Tisdale cure-all for Kings
By Staff Reports
Mar 2, 1990
The return of Wayman Tisdale, sidelined for two games with
the flu, was just what the doctor ordered for the struggling
The former University of Oklahoma All-American scored 24 points as
Sacramento outscored Orlando 20-10 in the last seven minutes Thursday night
to post a 114-100 victory.
"Wayman walked into the dressing room with an infectious
smile and an upbeat attitude," said Kings coach Dick Motta.
`It makes a difference just having him there. We owed ourselves
to play a good game."
Tisdale made 11 of 19 shots and grabbed eight rebounds.
"We got our heads back into the game, and that's what got
us going," Tisdale said of Sacramento's second-half rally.
"I felt drained out there. I asked to be taken out once
or twice. But I played through it, even though I was still
weak from the flu."
Antoine Carr finished with 21 for the Kings and Danny Ainge
had 20 to help Sacramento break a four-game losing streak.
Orlando, which has lost eight of its last nine games, was
led by Terry Catledge with 27 points.
In other games:
LA Clippers 109, OT
In Charlotte, Rex Chapman and Armon Gilliam scored 21 points
each and Tyrone Bogues had 17 assists as the Hornets scored
the last nine points of overtime to win for only the second
time in their last 19 games.
Houston 112, Phoenix 104
Akeem Olajuwon had 41 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocked
shots as the Rockets ended the visiting Suns' nine-game
Detroit 99, Washington 85
The Pistons, led by Isiah Thomas with 24 points, won for
the 11th consecutive time against the Bullets, who were
held to their season-low point total.
Philadelphia 105, New York 100
Charles Barkley had 32 points and 15 rebounds as the visiting
76ers pulled within a game of the first-place Knicks in
the Atlantic Division.
Utah 119, Portland 102
The Jazz won their sixth in a row behind John Stockton,
who had 26 points and 21 assists, and Thurl Bailey, who
scored 24 points, including 18 in the third quarter.
Denver 131, Cleveland 125
Seven-footer Joe Barry Carroll scored 23 points, 6-11 Danny
Schayes 21 and Alex English 26 for the Nuggets.
A man identified as New Jersey Nets forward Charles Shackleford,
whose name is mentioned prominently in an alleged point-shaving
scheme at North Carolina State, was arrested Thursday on
a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana. Shackleford
was arrested with two adults and two minors when Orange,
N.J., police found a stamp-sized amount of marijuana allegedly
in a plastic bag in Shackleford's upper left front coat
pocket. . .
The injury-riddled Milwaukee Bucks say they will activate
assistant coach Mike Dunleavy after learning that Jerry
Sichting has a fracture in his right foot.