11 Jan 2009 16:32:40
Patricia Bender
News from January 9 and 10, 2009


News from January 9.


Yi Jianlian (Mil) suffered a broken right pinkie finger during the NJ-Mil
games and is expected to be out 3 to 4 weeks.

Dallas activated Gerald Green and placed Shawne Williams on IL.

Atlanta activated Acie Law and placed Thomas Gardner on IL.

Orlando activated Keith Bogans and placed Adonal Foyle on IL.

Charlotte activated Raja Bell and placed Ryan Hollins on IL.

Oklahoma City placed Desmond Mason (strained back) on IL.

Milwaukee activated Malik Allen and placed Damon Jones on IL.


Pho 128, Dal 100 at Pho
Shaquille O'Neal (Pho) had 25 points including 9-15 FG and 10 rebounds.
Jason Richardson (Pho) had 21 points including 9-13 FG.
Leandro Barbosa (Pho) had 20 points including 8-11 FG.
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) had 19 points and 7 rebounds including 5 offensive.
Jason Kidd (Dal) had 15 points including 3-3 3-pointers, 5 rebounds, and 7
assists.
Pho shot 62.7% (52-83) FG and Dal shot 43.5% (37-85) FG.
Phoenix out-scored Dallas 40-19 in the 3rd quarter.

Cle 98, Bos 83 at Cle
LeBron James (Cle) had 38 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 3
blocks.
Anderson Varejao (Cle) had 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Maurice Williams (Cle) had 13 points.
Kevin Garnett (Bos) had 18 points and 15 rebounds.
Paul Pierce (Bos) had 11 points including 4-15 FG, 5 rebounds, and 5
turnovers.
Cle shot 24-33 FT and Bos shot 12-17 FT.

Det 93, Den 90 at Den
Tayshaun Prince (Det) had 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Allen Iverson (Det) had 23 points on 6-18 FG and 9-11 FT.
Arron Afflalo (Det) had 17 points.
Chauncey Billups (Den) had 30 points including 11-19 FG.
Nene (Den) had 15 points including 9-12 FT and 9 rebounds.
Rasheed Wallace (Det, sore right foot) and Carmelo Anthony (Den, fractured
bone right hand) did not play.

LAL 121, Ind 119 at LAL
Pau Gasol (LAL) had 21 points including 9-13 FG and 11 rebounds.
Andrew Bynum (LAL) had 20 points including 8-10 FG and 5 rebounds.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) had 36 points including 15-17 FT and the game winning
jumper with 3 seconds left, 7 rebounds, 13 assists, and 5 turnovers.
Danny Granger (Ind) had 28 points including 10-11 FT.
Troy Murphy (Ind) had 24 points on 9-14 FG and 6-9 3-pointers and 6
rebounds.
Mike Dunleavy (Ind) had 22 points and 5 assists.

Orl 121, Atl 87 at Orl
Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) had 21 points including 6-9 FG and 5-5 3-pointers and
6 rebounds.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 16 points on 6-9 FG and 4-10 FT, 10 rebounds, and
4 blocks.
Jameer Nelson (Orl) had 14 points and 9 assists.
Acie Law (Atl) had 16 points.
Solomon Jones (Atl) had 12 points
Orl shot 48.2% (40-83) FG and Atl shot 35% (28-80) FG.

Phi 93, Cha 87 at Phi
Andre Miller (Phi) had 22 points including 9-12 FG and 6 assists.
Thaddeus Young (Phi) had 15 points and 8 rebounds.
Andre Iguodala (Phi) had 12 points including 4-12 FG and 7 assists.
Emeka Okafor (Cha) had 24 points including 10-13 FG and 11 rebounds.
Raymond Felton (Cha) had 13 points and 8 assists.

Tor 103, Mem 82 at Tor
Chris Bosh (Tor) had 32 points on 11-13 FG and 10-12 FT, 10 rebounds, and
3 blocks.
Andrea Bargnani (Tor) had 21 points including 3-4 3-pointers and 8
rebounds.
Will Solomon (Tor) had 10 points, 9 assists, and 3 steals.
Rudy Gay (Mem) had 22 points on 10-15 FG and 5 rebounds.
Hakim Warrick (Mem) had 18 points including 7-10 FT and 6 rebounds.
Tor shot 55.6% (40-72) FG and Mem shot 42.5% (31-73) FG.
Jose Calderon (Tor, strained right hamstring) did not play.

NO 107, LAC 80 at NO
Tyson Chandler (NO) had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Rasual Butler (NO) had 27 points including 6-10 3-pointers.
Chris Paul (NO) had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals.
Marcus Camby (LAC) had 13 points and 17 rebounds.
Mardy Collins (LAC) had 15 points including 6-9 FG, 6 assists, and 5
turnovers.
Baron Davis (LAC, bruised tailbone) and Ricky Davis (LAC, suspended) did
not play.

Hou 98, OKC 96 at OKC
Tracy McGrady (Hou) had 26 points including 9-10 FT and 4 steals.
Yao Ming (Hou) had 14 points including 3-10 FG, 7 rebounds, and 6
turnovers.
Luis Scola (Hou) had 14 points including 6-7 FG and 6 rebounds.
Kevin Durant (OKC) had 27 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 7 turnovers.
Russell Westbrook (OKC) had 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Ron Artest (Hou, sprained ankle) and Brent Barry (Hou, personal reasons)
did not play.
Hou shot 25-31 FT and OKC shot 14-16 FT.

