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|Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:17|
Miami's slide is two shy of matching the franchise futility record.
Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and added nine assists for Miami, but lost the ball while driving for what could have been the winning score with 3 seconds left. Mark Blount, playing in place of the injured Shaquille O'Neal, added 23 points and Jason Williams scored 14 for Miami.
Ginobili scored 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Spurs, who got 12 points from Tony Parker and 10 from Michael Finley.
Miami led by 10 in the third quarter, then trailed for only the second time after Parker made a pair of free throws with 2:23 left. But Wade curled past Duncan for a layup 12 seconds later to put Miami back on top, then stole the ball from Duncan on San Antonio's next two possessions.
It still wasn't enough, as Miami managed only eight points over the final 8:50.
Wade laid on the court after his final turnover, declining when fellow All-Star starter Duncan offered to help him up, and just stared at the scoreboard as the crowd began heading for exits.
Warriors 121, Nets 119
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Monta Ellis scored a career-high 39 points, hitting four free throws in the final minute, and Golden State both scored 22 consecutive points and blew a 13-point lead in a nutty fourth quarter against New Jersey.
Baron Davis posted his eighth career triple-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, yet the Warriors weren't safe until Ellis hit two go-ahead free throws with a minute left and two more with 15.7 seconds to play. Al Harrington scored 19 points as Golden State finally finished off New Jersey, which lost its seventh straight despite Richard Jefferson's 34 points and an impressive fourth-quarter rally.
Vince Carter scored 29 points for the Nets, who are on their longest skid in more than three years. Josh Boone had 21 points and 17 rebounds, and the notoriously poor free throw shooter made 6 of 12 during Golden State coach Don Nelson's scheme to foul Boone intentionally on every possession.
Bucks 104, Pacers 92
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Michael Redd scored 37 points and Andrew Bogut had 17 points, leading Milwaukee Bucks past Indiana.
Redd scored 10 in the fourth quarter, playing every minute of the second half and 45 minutes overall as the Bucks won for only the second time in eight games.
Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points and Danny Granger added 20 for Indiana, which has lost three of four since star forward Jermaine O'Neal went out with a bruised left knee.