20 Dec 2005 08:27:55
Patricia Bender
News from December 19, 2005

News from December 19.

The NBA named Kobe Bryant (LAL) and Joe Johnson (Atl) as Players of the
Week. Bryant averaged 33.8 points and 5.8 rebounds as the Lakers went
3-1. Johnson averaged 25.3 points, 7 assists, and 6.3 rebounds as Atlanta
went 3-1.

Utah fined Deron Williams and Robert Whaley an undisclosed amount for
lying to the team regarding their involvement in an altercation in which
they gave the police a false name. Whaley was also suspended for 1 game
for lying to the team about how he suffered a cut on his right hand that
required 6 stitches.

Dallas fined Darrell Armstrong (a long time Washington fan) $1,000 for his
comment of "How about them Redskins" on the mic after wishing the fans a
safe holiday prior to Sunday's Dal-Orl game. Washington defeated the
Cowboys 35-7 earlier that day. Dallas planned on donating the fine to a
charity of the Cowboy's choice.

Yao Ming (Hou) underwent surgery on his infected left big toe and is
expected to be out several weeks.

Jarvis Hayes (Was) is out indefinitely with a fractured right kneecap.

Boston activated Tony Allen and Justin Reed and placed Delonte West
(concussion) and Dan Dickau (ruptured Achilles tendon) on IL. Dickau is
scheduled to undergo surgery today (Tuesday) and is likely out for the

Charlotte activated Kevin Burleson and placed Brevin Knight on IL with an
arm injury.

Memphis activated Jake Tsakalidis and placed Anthony Roberson on IL.

Seattle activated Johan Petro and placed Robert Swift on IL.

Det 106, Mem 104 2OT at Mem
Tayshaun Prince (Det) had 24 points and 8 rebounds.
Richard Hamilton (Det) had 19 points including 6-18 FG.
Chauncey Billups (Det) had 30 points including 4-7 3-pointers, 10-10 FT,
and the game winning jumper with 15 seconds left and 9 assists.
Pau Gasol (Mem) had 32 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, and 5
turnovers in 56 minutes.
Damon Stoudamire (Mem) had 24 points including 10-17 FG, 7 assists, and 5
Det shot 41.4% (36-87) FG and Mem shot 51.8% (44-85) FG.
Det shot 26-34 FT and Mem shot 10-12 FT.

Sea 111, Was 101 at Sea
Rashard Lewis (Sea) had 30 points including 4-8 3-pointers, 6 rebounds,
and 6 assists.
Ray Allen (Sea) had 24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals.
Luke Ridnour (Sea) had 15 points, 10 assists, and 3 steals.
Gilbert Arenas (Was) had 30 points including 5-10 3-pointers, 7 rebounds,
8 assists, and 5 turnovers.
Caron Butler (Was) had 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Cha 106, Sac 103 OT at Cha
Emeka Okafor (Cha) had 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
Primoz Brezec (Cha) had 26 points including 9-13 FG and 8 rebounds
including 5 offensive.
Raymond Felton (Cha) had 14 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists, and 4 steals.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim (Sac) had 32 points and 5 rebounds.
Mike Bibby (Sac) had 23 points including 8-24 FG, 8 rebounds, and 8
Kevin Martin (Sac) had 19 points including 9-10 FT and 8 rebounds.

Tor 92, Orl 90 at Orl
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 19 points including 6-17 FG and 12 rebounds.
Morris Peterson (Tor) had 19 points including 3-4 3-pointers.
Jalen Rose (Tor) had 15 points.
Tony Battie (Orl) had 13 points and 9 rebounds.
Steve Francis (Orl) had 20 points including 8-10 FT, 5 rebounds, and 5
Charlie Villanueva (Tor, left calf contusion) did not play.

Bos 109, GS 98 at Bos
Mark Blount (Bos) had 17 points and 5 rebounds.
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 turnovers.
Ricky Davis (Bos) had 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Troy Murphy (GS) had 27 points including 8-10 FT and 12 rebounds.
Baron Davis (GS) had 24 points including 8-13 FG, 5 rebounds, and 9
Jason Richardson (GS) had 23 points and 5 steals.

Schedule for Tuesday, December 20 [All times Central]
Utah @ Cleveland 6:00 pm
Atlanta @ Miami 6:30 pm
LA Clippers @ New Jersey 6:30 pm
Portland @ Detroit 6:30 pm
San Antonio @ Milwaukee 7:00 pm
Charlotte @ Chicago 7:30 pm
Seattle @ Phoenix 8:00 pm NBATV
Dallas @ LA Lakers 9:30 pm

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