27 Mar 2006 12:39:03
Patricia Bender
News from March 23-26, 2006


News from April 23.

Denver signed Howard Eisley for the rest of the season.

Philadelphia signed Willie Green.

Alonzo Mourning (Mia) is expected to be out 2 to 4 weeks with a partial
tear in his left calf.

Memphis activated Brian Cardinal and placed Jake Tsakalidis on IL with a
sprained left thumb.

Toronto released Antonio Davis.

Phoenix activated Amare Stoudamire and Brian Grant and placed Dijon
Thompson on IL.

Utah retired Karl Malone's #32.


GS 122, Dal 121 at Dal
Mike Dunleavy (GS) had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Derek Fisher (GS) had 17 points including 4-16 FG, 5 rebounds, 7 assists,
and 6 steals.
Jason Richardson (GS) had 40 points including 14-23 FG, 5-10 3-pointers,
and the game winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 51 points on 16-24 FG, 3-4 3-pointers, and 16-17
FT, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 turnovers.
Jason Terry (Dal) had 29 points and 7 assists.
Keith Van Horn (Dal, sprained left MCL) and Adrian Griffin (strained left
hamstring) did not play.

Pho 125, Por 108 at Pho
Amare Stoudemire (Pho) had 20 points and 9 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Shawn Marion (Pho) had 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Leandro Barbosa (Pho) had 17 points and 5 rebounds.
Vicktor Khryapa (Por) had 22 points including 8-10 FG and 12 rebounds
including 7 offensive.
Jarrett Jack (Por) had 20 points including 8-11 FG.

Mem 95, LAC 85 at Mem
Pau Gasol (Mem) had 15 points on 5-7 FG and 5-10 FT, 12 rebounds, and 4
blocks.
Eddie Jones (Mem) had 23 points, 5 steals, and 5 turnovers.
Mike Miller (Mem) had 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 turnovers.
Elton Brand (LAC) had 25 points, 11 rebounds including 6 offensive, and 3
blocks.
Sam Cassell (LAC) had 21 points.

NJ 86, Min 82 at NJ
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 21 points including 9-13 FT and 8 rebounds.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 21 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 blocks, and 6
turnovers.
Jason Kidd (NJ) had 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Kevin Garnett (Min) had 24 points including 9-14 FG, 11 rebounds, and 3
steals.
Mark Blount (Min) had 18 points including 6-10 FT and 9 rebounds.
Marcus Banks (Min) had 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Trenton Hassell (Min, sprained left ankle) did not play.

Was 109, Uta 97 at Uta
Caron Butler (Was) had 27 points including 11-19 FG, 5 rebounds, and 3
steals.
Antawn Jamison (Was) had 27 points including 7-12 3-pointers and 8
rebounds.
Gilbert Arenas (Was) had 31 points including 6-8 3-pointers, 5 assists,
and 5 turnovers.
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 30 points including 12-16 FG and 9 rebounds.
Andrei Kirilenko (Uta) had 21 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5
turnovers.
Was shot 16-25 3-pointers and Uta shot 2-9 3-pointers.

Hou 93, NO 92 at NO
Juwan Howard (Hou) had 16 points including 5-7 FG and 12 rebounds.
Yao Ming (Hou) had 22 points including 9-16 FG, 8 rebounds, and 5
turnovers.
Rafer Alston (Hou) had 22 points and 6 rebounds.
David West (NO) had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Chris Paul (NO) had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals.



News from March 24.

Philadelphia released Jamal Mashburn and Mashburn formally retired (though
he hasn't played since early in 03-04).

Detroit activated Kelvin Cato and placed Jason Maxiell on IL.

Charlotte activated Brevin Knight and placed Kevin Burleson on IL.

Miami activated Earl Barron and placed Alonzo Mourning on IL with a
partially torn right calf.

Philadelphia placed Willie Green on IL.

Boston activated Michael Olowokandi and placed Al Jefferson on IL with a
sprained right ankle.

New York activated Malik Rose and placed Quentin Richardson on IL.

Chicago activated Eric Piatkowski and placed Malik Allen on IL with a sore
back.

New Orleans activated Arvydas Macijauskas and placed Brandon Bass on IL.
Bass was assigned to the NBADL.

Portland activated Ha Seung-Jin and placed Darius Miles on IL due to a
death in his family.

Milwaukee activated Reece Gaines and placed T.J. Ford on IL with a
strained left quad.


Det 75, Ind 72 at Ind
Tayshaun Prince (Det) had 11 points and 6 rebounds.
Richard Hamilton (Det) had 15 points.
Antonio McDyess (Det) had 11 points and 8 rebounds.
Peja Stojakovic (Ind) had 12 points and 8 rebounds.
David Harrison (Ind) had 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Fred Jones (Ind, torn ligament left thumb) did not play.

