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lB THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 Heat Calendar Opcominf games In the Paint December CONTORTIONISTS: Cavaliers coach Mike Fratello admitted his team is still a work in progress: "We're kind of bending and molding and shaping as we're going along here." HE WEARS SHORT SHORTS:During a recent game, Portland forward Rasheed Wallace, fined $2,500 for wearing his shorts too long, wore his shorts so high above the knee they resembled boxers. ; IK) REPORT ;g mL m 1 7 30 9 7:30 10 11 12 8 00 U 9:00 "oee Hawks Paean Backs SUN SUN TNT UPN 14 15 1 730 17 7:00 18 19 8:00 20 7:30 tan Winnie 76ara Ranks SUN TNT TNT SUN You could bring Red Aueibach in here right now, and nothing would change." Detroit coach Doug Collins, whose Pistons have dropped 12 of their past 17 games. TV: SUN - Sunshine. Shaded games at Miami Arena; All times EDT Late Friday Conference standings Lakers 98, Spurs 88 Bulls 84, Bucks 62 FG FT Reb MIL. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts FG FT Reb SAN ANT. Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts EASTERN CONFERENCE Sprewell not talking j but everyone else is 42 6-13 ATLANTIC 32 5-10 2-3 2-9 2-2 1-5 7-7 2-10 0-1 0-1 6-12 S-5 Duncan Elliott Robinson Del Negro Johnson Rose Williams Perdue Jackson Alexander 2- 2 4-6 0-0 3- 4 0-0 2-2 0-2 0-2 6-7 0-0 0-0 0-4 3-13 2-3 2-8 0- 2 1- 4 0-1 0-2 2- 3 0-1 0-1 4-16 7-11 0- 1 2-9 2-9 1- 2 2- 6 1-3 3- 6 0-3 0-1 Robinson Gilliam Johnson Allen Brandon Lang Perry Curry Pierce Honeycutt Feick 0- 8 3-6 34 3-7 1- 2 0-3 5-9 0- 0 1- 3 0-2 OO (Ml - - .f J -.,y" .V. W L Pet GB St. Home Away Conf 12 5 .706 W2 9-2 3-3 8 5 12 7 .632 1 LI 5-3 7-4 8-4 It 7 .611 m Wl 6-2 5-5 6-4 11 7 .611 Vi Wl 6-1 5-6 6-2 8 11 .421 5 W3 3-5 5-6 1-11 7 11 .389 5Yi L5 5-6 2-5 6-9 4 11 .267 7 L3 2-6 2-5 1-10 Totala 24034-76 17-2313-36 18 23 88 Miami Ortando New Jersey New York Washington Boston Philadelphia CENTRAL 24022-6717-2610-42 12 26 62 Totala Percentages: FG .447, FT .739. Three- point goals: 3-9, .333 (Alexander 2-5, Elliott i-& uei Negro 0-2). Team rebounds: 12. Blacked shots: 6 (Robinson 4. Duncan 2 El Percentages: FG .328, FT .680. Three-point goals: 1-7, .143 (Allen 1-3, Robinson 0-2, Honeycutt 02). Team rebounds: 10. Blacked shots: 4 (Robinson, Johnson, Allen, Brandon). Turnovers: 19 (Johnson 4, Robinson 3, Allen 3, Brandon 3, Gilliam 2, Lang, Perry, Pierce, team). Steals: 3 (Robinson 2, Honeycutt). Technical fouls: None. Illegal defense: 1. liott 2). Turnovers: 21 (Duncan S, Robinson 4, Johnson 3, Del Negro 2, Jackson 2, Alexander 2, Rose, Williams, Perdue). Steals: I (Duncan 2, Elliott 2, Johnson 2, Rose, Alex ander). Technical fouls: None. Illegal de v Atlanta Cleveland Indiana fense: none. FG FT Reb FG FT Reb Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts CHICAGO 1 Chicago L.A. Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts 15 3 .833 LI 9-1 6-2 10-2 11 6 .647 3fc W7 4-3 7-3 8-4 10 6 .625 4 W5 5-3 5-3 6-5 11 7 .611 4 W3 7-1 4-6 8-5 10 7 .588 4vi L2 7-1 3-6 6-6 10 8 .556 5 LI 6-3 4-5 7-4 7 12 .368 8'2 LI 5-5 2-7 5-6 1 17 .056 14 L15 1-8 0-9 0-9 j3 L J i 3 , Chartotte; Milwaukee ' Detroit , Toronto 3-5 0- 2 2- 3 3- 6 5-6 2-4 1- 2 0-0 28 8-12 30 1-2 25 7-17 24 1-3 35 4-16 23 1-5 20 2-6 16 4-4 7 1-2 1-2 Horry Fox Campbell Jones Van Exel Bryant Blount Fisher Rooks 5-7 2-4 7-19 3- 13 7-16 4- 10 2-4 1- 2 2- 2 4-9 1- 3 2- 7 1-3 0- 1 1- 4 4-10 1-2 0-1 Kukoc Rodman Longley Harper Jordan Brown Burrell Buechler Wennington Caffey LaRue Kleine ' 0- 2 6-14 3-7 1- 3 3-9 