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|Tuesday, 11 March 2008 19:58|
The victory moved Washington, eager to hold onto sixth place in the Eastern Conference, 1 1/2 games ahead of charging Philadelphia.
Michael Redd scored 26 points, Andrew Bogut had 23, and Charlie Villanueva had 24 points and matched a season high with 16 rebounds for the Bucks, who lost for the sixth time in seven games with another lackluster defensive performance.
Pacers 114, SuperSonics 107
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Dunleavy scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers snapped a three-game losing streak and sent the Seattle SuperSonics to their fifth straight loss.
Danny Granger added 23 points, Troy Murphy had 19 points and nine rebounds and Travis Diener had 11 points and nine assists for the Pacers.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points and reserve Nick Collison added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Sonics.
Bulls 108, Jazz 96
CHICAGO (AP) - Drew Gooden tied a season high with 24 points, Ben Gordon added 19, and the Chicago Bulls snapped the Utah Jazz's five-game winning streak.
Gordon hit several key 3-pointers, including two late in the third and one midway through the fourth after the Jazz pulled within 10. That was enough to offset strong performances by Utah's Mehmet Okur (22 points, 18 rebounds) and Deron Williams (20 points, 10 assists).
Trail Blazers 103, Timberwolves 96
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brandon Roy had 27 points and nine assists, playing biggest during a game-deciding 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to lift Portland.
Al Jefferson scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth and Rashad McCants had 18 off the bench for Minnesota, which hovered around 55 percent shooting for most of the game but couldn't come up with the big shot down the stretch.
Suns 132, Grizzlies 111
PHOENIX (AP) - Amare Stoudemire scored 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 30 minutes, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth time in a row.
Raja Bell added 20 points, including 18 in the third quarter, for the Suns, who shot 60 percent, led by as many as 32 in the first half and 39 in the second and won consecutive games for the first time since Shaquille O'Neal joined the lineup 11 games ago.
Rudy Gay, who scored a career-best 36 when the teams met in Memphis on Feb. 26, led the Grizzlies with 20.
Lakers 117, Raptors 108
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 10 of his 34 points in the final 8 1/2 minutes, Lamar Odom added 20 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers regained the top spot in the Western Conference.
Bryant also had seven rebounds and seven assists for the Pacific Division-leading Lakers (45-19), who have won 18 of their last 22 and lead the San Antonio Spurs by a half-game.
T.J. Ford scored all but four of his 28 points in the second half for the Raptors.