Sunday, January 18, 2004

NBA: Miller's layup lifts Grizzlies past Sixers

Key basket offsets Iverson's 34 points

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - Mike Miller hit a running layup with 36.6 seconds remaining to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 91-87 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

Pau Gasol led the Grizzlies with 16 points. Lorenzen Wright and James Posey both had 14, while Shane Battier added 12. Wright led all rebounders with 11. Allen Iverson had 34 points and Glenn Robinson added 20 for Philadelphia.

Rockets 95, Timberwolves 76

HOUSTON - Yao Ming had 22 points and 15 rebounds as Houston snapped Minnesota's five-game winning streak. Houston had six players in double figures, with Steve Francis scoring 19, Maurice Taylor 16, Cuttino Mobley 13, Jim Jackson 11 and Kelvin Cato 10.

Sam Cassell led Minnesota with 25 points. Kevin Garnett added 19, and Latrell Sprewell had 13.

Wizards 99, SuperSonics 84

WASHINGTON - In a matchup of two teams with three-game losing steaks, the Wizards managed to bring theirs to a halt.

Larry Hughes scored 27 points and the Wizards shot a season-high 51 percent to win for only the third time in 15 games. Rookie Jarvis Hayes, back in the starting lineup after the latest shuffle by coach Eddie Jordan, scored 14 points and had a career-high 13 rebounds.

Ray Allen scored 19 points to lead the Sonics, who were hurt by poor outside shooting as they fell to 0-2 on a four-game East Coast road trip. The four-game losing streak matches Seattle's season high.

Pistons 99, Bucks 94

MILWAUKEE - The Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak to 12 games, getting 26 points from Chauncey Billups and 22 from Richard Hamilton.

With one more victory, the Pistons will match the franchise record of 13 straight set during the 1989-90 championship season. Their next game is at home Monday against San Antonio.

Ben Wallace had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Corliss Williamson had 13 points as Detroit snapped the Bucks' 10-game home winning streak.

Hawks 75, Raptors 70

ATLANTA - Shareef Abdur-Rahim salvaged a poor-shooting night by hitting his last three shots. The Raptors played without leading scorer Vince Carter, who strained his right quadriceps in Thursday's victory over New Orleans.

Abdur-Rahim connected on only five of his first 20 shots before hitting three in the final 2:34. He finished 8-of-23 and scored 20 points with 12 rebounds.

With Atlanta clinging to a 64-63 lead, Abdur-Rahim made it 66-63 with a short jumper. He then hit two 15-footers, the final one 40.6 seconds left for a 70-65 margin. The Raptors never got closer than three after that.

Pacers 90, Nets 84

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jermaine O'Neal had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Indiana Pacers held the New Jersey Nets to 29 second-half points in a matchup of division leaders.

Al Harrington added 15 points and 12 rebounds and Ron Artest had 18 points and a big blocked shot as the Pacers overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in defeating the Nets and San Antonio Spurs - the teams that met for the NBA title - on consecutive nights.

Reggie Miller, who scored 28 in the win over San Antonio, sealed the Pacers' 10th win in 11 games.

Hornets 91, Magic 90

NEW ORLEANS - Steve Smith and Robert Traylor came off the bench to combine for 23 second-half points. Tracy McGrady had a shot to win the game, but his running hook over P.J. Brown rolled off the back of the rim, giving New Orleans the ball back with :0.9 left.

Knicks 101, Bulls 96

CHICAGO - Keith Van Horn scored 16 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and the New York Knicks improved to 2-0 under new coach Lenny Wilkens. Allan Houston added 26 points and Stephon Marbury had 18 points.

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