20 Oct 2006 13:22:58
Patricia Bender
News from October 19, 2006


News from October 19.

Dallas signed Josh Howard to a 4 year, $40 million contract extension.
Howard is now signed through 10-11.

Phoenix signed Boris Diaw to a 5 year, $45 million contract extension.
Diaw is now signed through 11-12.

Detroit released Rick Rickert and Rob Griffin.

Houston released Matt Haryasz.

Phoenix released Davin White.

Kwame Brown (LAL) is expected to be out 3 to 4 weeks with a right shoulder
injury.

Troy Murphy (GS) underwent surgery on his broken nose.


Preseason games
Dal 88, Mil 71 at Dal
Josh Howard (Dal) had 15 points and 8 rebounds.
Greg Buckner (Dal) had 19 points and 5 rebounds.
Devin Harris (Dal) had 12 points.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 14 points including 3-11 FG.
Chris McCray (Mil) had 9 points and 3 steals.
Dal out-scored Mil 22-4 in the 3rd quarter.

GS 112, NO 103 at Los Angeles, California
Monta Ellis (GS) had 18 points on 5-16 FG and 8-11 FT, 3 steals, and 5
turnovers.
Dajuan Wagner (GS) had 14 points.
Andris Biedrins (GS) had 13 points including 6-6 FG and 7 rebounds.
Linton Johnson (NO) had 17 points, 7 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Jannero Pargo (NO) had 17 points, 10 assists, and 5 turnovers.
GS shot 51.3% (40-78) FG and NO shot 41.2% (35-85) FG.

Ind 109, Cha 96 at Ind
Al Harrington (Ind) had 25 points including 10-16 FG.
Stephen Jackson (Ind) had 18 points on 4-15 FG and 9-11 FT.
Josh Powell (Ind) had 20 points including 7-10 FG and 5 rebounds.
Emeka Okafor (Cha) had 14 points including 6-7 FG and 8 rebounds.
Melvin Ely (Cha) had 15 points including 9-10 FT.
Ind shot 52.1% (37-71) FG and Cha shot 40.2% (33-82) FG.

Orl 109, Atl 88 at Birmingham, Alabama
Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) had 21 points including 8-9 FG and 3-3 3-pointers.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 20 points including 8-12 FT, 16 rebounds including
6 offensive, and 3 steals.
Carlos Arroyo (Orl) had 16 points on 3-12 FG and 10-10 FT and 7 assists.
Marvin Williams (Atl) had 15 points.
Salim Stoudamire (Atl) had 13 points.

Chi 99, SA 67 at SA
Ben Gordon (Chi) had 19 points.
Tyrus Thomas (Chi) had 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Kirk Hinrich (Chi) had 10 points and 5 assists.
Tim Duncan (SA) had 11 points on 5-6 FG.
Francisco Elson (SA) had 2 points and 9 rebounds.
Chi shot 47.7% (42-88) FG and SA shot 33.8% (24-71) FG.

Tor 118, Maccabi Tel Aviv 84 at Tor
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 16 points and 7 rebounds.
Fred Jones (Tor) had 16 points.
T.J. Ford (Tor) had 13 points and 5 assists.
Noel Felix (TA) had 19 points and 7 rebounds.

Uta 104, Por 90 at Uta
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 23 points and 7 rebounds.
Mehmet Okur (Uta) had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Andrei Kirilenko (Uta) had 15 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6
blocks.
Zach Randolph (Por) had 17 points including 9-10 FT and 6 rebounds.
Brandon Roy (Por) had 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Uta shot 51.3% (40-78) FG and Por shot 40.5% (30-74) FG.

LAC 91, LAL 90 at LAL
Elton Brand (LAC) had 20 points including 10-10 FT and 5 rebounds.
Cuttino Mobley (LAC) had 26 points including 12-13 FT.
Corey Maggette (LAC) had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Andrew Bynum (LAL) had 15 points.
Smush Parker (LAL) had 13 points on 3-11 FG and 7-10 FT and 6 rebounds.

Pho 111, Sac 94 at Pho
Shawn Marion (Pho) had 20 points and 8 rebounds.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 17 points on a perfect 6-6 FG, 2-2 3-pointers, and
3-3 FT and 13 assists.
James Jones (Pho) had 14 points.
Ron Artest (Sac) had 14 points.
John Salmons (Sac) had 15 points and 11 rebounds.


Schedule for Friday, October 20 [All times Central]
Philadelphia @ New Jersey 6:30 pm
Miami @ Memphis 7:00 pm
Golden State @ LA Clippers 7:00 pm
Minnesota @ Chicago 7:30 pm
Utah @ Sacramento 9:00 pm NBATV
New Orleans @ LA Lakers 9:30 pm
Portland @ Seattle 9:30 pm


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