28 Oct 2006 00:42:35
Patricia Bender
News from October 27, 2006


News from October 27.

The NBA suspended Danny Fortson (Sea) for 1 game for his flagrant foul on
Ron Artest (Sac) during Wednesday's Sea-Sac game.

Brian Grant announced his retirement from the NBA.

Golden State released Chris Taft.

Houston released Ryan Bowen and Casey Jacobsen.

Houston exercised their 07-08 options for Luther Head and Kirk Snyder.

The LA Lakers exercised their 07-08 options for Sasha Vujacic and Andrew
Bynum.

New Jersey exercised their 07-08 options for Nenad Krstic and Antoine
Wright.

Marc Jackson (NO) is out indefinitely with a strained left hamstring.

Robert Swift (Sea) has a torn right ACL and will need to undergo surgery.
He will miss the entire 06-07 season.


Preseason games
SA 100, Dal 79 at SA
Manu Ginobili (SA) had 16 points including 6-8 FG and 3-4 3-pointers.
Tony Parker (SA) had 20 points including 9-11 FG.
Francisco Elson (SA) had 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Josh Howard (Dal) had 15 points and 7 rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 13 points including 3-11 FG.
SA shot 56.2% (41-73) FG and Dal shot 38.2% (29-76) FG.

NJ 138, NY 121 at NJ
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 32 points including 12-19 FG, 5 rebounds, and 5
turnovers.
Nenad Krstic (NJ) had 20 points including 8-10 FT.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 21 points and 6 rebounds.
Marcus Williams (NJ) had 21 points including 3-4 3-pointers, 9 assists,
and 3 steals.
Bostjan Nachbar (NJ) had 20 points and 5 rebounds.
Steve Francis (NY) had 39 points on 13-20 FG and 12-12 FT, 6 rebounds, 6
assists, and 5 turnovers.
Stephon Marbury (NY) had 24 points, 6 assists, and 5 turnovers.
Eddy Curry (NY) had 19 points including 9-14 FG, 9 rebounds, and 6
turnovers.

Atl 105, Cha 94 at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Zaza Pachulia (Atl) had 15 points and 5 rebounds.
Josh Childress (Atl) had 16 points.
Joe Johnson (Atl) had 12 points.
Walter Herrmann (Cha) had 18 points including 4-12 FG.
Sean May (Cha) had 12 points and 7 rebounds.

Min 101, Mil 76 at Grand Forks, North Dakota
Mike James (Min) had 15 points.
Kevin Garnett (Min) had 21 points.
Ricky Davis (Min) had 13 points.
Damir Markota (Mil) had 17 points.
Ersan Ilvasova (Mil) had 12 points.

Chi 108, Tor 97 at Chi
Luol Deng (Chi) had 15 points including 7-10 FT.
Ben Gordon (Chi) had 38 points on 12-20 FG and 12-12 FT.
Andres Nocioni (Chi) had 15 points and 5 rebounds.
Morris Peterson (Tor) had 20 points including 5-7 3-pointers.
Anthony Parker (Tor) had 13 points and 5 rebounds.

Sac 84, Por 78 at Sac
Ron Artest (Sac) had 19 points and 8 rebounds.
Kevin Martin (Sac) had 26 points and 3 steals.
Brad Miller (sac) had 11 points including 4-13 FG and 8 rebounds.
Brandon Roy (Por) had 16 points including 4-12 FG and 5 assists.
Stephen Graham (Por) had 10 points and 6 rebounds.

Den 112, LAC 86 at LAC
DerMarr Johnson (Den) had 17 points including 6-7 FG and 4-4 3-pointers
and 5 rebounds.
Andre Miller (Den) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Kenyon Martin (Den) had 13 points.
Corey Maggette (LAC) had 16 points including 4-13 FG and 9 rebounds.
Elton Brand (LAC) had 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Den shot 47.3% (35-74) FG and LAC shot 29.7% (27-91) FG.


Thus ends the 06-07 preseason. Opening day rosters (maximum 15 players)
are due October 30. The 06-07 regular season starts October 31.


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