Wednesday, February 4, 2004

NBA: Carter puts up shots, points


Raptor scores 33 on 31 attempts

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - Vince Carter attempted a season-high 31 shots and scored 15 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to lead Toronto a 93-80 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

Donyell Marshall had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Jalen Rose scored 13 for the Raptors, who ended a two-game losing skid.

Toronto struggled offensively in two losses last weekend, so coach Kevin O'Neill tried to relieve the pressure by inviting his players to keep hoisting shots.

"We just had to attack and try to get layups," Carter said.

Allen Iverson scored 36 points to lead the Sixers, who have lost nine of their last 11 games.

Mavericks 107, Warriors 93

DALLAS - Michael Finley scored 23 points and Antawn Jamison added 20 points and 12 rebounds as Dallas beat Golden State for the 20th straight time.

Knicks 97, Pacers 90

NEW YORK - Penny Hardaway had 14 points, including a clinching jumper with 17.2 seconds remaining, and Stephon Marbury had 23 points and eight assists for New York, which ended Indiana's three-game winning streak.

Timberwolves 113, Magic 100

MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Garnett had 30 points and 14 rebounds, and Sam Cassell added 20 points and 10 assists to lead Minnesota to its 13th straight home victory.

Cavaliers 85, Pistons 82

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Carlos Boozer had 21 points and 15 rebounds for Cleveland. He made two free throws with 8.9 seconds left, after grabbing an offensive rebound to give the Cavaliers the lead for good.

KNICKS: Allan Houston was placed on the injured list because of a sore right knee, and DerMarr Johnson, the sixth overall pick of the 2000 draft out of Cincinnati, was signed to a 10-day contract.

Johnson had been playing with the Long Beach Jam of the ABA, averaging 22.6 points and 6.4 rebounds.

HEAT: Rookie guard Dwyane Wade did not practice because of a sprained left ankle. He's day-to-day.




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