|Tuesday's NBA Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 26 February 2008 19:08|
Dwyane Wade finished with 15 points and nine assists for the Heat, who won for just the second time in their last 28 games - and did so in style, with their largest margin of the season in their first win since trading Shaquille O'Neal to Phoenix.
Miami held Sacramento to 10 percent shooting (2-for-20) in the third quarter, a Heat franchise record. The Heat held a 31-11 edge in that period, the first time in more than a year Miami outscored a foe by at least 20 points in a quarter, and went on to become the final NBA team this season to reach the 10-victory mark.
Spencer Hawes scored 16 points, while Ron Artest and Kevin Martin each finished with 14 for the Kings, whose starters were outscored 80-48 by Miami's first five.
Magic 102, Nets 92
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Hedo Turkoglu scored 17 his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Magic won their third straight game.
Rashard Lewis added 25 points, and slam dunk champion Dwight Howard had his 50th double-double of the season (17 points, 10 rebounds) as Orlando ran its streak of 100-point games to nine.
Vince Carter had 26 points and Richard Jefferson 20 for New Jersey, which is 2-2 since trading star point guard Jason Kidd to Dallas in an eight-player deal on Feb. 19.
Coming into the game, Turkoglu had scored 10 or more points in the fourth quarter 12 times. He made his 13th look easy.
Suns 127, Grizzlies 113
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Steve Nash had 25 points and 13 assists and Shaquille O'Neal added 13 points to go along with 11 rebounds. The recently acquired O'Neal had his best game as a Sun. Despite not playing the fourth quarter, O'Neal got his first double-double since joining the Phoenix lineup Feb. 20.
Amare Stoudamire scored 25 points for the Suns and Grant Hill had 23.
Rudy Gay led the Grizzlies with a career-high 36 points. Hakim Warrick scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Rockets 94, Wizards 69
HOUSTON (AP) - In their first game without Yao Ming, Luther Head had 18 points to lead the Rockets to their 13th straight victory.
Yao is out for the season with a stress fracture in his left foot. The Rockets didn't seem to miss their All-Star center, jumping to a 7-0 lead and never trailing as they coasted to their 17th win in the last 18 games. The streak is their longest since their championship season of 1993-94, and the longest active streak in the NBA.
Houston started 41-year-old Dikembe Mutombo in place of Yao, but also used the 6-foot-9 Carl Landry in the spot.
The Wizards were doomed by a first half in which they managed a franchise-low 23 points and couldn't dig themselves out of a 28-point halftime deficit. Their 69 points were a season-low and they made just 26 of 83 shots.
Bucks 105, Cavaliers 102
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Michael Redd hit a winning 3-pointer as the final horn sounded against the new-look Cavaliers.
LeBron James had just hit a tying layup with 5.9 seconds left when Redd launched a 27-foot shot from the left side that sailed through the basket with 0.1 seconds remaining on the clock. After a replay review, officials ruled the shot good and the game over.
Mo Williams scored a season-high 37 for Milwaukee, which has won three of its last four games, with victories over Cleveland, Denver and Detroit.
James scored 35 for the Cavaliers, who struggled to integrate the four new players they obtained in a recent blockbuster trade. Cleveland was playing its second game with new additions Ben Wallace, Delonte West, Wally Szczerbiak and Joe Smith, obtained in an 11-player, three-team trade Feb. 21.
Timberwolves 111, Jazz 100
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Al Jefferson and Rashad McCants scored 22 points, while Randy Foye added a season-high 20 for the Timberwolves. Minnesota forced 24 turnovers and held the Jazz to 6-for-21 shooting in the final quarter to get its first win against the Northwest Division.
The Wolves took a 97-82 lead after a behind-the-back move by Craig Smith set up McCants' layup.
Carlos Boozer had 34 points and Deron Williams finished with 18 points and nine assists for the Jazz. Mehmet Okur had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Boozer was held to just five points in the fourth quarter after scoring 17 in the first half and 12 in the third quarter.