18 Mar 2007 23:15:55
Patricia Bender
News from March 18, 2007


News from March 18.

The NBA fined Boston $30,000 for excessive contact with the family of
underclassman Kevin Durant.

The NBA fined Charlotte $15,000 for public comments minority owner Michael
Jordan made regarding underclassman Kevin Durant.

The NBA fined Golden State $15,000 for public comments coach Don Nelson
made regarding underclassmen Greg Oden and Kevin Durant.

Detroit activated Will Blalock and placed Chauncey Billups on IL groin
injury.

Toronto activated Anthony Parker and placed Pape Sow on IL.

Orlando activated Bo Outlaw and placed Pat Garrity on IL.

Houston activated Dikembe Mutombo and placed Steve Novak on IL.

New Jersey activated Bernard Robinson and placed Clifford Robinson on IL
with a knee injury.

Minnesota activated Bracey Wright and placed Trenton Hassell on IL.


Dal 92, Det 88 at Det
Devin Harris (Dal) had 22 points including 9-10 FT and 3 steals.
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 28 points and 12 rebounds.
Jason Terry (Dal) had 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Ronald Murray (Det) had 18 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals.
Antonio McDyess (Det) had 17 points including 7-10 FG and 6 rebounds.
Greg Buckner (Dal, sprained left knee) and Lindsey Hunter (Det, suspended)
did not play.

Orl 97, Mia 83 at Mia
Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) had 20 points.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 17 points on 6-6 FG and 5-10 FT, 11 rebounds, and
5 turnovers.
Darko Milicic (Orl) had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
James Posey (Mia) had 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) had 20 points including 8-11 FT.
Gary Payton (Mia, strained right groin) did not play.

NY 92, Tor 74 at NY
Channing Frye (NY) had 20 points on 10-15 FG, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Stephon Marbury (NY) had 21 points and 9 assists.
Renaldo Balkman (NY) had 15 points on 7-7 FG and 1-6 FT, 12 rebounds, and
3 steals.
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 21 points and 7 rebounds.
T.J. Ford (Tor) had 14 points and 7 turnovers.
NY shot 47% (39-83) FG and Tor shot 34.2% (26-76) FG.
Quentin Richardson (NY, sore lower back) did not play.

LAL 109, Min 102 at LAL
Lamar Odom (LAL) had 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Smush Parker (LAL) had 19 points including 8-10 FG, 7 rebounds, and 9
assists.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 50 points on 17-35 FG, 4-9 3-pointers, and 12-14 FT,
6 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Kevin Garnett (Min) had 26 points including 9-16 FG, 15 rebounds, 6
assists, and 3 blocks.
Ricky Davis (Min) had 33 points including 4-8 3-pointers, 6 rebounds, and
6 assists.
Mike James (Min) had 18 points and 11 assists.

Hou 124, Phi 74 at Phi
Chuck Hayes (Hou) had 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Yao Ming (Hou) had 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Tracy McGrady (Hou) had 21 points and 8 assists.
Juwan Howard (Hou) had 11 points including 5-6 FG, 10 rebounds, and 5
assists.
Kyle Korver (Phi) had 17 points.
Samuel Dalembert (Phi) had 12 points.

NJ 101, LAC 95 at NJ
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 18 points on 5-15 FG and 6-11 FT and 12
rebounds.
Jason Kidd (NJ) had 23 points including 3-4 3-pointers, 6 rebounds, 13
assists, and 6 steals.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 22 points and 3 steals.
Corey Maggette (LAC) had 23 points including 7-10 FG, 9 rebounds, and 7
turnovers.
Elton Brand (LAC) had 17 points, 9 rebounds including 5 offensive, and 6
assists.
Cuttino Mobley (LAC) had 27 points including 5-9 3-pointers, 6 rebounds,
and 5 turnovers.

Sea 95, Por 77 at Por
Rashard Lewis (Sea) had 27 points including 8-11 FT and 12 rebounds.
Chris Wilcox (Sea) had 26 points including 10-13 FT and 9 rebounds.
Nick Collison (Sea) had 16 points including 6-7 FG and 11 rebounds.
Zach Randolph (Por) had 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Jamaal Magloire (Por) had 11 points and 12 rebounds including 5
offensive.
Sea shot 26-32 FT and Por shot 8-10 FT.


Schedule for Monday March 19 [All times Central]
Sacramento @ Atlanta 6:00 pm NBATV
Boston @ New Orleans 7:00 pm at Oklahoma City


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