By Mike Slane

Dec. 17, 2006: SCOREBOARD | PHOTO GALLERY | AROUND THE ASSOCIATION ARCHIVE

PHOTO OF THE NIGHT
Gilbert Arenas scored a career-high 60 points Sunday in a 147-141 overtime victory over the Lakers.
Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty
RICK KAMLA'S FANTASY TAKE
"I'm back with the stat of the day from Sunday. Jermaine O'Neal held up his end of the bargain on Sunday against the Jazz, but his teammates did not. The other four starters shot a combined 3-for-34... with the culprits being Jamaal Tinsley (3-18), Stephen Jackson (3-10), Al Harrington (0-3), and Jeff Foster (0-3). I've heard of sleepy Sunday afternoons, but this is ridiculous."
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
"Max ... Mac ... Maxwell, whatever his name is, he outrebounded our whole team. Every time I turned around, he was coming out of nowhere. I don't think we put a body on him all night."
-- Sonics forward Rashard Lewis on Pistons second-year forward Jason Maxiell's 12 rebounds.
SHOOTING STUDS
Gilbert Arenas, Wizards
147-141 OT win at Lakers
60 pts, 17-32 FG, 5-12 3-pt FG

Kobe Bryant, Lakers
147-141 OT loss vs. Wizards
45 pts, 15-24 FG, 7-11 3-pt FG, 8-10 FT

Monta Ellis, Warriors
120-115 loss at Raptors
28 pts, 10-14 FG, 1-3 3-pt FG, 7-9 FT

STAT SHEET STUFFER
Coming off a near triple-double performance with a season-high 53 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a double-overtime victory on Friday, Kobe Bryant didn't slow down on Sunday. The 6-6 guard netted 45 points, on 15-of-24 shooting, dished out 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds in a 147-141 overtime loss to the Wizards. Washington's Gilbert Arenas scored 60 points as he and Kobe became the first pair to score 40-plus in the same game this season.
SHOOTING DUDS
Jamaal Tinsley, Pacers
104-92 loss vs. Jazz
3-18 FG, 0-3 3-pt FG, 9 pts

Andris Biedrins, Warriors
120-115 loss at Raptors
3-11 FG, 8 pts

Smush Parker, Lakers
147-141 loss vs. Wizards
4-14 FG, 0-5 3-pt FG, 9 pts

A SHOOT-OUT IN HOLLYWOOD
For the second time this weekend, Kobe Bryant guided the Lakers from behind to force overtime. But, despite 45 points from the Lakers guard, it was Washington's Gilbert Arenas who stole the Hollywood spotlight. Arenas scored a career-high 60 points on 17-of-32 shooting, including 5-of-12 from beyond the arc, and added eight rebounds and eight assists to lead the Wizards to a 147-141 overtime victory in Los Angeles. Arenas' 60 points broke Earl Monroe's franchise-record of 56, which was set on Febuary 13, 1968 in overtime against the Lakers. Arenas also joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only player in history to score 60 or more against the Lakers. Washington's Antawn Jamison tallied 25 points and 13 rebounds, while Caron Butler added 27 points.
ROCKETS SOAR WITHOUT T-MAC
Last season, Houston went just 7-28 without Tracy McGrady in the lineup, and this season things weren't looking much easier as the Rockets entered Sunday's meeting with the Clippers on a 0-3 skid with McGrady out with back spasms. The Rockets were determined to prove that they could win without their starting shooting guard, and behind Yao Ming's 32 points and 10 rebounds, they defeated the Clippers, 108-103. "We're trying to show that we can win games and pull games out without Tracy,'' Rockets guard Rafer Alston said. "His absence has been a factor in stretches of games where we were staggering, didn't have much continuity and weren't scoring the ball." McGrady is listed as day-to-day and the Rockets are expecting him to return sometime this week.
FOUR YEARS ISN'T THAT LONG...
The last time the Utah Jazz defeated the Indiana Pacers was on December 2, 2002 when John Stockton's team-high 22 points led the Jazz to a 102-91 victory in Salt Lake City. Four years and seven losses later, the Jazz finally broke that streak by holding the Pacers to just 36.5 percent shooting from the field en route to a 104-94 decision in Indiana. Carlos Boozer led the way for the Jazz with 18 points and Mehmet Okur added 17, while the entire Jazz lineup shined on the defensive end. "We helped each other," Boozer said of Utah's defensive effort. "We made them take jump shots. Anytime you have the whole team aware on defense, you're going to do a good job.'' Andrei Kirilenko registered a season-high six blocks.
ROOKIE WATCH
With Toronto's Chris Bosh out indefinitely with a bruised left knee, Rookie forward Andrea Bargnani is playing extended minutes and making the best of the opportunity. On Sunday, the first overall selection of this year's draft recorded his first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds off the bench in the Raptors' 120-115 home victory over the Warriors. The 7-footer also added six blocks as the Raptors won their third straight without Bosh.
SIXTH MAN OF THE NIGHT
After being a starter for a majority of his seven-year career, Toronto's Morris Peterson has spent the early part of the 2006-07 season adjusting to a new reserve role. On Sunday, Peterson came off the bench to lead six players in double-figures with 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including 5-of-9 from long distance, to go along with a season-high nine rebounds as the Raptors defeated the Warriors, 120-115, to improve to 10-14 on the season.
COOL/CLUTCH PERFORMANCE
Detroit's Jason Maxiell has only played in 40 regular season games, but the second-year forward sure looked like a veteran on Sunday night. With 6.8 seconds remaining in regulation and the score knotted at 93, Chauncey Billups found Maxiell, who calmly drained an open baseline jumper, to help lift the Pistons to a 97-93 victory over the Sonics. Maxiell, who was added to Detroit's rotation with Rasheed Wallace sidelined for the second straight game with ankle injuries, posted career-highs with 17 points and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes.
D-LEAGUE STAR OF THE NIGHT
Andre Brown, played two games with the Atlanta Hawks this season before joining the Sioux Falls Skyforce as the second overall pick of the 2006 D-League Draft. The former DePaul standout entered Sunday's meeting with the Austin Toros averaging 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds, and continued his stellar play by posting 29 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Skyforce to a 99-94 victory over the Toros.