|Saturday's NBA Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 09 February 2008 19:03|
Peja Stojakovic made six 3-pointers and finished with 26 points for New Orleans, which was without starting center Tyson Chandler (flu) and starting shooting guard Morris Peterson (back).
Chris Paul scored his only two points with a fast-break layup with 4:50 to go, but finished with 16 assists as the Hornets followed up a double-overtime triumph at Phoenix on Wednesday with a second straight victory.
Rudy Gay scored 26 points for Memphis, which has lost six straight and eight in a row on the road. Mike Miller scored 18 and Mike Conley 16 for the Grizzlies, who never led but trailed only 87-84 early in the fourth quarter.
Pacers 101, Trail Blazers 93
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Danny Granger scored 29 points, and Indiana beat Portland for its second straight victory.
e with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers.
LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 21 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out in the final minute. Martell Webster had 18 points and eight rebounds, and Jarrett Jack added 15 points and 10 assists for the Trail Blazers, who have lost three of four.
Portland All-Star guard Brandon Roy missed his second straight game after a death in his family.
Rockets 108, Hawks 89
HOUSTON (AP) - Yao Ming had 28 points and nine rebounds, and Houston routed Atlanta for its 10th win in 11 games.
Tracy McGrady added 15 points and eight assists, Luis Scola added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Houston won its sixth straight. The Rockets have won 15 of 19 games in 2008 and are on their longest winning streak since closing the 2004-05 regular season with seven consecutive victories.
Josh Childress scored 18 and Zaza Pachulia had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Hawks, who've lost 10 of their last 11 road games and their last nine visits to Houston.
The Hawks went 32-for-86 from the field (37 percent) and 0-for-5 from 3-point range. No Atlanta starter even reached double figures.
Jazz 97, Bulls 87
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Utah responded one night after its 10-game winning streak ended by beating Chicago.
nts in the second half, when the Jazz let a 14-point lead fall to two before pulling away in the fourth quarter.
The Bulls were again without injured starters Ben Gordon, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich and were wrapping up a six-game road trip.
Thabo Sefolosha scored 22 and Andres Nocioni and Joe Smith added 14 points apiece for the Bulls. Chicago was just 18-for-28 from the foul line and 32-for-78 from the floor.
76ers 101, Clippers 80
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lou Williams scored 18 points, Andre Miller had 17 points and nine assists, and Philadelphia won its third straight game.
Samuel Dalembert added 16 points, Andre Iguodala contributed 15 and Willie Green had 11 for the Sixers (21-30), who snapped a three-game losing streak to the Clippers.
Corey Maggette scored 26 and Cuttino Mobley added 19 for the struggling Clippers, who fell to 16-32 and remain mired in last place in the Pacific Division.
Al Thornton chipped in with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles. Chris Kaman, third in the league with 13.6 rebounds per game, had 11 boards but only four points on 2-of-10 shooting.
Knicks 99, Bucks 98
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jamal Crawford scored 30 points, Fred Jones added 18, and New York overcame a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to beat Milwaukee and break an eight-game losing streak.
David Lee added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, who had matched their longest skid of the season with an overtime loss to San Antonio on Friday.
Charlie Villanueva and Michael Redd led the Bucks with 21 points apiece as Milwaukee lost for the fifth time in the last six games. Redd returned to the lineup after missing the last six games with a left knee strain.