|Tuesday's NBA Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 04 March 2008 17:33|
Howard had only three points on 1-for-3 shooting until the fourth quarter, sitting long stretches with foul trouble. He seemed energized after the rest, and scored six straight in a 1:10 stretch that expanded Orlando's lead to 89-79 with six minutes remaining.
T.J. Ford single-handedly kept Toronto alive in the fourth quarter. He scored 13 of his 20 points in the period, the first 13 the Raptors had. Anthony Parker added 19 points and nine rebounds and Jose Calderon scored 14 points, but Toronto lost its third straight.
Rashard Lewis scored 22 for Orlando and Jameer Nelson added 13.
Warriors 135, Hawks 118
ATLANTA (AP) - Baron Davis scored 35 points and Stephen Jackson had 29 to lead the Warriors to their fourth straight victory, beating the Hawks.
The Warriors, who lead the NBA in scoring, set their season high for points. Golden State improved to 16-12 on the road, its most victories away from Oakland since 1993-94.
Monta Ellis scored 20 points and Mickael Pietrus finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors, who have won 17 of 23 to hold onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Joe Johnson had 38 points for the Hawks, losers of two straight and 10 of 13.
Bobcats 109, Timberwolves 89
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jason Richardson had 25 points and eight rebounds, Emeka Okafor added 19 points and 11 boards, and Charlotte snapped a nine-game road losing streak with a victory over the Timberwolves.
Matt Carroll scored 18 points for the Bobcats, who won for just the fifth time on the road this season and first since a 107-100 victory over the Clippers on Jan. 28. They lost those games by an average of 18.7 points, but had a relatively easy time in chilly Minnesota.
Al Jefferson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who seemed to be turning the corner in Year One of the Post-KG Era early last month when they won five of seven.
Pistons 100, SuperSonics 97
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Tayshaun Prince scored 24 points, Chauncey Billups added 20 points and nine assists, and the Pistons overcame a slow start to beat the SuperSonics.
Seattle shot 82 percent in the first quarter on its way to a 41-28 lead, but that fell to 32 percent in the final three periods as the SuperSonics lost for the fifth time in six games. The Pistons have won five of six and have defeated the Sonics seven straight times.
Richard Hamilton scored 18 for Detroit. Earl Watson had 23 for Seattle, while Chris Wilcox and Kevin Durant added 20 apiece.