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|Wednesday, 19 March 2008 16:49|
Miami was just five points off the NBA record-low since the shot clock was introduced in the 1954-55 season, Chicago's 49-point effort against the Heat in April 1999.
Jose Calderon had 10 points and 10 assists, and Rasho Nesterovic scored 12 points to help the Raptors snap a season-high five-game losing streak. The 42-point margin of victory was the largest in franchise history, beating Toronto's previous mark of 39.
Toronto's Chris Bosh had eight points and eight rebounds in his return after missing 10 games with a sore right knee. The Raptors were 2-8 without Bosh, including 0-5 on a just-concluded West Coast trip.
76ers 115, Nuggets 113
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Andre Miller scored 28 points and the 76ers spoiled Allen Iverson's return to Philadelphia.
Iverson, playing in Philly for the first time since being traded to Denver in December 2006, led all scorers with 32 points and added eight assists.
Samuel Dalembert scored the decisive basket with 32.9 second remaining for Philadelphia. He had 17 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points for the Nuggets, who are scrambling for a playoff spot in the tough Western Conference.
Nets 125, Hawks 117
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)- Vince Carter had a season-high 39 points and 10 assists and New Jersey moved into a tie with Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Richard Jefferson added 33 points and Devin Harris had a career-high 26 points and nine assists despite playing on a sprained ankle as the Nets had a season-high point total.
New Jersey also won the season-series with Atlanta 3-1, which means the Nets have the advantage if they finish tied.
Joe Johnson had 24 points to lead six Hawks in double figures.
Wizards 87, Magic 86
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Antawn Jamison had 31 points and 11 rebounds and Washington shut down Dwight Howard offensively in a win over Orlando.
Hedo Turkoglu had a career high with 39 points for the Magic, but Howard had only three points and 14 rebounds. He sat much of the game in foul trouble, turned the ball over four times and shot 1-for-6,.
DeShawn Stevenson, who played 2 1/2 seasons for Orlando, scored 14, while Caron Butler had 11 points and nine rebounds and Brendan Haywood had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Pacers 102, Bobcats 95
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Flip Murray scored 22 points, and Indiana won its second straight game while handing Charlotte is fifth consecutive loss.
Troy Murphy had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Shawne Williams, who had been benched for five straight games, scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter for Indiana.
Jason Richardson had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and Matt Carroll added 18 points for the Bobcats.
Indiana forward Danny Granger missed the game with a sprained right wrist. Granger, the team's leading scorer, had started all but one game this season.