20 Mar 2006 13:20:18
Patricia Bender
News from March 17, 18, 19, 2006


News from March 17.

The NBA fined Mike Woodson (Atl) $20,000 and Josh Smith (Atl) $15,000 for
comments they made regarding the refs following Monday's Atl-Mil game.

Golden State signed Will Bynum to a 10-day contract.

Washington signed Billy Thomas for the rest of the season.

The LA Clippers activated James Singleton and placed Yaroslav Korolev on
IL.

Sacramento activated Jamal Sampson and placed Jason Hart on IL.

Boston activated Michael Olowokandi and placed Dwayne Jones on IL.

Portland activated Ha Seung-Jin and placed Theo Ratliff on IL.

Denver activated Julius Hodge and placed Earl Boykins on IL with a
fractured left hand.

San Antonio placed Sean Marks on IL.


Dal 104, Was 94 at Was
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
Jason Terry (Dal) had 25 points including 10-16 FG and 6 rebounds.
Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) had 17 points.
Marquis Daniels (Dal) had 15 points, 8 assists, and 3 steals.
Antawn Jamison (Was) had 21 points and 9 rebounds.
Gilbert Arenas (Was) had 26 points and 6 rebounds.
Caron Butler (Was) had 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Keith Van Horn (Dal, sprained left MCL) and Adrian Griffin (Dal, strained
right hamstring) did not play.

SA 108, Pho 102 at SA
Tim Duncan (SA) had 20 points, 13 rebounds including 9 offensive, and 7
assists.
Nazr Mohammed (SA) had 30 points including 13-21 FG and 16 rebounds
including 8 offensive.
Manu Ginobili (SA) had 14 points and 5 assists.
Shawn Marion (Pho) had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 30 points including 13-22 FG and 6 assists.
SA out-rebounded Pho 57-29 including 26-8 offensive.
Dijon Thompson (Pho, right knee surgery) did not play.

NY 105, Det 103 at NY
Eddy Curry (NY) had 16 points including 6-8 FG.
Jamal Crawford (NY) had 18 points including 7-10 FG and the game winning
jumper with 2.2 seconds left.
Malik Rose (NY) had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Antonio McDyess (Det) had 18 points and 5 rebounds.
Chauncey Billups (Det) had 24 points and 7 rebounds.

Mem 116, Den 102 at Mem
Pau Gasol (Mem) had 18 points including 8-10 FG, 7 assists, and 5
turnovers.
Chucky Atkins (Mem) had 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Mike Miller (Mem) had 41 points including 15-24 FG and 5-12 3-pointers.
Carmelo Anthony (Den) had 33 points including 16-25 FG.
Ruben Patterson (Den) had 17 points.
Linas Kleiza (Den, sprained left ankle) did not play.

Orl 84, Bos 77 at Orl
Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) had 18 points on 5-18 FG, 1-7 3-pointers, and 7-10
FT, 9 rebounds, and 4 steals.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 18 points, 13 rebounds including 7 offensive, and
6 blocks.
Jameer Nelson (Orl) had 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals.
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 19 points on 5-18 FG and 9-10 FT, 7 rebounds, 5
assists, and 5 turnovers.
Wally Szczerbiak (Bos) had 16 points.

NJ 92, LAL 89 at NJ
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Nenad Krstic (NJ) had 26 points including 11-15 FG and 6 rebounds.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 24 points and 5 rebounds.
Lamar Odom (LAL) had 18 points including 7-11 FG, 13 rebounds, and 6
assists.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 24 points including 9-24 FG, 11 assists, and 7
turnovers.

Uta 111, Atl 101 at Atl
Mehmet Okur (Uta) had 24 points including 11-18 FG and 10 rebounds.
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Deron Williams (Uta) had 28 points including 11-13 FG and 4-4 3-pointers.
Andrei Kirilenko (Uta) had 18 points, 8 assists, and 5 blocks.
Al Harrington (Atl) had 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Zaza Pachulia (Atl) had 19 points and 15 rebounds and 9 offensive.
Joe Johnson (Atl) had 25 points and 5 assists.
Uta shot 55.8% (43-77) FG and Atl shot 44.9% (35-78) FG.

LAC 99, Phi 89 at LAC
Elton Brand (LAC) had 24 points including 11-18 FG, 10 rebounds, and 6
blocks.
Cuttino Mobley (LAC) had 20 points.
Vladimir Radmanovic (LAC) had 15 points.
Kyle Korver (Phi) had 17 points including 4-7 3-pointers and 5 assists.
Chris Webber (Phi) had 19 points including 8-22 FG, 9 rebounds, and 6
assists.
Allen Iverson (Phi, sprained right foot) did not play.

Tor 97, Mil 96 at Tor
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 27 points, 10 rebounds including 5 offensive, 4
blocks, and 5 turnovers.
Charlie Villanueva (Tor) had 14 points including 4-11 FG and 9 rebounds.
Mike James (Tor) had 14 points including 5-16 FG and 4-8 3-pointers.
Bobby Simmons (Mil) had 21 points and 7 rebounds.
T.J. Ford (Mil) had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists.

