AROUND THE NBA Saturday's other games
Pistons 89, Grizzlies 84
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Cliff Robinson scored 23 points as the Detroit Pistons, playing without Jerry Stackhouse and Corliss Williamson, rallied past the Memphis Grizzlies. A day after giving up 50 points to Shareef Abdur-Rahim in a loss at Atlanta, Detroit scored 17 of the first 21 points in the fourth quarter to build an 83-75 lead. Jon Barry added 15 points, Dana Barros had 14 and Ben Wallace grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots. Jason Williams led the Grizzlies with 25 points while Shane Battier, who played high school ball in Detroit, finished with 18.
Hornets 103, Magic 101
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Elden Campbell reached a season-high for the second straight night, scoring 23 points.
Knicks 78, Bulls 71
NEW YORK -- Allan Houston scored a season-high 24 points and Othella Harrington had a season-high 18 before fouling out as New York sent the Bulls to their ninth straight loss. The Knicks were in front for nearly the entire game and held off a late rally by Chicago, which beat New York on Nov. 3 for its only victory of the season. Brad Miller had 23 points and nine rebounds for Chicago.
Wizards 88, Celtics 84, OT
WASHINGTON --Christian Laettner hit a 17-footer with 8.6 seconds left in the extra period as the Wizards dealt the Boston Celtics their fourth straight defeat and snapped their own eight-game losing streak. Michael Jordan missed 17 of 24 shots but finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Wizards won for the first time since Nov. 3. Laettner also had 17 points, on 8-for-10 shooting, and Richard Hamilton scored 16.
Timberwolves 99, Spurs 94
MINNEAPOLIS -- Rasho Nesterovic scored a career-high 24 points as Minnesota held off San Antonio to take over first place in the Midwest Division.
Mavericks 119, Suns 104
DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki had 32 points and Steve Nash added a season-high 29 as the Dallas Mavericks ran their winning streak to three games, matching a season-high. Michael Finley's 20 points and Shawn Bradley's 12 helped the Mavericks to their highest scoring total of the seaso
Bucks 91, Hawks 83
MILWAUKEE -- Ray Allen scored 21 points, Sam Cassell added 18 points and Glenn Robinson finished with 17 for Milwaukee, winners of four straight. The Bucks are off to their best start since 1979-80.