Change pays off for Wizards

first_imgIt was the Wizards’ seventh consecutive victory over the Hawks. Jordan put Antawn Jamison, a small forward, and center Brendan Haywood back in the starting lineup after having Calvin Booth and Michael Ruffin start the previous two games. The Bobcats dressed only 10 players. Hornets 86, at Rockets 80 Chris Paul had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in his third game after injuring his right thumb to lead New Orleans. At Mavericks 110, Nets 77 Josh Howard scored 29 points and Diamond Bar High School product Keith Van Horn had 23 in Dallas’ 11th consecutive victory over New Jersey. At Spurs 80, Grizzlies 79 Tim Duncan made a layup off an inbound alley-oop pass from Manu Ginobili with 7.2 seconds left to lift San Antonio. Nuggets 100, at Bucks 93 Carmelo Anthony scored 38 points and Denver coach George Karl won in his return to Milwaukee. Pacers 91, at Bulls 89 Stephen Jackson scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half and Anthony Johnson’s basket with 3.9 seconds remaining sent short-handed Indiana past Chicago. Heat 100, at Jazz 94 Dwyane Wade finished with 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in Miami’s win. Shaquille O’Neal had 14 rebounds and 12 points. At Suns 115, Cavaliers 106 Shawn Marion had 25 points and 12 rebounds and Steve Nash 20 points and 15 assists for the Suns, who overcame a 46-point performance by Cleveland’s LeBron James for its ninth victory in 11 games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – Washington coach Eddie Jordan made another lineup change, and it paid off for the Wizards. Gilbert Arenas scored seven of his 33 points in overtime Saturday night and Washington beat Atlanta, 114-106. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“We just wanted to establish a defensive mind-set,” Jordan said. “We’re showing each other that we’re willing to do anything it takes to get better and to win.” Jamison and Caron Butler finished with 23 points apiece for the Wizards. At Pistons 114, Bobcats 91 Richard Hamilton led a balanced attack with 19 points, and Detroit beat short-handed Charlotte. last_img

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