00 2- 6 0- 3 1- 1 5-9 0-0 0-2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Totala 0-0 2-10 6-10 0-6 0-0 0-2 0-0 240 33-77 25-28 14-40 23 20 98 17 9 6 Percentages: FG .429, FT .893. Three- I Totala 24031 8622 3623-56 26 21 84 point goals: 7-15, .467 (Van Exel 44, Jones 2-5, Bryant 1-3, Horry 0-1). Team rebounds: 4 The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. As the debate continued to swirl around Latrell Sprewell, the former Golden State Warriors guard remained quiet about his contract termination and the altercation with his coach that led to it. Sprewell may talk Tuesday or Wednesday, according to his agent, Arn Tellem. '.;'., NBA notebook Behind the scenes, there's been a lot of talk about the incident with coach P.J. Carlesimo, which led to the Warriors' termination of Sprewell's contract and the NBA's one-year suspension. "Obviously we have to fight this," Tellem said. "It's unreasonable. The NBA is a monopoly that's denying him his ability to work for a year. That's outrageous. In other industries, he'd at least have a chance to get a job in a similar field. He can't, and that's what's so outrageous." Although it had been re i. Blocked shots: 6 (Campbell 3, Horry 2, Jones). Turnovers: 15 (Jones 5, Fisher 3, Campbell 2, Van Exel 2, Horry. Fox. MIDWEST i W L Pet GB St. Home Away Conf Houston . 10 5 .667 W7 6-3 4-2 6-4 Utah 11 7 .611 V2 LI 8-2 3-5 9-6 San Antonio 10 9 .526 2 L2 6-4 4-5 7-5 Minnesota 8 10 .444 3'2 LI 4-5 4-5 7-6 Vancouver 7 13 .350 5'j L2 5-4 2-9 4-8 Dallas 5 12 .294 6 Wl 3-8 2-4 3-9 Denver 1 15 .063 m L3 1-7 0-8 1-9 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blount). Steals: 6 (Bryant 3, Blount 2, Fish Percentages: FG .365, FT .579. Three-point goals: 0-9, .000 (Burrell 0-2, Jordan 0-3, LaRue 0-4). Team rebounds: IS. Blocked shots: 2 (Kukoc, Harper). Turnovers: 9 (harper 2, Wennington 2, Rofdman, Jordan, Kleine, team). Steals: 11 (Brown 4, Harper 3, Kukoc, Longley, Jordan, Cat-fey). Technical fouls: None. Illegal defense: None. er 2, fox). Technical fouls: illegal defense, y: io 4m. inegai oerense: i. Warriors forward Joe Smith displays former teammate Latrell Sprewell's name and number on his ankle tape, j San Antonio L.A. Lakers 23- 68 24- 98 A-17,505 (17,505). T-2.12. Officials- Milwaukee Chicago Dick Bavetta, Sean Corbin, Leroy Richard PACIFIC son. A-24,04! (24,041). T-2:07. Officials-Jack Nies, Ken Mauer, Michael Smith. Summaries Warriors 104, Magic 89 L.A. Lakers 15 2 .882 W3 8-0 7-2 12-0 Seattle 15 4 .789 1 W2 8-1 7-3 6-2 Phoenix 11 4 .733 3 Wl 7-2 4-2 5-1 Portland 1 1 6 .647 4 Wl 4-4 7-2 8-3 Sacramento 5 14 .263 11 16 4-5 1-9 3-7 L.A. Clippers 3 14 .176 12 Wl 2-6 1-8 2-7 Golden St. 2 14 .125 12'2 Wl 1-6 1-8 1-8 Knicks 90, Hornets 79 FG FT Reb being a part, or becoming a part, of an "advisory team" to Sprewell is false. "The only circumstance under which Rev. Jackson would possibly become involved would be in a clergy capacity in which Mr. Sprewell would come to Rev. Jackson and ask for counseling and other clergy assistance," the statement said. San Francisco Mayor Wil- CHAR, Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts FG FT Reb ORLANDO Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts Outlaw 32 5-6 1-1 54 2 5 II Strong 13 0-4 0-0 2-3 1 2 0 Seikaly 43 10-18 9-13 2-11 1 2 29 Wllkins 32 5-14 00 1-3 4 1 12 Price 21 4-8 2-2 0-1 2 0 11 Anderson 20 3-11 1-2 1-7 1 2 8 Armstrong 25 1-6 0-0 2-3 4 1 2 Schayes 12 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Harper 17 3-7 3-5 0-1 2 3 9 Evans 16 2-6 1-2 1-2 0 1 6 Taylor 9 0-3 