31 Dec 2005 10:44:30
Patricia Bender
News from December 30, 2005


News from December 30.

The NBA suspended Kobe Bryant (LAL) for 2 games for his flagrant elbow to
Mike Miller (Mem) in the throat during Wednesday's Mem-LAL game. Bryant
also commented after the game that he planned on fouling hard the next
player who came down the lane when he fouled Miller.

Damon Stoudamire (Mem) suffered a ruptured right patellar tendon during
Friday's Por-Mem game. He will undergo surgery and is likely out for the
season.

Dallas activated Marquis Daniels and placed Josh Powell on IL.

Orlando activated Terence Morris and placed Kelvin Cato on IL with a sore
ankle.

Charlotte activated Kareem Rush and placed Sean May on IL with a right
knee injury.

New York activated Qyntel Woods and placed Quinton Richardson on IL.

Memphis activated Bobby Jackson and placed Anthony Roberson on IL.


GS 111, Dal 109 at Dal
Troy Murphy (GS) had 18 points and 14 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Baron Davis (GS) had 34 points including 11-18 FG, 5-8 3-pointers, and the
game winning 18-footer with .5 seconds left, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3
steals.
Jason Richardson (GS) had 32 points and 8 rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) had 19 points on 5-7 FG and 8-10 FT.

Mia 128, Was 113 at Was
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) had 28 points on 11-15 FG and 6-13 FT and 10
rebounds.
Dwyane Wade (Mia) had 34 points including 18-21 FG, 8 rebounds, and 5
assists.
Antoine Walker (Mia) had 21 points, 13 rebounds including 6 offensive, and
5 assists.
Caron Butler (Was) had 19 points on 4-15 FG and 10-11 FT and 9 rebounds.
Antawn Jamison (Was) had 20 points and 5 rebounds.
Gilbert Arenas (Was) had 47 points including 4-9 3-pointers and 13-14 FT,
7 rebounds, and 8 assists.

Sac 116, Bos 112 at Sac
Kenny Thomas (Sac) had 29 points including 9-13 FT and 8 rebounds.
Brad Miller (Sac) had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Kevin Martin (Sac) had 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Mike Bibby (Sac) had 33 points including 11-19 FG and 4-7 3-pointers, 6
rebounds, and 10 assists.
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Ricky Davis (Bos) had 33 points including 4-10 3-pointers, 7 rebounds, and
3 steals.
Sac shot 29-35 FT and Bos shot 11-17 FT.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim (Sac, broken jaw) and Peja Stojakovic (Sac, strained
right groin) did not play.

Tor 99, Ind 97 at Ind
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 22 points including 8-11 FT and 12 rebounds.
Mike James (Tor) had 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Charlie Villanueva (Tor) had 25 points including 12-17 FG and 10 rebounds.
Stephen Jackson (Ind) had 23 points on 5-15 FG and 12-14 FT and 6
rebounds.
Fred Jones (Ind) had 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Jermaine O'Neal (Ind) had 20 points and 8 rebounds.
Jamaal Tinsley (Ind, sore right elbow) did not play.

Pho 110, Cha 100 at Cha
Shawn Marion (Pho) had 24 points including 11-16 FG and 13 rebounds.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 24 points including 10-11 FT, 5 rebounds, 13 assists,
4 steals, and 5 turnovers.
Eddie House (Pho) had 26 points including 10-18 FG and 4-7 3-pointers.
Gerald Wallace (Cha) had 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 4 steals.
Keith Bogans (Cha) had 18 points including 7-11 FG and 3-4 3-pointers.
Leandro Barbosa (Pho, sprained left knee) did not play.

Orl 107, Min 87 at Orl
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 17 points including 7-10 FT and 12 rebounds.
Steve Francis (Orl) had 21 points and 5 rebounds.
Jameer Nelson (Orl) had 25 points including 9-17 FG and 5 assists.
Wally Szczerbiak (Min) had 24 points and 6 assists.
Kevin Garnett (Min) had 29 points including 11-15 FG, 11 rebounds, 3
blocks, and 3 steals.

Mil 113, NY 108 at Mil
Bobby Simmons (Mil) had 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 22 points including 6-17 FG and 7 assists.
Maurice Williams (Mil) had 30 points including 11-17 FG, 6 rebounds, and 5
assists.
Stephon Marbury (NY) had 23 points including 9-10 FT and 12 assists.
Nate Robinson (NY) had 19 points and 5 assists.
T.J. Ford (Mil, sprained left midfoot) did not play.

NJ 99, Atl 91 at NJ
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 21 points including 11-13 FT, 5 rebounds, and 6
assists.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 37 points including 13-22 FG and 5-7 3-pointers.
Jason Kidd (NJ) had 21 points including 4-8 3-pointers, 5 rebounds, and 9
assists.
Al Harrington (Atl) had 26 points including 9-16 FG and 5-7 3-pointers, 6
rebounds, and 5 assists.
Joe Johnson (Atl) had 20 points and 5 assists.

Mem 93, Por 90 at Por
Shane Battier (Mem) had 17 points and 9 rebounds.
Pau Gasol (Mem) had 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Mike Miller (Mem) had 23 points including 8-10 FG and 5-6 3-pointers.
Zach Randolph (Por) had 18 points and 9 rebounds.
Ruben Patterson (Por) had 22 points and 3 steals.


Schedule for Saturday, December 31 [All times Central]
Detroit @ Cleveland 12:30 pm NBATV
Dallas @ New Orleans 6:00 pm at Oklahoma City
Golden State @ Houston 6:00 pm
Phoenix @ Chicago 6:00 pm
Philadelphia @ Utah 7:00 pm
Memphis @ Seattle 8:00 pm
San Antonio @ Denver 8:00 pm
Boston @ LA Clippers 8:30 pm

Schedule for Sunday, January 1 [All times Central]
Minnesota @ Miami 5:00 pm NBATV
LA Clippers @ Portland 8:00 pm
Utah @ LA Lakers 8:30 pm


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patricia


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