10

Miller
April 1, 2005
After losing three straight, the Grizzlies were looking to get back on track Friday. Mike Miller made sure it happened. With his team clinging to a six-point lead, the sharpshooter drained a 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and later added two free throws that sealed Memphis' 93-82 victory over Milwaukee. Miller scored 14 points and finished with 10 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • It was Miller time for Memphis: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/1/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Mike Miller (Grizzlies)5100011220410
    2. Joe Johnson (Suns)310001100 048
    2. Juan Dixon (Wizards)410001121048
    4. P.J. Brown (Hornets)210000022 047
    4. Jalen Rose (Raptors)201000022047
    4. Donyell Marshall (Raptors)210001100 047
    4. Steve Nash (Suns)202001022047
    4. Ben Handlogten (Jazz)510012211 007
    4. Nazr Mohammed (Spurs)720005311007
    4. Shawn Marion (Suns)300001111 047
    4. Pau Gasol (Grizzlies)200101100047
    4. Jason Collins (Nets)200101100 047
    4. Chris Andersen (Hornets)320001043047
    4. Dan Dickau (Hornets)210000022 047


    6

    Barry

    Nesterovic
    April 2, 2005
    Caron Butler put the Lakers in position for a victory Saturday. The Spurs' Rasho Nesterovic and Brent Barry prevented it. Butler's layup gave Los Angeles a one-point lead with 14 seconds left, but eight ticks later, the San Antonio duo worked the give-and-go to perfection in the Spurs' 95-94 win. After inbounding the ball to Nesterovic, Barry cut to the basket where Nesterovic fed him for the game-winning bucket. Both players finished with six Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • A pair of Spurs stepped up: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/2/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Earl Boykins (Nuggets)401001044048
    1. Carmelo Anthony (Nuggets)410002200 148
    3. Damon Stoudamire (Blazers)700102243007
    3. Tony Parker (Spurs)210001100 047
    5. Brent Barry (Spurs)200001100046
    5. Rasho Nesterovic (Spurs)011000000 046


    10

    Dunleavy
    April 3, 2005
    The Sonics entered play on Sunday just one win short of their first division crown in seven seasons. Golden State's Mike Dunleavy made sure Seattle will have to wait at least one more game to celebrate. Dunleavy poured in 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, including two clutch baskets in the final minutes, to lead the surging Warriors to a 101-92 win. Dunleavy, who has led Golden State to five straight wins, finished with 10 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Dunleavy is the man: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/3/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Mike Dunleavy (Warriors)6100032000410
    2. Kevin Garnett (Timberwolves)411001044 049
    2. Samuel Dalembert (76ers)230001100049
    4. Kurt Thomas (Knicks)421011122 008
    4. Chauncey Billups (Pistons)400000044048
    4. Baron Davis (Warriors)202000022 048
    4. Quentin Richardson (Suns)310001100048
    4. Maurice Williams (Bucks)400000044 048


    11

    Livingston
    April 5, 2005
    The Clippers' three-point lead evaporated with 7.5 seconds left on a Bobcats trey, but rookie Shaun Livingston wasn't fazed. The point guard capped his best game of the season and a solid Crunch Time effort by scoring a layup off a feed from Rick Brunson with just one second to play, giving Los Angeles a 104-102 road victory Tuesday. Livingston also notched three steals and two assists in the final two minutes, earning 11 Nestlé Crunch Time points in all.
  • Livingston wins it: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/5/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Shaun Livingston (Clippers)3023011210411
    2. Paul Pierce (Celtics)410001122 049
    3. Marcus Camby (Nuggets)211000022048
    3. Derek Fisher (Warriors)411000044 248
    3. Tracy McGrady (Rockets)711204222108
    3. Kenyon Martin (Nuggets)220001100 048


