NBA ROUNDUP \ Sunday's games



Timberwolves 103, Rockets 99
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 13 rebounds to help the Timberwolves. Mark Blount continued his recent strong play for Minnesota, adding 21 points and 10 rebounds. The Timberwolves have won four straight, including the last three in overtime. They have won seven of nine overall. Tracy McGrady scored 31 points for Houston, his fourth straight game with 30 or more, but Houston's four-game winning streak was snapped. Shane Battier added 20 points for the Rockets and Juwan Howard 19, but the Rockets went 12-for-19 from the free throw line while the Wolves were 34-for-40.
Spurs 110, Grizzlies 96
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 34 points as San Antonio snapped its first three-game losing streak of the season. Ginobili, who averaged 25.5 points in the previous two games, was 10-of-15 from the field, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range. Robert Horry had 18 points, Michael Finley added 12 points, and Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen had 10 apiece. The Spurs played without guard Tony Parker. He injured his right hip against Dallas on Friday night. Pau Gasol led Memphis with 24 points, and Mike Miller, who left the game briefly in the third quarter because of a jammed right thumb, finished with 14. Damon Stoudamire added 13 points, and Alexander Johnson had 10.
Raptors 116, Wizards 111
TORONTO -- Chris Bosh had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead Toronto. T.J. Ford added 20 points for the Raptors, who had six players score in double figures in improving their home record to 10-5. Gilbert Arenas had 33 points, but went 7-for-19 from the field for the Wizards, whose three-game winning streak ended. The Raptors played with a full team for the first time in almost a month. Ford returned after missing three games with a sprained right ankle and Jorge Garbajosa returned after missing two games with a strained right calf. Toronto is 2-1 since Bosh returned from a 12-game absence.
Magic 87, Celtics 79
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Grant Hill scored 21 points and Dwight Howard had 18 points and 12 rebounds as Orlando won its fourth straight. Tony Allen led the Celtics with 21 points and a season-high nine rebounds, while Delonte West added 13 points and Al Jefferson had 12 points and seven rebounds. The teams combined for an awful night of ball-handling and even worse shooting. They had 40 total turnovers (23 for Orlando, 17 for Boston), while the Magic shot 37.5 percent from the field compared with Boston's 31.5 percent. Carlos Arroyo fouled West on a 3-point attempt with 5:46 left, then got a technical arguing the call. West made three of the four shots, but the Celtics were still down 76-67. Five players scored during an 8-2 Magic run over a 2:17 span in the fourth quarter that gave them a 75-62 lead with 6:51 left. Boston never led in the game. Orlando starts a four-game road trip Wednesday at Golden State. The Celtics played their eighth straight game without Paul Pierce, who is resting a sore left foot, and have won just two of their last 10.
Suns 128, Warriors 105
PHOENIX -- James Jones scored 25 points, two shy of his career high, and the Phoenix Suns cruised to their sixth win in a row. Fellow reserve Leandro Barbosa scored 26 and Shawn Marion had 24 points and 17 rebounds in the Suns' 22nd victory in their last 24 games. Steve Nash had 14 points and 10 assists, then didn't play in the fourth quarter. Monta Ellis scored 22 for Golden State but committed nine of the Warriors' 25 turnovers and was in foul trouble much of the night. Baron Davis scored 17 and Kelenna Azubuike 16. Mickael Pietrus and Mike Dunleavy added 15 apiece for the Warriors. Golden State's Andris Biedrins matched his career high with 17 rebounds. The Suns went 0-for-9 on 3-pointers in the first quarter, then were 12-for-23 after that.
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