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Allen
Dec. 1, 2004
Seattle continued its fantastic start Wednesday night, improving to 14-3 with a 129-119 overtime victory over Utah. But the Sonics had to rally to get the win; that's where Ray Allen comes in. No. 34 sank 4-of-4 from the line as regulation wound down, then hit a runner to start OT and a trey with 2:14 to go that gave Seattle a four-point lead that only grew from there. Allen racked up 17 Nestlé Crunch Time points in all.
  • Allen takes center stage: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/1/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Ray Allen (Sonics)13010032880417
    2. Elton Brand (Clippers)700013311 0412
    3. Kevin Garnett (Timberwolves)2210111000410
    4. Antonio Daniels (Sonics)601001143 149
    4. Danny Fortson (Sonics)230001100049
    4. Wally Szczerbiak (Timberwolves)500001133 049

    16

    Nowitzki
    Dec. 2, 2004
    Houston sent the game into overtime in the final seconds of regulation, and that didn't sit well with Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki scored the Mavericks' first 10 points in OT, capped by his 3-pointer at 3:36 of the extra stanza. In the end, Nowitzki had poured in a career-high 53 points as Dallas grounded the Rockets 113-106. For his efforts, Dirk earned 16 Nestlé Crunch Time points, tops for the night.
  • Dirk does it all: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/2/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks)12001043550416
    2. Jerry Stackhouse (Mavericks)334002043 0411
    3. Marquis Daniels (Mavericks)4200022000410
    4. Tracy McGrady (Rockets)1041007321 109
    5. Jason Terry (Mavericks)301001100147
    5. Josh Howard (Mavericks)210102100 047

    7

    Cassell
    Dec. 3, 2004
    Sam Cassell and the Timberwolves knew that going on the road and defeating the red-hot Suns would be difficult. But as usual, when the game was on the line, the veteran guard was at his best. Cassell blocked a Steve Nash jumper with 1:54 left in regulation and added a key trey 25 seconds later to seal Minnesota's 97-93 win over Phoenix on Friday. Cassell earned seven Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Cassell stars on both ends: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/3/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Cuttino Mobley (Magic)510101065049
    2. Sam Cassell (Timberwolves)300012100 047
    2. Chauncey Billups (Pistons)701003222007
    2. Mark Blount (Celtics)210001100 047
    2. Steve Francis (Magic)410002044047
    2. Lamar Odom (Lakers)210000022 047

    13

    Cassell
    Dec. 4, 2004
    For the second straight night, Sam Cassell starred down the stretch. The Timberwolves and Clippers went to overtime Saturday, and that's when Cassell went to work. With Minnesota down two, he hit back-to-back jumpers at the 3:00 and 2:19 marks, then put his team up five with a steal and layup with 58 seconds to go. His two free throws with 16.9 left iced the Wolves' 107-100 win. Cassell earned 13 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Overtime is Cassell's time: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/4/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Sam Cassell (Timberwolves)8021053220413
    2. Kenyon Martin (Nuggets)420012200 0411
    2. LeBron James (Cavaliers)4120000440411
    4. Larry Hughes (Wizards)610001066 0410
    5. Latrell Sprewell (Timberwolves)400101122049

    15

    Moore

    Maggette
    Dec. 6, 2004
    The Clippers played their fourth overtime game Monday, and unlike the first three, L.A. won this double-OT affair, 99-93 over the Bobcats. Corey Maggette, who scored 33 points, hit back-to-back jumpers late in the first OT to put Los Angeles up four. Charlotte found a way to tie it again, but Mikki Moore's dunk 23 seconds into the second OT gave the Clippers the lead for good. Maggette tallied 15 Nestlé Crunch Time points; Moore earned nine.
  • Clippers duo step up: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/6/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Corey Maggette (Clippers)10310032662415
    2. Andre Miller (Nuggets)910002166 0413
    3. Richard Jefferson (Nets)4210021220410
    3. Josh Smith (Hawks)230011100 0410
    5. Jason Kidd (Nets)311001100049
    5. Mikki Moore (Clippers)411003200 049
    5. Chris Kaman (Clippers)411002200149

