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NBA ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's other games



Published: Thu, February 24, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Pacers 93, Heat 91, OT

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jermaine O'Neal scored all three Indiana baskets in overtime, including a turnaround jumper from the baseline with 11 seconds remaining, and the Pacers beat a Shaq-less Miami. O'Neal finished with 29 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Pacers won their fourth straight game and their 11th in a row over the Heat. Shaquille O'Neal, who injured his knee in an overtime loss at Chicago on Tuesday night, watched from the sideline as the Heat rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second quarter. Dwyane Wade had 38 points, one point short of his career high.

Wizards 93, Grizzlies 83

WASHINGTON -- Gilbert Arenas scored 30 points and Antawn Jamison added 27 to lead the Wizards. Arenas had 10 rebounds and six assists as the Wizards ended a three-game losing streak and won their fifth in a row at home. Jamison also finished with 10 rebounds. Mike Miller scored 16 points to lead the Grizzlies.

Bucks 100, Nets 81

MILWAUKEE -- Desmond Mason scored 15 points, and ZaZa Pachulia tied his career high with 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Milwaukee. Michael Redd, who missed the last three games before the All-Star break because of a sprained index finger, scored 11 points as Milwaukee won for fifth time in seven games. Vince Carter had 26 points and Jason Kidd added 11 points and seven assists for the Nets.

SuperSonics 103, Hornets 85

NEW ORLEANS -- Rashard Lewis made six 3-pointers and scored 26 points as Seattle beat New Orleans for the fourth straight time. Lewis made 8-of-11 shots from the field and six of eight 3-pointers -- one more than the Hornets. Ray Allen scored 25 points for Seattle, including 5-of-11 from 3-point range. Luke Ridnour had 14 points, Antonio Daniels 11, and Ronald Murray added 13. Reggie Evans grabbed 14 rebounds. The Hornets were led by J.R. Smith with 19 points, Dan Dickau added 13, Lee Nailon 12 and Bostjan Nachbar 11.

Mavericks 101, Jazz 83

SALT LAKE CITY -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 of his 29 points in the second half and Dallas rallied after blowing a 15-point lead. Josh Howard added 18 points and nine rebounds and Michael Finley scored 24 for the Mavericks. Utah had its worst shooting night of the season, going 23-for-75 from the floor but stayed in it by making 36 of 39 free throws. Raja Bell led Utah with 16 points and Howard Eisley and Andrei Kirilenko each scored 12.

Nuggets 107, Celtics 86

DENVER -- Andre Miller scored 22 points, Carmelo Anthony had 19 and Kenyon Martin had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Nuggets. Delonte West led the Celtics with 17 points. Paul Pierce had 16.

Suns 118, Clippers 101

PHOENIX -- Leandro Barbosa, playing in place of the injured Steve Nash, scored a season-high 22 points, helping Phoenix hand Los Angeles its eighth consecutive loss. Joe Johnson also scored 22 points for the Suns, Quentin Richardson added 18 and Amare Stoudemire had 17, including 13 in the last quarter. Bobby Simmons led Los Angeles with 23 points, Corey Maggette added 20 and Elton Brand had 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Spurs 99, Rockets 81

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan scored 30 points and Tony Parker added 22 to lead San Antonio over Houston, the Spurs first over the Rockets in three tries this season. A 15-foot jumper by Tracy McGrady pulled Houston to 75-74 with about seven minutes remaining in the game. But Parker led the Spurs on a 24-7 run down the stretch to secure the win in a game marked by physical play by both teams. Manu Ginobili scored 18 points for the Spurs. Duncan finished with 11 rebounds. McGrady had 22 points for Houston, Yao Ming scored 20 and Juwan Howard 16.

Associated Press




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