Cle 99, Por 84 at Cle
LeBron James (Cle) had 27 points including 8-10 FT, 9 rebounds, 5
assists, and 6 steals.
Drew Gooden (Cle) had 23 points and 14 rebounds.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) had 15 points and 7 rebounds.
Zach Randolph (Por) had 17 points and 6 rebounds.
Sebastian Telfair (Por) had 24 points including 9-15 FG.
Cle shot 21-30 FT and Por shot 11-15 FT.

Ind 98, Sac 93 at Ind
Peja Stojakovic (Ind) had 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Danny Granger (Ind) had 23 points including 10-17 FG and 7 rebounds.
Jamaal Tinsley (Ind) had 20 points and 6 assists.
Ron Artest (Sac) had 18 points including 6-22 FG and 5 assists.
Brad Miller (Sac) had 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Mike Bibby (Sac) had 22 points including 5-11 3-pointers.



News from March 18.

Chicago activated Chris Duhon and placed Eddie Basden on IL.

Charlotte activated Gerald Wallace and placed Kevin Burleson on IL.

New Orleans activated Moochie Norris and Arvydas Macijauskas and placed
Desmond Mason and Brandon Bass on IL. Mason is expected to be out at
least 2 weeks with a sprained left MCL.

Portland activated Juan Dixon and placed Ha Seung-Jin on IL.

Milwaukee activated Jermaine Jackson and placed Maurice Williams on IL
with a sprained left ankle.


Mia 85, Chi 84 at Chi
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) had 13 points on 4-12 FG and 5-9 FT, 5 rebounds, 3
blocks, and 5 turnovers.
Dwyane Wade (Mia) had 15 points on 1-8 FG and 13-13 FT, 3 steals, and 10
turnovers.
Jason Williams (Mia) had 12 points including 4-11 FG, 5 rebounds, and 5
assists.
Luol Deng (Chi) had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Andres Nocioni (Chi) had 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Mia shot 32.4% (23-71) FG and Chi shot 42.7% (35-82) FG.
Mia shot 29-38 FT and Chi shot 9-17 FT.

Det 108, Cha 103 at Cha
Tayshaun Prince (Det) had 18 points including 7-9 FG.
Chauncey Billups (Det) had 20 points including 4-7 3-pointers, 6 rebounds,
and 9 assists.
Richard Hamilton (Det) had 23 points including 9-15 FG.
Primoz Brezec (Cha) had 20 points on 10-13 FG and 7 rebounds.
Jake Voskuhl (Cha) had 18 points on 9-12 FG and 7 rebounds.
Det shot 19-29 FT and Cha shot 9-13 FT.

Den 109, NO 94 at NO
Carmelo Anthony (Den) had 28 points including 11-19 FG and 7 assists.
Greg Buckner (Den) had 19 points including 5-12 3-pointers, 5 rebounds,
and 3 steals.
Andre Miller (Den) had 17 points including 5-14 FG, 7 assists, and 3
steals.
David West (NO) had 24 points on 12-18 FG and 8 rebounds.
Chris Paul (NO) had 11 points including 3-11 FG, 10 assists, and 4 steals.
Marcus Camby (Den, strained left knee) did not play.

SA 92, Hou 77 at Hou
Tim Duncan (SA) had 14 points and 8 rebounds.
Tony Parker (SA) had 23 points including 10-17 FG and 8 assists.
Robert Horry (SA) had 12 points.
Juwan Howard (Hou) had 18 points and 9 rebounds.
Yao Ming (Hou) had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Manu Ginobili (SA, calf injury) and David Wesley (Hou, rib injury) did not
play.

Mil 97, Por 93 at Mil
Bobby Simmons (Mil) had 13 points including 4-11 FG.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 33 points including 12-21 FG and 3 steals.
Raja Bell (Mil) had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Darius Miles (Por) had 26 points including 11-18 FG and 6 rebounds.
Sebastian Telfair (Por) had 21 points including 7-11 FG, 6 rebounds, 5
assists, 3 steals, and 7 turnovers.
Zach Randolph (Por, bruised left knee) did not play.



News from March 19.

The NBA fined Richard Hamilton (Det) $5,000 for throwing the ball into the
stands during Friday's NY-Det game.

Golden State placed Baron Davis on IL with a sprained ankle.

The LA Lakers activated Devean George and placed Aaron McKie on IL with a
strained left quad.

Sacramento activated Jason Hart and placed Jamal Sampson on IL.

Memphis activated Bobby Jackson and placed Anthony Roberson on IL.

Seattle elected not to signed Marcus Fizer to a 2nd 10-day contract.


