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|Tuesday, 22 January 2008 00:04|
Tuesday, Jan. 22
New Jersey at Sacramento (10 p.m. EST). The Kings are averaging 100.3 points over their past three games since Ron Artest and Mike Bibby returned from injury.
-Ryan Gomes, Timberwolves, scored a career-high 35 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and Minnesota beat Golden State 109-108.
-Yao Ming, Rockets, scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Houston to a 96-89 victory over Seattle.
-Rashard Lewis, Magic, hit a 12-foot jumper as time expired, lifting Orlando past Detroit 102-100.
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, finished with 28 points and five assists, helping Cleveland beat Miami 97-90.
-Derek Fisher, Lakers, scored 28 points, hitting on six of seven 3-pointers, and Los Angeles beat Denver 116-99.
WINLESS IN SEATTLE
1968-69 season and the start of 1969-70. The Sonics have lost 10 straight road games.
Caron Butler had 25 points and nine rebounds, Antawn Jamison added 23 points and eight rebounds, and Washington beat Dallas 102-84 Monday, giving the Mavericks their biggest loss of the season. The victory gave Washington its first season sweep of Dallas since 1996-97. The Wizards have won five of their past six games - including beating the Boston Celtics twice - to take hold of fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Miami lost its 14th straight, 97-90 to Cleveland on Monday night.
Pacers forward Jermaine O'Neal called sitting out the season with a bruised left knee a ``worst-case scenario'' Monday and refused to put a timetable on his return. The Pacers said Saturday that O'Neal would miss at least two weeks. A six-time All-Star, O'Neal is averaging 15.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks this season, but he has missed eight games and barely practiced the past two or three weeks. Over the past 3 1/2 seasons, O'Neal has missed 90 games due to injuries, illnesses and suspensions.
Ryan Gomes scored a career-high 35 points to go with 11 rebounds to help Minnesota snap a 16-game road losing streak with a 109-108 victory over Golden State on Monday. The Timberwolves won just their second road game of the season and first since a 103-94 win at New Orleans on Nov. 26. ... Orlando had lost nine straight to Detroit, including four games that knocked them out of last year's playoffs, before a 102-100 win. ... The Cavaliers and LeBron James got their first win in Miami in nine trips, 97-90.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Joe Johnson had 37 points and seven assists but Atlanta lost to Portland 111-109 in overtime. ... Josh Howard had 32 points in Dallas' 102-84 loss to Washington. ... Monta Ellis scored 28 points in Golden State's 109-108 loss to Minnesota. ... Zach Randolph scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds but the Knicks lost to Boston 109-93. ... Miami's Dwyane Wade scored 42 points and had seven assists and six rebounds in a 97-90 loss to Cleveland. Wade scored a franchise record 18 straight points for the Heat.
``I was thinking, 'How in the world did he make that?' I was expecting him to miss it, but they call him 'Big Shot Chauncey.''' - Orlando's Dwight Howard after Chauncey Billups hit a 32-foot 3-pointer to tie the Magic's eventual 102-100 win at 100-all with 3.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Rashard Lewis banked home the game-winner as time expired.