McDyess struggles in return for Knicks

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2003

NEW YORK Antonio McDyess scored just two points in his first game as a member of the Knicks, nearly a year and a half after they acquired him, and New York lost to Detroit 79-78 in overtime on Monday night.

McDyess returned to the court almost 14 months after he fractured his kneecap in a preseason game. The former All-Star and Olympian, acquired in a blockbuster deal that cost the Knicks two starters and a lottery pick, missed five shot attempts and a free throw before scoring his first point.

Grizzlies 96, Celtics 89

BOSTON Pau Gasol scored 19 points and Lorenzen Wright added 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead Memphis to its first victory against Boston in more than three years.

Memphis snapped a five-game losing streak against the Celtics and avoided being swept by Boston for the third consecutive season. The last time that the Grizzlies beat the Celtics was a 98-87 win on Nov. 26, 2000.

Bulls 97, Bucks 87

CHICAGO Playing just a few hours after the trade that brought them from Toronto was finalized, Jerome Williams and Antonio Davis gave the Bulls the energy and enthusiasm they've lacked, and the team made coach Scott Skiles a winner over Milwaukee in his Chicago debut.

Pacers 89, Suns 82

PHOENIX Jermaine O'Neal had 32 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocked shots and Indiana pulled away from Phoenix in the fourth quarter.

O'Neal made five of six shots for 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots in the fourth quarter. Reggie Miller added a pair of 3-pointers in the final quarter and finished with 15 points. Al Harrington added 18 points, four in a 9-0 run that put Indiana up for good.

Jazz 91, Nets 84

SALT LAKE CITY Andrei Kirilenko and DeShawn Stevenson scored 18 points apiece, and Utah won its fourth straight game by holding off New Jersey.

Clippers 91, Spurs 83

LOS ANGELES Corey Maggette scored 24 points and the Los Angeles Clippers took advantage of Tim Duncan's absence by scoring 50 points in the paint on their way to beating San Antonio to end a six-game losing streak.

The defending NBA champion Spurs have lost three straight games for the first time since March 2002. Malik Rose had 26 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio.

Duncan was suspended by the NBA on Monday pushing an official to the floor during Saturday night's loss to Golden State.

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