NBA ROUNDUP Friday's games



Wizards 114, Magic 93
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gilbert Arenas scored 30 points and Antawn Jamison had 31 points and a season-high 16 rebounds to lift Washington over Orlando Magic, widening the Wizards' new Southeast Division lead. The Wizards dealt the Magic their fourth straight loss in a skid that knocked Orlando off the top of the division. Washington, which took the lead after beating the Knicks on Wednesday, now owns a 11/2-game advantage. Grant Hill led Orlando with 24 points, while Dwight Howard had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Jameer Nelson added 15 points and seven assists. Again, turnovers doomed the Magic. Orlando, averaging an NBA-worst 17 giveaways a game, coughed it up 19 times for 29 Washington points, while the Wizards had just seven turnovers.
Nets 101, Knicks 100
NEW YORK -- Clifford Robinson tipped in a missed shot with 2.8 seconds remaining, giving New Jersey its fifth straight win over New York at Madison Square Garden. New Jersey led by 12 points with 3:43 left before Stephon Marbury brought the Knicks all the way back. David Lee's follow gave New York a one-point lead with 9.7 seconds left, but Robinson saved the Nets from an embarrassing loss when he leaped over Eddy Curry to tip in Vince Carter's miss. Jason Kidd had 23 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and Richard Jefferson finished with 21 points for the Atlantic Division-leading Nets. Quentin Richardson scored 24 points for the Knicks and Marbury finished with 23, 10 in the final 3 minutes.
Jazz 102, Raptors 94
TORONTO -- Mehmet Ohkur scored 27 points and Carlos Boozer had 23 points and 19 rebounds to lead Utah. Deron Williams added 16 points and eight assists for the Jazz, who have won two straight following a four-game losing skid. Chris Bosh had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who had won four of their previous five. Andre Kirilenko, who has complained about his role in the offense, had eight points, six assists, five rebounds and a key steal down the stretch. Kirilenko stole the ball from Morris Peterson before passing to Matt Harpring for a dunk that made it 100-92 with 51.5 seconds left.
76ers 98, Heat 95, OT
PHILADELPHIA -- Andre Iguodala and Andre Miller each had 16 points and nine assists and Philadelphia beat Miami after blowing a 17-point lead. Dwyane Wade had 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Heat. He sent the game into overtime after sinking two of three free throws with 2.1 seconds left in regulation. Willie Green added 16 points and Samuel Dalembert 15 for the Sixers, who snapped a three-game losing streak and nearly gave this win away after rallying in the fourth. Miller, who put the Sixers ahead 87-85 on a jumper with 28 seconds left in the fourth, foolishly fouled Wade on a 3-point attempt in the final seconds. Wade, an 82 percent free-throw shooter, missed the first foul shot and sank the next two to send the game into overtime tied at 89.
Kings 96, Celtics 91
BOSTON -- Kevin Martin scored 27 points and Ron Artest added 19 points and 11 rebounds to help Sacramento snap a seven-game losing streak. Brad Miller had 18 points and Mike Bibby chipped in with 11 for the Kings, whose last win was against New York on Jan. 2. Boston lost its sixth straight and fell to an NBA-worst 4-14 at home. The Celtics haven't won in Boston since beating Denver on Dec. 15. Delonte West led the Celtics with 25 points, while Al Jefferson had 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Bobcats 96, Hawks 75
ATLANTA -- Gerald Wallace, playing for the first time this month because of a separated shoulder, after sparked Charlotte with 18 points and 15 rebounds and the Bobcats rolled to a win. Emeka Okafor also posted a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds as Carolina ended the Hawks' three-game winning streak. The Bobcats, who won three of four against the Hawks last season when the teams tied for last in the Southeast Division, evened this season's series at 1-1. The teams play again Saturday in Charlotte. Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 19 points and six rebounds.
Spurs 99, Hornets 86
SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker scored 23 points and Tim Duncan had 12 points and 16 rebounds as slumping San Antonio snapped a mini-losing streak. Manu Ginobili had 19 points and Michael Finley added 14 for the Spurs, who had lost two straight and five of nine. David West, in his first game since missing the last 30 with an right elbow injury, scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hornets. Bobby Jackson, also back from an injury, had 14 points. Tyson Chandler added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Pistons 104, Timberwolves 98, 2OT
MINNEAPOLIS -- Chauncey Billups scored 25 points and swished the tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of the first extra period to lead the Pistons. The game was interrupted by an angry fourth-quarter tangle between Kevin Garnett and Antonio McDyess, who were each handed technical fouls and ejections. But the drama certainly didn't stop there, as Detroit stuck Minnesota with its first loss in five overtime games this season and only its fifth loss in the last 15 games overall. Richard Hamilton had 26 points and seven rebounds for the Pistons, who won for just the fourth time in their last 12 games. Mark Blount had 22 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for the Wolves, who scored eight straight points in the first overtime -- including tightly guarded 3-pointers by Randy Foye and Mike James.
Suns 106, Trail Blazers 101
PHOENIX -- Steve Nash had six points and an assist in the final 1:17, and Phoenix escaped with its 12th win in a row. Zach Randolph matched his season-high with 36 points for the Trail Blazers, who rallied from 16 down early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to three late. Amare Stoudemire scored 23, Boris Diaw 21 and Leandro Barbosa 20 for the Suns. Nash had 13 points and 15 assists. Shawn Marion scored only four points but had five blocked shots, one shy of his career-high, and grabbed 12 rebounds.
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