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NBA Roundup

November 27, 2006

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Nuggets 103, Clippers 88

Denver - Carmelo Anthony had 33 points, J.R. Smith added 23, and Denver claimed its fifth straight win.

Denver, the NBA's highest-scoring team, started strong in the first and third quarters against the tired Clippers, shooting 51 percent and getting 27 assists for its second win in its last nine games against Los Angeles.

Andre Miller had 14 points and 10 assists, and Anthony, the NBA's leading scorer, scored more than 30 points for the ninth time in 12 games.

Corey Maggette had 22 points to lead Los Angeles, which shot 36 percent to lose its fourth straight.

The Clippers dropped to 0-5 on the road.

L.A. CLIPPERS (88)

Ross 1-4 1-2 3, Brand 8-14 0-1 16, Williams 2-4 0-0 4, Mobley 5-14 2-2 13, Cassell 1-4 0-0 2, Livingston 2-8 0-0 4, Maggette 6-17 10-10 22, Thomas 2-9 5-8 11, Singleton 4-9 0-0 9, Ewing 1-5 2-3 4. Totals 32-88 20-26 88.

DENVER (103)

Anthony 12-25 9-10 33, Najera 1-1 1-1 3, Camby 2-5 1-2 5, J..Smith 7-15 7-9 23, Miller 7-9 0-0 14, Evans 2-3 0-0 4, Boykins 1-4 0-0 2, Diawara 1-4 0-0 2, Jo.Smith 7-12 1-1 15, Kleiza 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 41-79 19-23 103.

L.A. Clippers 17 32 21 18 - 88

Denver 28 24 35 16 - 103

3-Point Goals-L.A. Clippers 4-12 (Thomas 2-3, Mobley 1-2, Singleton 1-2, Livingston 0-1, Ewing 0-2, Maggette 0-2), Denver 2-14 (J..Smith 2-8, Anthony 0-2, Boykins 0-2, Diawara 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-L.A. Clippers 54 (Maggette 12), Denver 50 (Evans 14). Assists-L.A. Clippers 14 (Livingston 6), Denver 27 (Miller 10). Total Fouls-L.A. Clippers 22, Denver 19. Technicals-L.A. Clippers coach Dunleavy, Thomas, Denver Defensive Three Second, Anthony. A-14,236. (19,099).

Raptors 92, Pacers 83

Toronto - Chris Bosh had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and four other Raptors reached double figures in scoring as Toronto led from buzzer to buzzer.

Andrea Bargnani - the No. 1 overall pick in the draft - had 14 points for Toronto. He made two three-pointers and was 5-for-11 from the field.

Stephen Jackson and Danny Granger each scored 18 points for the Pacers, who have been behind after the first quarter in 11 of 14 games this season.

The Pacers trailed by as many as 27, but cut the lead to four in the third quarter with a 12-1 run capped by Lee Tinsley's driving layup.

INDIANA (83)

Granger 5-11 5-6 18, O'Neal 5-12 5-6 15, Harrington 4-15 2-2 11, Marshall 0-1 0-0 0, Tinsley 6-11 0-0 15, Jackson 7-12 2-3 18, Foster 0-3 0-0 0, Jasikevicius 0-6 1-1 1, Armstrong 1-4 0-0 2, Daniels 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 29-78 16-20 83.

TORONTO (92)

Parker 3-6 0-0 6, Bosh 6-18 5-6 17, Garbajosa 5-7 2-4 13, Jones 3-11 0-0 7, Ford 3-8 0-0 6, Bargnani 5-11 2-2 14, Graham 5-11 2-2 12, Calderon 5-9 3-4 13, Nesterovic 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 37-85 14-18 92.

Indiana 17 19 25 22 - 83

Toronto 32 20 18 22 - 92

3-Point Goals-Indiana 9-19 (Tinsley 3-4, Granger 3-5, Jackson 2-3, Harrington 1-2, Armstrong 0-2, Jasikevicius 0-3), Toronto 4-12 (Bargnani 2-5, Garbajosa 1-1, Jones 1-4, Ford 0-1, Parker 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Indiana 51 (Harrington 14), Toronto 54 (Bosh 11). Assists-Indiana 16 (Tinsley 4), Toronto 17 (Ford 6). Total Fouls-Indiana 16, Toronto 20. Technical-Calderon. A-18,075 (19,800).

Suns 119, Trail Blazers 101

Portland, Ore. - Raja Bell had a season-high 30 points, including seven three-pointers, to pace Phoenix.

The Suns led by as many as 25 points, and all of their starters scored in double figures in the team's fourth straight win after a slow start to the season.

Amare Stoudemire, coming back from surgery on his left knee that forced him to miss all but three games last season, had 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Steve Nash had 23 points and 10 assists. Boris Diaw and Shawn Marion each scored 17.

PHOENIX (119)

Diaw 7-8 2-3 17, Marion 7-14 2-4 17, Stoudemire 8-9 4-4 20, Bell 10-19 3-3 30, Nash 9-19 3-3 23, Thomas 4-9 0-0 8, Banks 1-4 0-0 2, Rose 0-2 2-2 2, Ja.Jones 0-0 0-0 0, P.Burke 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 46-85 16-19 119.

