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|Wednesday, 30 January 2008 19:21|
Former Hornets star Baron Davis hit five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points and nine assists for the Warriors, who shot 52 percent and made 13 3-pointers.
Chris Paul had 28 points and 12 assists for New Orleans (32-13), which lost for only the third time in 20 games. David West had 24 points and 13 rebounds.
Cavaliers 84, Trail Blazers 83
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LeBron James' reverse layup with less than a second left gave Cleveland its fifth straight win on the road.
Portland led by as many as 14 points in the second half, but the Cavaliers closed in as time ran down. James, who had 37 points and 14 rebounds, hit three consecutive 3-pointers to tie it 81 with 2:26 left.
The Cavaliers have won 13 of their last 16 games. They had not won five straight road games since March 17-April 1, 1998.
Brandon Roy had 16 points and seven assists for the Blazers, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and nine rebounds.
Magic 107, Heat 91
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Hedo Turkoglu had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Rashard Lewis scored 19 points and Orlando needed 12 consecutive points in the final quarter before pulling away and beating undermanned Miami.
Dwight Howard scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and Maurice Evans added 13 points for the Southeast Division-leading Magic (29-18), who have won the last eight meetings between the Sunshine State rivals.
Ricky Davis scored 21 points and Luke Jackson and Chris Quinn added 14 apiece for the Heat, who fell to 9-35.
Miami - which was coming off Tuesday's 117-87 beating at home against Boston - played without Dwyane Wade (flu), Shaquille O'Neal (hip) and Udonis Haslem (ankle), and trailed most of the way in what became its 17th loss in the past 18 games.
Raptors 122, Wizards 83
TORONTO (AP) - Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points, Chris Bosh had 16 and Toronto used a big second quarter and a flurry of 3-pointers to beat Washington.
The 39-point margin of victory matched the biggest in team history, a 112-73 win over Atlanta on April 12, 2002. The Raptors went 13-for-18 from 3-point range.
Anthony Parker had 15 points and Jose Calderon added 11 points and 11 assists for the Raptors, who avenged a 108-104 overtime loss at Washington on Tuesday. Toronto has won a season-high six straight at home and eight of 11 overall.
DeShawn Stevenson led Washington with 16 points, Roger Mason had 14, Andray Blatche 12 and Antawn Jamison 11. The Wizards were without forward Caron Butler (hip flexor) for the second straight game.
76ers 112, Bucks 69
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Andre Iguodala scored 18 points and Andre Miller had 14 to lead Philadelphia to its largest win in 12 seasons at the Wachovia Center.
Thaddeus Young scored 14 points for the Sixers, who won for only the fourth time in the last 15 games.
The Sixers recorded 32-point wins over Charlotte in 2005 and Seattle in 2001. That had been Philadelphia's widest margin in a victory since the building opened in 1996.
Royal Ivey scored 17 for the Bucks, who were without leading scorer Michael Redd for the third straight game because of a left knee strain. Mo Williams had 14.
Jazz 100, Knicks 89
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Deron Williams had 22 points and 12 assists for his fifth straight double-double, and Utah extended its winning streak to a season-high six games by beating New York.
Carlos Boozer added 17 points and Mehmet Okur finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz, who haven't trailed in their last two games. The Jazz won their 10th straight at home, despite letting a 17-point lead drop to three in the third quarter.
Jamal Crawford scored 26 and Zach Randolph had 23 points for New York, which is 0-3 on a five-game trip. Starters Eddy Curry and Quentin Richardson left the game early in the first quarter will flu-like symptoms and did not return.
Nuggets 106, Grizzlies 102
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Allen Iverson had 32 points and 12 assists, and Denver used a late 12-0 run to beat Memphis and snap a six-game road losing streak.
Anthony Carter finished with 18 points, while Linas Kleiza added 15 for the Nuggets. Marcus Camby had 13 points and 19 rebounds.
Rudy Gay led Memphis with 30 points and 10 rebounds, and Mike Miller contributed 22 points. Kyle Lowry scored 19 points and Darko Milicic finished with 14 points and matched his career high with 16 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have lost four of their last five.
Timberwolves 83, Bulls 67
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Al Jefferson had 26 points and 20 rebounds, and Ryan Gomes added 25 and 10 boards to help Minnesota beat Chicago.
Jefferson made 10 of 20 shots and Gomes was 12-for-24, but their teammates were a combined 12-for-49 (24 percent) from the field.
Kirk Hinrich had 14 points and nine assists for Chicago, but was just 5-for-17 from the field and the Bulls committed 22 turnovers and shot 33.3 percent.