1-2 0-2 0 2 1 Totala 240 33 8618-2714-39 17 21 89 Saturday's results Rice Mason Divac Curry Wesley Phllls Beck Geiger Reid 45 3-13 37 6-12 38 5-11 25 5-11 40 4-15 26 2-10 8 0-0 10 1-4 11 2-3 9-11 4-7 3-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 00 2-2 2-6 3-14 2-6 0-1 0- 2 2-2 1- 2 1-2 1-2 TOP SCORER ported that several parties Totala 240 28-79 22-28 12-37 14 23 79 Starks, 27 Webber, 33 had contacted the Rev. Jesse, lie Brown, meanwhile, back- Percentages: FG .354, FT .786. Three- point goats: 1 11, .09 D vac 1-2. Rice 0-2. Jackson over the Sprewell's pedaled from earlier state- New York 90, Charlotte 79 Washington 114, Minnesota 103 Houston vs. Dallas at Mexico City, late Orlando at L.A. Clippers, late Today's games Curry 0-2, Phills 0-2, Wesley 0-3). Team re- "What I'm telling you is, the questions have to be asked," Brown said. "All questions and all facts have to be gotten out before people start jumping off the bridge and making this man Public Enemy No. 1 of basketball."; Tellem, meanwhile, said late Friday ' that he and Sprewell had spoken to attorney Johnnie Cochran. j "We both have talked to him, but he has not been retained," Tellem said. Messages left at Cochran's offices in Southern California seeking comment were not immediately returned. I On the court Friday night, the Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 104-89, just their second victory of the season. But the week's events surrounding Sprewell clearly overshadowed the game. ; Joe Smith's taped ankle featured Sprewell's nickname, "Spree" and his number written in black magu: marker. j oounos: 4. stocked snots: 2 (Divac, Phills). situation, representatives for Percentages: FG .384, FT .667. Three-point goals: 5-13, .385 (Wilkins 2-4, Price I-2, Evans 1-2, Anderson 1-4, Armstrong 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 3 (Outlaw 2, Taylor). Turnovers: 12 (Seikaly 5, Outlaw 2, Price 2, Wilkins, Armstrong, Evans).' Steals: 6 (Outlaw 3, Anderson, Harper, Evans). Technical fouls: None. Illegal defense: None Turnovers: 17 Wesley 3. Ph ills 3. Rice 2. ments he made to reporters suggesting that Sprewell Mason 2, Divac 2, Curry 2, Beck, Geiger, Reid). Steals: 17 (Wesley 6, Rice 3, Divac 3, Curry 2, Mason, Phills, Beck). Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: Mason, 3:56 LATEST LINE FG FT Reb Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts second illegal defense: None. FG FT Reb G. STATE NEW YORK Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts Detroit at Toronto, 3 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. 38 11-20 29 10-21 24 4-9 Jackson on Saturday denied his involvement. "Contrary to published reports, Rev. Jesse L.Jackson Sr. is not working with or advising Latrell Sprewell or any of his official representatives," a statement from Jackson's offices read. "Rev. Jackson has not spoken with Mr. Sprewell or any , of Mr. could have been provoked by Carlesimo. "There is no justification for violence of any nature in our society," Brown said. "Violence in the workplace or anyplace else cannot be condoned under any circumstances." Brown, who said he has 5-10 1-7 Detroit by 5 New York by 7 Seattle by 4Vi Phoenix by 3'2 . Denver by 2'2 Sacramento by 10 L.A. Lakers by 5 Marshall Smith Dampier Shaw Coles Vaughn Bogues Ferrell Delk Spencer Fuller 3-11 1- 3 3-11 0- 4 2- 8 1- 7 0-3 0-1 0- 0 1- 3 1-1 Mills Oakley Ewing Houston Ward B.Williams Starks Childs Dudley Myers H.Williams Seattle at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Indiana at Phoenix, 8 p.m. LA. Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m. Golden St. at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. 4-8 5-12 5-14 5-11 4-5 0-1 8-16 0-2 2-2 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-0 7- 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 8- 9 0- 0 1- 2 0-0 0-0 1-6 2-11 0-10 0- 4 1- 4 2- 6 1-2 0-1 3- 5 0-0 0-0 5-7 0-2 2-3 (Ml 1- 1 2- 2 Totals 24041-61 17-2412-52 32 26104 Totala 24033-72 16 23 10-49 24 26 90 Percentages: FG .506, FT .706. Three- point goals: 5-10, .500 (Shaw 3-4, Marshall 2- Percentages: FG .458, FT .783. Three- Sprewell's official representa- spoken to Sprewell, said he tives." , , was concerned that Sprewell f ' ThestatemeTifwenton'to has not been given his due say that any report of Jackson process. Friday's results Miami 117, Boston 97 New Jersey 107, Phil. 88 Seattle 94, Detroit 89 4, smith o-i, coles o-i). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 7 (Smith 3, Marshall, Dam- poini goals: 6-10, .600 (Starks 3-5, Ward 2-2, Mills 1-3). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (Dudley 2, Ward). Turnovers: 22 pier, Coles, Spencer). Turnovers: IB (Bogues 5, Dampier 3, Shaw 3, Delk 2, Marshall, Smith, Vaughn, Ferrell, Spen luawey 5, Mills 4, Ward 4, Houston 3, Ewing 2, Childs 2, Starks, Dudley). Steals: 6 Indiana 96, Denver 85 Phoenix 1 10, Toronto 91 Cleveland 107, Vancouver 98 Golden St. 104, Orlando 89 L.A. Lakers 98, San Ant. 88 cer). Steals: 7 (Marshall 2, Smith 2, Bo (uamey i, ward 2, starks). Technical gues, Ferrell, Spencer). Technical fouls: touts: Childs, 8:22 second. Flagrant fouls: Childs, 11:28 second. Illegal defense: None. None Illegal defense: 1. Orlando Minnesota 101, Sacr. 90 Portland 94, Utah 77 Chicago 84, Milwaukee 62 Monday's games Wizards' late run beats Wolves Charlotte 21 23 17 18-79 21 21-23 25- Golden State wew York 24 28 17 21-90 A-10,084 (19,200). T-2:50. Officials- A 19,763 (19,763). T 2:11. Officials-Ron Garretson, Terry Durham, Bennle Adams. Forte, Nolan Fine, Tim Donaghy. The Associated Press -j M N.J. at Miami, 7:30 p.m. WASHINGTON - Chris Webber had 33 Cavs 107, Grizzlies 98 Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m. LA. Lakers at Port., 10 p.m. a Wizards 114, Wolves 103 I mil. at unanao, i : ju p.m. FG FT Reb FG FT Reb Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts CLEVE. MINN. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts points and 12 rebounds as the Washington Wizards remained perfect in their new home with a 114-103 victory over the Minnesota Heat statistics 3-5 5-11 39 11-22 28 4-9 3 3 3-4 1-6 36 9-14 3-6 38 7-11 10-11 16 0-3 0-0 19 1-6 0-1 Kemp Henderson llgauskas Person Knight 4-12 0 Timberwolves on Saturday night. 40 11-16 1-1 43 3-9 10-12 Through Friday AVG. 3-POINT Playtr G MIN FOM-FOAPCT, FOM-FGA FTM-FTAPCT, PTS. AVG, HG Juan Howard added 26 points for the Garnett Gugliotta Roberts Carr Marbury Parks Mitchell Porter Hammonds Wheat Jordan 1-2 2- 11 0-3 0- 2 1- 2 1-2 0- 3 1- 4 3- 5 0-1 0-0 2-3 3 1- 4 10 2- 4 0 2-4 2 1-4 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-1 0 17 37.4 .836 331 36 5-7 39 11-20 4 1-1 31 2-8 14 1-5 18 4-7 7 0-2 1 0-0 2-4 4-5 OO 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Potapenko Ferry Anderson Butler James Scott 1- 7 2-3 6-8 0-0 2- 6 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 17 32 4 .705 323 Wizards, who are 3-0 at the MCI Center after opening the season 0-5 in their old building, USAirways Arena. .805 277 .791 162 51-61 67-95 70-87 34- 43 20-24 35- 46 25-31 11-16 6-9 3-4 .833 151 .761 131 Minnesota s Stephon Marbury had a slight Totala 24039-6619-2618-49 22 31 107 Totala 24040 79 20-28 9 35 19 27103 Percentages: FG .459, FT .731. Three- edge over Rod Strickland in a matchup of two Percentages: FG .513, FT .714. Three- 124-267 . 