    13

    Redd
    Dec. 7, 2004
    Milwaukee and Indiana were knotted at 75 down the stretch, and the Bucks looked to Michael Redd for a lift. Redd was 2-for-2 from the line with 1:15 remaining and hit a jumper 42 ticks later to make it 84-80, but he wasn't done yet. The 6-6 guard hit another jumper with seven seconds left and sealed Milwaukee's win by going 2-for-2 from the charity stripe in an 89-86 win Tuesday. For his efforts, Redd earned 13 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Michael was 'Redd Hot': 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/7/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Michael Redd (Bucks)9000022440413
    2. LeBron James (Cavaliers)401101122 0410
    3. Jerry Stackhouse (Mavericks)510001143049
    3. Andre Barrett (Rockets)501001143 049
    5. Reggie Miller (Pacers)800003300008
    5. Lucious Harris (Cavaliers)300101100 048
    5. Bob Sura (Rockets)302001121048

    10

    Richardson
    Dec. 8, 2004
    The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers tied the NBA record for 3-point attempts with 64 on Wednesday, so naturally, it was a trey that decided the outcome. With the scored knotted at 110 and 6.9 second left, Steve Nash drove the lane and found Quentin Richardson on the left wing. Richardson, who went 5-for-13 from long range, sank the trifecta, lifting the Suns to a thrilling 113-110 win. For his efforts, Richardson earned 10 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Nash finds Q-Rich for the win: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/8/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Ben Wallace (Pistons)0601210000412
    2. Chauncey Billups (Pistons)422001044 0411
    3. Quentin Richardson (Suns)5100011220410
    4. Udonis Haslem (Heat)401000044 049
    5. Eddie Jones (Heat)310001100048
    5. Richard Hamilton (Pistons)800006322 148
    5. Carmelo Anthony (Nuggets)211000022048

    18

    McGrady
    Dec. 9, 2004
    Down 10 points in the final minute, a Rockets loss seemed imminent...or did it? Tracy McGrady made the impossible, possible. McGrady hit a trey with 35 ticks left to cut the gap to five and completed a four-point play with 24.3 to go. But, he wasn't done there. T-Mac hit yet another three with 11.2 seconds left which cut the deficit to two, and after San Antonio's Devin Brown turned the ball over in the final moments, McGrady picked it up, ran down the court and drained the game-winning 3-pointer in Houston's electrifying 81-80 comeback victory. For his efforts, McGrady earned 18 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • There's no quit in Tracy McGrady: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/9/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Tracy McGrady (Rockets)13101054110418
    2. Jerry Stackhouse (Mavericks)710102233 009
    2. Rashard Lewis (Sonics)500001122049
    2. Zach Randolph (Blazers)430002044 049
    5. Yao Ming (Rockets)220001100048

    11

    Williams
    Dec. 10, 2004
    New Jersey and New Orleans were caught in a dogfight Friday, and with things looking bleak the Nets turned to Eric Wiliams. With 1:48 left in regulation, Williams hit a jumper to cut the deficit to four. After New Jersey drilled two clutch shots to force overtime, Williams stepped up again. He popped a hook shot 49 seconds into the extra stanza to even the score, and hit a finger roll with 1:31 to go that gave the Nets a four-point lead en route to a 94-91 triumph. For his efforts, Williams tallied 11 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Eric WIlliams wills the Nets to victory: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/10/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Eric Williams (Nets)7100043000411
    2. Stacey Augmon (Magic)420000044 0410
    2. Matt Harpring (Jazz)6101022321410
    4. Jason Kidd (Nets)222203100 149
    4. Jason Collins (Nets)220011100049
    4. Brendan Haywood (Wizards)340012131 049
    4. Dwyane Wade (Heat)400100044049

    9

    Allen
    Dec. 11, 2004
    Boston took advantage of cold Seattle shooting in the second half Saturday and used Tony Allen's five straight points to pull away to a 98-84 road win. The rookie grabbed a rebound, drew a foul and hit two free throws with 1:35 left to give Boston a nine-point lead, then followed with a dunk 34 seconds later and added another free throw 11 ticks after that. Allen finished with nine Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Celtics rookie seals it: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/11/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Brad Miller (Kings)4311000441412
    2. Shane Battier (Grizzlies)410000044 049
    2. Tony Allen (Celtics)510001143049
    4. Doug Christie (Kings)220000022 048
    4. Mike Bibby (Kings)600105300148
    4. Ben Gordon (Bulls)410002200 148


