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01-17-2008, 01:22 AM
Ray Allen scored a season-high 35 points, Kevin Garnett had 26 and the Boston Celtics rebounded from their first consecutive losses of the season with a 100-90 win over Portland on Wednesday night.

The Atlantic Division-leading Celtics, who had lost three of their last four games and two straight at home, also got 12 points from Paul Pierce and 10 from Eddie House. Boston had lost its last two games, both to Washington.

Brandon Roy led the Northwest division-leading Trail Blazers with 22 points. Travis Outlaw and Jarrett Jack each had 17.

Portland, which lost for just the third time in 21 games overall, fell to just 6-12 on the road.

Allen scored 12 points, including eight straight in the third quarter, helping the Celtics take a 74-69 lead after three. Allen scored 26 points in the second half.

Knicks 111, Nets 105

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 35 points and hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer, and New York took the season series from New Jersey for the first time in eight years.

Zach Randolph added 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks, who are 3-0 against their cross-river rivals after the Nets had owned the series since Jason Kidd arrived in the area. New York hadn't won the series since going 3-1 in the 1999-00 season.

New York has won three in a row for the first time in a year, all without starting point guard Stephon Marbury, who is sidelined by a sore left ankle that he believes will require surgery.

Vince Carter scored 26 points and Jason Kidd had 10 points and 17 assists for the Nets.

Hornets 123, SuperSonics 92

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Peja Stojakovic scored 23 points, leading six Hornets in double figures, and New Orleans easily defeated Seattle.

Tyson Chandler had 14 points and 21 rebounds and Chris Paul had 12 points and 11 assists. It was the 12th time they've had double-doubles in the same game this season, and New Orleans has won all of those games. David West added 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Kevin Durant led Seattle with 20 points, while Earl Watson added 17 and 11 assists for the Sonics, who've lost eight straight and 10 of 11 games. Seattle was simply overmatched in falling 20 games below .500 (9-29).

Raptors 116, Kings 91

TORONTO (AP) -- Chris Bosh had 31 points and Toronto spoiled Mike Bibby's season debut for the Kings.

Carlos Delfino came off the bench to score a season-high 26 and Toronto won for the fourth time in five games.

Jose Calderon had 17 points and 14 assists, Anthony Parker had 12 points and Kris Humphries had 11. Bosh, who added nine rebounds, has scored 20 or more in seven of Toronto's past eight games.

Playing for the first time after missing 36 games with a torn ligament in his left thumb, Bibby's season began when he came off the bench late in the first quarter. He finished with 19 points and six rebounds in 29 minutes.

Bobcats 99, Magic 93

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Gerald Wallace had 36 points and 14 rebounds, Jason Richardson hit a 3-pointer and four free throws in the final minute for Charlotte.

The Bobcats, who trailed by 19 points early in the third quarter, avoided a season sweep against the Orlando.

Richardson, who scored 26 points, hit a 3 with the shot clock running down with 31.2 seconds left to put Charlotte ahead 93-88. Raymond Felton and Richardson then combined to hit six straight at the foul line as the Bobcats won for the fourth time in six games.

Dwight Howard had 24 points and 21 rebounds and Carlos Arroyo came off the bench to score 17 points for they Magic, who fell apart after point guard Jameer Nelson left because of a strained tendon in his right foot in the third quarter.

Bucks 87, Hawks 80

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Andrew Bogut had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots and Milwaukee beat Atlanta.

The Hawks, losers of 18 of their last 20 in Milwaukee, failed to hit a field goal for more than 12 minutes spanning the third and fourth quarters, missing 13 straight shots.

The Bucks played without second-leading scorer Mo Williams, out with flu-like symptoms.

Two free throws by Marvin Williams, who scored 22 points, tied the game at 74-all with four minutes left, but the Bucks went on a 7-0 run with a 3-pointer by Charlie Bell, a layup by Charlie Villanueva and a jumper by Royal Ivey, who replaced Mo Williams in the lineup.

Pacers 125, Warriors 117

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Granger scored 29 points and Indiana overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half.

Indiana's Mike Dunleavy had 24 points and nine rebounds against his former team, and Kareem Rush scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for the Pacers.

Baron Davis had 24 points, seven assists, seven steals and six rebounds, Al Harrington had 22 points and Stephen Jackson had 17 points and eight assists for the Warriors. Indiana's point total was a season high and its 46 points in the fourth quarter tied a season high.

Golden State set an NBA record for steals in a quarter with 12 in the opening period.

Bulls 126, Heat 96

MIAMI (AP) -- Ben Gordon scored 24 points, Joe Smith added 23 and Chicago handed Miami its 11th straight loss.

Luol Deng had 21 points and Andres Nocioni rebounded from an injury in Tuesday's loss at Orlando to score 20 points. Thabo Sefolosha scored a season-high 17 points for the Bulls, whose 126 points were a season high.

Shaquille O'Neal had 24 points and 10 rebounds in his return to the lineup for Miami, and fouled out for the sixth time this season. After making only two of his first nine shots, Dwyane Wade finished with 24 points.

O'Neal started for the first time since Dec. 26, when he aggravated a previous hip injury, missing eight games in that stretch.

01-18-2008, 01:34 AM
I get sick and tired of the Heat losing.

01-18-2008, 02:08 AM
someone slap joaquim noah please. and wtf the knicks have won 3 in a row.