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NBA Roundup

March 23, 2008

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Bobcats 94, Heat 82

Charlotte, N.C. - Gerald Wallace scored 26 points, Jason Richardson had 24, and Charlotte held off an early fourth-quarter rally to beat Miami and snap a five-game losing streak.

Hawks 98, Magic 90

Atlanta - Joe Johnson scored 34 points, Mike Bibby had 20, and Atlanta beat Orlando. Josh Smith finished with 19 points for Atlanta, which took its sixth straight home victory against Orlando. The Magic, who dropped to 22-2 on the road when entering the fourth quarter with a lead, had won seven of eight overall.

76ers 91, Nets 87

Philadelphia - Andre Iguodala scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half, Samuel Dalembert had 11 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks, and Philadelphia rallied past New Jersey. Andre Miller had 21 points and five assists, and Lou Williams added 15 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the field for the Sixers, who have won 17 of their last 22 games.

T'wolves 114, Knicks 93

Minneapolis - Ryan Gomes scored 26 points, reserve Rashad McCants had 24, and Minnesota beat New York. The Timberwolves (18-51) and Knicks (19-50) are in the NBA's bottom five, fighting for draft position and figuring out which young players are keepers over the season's final weeks.

The difference? The Wolves have won six of nine, while the Knicks have lost 11 of 12.

Hornets 113, Celtics 106

New Orleans - David West scored 37 points, and New Orleans overcame an early 15-point deficit. Chris Paul, despite playing only 28 minutes because of foul trouble, had 19 points and hit a pair of clutch jumpers in the waning minutes as New Orleans added a win over the mighty Celtics to recent triumphs over San Antonio, the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston.

Grizzlies 117, Kings 111

Memphis, Tenn. - Juan Carlos Navarro scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and Memphis held on to defeat Sacramento.

Pacers 108, Bulls 101

Chicago - Mike Dunleavy scored 25 points, Troy Murphy added 24, and Indiana extended its winning streak to a season-best four games with a comeback victory over Chicago. Danny Granger added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who snapped a five-game road losing streak and continued their late-season playoff push.

Bucks 108, Cavaliers 98

Milwaukee - Mo Williams scored 27 points, and Milwaukee snapped a six-game losing streak LeBron James scored 29, Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 20 and Wally Szczerbiak 14 as Cleveland failed in its first attempt at going 11 games over .500 this season.

Jazz 115, Sonics 101

Salt Lake City - Carlos Boozer had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and Mehmet Okur added 24 points and 10 rebounds to help Utah beat Seattle.

Suns 122, Rockets 113

Phoenix - Amare Stoudemire scored 38 points, including a franchise-record 20-of-20 on free throws, and Phoenix won its seventh in a row by beating Houston.

Blazers 83, Clippers 72

Los Angeles - Joel Pryzbilla had a career-high 25 rebounds and 24 points, Brandon Roy scored 23 points, and Portland sent Los Angeles to its seventh straight loss.

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