Monday , Mar , 05 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Delonte West poured in a career-high 31 points
— all in the second half — to lead Boston over Minnesota, 124-117, in
double overtime at TD Banknorth Garden. West, who also dished out 10 assists
and pulled down five rebounds, finished 8-of-13 from the field and 12-of-14
from the line. Paul Pierce scored 27 points with nine boards and five
helpers, while Ryan Gomes added 21 points and 17 rebounds off the bench for
the Celtics, who have won four in a row. Al Jefferson had 20 points and
grabbed 14 boards in the win. Ricky Davis deposited 35 points with nine
assists and Kevin Garnett recorded a triple-double — 33 points, 13
rebounds and 10 assists — for the Timberwolves, who have dropped
three straight and six of their last seven. Troy Hudson scored 26 points in
defeat.

Final Score: Washington 107, Golden State 106

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Gilbert Arenas hit three free throws with
one-tenth of a second left, lifting the Washington Wizards over the Golden
State Warriors, 107-106, in one of the most controversial finishes of the NBA
season. Arenas ended with 32 points, going 12-of-12 from the free throw
line, as Washington has won two straight games after a four-game slide.
Antawn Jamison added 18 points and 11 rebounds in his second game back from
injury for the Wizards, who improved to 2-1 on their current four-game
homestand. Jason Richardson scored 28 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and
dished out eight assists to lead the Warriors, who have dropped six in a
row, including the first four games of their current five-game road trip. Al
Harrington had 25 points and 13 boards and Monta Ellis tallied 20 points with
seven assists for Golden State, which has dropped seven straight on the road.

Final Score: Chicago 126, Milwaukee 121 (OT)

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Ben Gordon poured in a career-high 48 points
and Chicago erased an 18-point, fourth quarter deficit to stun Milwaukee,
126-121, in overtime at the Bradley Center. Gordon, whose 20 points in the
final frame sparked the rally, finished 18- of-32 from the field and 6-of-12
from three-point range. Luol Deng posted 27 points for the Bulls, who have
won four straight. Kirk Hinrich added 23 points, while Ben Wallace pulled
down 12 rebounds in the victory. Michael Redd had a monster game, scoring 52
points on 18-of-32 shooting and 8-of-13 from beyond the arc for the Bucks,
who had a three-game winning streak halted and lost for the 12th time in their
last 16 games.

Final Score: Phoenix 99, LA Lakers 94

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Steve Nash scored 23 points and dished out 10
assists to lead the Suns over the Lakers, 99-94, at US Airways Center. Leandro
Barbosa added 20 points and Amare Stoudemire had 17 points and 11 rebounds
for the Suns, who have won two straight and seven of eight. Kobe Bryant had
31 points and Brian Cook tallied 22 points and 14 boards for the Lakers,
losers in consecutive games. Los Angeles was playing its first game without
forward Lamar Odom, who is out indefinitely with a torn left labrum suffered
on Friday.

Final Score: Philadelphia 99, New Jersey 86

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Andre Iguodala had 21 points, five
rebounds and six assists as the Philadelphia 76ers downed the New Jersey Nets
99-86 at the Wachovia Center. Willie Green and Kyle Korver netted 20 points
apiece for Philadelphia, which won a season-high fourth straight game. Joe
Smith added 11 points and 10 boards for the 76ers, who won their fifth
straight game at the Wachovia Center. Bostjan Nachbar registered 21 points
for New Jersey, which has lost its last two games. Jason Kidd recorded his
10th triple-double of the year with 11 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists for
the Nets, who led by as many as 17 in the first half.

Final Score: Utah 108, New Orleans/Oklahoma City 94

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – Mehmet Okur poured in 28 points and
pulled down nine rebounds, as the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans/Oklahoma
City Hornets, 108-94, at the Ford Center. Deron Williams added 20 points and
dished out six assists for the streaking Jazz, who have won four of their last
five and 11 of their last 13 overall. Carlos Boozer had 17 points and 12
boards in the victory. Tyson Chandler netted a season-high 20 points and added
19 rebounds for the Hornets, who have dropped three of their last four games.
Desmond Mason donated 17 points and Chris Paul contributed 14 points while
dishing out 13 assists.

Final Score: Seattle 96, Charlotte 89

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Ray Allen scored 34 points as the Seattle
SuperSonics defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 96-89, at Key Arena. Rashard Lewis
added 28 points for Seattle, which has won three of its last four. Earl Watson
had 10 points and 10 assists off the bench for the SuperSonics. Gerald Wallace
had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats, who have lost five straight.
Adam Morrison scored 17 points off the bench in his return to the state where
he starred in college at Gonzaga.