    9

    Miller
    April 6, 2005
    A 20-point Nuggets lead midway through the fourth quarter had quickly been cut to seven as Crunch Time began, but Andre Miller cast a net on the swarming Hornets. Miller nailed a jumper with 1:29 left to put Denver back up by nine; when New Orleans answered with another bucket, Miller added two from the free-throw line with 59.6 seconds to go. The Nuggets went on to the 94-83 road win Wednesday thanks in part to Miller's nine Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Miller quiets Hornets: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/6/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Andre Miller (Nuggets)401001122049
    1. Carmelo Anthony (Nuggets)420001122 149
    3. Kirk Snyder (Jazz)800003311008
    3. Chris Duhon (Bulls)200200022 048
    5. Sean Marks (Spurs)120000011047
    5. Delonte West (Celtics)210000022 047


    12

    Alston

    Bosh
    April 8, 2005
    The Hawks had lost 13 games in a row entering play on Friday. Rafer Alston, Chris Bosh and the Raptors made sure the losing streak reached 14. Trailing by 14 points at halftime, Toronto rallied to force overtime on the way to a 109-101 win. Alston and Bosh were at their best when the game was on the line, combining for seven points, three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in the final seven minutes. Alston and Bosh earned 12 and 11 Nestlé Crunch Time points, respectively.
  • A pair of Raptors star: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/8/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Rafer Alston (Raptors)5011122000412
    2. Chris Bosh (Raptors)231011100 0411
    3. Marcus Camby (Nuggets)410002200049
    3. Keith McLeod (Jazz)610001066 149
    5. Jalen Rose (Raptors)510015200048
    5. Milt Palacio (Raptors)123001021 048
    5. Jason Richardson (Warriors)230001022048
    5. Ben Gordon (Bulls)600003144 048


    14

    Horry
    April 9, 2005
    Robert Horry has built a reputation over his career for making the big plays at the right moment. Saturday night, he made the play of the game not once, but twice. With the Spurs trailing by two, Horry nailed a trifecta with 22 seconds left in the second overtime to give San Antonio a one-point lead. He then showed off his defensive abilities, stuffing a potential game-winning shot by the Clippers' Mikki Moore at the buzzer to seal the Spurs' thrilling 125-124 win. For his efforts, Horry earned 14 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Big-Game Rob does it again: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/9/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Robert Horry (Spurs)6220232001414
    1. Manu Ginobili (Spurs)14031010464 0414
    3. Shaun Livingston (Clippers)8210043220010
    4. Tony Massenburg (Spurs)440003132 049
    4. Andre Miller (Nuggets)211100022049
    4. Corey Maggette (Clippers)810102244 109
    4. Josh Howard (Mavericks)410001122049
    4. Willie Green (76ers)311101121 049


    18

    Parker
    April 10, 2005
    Points and point guards were the story at The Arena in Oakland on Sunday, and Tony Parker had the last word in a thrilling 136-134 Spurs victory, San Antonio's second in double overtime in as many days. Parker went back-and-forth with Golden State's Baron Davis, but it was Parker's driving layup with 2.9 seconds left in period No. 6 that proved to be the game-winner. Parker racked up 18 Nestlé Crunch Time points in all.
  • Parker's spark goes a long way: 300k
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  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/10/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Tony Parker (Spurs)141400117100418
    2. Kurt Thomas (Knicks)550004200 0412
    2. Baron Davis (Warriors)151001116220012
    4. Robert Horry (Spurs)630003221 0411
    5. Shane Battier (Grizzlies)5200011430410
    5. Michael Sweetney (Knicks)510002211 0410



    11

    Billups
    April 11, 2005
    Chauncey Billups hit the game-winning shot with 8.2 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Pistons to an 85-84 win at Chicago on Monday night. The winning hoop was not the only critical shot Billups nailed in the extra period. His 3-pointer with 41.4 seconds left brought the Pistons to within a bucket at 82-80. Billups had seven of his game-high 28 points in OT and added one assist for 11 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Chauncey fills the bill: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/11/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Chauncey Billups (Pistons)7010032220411
    2. Gerald Wallace (Bobcats)311111121 0410
    2. Gilbert Arenas (Wizards)2210100220410
    2. James Jones (Pacers)420001122 0410
    5. Rasheed Wallace (Pistons)510003200049
    5. Michael Redd (Bucks)910003244 009
    5. Yao Ming (Rockets)210020022049
    5. Andres Nocioni (Bulls)630002200 009


