NBA Roundup, 1-16-2010

  • Sat Jan 16th, 2010 12:07am
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Associated Press

Hawks 102, Suns 101

ATLANTA — Jamal Crawford hit a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap an Atlanta comeback in the final seconds against Phoenix.

The home team trailed 100-96 after Steve Nash hit two free throws with 10 seconds left. But Atlanta squeezed two more possessions out of the clock, and Phoenix missed a couple of chances to put the Hawks away.

The Suns failed to block out when Josh Smith missed the second of two free throws with six seconds to go, allowing Crawford to slip inside for the rebound. His putback made it 100-99.

Amare Stoudemire was fouled quickly and missed one of his free throws. After a timeout, Mike Bibby inbounded the ball to Crawford, who put up a 28-footer over Jared Dudley.

Nothing but net.

Bulls 121, Wizards 119 (2 OT)

CHICAGO — Derrick Rose scored a career-high 37 points and hit the go-ahead basket with 5.4 seconds to play in the second overtime and Chicago overcame an inspired effort by Washington.

Just hours after teammate and suspended star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty back in D.C. to a felony gun charge, the Wizards put everything they had into getting a victory before falling short.

Antawn Jamison had a season-high 34 points and 18 rebounds, Caron Butler added 27 points, Randy Foye had 22 points and Brendan Haywood grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds and scored 16.

Rose used a spinning move in the lane to make a shot over Foye with 5.4 seconds left in the second overtime to give Chicago the win.

Mavericks 99, Thunder 98

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scored 32 points and Jason Terry added 21 to lead Dallas past Oklahoma City.

The Mavericks, who snapped a two-game home losing streak, have beaten the Thunder franchise nine straight times in Dallas dating to 2004.

Nowitzki and Terry scored 16 of the final 18 points for the Mavericks.

Kevin Durant scored 30 points on 6 of 18 shooting and grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds for the Thunder. Russell Westbrook added 18 points and six assists.

Heat 115, Rockets 106

HOUSTON — Dwyane Wade scored 37 points, his second consecutive big game since spraining his wrist, and Miami beat Houston.

Rafer Alston had 17 points and was 7-for-10 shooting against his former team. Jermaine O’Neal added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat, who snapped Houston’s eight-game home winning streak.

Wade hurt his right wrist in Monday’s loss at Utah, then scored 35 points and went 10-for-15 in Miami’s 115-102 win over Golden State on Wednesday. He hit 15 of 24 shots and dished out eight assists in Houston to lead the Heat to their fourth win in 10 games.

Raptors 112, Knicks 104

NEW YORK — Andrea Bargnani had 24 points and 12 rebounds, helping Toronto get off to a sizzling start in a victory over New York.

Jose Calderon matched a season high with 21 points, rookie DeMar DeRozan scored 19 and Chris Bosh had 18 for the Raptors, when bounced back from consecutive losses and got back to .500 at 20-20. Bargnani hurt the Knicks inside and out, making five 3-pointers and shooting 9-for-13 from the field.

Toronto shot 53 percent and opened a 28-point lead that was trimmed to eight early in the fourth quarter before Calderon made consecutive jumpers and Hedo Turkoglu knocked down another to push it back to 14.

Pistons 110, Hornets 104 (OT)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Richard Hamilton scored a season-high 32 points and Rodney Stuckey scored eight of his 13 points in overtime and Detroit beat New Orleans.

Detroit, which has won two straight after losing 13 in a row, also got 21 rebounds from Ben Wallace.

Chris Paul had 24 points and 14 assists for the Hornets before fouling out, and David West scored 25 points.

Bobcats 92, Spurs 76

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Boris Diaw had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Gerald Wallace added 21 points and Charlotte used stifling second-half defense to beat San Antonio for its franchise-record sixth straight home win.

With Wallace collecting acrobatic blocks, the Bobcats took control with a dominant defensive stand that bridged the third and fourth quarters. The Spurs went more than 9 minutes without a field goal, and the Bobcats’ 19-2 run put them ahead 70-57 and secured their sixth win in seven games overall.

