TORONTO Chris Bosh had 21 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Rafer Alston ended a shooting slump with 14 second-half points, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 109-87 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.
Alston had missed his last 23 shots over three games before his layup sparked a 15-2 run in the third quarter. He made his next six shots as Toronto outscored Golden State 36-17 in the third quarter and went on its biggest win of the season.
Knicks 113, Trail Blazers 105
NEW YORK Allan Houston had his best game of the season with 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting to lead the Knicks.
Jerome Williams had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists as New York ended a season-high four-game losing streak to get back to .500 (17-17).
Suns 124, Pacers 89
PHOENIX Shawn Marion scored 21 points and Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and 14 rebounds to help Phoenix with its sixth straight and NBA-best 30th game of the year, one more than it won all of last season.
Phoenix's 30-4 start ties the 1959-60 Boston Celtics and 1971-72 Milwaukee Bucks for the best start for a team with four losses in NBA history.
SuperSonics 108, Heat 98
SEATTLE Vladimir Radmanovic scored 27 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and the SuperSonics beat the Heat for the second time in six days.
Radmanovic hit three of his five 3-pointers in the final period and the Sonics ended a two-game losing streak by outscoring the Heat 13-1 in the final 4:40.
Rockets 116, Nuggets 98
DENVER Tracy McGrady scored 20 his 45 points in the fourth quarter and had 12 rebounds to help Houston pull away.
McGrady hit four 3-pointers and was 7-of-9 overall in the fourth quarter, reaching 40 points for the third time this season and the second in five games. McGrady finished 15-of-26, had five assists and blocked three shots.
Yao Ming added 12 points and seven rebounds for Houston, which shot 51 percent and went 11-of-19 from 3-point range.
Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and Kenyon Martin added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who have lost four straight.
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