Clippers streak past Raptors

Posted: Monday, January 14, 2002

TORONTO -- Lamar Odom and Michael Olowokandi each scored 16 points as the Los Angeles Clippers ended a four-game losing streak with a 79-72 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Vince Carter had 31 points for the Raptors, who didn't have any anybody else score for almost 19 minutes in the second half.

Elton Brand added 15 rebounds and 12 points for the Clippers, who won for just the third time in 15 road games this season. Olowokandi added 11 rebounds and shot 7-for-14 from the field.

The Raptors, who shot just 33 percent, have scored 100 points just four times in their last 31 games.

Kings 103, Suns 100

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Chris Webber had 28 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists as Sacramento won its eighth straight game and caught the Lakers in the Pacific Division with a victory over Phoenix.

The Kings improved to an NBA-best 20-1 at home with their 13th straight win at Arco Arena.

Peja Stojakovic had 25 points, and Bobby Jackson added 18 points for the Kings (27-9), who moved into a virtual tie with the Lakers (26-8).

Stephon Marbury scored 33 points, and Penny Hardaway had 11 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Suns, who lost for the sixth time in seven games. Rodney Rogers had 24 points and eight rebounds in a reserve role.

Trail Blazers 96, Cavaliers 64

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Bonzi Wells scored 18 points, and Portland used a 19-0 third-quarter run to rout Cleveland for the second time in a week.

Scottie Pippen added 13 points, Damon Stoudamire had 11 assists and Rasheed Wallace 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won three straight for just the second time this season.

Lamond Murray scored 16 points to lead the Cavaliers, who lost their sixth straight. The Cavs, outscored 54-28 in the second half, threatened the franchise record for fewest points in a game -- 59, set against San Antonio on March 25, 1997.

The Blazers beat Cleveland by 26 points last Monday.



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