PORTLAND (101)

Udoka 4-8 3-3 12, Randolph 8-16 2-5 18, Aldridge 0-0 0-0 0, Webster 4-5 0-0 11, Jack 5-11 3-3 13, Outlaw 8-17 5-6 22, Dixon 4-9 0-0 10, Graham 1-2 0-0 2, Magloire 2-6 0-2 4, Rodriguez 4-5 0-0 9. Totals 40-79 13-19 101.

Phoenix 33 26 34 26 - 119

Portland 27 20 25 29 - 101

3-Point Goals-Phoenix 11-25 (Bell 7-12, Nash 2-5, Diaw 1-1, Marion 1-4, P.Burke 0-1, Rose 0-2), Portland 8-12 (Webster 3-3, Dixon 2-4, Outlaw 1-1, Rodriguez 1-1, Udoka 1-2, Graham 0-1). Fouled Out-Stoudemire. Rebounds-Phoenix 46 (Stoudemire 11), Portland 41 (Randolph 9). Assists-Phoenix 28 (Nash 10), Portland 22 (Rodriguez 10). Total Fouls-Phoenix 20, Portland 21. Technicals-Portland Defensive Three Second 2. A-NA. (19,980).

Spurs 98, SuperSonics 78

Seattle - Tony Parker scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the San Antonio Spurs improved upon the best road start in franchise history.

The Spurs improved to 7-0 on the road and are the only unbeaten road team left in the NBA. San Antonio is the fourth team in the last 10 years to start 7-0 or better on the road.

Tim Duncan added 18 points and 16 rebounds and Fabricio Oberto had 16 points for the Spurs, who have won 12 straight regular-season road games dating to the end of last season.

SAN ANTONIO (98)

Bowen 2-5 1-2 5, Duncan 7-11 4-4 18, Oberto 7-8 2-2 16, Finley 4-9 1-2 10, Parker 10-18 0-0 20, Barry 4-9 1-1 12, Horry 3-6 0-0 8, Udrih 1-4 0-0 2, Elson 1-4 0-0 2, Vaughn 0-0 0-0 0, Bonner 2-4 0-0 5, Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-78 9-11 98.

SEATTLE (78)

Ras.Lewis 3-7 2-2 8, Wilcox 2-6 3-3 7, Petro 3-11 0-2 6, Allen 9-20 3-3 21, Ridnour 5-14 0-0 11, Watson 1-8 0-0 2, Glyniadakis 1-2 0-0 2, Wilkins 3-5 0-0 6, Collison 6-12 3-6 15, Gelabale 0-0 0-0 0, Wilks 0-1 0-0 0, Sene 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-86 11-16 78.

San Antonio 25 24 22 27 - 98

Seattle 21 18 24 15 - 78

3-Point Goals-San Antonio 7-15 (Barry 3-8, Horry 2-4, Bonner 1-1, Finley 1-2), Seattle 1-10 (Ridnour 1-2, Ras.Lewis 0-1, Watson 0-3, Allen 0-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-San Antonio 53 (Duncan 16), Seattle 44 (Petro 9). Assists-San Antonio 25 (Duncan 6), Seattle 17 (Wilcox 5). Total Fouls-San Antonio 12, Seattle 13. Technicals-San Antonio Defensive Three Second, Seattle Defensive Three Second. A-15,483. (17,072).

Lakers 99, Nets 93

Los Angeles - Lamar Odom scored 21 points, and Kobe Bryant added 19 points and a season-high 10 assists as Los Angeles won for the fifth time in its last six games.

Kwame Brown had 13 points and nine rebounds and Smush Parker also scored 13 for the Lakers, who won despite Bryant's 8-of-24 shooting night.

Vince Carter had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Nenad Krstic scored 20, and Jason Kidd had 16 assists for the Nets, who lost their fifth straight - all to Western Conference teams.

NEW JERSEY (93)

Collins 3-4 2-4 8, Jefferson 6-15 1-4 14, Krstic 9-15 2-2 20, Kidd 3-7 0-0 7, Carter 6-14 9-10 21, Wright 0-2 1-2 1, M.Williams 6-11 0-0 14, Moore 1-1 3-6 5, Nachbar 0-2 0-0 0, Adams 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 35-72 19-30 93.

L.A. LAKERS (99)

Odom 6-16 6-8 21, Walton 4-7 0-0 10, Bynum 1-4 1-1 3, Parker 5-10 1-2 13, Bryant 8-24 2-4 19, Brown 5-6 3-5 13, Radmanovic 1-2 0-0 2, Farmar 4-8 0-0 11, Evans 3-5 0-0 7, Turiaf 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-82 13-20 99.

New Jersey 33 15 18 27 - 93

L.A. Lakers 24 19 30 26 - 99

3-Point Goals-New Jersey 4-11 (M.Williams 2-5, Kidd 1-1, Jefferson 1-3, Nachbar 0-1, Wright 0-1), L.A. Lakers 12-24 (Farmar 3-4, Odom 3-8, Walton 2-2, Parker 2-5, Evans 1-1, Bryant 1-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-New Jersey 53 (Carter 11), L.A. Lakers 47 (Brown 9). Assists-New Jersey 24 (Kidd 16), L.A. Lakers 30 (Bryant 10). Total Fouls-New Jersey 21, L.A. Lakers 21. Technicals-New Jersey Defensive Three Second. A-18,997. (18,997).

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