March 26, 1996 in Sports

Ceballos Earns Wrath Of Magic

Associated Press
 

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If Cedric Ceballos expected his Los Angeles Lakers teammates to forgive his unexcused, four-day Arizona vacation, forget it.

Ceballos finally turned up, but the Lakers didn’t toss out a welcome mat for their leading scorer.

Angriest of all the Lakers is Magic Johnson.

“This is the worst time for all this to happen,” he said. “I’m really sick and tired of it.”

Jazz 103, Mavericks 86 Salt Lake

City Karl Malone scored 29 points to lead Utah past Dallas.

Dallas (86) - McCloud 1-9 4-4 7, Jones 4-11 3-5 11, Williams 0-2 2-2 2, Jackson 1-9 2-3 4, Kidd 6-18 1-2 13, Harris 3-8 0-0 7, Parks 5-10 0-1 10, Wood 2-3 2-4 6, Meyer 3-5 2-2 8, Brooks 6-10 2-2 16, Dumas 0-4 2-6 2. Totals 31-89 20-31 86.

Utah (103) - Benoit 3-8 0-1 6, Malone 9-14 11-13 29, Spencer 3-3 4-4 10, Hornacek 6-8 2-4 17, Stockton 6-12 0-0 13, Eisly 2-5 2-2 7, Ostertag 0-4 0-0 0, Keefe 2-5 3-3 7, Morris 1-3 0-0 2, Carr 2-7 2-2 6, Russell 1-3 0-0 2, Foster 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 37-76 24-29 103.

Dallas 22 17 23 24 - 86 Utah 30 19 30 24 - 103

3-Point goals-D 4-23 (Brooks 2-2, Harris 1-4, McCloud 1-5, Dumas 0-1, Parks 0-2, Jackson 0-4, Kidd 0-5), U 5-13 (Hornacek 3-4, Eisley 1-2, Stockton 1-3, Morris 0-1, Benoit 0-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-D 55 (Jones 12), U 58 (Malone 12). Assists-D 22 (Meyer, Brooks, Dumas 4), U 31 (Hornacek, Stockton 8). Total fouls-D 23, U 26. Technicals-Stockton, Dallas illegal defense. A-19,911 (19,911).

Spurs 95, Nets 88 East Rutherford, N.J.

Sean Elliott scored 35 points as San Antonio beat New Jersey.

San Antonio (95) - Elliott 14-26 2-3 35, Smith 3-12 3-4 9, Robinson 6-15 7-7 19, Del Negro 4-12 0-0 9, Johnson 5-10 3-4 13, Person 0-8 1-2 1, Perdue 0-2 3-4 3, Rivers 2-5 1-2 6, Alexander 0-2 0-0 0, M.Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-92 20-26 95.

New Jersey (88) - Brown 3-7 2-4 8, Gilliam 9-18 2-2 20, Bradley 10-21 1-1 21, O’Bannon 1-3 0-0 3, Childs 4-8 1-2 9, Fleming 2-5 0-0 4, J.Williams 4-9 2-4 11, Dare 1-1 2-2 4, Reeves 2-7 0-2 6, Mahorn 0-0 0-0 0, Graham 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 37-80 10-17 88.

San Antonio 28 18 31 18 - 95 New Jersey 26 18 24 20 - 88

3-Point goals-SA 7-26 (Elliott 5-12, Rivers 1-2, Del Negro 1-3, Robinson 0-1, Person 0-8), NJ 4-11 (Reeves 2-6, O’Bannon 1-1, J.Williams 1-2, Childs 0-2). Fouled out-J.Williams. Rebounds-SA 62 (Robinson 17), NJ 52 (Bradley 9). Assists- SA 19 (Johnson 7), NJ 24 (Childs 9). Total fouls-SA 21, NJ 27. A-16,037 (20,029).

Blazers 94, 76ers 71 Portland

Arvydas Sabonis had 18 points and 15 rebounds in Portland’s win.

Philadelphia (71) - Weatherspoon 7-17 6-11 20, Massenburg 5-9 1-2 11, Thompson 2-2 0-0 4, Stackhouse 4-14 5-8 13, Maxwell 2-11 0-0 4, Walters 2-3 1-2 5, Higgins 3-12 4-4 11, Alston 0-4 0-0 0, Dumas 1-5 1-2 3. Totals 26-77 18-29 71.

Portland (94) - Grant 6-11 0-0 12, C.Robinson 6-12 4-5 17, Sabonis 8-9 1-1 18, McKie 2-7 0-0 4, R.Robinson 5-12 0-0 11, Wingfield 3-5 2-2 10, J.Robinson 1-8 6-9 8, Dudley 3-6 4-4 10, Williams 2-3 0-0 4, Spencer 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 36-76 17-21 94.

Philadelphia 17 19 15 20 - 71 Portland 30 25 20 19 - 94

3-Point goals-Ph 1-12 (Higgins 1-2, Dumas 0-2, Stackhouse 0-3, Maxwell 0-5), Po 5-14 (Wingfield 2-3, Sabonis 1-1, C.Robinson 1-3, R.Robinson 1-3, McKie 0-2, J.Robinson 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Ph 55 (Weatherspoon 13), Po 51 (Sabonis 15). Assists-Ph 13 (Stackhouse, Walters, Higgins 3), Po 21 (J.Robinson 7). Total fouls-Ph 19, Po 21. Technicals-Ph Illegal defense 2. A-20,034 (21,401).

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