Pacers 89, Raptors 86



Pacers 89, Raptors 86
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jamaal Tinsley scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the Indiana Pacers to a win against the Toronto Raptors, who traded All Star Vince Carter to New Jersey earlier Friday. Rookie center David Harrison added a career-high 22 points and had seven rebounds, and Jeff Foster had 10 points and 18 rebounds for the Pacers, who won their second straight after a seven-game losing streak. Reggie Miller provided the winning margin when he hit a 3-pointer from the corner while falling out of bounds with 1 second left on the shot clock for an 89-86 lead with 8.6 seconds left. Jalen Rose did his best to replace Carter, scoring 23 points.
Grizzlies 89, Nets 84
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Jason Williams had a season-high 27 points and six assists to lead Memphis over short-handed New Jersey. Richard Jefferson, who had 18 of his 26 points in the fourth period, got the Nets within 85-84 with 16 seconds left when he followed Jason Kidd's missed layup. But four free throws by James Posey in the final 12 seconds sealed Memphis' victory. The Vince Carter trade and a groin injury to reserve guard Travis Best left the Nets with only eight available players. Pau Gasol scored 16 points for Memphis and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Celtics 114, Jazz 106
BOSTON -- Gary Payton scored a season-high 27 points and added 11 assists and the Boston Celtics beat the Utah Jazz. The Celtics hit 56 percent of their shots to take a 58-40 lead at halftime and stretched that to as much as 21, leading 84-63 on two free throws by Marcus Banks with 1:36 left in the third quarter. The closest Utah came after that was eight points, the first time on Carlos Boozer's layup with 3:56 to play that made it 97-89. Boston won for the third time in four games.
Trail Blazers 100, Hawks 84
ATLANTA -- Zach Randolph scored 23 points and Darius Miles added 20 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers against Atlanta. Derek Anderson contributed 15 points for Portland, which broke a two-game losing streak. Rookie Josh Smith led the Hawks with 14 points, matching a career high. All six of his baskets came on dunks. Antoine Walker, Tony Delk and Kenny Anderson each had 13 points for Atlanta, which lost its fourth in a row. The Trail Blazers shot 58 percent (41-of-71) in the game, compared to Atlanta's 36 percent (32-of-89).
Timberwolves 113, Clippers 86
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wally Szczerbiak scored a season-high 29 points, including 11 in the third quarter, and the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Los Angeles Clippers. Szczerbiak pumped in seven quick points in the first two minutes of the third quarter, part of an 11-1 run that gave the Timberwolves a 58-43 lead. Minnesota stretched its lead throughout the fourth quarter and cruised to its largest margin of victory this season. Kevin Garnett scored 28 points and led Minnesota with 10 rebounds and seven assists for his 21st double-double of the season. Elton Brand scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Clippers, who have lost four straight.
Knicks 113, 76ers 107, OT
PHILADELPHIA -- Allan Houston hit the tying 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left in regulation, Kurt Thomas scored six points in overtime, and the New York Knicks rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers. Thomas opened overtime with a basket, and the Sixers never led again. Jerome Williams had a three-point play, and Thomas sealed the win with two free throws with 22 seconds left. Stephon Marbury led the Knicks with 27 points, Houston had 15, Williams 13, and Thomas had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Kenny Thomas scored 26 points, and Allen Iverson had 24 for Philadelphia, which had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Rockets 100, Warriors 83
HOUSTON -- Tracy McGrady had 27 points and nine rebounds and Yao Ming added 15 points and a season-high 17 rebounds as the Houston Rockets defeated the Golden State Warriors. Bob Sura just missed his third career triple-double with 24 points, nine assists and eight rebounds and sat out much of the fourth quarter with the Rockets leading by as many as 23. Sura played for the Warriors from 2000-2003. Houston, which is 27th in the NBA in rebounding, had a season-high 65. Jason Richardson led the Warriors with 25 points.
Heat 107, Nuggets 100
MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade scored 25 points, and Shaquille O'Neal had 20 to help Miami win its seventh straight game. The defeat was doubly tough for the Nuggets, who lost forward Carmelo Anthony to a sprained left ankle. The Heat are 18-7, including 13-0 when eclipsing the 100-point plateau. This is their longest winning streak since a 10-game run during the 1997-98 season. Anthony finished with 14 points in 29 minutes, leaving late in the third quarter after missing a layup and landing on O'Neal's foot. He rolled his left ankle and remained down on the court for about two minutes before being helped to the locker room. X-rays didn't reveal a break. Andre Miller scored 24 points for Denver, 3-3 on a seven-game road trip that matches the longest in franchise history.
Spurs 83, Hornets 67
NEW ORLEANS -- Tim Duncan had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to their third straight victory. Rookie Beno Udrih scored 12 points in 18 minutes, and Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker each added 10 points for the Spurs, who won for the 11th time in 13 games. Robert Horry hit three 3-pointers during a key run in the second half, helping San Antonio extend its lead to double figures. Lee Nailon, who missed five games because of a strained groin, scored 22 points for New Orleans.
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