|Monday's NBA Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 03 December 2007 19:13|
By The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -Travis Outlaw scored 21 points, including the winning 6-foot runner as the buzzer sounded, to give Portland its first road victory of the season, 106-105 over Memphis on Monday night.
Officials reviewed the basket after the game not only to see if Outlaw got the shot off in time, but also whether the clock started properly when Portland inbounded the ball with 2.8 seconds left.
Outlaw took the inbounds pass near midcourt and drove the right side on Mike Miller before firing the off-balance bank shot. Outlaw scored the last seven points for the Trail Blazers over the game's final 56 seconds.
It was Outlaw's second buzzer-beater of the game as his 30-footer at the horn cut Memphis' lead to 80-78 at the end of three quarters.
Rudy Gay had 30 points, including a sweeping rebound tip with 2.8 seconds left to give Memphis the lead before Outlaw's winning basket.
Miller had a season-high 30 points for the Grizzlies.
Brandon Roy had 26 points and nine assists for Portland, which had lost its first nine road games this season.
Hawks 88, 76ers 79
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Smith scored 22 points and Marvin Williams and Josh Childress both added 16 as Atlanta snapped a seven-game losing streak at Philadelphia.
Joe Johnson scored 15 points and Al Horford had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks, who last won at Philadelphia on March 21, 2003. Atlanta improved to 3-5 on the road this season.
Willie Green scored a season-high 23 points while Andre Miller added 18 for the Sixers, who lost for the 10th time in the last 13 games.
Philadelphia was 2-of-11 from 3-point range. Over the last three games, the Sixers have hit just 5-of-37 3-pointers, including an 0-for-14 effort in last Friday's one-point win over Washington.
Raptors 98, Bobcats 79
TORONTO (AP) - Kris Humphries and Carlos Delfino both scored 17 points and Joey Graham added 13 as Toronto shrugged off injuries to three top players.
Jose Calderon had 12 points and nine assists for the Raptors, who won their fourth straight at home.
Gerald Wallace scored 19 points and rookie Jared Dudley had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte, which has lost six straight.
Toronto played without forwards Chris Bosh (strained groin) and Andrea Bargnani (hyper-extended left knee) and guard T.J. Ford (left thumb).
Toronto is 2-1 in the three games it has played without Bosh, who leads the team with 18.8 points and 7.9 rebounds.
Mavericks 103, Bulls 98
CHICAGO (AP) - Josh Howard scored 27 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 25 for Dallas, which saw a 16-point fourth-quarter lead dwindle to three.
Andres Nocioni hit three free throws to pull Chicago within 101-98 with 11.6 seconds left. Jason Terry answered with two free throws for Dallas, and Chicago's Kirk Hinrich shot an airball on a 3-pointer from the corner.
Howard had 10 rebounds and six assists. Erick Dampier added 10 rebounds and six blocks, and Terry scored 18 points.
The Mavericks were leading 85-69 after Jerry Stackhouse's dunk with 8:16 left, but had to sweat this one out because of Nocioni and Hinrich.
Hinrich, who was benched in favor of Chris Duhon to start the second half, scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter.
Nocioni had 14 of his 30 points in the fourth, and his two free throws and jumper pulled Chicago within 93-87 with 1:29 left.
Jazz 110, Heat 101
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mehmet Okur scored 25 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Utah.
Ricky Davis made two free throws to cut Utah's lead to 94-92 with 3:44 to play, but the Jazz went on a 9-2 run to clinch the game. Okur made a 3-pointer from the left side to cap the spurt that put the Jazz ahead 103-94 with 1:19 to play.
Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 15 rebounds while Deron Williams added 24 points and 15 assists to give the Jazz their eighth straight win at home.
Dwyane Wade led Miami with 26 points and 10 assists but missed a crucial shot during Utah's final run and went just 6-of-12 from the free throw line. Jason Williams and Davis both scored 15 points for the Heat, who have lost four of their last five games.