464 128-245 .522 95-206 .461 64-134 . 478 54-138 . 391 45-99 . 455 40-69 . 580 39-95 .411 11-31 .355 23-51 .451 4-24 .167 1-3 .333 1-7 .143 629-1369 .469 606-1364 .448 32-84 0-0 17-44 0-0 23-64 6-19 0-0 15-36 2- 12 15-33 3- 15 0- 0 1- 2 114-309 64-190 Hardaway Austin Mashburn Brown Lenard Murdock Strickland Mill! Day Maierle Askins Causwell Smith Heat Opponanta 19 5 33 19.0 33 17.3 32 10.1 21 9.4 16 7.7 17 6.6 20 61 20 60 13 5.6 16 1.3 5 10 2 08 3 100.3122 96.2119 point goals: 10-17, .588 (Person 7-11, Ferry 3-3, Henderson 0-1, Anderson 0-1, James 0- le 36 a 16 31.3 16 29 7 17 169 16 159 17 18 6 5 138 It 19.5 15 105 4 4.3 5 30 17 240 0 17 240.0 .806 .688 .667 .750 .615 1.000 1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (Kemp 2, llgauskas, Person, James), Turn- of the league's top point guards. Marbury finished with 27 points and seven assists, while Strickland had 17 points and 10 assists. 8-13 2-2 1-2 333-433 343-493 500 point goals: 3-6, .375 (Carr 2-2, Marbury 1-4, Gugliotta 0-1, Porter 0-1). Team rebounds: II. Blocked shots: 2 (Garnett, Porter). Turnovers: 16 (Garnett 4, Carr 3, Gugliotta 2, Marbury 2, Hammonds 2, Roberts, Mitchell, Porter). Steals: 9 (Garnett 3, Gugliotta 2, Porter 2, Marbury, Mitchell). Technical fouls: Illegal defense, 9:29 second; Hammonds, 7:52 second. Illegal defense: I. avers: 21 (Kemp 4, Knight 4, Ferry 4, llgauskas 3, Person 3, Anderson 2, Potapenko). Steals: 12 (Knight 5, Kemp 3, Henderson 2, Person, Anderson). Techni Tom Gugliotta, who missed part of the 769 1709 696 1619 cal fouls: Fey 2 SrdJIIegal defense: 1. third quarter after getting an accidental elbow under his left eye from Webber, finished with FG FT Reb Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts Player VAN. 24 points and 11 rebounds for the 8-17 11-13 2-5 3-8 5-6 4-11 5-6 2-9 Kevin Gamett, who was 9-for-14 from the Abdr-Rhm Thorpe Reeves Mack Daniels Mssnbrg Edwards field, added 21 points for Minnesota. FG FT Reb WASH. Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts Webber 45 11-19 9-10 1-12 4 3 33 Howard 42 9-15 6-10 3-7 3 4 26 Davis 24 1-2 0-0 1-4 0 1 2 Cheaney 35 4-13 0-1 2-4 3 3 8 Strickland 41 Ml 7-7 2-5 10 6 17 Murray 26 8-12 1-1 0-1 3 3 20 Eackles 13 1-4 0-0 1-1112 Grant 5 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 Whitney 7 0-1 6-6 0-1 1 1 6 Wallace 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Ham 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 REBOUND REB. AST. OFF. DEF. TOT. AVG. AST. AVG. PF DQ STL TO BLK 12 64 76 4.5 147 8 6 38 0 34 SO 5 59 99 158 9 3 27 1.6 52 2 20 46 14 28 50 78 4 9 38 2.4 50 1 13 37 4 56 86 142 8.9 15 0 9 62 3 15 21 25 16 36 52 3 3 29 1 8 49 0 12 23 2 9 24 33 1 9 43 2.5 41 0 24 29 2 28 47 75 4.7 9 0 6 24 16 14 0 0 16 43 59 3 5 II 0.6 47 1 7 20 5 4 2 6 1.2 7 1.4 10 0 7 3 0 7 24 31 28 12 1.1 17 0 7 7 3 9 13 22 1 5 5 0 3 23 0 8 7 3 1 1 2 05 0 00 4 0 1 0 1 3 1 4 08 1 02 2 0 2 4 0 248 490 738 43.4 344 20.2 419 7 168 276 78 239 447 686 40.4 369 21.8 380 3 137 279 81 0- 0 1- 2 3-5 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 Despite shooting 55 percent from the field, Hardaway Austin Mashburn Brown Lenard Murdock Strickland Mills Day Maierle Askins Causwell Smith Haat Opponanta Tm. m -a I ..... '5 7 Lynch Mayberry Chilcutt the Timberwolves led by only one point going into the final quarter. 