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NBA ROUNDUP | Tuesday's other games


Published: Wed, March 15, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


Heat 121, Jazz 83
MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade scored 19 of his 25 points in the first quarter as Miami built a huge early lead and rolled past Utah for the Heat's 12th win in 13 games. Alonzo Mourning had a season-high 19 points, James Posey added 16 and Shaquille O'Neal scored 13 points in 17 minutes for Miami, which posted the fourth-largest margin of victory in franchise history. The 38-point margin represented Miami's biggest win of the season, and Utah's biggest loss. The Heat won by 29 at Portland on Jan. 8, while the Jazz were beaten by 36 at Sacramento on Nov. 15. Matt Harpring scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half for Utah, while Carlos Boozer added 12. The Jazz were outrebounded 50-29 and shot only 40 percent while letting Miami shoot 57 percent from the floor.
Raptors 111, 76ers 97
PHILADELPHIA -- Chris Bosh scored 31 points and Darrick Martin had a season-high 18 points and 12 assists to lead Toronto. Playing without the injured Allen Iverson, the Sixers failed to gain ground in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Chris Webber had 23 points and 11 rebounds and John Salmons scored a career-high 23 points. Toronto relied on strong 3-point shooting in the fourth quarter to outscore Philadelphia 33-12. The Raptors hit 6-of-10 from beyond the arc in the final 12 minutes.
Wizards 119, Bobcats 114
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Antawn Jamison had 35 points and 16 rebounds to lead Washington. Gilbert Arenas scored 34 points and Caron Butler added 25 to join Jamison as the only productive Wizards in the game. The rest of the team combined for just 25 points and the bench didn't contribute until the fourth quarter. Jumaine Jones scored 18 points to lead a balanced attack for the Bobcats, who had seven players in double figures. Raymond Felton had 17 despite missing most of the fourth quarter while he had his face examined after taking a hard elbow from Etan Thomas.
Grizzlies 93, Celtics 76
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Jake Tsakalidis scored a season-high 19 points and matched his career high with 16 rebounds to lead Memphis. Tsakalidis, who entered the game averaging 10.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in the last five games, shot 6-of-10 from the field and 7-of-10 from the free throw line. Chucky Atkins added 18 points for Memphis, while Mike Miller finished with 14. Pau Gasol and Eddie Jones added 13 points apiece. Wally Szczerbiak led Boston with 18 points while Paul Pierce was limited to 15.
Bulls 95, Trail Blazers 66
CHICAGO -- Ben Gordon scored 23 points, and Chicago used its best defensive effort of the season to beat Portland. Kirk Hinrich added 14 points and seven assists. Zach Randolph scored 25 points for Portland.
Spurs 96, Hornets 81
SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker had 20 points and 11 assists, Brent Barry made four 3-pointers and all six shots from the floor for San Antonio. The Hornets (31-32) have lost a season-worst seven straight games and are 2-9 since the All-Star break. Chris Paul and Marc Jackson each scored 16 points for the Hornets.
Associated Press
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