27 Dec 2005 09:29:50
Patricia Bender
News from December 26, 2005


News from December 26.

The NBA fined Nate McMillan (Por) $15,000 for verbally abusing the refs
and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following Friday's
Min-Por game.

Orlando activated Kelvin Cato and placed Travis Diener on IL.

New Jersey activated Jason Collins and placed Linton Johnson on IL.

New York activated Eddy Curry and placed David Lee on IL.

Minnesota activated Nikoloz Tskitishvili and placed Michael Olowokandi on
IL with a sore right elbow.

Utah activated Andrei Kirilenko and placed Gordan Giricek on IL with
Achilles tendinitis.

Memphis activated Eddie Jones and placed Lawrence Roberts on IL.

Sacramento activated Peja Stojakovic and placed Bonzi Wells on IL with a
torn groin muscle.

Seattle activated Robert Swift and placed Johan Petro on IL.

Denver activated Earl Boykins and placed Kenyon Martin on IL with left
knee tendinitis.


Dal 102, Ind 80 at Dal
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 23 points including 11-11 FT.
Devin Harris (Dal) had 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) had 15 points.
Jermaine O'Neal (Ind) had 15 points.
Jamaal Tinsley (Ind) had 12 points.
Dal out-rebounded Ind 49-30 including 19-11 offensive.
Keith Van Horn (Dal, stomach flu) did not play.

Was 94, LAL 91 at Was
Caron Butler (Was) had 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Antawn Jamison (Was) had 15 points including 7-21 FG and 11 rebounds.
Gilbert Arenas (Was) had 34 points including 10-11 FT and 7 rebounds.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 31 points on 10-27 FG and 9-10 FT, 5 rebounds, and 5
turnovers.
Smush Parker (LAL) had 16 points including 4-9 3-pointers and 5 rebounds.

Pho 103, Min 89 at Min
Boris Diaw (Pho) had 31 points including 11-16 FG, 11 rebounds, and 5
assists.
Shawn Marion (Pho) had 21 points, 16 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 3 steals.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 24 points including 9-15 FG, 6 rebounds, 12 assists,
and 6 turnovers.
Wally Szczerbiak (Min) had 27 points on 12-21 FG, 5 rebounds, and 5
turnovers.
Kevin Garnett (Min) had 26 points and 19 rebounds including 7 offensive.
Leandro Barbosa (Pho, sprained left MCL) did not play.

Sea 118, Bos 111 at Sea
Rashard Lewis (Sea) had 21 points.
Ray Allen (Sea) had 18 points on 3-13 FG and 12-13 FT, 7 rebounds, and 6
assists.
Ronald Murray (Sea) had 29 points on 10-15 FG and 7-10 FT and 5 assists.
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 43 points including 16-21 FT, 5 rebounds, and 5
assists.
Ricky Davis (Bos) had 20 points and 7 assists.
Sea shot 38-50 FT and Bos shot 25-35 FT.

Den 118, GS 112 at GS
Carmelo Anthony (Den) had 28 points including 10-15 FG.
Marcus Camby (Den) had 18 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
Andre Miller (Den) had 21 points including 10-15 FG and 12 assists.
Troy Murphy (GS) had 21 points including 3-4 3-pointers and 6 rebounds.
Mike Dunleavy (GS) had 24 points including 10-17 FG.
Jason Richardson (GS) had 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Den shot 60.3% (47-78) FG and GS shot 48.2% (41-85) FG.

Orl 108, Mil 93 at Orl
Grant Hill (Orl) had 20 points on 10-15 FG.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Steve Francis (Orl) had 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 17 points including 4-16 FG and 6 rebounds.
T.J. Ford (Mil) had 19 points including 6-19 FG and 9 rebounds.
Orl shot 53.7% (43-80) FG and Mil shot 43.6% (34-78) FG.

Cle 102, Chi 91 at Cle
LeBron James (Cle) had 32 points including 8-12 FT, 8 rebounds, and 6
assists.
Drew Gooden (Cle) had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Larry Hughes (Cle) had 19 points and 5 assists.
Chris Duhon (Chi) had 15 points and 8 assists.
Tyson Chandler (Chi) had 15 points including 6-7 FG and 7 rebounds.
Cle shot 22-29 FT and Chi shot 7-10 FT.

NJ 109, NY 101 at NY
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 23 points including 8-8 FG and 6 turnovers.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 27 points on 6-19 FG and 15-17 FT, 8 assists, 3
steals, and 5 turnovers.
Clifford Robinson (NJ) had 16 points on 7-10 FG and 3 steals.
Stephon Marbury (NY) had 21 points, 5 assists, and 5 turnovers.
Channing Frye (NY) had 18 points and 8 rebounds.
Nate Robinson (NY) had 21 points including 7-10 FG and 5-6 3-pointers.

Uta 105, Mem 102 OT at Uta
Andrei Kirilenko (Uta) had 24 points including 11-15 FT, 14 rebounds
including 5 offensive, and 3 steals.
Keith McLeod (Uta) had 22 points.
Matt Harpring (Uta) had 20 points, 7 rebounds including 5 offensive, and 3
steals.
Pau Gasol (Mem) had 32 points on 10-14 FG and 12-14 FT and 11 rebounds.
Eddie Jones (Mem) had 25 points including 7-11 FG and 5 steals.
Uta out-rebounded Mem 49-29 including 20-5 offensive.

Por 105, Sac 92 at Sac
Zach Randolph (Por) had 22 points and 9 rebounds.
Juan Dixon (Por) had 21 points including 9-16 FG, 6 assists, and 4 steals.
Ruben Patterson (Por) had 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Peja Stojakovic (Sac) had 19 points and 5 rebounds.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim (Sac) had 18 points.
Por shot 53.7% (43-80) FG and Sac shot 43.4% (36-83) FG.


Schedule for Tuesday, December 27 [All times Central]
Charlotte @ Atlanta 6:00 pm NBATV
Cleveland @ New Jersey 6:30 pm
Milwaukee @ Miami 6:30 pm
Toronto @ Detroit 6:30 pm
Indiana @ San Antonio 7:30 pm
Utah @ Houston 7:30 pm
Philadelphia @ Denver 8:00 pm
Sacramento @ LA Clippers 9:30 pm


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