Redd leads Bucks past Washington

Posted: Monday, January 05, 2004

WASHINGTON Michael Redd scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half to lead Milwaukee to a 100-94 win over Washington on Sunday.

Tim Thomas added 23 points for the Bucks, who followed Friday's big home win over Dallas by breaking a three-game road losing streak.

Kwame Brown scored a career-high 23 points and had 11 rebounds for the Wizards, but 18 of his points came in a 10-minute stretch in the first half.

Gilbert Arenas, who didn't start, scored 18 points for the Wizards but was called for an untimely technical for arguing a foul call with just one minute to play.

Raptors 83, Suns 73

TORONTO Vince Carter scored 23 points and Donyell Marshall finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds, leading the Toronto Raptors to an 83-73 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

Jalen Rose added 16 points and five assists for the Raptors, who have won three of four and improved to 9-7 since acquiring Rose and Marshall from Chicago in late November. Alvin Williams added 13 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

The Suns are 4-12 since Amare Stoudemire, last season's Rookie of the Year, went on the injured list Dec. 6 with a sprained left ankle.

Nets 95, Knicks 85

NEW YORK Jason Kidd dominated the fourth quarter, scoring 19 of his season-high 35 points and engineering a 17-2 run.

Dikembe Mutombo tied a Knicks record with 10 blocked shots.

New Jersey won its fourth straight and for the 12th time in 15 games, defeating the Knicks for the 10th time in their last 11 meetings.

Kidd finished with 13 assists and seven rebounds. He went to the free throw line 13 times six more than the entire Knicks team and made 12.

Van Horn led the Knicks with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Kings 130, SuperSonics 99

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Peja Stojakovic hit six 3-pointers among his 24 points, and Bobby Jackson had 21 points and seven assists in the Sacramento Kings' 130-99 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Sunday night.

Brad Miller had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who improved the NBA's best record to 23-8 with a blowout win. The Sonics' three-game winning streak was snapped by the Kings' third straight victory.

Sacramento, the NBA's highest-scoring team, had its highest-scoring game of the season and its biggest margin of victory ever over Seattle, surpassing a 29-point win last season.

Doug Christie had 14 points, eight assists and five rebounds as the Kings took a 20-point lead in the first half and a 36-point lead late in the third quarter. Stojakovic, the NBA's second-leading scorer, finished one shy of his career high for 3-pointers despite sitting out the last 10 minutes as the Kings improved to 17-2 at home.

Rashard Lewis scored 18 points for the Sonics, mostly lifeless two nights after beating the Los Angeles Lakers. Seattle couldn't guard the Kings' offensive machine, and guard Ray Allen managed just eight points on 4-of-12 shooting.

Clippers 101, Lakers 98

LOS ANGELES The short-handed Los Angeles Lakers didn't have quite enough to beat the Clippers on Sunday night despite 44 points and 10 rebounds by Kobe Bryant both season-highs.

Elton Brand had 30 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and five blocked shots to lead the Clippers to a 101-98 victory just their third win in the last 26 games between the crosstown rivals.

The Lakers played without Shaquille O'Neal, who strained his right calf Friday night in a 111-109 loss at Seattle and is listed as day-to-day.

In addition, Karl Malone was placed on the injured list for the first time in his 19-year career. Malone hasn't played since spraining a ligament in his right knee Dec. 21 in the Lakers' 107-101 victory over Phoenix.

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