18 Dec 2007 13:19:42
Patricia Bender
News from December 17, 2007


News from December 17.

The NBA named Brandon Roy (Por) and Paul Pierce (Bos) as Players of the
Week for the week ending December 16. Roy averaged 23 points and 6.3
assists as Portland went 4-0. Pierce averaged 25.3 points and 5 rebounds
as Boston went 3-0.

Melvin Ely (NO) is expected to be out until mid-January with a fractured
left eye socket.

Dallas assigned Maurice Ager to the NBADL.

Chicago recalled JamesOn Curry from the NBADL.

San Antonio activated Tony Parker and placed Francisco Elson on IL with a
sprained right ankle.

New York activated Stephon Marbury and placed Wilson Chandler on IL.

Cleveland activated Daniel Gibson and placed Dwayne Jones on IL.


Dal 111, Orl 108 at Dal
Josh Howard (Dal) had 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 31 points and 11 rebounds.
Devin Harris (Dal) had 15 points on 7-11 FG and 9 assists.
Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) had 21 points including 10-10 FT.
Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) had 26 points including 10-14 FG and 6 rebounds.
Rashard Lewis (Orl) had 15 points and 8 rebounds.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 22 points including 9-16 FG, 13 rebounds, and 5
assists.

Pho 100, SA 95 at SA
Grant Hill (Pho) had 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
Amare Stoudemire (Pho) had 17 points and 6 rebounds.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Tim Duncan (SA) had 36 points including 15-25 FG and 17 rebounds including
6 offensive.
Manu Ginobili (SA) had 18 points including 6-19 FG and 5 assists.
Tony Parker (SA, sprained left ankle) did not play.

Por 88, NO 76 at Por
Martell Webster (Por) had 13 points.
Steve Blake (Por) had 10 points on 4-5 FG.
Brandon Roy (Por) had 24 points including 10-17 FG and 8 assists.
David West (NO) had 21 points and 6 rebounds.
Tyson Chandler (NO) had 16 points on a perfect 8-8 FG and 19 rebounds
including 12 offensive.
LaMarcus Aldridge (Por, plantar fasciitis), Peja Stojakovic (NO, strained
left groin), and Melvin Ely (NO, fractured left eye socket) did not play.

GS 125, Mem 117 at Mem
Stephen Jackson (GS) had 28 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Baron Davis (GS) had 22 points and 8 assists.
Monta Ellis (GS) had 23 points and 5 rebounds.
Al Harrington (GS) had 17 points and 6 rebounds.
Rudy Gay (Mem) had 32 points on 11-18 FG and 9-10 FT.
Mike Miller (Mem) had 20 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 7 turnovers.
Kyle Lowry (Mem) had 18 points and 5 rebounds.
GS out-rebounded Mem 52-35 including 13-7 offensive.

Ind 119, NY 92 at NY
Mike Dunleavy (Ind) had 36 points including 13-18 FG and 7 rebounds.
Jermaine O'Neal (Ind) had 22 points on 11-16 FG.
Troy Murphy (Ind) had 17 points including 5-8 3-pointers and 9 rebounds.
Danny Granger (Ind) had 16 points and 9 rebounds.
Zach Randolph (NY) had 26 points and 9 rebounds.
Stephon Marbury (NY) had 16 points and 10 rebounds including 6 offensive.
Ind shot 58.3% (49-84) FG and NY shot 38% (30-79) FG.
Ind shot 10-10 FT and NY shot 28-36 FT.

Atl 116, Uta 111 at Atl
Marvin Williams (Atl) had 21 points including 11-12 FT, 6 rebounds, and 3
steals.
Josh Smith (Atl) had 18 points including 8-10 FT, 12 rebounds including 6
offensive, and 5 blocks.
Anthony Johnson (Atl) had 17 points on 7-11 FG and 3-4 3-pointers and 14
assists.
Joe Johnson (Atl) had 26 points including 9-11 FT and 5 assists.
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 39 points on 15-24 FG and 9-14 FT and 12 rebounds.
Ronnie Brewer (Uta) had 19 points including 9-11 FG and 4 steals.
Lorenzen Wright (Atl, flue like symptoms), Acie Law (Atl, injured left
ankle), Salim Stoudamire (Atl, sprained right ankle), and Matt Harpring
(Uta, gastric distress tests) did not play.

Cle 104, Mil 99 2OT at Cle
LeBron James (Cle) had 31 points including 11-13 FT, 8 rebounds, and 5
assists in 50 minutes.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) had 24 points, 11 rebounds including 5 offensive,
and 3 blocks.
Devin Brown (Cle) had 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Maurice Williams (Mil) had 18 points including 6-20 FG, 7 rebounds, and 8
assists in 51 minutes.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 22 points including 7-22 FG, 7 rebounds, 9 assists,
and 3 steals in 54 minutes.

Mia 91, Min 87 at Mia
Udonis Haslem (Mia) had 18 points, 16 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) had 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Dwyane Wade (Mia) had 30 points on 6-22 FG and 18-20 FT.
Al Jefferson (Min) had 22 points and 20 rebounds including 6 offensive.
Rashad McCants (Min) had 19 points including 4-11 3-pointers.
Mia shot 31-42 FT and Min shot 17-23 FT.
Antoine Walker (Min, sore left ankle) did not play.


Schedule for Tuesday, December 18 (All times Central)
Sacramento @ New Jersey 6:30 pm
LA Lakers @ Chicago 7:30 pm NBATV
Toronto @ LA Clippers 9:30 pm


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