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|Sunday, 09 December 2007 20:17|
Riley is the third NBA coach to reach 1,200 wins and he reached it in his 1,842nd game, faster than any other coach. Riley, in his 24th season as a coach, guided the Lakers to four NBA titles before winning another with the Heat two seasons ago.
Udonis Haslem and Ricky Davis each added 17 points.
Corey Maggette had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who have lost eight of their last nine games.
Raptors 93, Rockets 80
TORONTO (AP) - Chris Bosh had 21 points and 10 rebounds in his return to the Toronto lineup.
Kris Humphries added 16 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, for the Raptors. Carlos Delfino had 12 points, Anthony Parker added 11 and Jason Kapono 10.
Former Raptor Tracy McGrady had 23 for Houston, while Yao Ming scored 15 and Bonzi Wells had 12.
Bosh was playing for the first time after missing five games with a strained groin.
Pistons 104, Bobcats 85
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Chauncey Billups scored 20 points and Antonio McDyess added 19 points and nine rebounds for Detroit.
Richard Hamilton added 18 points for Detroit, while reserve Jason Maxiell has 11 points and eight rebounds.
Michigan native Jason Richardson led Charlotte with 15 points and Emeka Okafor had 14, but Bobcats leading scorer Gerald Wallace had just three.
Trail Blazers 117, Bucks 113, OT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brandon Roy scored 26 points, including a go-ahead layup in overtime, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 for Portland, which won its third straight.
Roy also had eight rebounds and a season-high nine assists for the Blazers. Travis Outlaw had 20 points.
Mo Williams had a season-high 33 points, 14 of them in the third quarter, for Milwaukee, which lost its third straight and seven of eight games.
Hornets 91, SuperSonics 88
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul had 29 points and 10 assists to carry the undermanned Hornets.
David West hit a crucial jump shot and driving one-handed floater in the final minutes, finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who won their second straight while snapping Seattle's two-game winning streak.
Tyson Chandler had 10 points for New Orleans, which was without regular starters Morris Peterson (back) and Peja Stojakovic (groin).
Wally Szczerbiak scored 14 for Seattle. Chris Wilcox had 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Kurt Thomas finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Watson had 12 points.
Wizards 104, Nets 89
WASHINGTON (AP) - Caron Butler scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half, and the Wizards snapped a six-game losing streak against New Jersey.
Butler gave Washington control of the game for good early in the final quarter, singlehandedly outscoring the Nets 10-1 over a 3-minute span.
Antwan Jamison scored 22 points for Washington. DeShawn Stevenson added 12, Darius Songaila 11, and Brendan Haywood and Antonio Daniels each had 10.
Vince Carter scored 30 points to lead New Jersey. Jason Kidd picked up his 93rd career triple-double with 13 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. Bostjan Nachbar added 19 points for the Nets.
Lakers 123, Warriors 113
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant had 20 of his 28 points in the second half, six teammates scored in double figures, and Los Angeles beat Golden State for the ninth straight time.
The win was the third straight for the Lakers (12-8), who have won 14 of their last 15 games over Golden State and have a 16-1 record against the Warriors at Staples Center since the facility opened eight years ago.
The Warriors lost for only the third time in 14 games following an 0-6 start.
Bryant also had six rebounds and a season-high eight assists. Andrew Bynum matched a career high with 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds; Derek Fisher scored 15 points; Lamar Odom added 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Vladimir Radmanovic also had 14 points for the Lakers.
Baron Davis led the Warriors (11-9) with 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Stephen Jackson added 18 points, Mickael Pietrus scored 14 and Monta Ellis added 13 for Golden State.