Chi 98, Was 86 at Chi
Tyrus Thomas (Chi) had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Drew Gooden (Chi) had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Ben Gordon (Chi) had 22 points on 9-16 FG and 4-7 3-pointers and 5
assists.
Nick Young (Was) had 28 points including 12-15 FG.
Antawn Jamison (Was) had 12 points including 4-12 FG and 11 rebounds.
Luol Deng (Chi, sprained left ankle) did not play.

Mil 104, NJ 102 at Mil
Michael Redd (Mil) had 24 points including 5-10 3-pointers.
Charlies Villanueva (Mil) had 23 points including 10-16 FG, 5 rebounds,
and 3 steals.
Luke Ridnour (Mil) had 10 points including the game winning floater with
.5 seconds left.
Vince Carter (NJ) had 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 14 assists.
Yi Jianlian (NJ) had 16 points including 3-4 3-pointers.

Mia 119, Sac 115 OT at Sac
Dwyane Wade (Mia) had 41 points including 18-24 FT, 5 rebounds, 7 assists,
and 3 steals.
Michael Beasley (Mia) had 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Udonis Haslem (Mia) had 11 points and 8 rebounds.
John Salmons (Sac) had 29 points on 9-14 FG and 9-10 FT and 6 rebounds.
Kevin Martin (Sac) had 28 points on 6-18 FG and 14-15 FT.
Spencer Hawes (Sac) had 19 points including 7-11 FG and 5 rebounds.



News from January 10.

Memphis signed Darius Miles to a 10-day contract.

Sacramento assigned Donte Greene to the NBADL

Carlos Boozer (Uta) is expected to be out at least 4 weeks after undergo
surgery on his left knee to remove loose cartilage.

Charlotte activated Shannon Brown and placed Matt Carroll on IL.

Milwaukee activated Andrew Bogut and placed Malik Allen on IL.

Minnesota activated Mark Madsen and placed Kevin Ollie on IL.

Oklahoma City activated Desmond Mason and placed Robert Swift on IL.

Houston activated Shane Battier and placed Tracy McGrady (sore left knee)
on IL.

Utah activated Morris Almond and placed C.J. Miles on IL.

Golden State activated Anthony Morrow and placed Brandan Wright
(dislocated left shoulder) on IL.

Portland activated Brandon Roy and placed Shavlik Randolph on IL.


Stats Leaders
Points
Dwyane Wade (Mia) 29.1
LeBron James (Cle) 27.7
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 27.2

Rebounds
Dwight Howard (Orl) 13.7
Marcus Camby (LAC) 13.6
Andris Biedrins (GS) 12.1

Assists
Chris Paul (NO) 11.3
Deron Williams (Uta) 9.9
Jose Calderon (Tor) 8.7


Hou 96, NY 76 at Hou
Luis Scola (Hou) had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Rafer Alston (Hou) had 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Aaron Brooks (Hou) had 16 points including 4-10 3-pointers.
Tim Thomas (NY) had 18 points including 4-8 3-pointers.
Nate Robinson (NY) had 17 points and 6 rebounds.
Ron Artest (Hou, sprained right ankle) and Eddy Curry (NY, sore left knee)
did not play.

Uta 99. Det 82 at Uta
Ronnie Brewer (Uta) had 16 points.
Mehmet Okur (Uta) had 22 points including 8-9 FG and 3-3 3-pointers and 6
rebounds.
Andrei Kirilenko (Uta) had 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Rodney Stuckey (Det) had 19 points.
Allen Iverson (Det) had 11 points including 4-13 FG and 5 assists.
Uta shot 53.5% (38-71) FG and Det shot 35.9% (28-78) FG.

Por 113, GS 100 at Por
LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) had 26 points including 11-18 FG, 7 rebounds
including 6 offensive, and 5 assists.
Brandon Roy (Por) had 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Travis Outlaw (Por) had 19 points.
Kelenna Azubuike (GS) had 21 points including 9-12 FG.
Corey Maggette (GS) had 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Marcus Williams (GS, flu) did not play.

Cha 92, Was 89 at Was
Boris Diaw (Cha) had 18 points.
Raja Bell (Cha) had 19 points and 5 assists.
Raymond Felton (Cha) had 9 points including 2-9 FG, 11 assists, and 6
turnovers.
Caron Butler (Was) had 19 points including 11-12 FT.
Andray Blatche (Was) had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Min 106, Mil 104 at Min
Al Jefferson (Min) had 20 points and 7 rebounds.
Sebastian Telfair (Min) had 17 points, 11 assists and 5 turnovers.
Rodney Carney (Min) had 22 points including 7-11 FG and 4-6 3-pointers.
Richard Jefferson (Mil) had 29 points including 10-15 FG.
Michael Redd (Mil) had 32 points including 4-9 3-pointers.

OKC 109, Chi 98 OT at Chi
Kevin Durant (OKC) had 28 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 turnovers.
Nick Collison (OKC) had 21 points including 9-12 FG and 9 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook (OKC) had 14 points including 5-20 FG and 12 rebounds
including 7 offensive.
Drew Gooden (Chi) had 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Ben Gordon (Chi) had 22 points and 5 turnovers.
OKC out-scored Chi 15-4 in overtime.
Luol Deng (Chi, sprained left ankle) and Thabo Sefolosha (Chi, ill) did
not play.


Schedule for Sunday, January 11 (All times Central)
Boston @ Toronto 11:30 am
Philadelphia @ Atlanta 1:00 pm
Phoenix @ LA Clippers 2:30 pm
Orlando @ San Antonio 7:30 pm NBATV
Indiana @ Golden State 8:00 pm
Dallas @ Sacramento 8:00 pm
Miami @ LA Lakers 8:30 pm


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