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Howard doubles up again for Magic

By Associated press
Published November 19, 2006


ORLANDO - Dwight Howard posted his second 20-20 game this season with 24 points and 21 rebounds, and the Magic ran away from the Bobcats 97-83 Saturday night.

Darko Milicic had 14 points and eight rebounds and Grant Hill added 15 points as Orlando won its fourth straight.

Charlotte's Emeka Okafor, taken one spot behind Howard with the No. 2 pick in the 2004 draft, went 13-for-15 from the field for 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds, but he received little support. Sean May had 12 points for the Bobcats and rookie Adam Morrison 10, but Morrison was held scoreless in the second half.

CHARLOTTE (83): Wallace 1-10 4-4 6, May 5-10 2-2 12, Okafor 13-15 0-1 26, Morrison 5-15 0-1 10, Felton 2-11 5-8 10, Brezec 1-1 0-0 2, Voskuhl 0-0 0-0 0, Robinson 2-6 7-8 11, Carroll 2-6 2-2 6, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Ely 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 31-78 20-26 83.

ORLANDO (97): Turkoglu 3-9 1-1 8, Battie 1-3 0-0 2, Howard 7-12 10-13 24, G.Hill 5-11 5-7 15, Nelson 3-7 2-2 9, Milicic 7-12 0-2 14, Dooling 4-8 0-0 9, Ariza 2-4 1-1 5, Arroyo 3-7 1-1 8, Garrity 1-2 0-0 3, Bogans 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 36-78 20-27 97.

Charlotte 20 23 21 19 - 83

Orlando 25 32 19 21 - 97

3-Point Goals-Charlotte 1-17 (Felton 1-4, Anderson 0-2, Carroll 0-2, Morrison 0-3, Wallace 0-6), Orlando 5-10 (Dooling 1-1, Nelson 1-1, Arroyo 1-2, Garrity 1-2, Turkoglu 1-2, G.Hill 0-1, Bogans 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Charlotte 50 (Okafor 9), Orlando 52 (Howard 21). Assists-Charlotte 19 (Felton 10), Orlando 21 (Nelson 4). Total Fouls-Charlotte 18, Orlando 21. Technicals-Charlotte Defensive Three Second, May, Orlando Defensive Three Second. A-17,451. (17,248).

Wizards 111, Cavaliers 99

WASHINGTON - Gilbert Arenas came out of a recent personal slump by scoring 45 - 25 more than LeBron James - and the Wizards ended a three-game losing streak.

There was a scary moment for the Wizards when guard Jarvis Hayes went down after a collision with Cleveland's Shannon Brown. Hayes was immobilized and taken to the hospital for precautionary tests after bruising his back and banging his head. Hayes was speaking and had movement in his arms and legs, the Wizards said.

 

CLEVELAND (99): James 8-20 4-5 20, Gooden 2-8 0-0 4, Ilgauskas 6-8 4-4 16, Wesley 2-3 0-0 5, Snow 2-3 0-0 4, Da.Jones 4-10 0-0 10, Marshall 3-5 0-0 7, Varejao 4-7 4-4 12, Gibson 2-4 0-0 5, Pavlovic 5-12 1-1 12, S.Brown 1-3 2-2 4, Pollard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-83 15-16 99.

WASHINGTON (111): Butler 5-15 1-1 11, Jamison 6-12 4-4 16, Thomas 3-5 3-7 9, Stevenson 6-12 2-2 15, Arenas 14-22 10-12 45, Haywood 3-4 1-1 7, Hayes 2-8 0-0 4, Daniels 1-4 2-2 4, Ruffin 0-0 0-0 0, Blatche 0-0 0-0 0, Mason 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-84 23-29 111.

Cleveland 29 29 16 25 - 99

Washington 26 36 31 18 - 111

3-Point Goals-Cleveland 6-19 (Da.Jones 2-7, Wesley 1-1, Marshall 1-2, Gibson 1-3, Pavlovic 1-4, James 0-1, S.Brown 0-1), Washington 8-18 (Arenas 7-11, Stevenson 1-1, Butler 0-1, Mason 0-1, Hayes 0-2, Jamison 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Cleveland 45 (Gooden 7), Washington 50 (Butler 10). Assists-Cleveland 28 (Snow 8), Washington 19 (Arenas 6). Total Fouls-Cleveland 22, Washington 17. Technicals-Cleveland coach Mike.Brown, Da.Jones 2. Ejected-Da.Jones. A-20,173. (20,173).

