|Friday's NBA Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 14 March 2008 17:05|
Williams went 17-of-18 from the line, and hit his only 3-point attempt. Boozer had his 44th double-double of the season, and Mehmet Okur had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz.
Kevin Garnett had 15 points, four blocks and six assists for the Celtics. Boston played three-quarters of the game without Ray Allen, who jammed his left ankle and did not return.
Pistons 84, Spurs 80
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Richard Hamilton scored 25 and made an important three-point play with 20.6 seconds left, lifting Detroit over short-handed San Antonio.
The Spurs were without Bruce Bowen (suspension) and Ime Udoka (right ankle).
Tony Parker scored 26 and Tim Duncan had 20 points for the Spurs. Manu Ginobili, San Antonio's leading scorer, had just nine points to fall well short of his 20-point average.
Magic 103, Heat 94
MIAMI (AP) - Jameer Nelson scored 21 points, Dwight Howard added 18 points and 16 rebounds, and Orlando held off a serious Miami challenge to move closer to clinching an Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Hedo Turkoglu scored 20 points, including five within an 18-second span of the final minute, for the Magic, who trailed by nine late in the first half and never shook the woebegone Heat, who lost for the 34th time in 37 games.
The Magic swept the four-game series with their Sunshine State neighbors for the second straight season.
Jason Williams scored 34 points - the second-highest total of his career - for Miami, which was without coach Pat Riley, who is spending a few days on the road at college tournaments scouting potential draft picks.
Hawks 117, Clippers 93
ATLANTA (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 21 of his 28 points in the third quarter and Mike Bibby handed out 14 assists to help Atlanta beat Los Angeles.
Josh Smith added 25 points for the Hawks, who stopped a two-game losing streak and won for just the second time in eight games.
Tim Thomas and rookie Al Thornton each scored 18 points for Los Angeles, which has dropped two straight and 10 of 12.