Francis, Turkoglu lead Magic past Pistons

Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla. — Steve Francis scored 32 points and Hedo Turkoglu added a season-high 29 as the Orlando Magic snapped the Detroit Pistons' six-game winning streak with a 103-101 victory Tuesday night.

Doug Christie, playing his first home game since being acquired in a trade from Sacramento a week ago, hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:26 remaining. That shot, which put the Magic up 98-96, highlighted a 20-6 stretch run.

Christie had nine points and tied his season high with four steals.

Pacers 87, Rockets 74

HOUSTON — Jamaal Tinsley scored 28 points, including six during a key 10-0 run in the fourth quarter, and Jermaine O'Neal added 27.

The 10-0 run came after a 63-63 tie with 9:31 to play, and the Pacers never led by fewer than six the rest of the way.

Tracy McGrady scored 28 points and Yao Ming 21 added for the Rockets, who have lost two in a row after a four-game winning streak. Houston shot just 1-of-13 on 3-point shots, a season low, while Indiana was 8-of-12.

Mavericks 137, Wizards 120

DALLAS — Jerry Stackhouse scored a season-high 29 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 28 points to surpass 10,000 for his career as the Dallas Mavericks racked up the most points in the NBA this season.

Jason Terry added 26 points and Michael Finley had 25 to help the Mavericks to their seventh win in the last nine games.

It was Mavericks coach Don Nelson's final game leading the team before undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a torn right rotator cuff. Assistant Avery Johnson will take over as head coach beginning with Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers until Nelson returns in mid-February.

Nuggets 116, SuperSonics, 110 OT

SEATTLE — Earl Boykins broke the NBA record for points in an overtime, scoring 15 of Denver's 21 points in the extra period as the Nuggets, without two key players, beat the Seattle SuperSonics.

Boykins, a 5-foot-5 guard who is the league's smallest player, broke the record of 14 overtime points set by Butch Carter of Indiana against Boston on March 20, 1984.

The Nuggets, who had lost seven out of eight, ended a two-game losing streak and snapped Seattle's four-game home winning streak.

The Nuggets lost Carmelo Anthony when he sprained his right ankle early in the fourth quarter. They also played without Kenyon Martin, who missed the game with a case of strep throat.

Andre Miller scored 30 points and Marcus Camby had a season-high 25 points and a career-best 24 rebounds for Denver, which beat the Sonics for the first time in three games this season.

Kings 113, Trail Blazers 107, OT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Chris Webber scored eight of his 32 points in overtime and also had 13 rebounds, six assists and four steals in the Sacramento Kings' fifth straight victory.

Nick Van Exel forced overtime by hitting a baseline 3-pointer with 8.6 seconds left in regulation, then had another chance in the extra period but missed a 3 under pressure with 14 seconds left. Webber, who had his fifth consecutive double-double, made four free throws in the waning seconds to seal it.

After starting the game 0-for-5, Cuttino Mobley had 20 points, six assists and four rebounds, making four 3-pointers. Brad Miller added 16 points and eight rebounds.

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