24033 6126 361342 20 26 98 Totala Washington took an 81-79 lead on Tracy Percentages: FG .407, FT .778. Three- Totala 24039-77 31-3510 36 26 23114 point goals: 4-10, .400 (Mack 3-5, Edwards 1-1, Daniels 0-1, Chilcutt 0-1 Mayberry 0-2). Murray's three-pointer with 9:32 left in the fourth quarter, and the Wizards never trailed Team rebounds: 1. Blocked shots: 4 (Ab- again. Trailing by one, Minnesota later had a dur-Rahim, Reeves, Edwards, Chilcutt). Turnovers: 17 (Abdur-Rahlm 4, Reeves 4, Thorpe 3, Lynch 3, Mack, Daniels, Massen-burg). Steals: 9 (Reeves 3, Edwards 2, Ab-dur-Rahim, Massenberg, Mayberry, Lynch). Technical fouls: Edwards 2:20, 3rd. Illegal defense: None Percentages: FG .506, FT .886. Three-point goals: 5-12, .417 (Murray 34, Webber 2-5, Strickland 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 4 (Strickland 2, Webber, Cheaney). Turnovers: 14 (Strickland 5, Webber 2, Howard 2, Murray 2, Cheaney, Eackles, Grant). Steals: II (Howard 3, Cheaney 3, Webber 2, Strickland, Murray, Eackles). Technical louls: Davis, 7:52 second, Illegal defense, : 12.4 second; Illegal defense, 6:26 fourth Illegal defense: None. NBA Leaders Through Friday's games - SCORING chance to regain the lead, but Garnett missed 34 22-107 31 15-96 Cleveland Vancouver two free throws. Webber answered on the other end with a reverse dunk, and Washington then pulled away with a 9-0 run that gave the Wizards a 97-87 lead. Player, team Jordan, Chi. Malone, Utah Robinson, S.A. Richmond. Sac. 24 26-103 26 38-114 Minnesota Washington A 15,558 (19,193). T 2:15. Officials-Ed Middleton, Jim Klnsey, Hugh Evans. A-20,674 ( 20,674). T-2 08. Fryer, Derrick Stafford, Derek B Knicks 90, Hornets 79: John Starks Suns 110, Raptors 91 FG FT Reb TORONTO Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts Murray, LAC 105 192 . 547 Baker, Sea. 159 292 . 545 Parks, Minn. 56 103 .544 Manning, Phoe. 94 174 540 Smlts, Ind. 127 238 . 534 Mullin, Ind. 83 156 . 532 Laeftner, Atl. 100 188 . 532 Mutombo, Atl. 113 214 528 Malone, Utah 161 308 .523 Austin, Mia. 128 245 . 522 Ewing, N.Y. 133 256 . 520 Ellis, Sea. 80 156 . 513 McDyess, Phoe. 71 139 .511 Curry, Char. 82 161 .509 Campbell, LAL 85 167 . 509 Anderson, Utah 63 124 . 508 B. Williams, Det. 153 302 . 507 Person, Clev. 1)9 236 . 504 Douglas, N.J. 64 127 .504 Grant, Port. 85 169 . 503 3 tied .500 scored 27 points and Charlie Ward sparked a third-quarter surge that gave New York its ) NBA Today 33 5-8 37 9-16 27 4-8 33 3-9 37 7-16 35 7-14 8 0-1 23 3-5 7 0-0 2-4 2-4 4-6 2-2 1- 1 0-0 0-0 2- 3 OO Slater Wallace Miller Christie Stoudamlre WWilliams Garner Respert Kempton SCOREBOARD 3-POINT FIELO GOAL PERCENTAGE 24038 77 13 2013 36 15 24 91 Totala G FG FT PTSAVG. 18 IM 113 483 26 8 16 161 126 448 24 9 19 154 146 454 23 9 19 151 101 432 22.7 16 129 88 363 22 7 18 1 53 73 400 22 2 12 95 36 260 21.7 20 155 121 431 21.6 16 112 95 344 21.5 14 110 70 299 21.4 19 156 57 376 20 9 15 135 28 311 20 7 17 133 66 352 20 7 18 124 118 367 20 4 17 1 27 90 345 20 3 14 114 42 284 20 3 19 159 67 385 20 3 17 121 65 342 20 1 18 113 127 355 19 7 15 107 57 294 196 17 124 51 331 19.5 16 122 66 310 194 15 97 7 5 286 19 1 17 121 67 323 19.0 19 153 52 358 18 6 17 119 36 317 18 6 17 129 56 316 18 6 17 106 88 315 185 16 119 54 294 18 4 17 117 57 312 18 4 18 114 72 328 16 2 19 126 72 344 18 1 16 127 33 287 17 9 17 97 61 299 176 18 1 20 60 313 17 4 16 95 70 377 17.3 16 111 35 275 17 2 18 113 78 304 16 9 18 124 55 303 16 8 12 71 56 201 166 18 115 64 300 16.7 19 111 66 315 166 16 123 42 296 16 4 15 103 40 246 16 4 19 110 63 292 16 2 15 63 43 242 16.1 19 108 77 305 16.1 17 96 68 272 16 0 15 90 29 237 15 8 19 130 40 300 156 Percentages: FG .494, FT .650. Three-point goals: 2-13, .154 (Respert 2-3, Christie 0-1, Garner 0-1, Stoudamire 0-4, W Williams ' 0-4). