|Friday's NBA Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 23 November 2007 18:46|
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points for Los Angeles, which got no help from having California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sitting courtside. Instead, the Celtics fired up the crowd for the renewal of the rivalry by putting a muscle-bound clip of Schwarzenegger's movie ``Predator'' on the scoreboard.
Kendrick Perkins had 21 points and nine rebounds for Boston, which improved to 10-1 overall and 7-0 at home. Ray Allen had 18 points, and Rajon Rondo 10 assists for the Celtics.
Warriors 123, Wizards 115
WASHINGTON (AP) - Baron Davis had 33 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds, Stephen Jackson scored 28 points, and Golden State ended Washington's six-game winning streak.
Caron Butler, coming off a career-high 39-point effort Wednesday, did his best to keep Washington unbeaten without sidelined All-Star Gilbert Arenas, but it wasn't quite enough. Butler finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, while Antawn Jamison had 30 points and 12 rebounds.
Davis and Butler are the first pair of NBA opponents with triple-doubles in the same game in more than 4 1/2 years. Orlando's Tracy McGrady and New Jersey's Jason Kidd did it on Feb. 23, 2003.
Heat 98, Rockets 91
MIAMI (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade both played their best games of the season, and Miami finally won at home.
O'Neal had season highs of 26 points and 14 rebounds, Wade scored a season-high 31 points, and the Heat handed the Rockets their sixth straight loss.
Ricky Davis added 12 points and Udonis Haslem 11 for Miami, which had been 0-5 at home.
Yao Ming and Luis Scola each scored 20 points and Tracy McGrady had 19 for Houston.
Magic 105, Bobcats 92
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dwight Howard had 34 points and 17 rebounds to help Orlando overcome a poor shooting night.
Howard made 11 of 14 shots, while his teammates were a combined 27-of-66 from the field, including 7-of-28 from 3-point range. Hedo Turkoglu added 16 points for the Magic, while Keyon Dooling and Jameer Nelson each had 14.
Reserve Walter Herrmann led the Bobcats with 16, while Jason Richardson had 15. Emeka Okafor added 12 points and 18 rebounds. The Bobcats also shot poorly, hitting only 41.1 percent, going 5-of-21 from behind the arc.
Spurs 101, Grizzlies 88
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan scored 28 points and San Antonio beat Memphis for its fourth straight victory. Tony Parker added 21 points and eight assists for the Spurs.
Juan Carlos Navarro led the Grizzlies with 16 points and Rudy Gay added 15.
Pistons 83, 76ers 79
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Tayshaun Prince scored 15 points and Detroit Pistons held on for its fourth home victory in four games.
Detroit never shook the Sixers until the final seconds. Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 79-78 with less than 15 seconds to play, but Chauncey Billups made two free throws and the Pistons forced Iguodala into a bad shot at the other end that missed the rim.
Iguodala had 17 points and six assists for the Sixers, who also got 15 points from reserve Louis Williams.