats, 93-76, at Charlotte Bobcats Arena. The Bobcats
lost leading rebounder Emeka Okafor and leading scorer Gerald Wallace to
injury in the third quarter. Okafor left with a strained left calf while
Wallace was forced to leave the game due to a strained groin. There were no
immediate updates on the condition of either player. Jose Calderon deposited
16 points off the bench for Toronto, which has won nine of 11 games. T.J. Ford
add 15 points for the Raptors, who have beaten the Bobcats six of the last
seven times the teams have met. Matt Carroll and Adam Morrison scored 13
points each for Charlotte, which had its franchise-record-tying four game
winning streak snapped.

Final Score: San Antonio 102, Seattle 71

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – Tony Parker scored 21 points as San Antonio
blitzed Seattle, 102-71, at the AT&T Center. Robert Horry added 17 points on
6-of-8 shooting off the bench for the streaking Spurs, who won their fifth
straight but remain buried in second place behind the NBA’s best team — the
Dallas Mavericks — in the Southwest Division. Tim Duncan chipped in with six
points and 15 rebounds in limited action, while Matt Bonner finished with 13
points. Ray Allen had 12 points but shot a miserable 4-of-20 for the Sonics,
who dropped their second straight after winning the previous three. Rashard
Lewis and Damien Wilkins each netted 10 points in the game.

Final Score: Milwaukee 109, Philadelphia 90

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Maurice Williams and Michael Redd scored 26
points apiece as the Milwaukee Bucks crushed the Philadelphia 76ers, 109-90,
at the Bradley Center. Charlie Bell added 13 points for the Bucks, who snapped
a seven game losing streak. Ruben Patterson also netted 13 points and dished
out a career-high 10 assists for Milwaukee which shot 12-of-25 from the three-
point range. Andre Iguodala registered 22 points and Samuel Dalembert added 15
for the 76ers, who have lost two straight and five of their last six games.
Willie Green scored 11 points and Andre Miller recorded 10 points and 11
assists for Philadelphia, which committed 21 turnovers.

Final Score: Dallas 115, Denver 95

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points, pulled down 11
rebounds and dished out eight assists as Dallas bested Denver, 115-95, at
American Airlines Center. Josh Howard added 27 points for the red-hot
Mavericks, who won their 11th straight game and for the 19th consecutive time
on their home floor. Jerry Stackhouse chipped in with 16 points and six
assists off the bench. Carmelo Anthony dropped in 34 points and had six
rebounds for the reeling Nuggets, who dropped their fourth straight contest.
Allen Iverson tallied 26 points, five boards and four assists, while Marcus
Camby finished with 10 points, 17 boards and seven assists.

Final Score: Utah 105, Boston 87

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Derek Fisher netted 21 points on 8-of-11
shooting from the field to lead a shorthanded Utah Jazz squad to a 105-87
victory over the Boston Celtics at EntergySolutions Arena. Gordan Giricek
stepped up and contributed 16 points off the bench for the Jazz, who played
without forward Andrei Kirilenko and All-Star center Mehmet Okur. Kirilenko
did not play due to a bruised left knee and Okur missed his second straight
contest with back spasms. Carols Boozer added 16 points and 10 rebounds for
Utah, which has won five of its last six games. Matt Harpring provided a spark
off the bench for the Jazz and had 15 points. Paul Pierce netted 19 points on
just 5-of-18 shooting from the field for the Celtics, who have dropped their
last four games. Delonte West finished with 16 points and dished out six
assists in the loss.