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Hornets down Jazz 94-83

Hornets down Jazz 94-83

Bobby Jackson scored 21 points and the New Orleans Hornets beat Utah 94-83 Saturday as injuries started to pile up for the Jazz.
Already playing without forward Andrei Kirilenko (sprained right ankle), the Jazz lost leading scorer Carlos Boozer to a bruised left knee in the first quarter. He knocked knees with New Orleans' Tyson Chandler as Chandler went up to catch a lob with 8:11 left in the first quarter and did not return.
Desmond Mason added 20 points, Devin Brown scored 13 and David West had 11 for the Hornets, who have won their last five home games. Chandler grabbed 15 rebounds and matched his career high with seven blocks as the Hornets had a season-high 11 blocked shots.
Deron Williams led Utah with 27 points. Paul Millsap had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, Derek Fisher scored 14 points and Mehmet Okur had 11.
Pacers 102, Raptors 84
At Indianapolis, Jermaine O'Neal scored 21 points and Indiana beat Toronto for its third straight victory.
Danny Granger added 14 of his 18 points in the third quarter and Mike Dunleavy had 15 points for the Pacers (23-20), who had fallen to .500 after losing a season-high four in a row.
Chris Bosh, voted as a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Jose Calderon scored 14 points for Toronto (22-23).
76ers 104, Hawks 89
At Atlanta, Andre Miller scored six straight points to spark a 10-0 fourth-quarter run after Atlanta pulled within two points, and Philadelphia never trailed.
Andre Iguodala led Philadelphia with 24 points, his fifth straight game with 20 or more points. The Sixers had five players score in double digits.
Miller, coming off his seventh career triple-double in a loss to Cleveland on Friday, added 19 points with eight assists and seven rebounds. Samuel Dalembert also scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Steven Hunter had 15 points and Kyle Korver added 11.
Josh Smith led Atlanta with 21 points and 10 rebounds for his third straight double-double. Marvin Williams had 18 points and Joe Johnson added 16 points and nine assists.
Mavericks 106, Kings 104
At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki had 32 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth straight double-double, and Dallas rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Sacramento.
Jason Terry added 18 points and Jerry Stackhouse had 16 for the Mavericks, who have won 22 of their last 24.
Ron Artest had 25 points, Kevin Martin added 21 and Corliss Williamson had 20 points for the Kings, who have lost 10 of their last 13.
The Mavericks won their 13th in a row at home, the second-longest home winning streak in franchise history behind a 16-game stretch last season.
Bulls 100, Heat 97
At Chicago, Ben Gordon had 34 points and seven assists, Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points, and Chicago beat Miami for its third straight victory.
Reserve Andres Nocioni added 19 points for Chicago, which lost center Ben Wallace to a left knee sprain with 5:01 remaining. He finished with 15 rebounds.
Miami center Shaquille O'Neal watched as the Heat lost for the fifth time in six games. He missed the game as he continues his recovery process from knee surgery.
Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 24 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Reserve James Posey added 17 points.
Trail Blazers 135, Grizzlies 132, 2OT
At Memphis, Tennessee, Zach Randolph scored a career-high 42 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Portland rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to edge Memphis.
Randolph was 16-of-40 from the field and scored 13 points in the overtimes, including a 3-pointer with 38 seconds left clinched Portland's third win in the last four games.
Ime Udoka added 21 points for Portland, going 8-of-10 from the field, and Brandon Roy scored 16.
Mike Miller led Memphis with 28 points, while Pau Gasol had 24 points and 14 rebounds. Reserve Chucky Atkins scored 23 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter. Hakim Warrick finished with 20 points.
Nets 112, Nuggets 102
At Denver, Vince Carter scored 40 points and Bostjan Nachbar added a career-best 22 in New Jersey's victory over tired Denver.
Jason Kidd added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
All of the Nets' three losses on their five-game, 10-day Western trip had come by one point, tying an NBA record.
Carmelo Anthony had his worst game since returning from a 15-game suspension last week, scoring 23 points on 5-of 14 shooting. Allen Iverson wasn't on top of his game, either, going 6-of-19 for 18 points.
J.R. Smith led the Nuggets with 28 points off the bench.
Timberwolves 101, Clippers 87
At Los Angeles, Kevin Garnett had 32 points and nine rebounds, and Minnesota downed the Los Angeles Clippers to snap a six-game losing streak.
Mike James added 17 points and seven boards, helping the Timberwolves end the Clippers' four-game winning streak and pull even with them for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot at 21-22. It was Minnesota's third game since Randy Wittman replaced Dwane Casey as coach on Tuesday.
Elton Brand had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who were trying to move above .500 for the first time since Dec. 9 and sweep a homestand of more than four games for the first time since 1978-79 _ when the team was based in San Diego. They have lost 13 of the last 17 meetings with Minnesota.
Warriors 131, Bobcats 105
At Oakland, California, Al Harrington scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half, leading Golden State over Charlotte.
Baron Davis added 17 points and 10 assists as the Warriors won their second straight and eighth in their last 10 home games. Stephen Jackson added 17 points and Monta Ellis had 16. Mickael Pietrus scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half. Josh Powell scored a career-high 13.
Rookie Adam Morrison scored 21 points to lead the Bobcats, who were coming off an overtime victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles on Friday night. Gerald Wallace had 19 points and Emeka Okafor recorded his third straight double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Walter Herrmann scored a season-best 18 points.


Updated : 2020-12-04 13:00 GMT+08:00