Pistons 94, Suns 80

Pistons 94, Suns 80
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Tayshaun Prince scored a career-high 26 points to lead Detroit Pistons past reeling Phoenix, handing the Suns the NBA-leading Suns' their fourth consecutive loss. The Suns were held to a season-low point total and missed Steve Nash, who was sidelined for a second consecutive game with a bruised left thigh. Joe Johnson led the Suns with 17 points.
Bulls 88, Knicks 86
NEW YORK -- Ben Gordon scored on a driving 8-footer with one-tenth of a second remaining to give Chicago a victory over the Knicks, extending the Bulls' winning streak to seven games. The string of victories is the longest for Chicago since the 1997-98 team won 13 straight. Luol Deng led Chicago with 19 points. Stephon Marbury had 25 points to lead the Knicks, who lost for the seventh time in eight games.
Bucks 99, Bobcats 92
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Redd scored 27 points to help Milwaukee break its four-game losing streak. Desmond Mason added 16 points, Dan Gadzuric had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Joe Smith scored 12 and Mike James had 11 for the Bucks. Emeka Okafor had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the slumping Bobcats, who have dropped five straight and 11 of their past 12 games.
76ers 95, Hornets 91
PHILADELPHIA -- Kenny Thomas had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Allen Iverson scored 29, and the 76ers nearly wasted a 25-point lead in the fourth quarter before beating New Orleans. Corliss Williamson added 16 points for the Sixers, who are just 17-20 but moved into a tie with the Knicks and Celtics for first place in the Atlantic Division.
Nets 85, Hawks 84
ATLANTA -- Jason Kidd scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half, and New Jersey ended a four-game losing streak. Vince Carter also scored 23 points for New Jersey, which broke a five-game road losing streak.
Kings 89, Clippers 83
LOS ANGELES -- Chris Webber scored 23 points and Cuttino Mobley hit a clutch 3-pointer with 59.6 seconds left, leading Sacramento over the Clippers.
Mobley scored 19 points in his second game with Sacramento, following the trade of Doug Christie to Orlando on Jan. 10. Sacramento has won four straight overall and eight of 10.
Spurs 101, Wizards 73
SAN ANTONIO -- Devin Brown scored 24 points, Tony Parker added 23 and the Spurs shut down Washington's top scorers in ending the Wizards' seven-game winning streak. The offensive output was a season low for Washington.
Raptors 100, Timberwolves 91
MINNEAPOLIS -- Donyell Marshall made six 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Toronto. It was the Raptors first win in Minnesota in franchise history. The Raptors have won four of five and snapped an 11-game road losing streak, one shy of a franchise record.
Grizzlies 99, Rockets 80
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Stromile Swift scored 18 points and Jason Williams added 16 to lead Memphis to its ninth win in 10 games. The Grizzlies moved ahead of the Rockets by a half game for third place in the Western Conference's Southwest Division. Tracy McGrady led the Rockets with 28 points. The loss snapped Houston's four-game winning streak.
Associated Press

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