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|Sunday, 10 February 2008 13:23|
Mark Blount finished with 22 points for Miami, which has lost seven straight and 22 of its last 23. Dwyane Wade scored 19 and Shawn Marion, playing his first game for the Heat since Wednesday's stunning deal that sent O'Neal to the Phoenix Suns for he and Marcus Banks, finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds.
Lamar Odom finished with 15 points and 18 rebounds for the Lakers, who've won five of seven so far on a nine-game road trip that'll take them to the All-Star break. Sasha Vujacic scored 13 points and Pau Gasol added 12.
Dorell Wright scored 15 and Jason Williams had 10 for the Heat, who put all five starters in double figures but whose bench was outscored 30-13.
Celtics 98, Spurs 90
osing Kevin Garnett to an abdominal strain.
Coach Doc Rivers said before the game that he isn't expecting his big man back before next weekend's All-Star break.
Tim Duncan had 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, and Manu Ginobili scored 21 for the Spurs, who lost for the first time in five games. San Antonio got within four points in the final minute, but twice Ginobili was forced to take off-balance 3s that weren't even close.
With Boston leading 92-87 and under 20 seconds left, Ginobili was hacked while trying a 3, but no foul was called and Rondo came up with his second big rebound of the final minute. Rondo made both free throws after he was fouled, then Michael Finley made a 3 to make it 94-90.
Tony Allen made a pair of free throws, and Ginobili again couldn't get a clean look.