Wednesday , Dec , 15 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson scored 31 points, grabbed a
season-high 10 rebounds and handed out eight assists to lead Philadelphia over
Denver, 110-102, at the Wachovia Center. Willie Green came off the bench and
netted a season-high 17 points in just 15 minutes for the Sixers, who matched
a season-high three game win streak. Carmelo Anthony posted 29 points and
Kenyon Martin tallied 25 points and 10 boards for the Nuggets, who have
dropped consecutive contests following a four-game win streak.

Final Score: Charlotte 94, New Orleans 93 (OT)

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Emeka Okafor hit two free throws with five
seconds left in overtime to lift Charlotte to a 94-93 win over New Orleans.
Okafor finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Bobcats, who snapped a
four-game losing streak. Gerald Wallace added 17 points and 10 boards in the
win. David Wesley had 23 points and seven assists while Junior Harrington
scored a career-high 22 for the Hornets, who have dropped 11 straight
contests and dipped the league’s worst record to a dismal 1-19. This marked
New Orleans’ first visit to Charlotte since the team moved 2 1/2 years ago.
The Hornets spent nearly 10 years in Charlotte before they relocated to
the Big Easy. Following the relocation, Charlotte was given a franchise with
Bob Johnson as the owner later that year.

Final Score: New York 87, New Jersey 79

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Jamal Crawford poured in a game-high 30
points, Kurt Thomas added 14 with 12 rebounds and New York held off New
Jersey, 87-79, at the Continental Airlines Arena. Stephon Marbury and Jerome
Williams each added 12 points for the Knicks, who have won two in a row and
three of four. Richard Jefferson netted a team-high 21 points with 10
boards for Nets, who had a brief two-game winning streak snapped. Jason Kidd
collected 22 points and Eric Williams added 21 in the loss.

Final Score: Indiana 108, Atlanta 97 (OT)

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Fred Jones scored 15 of his 21 points in the
fourth quarter and overtime to lead Indiana to a 108-97 win over Atlanta at
Philips Arena. Jamaal Tinsley finished with a season-high 29 points for
the Pacers, who snapped a seven-game losing streak. Reggie Miller added 19
points in the win. Tony Delk posted 22 points off the bench for the
Hawks, who missed their initial six shots from the floor in overtime to
suffer their second straight loss and third in their last four games.
Al Harrington notched 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Antoine Walker
registered 17 points and nine boards in the setback.

Final Score: Sacramento 89, Milwaukee 86

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Chris Webber drained a three-pointer from the
top of the key as time expired in regulation, lifting the Sacramento Kings to
a dramatic 89-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.
Webber ended with 23 points on 11-of-24 shooting from the floor, while Mike
Bibby poured in a game-high 27 points, falling one assist shy of a triple
double. Bibby also grabbed 10 boards for the Kings, who finished 2-1
on their brief three-game road trip. Peja Stojakovic chipped in 19
points, including 5-of-12 from beyond the arc, for Sacramento, which has
won seven of its last eight and 14 of its last 16 games overall. Desmond Mason
paced the Bucks with 23 points. Michael Redd added 20 points and Mike James
contributed 15 for Milwaukee, which has dropped two straight and 12 of its
last 15.

Final Score: Minnesota 100, Portland 89

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Wally Szczerbiak poured in a game-high 28
points to lead Minnesota to a 100-89 win over Portland at the Target Center.
Kevin Garnett contributed 19 points and 19 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who
have won three of their last four games. Sam Cassell added 19 points and 13
assists while Eddie Griffin netted 13 points and grabbed 13 boards in the win.
Darius Miles scored 17 points and Zach Randolph finished with 16 points and 14
rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who have dropped two of their past three
contests. Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 15 points in the loss.

Final Score: Utah 93, LA Clippers 91

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Mehmet Okur scored 19 points and grabbed
13 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 93-91 win over the Los Angeles Clippers
at the Delta Center. Matt Harpring added 16 points and Carlos Boozer
chipped in 13 for the Jazz, who won for only the second time in their
last nine games. Raja Bell and Gordan Giricek each netted 12 points in the
win. Corey Maggette poured in a game-high 28 points and Elton Brand added
19 for the Clippers, who have dropped three straight contests.

Final Score: Seattle 108, LA Lakers 93

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Rashard Lewis tallied a season-high 37 points
and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Seattle SuperSonics to a 108-93 victory
over the Los Angeles Lakers at Key Arena. Ray Allen scored 26 points for
Seattle, which has won eight of its last nine games. Jerome James added 12
points in the victory. Kobe Bryant netted 35 points with nine rebounds and
five assists for the Lakers, who saw a brief two-game winning streak
halted. Caron Butler contributed 16 points in the losing cause.