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Six Nets double up in win

January 7, 2006

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— Jason Kidd's 69th career triple-double helped New Jersey to its ninth straight victory.

Kidd had 16 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, and the Nets beat the Magic, 113-106, Friday night.

Vince Carter scored 31 points to lead six Nets players in double figures. Richard Jefferson added 15 points, Nenad Krstic had 14, and reserves Clifford Robinson and Jacque Vaughn each scored 10.

Friday night was the first time that the Nets had played since beating Atlanta on Dec. 30, giving them a stretch of six days without action.

"I got fresh legs," Kidd said. "We understood what was at stake. We didn't want to go out on the road, losing a game after a long layoff."

Raptors 112, Rockets 92

Toronto - Toronto's Mike James had 30 points, eight assists and seven rebounds against his former team.

Hawks 103, Celtics 98

Boston - Joe Johnson, who finished with 20 points, hit a jumper with 1:12 left to give Atlanta a 100-98 lead. Paul Pierce missed a potential game-tying three-point attempt with 14.9 second remaining.

Knicks 113, Wizards 92

New York - New York rookie Channing Frye matched his season high with 30 points, including 11 during a decisive 15-4 run in the third quarter.

Hornets 90, Trail Blazers 80

Oklahoma City - Kirk Snyder scored a career-high 22 points as the Hornets recovered from the loss of point guard Chris Paul, who left because of a sprained thumb.

Grizzlies 87, Jazz 65

Memphis, Tenn. - Pau Gasol scored 27 points and matched his career high with 18 rebounds to help snap the Jazz's five-game winning streak. Gasol also had seven assists and four blocks.

Spurs 83, Timberwolves 77

San Antonio - Tony Parker scored 23 points, and the San Antonio Spurs reversed their poor foul shooting in the final quarter.

Pistons 97, SuperSonics 85

Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince each scored 21 points, leading the Pistons to their 11th victory in 12 games. Rashard Lewis scored 27, and Ray Allen had 22 in Bob Hill's second game as SuperSonics coach.

Bulls 105, Bucks 91

Milwaukee - Chris Duhon scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, and the Bulls snapped their eight-game losing streak.

Kirk Hinrich added 18 points as the Bulls put seven players in double figures.

Mavericks 114, Nuggets 112, OT

Denver - Devin Harris found himself wide-open with 2.2 seconds left in overtime, taking a pass from Josh Howard and easily making the winning layup.

Kings 118, Clippers 114

Sacramento, Calif. - Mike Bibby scored 11 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and Brad Miller had 26 points and a huge defensive play in the final seconds of Sacramento's 11th straight victory over the Clippers.

Suns 111, Heat 93

Phoenix - Steve Nash broke the Suns record and tied for second-most assists in a quarter in NBA history with 12 in a 47-point first quarter for Phoenix.

Lakers 119, 76ers 93

Los Angeles - Kobe Bryant returned from a two-game suspension to hit all seven of his three-point shots and score 48 points, helping the Lakers end a five-game losing streak.

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