10 Feb 2008 15:31:50
Patricia Bender
News from February 8 and 9, 2008


News from February 8.

The NBA suspended Sam Cassell (LAC) for 1 game for his flagrant foul on
Rajon Rondo (Bos) during Wednesday's LAC-Bos game.

Dallas activated Jerry Stackhouse and placed Erick Dampier on IL with a
sprained right ankle.

Sacramento activated Brad Miller and placed Kenny Thomas on IL.

New York activated Randolph Morris and placed Nate Robinson on IL with an
upper respiratory infection.

New Jersey activated Stromile Swift and placed Jamaal Magloire on IL.

Charlotte activated Jermareo Davidson and placed Derek Anderson on IL with
a sore knee. Davidson was recalled from the NBADL.


Dal 92, Mem 81 at Dal
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 21 points including 7-10 FG and 6 rebounds.
Brandon Bass (Dal) had 12 points.
Devean George (Dal) had 13 points including 6-8 FG and 5 rebounds.
Mike Miller (Mem) had 15 points.
Rudy Gay (Mem) had 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Dal shot 12-15 FT and Mem shot 19-32 FT.

Sac 117, Uta 104 at Sac
Ron Artest (Sac) had 22 points including 9-12 FT and 8 rebounds.
Brad Miller (Sac) had 15 points including 11-12 FT and 8 rebounds.
Kevin Martin (Sac) had 27 points including 9-15 FG and 4-6 3-pointers and
5 rebounds.
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 23 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Deron Williams (Uta) had 18 points including 6-17 FG and 9 assists.
Sac shot 40-50 FT and Uta shot 19-23 FT.
Ronnie Brewer (Uta, bruised tailbone) did not play.

Pho 103, Sea 99 at Pho
Grant Hill (Pho) had 16 points and 7 rebounds.
Amare Stoudemire (Pho) had 33 points including 15-15 FT and 10 rebounds.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 13 points including 4-13 FG and 8 assists.
Chris Wilcox (Sea) had 22 points and 15 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Nick Collison (Sea) had 11 points and 12 rebounds including 5 offensive.

Den 111, Was 100 at Den
Carmelo Anthony (Den) had 49 points including 19-25 FG and 3-3 3-pointers.
Kenyon Martin (Den) had 16 points.
Allen Iverson (Den) had 18 points including 7-9 FG, 11 assists, and 6
turnovers.
Antawn Jamison (Was) had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Nick Young (Was) had 19 points.
Nene (Den, tumor surgery), Steven Hunter (Den, sore right knee), and
Caron Butler (Was, left hip flexor strain) did not play.

NJ 104, Cha 90 at Cha
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 23 points.
Jason Kidd (NJ) had 19 points including 4-5 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, 13
assists, and 5 turnovers.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals.
Gerald Wallace (Cha) had 21 points including 6-17 FG and 3 blocks.
Emeka Oakfor (Cha) had 10 points, 17 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Matt Carroll (Cha, right ankle tendinitis) and Jeff McInnis (Cha, ill) did
not play.

SA 99, NY 93 OT at NY
Tim Duncan (SA) had 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
Manu Ginobili (SA) had 20 points including 7-10 FT, 7 rebounds, 9 assists,
5 steals, and 6 turnovers.
Michael Finley (SA) had 17 points including 5-6 3-pointers.
Jamal Crawford (NY) had 24 points including 4-7 3-pointers and 8 assists.
Fred Jones (NY) had 19 points including 5-10 3-pointers and 6 rebounds.
Tony Parker (SA, bone spur left heel) did not play.

LAL 117, Orl 113 at Orl
Pau Gasol (LAL) had 30 points including 12-15 FG and 9 rebounds.
Derek Fisher (LAL) had 14 points and 7 assists.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 36 points including 14-16 FT, 10 rebounds, and 6
assists.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 19 points including 8-8 FG and 11 rebounds.
Jameer Nelson (Orl) had 17 points and 9 assists.

Det 91, Por 82 at Det
Chauncey Billups (Det) had 17 points and 5 assists.
Amir Johnson (Det) had 10 points including 4-5 FG, 6 rebounds, and 3
blocks.
Rodney Stuckey (Det) had 13 points.
LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) had 22 points including 9-15 FG and 6 rebounds.
Jarrett Jack (Por) had 10 points, 5 assists, and 6 turnovers.
Brandon Roy (Por, death in family) did not play.

LAC 102, Tor 98 at Tor
Corey Maggette (LAC) had 35 points on 9-15 FG, 5-5 3-pointers, and 12-13
FT, 9 rebounds, and 6 turnovers.
Chris Kaman (LAC) had 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Cuttino Mobley (LAC) had 19 points including 3-4 3-pointers.
Al Thornton (LAC) had 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 29 points including 13-13 FT, 12 rebounds, and 4
steals.
Jose Calderon (Tor) had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Sam Cassell (LAC, suspended) did not play.

