Nets 106, Clippers 92



Nets 106, Clippers 92
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd scored 15 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead the New Jersey Nets.
Kidd, who had his best scoring night with the Nets, also had nine assists and seven rebounds. Kenyon Martin had 16 points and Kerry Kittles added 15 for the Nets, who have won all four of their home games.
Elton Brand and Andre Miller each scored 20 to lead the Clippers.
Pacers 107, Knicks 94
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ron Artest scored 27 points and Brad Miller had 19 as Indiana beat New York.
What once was one of the fiercest rivalries in the NBA -- the teams met six times in the playoffs in the 1990s -- has become one-sided in Indiana's favor. The Pacers have won at least two games against the Knicks in each of the last five seasons, including eight of the last nine at home.
Magic 105, SuperSonics 98
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Grant Hill had 27 points and nine assists as Orlando beat Seattle.
Tracy McGrady was denied a third straight 40-point game, scoring 23 -- 11 in the fourth quarter. He shot 8-for-22, missing eight of his first 10 attempts.
Wizards 100, Lakers 99
WASHINGTON -- Jerry Stackhouse scored 29 points and won the game with a one-handed dunk at the buzzer as Washington overcame some mistakes by Michael Jordan in the final minute to beat Los Ange
Mavericks 114, Bulls 87
CHICAGO -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, and Shawn Bradley had 11 rebounds and eight blocks as Dallas beat Chicago.
Eduardo Najera added 15 and Chicago native Michael Finley had 14 for the Mavericks, whose 5-0 start is the best in franchise history.
Hornets 110, Warriors 104
NEW ORLEANS -- Jamal Mashburn scored 32 points and P.J. Brown had 17 points and 16 rebounds as New Orleans handed Golden State its fifth straight loss.
Suns 86, Trail Blazers 75
PHOENIX -- Stephon Marbury overcame a poor-shooting first half and finished with 21 points and nine assists to rally Phoenix to a victory over Portland.
Marbury, who sulked while sitting out the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's 93-88 victory over Atlanta, missed his first seven shots but scored 11 points to lead an up-tempo Phoenix offense to a 37-point third quarter, its highest-scoring quarter this season.
Jazz 110, Hawks 97
SALT LAKE CITY -- Karl Malone returned to the Utah lineup after sitting out a game with the flu and scored a season-high 27 points to lead Utah over Atlanta.
Malone showed no lingering effects of the illness that kept him out of Wednesday's loss to Detroit and a week of practice, adding season bests of 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Matt Harpring scored 25 and Andrei Kirilenko finished with 16 points for Utah, which avoided a second-straight 1-5 start and had its highest-scoring game of the season.
Kings 99, Grizzlies 91
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Chris Webber had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Peja Stojakovic scored 22 points as the Sacramento Kings snapped their three-game losing streakand kept the Memphis Grizzlies winless.
-- Associated Press

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