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Phoenix win club record-tying 15th straight game; Shaq returns

Phoenix win club record-tying 15th straight game; Shaq returns

Amare Stoudemire scored 26 of his 30 points in Phoenix's big second half, and the Suns beat the New York Knicks 112-107 for their second 15-game winning streak of the NBA season on Wednesday.
Barely a month after establishing the longest winning streak in franchise history, the Suns equaled it by turning things around after a sluggish first half in the second of back-to-back games.
Steve Nash finished with 21 points and 14 assists as the Suns scored 63 points in the second half after an un-Sunslike 49 in the first two periods. Shawn Marion added 18 points, Leandro Barbosa 15, and Stoudemire grabbed 11 rebounds.
Jamal Crawford scored 29 points, 23 in the fourth quarter in an attempt to keep New York close. Eddy Curry added 25 points for the Knicks, but only four in the final 33-plus minutes. He also left with an injury in the final quarter of New York's second straight loss.
Pacers 96, Heat 94
At Indianapolis, Danny Granger scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as Indiana rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit.
The Pacers' victory spoiled the return of Shaquille O'Neal, who came off the bench after missing 35 games while recovering from knee surgery. O'Neal finished with five points and five rebounds in 14 minutes for Miami.
Dwyane Wade, who missed Miami's victory at New York on Monday due to a sprained left ankle, scored 32 points.
After Indiana overcame a 65-45 third-quarter deficit, Granger gave the Pacers an early lead in overtime with a three-point play, and Troy Murphy's jumper extended the edge to 96-92 with 42 seconds left.
Following Jason Kapono's basket to cut the deficit to 96-94, the Heat got the ball back with 5.4 seconds remaining and called a timeout. With the clock nearing zero, Kapono's potential game-winning 3-pointer appeared to go in before bouncing back out.
76ers 118, Cavaliers 115, 2OT
At Cleveland, Andre Iguodala scored eight points in the second overtime and finished with a season-high 34 as Philadelphia handed Cleveland an embarrassing loss.
Samuel Dalembert added 20 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out in the second OT as the Sixers snapped a five-game losing streak on the road and won for just the third time in 20 games outside Philly.
James scored a season-high 39 points _ 13 in the second OT _ and Larry Hughes added 26 for the Cavaliers, who have lost two straight at home where they are 15-5.
Cleveland, the NBA's worst free-throw shooting team at 68 percent, went 25-of-34 from the line. The Sixers, meanwhile, went 26-of-27 on their free throws with Iguodala making all 12 of his attempts.
Hawks 82, Celtics 76
At Boston, Joe Johnson and Josh Smith each scored 21 points as Atlanta handed Boston its ninth straight loss.
The Celtics have dropped 16 of their last 18 and have the fewest wins in the Eastern Conference at 12.
Zaza Pachulia added 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench for Atlanta, which snapped a three-game losing streak and has won both meetings with Boston this season.
Boston, already without leading scorers Paul Pierce and Wally Szczerbiak, also lost Al Jefferson due to an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.
Raptors 90, Hornets 88
At Toronto, Chris Bosh scored a season-high 35 points, including a tying 3-pointer with 1:01 left, and Toronto rallied over New Orleans.
Jose Calderon had four points and a block in the final 30 seconds for the Raptors, who trailed by as many as 15 in the fourth quarter. Bosh pumped his fists after his 3-pointer tied it at 81. Calderon followed with a layup to give Toronto its first lead of the game with 28.4 seconds left.
Bobby Jackson had with a layup with 14.6 seconds left, but Bosh made two free throws with 13.8 seconds remaining to make it a four point lead. Bosh finished 11-for-19 from the field and 12-for-18 from the line.
New Orleans' Rasual Butler missed a 3-pointer and Morris Peterson made one of two free throws with 2.6 seconds left.
Pistons 103, Bobcats 92
At Charlotte, North Carolina, Richard Hamilton scored 22 points and Rasheed Wallace had 11 of his 20 in the fourth quarter to help Detroit salvage a season series split with Charlotte.
Gerald Wallace had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and Emeka Okafor added 17 points and 16 rebounds for Charlotte, which stayed in the game despite being undermanned.
Chris Webber added 19 points for the Pistons, who shot 52 percent in winning their third straight game.
Rockets 90, Spurs 85
At San Antonio, Tracy McGrady scored 37 points to help Houston snap a three-game losing streak. Rafer Alston had 19 points and Juwan Howard added 11.
Tim Duncan had a season-high 37 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who had their three-game winning streak end. Manu Ginobili added 15 points and Tony Parker scored 10.
Houston built a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter and led by double digits with about 3 1/2 minutes left, but San Antonio _ with Duncan leading the way _ pulled to within two.
McGrady then made a 3-point play with under a minute left. Ginobili answered with a basket and then fouled Alston, who sank both his shots to give Houston a five-point cushion with less than 10 seconds left.
Grizzlies 132, Jazz 130, OT
At Salt Lake City, Eddie Jones beat the buzzer with a 22-foot jump shot and the Memphis Grizzlies ended a 10-game road losing streak.
Utah tied it at 130 on Mehmet Okur's second straight 3-pointer, but 7 seconds remained. Jones dribbled past the Jazz bench, then pulled up and got a shot off over Deron Williams just before the buzzer.
Pau Gasol had 17 points, 12 assists and 13 rebounds and Chucky Atkins added 29 points and 15 assists.
Carlos Boozer scored a career-high 39 and Williams had 21 assists for the Jazz, also a career best.
Kings 114, Bucks 106
At Sacramento, California, Ron Artest scored 36 points and the Sacramento Kings led from the start.
It was the second straight win for the Kings, who rallied from a 20-point deficit to beat New Jersey on Tuesday night. Sacramento, winner of three of its last four, begins a four-game road trip on Friday night against the Hornets in New Orleans.
Kevin Martin scored 18 points for the Kings, who led by as many as 16 points in the opening quarter. Brad Miller had 14 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, Kenny Thomas added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Mike Bibby had 11 points and eight assists.
The losing continues for the hard-luck Bucks, who have dropped five straight and 10 of 11. They were playing once again without injured starters Michael Redd, Charlie Villanueva and Mo Williams.
Trail Blazers 101, Timberwolves 98, OT
At Portland, Oregon, Zach Randolph had 22 points, 15 rebounds, and two key free throws at the end as the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled Randy Wittman's first game as Minnesota's interim head coach.
Jarrett Jack made a driving layup with 28.7 seconds left in overtime to give the Blazers a 97-96 lead. Kevin Garnett answered with a turnaround jumper to give it back to Minnesota.
Garnett, who missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer, had 31 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, losers of five straight.
Rookie Sergio Rodriguez had 18 points for Portland, which has won four of its last six.
Ricky Davis hit a 3 and Mark Blount had a long jumper to give the Timberwolves a 94-91 lead in overtime, a lead they maintained until Jack's layup.
Warriors 110, Nets 109
At Oakland, California, Monta Ellis hit a 17-foot jumper at the buzzer, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final 4 1/2 minutes.
Al Harrington scored 29 points and hit two late free throws for Golden State in his first victory in three games with his new team. Ellis had 20 _ and he finished an improbable victory with a perfect jumper on a fast-break pass from Baron Davis, who had 18 points and 10 assists.
Vince Carter had 23 points and a career-high 13 assists, while Jason Kidd scored 26 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1 minute left. But two days after blowing a 20-point lead in the final 15 minutes of a one-point loss to Sacramento on Monday night, New Jersey also blew the second game of its five-game West Coast road trip.


Updated : 2020-11-30 14:20 GMT+08:00