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SUNDAY'S GAMES



Published: Mon, January 10, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



SUNDAY'S GAMES

SuperSonics 108, Heat 98

SEATTLE -- Vladimir Radmanovic scored 27 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle beat the Miami for the second time in six days. The Sonics ended the Heat's franchise-record 14-game winning streak on Monday night in Miami. Radmanovic hit three of his five 3-pointers in the final period and the Sonics ended a two-game losing streak by outscoring the Heat 13-1 in the final 4:40. Shaquille O'Neal had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat.

Raptors 109, Warriors 87

TORONTO -- Chris Bosh had 21 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Rafer Alston ended a shooting slump with 14 second-half points in leading Toronto. Alston had missed his last 23 shots over three games before his layup sparked a 15-2 run in the third quarter. Clifford Robinson had 18 points for the Warriors, who have lost five straight without leading scorer Jason Richardson (sprained left ankle).

Knicks 113, Trail Blazers 105

NEW YORK -- Allan Houston had his best game of the season with 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting, and Jerome Williams played 44 minutes in his first start for the Knicks, totaling 15 points, six rebounds and four assists. The Knicks ended a season-high four-game losing streak to get back to .500 (17-17). Zach Randolph scored 27 and Patterson added 20 for the Trail Blazers' whose losing streak increased to three games.

Suns 124, Pacers 89

PHOENIX -- Shawn Marion scored 21 points and Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and 14 rebounds to help Phoenix with its sixth straight and NBA-best 30th game of the year, one more than it won all of last season. Phoenix's 30-4 start ties the 1959-60 Boston Celtics and 1971-72 Milwaukee Bucks for the best start for a team with four losses in NBA history. Jamaal Tinsley scored 21 and Jermaine O'Neal 16 for the Pacers.

Rockets 116, Nuggets 98

DENVER -- Tracy McGrady scored 20 his 45 points in the fourth quarter and had 12 rebounds to help the Houston Rockets pull away. McGrady hit four 3-pointers and was 7-of-9 overall in the fourth quarter, reaching 40 points for the third time this season -- second in five games. McGrady finished 15-of-26, had five assists and blocked three shots. Houston made 11-of-19 from 3-point range. Denver has lost four straight and 10-of-11. Carmelo Anthony had 27 points on 7-of-20 shooting for the Nuggets.

SATURDAY'S LATE GAMES

Wizards 117, Timberwolves 114

WASHINGTON -- Gilbert Arenas scored seven of his season-high 40 points in the final 2:19 to lead the Wizards to their fourth consecutive victory. Larry Hughes had 28 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Wizards, who at 19-13 are off to their best start in 20 seasons. Antawn Jamison added 23 points and 10 rebounds for Washington. Kevin Garnett finished with 25 points and 19 rebounds for the Timberwolves who lost their seventh consecutive road game.

Magic 104, Nets 101

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Grant Hill scored 22 points, and the Magic won their third straight by holding off New Jersey's frantic comeback. The Nets, trailing by 19 early in the fourth quarter, cut the deficit to two with 10 seconds remaining on Jason Kidd's fourth 3-pointer of the period. Kidd had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first triple-double of the season and 60th of his career. Cuttino Mobley made six foul shots in the final 26 seconds to finish with 19 points.

Bucks 89, Jazz 86

MILWAUKEE -- Michael Redd scored 26 points, including two clinching free throws with 4.8 seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks sent the Utah Jazz to their ninth straight loss. Milwuakee, which trailed by 10 points with 10:24 left in the fourth quarter, won its third consecutive game. Carlos Boozer had 28 points on 12-for-17 shooting and eight rebounds for Utah, losers of six straight on the road. The Jazz missed two game-tying 3-point attempts at the end.

Mavericks 121, Pacers 101

DALLAS -- The Mavericks made a franchise-best 74.3 percent of their shots in the first half. Dirk Nowitzki led the way with 34 points and 13 rebounds and Michael Finley added a season-high 33. Dallas has won five straight, its longest streak of the season, and is 7-1 since Jason Terry became the starting point guard. The Mavs led 77-55 at halftime. By contrast, Indiana has allowed 77 or less in two full games this season. Jermaine O'Neal scored 32 points for the Pacers.

Hornets 121, Kings 117, OT

NEW ORLEANS -- Baron Davis had his first triple-double in more than two seasons, helping the Hornets end their 10-game losing streak with an overtime victory over Sacramento. Davis scored 26 points, tied a career high with 17 assists and grabbed his 10th rebound late in overtime to ice the Hornets' third win of the season. Rookie J.R. Smith tied a career high with 23 points for New Orleans, hitting four 3-pointers. Peja Stojakovic scored 37 points on 13-of-23 shooting, with 22 points coming after halftime, for the Kings. Chris Webber had 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Brad Miller had 14 points and 16 rebounds.

Bulls 102, Celtics 91

CHICAGO -- Kirk Hinrich scored 22 points and tied a career high with 14 assists to lead the Bulls to their ninth win in 12 games. Othella Harrington, in a rare start, matched a season high with 19 points on 9-for-12 shooting and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who surged ahead with a 13-0 third-quarter run. Paul Pierce scored 20 for Boston and Tony Allen added 14.

Suns 108, Clippers 91

LOS ANGELES -- Joe Johnson scored 23 points and Shawn Marion had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Suns. Bobby Simmons had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers.

Associated Press




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