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Published: Sat, March 11, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


Warriors 111, Heat 106
MIAMI -- Jason Richardson scored a career-high 44 points to win a shootout with Dwyane Wade, snapping Miami's 10-game winning streak. Wade scored a season-high 42, making it the first time in Heat history that a player for both teams scored at least 40 points. The Heat had the longest current winning streak in the NBA, although none of their past 10 games was against a team now above .500. That included the last-place Warriors, who snapped a four-game losing streak and won on the road for the first time in seven tries since the All-Star break.
Nuggets 108, Raptors 97
TORONTO -- Andre Miller scored 23 points, and Denver overcame the loss of Carmelo Anthony. Anthony didn't return after leaving the game in the third quarter with a strained left hamstring. He went to the dressing room and later tried riding a stationary bike. The Nuggets were already missing center Marcus Camby, who dressed but didn't play because of a strained Achilles'. Earl Boykins had 18 points and Greg Buckner added 17 for the Nuggets. Reggie Evans was scoreless but grabbed 20 rebounds in 39 minutes. Mike James led Toronto with 26 points, but he fouled out with 4:16 left.
Bucks 92, Celtics 86
BOSTON -- Michael Redd scored 26 points, including the go-ahead basket midway through the fourth quarter, and Milwaukee snapped a three-game losing streak. The Bucks also extended their lead to 4 1/2 games over the Celtics for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Paul Pierce scored 24 points and added eight assists for the Celtics. It was only the second time in the last 15 games he failed to reach 30 points. All five starters scored in double figures for the Bucks, who won for only the third time in 10 games. Bobby Simmons scored 18 points and Jamaal Magliore added 16.
Pacers 92, Hornets 90
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Peja Stojakovic scored 26 points and hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 1:39 to play to lift Indiana over New Orleans. The Hornets had a chance to win, but David West missed a 3-pointer. A make would have given West his fourth game-winning shot in the final 2 seconds of a game this season. Stephen Jackson had 21 points on 9-for-24 shooting for Indiana. Anthony Johnson added 12 points and Jeff Foster had 12 rebounds as the Pacers avoided a third straight loss. West had 20 points, Desmond Mason and Kirk Snyder each scored 16 and Speedy Claxton added 11 for the Hornets.
Lakers 100, Spurs 92
SAN ANTONIO -- Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, and Los Angeles limited Tim Duncan to only 12. Bryant broke open the game by hitting five straight shots over a span of 6:36 in the second quarter. The Lakers (33-30) have won four of five. San Antonio dropped a half-game behind Dallas for the lead in the Southwest Division and the best record in the Western Conference. The Spurs (48-14) have lost two of their last three games after winning seven straight.
Clippers 107, Bulls 96
CHICAGO -- Sam Cassell scored 32 points and Elton Brand had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Los Angeles. Vladimir Radmanovic added 14 points for the Clippers, who snapped a five-game road losing streak.
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