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: I (Wallace). Turnovers: 26 (Wallace 6, Miller S, Christie 4, W.Williams 4, Stoudamlre 2, Respert 2, Slater, Garner, Kempton). Steals: II (Stoudamlre 2, W.Williams 2, Slater, Wallace, Miller, Christie, Garner, Respert, Kempert). Technical fouls: None. i Rice, Char. Walker, Bos. I Rider, Port. Abdr-Rhm, Van. I Miller, Ind. Sprewell, G S. Robinson, Mil. Webber, Wash. I Ewing, N.Y. Hill, Det. ' Gugliotta, Minn, tverson, Phil. , Baker, Sea. 7 Jones, LAL Cassell, N.J. ' Smith, All. Hardaway, Mia. Howard, Wash. 1 Drexler, Hou. ' Austin, Mia. B. Williams, Det. Person, Clev. Garnett, Minn. 1 Marbury, Minn. Kemp, Clev. ' Finley, Dall. ; Allen, Mil. Payton, Sea. Smlts, Ind. Van Exel, LAL Stdmre, Tor. Mishburn, Mia. Marshall, G.S. , Mutombo, Atl. Wallace, Tor. . Berkley, Hou. , Strklnd, Wash. Hunter, Det. i Brandon, Mil. Willis, Hou. Sill, N.J. Barry, LAC . Schrempf, Sea. ' Sabonis, Port, j Chapman, Phoe. Duncan, S.A. Illegal defense: 1. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rod Strickland (1) scored 17 points but couldn't stop Cherokee Parks (44) in the first quarter. ; i Dell Curry, who started in pace of Bobby Phills as coach Dave Cowens tried to shake up the Hornets, fumbled the ball on a wide open layup and lost it out of bounds. i The Hornets had a steal on New York!s next possession, but this time Wesley missed a layup, too. ( Ward then scored eight straight points for New York to break the game open, and the Knicks upped their lead to 86-67 early in the fourth quarter. Charlotte had a late 8-0 run to pull within 11, but Rice missed a three-pointer. LATE FRIDAY B Cavaliers 107, Grizzlies 98: Wesley Person sunk seven three-pointers and Shawn Kemp scored 25 points as Cleveland tied Houston's seven-game winning streak including five consecutive on the road. ' Lakers 98, Spurs 88: Nick Van Exel scored 25 points and Elden Campbell added 21 as the Lakers improved to 8-0 at the Forum, making them the only NBA team without a home loss. , Warriors 104, Magic 89: Golden State left their Latrell Sprewell problems behind and never trailed in a defeat of injury- , depleted Orlando for their first home win of j the season. FG FT Reb PHOENIX Min M-A M-A O-T APFPts McCIOud 20 6-9 0-0 0-4 1 0 14 McDyess 32 6-9 7-7 1-5 3 5 19 JWilliams 22 4-4 0-0 24 0 2 8 Kldd 33 2-5 0-1 2-5 14 1 4 Chapman 31 6-13 0-0 1-2 3 I 16 Manning 27 4-8 1-2 07 6 2 9 Robinson 22 6-11 56 0-4 4 4 17 Ceballos 21 57 2-2 2-4 0 1 13 Nash 23 1-4 4-4 1-1 3 1 6 Milic 9 1-4 2-2 0-0 1 3 4 sixth straight home victory. Starks had 16 of his points in the second quarter and Ward scored all 10 of his in the third, including a pair of three-pointers and a layup in succession that allowed the Knicks to break open a close game. ' The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for New York both losses were on the road that included a dreadful performance in a 105-91 loss Thursday night at Dallas. The Knicks righted themselves by overcoming 24 turnovers and holding the Hornets to 35 percent shooting that included a 3-for-13 performance by Glen Rice and a 4-for-15 outing by David Wesley. Patrick Ewing added 17 points and 10 rebounds, Charles Oakley had 10 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out, Chris Mills had 1 1 and Allan Houston 10 as