NBA ROUNDUP : Stoudamire’s Triple-Double Carries Toronto Past Seattle
Going from college ball to the NBA can be quite a jump. But not for Toronto Raptor rookie Damon Stoudamire, who is showing he can jump with the best of them at any level.
Stoudamire grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds, scored 20 points and handed out 11 assists at Toronto as the expansion Raptors beat the Seattle SuperSonics, 102-97, for their third consecutive victory.
Oliver Miller added a season-high 23 points for Toronto.
Gary Payton scored a game-high 24 points for the SuperSonics.
Chicago 108, Dallas 102--It was a frustrating night at Dallas for the Mavericks’ Jim Jackson. He missed an uncontested shot under the basket with two seconds left in regulation that would have won the game, and, with Dallas trailing, 102-100, and 47.6 seconds left in overtime, Jackson was called for traveling on a drive to the basket.
Michael Jordan had 36 points for the Bulls. For Dallas, Jason Kidd had 25 points, 15 rebounds, 11 assists and six steals.
The victory was Chicago’s eighth in nine games. The Mavericks, after opening the season with four consecutive victories, dropped their fourth in a row to fall to 5-5.
Denver 107, Atlanta 99--Rookie Antonio McDyess scored 22 points on 11-of-15 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds at Denver as the Nuggets got their first victory at home this season in their fourth try.
The win was only Denver’s second overall in 10 games.
Andrew Lang led Atlanta with 22 points in a foul-plagued game for the Hawks. Four Atlanta players had at least five fouls.
Detroit Piston guard Joe Dumars was put on injured reserve because of a sore left hamstring, forcing him to sit out at least five games. . . . Cleveland Cavalier forward Chris Mills has a broken nose that will require surgery and sideline him for at least one game. . . . Utah Jazz rookie center Greg Ostertag will be out up to six weeks after breaking a bone in his shooting hand.