Tor 97, Min 77 at Tor
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Morris Peterson (Tor) had 21 points including 5-8 3-pointers and 7
rebounds.
Mike James (Tor) had 18 points including 4-9 3-pointers and 5 assists.
Ricky Davis (Min) had 10 points including 3-11 FG, 9 rebounds, and 9
assists.
Kevin Garnett (Min) had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Tor out-rebounded Min 53-34 including 17-6 offensive.
Trenton Hassell (Min, sprained left ankle) did not play.

SA 98, Por 79 at Por
Manu Ginobili (SA) had 16 points.
Michael Finley (SA) had 10 points.
Brent Barry (SA) had 23 points on 8-10 FG and 7-8 3-pointers.
Zach Randolph (Por) had 11 points including 4-15 FG and 7 rebounds.
Juan Dixon (Por) had 24 points and 5 rebounds.
SA shot 53.3% (40-75) FG and Por shot 43.1% (31-72) FG.

Cle 94, Bos 82 at Cle
LeBron James (Cle) had 36 points including 4-8 3-pointers, 7 rebounds, and
8 assists.
Zydrunas Ilguaskas (Cle) had 11 points including 5-15 FG, 11 rebounds, and
4 blocks.
Donyell Marshall (Cle) had 14 points including 4-6 3-pointers and 6
rebounds.
Delonte West (Bos) had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 24 points including 6-20 FG and 4-6 3-pointers, 5
rebounds, and 5 assists.

Mem 91, NY 75 at NY
Pau Gasol (Mem) had 36 points on 14-24 FG and 7-13 FT, 8 rebounds, and 3
blocks.
Lorenzen Wright (Mem) had 12 points and 9 rebounds.
Mike Miller (Mem) had 15 points including 5-16 FG.
Eddy Curry (NY) had 19 points including 8-10 FG and 10 rebounds.
Steve Francis (NY) had 11 points and 7 assists.
Qyntel Woods (NY, flu like symptoms) did not play.

Orl 102, Phi 86 at Phi
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 15 points including 5-10 FT, 19 rebounds including
6 offensive, 5 assists, and 4 blocks.
Jameer Nelson (Orl) had 19 points including 8-11 FG and 7 assists.
Carlos Arroyo (Orl) had 16 points including 7-9 FG, 5 rebounds, 5 assists,
and 4 steals.
Chris Webber (Phi) had 23 points and 15 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Allen Iverson (Phi) had 17 points including 4-19 FG, 10 assists, and 3
steals.
Orl shot 56.3% (40-71) FG and Phi shot 38.3% (31-81) FG.

LAL 101, Mil 96 at LAL
Lamar Odom (LAL) had 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 43 points including 5-10 3-pointers and 14-14 FT and
5 rebounds.
Kwame Brown (LAL) had 16 points and 9 rebounds.
Charlie Bell (Mil) had 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 20 points including 3-4 3-pointers and 7 rebounds.

Chi 96, NO 82 at Chi
Luol Deng (Chi) had 17 points and 7 rebounds.
Ben Gordon (Chi) had 25 points including 9-15 FG.
Tyson Chandler (Chi) had 5 points including 1-6 FG, 21 rebounds including
7 offensive, and 4 blocks.
Chris Paul (NO) had 13 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals.
P.J. Brown (NO) had 11 points and 9 rebounds.

Mia 114, Cha 93 at Mia
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) had 22 points including 6-10 FT and 9 rebounds.
Dwyane Wade (Mia) had 24 points including 9-13 FG, 5 rebounds, 8 assists,
and 5 turnovers.
Antoine Walker (Mia) had 14 points on 7-11 FG.
Raymond Felton (Cha) had 23 points including 4-10 3-pointers.
Brevin Knight (Cha) had 17 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals.
Mia shot 57.7% (45-78) FG and Cha shot 44.7% (38-85) FG.

Den 117, Sea 104 at Den
Carmelo Anthony (Den) had 31 points on 9-26 FG and 13-15 FT and 5
rebounds.
Reggie Evans (Den) had 22 points and 9 rebounds including 6 offensive.
DerMarr Johnson (Den) had 16 points including 4-7 3-pointers.
Luke Ridnour (Sea) had 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Robert Swift (Sea) had 17 points including 7-9 FG, 11 rebounds including 5
offensive, and 4 blocks.
Kenyon Martin (Den, left knee contusion) did not play.



News from March 25.

Toronto signed Andre Barrett to a 2nd 10-day contract.

Washington activated Awvee Storey and placed Andray Blatche on IL.

The LA Clippers activated Vin Baker and placed Boniface N'Dong on IL.