Bos 88, Min 86 at Min
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 18 points and 6 assists.
Ray Allen (Bos) had 17 points including 5-16 FG and 5 rebounds.
Leon Powe (Bos) had 16 points on 8-10 FG and the game winning putback at
the buzzer and 8 rebounds.
Al Jefferson (Min) had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, and 6 turnovers.
Craig Smith (Min) had 16 points including 7-10 FG and 7 rebounds.
Kevin Garnett (Bos, abdominal strain) did not play.

Cle 100, Atl 95 at Atl
LeBron James (Cle) had 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Ira Newble (Cle) had 18 points and 8 rebounds.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) had 17 points, 11 rebounds including 7 offensive,
and 4 blocks.
Marvin Williams (Atl) had 21 points and 5 rebounds.
Joe Johnson (Atl) had 23 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, and 8 turnovers.
Cle shot 10-13 FT and Atl shot 22-29 FT.
Daniel Gibson (Cle, strained right hamstring) did not play.



News from February 9.

Sacramento activated Kenny Thomas and placed Francisco Garcia on IL with a
strained lower back.

New York activated Quentin Richardson and placed Randolph Morris on IL.

Milwaukee activated Michael Redd and placed Maurice Williams on IL.


Stat Leaders
Points
LeBron James (Cle) 30.1
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 27.8
Allen Iverson (Den) 26.9

Rebounds
Dwight Howard (Orl) 14.5
Marcus Camby (Den) 14.4
Chris Kaman (LAC) 13.6

Assists
Steve Nash (Pho) 11.7
Chris Paul (NO) 10.8
Jason Kidd (NJ) 10.3


Hou 108, Atl 89 at Hou
Luis Scola (Hou) had 14 points on 7-9 FG and 9 rebounds.
Yao Ming (Hou) had 28 points including 12-17 FG and 9 rebounds.
Tracy McGrady (Hou) had 15 points including 5-14 FG and 8 assists.
Josh Childress (Atl) had 18 points including 10-11 FT.
Zaza Pachulia (Atl) had 11 points and 9 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Hou shot 54.3% (44-81) FG and Atl shot 37.2% (32-86) FG.

NY 99, Mil 98 at Mil
Jamal Crawford (NY) had 30 points, 5 assists, and 5 turnovers.
Fred Jones (NY) had 18 points and 6 rebounds.
David Lee (NY) had 17 points and 9 rebounds.
Charlie Villanueva (Mil) had 21 points and 13 rebounds.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 21 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals.

Uta 97, Chi 87 at Uta
Andrei Kirilenko (Uta) had 15 points.
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 22 points including 9-15 FG and 12 rebounds.
Deron Williams (Uta) had 15 points and 11 assists.
Chris Duhon (Chi) had 11 points including 4-12 FG, 8 assists, and 4
steals.
Thabo Sefolosha (Chi) had 22 points including 7-21 FG and 7 rebounds.
Ronnie Brewer (Uta, bruised tailbone), Kirk Hinrich (Chi, bruised ribs),
and Ben Gordon (Chi, sprained right wrist) did not play.

Ind 101, Por 93 at Ind
Jeff Foster (Ind) had 10 points and 14 rebounds including 8 offensive.
Travis Diener (Ind) had 15 points including 4-13 FG and 9 assists.
Danny Granger (Ind) had 29 points including 4-7 3-pointers and 3 steals.
Martell Webster (Por) had 18 points and 8 rebounds.
LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) had 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Brandon Roy (Por, death in family) did not play.

NO 112, Mem 99 at NO
Peja Stojakovic (NO) had 26 points including 6-12 3-pointers, 5 rebounds,
and 3 steals.
David West (NO) had 33 points including 13-20 FG and 10 rebounds including
5 offensive.
Jannero Pargo (NO) had 13 points.
Mike Miller (Mem) had 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Rudy Gay (Mem) had 26 points including 10-17 FG and 6 rebounds.
Morris Peterson (NO, sore back) did not play.

Phi 101, LAC 80 at Phi
Samuel Dalembert (Phi) had 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
Andre Miller (Phi) had 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Louis Williams (Phi) had 18 points including 5-6 FG.
Corey Maggette (LAC) had 26 points.
Al Thornton (LAC) had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Phi shot 52.6% (40-76) FG and LAC shot 40.5% (30-74) FG.
Tim Thomas (LAC, sore lower back) did not play.

GS 105, Sac 102 at GS
Stephen Jackson (GS) had 26 points and 6 rebounds.
Monta Ellis (GS) had 34 points on 12-15 FG and 10-13 FT, 9 rebounds
including 5 offensive, and 5 assists.
Baron Davis (GS) had 10 points including 4-19 FG and 1-8 3-pointers, 9
rebounds including 5 offensive, 7 assists, and 5 steals.
Ron Artest (Sac) had 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Mike Bibby (Sac) had 24 points and 7 assists.
John Salmons (Sac) had 19 points including 9-15 FG and 8 rebounds.


Schedule for Sunday, February 10 (All times Central)
San Antonio @ Boston 12:00 pm ABC
LA Lakers @ Miami 2:30 pm ABC
Dallas @ New Jersey 5:00 pm
Charlotte @ Detroit 5:00 pm
Toronto @ Minnesota 5:30 pm
Denver @ Cleveland 6:00 pm ESPN
Washington @ Phoenix 8:30 pm ESPN


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