NBA ROUNDUP Wednesday's games

Cavaliers 105, Rockets 102
CLEVELAND -- Ricky Davis scored 21 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 20 in a matchup with Houston center Yao Ming. Maurice Taylor scored a season-high 30 points to lead Houston, which nearly overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but lost for the seventh time in 10 games. Cuttino Mobley scored 24 points for the Rockets. Yao scored 14 points, but did not match Ilgauskas' outside shooting. Cleveland's 7-foot-3 center, who will face Yao again Sunday in the All-Star game, shot 8-for-17 on a variety of midrange jumpers. Yao did not score until hitting a hook shot with 42 seconds remaining in the first half.
Celtics 114, SuperSonics 74
BOSTON -- Paul Pierce scored 26 points in Boston's biggest win of the season. Celtics coach Jim O'Brien got the 100th victory of his NBA career as they ended a four-game losing streak and got plenty of backcourt bench help. Tony Delk scored 22 points and Shammond Williams added 15. The Sonics were led by Rashard Lewis with 15 and Gary Payton with 14.
Pistons 89, Clippers 80
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rookie Mehmet Okur had the first double-double of his career with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Detroit was missing All-Star Ben Wallace, who is in Alabama after the death of his mother. Wallace will go straight to Atlanta for Sunday's All-Star game after the funeral Saturday. Detroit enters the All-Star break with a four-game winning streak, while Los Angeles has lost four in a row and seven of eight. Cliff Robinson had 17 points for the Pistons and Corliss Williamson added 12. Elton Brand led the Clippers with 18 points and Melvin Ely had 14.
Trail Blazers 101, Heat 87
MIAMI -- Scottie Pippen scored a season-high 26 points, one more than his previous best set the night before. Rasheed Wallace added 22 points, 18 in the second half.
Nets 111, 76ers 85
PHILADELPHIA -- Kerry Kittles scored a season-high 35 points for New Jersey, which has won six of seven. Allen Iverson had 28 points and Keith Van Horn added 16 for the Sixers. Jason Kidd, who played despite a stomach flu, had eight points, seven rebounds and six assists in 27 minutes. The Nets lost forward Kenyon Martin to a left knee sprain in the first quarter. Martin didn't return, and there was no immediate word on the extent of his injury.
Hornets 108, Kings 84
NEW ORLEANS -- Jamal Mashburn scored 26 points and David Wesley added 17 points and nine assists. Peja Stojakovic scored 20 to lead Sacramento. The Kings have lost five of their last seven with Chris Webber out. Center Vlade Divac left with a strained back after the first half.
Jazz 105, Grizzlies 84
SALT LAKE CITY -- Karl Malone scored 12 of his 31 points in the third quarter as the Jazz erased an 11-point deficit. John Stockton had 11 assists and 10 points for the Jazz, who snapped a two-game losing streak. The Jazz were playing without injured forward Matt Harpring, their second leading scorer and rebounder. Memphis, which was without starting point guard Jason Williams and three injured reserves, took its seventh straight loss.
Spurs 103, Warriors 99
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tim Duncan had 30 points, 12 rebounds and five assists before fouling out with 2:51 remaining. Tony Parker added 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, and Stephen Jackson had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs. Golden State, which had won its previous three home games, was led by Gilbert Arenas with 28 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter. Jason Richardson added 16 points and six rebounds.
-- Associated Press

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