Atlanta released James Lang and activated Tyronn Lue.

Sacramento activated Sergei Monia and placed Kevin Martin on IL with a
strained right thigh.


Dal 98, Atl 83 at Atl
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 27 points and 13 rebounds.
Jason Terry (Dal) had 26 points including 10-15 FG and 4 steals.
Marquis Daniels (Dal) had 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Al Harrington (Atl) had 19 points and 5 rebounds.
Joe Johnson (Atl) had 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 7 turnovers.
Adrian Griffin (Dal, strained left hamstring), Salim Stoudamire (Atl,
sprained right elbow), and Tyronn Lue (Atl, sprained right elbow) did not
play.

Pho 107, Den 96 at Pho
Shawn Marion (Pho) had 21 points, 14 rebounds including 5 offensive, and 3
steals.
Boris Diaw (Pho) had 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 13 assists.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 21 points including 5-11 3-pointers, 6 rebounds, and
6 assists.
Carmelo Anthony (Den) had 28 points including 11-19 FG.
Andre Miller (Den) had 24 points and 6 assists.

LAC 116, Was 101 at LAC
Corey Maggette (LAC) had 19 points including 9-11 FT and 5 rebounds.
Elton Brand (LAC) had 32 points on 12-19 FG and 8-10 FT, 9 rebounds, and 3
steals.
Chris Kaman (LAC) had 21 points, 13 rebounds including 6 offensive, and 5
turnovers.
Sam Cassell (LAC) had 26 points including 10-15 FG and 8 assists.
Antawn Jamison (Was) had 31 points.
Gilbert Arenas (Was) had 17 points including 5-16 FG, 6 rebounds, and 7
assists.
LAC shot 51.3% (39-76) FG and Was shot 41.1% (39-95) FG.
Cuttino Mobley (LAC, sprained right ankle) did not play.

Sac 91, Uta 89 at Uta
Kenny Thomas (Sac) had 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Mike Bibby (Sac) had 24 points including 10-14 FT, 8 assists, and 4
steals.
Bonzi Wells (Sac) had 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals.
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 19 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 turnovers.
Andrei Kirilenko (Uta) had 15 points including 5-11 FT, 14 rebounds
including 6 offensive, 10 blocks, 3 steals, and 5 turnovers.



News from March 26.

San Antonio signed Melvin Sanders for the rest of the season.

Charlotte activated Kevin Burleson and placed Raymond Felton on IL with an
abdominal injury.

The LA Clippers activated Boniface N'Dong and placed Cuttino Mobley on IL
with a sprained right ankle.

The LA Lakers activated Devin Green and placed Andrew Bynum on IL with a
sprained right foot.

Chicago signed Luke Schenscher for the rest of the season.


Stats Leaders
Points
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 34.8
Allen Iverson (Phi) 32.7
LeBron James (Cle) 31.0

Rebounds
Kevin Garnett (Min) 12.4
Dwight Howard (Orl) 12.3
Shawn Marion (Pho) 12.2

Assists
Steve Nash (Pho) 10.6
Baron Davis (GS) 8.9
Brevin Knight (GS) 8.9


NJ 79, Det 74 at Det
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 14 points and 5 assists.
Nenad Krstic (NJ) had 16 points and 9 rebounds.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 22 points on 7-21 FG and 7-10 FT, 7 rebounds, and 6
assists.
Richard Hamilton (Det) had 19 points on 9-27 FG.
Antonio McDyess (Det) had 11 points and 18 rebounds including 6 offensive.

LAC 97, Por 83 at Por
Corey Maggette (LAC) had 19 points on 3-9 FG and 13-13 FT and 6 rebounds.
Elton Brand (LAC) had 30 points including 10-13 FT, 11 rebounds, and 4
blocks.
Sam Cassell (LAC) had 12 points.
Juan Dixon (Por) had 15 points and 5 rebounds.
Travis Outlaw (Por) had 19 points.
LAC shot 50% (32-64) FG and Por shot 34.3% (24-70) FG.

LAL 105, NO 94 at LAL
Lamar Odom (LAL) had 23 points including 9-10 FT, 8 rebounds, and 5
assists.
Kwame Brown (LAL) had 17 points including 3-8 FT and 6 rebounds.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 30 points including 9-11 FT, 5 rebounds, and 3
steals.
David West (NO) had 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Chris Paul (NO) had 17 points and 6 assists.
LAL shot 34-49 FT and NO shot 14-20 FT.

Sea 106, SA 102 at Sea
Rashard Lewis (Sea) had 16 points.
Ray Allen (Sea) had 33 points including 5-6 3-pointers, 5 assists, and 5
turnovers.
Luke Ridnour (Sea) had 19 points, 7 assists, and 5 turnovers.
Tim Duncan (SA) had 28 points including 12-14 FT and 10 rebounds.
Tony Parker (SA) had 17 points, 12 assists, and 4 steals.