    7

    Ginobili
    April 12, 2005
    Portland pulled to within seven points of San Antonio with 1:22 to play, but Manu Ginobili and the Spurs didn't want to wait another day to seal up the Southwest Division title. Ginobili drained a 3-pointer with 65 seconds remaining, which padded San Antonio's lead to 10 en route to Tuesday's 95-89 home win. For his effort, Ginobili earned seven Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Manu sticks the trey: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/12/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Jalen Rose (Raptors)401000044049
    2. Bruce Bowen (Spurs)400000044 048
    2. Raef LaFrentz (Celtics)211000022048
    2. Amare Stoudemire (Suns)310011121 048
    5. Gary Payton (Celtics)310000043047
    5. Shawn Marion (Suns)310012121 047
    5. Manu Ginobili (Spurs)300001100047
    5. Morris Peterson (Raptors)030000000 047

    9

    Okur
    April 13, 2005
    San Antonio and Utah were neck-and-neck down the stretch, and the Jazz needed a lift from someone. That someone was Mehmet Okur. After the Spurs took a one-point lead with less than two minutes to play, Okur nailed a jumper to give Utah the advantage. His night wasn't done yet, however. San Antonio evened the score at 91, and Okur came through again, hitting a layup with 2.4 ticks left to secure a 93-91 Jazz win on Wednesday. Okur earned nine Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Okur to the rescue: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/13/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks)600002144049
    1. Mehmet Okur (Jazz)410002200 049
    3. Tracy McGrady (Rockets)302000043048
    3. Matt Harpring (Jazz)220000022 048
    3. Mike James (Rockets)300101100048
    3. Carlos Arroyo (Pistons)301001111 048
    3. James Jones (Pacers)400001122048


    19

    Iverson
    April 14, 2005
    The odds were stacked against Philadelphia on Thursday. Miami, which entered the game with the best record in the East, was in town and Shaquille O'Neal, the Heat's top player, was returning after missing three games because of injury. Knowing a loss would damage their playoff hopes, the Sixers turned to Allen Iverson to lead the way. Iverson, the league's leading scorer, fired in 38 points and handed out a career-high tying 16 assists in Philadelphia's 126-119 overtime win. The All-Star guard had four dimes in the extra period, and finished with 19 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Iverson had all of the answers: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/14/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Allen Iverson (76ers)10141021880419
    2. Dwyane Wade (Heat)1610009700 0015
    3. Marc Jackson (76ers)6210122221413
    3. Andre Iguodala (76ers)630002222 0413
    5. Kyle Korver (76ers)420003111048

    7

    Webber
    April 15, 2005
    Chris Webber isn't letting Allen Iverson do all the work for the 76ers as they chase the playoffs. Webber scored 21 points, including the go-ahead three-point play in the final minute of Philadelphia's 90-86 win in Indiana on Friday night.. Webber, who was acquired in mid-season to help the Sixers succeed in the playoffs, earned seven Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Webber wins it for Philly: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/15/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Larry Hughes (Wizards)4111000440411
    2. Allen Iverson (76ers)401102200 0410
    2. Vince Carter (Nets)4200000440410
    2. Amare Stoudemire (Suns)240000022 0410
    5. Chris Webber (76ers)310002111047
    5. Stacey Augmon (Magic)620003222 007
    5. Wesley Person (Nuggets)310002100047
    5. Jason Kidd (Nets)300001100 047
    5. Mike Bibby (Kings)210001100047
    5. Cuttino Mobley (Kings)401001142 047
    5. Juan Dixon (Wizards)300001100047