Heat 93, Hawks 88 (OT)

ATLANTA - Dwyane Wade scored 37, Jason Williams hit the go-ahead shot on a 3-pointer as Miami broke a three-game skid.

Wade hit a jumper from outside the arc to the tie the score at 81. After Tyronn Lue missed a 3-pointer for the Hawks, Wade lured the defense toward him before dishing to Williams, who made the long jumper with 1:31 left to put Miami ahead to stay.

MIAMI (93): Walker 2-12 0-2 4, Haslem 7-12 7-7 21, Mourning 4-12 1-2 9, Wade 11-25 14-17 37, Payton 0-7 0-0 0, J.Williams 4-10 0-0 10, Doleac 3-3 2-2 8, Posey 0-0 0-0 0, Kapono 0-2 2-2 2, D.Wright 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 32-88 26-32 93.

ATLANTA (88): Smith 6-15 4-6 16, S.Williams 1-4 5-6 7, Pachulia 4-8 4-4 12, Johnson 8-21 5-11 22, Claxton 1-7 0-0 2, Bozeman 1-3 0-0 2, Lue 6-16 1-2 13, L.Wright 3-6 0-1 6, Stoudamire 3-9 0-0 8, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-89 19-30 88.

Miami 20 22 16 16 19 - 93

Atlanta 12 20 27 15 14 - 88

3-Point Goals-Miami 3-15 (J.Williams 2-3, Wade 1-2, Kapono 0-1, D.Wright 0-1, Payton 0-2, Walker 0-6), Atlanta 3-24 (Stoudamire 2-6, Johnson 1-6, Bozeman 0-1, Smith 0-4, Lue 0-7). Fouled Out-Mourning, Pachulia, L.Wright. Rebounds-Miami 68 (Haslem 17), Atlanta 61 (Smith 13). Assists-Miami 18 (Wade 9), Atlanta 14 (Lue 5). Total Fouls-Miami 26, Atlanta 26. Technicals-Miami Defensive Three Second. A-19,744. (18,729).

Pistons 104, Rockets 92

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Richard Hamilton scored 30 and Chauncey Billups added 23 for the Pistons.

The Pistons made a 17-2 run that gave them a 98-85 lead.

HOUSTON (92): Battier 4-6 0-0 9, Howard 0-4 0-0 0, Yao 8-18 17-20 33, McGrady 9-16 5-5 24, Alston 2-8 0-0 5, Snyder 2-6 3-4 7, Mutombo 0-0 2-2 2, Padgett 1-4 2-2 4, Head 3-7 0-0 8. Totals 29-69 29-33 92.

DETROIT (104): Prince 5-12 5-6 15, Wallace 6-11 2-3 15, Mohammed 1-5 1-2 3, Hamilton 11-18 6-6 30, Billups 8-17 3-3 23, Davis 0-1 1-2 1, McDyess 2-7 0-0 4, Maxiell 1-1 0-0 2, Hunter 1-5 0-0 2, Murray 4-5 1-1 9, Delfino 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 39-84 19-23 104.

Houston 23 29 26 14 - 92

Detroit 24 26 26 28 - 104

3-Point Goals-Houston 5-20 (Head 2-4, Battier 1-2, Alston 1-5, McGrady 1-5, Snyder 0-2, Padgett 0-2), Detroit 7-21 (Billups 4-6, Hamilton 2-4, Wallace 1-4, Delfino 0-1, Hunter 0-3, Prince 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Houston 48 (Yao 16), Detroit 45 (Wallace 11). Assists-Houston 15 (Yao 4), Detroit 25 (Billups 9). Total Fouls-Houston 20, Detroit 24. Technicals-Alston, Wallace. A-22,076. (22,076).

Trail Blazers 86, Nets 68

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Zach Randolph had 20 points and 16 rebounds as Portland ended a four-game skid.

The Nets had an abysmal shooting night. They shot 33 percent from the field (23-for-69) and were 20-for-32 from the free-throw line as their string of games with 100 or more points ended at five.

PORTLAND (86): Udoka 3-7 2-2 10, Randolph 7-17 6-7 20, Aldridge 5-9 2-2 12, Webster 2-9 2-2 7, Jack 4-5 4-5 12, Dixon 2-4 3-3 8, Magloire 4-5 1-2 9, Outlaw 2-6 0-0 4, Graham 0-0 0-0 0, Rodriguez 0-0 0-0 0, Dickau 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 31-66 20-23 86.

