Archive for Saturday, March 2, 2002

NBA Roundup: Portland pops Toronto

March 2, 2002


— Rasheed Wallace scored 20 points Friday night as the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to eight with a 91-81 victory over Toronto, the Raptors' 10th straight loss.

Damon Stoudamire added 19 points, and Dale Davis had 16 rebounds and 13 points for the Blazers, who have won five consecutive road games and 21 of 27 overall.

Vince Carter, playing his third game since coming off the injured list, scored 25 points for the Raptors, who are on their longest losing streak in four years.

Toronto has lost seven straight at home to fall below .500 (29-31) overall.

Antonio Davis, who scored 21 points, made a jumper to cut Portland's lead to five early in the fourth quarter.

Knicks 89, SuperSonics 87

New York  Howard Eisley, promoted from third-stringer to backup, led the New York Knicks to their first victory since Feb. 13. Eisley had 14 points and eight assists and played the final 141¼2 minutes as the Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak and ended Seattle's road winning streak at eight games.

Sixers 110, Nets 102

Philadelphia  Allen Iverson shook off a leg injury to score 43 points and lead Philadelphia over the New Jersey. Kerry Kittles scored 16 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to pace the Eastern Conference-leading Nets. Sixers coach Larry Brown was ejected in the first half.

Hornets 100, Celtics 87

Boston  Jamal Mashburn had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Baron Davis added 19 points and eight assists as Charlotte scored the first 10 points of the game and coasted over Boston. Paul Pierce scored 20 points for Boston, which has lost four straight.

Pistons 110, Magic 102

Auburn Hills, Mich. Â Cliff Robinson scored 24 points, and Jerry Stackhouse returned to the lineup with 23 as the Detroit beat Orlando. Stackhouse had been expected to sit out his second straight game with a strained shoulder.

Spurs 85, Timberwolves 77

Minneapolis  Tim Duncan had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and David Robinson added 18 points as San Antonio held off Minnesota. San Antonio outscored Minnesota 54-26 in the paint.

Bulls 90, Wizards 81

Chicago  Travis Best made back-to-back long jumpers with less than two minutes to go, and Jalen Rose hit four free throws down the stretch as Chicago beat Washington, which played without injured Michael Jordan. Bulls rookie Eddy Curry set career highs with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

Nuggets 96, Grizzlies 83

Denver  Juwan Howard had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Tim Hardaway scored 17 of his season-high 22 points in the third quarter as Denver ended a six-game losing streak. Antonio McDyess, who missed the first 54 games of the season after having surgery on his left knee, returned to the lineup for the Nuggets. He had seven points and three rebounds.

Kings 116, Warriors 109

Oakland, Calif. Â Chris Webber celebrated his 29th birthday with 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists as Sacramento evened its record on the road. Peja Stojakovic scored 26 points, and Doug Christie added 19 as Sacramento, the NBA's best home team at 29-2, improved to 13-13 on the road. Antawn Jamison and Larry Hughes had 20 points apiece for the Warriors.

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