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|Sunday, 16 December 2007 06:23|
Monday, Dec. 17
Phoenix at San Antonio (8:30 p.m. EST). The Suns look to hand the Spurs their first home loss this season.
-Rudy Gay, Grizzlies, scored a career-high 32 points to help Memphis upend Orlando 123-119.
-Michael Redd, Bucks, scored 32 points, including two late free throws, to help Milwaukee hold off Minnesota 95-92.
-Jamal Crawford, Knicks, chipped in 32 points in New York's 94-86 win over New Jersey.
-Joe Johnson, Hawks, scored 31 points to lead Atlanta past Charlotte 93-84.
-Jamaal Tinsley, Pacers, poured in 26 points to lift Indiana over Miami 106-103.
Craig Smith scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Al Jefferson had 23 points and 15 rebounds but Minnesota lost to Milwaukee 95-92 Saturday. The Timberwolves have lost nine of their last 10 road games and at (3-19) set the worst 22-game start in franchise history. They had tied the 1991-92 team for the worst 21-game start. That team beat the Los Angeles Lakers 93-85 its next game and finished the season at 15-67.
Dallas downed Houston 96-83 Saturday, continuing to dominate their in-state division rival. The Mavericks have won six straight meetings with the Rockets and 10 of the last 11. Dallas shot 51 percent (36 of 71) against Houston's defense, fourth-best in the NBA coming into the game. Yao Ming had 28 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets, who've lost five of their last eight.
Chris Quinn's streak without a turnover ended at 135 minutes, 25 seconds, when he stepped out of bounds after taking a pass from Dwyane Wade late in the first quarter of Miami's 106-103 loss to Indiana on Saturday. The Pacers have topped the Heat in 18 of their last 22 regular-season meetings.
Atlanta beat Charlotte 93-84 Saturday to hand the Bobcats their eighth road loss in nine games. Charlotte has lost 10 of 12 games following a 6-4 start. The Hawks snapped a two-game slide with the win.
DeShawn Stevenson had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Washington get past Sacramento 92-79 Saturday for its fourth straight win. The Kings have lost four straight to the Wizards.
Eddy Curry scored 23 points, a night after his first scoreless game in nearly five years, and New York beat New Jersey 94-86 Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak. It was a rare victory for the Knicks in what has been a one-sided series between cross-river rivals. The Nets had won six straight in New York, with the Knicks' last home victory coming March 19, 2004. ... Utah defeated Seattle 96-75 to snap a six-game losing streak. ... Juan Carlos Navarro chipped in 25 to help Memphis snap a six-game losing streak with a 123-119 victory over Orlando.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Dwight Howard had 31 points and 20 rebounds in Orlando's 123-119 loss to Memphis on Saturday. It was the third straight home loss for the Magic. ... Vince Carter scored 32 points but New Jersey fell to New York 94-86 for its fifth loss in six games. ... Allen Iverson scored 30 points but Denver was defeated by San Antonio 102-91.
``Guys that we thought wasn't going to knock down shots were knocking down shots. I don't know what the score was, but - we got 79? Gosh, we've got to play better.'' - Sacramento's Ron Artest, after the Kings dropped to 1-10 on the road this season with a 92-79 loss on Saturday in Washington.