NBA news and Notes May - 22

NBA news and Notes May - 22

NBA Today
May 22, 2007

Utah at San Antonio (9 p.m. EDT). The Jazz have lost 17 straight games in San Antonio, going back to 1999.

- Rasheed Wallace, Pistons, had 15 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks in Detroit's 79-76 Game 1 win over Cleveland.

LeBron James was scoreless in the first quarter of Cleveland's 79-76 loss to Detroit on Monday night. He finished with a playoff-low 10 points, on 5-of-15 shooting. He fell just short of a triple-double with 10 rebounds and nine assists.

Two of the NBA's worst teams will be rewarded at the draft lottery Tuesday, winning the chance to choose Greg Oden or Kevin Durant. Representatives from 14 teams will be in Secaucus, N.J., hoping they earn the right to select another Tim Duncan or LeBron James, players who went No. 1 in the draft and now have their teams deep into the postseason.

Deron Williams has led Utah past Houston and Golden State, and has his team among the NBA's final four. He's averaging 17.8 points, 8.9 assists and 4.8 rebounds, solid numbers for a veteran, much less a 22-year-old in his first postseason. He scored a career-best 34 points in the Jazz's loss to San Antonio on Monday.

``I go for the winning play. The winning play when two guys come at you and a teammate is open is to give it up. It's as simple as that.'' - LeBron James on his decision to pass to a wide-open Donyell Marshall for a 3-point shot with the Cavaliers down two and just seconds remaining. Marshall missed the attempt and Detroit went on to win 79-76 Monday night.

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