    10

    Robinson
    Dec. 12, 2004
    The visiting Bobcats had cut the deficit to two points with 4:01 left to play. That is when 16-year NBA veteran Clifford Robinson went to work for the Warriors. He scored five points during a crucial 9-1 spurt by Golden State that sealed Sunday's 99-87 win. Robinson scored 14 of his season-high 21 points in the second half and finished the game with 10 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Robinson seals the deal: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/12/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Clifford Robinson (Warriors)5100022110410
    2. Marc Jackson (76ers)520002143 049
    2. Damon Jones (Heat)600001143049
    4. Kenny Thomas (76ers)220000022 048
    4. Jumaine Jones (Lakers)310001100048
    4. Jason Richardson (Warriors)211001100 048
    4. Dwyane Wade (Heat)321000043148

    22

    Davis
    Dec. 13, 2004
    As the Celtics and Clippers played on Monday, Ricky Davis came up bigger and bigger. He scored 28 of his 34 points from the fourth quarter on, including nine in two overtimes that lifted Boston to a 134-127 win. Davis book-ended double OT with an alley-oop dunk six seconds in and a three-point play that iced it with 4.6 to go. Davis tallied a whopping 22 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Davis delivers big time: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/13/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Ricky Davis (Celtics)15230065551422
    2. Gary Payton (Celtics)900005400 0412
    3. Tony Allen (Celtics)4111132000411
    4. Elton Brand (Clippers)362022121 1010
    4. LeBron James (Cavaliers)2121011000410

    13

    Hart
    Dec. 14, 2004
    The Bobcats pulled out a 94-93 overtime victory Tuesday over the Hornets, thanks in part to Jason Hart. The guard's layup with 26.8 seconds left in regulation tied the game 86-86 and forced the extra session. Then with 23.6 left in OT, he hit a key jumper on a pass from Emeka Okafor, whose free throws won it with 5.7 to go. Hart finished with 13 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Charlotte shows Hart down the stretch: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/14/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Jason Hart (Bobcats)6111033000413
    2. Reggie Miller (Pacers)410001122 049
    2. Michael Curry (Pacers)220101100049
    2. Peja Stojakovic (Kings)500002200 049
    2. Jamaal Tinsley (Pacers)520002143049
    2. Willie Green (76ers)410000044 049
    2. Emeka Okafor (Bobcats)221000022049

    9

    Jones
    Dec. 15, 2004
    After Washington took the lead with 33.8 seconds to go, Miami needed a lift. Damon Jones hit a clutch 3-pointer with 21.1 ticks left to put the Heat ahead and followed that up with two free throws shortly thereafter to seal a 98-93 Miami win Wednesday. For his efforts, Jones earned nine Nestlé Crunch Time points.


    Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/15/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Damon Jones (Heat)500001122049
    1. Tyson Chandler (Bulls)221012100 049
    3. P.J. Brown (Hornets)111010021047
    3. Christian Laettner (Heat)010020000 047
    3. Chauncey Billups (Pistons)211001022047
    3. Richard Hamilton (Pistons)400003200 047
    3. Chris Andersen (Hornets)210001100047
    3. Dan Dickau (Hornets)310000043 047

    10

    Hamilton
    Dec. 16, 2004
    Cleveland cut the gap to eight down the stretch, but Detroit's Rip Hamilton made sure a Pistons win wasn't in jeopardy. Hamilton's jumper with 1:51 remaining put Detroit up by 10 and he added two free throws with 36.3 ticks left to increase the Pistons' lead to 14 en route to an 81-69 win on Thursday. Hamilton earned 10 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Rip Hamilton breaks loose: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/16/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Richard Hamilton (Pistons)4110011220410
    2. Chauncey Billups (Pistons)200001100 046
    3. Rasheed Wallace (Pistons)010000000045
    4. Antonio Davis (Bulls)000000000 044
    4. Antonio McDyess (Pistons)000000000044
    4. Ben Wallace (Pistons)000000000 044
    4. Tyson Chandler (Bulls)000000000044
    4. Eddy Curry (Bulls)000000000 044
    4. Tayshaun Prince (Pistons)000000000044
    4. Kirk Hinrich (Bulls)300000043 244
    4. Ben Gordon (Bulls)000000000044
    4. Luol Deng (Bulls)000000000 044
    4. Chris Duhon (Bulls)000000000044
    4. Andres Nocioni (Bulls)010000000 144