    8

    Marbury
    April 16, 2005
    As if nailing a jumper to put his team ahead with 29.6 seconds left wasn't enough, Stephon Marbury decided to save his best work for the game's final moments. With the clock ticking down and the game tied, Marbury sank the go-ahead basket with 1.7 ticks left to lift the Knicks to a 100-98 victory over the Bobcats Saturday. For his late-game heroics, Marbury earned eight Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Marbury buries two jumpers and the Bobcats: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/16/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Bobby Simmons (Clippers)410000044049
    2. Stephon Marbury (Knicks)500002200 148
    3. Marko Jaric (Clippers)210000022047
    3. Boris Diaw (Hawks)610003300 007
    5. Kurt Thomas (Knicks)011000000046
    5. Brevin Knight (Bobcats)700002243 006
    5. Michael Sweetney (Knicks)200001100046

    15

    Lue

    Smith
    April 17, 2005
    Josh Smith scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Tyronn Lue drained a gutsy 3-pointer with 19.7 left to play in the extra period of the Hawks' 139-135 victory over the Knicks Sunday. Lue tied his career high with 32 points, and Smith collected 21 points and 10 rebounds on the night. For their big plays down the stretch, Smith earned 15 Nestlé Crunch Time points, and Lue earned 13 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Lue alley-oops Smith, and then sinks two big shots: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/17/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Josh Smith (Hawks)8400143320415
    2. Tyronn Lue (Hawks)811003233 0413
    3. Josh Childress (Hawks)7100011441411
    4. Larry Hughes (Wizards)211201100 0410
    4. Jamal Crawford (Knicks)10210074000010

    14

    Miller
    April 18, 2005
    Mike Miller scored the game's last seven points and led Memphis to an important 94-92 win over the Spurs on Monday. Miller set the stage for his dramatic game-winning jumper as time expired with a driving lay-up to tie the score with 22.7 seconds to go. For his late-game production, MIller earned 14 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Miller scores twice and then buries the game-winner: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/18/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Mike Miller (Grizzlies)9100044000414
    2. Keith McLeod (Jazz)600001154 049
    3. Voshon Lenard (Nuggets)811003232008
    3. Eddie Griffin (Timberwolves)220000022 048
    5. Jason Williams (Grizzlies)003000000047
    5. Ndudi Ebi (Timberwolves)210000022 047

    12

    Traylor
    April 19, 2005
    Robert Traylor scored a career-high 22 points, including eight in the fourth quarter of Cleveland's 100-86 win over the Celtics on Tuesday. In the final two minutes, Traylor made two free throws, grabbed three rebounds, blocked one shot and followed a missed lay-up with a monster jam. For his tough play down the stretch, Traylor earned 12 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • The Tractor slams it home: 300k
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  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/19/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Robert Traylor (Cavaliers)4300111220412
    2. Wesley Person (Nuggets)311001100 049
    3. Earl Boykins (Nuggets)202000022048
    4. Jason Kidd (Nets)201001100 047
    4. Vince Carter (Nets)201001100047
    4. Greg Buckner (Nuggets)210001100 047
    4. Carmelo Anthony (Nuggets)400001122147
    4. Anderson Varejao (Cavaliers)021000000 047
    4. Chris Duhon (Bulls)210000022047

    13

    Crawford
    April 20, 2005 After Maurice Taylor's three-point play put New York up one with 1:48 to go, the Knicks needed a bit more breathing room. Enter Jamal Crawford. The New York guard hit a 3-pointer with 66 ticks left to pad the Knicks' lead. Crawford added two rebounds and went 4-for-4 from the line down the stretch to seal a 113-105 win over Washington on Wednesday. For his efforts, Crawford earned 13 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Crawford saves the Knicks: 300k
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  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 4/20/05
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Jamal Crawford (Knicks)7200011440413
    2. Christian Laettner (Heat)610002222 0411
    3. Stephen Jackson (Pacers)410001122049
    4. Jason Kidd (Nets)310100043 048
    4. Derek Fisher (Warriors)002200000048
    4. Maurice Taylor (Knicks)300011111 048
    4. Anthony Johnson (Pacers)500002200148