18 Mar 2007 14:17:12
Patricia Bender
News from March 17, 2007


News from March 17.

Charlotte signed Alan Anderson to a 10-day contract.

Indiana activated Maceo Baston and placed David Harrison on IL.

Washington activated Andray Blatche and placed Caron Butler on IL with a
bruised left knee.

Orlando activated Darko Milicic and placed Bo Outlaw on IL.

Utah activated C.J. Miles and placed Gordan Giricek on IL with bruised
ribs.

Chicago activated Malik Allen and placed Andre Barrett on IL.

San Antonio activated Fabricio Oberto and placed Melvin Ely on IL.

Seattle activated Luke Ridnour and placed Danny Fortson on IL.


Stats Leaders
Points
Carmelo Anthony (Den) 29.8
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 29.7
Gilbert Arenas (Was) 28.9

Rebounds
Kevin Garnett (Min) 12.6
Tyson Chandler (NO) 12.4
Dwight Howard (Orl) 12.1

Assists
Steve Nash (Pho) 11.6
Deron Williams (Uta) 9.3
Jason Kidd (NJ) 9.1


Was 125, NO 103 at Was
Antawn Jamison (Was) had 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
DeShawn Stevenson (Was) had 18 points including 7-11 FG.
Gilbert Arenas (Was) had 30 points including 4-8 3-pointers and 11
assists.
David West (NO) had 17 points and 8 rebounds.
Chris Paul (NO) had 21 points including 7-10 FG and 8 assists.

Ind 113, Atl 90 at Ind
Danny Granger (Ind) had 19 points and 3 steals.
Troy Murphy (Ind) had 22 points including 10-13 FG and 6 rebounds.
Mike Dunleavy (Ind) had 21 points including 7-8 FG.
Josh Smith (Atl) had 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 5 turnovers.
Zaza Pachulia (Atl) had 16 points and 7 rebounds.

Den 131, Pho 107 at Den
Carmelo Anthony (Den) had 29 points including 13-20 FG, 8 rebounds, and 3
steals.
Nene (Den) had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Allen Iverson (Den) had 44 points on 16-22 FG, 2-3 3-pointers, and 10-12
FT, 5 rebounds, and 15 assists.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists, and 5 turnovers.
Leandro Barbosa (Pho) had 25 points and 5 assists.
Den shot 57.3% (51-89) FG and Pho shot 44.4% (40-90) FG.

Bos 91, SA 85 at SA
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 30 points including 8-12 FT and 5 rebounds.
Al Jefferson (Bos) had 20 points and 12 rebounds including 6 offensive.
Delonte West (Bos) had 23 points.
Tim Duncan (SA) had 20 points including 8-14 FT, 16 rebounds, and 7
blocks.
Tony Parker (SA) had 30 points including 14-14 FT and 3 steals.
Ryan Gomes (Bos, sprained left foot) and Brian Scalabrine (Bos, birth of
child) did not play.

Mem 104, Chi 103 at Mem
Mike Miller (Mem) had 25 points including 5-7 3-pointers, 12 rebounds,
and 5 assists.
Hakim Warrick (Mem) had 15 points on 3-10 FG, 9-11 FT, and the game
winning free throw with 4.3 seconds left, 10 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Pau Gasol (Mem) had 21 points including 11-13 FT, 11 rebounds including 6
offensive, 5 assists, and 5 blocks.
Chucky Atkins (Mem) had 19 points and 3 steals.
Luol Deng (Chi) had 23 points.
Ben Gordon (Chi) had 33 points including 6-12 3-pointers, 5 rebounds, and
6 turnovers.
Kirk Hinrich (Chi) had 16 points and 6 assists.

GS 99, Sea 98 at Sea
Al Harrington (GS) had 20 points.
Jason Richardson (GS) had 23 points.
Andris Biedrins (GS) had 8 points and 18 rebounds.
Baron Davis (GS) had 19 points including the game winning jumper with 2.3
seconds left, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals.
Rashard Lewis (Sea) had 23 points including 4-9 3-pointers and 6 rebounds.
Nick Collison (Sea) had 8 points including 2-6 FG, 18 rebounds including 5
offensive, 4 blocks, and 3 steals.
Ray Allen (Sea) had 25 points including 7-21 FG, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and
5 turnovers.
GS shot 14-17 FT and Sea shot 25-34 FT.

Mil 97, Cha 91 at Mil
Charlie Bell (Mil) had 18 points and 6 assists.
Andrew Bogut (Mil) had 17 points including 7-11 FG and 11 rebounds.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 27 points including 10-10 FT, 5 assists, and 3
steals.
Gerald Wallace (Cha) had 20 points including 7-11 FG, 13 rebounds, and 6
turnovers.
Walter Hermann (Cha) had 18 points including 7-11 FG and 5 rebounds.
Earl Boykins (Mil, sprained right thumb) and Charlie Villanueva (Mil,
right shoulder tendinitis) did not play.

Cle 82, Uta 73 at Cle
LeBron James (Cle) had 24 points including 8-13 FT, 17 rebounds, and 9
assists.
Drew Gooden (Cle) had 14 points and 12 rebounds including 7 offensive.
Sasha Pavlovic (Cle) had 21 points.
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 19 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Mehmet Okur (Uta) had 19 points including 6-17 FG and 8 rebounds.
Cle out-rebounded Uta 61-41 including 21-10 offensive.
Matt Harpring (Uta, inflammation right knee) did not play.

Sac 95, Orl 83 at Orl
Ron Artest (Sac) had 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Kevin Martin (Sac) had 20 points on 1-8 FG and 17-20 FT.
Mike Bibby (Sac) had 16 points including 4-15 FG and 5 rebounds.
Jameer Nelson (Orl) had 23 points and 5 rebounds.
Trevor Ariza (Orl) had 17 points and 7 rebounds.
Sac shot 42-48 FT and Orl shot 20-25 FT.


Schedule for Sunday March 18 [All times Central]
Toronto @ New York 11:00 am
Dallas @ Detroit 2:30 pm ABC
LA Clippers @ New Jersey 5:00 pm
Orlando @ Miami 5:00 pm
Houston @ Philadelphia 5:00 pm
Minnesota @ LA Lakers 7:00 pm ESPN
Seattle @ Portland 8:00 pm


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