    14

    Hughes
    Dec. 17, 2004
    With the score knotted at 104, the Wizards needed someone to step up down the stretch. Enter Larry Hughes. Hughes' jumper put Washington ahead for good, 106-104 with 4:19 left in overtime. He added a driving layup with 1:48 remaining to push the Wizards' lead to five points on the way to a 120-116 win over the Lakers on Friday. Hughes scored 33 and finished with 14 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Hughes comes through: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/17/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Larry Hughes (Wizards)6130022220414
    2. Kurt Thomas (Knicks)641003144 0413
    3. Jerome Williams (Knicks)3311011110412
    4. Shawn Marion (Suns)520001055 0410
    5. James Posey (Grizzlies)410000044049
    5. Darius Miles (Blazers)220011100 049

    12

    LaFrentz
    Dec. 18, 2004
    Boston's Raef LaFrentz made a driving layup with 1:29 left in regulation to break a tie. Cleveland rallied to force overtime, but once again LaFrentz stepped up when the game mattered most. He had two rebounds and four pivotal free throws in the Celtics' 114-107 road win on Saturday. LaFrentz finished the game with 12 points, 10 boards and notched 12 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • LaFrentz steps up: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/18/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Raef LaFrentz (Celtics)6200011440412
    2. Emeka Okafor (Bobcats)450015200 0411
    3. Gary Payton (Celtics)610002143049
    4. Gerald Wallace (Bobcats)321001043 048
    4. Luol Deng (Bulls)220001100048

    10

    Crawford
    Dec. 19, 2004
    When the game is on the line, New York's Jamal Crawford seems to play his best. With the Knicks clinging to a two-point lead, Crawford made a runner to push the advantage to four with 26.9 seconds left to play. He added two free throws in the closing seconds as New York held off Utah 94-93 on Sunday. The guard finished with 10 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Crawford is the man: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/19/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Jamal Crawford (Knicks)4101011220410
    2. Jason Williams (Grizzlies)401102122 049
    3. Keyon Dooling (Heat)300001100047
    4. Stephon Marbury (Knicks)201001022 046
    4. Tim Thomas (Knicks)200001100046
    4. Pau Gasol (Grizzlies)200001100 046

    8

    Hughes
    Dec. 20, 2004
    Larry Hughes had a happy return to Oakland. The former Warrior nailed a jump shot with 1:13 left to give the Wizards a two-point lead. After Golden State tied the score, Hughes sank another clutch jumper - with 29.9 seconds remaining - to set the stage for Gilbert Arenas' game-winning basket Monday with 0.8 ticks left in Washington's 103-101 win. Hughes notched eight Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Hughes comes through again: 300k


  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/20/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Yao Ming (Rockets)410002200049
    2. Larry Hughes (Wizards)400002200 048
    3. Steve Nash (Suns)201001100047
    3. Tracy McGrady (Rockets)121000021 047
    3. Maurice Taylor (Rockets)201001100047
    3. Mike Miller (Grizzlies)300001100 047

    17

    Brunson
    Dec. 21, 2004
    The Hornets forced overtime with a late bucket, but in the extra session Los Angeles' Rick Brunson did all the stinging. Brunson hit a 3-pointer at the 4:17 mark to put the Clippers up by three, and they never looked back. He added two more jumpers, one with 2:02 remaining and another with 1:19 to go, and tacked on two late free throws to wrap up a 100-91 victory. Brunson tallied 17 Nestlé Crunch Time points.
  • Brunson breaks out: 300k



  • Nestle Crunch Time Points For The Day 12/21/04
    Player Pt RB Ats Stl Bk FGA FGM FTA FTM TO W/L* Nestle
    1. Rick Brunson (Clippers)11130043221417
    2. Bobby Simmons (Clippers)702002222 0413
    3. Drew Gooden (Cavaliers)6100022220411
    4. Chris Kaman (Clippers)210111100 049
    5. P.J. Brown (Hornets)610103300008
    5. Elton Brand (Clippers)420002220 048
    5. Richard Jefferson (Nets)400001122048
    5. Chris Andersen (Hornets)450002122 008