NEW JERSEY (68): Wright 4-10 0-3 9, Collins 0-3 1-2 1, Krstic 5-10 3-7 13, Carter 6-15 6-8 18, Kidd 3-11 6-6 12, Nachbar 3-8 4-4 11, Robinson 1-5 0-2 2, Ma.Williams 1-5 0-0 2, Moore 0-1 0-0 0, Adams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-69 20-32 68.

Portland 25 18 24 19 - 86

New Jersey 8 18 22 20 - 68

3-Point Goals-Portland 4-14 (Udoka 2-4, Dixon 1-2, Webster 1-5, Outlaw 0-1, Dickau 0-2), New Jersey 2-12 (Wright 1-2, Nachbar 1-5, Collins 0-1, Robinson 0-1, Ma.Williams 0-1, Carter 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Portland 44 (Randolph 16), New Jersey 52 (Wright 8). Assists-Portland 22 (Jack 8), New Jersey 17 (Kidd 6). Total Fouls-Portland 26, New Jersey 22. Technicals-New Jersey coach Frank, Collins. A-16,004. (20,098).

Hornets 99, T'wolves 96

MINNEAPOLIS - Peja Stojakovic made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds to play to lift the Hornets.

The game appeared headed to overtime when Minnesota tied it at 96 on Mike James' 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds to play. But on the ensuing play, Stojakovic broke away from Marko Jaric on the perimeter in front of the Wolves bench and drained the shot.

NEW ORLEANS (99): Mason 3-8 4-6 10, Bass 0-4 0-0 0, Chandler 2-2 0-0 4, Stojakovic 9-17 0-0 20, Paul 12-18 10-11 35, M.Jackson 3-9 0-0 6, Simmons 3-6 0-0 6, B.Jackson 2-5 3-3 7, Armstrong 0-1 0-0 0, Pargo 2-5 0-0 4, Butler 3-6 0-0 7, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-81 17-20 99.

MINNESOTA (96): Hassell 3-7 1-2 7, Garnett 9-23 4-4 22, Blount 4-9 6-6 14, R.Davis 5-9 1-2 11, James 1-4 2-2 5, Smith 2-10 4-8 8, Hudson 7-13 2-2 20, Jaric 3-7 1-1 7, Foye 1-3 0-0 2, Madsen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 21-27 96.

New Orleans 32 16 19 32 - 99

Minnesota 28 25 21 22 - 96

3-Point Goals-New Orleans 4-10 (Stojakovic 2-4, Paul 1-1, Butler 1-2, M.Jackson 0-1, B.Jackson 0-1, Pargo 0-1), Minnesota 5-14 (Hudson 4-5, James 1-2, R.Davis 0-1, Hassell 0-1, Foye 0-1, Garnett 0-2, Jaric 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-New Orleans 42 (Simmons 9), Minnesota 59 (Garnett 17). Assists-New Orleans 17 (Paul 6), Minnesota 25 (Foye 6). Total Fouls-New Orleans 22, Minnesota 16. A-16,151. (19,006).

Pacers 102, Bucks 100

MILWAUKEE - Jermaine O'Neal had 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots as Indiana rallied from a 17-point deficit and ended a three-game losing streak.

INDIANA (102): Granger 3-7 1-2 10, O'Neal 8-17 4-9 20, Foster 3-5 5-6 11, Tinsley 4-11 6-9 15, Daniels 3-10 2-2 8, Jasikevicius 2-6 1-1 7, Jackson 7-17 0-0 17, Powell 0-1 2-4 2, Marshall 0-1 1-2 1, Baston 0-0 0-0 0, Armstrong 4-5 1-2 11. Totals 34-80 23-37 102.

MILWAUKEE (100): Patterson 5-9 2-3 12, Ilyasova 5-6 0-0 12, Bogut 6-10 2-2 14, Redd 6-14 8-10 21, M.Williams 6-16 7-8 19, Skinner 1-4 3-5 5, Bell 4-12 0-1 11, Gadzuric 1-3 0-0 2, Blake 2-4 0-0 4, Noel 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-78 22-29 100.

