17 Mar 2007 23:29:57
Patricia Bender
News from March 16, 2007


News from March 16.

Caron Butler (Was) is expected to be out 7 to 10 days with a bruised left
knee.

Charlotte released Eric Williams.

The LA Clippers signed Jason Hart to a 2nd 10-day contract.

Sacramento activated Vitaly Potapenko and placed Kenny Thomas on IL with a
big toe injury.

Houston activated Steve Novak and placed Dikembe Mutombo on IL with a
bruised knee.

Toronto activated Pape Sow and Darrick Martin and placed Jose Calderon
(sprained ankle) and Anthony Parker (sprained ankle) on IL.

The LA Clippers activated Sam Cassell and placed Paul Davis on IL.

Charlotte activated Othella Harrington and placed Sean May on IL with a
sore right knee.


Dal 106, Bos 101 at Dal
Josh Howard (Dal) had 30 points including 11-19 FG, 8 rebounds, and 3
blocks.
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 30 points including 12-13 FT and 12 rebounds.
Jason Terry (Dal) had 16 points.
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 29 points including 5-7 3-pointers, 5 rebounds, and
8 assists.
Al Jefferson (Bos) had 20 points including 8-11 FG and 10 rebounds.
Gerald Green (Bos) had 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Greg Buckner (Dal, sprained left knee) and Ryan Gomes (Bos, left foot
sprain) did not play.

Det 105, Pho 83 at Pho
Rasheed Wallace (Det) had 20 points including 4-6 3-pointers and 3 blocks.
Chris Webber (Det) had 17 points and 9 rebounds.
Ronald Murray (Det) had 25 points on 12-16 FG and 6 steals.
Amare Stoudemire (Pho) had 24 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 turnovers.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 20 points including 8-9 FG and 6 assists.
Lindsey Hunter (Det, suspended) did not play.

Phi 89, Uta 88 at Phi
Andre Iguodala (Phi) had 23 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals, and 5 turnovers.
Samuel Dalembert (Phi) had 17 points and 7 rebounds.
Andre Miller (Phi) had 16 points on 8-11 FG, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5
turnovers.
Mehmet Okur (Uta) had 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Deron Williams (Uta) had 18 points and 16 assists.

Hou 114, Tor 100 at Tor
Yao Ming (Hou) had 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Tracy McGrady (Hou) had 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Rafer Alston (Hou) had 23 points on 9-14 FG and 5-8 3-pointers, 8
rebounds, and 9 assists.
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 16 points and 19 rebounds.
T.J. Ford (Tor) had 18 points including 8-10 FT, 8 assists, and 6
turnovers.

Mia 103, Sac 97 at Mia
James Posey (Mia) had 16 points including 5-6 FG, 11 rebounds, and 4
steals.
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) had 23 points including 7-14 FT.
Eddie Jones (Mia) had 19 points on 7-9 FG and 5-6 3-pointers.
Jason Williams (Mia) had 19 points including 5-9 3-pointers and 5 assists.
Ron Artest (Sac) had 32 points including 4-6 3-pointers and 10-13 FT and
11 rebounds.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim (Sac) had 18 points including 8-11 FG and 7 rebounds.
Mike Bibby (Sac) had 21 points including 5-10 3-pointers.

LAL 116, Por 111 OT at LAL
Lamar Odom (LAL) had 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 65 points on 23-39 FG, 8-12 3-pointers, and 11-12
FT, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals in 50 minutes.
Maurice Evans (LAL) had 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Ime Udoka (Por) had 19 points.
Zach Randolph (Por) had 31 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Luke Walton (LAL, sprained right ankle) did not play.

GS 106, Min 86 at GS
Baron Davis (GS) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Jason Richardson (GS) had 14 points including 5-15 FG, 7 rebounds, and 8
assists.
Monta Ellis (GS) had 24 points including 11-18 FG, 6 assists, and 3
steals.
Kevin Garnett (Min) had 19 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 turnovers.
Randy Foye (Min) had 20 points on 3-9 FG and 14-14 FT and 7 assists.
GS shot 48.8% (39-80) FG and Min shot 35.6% (26-73) FG.
GS shot 17-18 FT and Min shot 31-38 FT.

LAC 102, Cha 93 at Cha
Corey Maggette (LAC) had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Elton Brand (LAC) had 19 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 5 turnovers.
Tim Thomas (LAC) had 24 points including 9-12 FG and 5-8 3-pointers, 6
rebounds, and 6 assists.
Gerald Wallace (Cha) had 15 points and 8 rebounds.
Raymond Felton (Cha) had 18 points and 5 assists.
Primoz Brezec (Cha, sprained left ankle) did not play.

NO 92, NY 90 at NY
David West (NO) had 18 points, 12 rebounds including 7 offensive, and 8
turnovers.
Chris Paul (NO) had 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Rasual Butler (NO) had 17 points on 6-7 FG and 5-5 3-pointers.
Channing Frye (NY) had 20 points and 7 rebounds.
Eddy Curry (NY) had 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Steve Francis (NY) had 21 points and 10 assists.
Quentin Richardson (NY, sore lower back) did not play.


Schedule for Saturday March 17 [All times Central]
New Orleans @ Washington 6:00 pm
Sacramento @ Orlando 6:00 pm
Atlanta @ Indiana 6:00 pm
Utah @ Cleveland 6:30 pm NBATV
Chicago @ Memphis 7:00 pm
Boston @ San Antonio 7:00 pm
Charlotte @ Milwaukee 7:30 pm
Phoenix @ Denver 9:00 pm
Golden State @ Seattle 9:00 pm


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