all five Knicl s starters reached double figures. Anthony Mason led Charlotte with 16 points and 14 rebounds. The Hornets have lost four of their past five after starting the season 9-3. A closely contested and physical first half that included a technical and a flagrant foul on Chris Childs of New York ended with the Knicks ahead 52-44. The 1 lornets pulled to 56-52 early in the third and had two chances to get closer. But - - l i Today Cleveland at L A. Lakers (9:30 p.m. EST). The Cavaliers, winners of seven straight, take on the league-leading Lakers, who ore 8-0 at the L.A, Forum. STARS Friday - Vin Baker, SuperSonics, had 31 points and eight rebounds in Seattle's 94-89 victory at Detroit. - Wesley Person, Cavaliers, scored 30 points in Cleveland's 107-98 win at Vancouver. - Donyell Marshall, Warriors, had 28 points and II rebounds as Golden State defeated Orlando 104-89. SUPERB IN DEFEAT Orlando center Rony Seikaly had 29 points and II rebounds In Friday night's 104-89 loss to his former team, Golden State. SNARED "" Detroit's Brian Williams grabbed 20 rebounds Friday night in the Pistons' 94-89 loss to Seattle STRUGGLING Detroit's Lindsey Hunter shot 6-for-21 from the floor, including 3-for-IO from 3-point range, in Friday night's 94-69 loss to Seattle. STATUS The Dallas Mavericks made iniured forward Kurt Thomas an assistant coach for the rest of the season Friday Thomas is recovering from a broken right ankle that might end his career. He had bone graft surgery to repair the ankle May 29, then broke It again for the fourth time this year in November. Player, team 3FG 3FGA PCT Hornacek, Utah 20 38 526 Eisley, Utah 16 31 .516 Van Exel, LAL 44 93 .473 Davis, Dall. 19 41 .463 Maierle, Mia. IS 33 .455 KukOC, Chi. 17 38 .447 Jones, LAL 35 80 .438 Hawkins, Sea. 33 76 434 Miller, Ind. 25 58 . 431 Barros, Bos. 17 40 . 425 Curry, Char. 2 1 50 .420 Mills, Mia. 15 36 .417 Ellis, Sea. 27 65 . 415 Bullard, Hou. 19 46 . 413 Allen, Mil. 26 68 .412 Martin, LAC 20 49 . 408 Smith, Atl. 23 57 . 404 Richmond, Sac. 29 72 . 403 Barry, LAC 33 83 . 398 Rice, Char. 17 43 .395 Benoit, N.J. 13 33 . 394 Piatkowskl, LAC 13 33 .394 Mack, Van 22 56 . 393 Anderson, Port. 27 69 . 391 Rogers, LAC 14 36 .389 Elliott, S.A. 17 44 . 386 Mashburn, Mia. 17 44 . 366 Reeves, Dall. 17 44 . 386 Person, Clev. 43 112 . 384 Johnson, Hou. 13 34 . 382 FREE THROW PERCENTAGE Player, team FT FTA PCT Nash, Phoe. 22 22 1 000 Mullin, Ind. 28 29 .966 Crotty, Port. 23 24 .958 Miller, Ind. 95 104 . 913 Smith, Atl. 57 63 . 905 Allen, Mil. 72 80 . 900 Laettner, Atl. 72 60 .900 Totals 24041-74 21 26 9 39 35 20110 FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE Percentages: FG .514, FT .808. Three-paint goals: 7-14, .500 (Chapman 4-6, McCloud 2-3, Ceballos 1-1, Kidd 0-1, Nash 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 6 (Robinson 2, J.Williams 2, McCloud, Manning). Turnovers: 22 (Kidd 4, Chapman 4, Manning 4, McCloud 3, McDyess 2, Robinson 2, Ceballos, Nash, Milic). Steals: 15 (McDyess 3, Chapman 3, J. Williams 2, Manning 2, Robinson 2, Ceballos, Nash, Milic). Technical fouls: McDyess, 1:26, 4th. Illegal defense: None. FG FGA PCT Player, team 117 130 97 131 103 232 185 221 117 74 78 56 75 56 130 103 121 64 .632 600 .577 .573 .563 .560 .557 .548 .547 . Outlaw, Orl. O'Neal, LAL , Johnson, Mil. Divac, Char. Henderson, Clev. , Duncan, S.A. Willis, Hou. Jones, LAL Robinson, Phoe. Toronto Phoenix 27 21-21 32- A-19,023 (19,023). T 2:05. Officials-Holllns, Bruce Alexander, Scott Wall. I

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