San Antonio snapped a three-game winning streak with Tim Duncan struggling in his return after the veteran was given a game off to rest. Duncan hit just 4 of 12 shots and had 10 points and nine rebounds.

76ers 98, Kings 86

PHILADELPHIA — Sam Dalembert made a $100,00 donation to help relief efforts in his native Haiti, then had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lift Philadelphia over Sacramento. Thaddeus Young scored 20 points for the Sixers and Allen Iverson had 17. Dalembert made all seven of his shots and had three blocks. Snohomish native Jon Brockman, a rookie with the Kings, had five rebounds in 17 minutes of play.

Pacers 121, Nets 105

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Danny Granger scored 22 of his 28 points in a 72-point first-half blitz and Indiana earned its third straight win with a victory over woeful New Jersey.

Troy Murphy added 21 points and 14 rebounds, Brandon Rush had 15 points and Mike Dunleavy 14 for the Pacers, who took a different approach after rallying from 20-plus point deficits in winning their last two games. Roy Hibbert also had 12 points.

Indiana, which hit 13 3-pointers in the game, built a 20-point halftime lead and cruised the rest of the way.

Devin Harris had 22 points and nine assists for the Nets, who lost their seventh straight.

Grizzlies 135, Timberwolves 110

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rudy Gay scored 21 points, Zach Randolph and O.J. Mayo added 20 apiece and Memphis won its seventh straight home game with a victory over Minnesota.

Mike Conley added 18 points and eight assists, and Sam Young scored 17. Marc Gasol finished with 12 points. Memphis has won 10 of its past 13.

Randolph had 12 rebounds and Gasol had 10, helping Memphis to a 45-37 rebounding advantage.

Corey Brewer led the Timberwolves with 22 points, while Al Jefferson scored 21, all in the first half. Wayne Ellington had 17 points and Kevin Love finished with 14 points and nine rebounds as Minnesota dropped its fourth straight.

Lakers 126, Clippers 86

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol returned from a six-game injury absence with 20 points and six rebounds, and the Lakers re-established their dominance in Los Angeles with a victory over the Clippers.

The 40-point margin of victory was the Lakers’ largest over the Clippers since the Staples Center’s junior tenants moved to Los Angeles in 1984.

Andrew Bynum had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Lakers, whose rivalry got a bit more heated in a third-quarter confrontation between point guards Baron Davis and Derek Fisher. Davis got a flagrant foul for throwing an elbow into Gasol’s chest before exchanging words with Fisher.

Eric Gordon and Craig Smith scored 17 points apiece for the Clippers.

Trail Blazers 102, Magic 87

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dwight Howard’s off night kept the Trail Blazers from missing Brandon Roy — and knocked Orlando out of first place.

Roy was out with a sore right hamstring and Howard made just four of seven attempts from the field in Portland’s victory over the Magic.

Martell Webster led the Blazers with 24 points and nine rebounds, and LaMarcus Aldridge added 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Rashard Lewis and Jameer Nelson each had 15 points to lead the Magic, who fell a half game behind Atlanta in the Southeast division with the loss and the Hawks’ 102-101 win over Phoenix earlier Friday night. Howard, a three-time All-Star, finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Bucks 113, Warriors 104

OAKLAND, Calif. — Brandon Jennings scored 25 points, including a 3-pointer with 18.9 seconds left, Andrew Bogut added 15 points and 16 rebounds and Milwaukee held on to beat Golden State.

The Warriors, who entered the game with just eight players in uniform, lost Anthony Morrow to a knee injury and had three others foul out, leaving coach Don Nelson with only four players. Under NBA rules, Stephen Curry — the last Golden State player to foul out — was allowed to return for the final 4 seconds.

Reserve Luke Ridnour had 15 points and eight rebounds and Hakim Warrick added 15 points for the Bucks.

Monta Ellis had 33 points and eight assists and Corey Maggette added 32 points and nine rebounds for Golden State, which lost its third straight.