Hawks Welcome Bibby With Sloppy Loss

Kings break down Blazers, Grizzlies fall just short of Sonics
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2008 3:39 AM CST
Hawks Welcome Bibby With Sloppy Loss
Seattle SuperSonics' Delonte West, left, chases down Memphis Grizzlies Mike Miller during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Seattle, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey)   (Associated Press)

Mike Bibby proved not to be the panacea that Atlanta was hoping for—at least not yet—as his old rivals the Lakers trounced the Hawks 122-93. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol each put up 23 points for Los Angeles, while Bibby's five points and three assists came on 16 minutes of floor time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Elsewhere in the Association:

  • Ron Artest pitched in 24 points (12 of them in the fourth period) for Sacramento as Bibby's old team danced over Portland 105-94 to break a three-game slide.
  • Gasol's former squad didn't fare as well, finally falling 108-101 to a Seattle team that had lost Kevin Durant to the flu.
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