Raptors guard T.J. Ford said last night that he plans take at least a week off before trying to resume any basektball activity, but said a scary fall the previous night in Atlanta doesn't have him worried about a career-ending injury.
Ford was released from an Atlanta hospital yesterday and flew home to Toronto, one day after his head struck the floor and he was removed from the court on a stretcher.
"I'm going to give myself a week," Ford said after the Raptors beat Dallas last night. "It all depends on how my body recovers. I don't think you can put a timetable on it."
Ford was injured when Atlanta rookie Al Horford struck him on the head and knocked him down as Ford was trying to score on a breakaway with 1 minute, 32 seconds left in the game. Horford, who was ejected for a flagrant foul, said he was trying to block Ford's shot.
Raptors 92, Mavericks 76
TORONTO - Kris Humphries had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Bosh scored 17 points and Toronto beat Dallas for the Raptors' first win over the Mavericks in more than four years.
Toronto won its third straight and ended an eight-game slump against the Mavericks, whose total was a season low.
Pacers 117, Bulls 102
INDIANAPOLIS - Kareem Rush scored 22 points to lead Indiana over Chicago in a wild game that featured five technical fouls and two ejections.
Jamaal Tinsley added 18 points and eight assists for Indiana in first home game since he was shot at, but unhurt, early Sunday morning in downtown Indianapolis.
Bobcats 108, Clippers 103
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Raymond Felton scored 26 points and keyed a fourth-quarter surge as Charlotte rallied against Los Angeles.
Emeka Okafor added 25 points and 16 rebounds and Gerald Wallace scored 25 points for the Bobcats, who beat the Clippers for the first time.
Sonics 117, Knicks 110
NEW YORK - Kevin Durant scored 30 points, fellow rookie Jeff Green added 17, and Seattle beat slumping New York.
Former Knicks forward Kurt Thomas scored five clutch points in the final 2:31 as Seattle handed New York its fourth straight loss.
Celtics 90, Kings 78
BOSTON - Big Baby was the big man for Boston.
Rookie Glen Davis made his first start since taking his power game and cute name to the NBA from LSU and led Boston over Sacramento in a game that kept the Celtics unbeaten at home.
The 289-pound center had 16 points and nine rebounds, and made all 10 of his free throws as Boston improved to an NBA-best 18-2.
Rockets 80, Pistons 77
HOUSTON - Tracy McGrady scored 29 points and Yao Ming added 21 points and 13 rebounds as the Rockets nearly entered the NBA record book for foul-shot futility before beating Detriot.
Nuggets 105, Hornets 99
DENVER - Carmelo Anthony had 32 points, including a three-point play with 38.4 seconds left, to lift Denver over New Orleans.
Allen Iverson had 22 points and 11 assists and Marcus Camby had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Nuggets.
Bucks 100, Magic 86