GS 90, Sac 83 at Sac
Mike Dunleavy (GS) had 17 points on 7-11 FG and 5 rebounds.
Adonal Foyle (GS) had 18 points including 8-11 FG and 5 rebounds.
Derek Fisher (GS) had 17 points including 5-14 FG and 4-5 3-pointers, 6
rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals, and 5 turnovers.
Mike Bibby (Sac) had 22 points including 8-23 FG and 4-13 3-pointers.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim (Sac) had 24 points and 9 rebounds.

Cle 104, Hou 102 OT at Hou
LeBron James (Cle) had 36 points including 8-11 FT, 6 rebounds, and 5
assists.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) had 21 points and 8 rebounds including 6
offensive.
Damon Jones (Cle) had 22 points including 8-10 FG and 5-6 3-pointers and 6
assists.
Yao Ming (Hou) had 27 points including 9-10 FT, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks, and
5 turnovers.
Rafer Alston (Hou) had 22 points including 9-12 FT, 7 rebounds, and 8
assists.

Ind 92, Phi 79 at Ind
Peja Stojakovic (Ind) had 18 points including 1-8 3-pointers and 8
rebounds.
Stephen Jackson (Ind) had 23 points and 5 turnovers.
Danny Granger (Ind) had 17 points on 7-10 FG and 3-4 3-pointers and 12
rebounds.
Chris Webber (Phi) had 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals.
Allen Iverson (Phi) had 26 points including 9-25 FG, 6 assists, 4 steals,
and 7 turnovers.
Ind shot 50.7% (34-67) FG and Phi shot 37.2% (32-86) FG.
Fred Jones (Ind, torn thumb ligament) did not play.

Chi 101, Bos 97 at Bos
Luol Deng (Chi) had 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Kirk Hinrich (Chi) had 16 points including 4-12 FG and 5 assists.
Chris Duhon (Chi) had 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 24 points including 8-21 FG, 8 rebounds, and 8
assists.
Wally Szczerbiak (Bos) had 23 points including 9-10 FT and 6 rebounds.

Orl 108, Atl 101 at Orl
Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) had 23 points.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Jameer Nelson (Orl) had 15 points and 6 rebounds.
Al Harrington (Atl) had 20 points and 5 assists.
Joe Johnson (Atl) had 19 points including 7-22 FG, 6 rebounds, 7 assists,
and 5 turnovers.
Orl shot 59.7% (43-72) FG and Atl shot 40% (34-85) FG.
Salim Stouamire (Atl, sprained right elbow) and Tyronn Lue (Atl, sprained
right elbow) did not play.

Mil 125, Tor 116 OT at Mil
Charlie Bell (Mil) had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists, and 3 steals.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 35 points including 4-9 3-pointers and 13-14 FT, 5
rebounds, and 6 assists.
Joe Smith (Mil) had 19 points on 4-4 FG and 11-14 FT.
Charlie Villanueva (Tor) had 48 points including 20-32 FG and 6-11
3-pointers and 9 rebounds.
Morris Peterson (Tor) had 17 points and 5 rebounds.
Mil shot 34-45 FT and Tor shot 12-17 FT.

Mem 102, Cha 95 at Mem
Pau Gasol (Mem) had 33 points on 12-20 FG and 9-14 FT and 15 rebounds
including 7 offensive.
Lorenzen Wright (Mem) had 13 points and 7 rebounds.
Mike Miller (Mem) had 20 points and 7 rebounds.
Gerald Wallace (Cha) had 25 points including 12-16 FT, 7 rebounds, and 4
blocks.
Brevin Knight (Cha) had 17 points, 16 assists, and 3 steals.
Kareem Rush (Cha) had 21 points and 5 rebounds.

Min 98, NY 94 at Min
Ricky Davis (Min) had 21 points on 4-14 FG and 12-14 FT and 8 rebounds.
Kevin Garnett (Min) had 26 points including 8-11 FT, 15 rebounds, and 6
turnovers.
Rashad McCants (Min) had 17 points.
Steve Francis (NY) had 15 points including 3-10 FG and 7 rebounds.
Jamal Crawford (NY) had 20 points and 3 steals.
Trenton Hassell (Min, sprained left ankle) and Qyntel Woods (NY, flu like
symptoms) did not play.


Schedule for Monday, March 27 [All times Central]
Indiana @ Miami 6:30 pm NBATV
Phoenix @ New Jersey 6:30 pm
New Orleans @ Utah 8:00 pm
Washington @ Golden State 9:30 pm


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