|Thursday's NBA Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 17 February 2009 18:03|
The Magic got 17 points from Rashard Lewis, who joined Howard on the Eastern Conference All-Star team last weekend.
It was the 18th consecutive double-double for Howard, tying Shaquille O'Neal's franchise record.
J.J. Redick made a 3-pointer with eight seconds left in regulation to tie it and Raymond Felton missed a jumper as time expired.
Boris Diaw made a layup over Howard with 20 seconds remaining and Raja Bell made two free throws for a 95-92 lead before Redick's tying shot.
Knicks 112, Spurs 107, OT
NEW YORK (AP) - Nate Robinson followed his slam dunk title by showing off his entire game, scoring 32 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Clippers - the first NBA player with 30 points plus those numbers since Magic Johnson in 1981.
Hornets 100, Thunder 98
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Chris Paul drove the lane for a layup with 2.7 seconds left.
Coming off an All-Star weekend to remember, Kevin Durant scored a career-high 47 points and nailed a fallaway 3-pointer from the right wing to tie the game with 13.8 seconds to play. But that left Paul time for the winner in the arena the Hornets called home for two seasons after Hurricane Katrina.
David West led the Hornets with 37 points and 13 rebounds, while Paul finished with 21 points and eight assists.
The game was played hours after New Orleans traded starting center Tyson Chandler to the Thunder for Joe Smith and Chris Wilcox, plus second-round pick DeVon Hardin.
Jeff Green added 24 points and Russell Westbrook scored 12 points for Oklahoma City.
Rockets 114, Nets 88
HOUSTON (AP) - Yao Ming had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Shane Battier scored a season-high 19 points.
Von Wafer scored 19 points and Ron Artest added 18 for the Rockets, who outrebounded New Jersey 56-30 and set season highs in 3-point field goals (15) and assists (27) in their sixth straight win over the Nets.
he would take an indefinite leave to seek input from doctors on the best course of treatment for his troublesome left knee.
The Rockets improved to 13-6 without McGrady this season.
Vince Carter scored 30 points and Brook Lopez added 21 for the Nets, who have lost three straight after a four-game winning streak.
Bucks 92, Pistons 86
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Richard Jefferson scored 29 points and Ramon Sessions added 17.
The Bucks overcame 24 points and 14 rebounds from Antonio McDyess to pull within two games of Detroit in the Eastern Conference standings.
Malik Allen added a season-high 14 points for Milwaukee, which won its third straight.
Richard Hamilton had 22 points for the Pistons, who have lost four straight and seven of their last eight at home.
Pacers 100, 76ers 91
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Danny Granger had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Troy Murphy scored 17 for Indiana, which shot 49 percent from the field.
Andre Iguodala had 20 points and nine assists, Louis Williams scored 17 and Thaddeus Young added 16 points and nine rebounds for Philadelphia, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.
After trailing by 17 early in the fourth quarter, the 76ers got within 89-83 on Iguodala's three-point play with 4 minutes left. The Pacers answered with baskets by Murphy and Granger to push the lead back to 10.