Indiana 15 20 32 35 - 102

Milwaukee 27 23 21 29 - 100

3-Point Goals-Indiana 11-26 (Granger 3-4, Jackson 3-9, Armstrong 2-3, Jasikevicius 2-4, Tinsley 1-3, Daniels 0-3), Milwaukee 6-13 (Bell 3-6, Ilyasova 2-2, Redd 1-3, M.Williams 0-1, Blake 0-1). Fouled Out-Granger. Rebounds-Indiana 58 (O'Neal 12), Milwaukee 51 (Bogut 12). Assists-Indiana 24 (Tinsley 7), Milwaukee 21 (M.Williams 11). Total Fouls-Indiana 24, Milwaukee 29. Technicals-Milwaukee Defensive Three Second, Bogut. A-16,165. (18,717).

Mavericks 89, Grizzlies 84

DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Mavs extended their winning streak to five games.

MEMPHIS (84): Miller 3-10 2-2 8, Warrick 1-13 4-4 6, Swift 1-3 1-3 3, Gay 9-15 4-7 23, Atkins 6-15 4-4 17, D.Jones 1-3 0-0 2, Roberts 2-5 7-9 11, Stoudamire 2-4 1-1 6, Tsakalidis 0-0 0-0 0, Lowry 2-5 3-3 8, Cardinal 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-75 26-33 84.

DALLAS (89): George 1-5 0-0 3, Nowitzki 7-15 10-10 24, Dampier 4-5 2-4 10, Terry 7-13 0-3 19, Dev.Harris 4-6 4-5 12, Ager 2-5 0-0 4, Diop 1-3 2-2 4, An.Johnson 0-4 0-0 0, Buckner 2-5 0-0 5, Croshere 3-5 0-0 8, Barea 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-67 18-24 89.

Memphis 18 28 20 18 - 84

Dallas 22 22 23 22 - 89

3-Point Goals-Memphis 4-14 (Gay 1-1, Atkins 1-2, Lowry 1-2, Stoudamire 1-3, Cardinal 0-1, Miller 0-5), Dallas 9-17 (Terry 5-6, Croshere 2-2, Buckner 1-2, George 1-3, Ager 0-1, Barea 0-1, Nowitzki 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Memphis 39 (Gay 7), Dallas 58 (Nowitzki 13). Assists-Memphis 13 (Miller, Lowry 4), Dallas 22 (An.Johnson 9). Total Fouls-Memphis 24, Dallas 30. Technicals-Dallas Defensive Three Second, Nowitzki. A-20,535. (19,200).

Nuggets 117, Raptors 109

DENVER - Carmelo Anthony scored 34 - his sixth straight game of 30 or more - and the Nuggets won at home for the first time.

TORONTO (109): Jones 4-13 2-2 13, Bosh 11-22 9-13 31, Garbajosa 7-14 2-4 17, Parker 3-10 0-0 8, Ford 10-16 6-6 26, Peterson 1-5 0-0 2, Graham 1-2 0-0 2, Calderon 0-2 0-0 0, Nesterovic 1-2 0-0 2, Bargnani 1-2 0-0 2, Humphries 3-3 0-2 6. Totals 42-91 19-27 109.

DENVER (117): Anthony 10-18 11-11 34, Najera 4-5 2-4 10, Camby 2-6 0-0 4, J..Smith 6-19 0-0 16, Miller 6-11 2-2 14, Diawara 4-9 0-0 11, Jo.Smith 2-7 3-4 7, Evans 4-7 2-4 10, Boykins 3-9 4-4 11. Totals 41-91 24-29 117.

Toronto 36 22 26 25 - 109

Denver 38 26 25 28 - 117

3-Point Goals-Toronto 6-24 (Jones 3-8, Parker 2-7, Garbajosa 1-4, Calderon 0-1, Bargnani 0-1, Ford 0-1, Peterson 0-2), Denver 11-27 (J..Smith 4-13, Anthony 3-4, Diawara 3-7, Boykins 1-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Toronto 45 (Garbajosa 10), Denver 67 (Evans 12). Assists-Toronto 32 (Ford 18), Denver 24 (Anthony, Miller 6). Total Fouls-Toronto 23, Denver 24. Technicals-Toronto Defensive Three Second 3, Denver Defensive Three Second. A-15,531. (19,099).

Celtics 122, Knicks 118

NEW YORK - Paul Pierce scored 39 and Boston won its third in a row.