Stat Leaders
Points
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 34.7
Allen Iverson (Phi) 33.2
LeBron James (Cle) 30.7

Rebounds
Kevin Garnett (Min) 12.4
Shawn Marion (Pho) 12.3
Dwight Howard (Orl) 12.3

Assists
Steve Nash (Pho) 10.8
Baron Davis (GS) 8.9
Brevin Knight (Cha) 8.8
Chauncey Billups (Det) 8.8


NJ 100, Dal 89 at NJ
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 28 points including 11-16 FG and 5 rebounds.
Nenad Krstic (NJ) had 18 points and 13 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 23 points including 7-22 FG and 6 rebounds.
Rawle Marshall (Dal) had 10 points including 3-4 FG.
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 37 points and 8 rebounds.
Keith Van Horn (Dal, sprained left MCL) and Adrian Griffin (Dal, strained
right hamstring) did not play.

Mia 111, NY 100 at NY
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) had 18 points on 9-13 FG and 0-6 FT.
Dwyane Wade (Mia) had 30 points on 10-17 FG and 10-13 FT, 5 rebounds, 9
assists, and 5 turnovers.
Jason Williams (Mia) had 21 points including 4-10 3-pointers, 6 rebounds,
9 assists, and 3 steals.
Jalen Rose (NY) had 14 points and 8 rebounds.
Eddy Curry (NY) had 18 points including 7-11 FG.

Mem 90, Uta 84 at Mem
Shane Battier (Mem) had 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Pau Gasol (Mem) had 15 points on 5-16 FG and 5-10 FT, 10 rebounds, and 9
assists.
Chucky Atkins (Mem) had 20 points including 4-9 3-pointers and 3 steals.
Mehmet Okur (Uta) had 17 points including 5-15 FG and 13 rebounds.
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 19 points including 9-13 FG, 9 rebounds, and 5
assists.

Cle 96, LAL 95 at Cle
LeBron James (Cle) had 29 points including 3-4 3-pointers and 6-10 FT, 8
rebounds, 7 assists, and 7 turnovers.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) had 25 points including 10-16 FG, 7 rebounds, and
3 blocks.
Flip Murray (Cle) had 21 points including the game winning free throw with
3.4 seconds left and 8 rebounds.
Lamar Odom (LAL) had 25 points including 9-15 FG, 8 rebounds, 9 assists,
and 3 steals.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 38 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals.

GS 98, Phi 89 at GS
Troy Murphy (GS) had 12 points and 16 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Mike Dunleavy (GS) had 28 points including 10-17 FG, 10 rebounds, and 6
assists.
Jason Richardson (GS) had 23 points.
Chris Webber (Phi) had 21 points including 7-21 FG and 9 rebounds.
Andre Iguodala (Phi) had 20 points including 4-8 3-pointers, 7 rebounds,
and 6 assists.
Allen Iverson (Phi, sprained right foot) did not play.

Was 113, Chi 104 at Was
Caron Butler (Was) had 25 points and 5 rebounds.
Antawn Jamison (Was) had 23 points and 7 rebounds.
Gilbert Arenas (Was) had 29 points and 7 assists.
Antonio Daniels (Was) had 21 points including 7-9 FG.
Luol Deng (Chi) had 18 points and 8 rebounds.
Ben Gordon (Chi) had 20 points including 4-6 3-pointers and 6 rebounds.

Min 95, Sac 89 at Min
Trenton Hassell (Min) had 12 points.
Kevin Garnett (Min) had 37 points on 11-18 FG and 15-17 FT, 10 rebounds,
and 4 steals.
Mark Blount (Min) had 10 points and 6 rebounds.
Brad Miller (Sac) had 18 points including 7-10 FG.
Mike Bibby (Sac) had 35 points including 1-8 3-pointers and 14-16 FT, 5
rebounds, and 6 turnovers.

Bos 103, Ind 88 at Ind
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Wally Szczerbiak (Bos) had 16 points.
Delonte West (Bos) had 16 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals.
Peja Stojakovic (Ind) had 16 points and 6 rebounds.
Jeff Foster (Ind) had 13 points and 12 rebounds including 6 offensive.
Bos shot 53.4% (39-73) FG and Ind shot 39.5% (32-81) FG.
Scot Pollard (Ind, sore left foot) did not play.

Atl 108, Orl 107 OT at Atl
Al Harrington (Atl) had 24 points and 7 rebounds.
Zaza Pachulia (Atl) had 13 points including 5-15 FG and the game winning
tip in with 2.4 seconds left and 18 rebounds including 12 offensive.
Joe Johnson (Atl) had 40 points including 17-24 FG and 5-5 3-pointers and
11 assists.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 13 points and 15 rebounds.
Jameer Nelson (Orl) had 18 points.


Schedule for Monday, March 20 [All times Central]
Atlanta @ Detroit 6:30 pm
LA Lakers @ Boston 6:30 pm NBATV
LA Clippers @ Houston 7:30 pm
Milwaukee @ Portland 9:00 pm


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