NBA ROUNDUP | Tuesday's games



Nets 101, Raptors 86
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Vince Carter scored 32 points and Richard Jefferson added 21 to lead New Jersey in a matchup of the top teams in the weak Atlantic Division. Jason Kidd added 10 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds just hours after filing for divorce from his wife of 10 years, accusing her of "extreme cruelty" throughout their marriage. Mikki Moore added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Nets, who shot 50 percent from the field and limited the Raptors to 38 second-half points. Top draft pick Andrea Bargnani scored 22 points to lead the Raptors, but only six came in the second half. Toronto got most of its scoring from the bench, with Jose Calderon adding 16 and Morris Peterson 15.
Pistons 98, 76ers 89
PHILADELPHIA -- Tayshaun Prince scored a career-high 33 points and Richard Hamilton had 22 to lead Detroit. Flip Murray had a career-high 12 assists for the Pistons. Rasheed Wallace did not start the game because of a coach's decision, played only 29 minutes and scored eight points. Samuel Dalembert had 14 points and 17 rebounds, Andre Iguodala scored 15 points and Andre Miller had 10 assists for the Sixers, who lost their third straight game.
Pacers 91, Hawks 72
INDIANAPOLIS -- Al Harrington scored 18 points and sparked a second-half run as Indiana beat Atlanta. Harrington, who spent two seasons with Atlanta before returning to the Pacers, scored 14 points in the second half after shooting 1-for-8 from the field in the first half. Danny Granger had 15 points, Stephen Jackson scored 12 and Jermaine O'Neal added 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Pacers (19-16), who held Atlanta to 32 percent shooting. Speedy Claxton scored 12 points and Joe Johnson, who was averaging 25.7 entering the game, added 10 for Atlanta (10-22).
Grizzlies 128, Lakers 118
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Pau Gasol had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Mike Miller scored 14 of his 25 in a record-setting third quarter for the Grizzlies. Memphis, which had seven players in double figures, built the lead in the third period, outscoring the Lakers 46-22, including 13 unanswered points over a three-minute span. The 46 points was a Grizzlies franchise record for points in a quarter. Memphis led by as many as 24 in the fourth as starters Kobe Bryant, who led the Lakers with 25 points, Brian Cook and Smush Parker sat on the Los Angeles bench for the final period. Maurice Evans scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth as the reserves made a dent in the lead, but they never could get it under double digits. Damon Stoudamire had 16 points and six assists for Memphis, while Chucky Atkins finished with 12. Rudy Gay had 11 points, while Hakim Warrick and Alexander Johnson scored 10 apiece, Johnson grabbing 10 rebounds. Sasha Vujacic scored 18 for Los Angeles, while Jordan Farmar had 12. Andrew Bynum added 11 points.
Suns 113, SuperSonics 102
PHOENIX -- Shawn Marion had 29 points and 15 rebounds, Steve Nash added 27 points and 11 assists, and the Phoenix Suns won their seventh straight. The Suns overcame career bests of 29 points and 21 rebounds by Seattle's Nick Collison to hand the Sonics their fifth loss in a row and 12th straight defeat on the road, two shy of the franchise record. Leandro Barbosa scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter for Phoenix. Ray Allen scored 25 for Seattle.
Spurs 98, Blazers 84
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan led a balanced attack with 16 points for San Antonio. Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker had 14 points apiece, Brent Barry added 13 and Bruce Bowen scored 12 points -- all on 3-pointers -- for the Spurs. Zach Randolph led the Blazers with 25 points, followed by LaMarcus Aldridge with 17, Jarrett Jack with 13 and Brandon Roy with 10. The Blazers took a 21-18 lead into the second quarter, but San Antonio was ahead 51-44 at halftime. Parker had 10 points in the half and Duncan added nine. Randolph led the Blazers at the half with 14 points, followed by Jack with 11. Both teams went 18-of-37, just under 50 percent, in the first half, but San Antonio shot 90 percent from the foul line to Portland's 67 percent.
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