01 Jan 2008 13:22:55
Patricia Bender
News from December 31, 2007


News from December 31.

The NBA named Chris Paul (NO) and Paul Pierce (Bos) as Players of the Week
for the week ending December 30. Paul averaged 25.7 points, 9.7 assists,
and 4.3 steals as New Orleans went 3-0. Pierce averaged 27.5 points and 6
rebounds as Boston went 4-0.

Washington released Mike Wilks.

Houston activated Steve Novak and Carl Landry and placed Steve Francis
(bilateral quadricep tendinitis) and Kirk Snyder (personal reasons) on IL.

Orlando activated Jameer Nelson and placed Pat Garrity on IL.


LAC 91, Min 82 at LAC
Corey Maggette (LAC) had 17 points including 9-13 FT, 3 steals, and 5
turnovers.
Chris Kaman (LAC) had 16 points including 5-7 FG, 16 rebounds, and 5
blocks.
Cuttino Mobley (LAC) had 18 points on 4-12 FG, 0-5 3-pointers, and 10-10
FT and 8 rebounds.
Ryan Gomes (Min) had 17 points and 15 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Richard Jefferson (Min) had 23 points and 15 rebounds including 5
offensive.
LAC shot 25-32 FT and Min shot 10-16 FT.
Tim Thomas (LAC, sore left knee) did not play.

Orl 112, Chi 110 OT at Chi
Rashard Lewis (Orl) had 19 points and 6 assists.
Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) had 17 points including the game winning jumper with
.7 seconds left, 5 rebounds, and 7 turnovers.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 17 points on 4-11 FG and 9-14 FT, 22 rebounds
including 5 offensive, 3 steals, and 5 blocks.
Luol Deng (Chi) had 21 points and 7 rebounds.
Joe Smith (Chi) had 16 points and 9 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Ben Gordon (Chi) had 39 points including 16-27 FG.

Det 114, Mil 69 at Det
Tayshaun Prince (Det) had 15 points.
Chauncey Billups (Det) had 13 points and 12 assists.
Richard Hamilton (Det) had 22 points including 9-10 FG.
Yi Jianlian (Mil) had 12 points and 8 rebounds.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 18 points and 5 rebounds.
Det shot 58.4% (45-77) FG and Mil shot 36.1% (26-72) FG.
Maurice Williams (Mil, left Achilles tendinitis) did not play.

Cha 107, Ind 103 OT at Cha
Jason Richardson (Cha) had 28 points including 4-8 3-pointers and 8
rebounds.
Gerald Wallace (Cha) had 36 points including 16-22 FG, 8 rebounds, and 4
steals.
Emeka Okafor (Cha) had 10 points including 4-11 FG, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks,
and 3 steals.
Jermaine O'Neal (Ind) had 20 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks.
Troy Murphy (Ind) had 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Mike Dunleavy (Ind) had 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 turnovers.
Cha shot 29-40 FT and Ind shot 13-15 FT.
Othella Harrington (Cha, injured left knee) did not play.

Tor 97, NO 92 at NO
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 29 points.
Jose Calderon (Tor) had 17 points and 12 assists.
Anthony Parker (Tor) had 19 points including 8-10 FG and 5 assists.
Peja Stojakovic (NO) had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
David West (NO) had 33 points including 15-21 FG, 11 rebounds including 5
offensive, and 6 turnovers.
Chris Paul (NO) had 23 points including 7-11 FT, 6 rebounds, and 16
assists.
Melvin Ely (NO, fractured left eye socket) did not play.

GS 112, Hou 95 at Hou
Al Harrington (GS) had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Baron Davis (GS) had 23 points including 8-23 FG, 6 rebounds, 7 assists,
and 7 turnovers.
Monta Ellis (GS) had 20 points including 8-11 FG and 6 rebounds.
Yao Ming (Hou) had 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
Rafer Alston (Hou) had 22 points and 5 assists.

Uta 111, Por 101 at Uta
Andrei Kirilenko (Uta) had 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Carlos Boozer (Uta) had 19 points including 9-15 FG and 9 rebounds.
Deron Williams (Uta) had 18 points and 8 assists.
LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) had 36 points on 12-17 FG and 12-14 FT.
Brandon Roy (Por) had 17 points and 5 assists.

Phi 98, Sea 90 at Sea
Andre Miller (Phi) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Andre Iguodala (Phi) had 25 points including 9-16 FG and 5 rebounds.
Louis Williams (Phi) had 19 points including 12-14 FT and 4 steals.
Nick Collison (Sea) had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Earl Watson (Sea) had 18 points including 3-4 3-pointers and 7 assists.
Kevin Durant (Sea, injured finger left hand), Luke Ridnour (Sea, sore left
quad), and Chris Wilcox (Sea, sprained left knee) did not play.


Schedule for Tuesday, January 1
No games scheduled

Schedule for Wednesday, January 2 (All times Central)
Detroit @ Washington 6:00 pm
Chicago @ Charlotte 6:00 pm
New Jersey @ Orlando 6:00 pm ESPN
Atlanta @ Cleveland 6:00 pm
Memphis @ Indiana 6:00 pm
Houston @ Boston 6:30 pm
Sacramento @ New York 6:30 pm
Milwaukee @ Miami 6:30 pm
Portland @ Minnesota 7:00 pm
Golden State @ Dallas 7:30 pm NBATV
Philadelphia @ Utah 8:00 pm
New Orleans @ LA Clippers 9:30 pm


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02 Jan 2008 09:46:11
Mr Black
Re: News from December 31, 2007

> Richard Jefferson (Min) had 23 points and 15 rebounds including 5
> offensive.


did i miss a trade?????