Saturday , Dec , 11 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

NBA Game Recap > Dec 11 2004

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Carmelo Anthony poured in 28 points and tied a career-high by dishing out nine assists to lead Denver to an easy 101-87 win over Toronto at Air Canada Centre. Nene chipped in a season-high 21 points and Kenyon Martin had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won four straight games. Andre Miller also contributed 18 points in the win. Rafer Alston had 25 points and Lamond Murray netted 16 off the bench for the struggling Raptors, who have dropped six consecutive contests.

Final Score: Washington 106, New York 104

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Brendan Haywood’s putback of a Gilbert Arenas miss with 7.1 seconds left gave Washington the lead and the Wizards held on to defeat the New York Knicks, 106-104, at the MCI Center. Antawn Jamison scored a game-high 25 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out seven assists for Washington, which has won five of six overall. Arenas ended with 20 points and seven assists as the Wizards overcame an 11-point third-quarter deficit. Haywood tallied 17 points and 14 boards for the Wizards, who ended a six-game slide to the Knicks. Nazr Mohammed had 20 points and 11 boards for New York, which has dropped four of five contests to fall under .500. Stephon Marbury had 18 points and seven assists, as the Knicks welcomed back a familiar face in disappointing fashion.

Final Score: New Jersey 94, New Orleans 91 (OT)

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Richard Jefferson scored 24 points to lead New Jersey to a 94-91 overtime win over New Orleans at Continental Airlines Arena. Eric Williams finished with 19 points for the Nets, who have won three of their last four. Jason Collins contributed 11 points and nine rebounds. Dan Dickau scored a season-high 18 points for the Hornets, who dropped their ninth straight game and fell to an NBA-worst 1-17 this season. George Lynch and P.J. Brown each set a season high with 14 points.

Final Score: Miami 92, Memphis 84

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out nine assists to lead Miami over Memphis, 92-84, at AmericanAirlines Arena. Shaquille O’Neal netted 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the Heat, who won their third straight game. Lorenzen Wright posted 18 points and 11 boards for the Grizzlies, who suffered their first loss in three games.

Final Score: Atlanta 88, Detroit 72

Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) – Peja Drobnjak and Tony Delk each scored 16 points off the bench to lead a balanced Atlanta attack in a surprising 88-72 win over the defending champion Detroit Pistons at the Palace. Al Harrington added 15 points for Atlanta, which had five players score in double-digits and on for the second time in three games. Antoine Walker added 13 points and nine boards, as the Hawks captured just their second road win and improved to 4-15 this season. Rookie Josh Smith rounded out the double-figure scorers with a career-high 12 points and had four blocks in his first career start. Detroit, which played without forward Rasheed Wallace, suffered its second disappointing early-season setback.

Final Score: Philadelphia 93, Chicago 88

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson had 22 points and nine assists as the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a six-game skid with a 93-88 win over the Chicago Bulls. Samuel Dalembert tallied 13 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots in his first start of the season for the Sixers, who won for the 10th time in 11 games at the United Center. Marc Jackson added 17 points and six rebounds off the bench for Philadelphia, while Andre Iguodala and Kyle Korver each had 11 points and Kenny Thomas 10. Chicago, which has lost four of five, was paced by Luol Deng’s 17 points. Eddy Curry added 13 while Kirk Hinrich and Tyson Chandler each chipped in 12.

Final Score: Minnesota 113, Sacramento 105

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Kevin Garnett poured in 35 points, hauled in 18 rebounds and dished out nine assists to lead Minnesota to a 113-105 win over Sacramento at the Target Center. Eddie Griffin added 18 points and seven boards while Sam Cassell chipped in 15 points for the Timberwolves, who have won seven of their last eight games. Chris Webber returned to the lineup and scored 25 points with seven rebounds for the Kings, who had their five-game winning streak halted. Mike Bibby contributed 21 points and seven assists while Bobby Jackson netted 19 in the loss.

Final Score: Milwaukee 95, Indiana 86

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Michael Redd scored a game-high 21 points to lead Milwaukee over Indiana, 95-86, at the Bradley Center. Mike James added 16 points off the bench for the Bucks, who won for just the second time in six outings. Reggie Miller netted 17 points for the Pacers, who dropped their sixth straight game. Austin Croshere added 14 points and nine boards in the loss.

Final Score: Phoenix 115, Charlotte 106

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Amare Stoudemire poured in 36 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out eight assists to lead Phoenix to a 115-106 win over Charlotte at America West Arena. Quentin Richardson and Shawn Marion both scored 20 points for the Suns, who have won four straight games. Marion also hauled in eight boards. Steve Nash had nine points and a game-high 14 assists for Phoenix, which matched the best start in team history. Brevin Knight scored 17 points and Primoz Brezec netted 16 for the Bobcats, who have dropped three straight contests. Keith Bogans and Kareem Rush each chipped in 15 points in the loss.

Final Score: Utah 92, Portland 87 (OT)

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Matt Harpring finished with 17 points and hit a jumper in overtime to give the Jazz the lead for good, as Utah snapped a six-game skid with a 92-87 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in a wild affair. Carlos Boozer had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz, who won for the first time since Andrei Kirilinko went down with a knee injury. Zach Randolph collected 23 points and six rebounds, while Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 19 points and seven caroms for the Blazers, who have lost three of four.

Final Score: Orlando 113, Golden State 109

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Steve Francis poured in a game-high 36 points and added eight rebounds and eight assists to lead Orlando over Golden State, 113-109, at The Arena in Oakland. Tony Battie posted 16 points and 15 boards for the Magic, who have won five of their last six games. Jason Richardson netted 27 points for the Warriors, who have lost six of their last eight.