25 Oct 2006 09:33:26
Patricia Bender
News from October 24, 2006


News from October 24.

The NBA Board of Governors approved the sale of the Seattle Sonics to a
group lead by Clay Bennett.

Chicago exercised their 07-08 options for Ben Gordon, Luol Deng, and
Viktor Khryapa.

Minnesota exercised their 07-08 option for Rashad McCants.

Cleveland released Stephen Graham.

Portland signed Stephen Graham.

Houston released Kelenna Azubuike.

Miami released Antonio Burks and Daniel Horton.

Chris Mihm (LAL) is expected to be out 3 to 4 weeks with an injured right
ankle.

Older news
Charlotte released Joe Shipp on October 11.

The LA Lakers released Marcus Douthit and Mamadou N'diaye on October 12.

Memphis released Laron Profit on October 14.


Preseason games
Det 101, Was 94 at Det
Jason Maxiell (Det) had 21 points on 7-11 FG and 7-13 FT, 8 rebounds, and
5 turnovers.
Flip Murray (Det) had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Carlos Delfino (Det) had 13 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals.
Roger Mason (Was) had 22 points.
Caron Butler (Was) had 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Mia 92, Orl 82 at Orl
Antoine Walker (Mia) had 16 points including 5-15 FG and 10 rebounds.
Alonzo Mourning (Mia) had 14 points including 6-10 FT and 6 rebounds.
Vincent Grier (Mia) had 11 points including 4-5 FG and 8 rebounds.
Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) had 18 points and 7 rebounds.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 14 points including 8-13 FT, 8 rebounds, and 3
steals.

Cha 101, Ind 89 at Columbia, South Carolina
Sean May (Cha) had 20 points including 8-10 FG.
Adam Morrison (Cha) had 16 points including 5-14 FG.
Emeka Okafor (Cha) had 15 points including 7-11 FG and 7 rebounds.
Jermaine O'Neal (Ind) had 15 points on 3-10 FG and 9-11 FT and 11
rebounds.
Danny Granger (Ind) had 16 points and 6 rebounds.
Cha shot 50% (38-76) FG and Ind shot 39.1% (25-64) FG.

NJ 109, Bos 107 at NJ
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 26 points including 10-16 FG, 6 rebounds, and 5
assists.
Nenad Krstic (NJ) had 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 20 points and 5 assists.
Sebastian Telfair (Bos) had 21 points and 9 assists.
Wally Szczerbiak (Bos) had 16 points.

NY 113, Phi 102 at NY
Jamal Crawford (NY) had 19 points including 4-7 3-pointers.
Nate Robinson (NY) had 19 points on 7-11 FG and 5-7 3-pointers.
Steve Francis (NY) had 13 points including 5-7 FG, 6 rebounds, and 7
assists.
Chris Webber (Phi) had 17 points.
Kyle Korver (Phi) had 17 points on 7-10 FG and 3-3 3-pointers.

Chi 87, Mem 84 at Chi
Andres Nocioni (Chi) had 13 points including 3-4 3-pointers and 6
rebounds.
Ben Gordon (Chi) had 13 points.
Tyrus Thomas (Chi) had 10 points and 8 rebounds.
Mike Miller (Mem) had 23 points and 5 rebounds.
Hakim Warrick (Mem) had 14 points.

Uta 127, Den 107 at Den
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 16 points including 6-7 FG and 9 rebounds.
Matt Harpring (Uta) had 17 points and 5 rebounds.
Paul Millsap (Uta) had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
J.R. Smith (Den) had 26 points on 9-14 FG and 8-13 3-pointers.
Yakhouba Diawara (Den) had 17 points including 6-8 FG.
Uta shot 54.3% (44-81) FG and Den shot 42.9% (33-77) FG.

NO 84, Sac 81 at Sac
Desmond Mason (NO) had 17 points.
Chris Paul (NO) had 22 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, and 4 steals.
Bobby Jackson (NO) had 13 points.
Ron Artest (Sac) had 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Kevin Martin (Sac) had 21 points.
NO shot 9-13 FT and Sac shot 21-28 FT.

GS 108, Por 96 at GS
Mike Dunleavy (GS) had 18 points and 9 assists.
Baron Davis (GS) had 33 points including 13-17 FG, 5 rebounds, and 13
assists.
Anthony Roberson (GS) had 20 points.
Travis Outlaw (Por) had 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Juan Dixon (Por) had 20 points and 5 assists.


Schedule for Wednesday, October 25 [All times Central]
New Jersey @ Philadelphia 6:00 pm
Toronto @ Boston 6:30 pm
Dallas @ Cleveland 6:30 pm at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Memphis @ Detroit 6:30 pm
Chicago @ Minnesota 7:00 pm
Houston @ Miami 7:00 pm ESPN
Sacramento @ Seattle 9:00 pm
Portland @ LA Clippers 9:30 pm


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