29 Dec 2004 09:29:56
Patricia Bender
News from December 28, 2004


News from December 28.

Denver fired head coach Jeff Bzdelik and named assistant Michael Cooper as
interim coach.

Milwaukee placed Keith Van Horn on IR with tendinitis in his right ankle.

New Jersey signed Jerome Moiso and placed Ron Mercer on IR with a sore knee.

Portland released Vladimir Stepania.


Dal 113, Bos 94 at Dal
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 29 points including 10-10 FT and 11 rebounds.
Erick Dampier (Dal) had 16 points on 8-10 FG and 5 turnovers.
Michael Finley (Dal) had 21 points.
Jiri Welsch (Bos) had 17 points including 6-8 FG and 5 rebounds.
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Marquis Daniels (Dal, sore right ankle) did not play.

SA 115, Pho 94 at SA
Tim Duncan (SA) had 16 points including 7-9 FG, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, and
5 blocks.
Tony Parker (SA) had 29 points on 14-20 FG and 5 rebounds.
Manu Ginobili (SA) had 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals.
Amare Stoudemire (Pho) had 37 points on 12-19 FG and 13-14 FT and 7
rebounds.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 12 points including 4-14 FG.
SA shot 51.6% (47-91) FG and Pho shot 39.7% (31-78) FG.

NJ 84, Chi 80 at Chi
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 17 points including 6-18 FG and 7 rebounds.
Jason Kidd (NJ) had 4 points including 1-5 FG, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and
4 steals.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 25 points including 9-23 FG and 6 rebounds.
Brian Scalabrine (NJ, upper respiratory infection) did not play.

LAL 117, Tor 99 at LAL
Caron Butler (LAL) had 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Lamar Odom (LAL) had 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 48 points including 4-7 3-pointers and 16-18 FT and 5
turnovers.
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
Rafer Alston (Tor) had 13 points including 5-17 FG, 5 rebounds, and 11
assists.
LAL shot 30-37 FT and Tor shot 13-16 FT.

Phi 114, Sea 107 at Sea
Kenny Thomas (Phi) had 15 points and 5 rebounds.
Willie Green (Phi) had 20 points.
Allen Iverson (Phi) had 34 points including 13-30 FG, 9 rebounds, 7 assists,
and 5 turnovers.
Ray Allen (Sea) had 32 points and 8 assists.
Luke Ridnour (Sea) had 16 points including 6-9 FG, 5 rebounds, and 9
assists.

Mil 115, Hou 87 at Mil
Desmond Mason (Mil) had 24 points including 11-15 FG.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 28 points including 3-4 3-pointers and 9-12 FT and 5
rebounds.
Marcus Fizer (Mil) had 15 points including 6-8 FG, 7 rebounds, and 5
assists.
Tracy McGrady (Hou) had 20 points and 5 assists.
Bob Sura (Hou) had 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Mil shot 53.1% (43-81) FG and Hou shot 42.5% (31-73) FG.
David Wesley (Hou, trade not finalized) did not play.

Cle 111, Atl 102 at Atl
LeBron James (Cle) had 40 points including 11-14 FT, 9 rebounds, and 7
assists.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) had 20 points and 8 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Jeff McInnis (Cle) had 20 points and 5 assists.
Al Harrington (Atl) had 31 points on 11-16 FG and 9-11 FT, 6 rebounds, and 5
turnovers.
Antoine Walker (Atl) had 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 7
turnovers.


Schedule for Wednesday, December 29 (All times Central)
Detroit @ Washington 6:00 pm
Indiana @ Charlotte 6:00 pm
Milwaukee @ Orlando 6:00 pm
Houston @ Cleveland 6:00 pm
Minnesota @ New York 6:30 pm NBATV
Boston @ Memphis 7:00 pm
Phoenix @ New Orleans 7:00 pm
Utah @ LA Clippers 9:30 pm
Toronto @ Golden State 9:30 pm


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29 Dec 2004 07:39:23
Jeremey Wilson
Re: News from December 28, 2004

Patricia Bender wrote:
> News from December 28.
>
> Denver fired head coach Jeff Bzdelik and named assistant Michael
Cooper as
> interim coach.

Foolish Jeff Bzdelik! You never should have hurt Carmelo Anthony and
Voshon Leonard and Nene! Now you get what you deserve!

> Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 48 points including 4-7 3-pointers and 16-18 FT
and 5
> turnovers.

5 turnovers?! Bwa-ha!!

--
Jeremey



29 Dec 2004 19:01:15
Terrence Brannon
Re: News from December 28, 2004

patricia@panix.com (Patricia Bender) writes:

> News from December 28.
>
> Denver fired head coach Jeff Bzdelik and named assistant Michael Cooper as
> interim coach.

This isn't the coop-a-loop Michael Cooper for the worthy-byron
scott-jabbar-jamaal wilkes days is it?

--
Terrence Brannon, sundevil@livingcosmos.org, http://www.livingcosmos.org


30 Dec 2004 08:02:33
D. Gerasimatos
Re: News from December 28, 2004

In article <6m4qi5q684.fsf@Abulafia.hcoop.net >,
Terrence Brannon <terry@hcoop.net > wrote:
>patricia@panix.com (Patricia Bender) writes:
>
>> News from December 28.
>>
>> Denver fired head coach Jeff Bzdelik and named assistant Michael Cooper as
>> interim coach.
>
>This isn't the coop-a-loop Michael Cooper for the worthy-byron
>scott-jabbar-jamaal wilkes days is it?


Yes, it is.


Dimitri