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|Tuesday, 15 January 2008 00:46|
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Toronto at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EST). The Raptors have won three straight.
- Kobe Bryant, Lakers, had 48 points in Los Angeles' 123-121 overtime win over Seattle.
- Gerald Wallace, Bobcats, scored 40 points to lead Charlotte to a 119-116 victory over Denver.
- Kevin Martin, Kings, scored 39 points and Sacramento beat Dallas 122-120.
- Deron Williams, Jazz, scored 33 points and had 10 assists in Utah's 98-87 win over Milwaukee.
Caron Butler scored 21 and Washington beat Boston 88-83 on Monday night for the Wizards' second victory over the Celtics in three days. It gave the Wizards their fifth win in the last six games overall, and against Boston. It's Boston's first two-game losing streak of the season. Boston also lost consecutive games at home for the first time all season and dropped to 30-6. The Celtics are 2-3 over their last five and have averaged 85 points a game over that span.
Kobe Bryant scored 48 points and swished an 18-footer with 4.3 seconds left in overtime to help the Lakers beat Seattle 123-121 on Monday night. It was Bryant's 87th career 40-point game, one behind Elgin Baylor for third all-time in league history. With the victory, Lakers' coach Phil Jackson passed Bill Fitch for sixth place on the all-time wins list with 945. Los Angeles has won seven straight - its longest win streak since an 11-game stretch in March 2004 - and moved into a tie with Phoenix atop the Pacific Division.
Deron Williams scored 24 of his 33 points in the second half and had 10 assists and Utah rallied to beat Milwaukee 98-87 Monday night. The Jazz outscored the Bucks 27-15 in the fourth, getting 14 points from Williams. ... Manu Ginobili scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to lead San Antonio to an 89-82 victory over Philadelphia. Ginobili hit four 3-pointers, his only field goals of the entire game, in the last quarter to help the Spurs pull away.
KINGS FOR A DAY
Kevin Martin scored 39 points in his second game back from a groin injury and John Salmons hit a game-winning drive with 2.6 seconds remaining to help Sacramento snap Dallas' seven-game winning streak with a 122-120 victory Monday night. The Kings also snapped a six-game losing streak against the Mavericks.
Cavaliers coach Mike Brown received a two-year contract extension Monday that will keep him with the club through the 2010-11 season. His contract was to expire after the 2008-09 season. Brown is in his third season with the Cavaliers, who won their first Eastern Conference title last season before they were swept in the finals by San Antonio.
Los Angeles' Andrew Bynum, will be out at least eight weeks because of an injured left knee. MRI tests and an examination Monday revealed Bynum had injured his kneecap and suffered a bone bruise. Bynum was hurt early in the third quarter of Sunday night's 100-99 victory over Memphis when he landed on teammate Lamar Odom's left foot while going for a rebound. Bynum is averaging 13.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.06 blocked shots, and is shooting 63.6 percent from the field.
Stephon Marbury will miss at least two more games and could require surgery on his left ankle. Marbury went after practice Monday to see specialist Dr. William Hamilton, who found inflammation around a chronically fractured bone spur. Marbury will miss games for the Knicks against Washington on Tuesday and at New Jersey on Wednesday.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points and Marcus Camby scored 20 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in Denver's 119-116 loss to Charlotte. ... Kevin Garnett scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had six assists but Boston lost to Washington 88-83. ... Nick Collison had 24 points and pulled down 18 rebounds in Seattle's 123-121 overtime loss to the Lakers.
``I always felt like I could come back and play. It was just a matter of where my wind was. I told coach, 'I can only give you 28 minutes a night right now.' He said, 'As long as they're good.'''-Sacramento's Kevin Martin after Monday's 122-120 win over Dallas. Martin scored 39 points in just under 28 minutes. Martin, who missed 17 games with a groin injury, has scored 64 points in his two games back.