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NBA Roundup

February 23, 2008

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Magic 115, Sixers 99

Orlando, Fla. - Hedo Turkoglu scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard had 24 points and 18 rebounds to help Orlando defeat Philadelphia.

Pacers 113, Nets 103

Indianapolis - Mike Dunleavy scored 34 points and helped Indiana snap a three-game losing streak.

Richard Jefferson scored 34 points and Bostjan Nachbar added 22 for the Nets.

Kings 116, Bobcats 115 (OT)

Charlotte, N.C. - The health of Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace was the focus after the Sacramento Kings used a frantic finish to beat Charlotte.

Wallace was knocked unconscious and had to be wheeled off on a stretcher. That the Kings got 22 points and 14 rebounds from Brad Miller and then overcame Miller's late turnover to edge the Bobcats 116-115 in overtime was an afterthought.

Rockets 100, Hornets 80

New Orleans - Yao Ming had 28 points and 14 rebounds, and the Rockets won their 11th straight game against the Western-leading Hornets.

Tracy McGrady scored 34 points in helping to snap New Orleans' five-game winning streak.

Mavericks 98, Grizzlies 83

Memphis, Tenn. - Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and Jason Kidd had 15 assists in his second game for Dallas following a blockbuster trade to lead the Mavericks to victory.

Bulls 135, Nuggets 121

Chicago - Ben Gordon scored 37 points, and the revamped Chicago Bulls delivered one of their best offensive efforts in years.

The Bulls scored at least 30 points in all four quarters for the first time since Feb. 18, 1997, against Denver, and the 135 points were a season high.

Pistons 127, Bucks 100

Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chauncey Billups had 21 points and 12 assists to lead the Pistons.

Charlie Villanueva and Michael Redd led Milwaukee with 18 points apiece.

Knicks 103, Raptors 99

New York - Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 43 points in the Knicks victory.

Crawford, one of the NBA's streakiest shooters, got into a zone from the outside - one Toronto has seen before. Crawford had a 50-point game against the Raptors on April 11, 2004, while playing for Chicago.

Cavaliers 90, Wizards 89

Cleveland - LeBron James made two free throws with 7.8 seconds left as the shorthanded Cleveland Cavaliers, playing with just eight, had enough to beat the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

James had 33 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists.

Suns 85, Celtics 77

Phoenix - Amare Stoudemire scored 28 points, and Phoenix gave Boston its first three-game losing streak of the season.

The Suns got their first victory with Shaquille O'Neal in the lineup. They lost 130-124 to the Los Angeles Lakers in O'Neal's Phoenix debut Wednesday night.

Steve Nash added 18 points, including a pair of late three-pointers, and Grant Hill had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Clippers 114, Jazz 104

Los Angeles - Rookie Al Thornton scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and Los Angeles shocked surging Utah, getting back-to-back wins for the first time in 3 1/2 months.

Hawks 117, Warriors 110

Oakland, Calif. - Joe Johnson had 27 points, and Atlanta snapped a six-game losing streak. It was the fourth straight win for the Hawks over the Warriors, who got 35 points from Baron Davis and 24 by Monta Ellis.

Salim Stoudamire added 18 points off the bench.

SuperSonics 99, Trail Blazers 87

Seattle - Kevin Durant scored 17 points, despite sitting the entire fourth quarter, and Seattle never trailed.

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