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Williams scores 57 as Nets dump Bobcats 104-101

Williams scores 57 as Nets dump Bobcats 104-101

Deron Williams scored a franchise-record 57 points to lift the New Jersey Nets to a 104-101 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.
Williams, who came into the game averaging 21.7 points, shot 16 of 29 from the field and was a perfect 21 for 21 from the free-throw line.
Williams broke the franchise's previous mark of 52 points, shared by Mike Newlin and Ray Williams. It was the second-most points scored against the Bobcats, one shy of Kobe Bryant's 58 in 2006.
Corey Maggette had 24 points and Gerald Henderson added 15 for the Bobcats, who've lost five straight and 21 of their last 22.
LAKERS 93, HEAT 83
At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant scored 33 points in his third straight stellar performance and Dwayne Wade managed just 16 points before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' victory over Miami.
Metta World Peace scored 17 points while leading a solid defensive effort for the Lakers, who have won 17 of their last 18 home games. Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 13 rebounds as Los Angeles never trailed in the final 44 minutes against Miami, snapping a four-game skid in Bryant's head-to-head matchups with Wade's Heat.
LeBron James had 25 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, who lost on the final two stops of their three-game trip after nine consecutive victories.
Just one week after Wade gave Bryant a concussion with a hard foul in the All-Star game, Bryant scored 18 points in a dynamic first quarter while wearing a clear plastic mask over his still-tender nose.
CELTICS 115, KNICKS 111, OT
At Boston, Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had his second triple-double in three games, spoiling Jeremy Lin's return to Boston.
Rondo had 18 points, 20 assists and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Paul Pierce scored 34 _ including a 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left in regulation. Kevin Garnett finished with 18 points with 10 rebounds.
Lin picked up two fouls in the first three minutes and struggled to 14 points in 32 minutes. He had five assists and four rebounds while shooting 6 for 16 from the floor.
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points for the Knicks, six of them in the final 100 seconds of regulation as they briefly took the lead. Amare Stoudemire had 16 points and 13 rebounds.
BULLS 96, 76ERS 91
At Philadelphia, Derrick Rose tied a season high with 35 points, and Joakim Noah had 11 points and 18 rebounds to lead Chicago to its sixth straight win.
In a battle of division leaders, the Bulls made all the big shots over the final minutes to end a three-game losing streak against the Sixers.
Leading 91-89, the Bulls turned the ball over, but Andre Iguodala tossed up an air ball on a 3-point attempt. Again the Bulls turned the ball over, and this time it was Thaddeus Young who missed a jumper for the Sixers. At least his shot hit the rim.
RAPTORS 83, WARRIORS 75
At Toronto, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, and James Johnson had 12 points and 12 rebounds as Toronto beat Golden State.
Amir Johnson had 11 points and 13 rebounds, Leandro Barbosa scored 18 points and Ed Davis grabbed 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who had lost 11 of their last 14.
David Lee had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Monta Ellis scored 20 points, but Golden State lost for the sixth time in nine games.
CLIPPERS 105, ROCKETS 103, OT
At Houston, Chris Paul had 28 points and 10 assists, and Blake Griffin added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers beat Houston in overtime.
Randy Foye had 15 points and Caron Butler and Mo Williams had 14 apiece for the Clippers, who beat Houston for only the eighth time in the last 33 meetings.
Kevin Martin scored 25 points, and Samuel Dalembert and Luis Scola each grabbed 12 rebounds for the Rockets, who've lost three in a row after winning their previous four.
SUNS 96, KINGS 88
At Phoenix, Steve Nash had 19 points, and Marcin Gortat scored 14 and matched his season high with 17 rebounds as Phoenix earned its third consecutive victory.
In all three wins, the Suns rallied from double-digit deficits, something the franchise hadn't done since November 2002.
Marcus Thornton scored 23 and Tyreke Evans 17 for Sacramento. DeMarcus Cousins added 16 points and 14 rebounds, but the Kings shot just 33 percent in the second half to fall to 4-19 on the road.
NUGGETS 99, SPURS 94
At San Antonio, Ty Lawson had 22 points and 11 assists and sank the game-sealing jumper with 11.9 seconds left, and the injury-laden Denver Nuggets overshadowed the return of Manu Ginobili to beat the Spurs.
Still without leading scorer Danilo Gallinari and Nene, the Nuggets won their third in a row with a short-handed cast that became just the third team to beat San Antonio at home.
Tony Parker led the Spurs with 25 points. Ginobili scored eight in 24 minutes, playing his first game in two weeks after straining a stomach muscle. He missed a month earlier with a broken hand.


Updated : 2021-04-15 00:46 GMT+08:00