Wizards stay hot

Posted: Sunday, January 16, 2005

WASHINGTON — Not even the top team in the Western Conference can stop the streaking Washington Wizards.

Juan Dixon scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and helped the Wizards to their seventh straight win, a 108-103 victory that sent the Phoenix Suns to their first three-game losing streak of the season.

Timberwolves 92, Trail Blazers 84

MINNEAPOLIS — Latrell Sprewell scored 25 points, including a pair of key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, to lead Minnesota.

Kevin Garnett had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Eddie Griffin grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds for the Timberwolves.

Pistons 99, 76ers 95

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Tayshaun Prince's short jumper with 24.5 seconds left put Detroit ahead and his two free throws sealed the Pistons' fifth straight victory.

Bulls 86, Knicks 84

CHICAGO — Eddy Curry's layup with 2.4 seconds left gave Chicago its sixth straight victory.

Hawks 103, Bobcats 95

ATLANTA — Al Harrington scored 22 points, and Antoine Walker added 21 points and 11 rebounds to help the Hawks beat expansion Charlotte.

Grizzlies 101, Bucks 82

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jason Williams had 25 points and eight assists, and the Grizzlies used a team-record 13 3-pointers to beat the Bucks.

Magic 85, Pacers 84

INDIANAPOLIS — Hedo Turkoglu had 23 points and Grant Hill added 19 points and eight rebounds as Orlando held off a furious finish by the Pacers.

Mavericks 98, Nets 93

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, including 16 in the second half after having X-rays on his left ankle, to lead Dallas.

Rockets 73, Spurs 67

HOUSTON — Tracy McGrady scored 28 points to help Houston win its season-high fourth straight.

Cavaliers 84, Jazz 71

SALT LAKE CITY — LeBron James scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Jazz.

Kings 99, Clippers 95

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Chris Webber had a season-high 36 points and 10 rebounds to lead Sacramento.

Lakers 104, Warriors 102

OAKLAND, Calif. — Lamar Odom made a driving a layup with 1.3 seconds left, and the Lakers won their first game of the season without Kobe Bryant.

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