NEW YORK -- Jalen Rose shot 10-for-14 from the field and scored 24 points, and the Indiana Pacers showed that they, too, can play some dominating defense in an 87-74 victory Sunday over the New York Knicks.
Holding their fourth straight opponent below 80 points, the Pacers took control early and never let the Knicks back into the game in the first meeting of the season between last year's Eastern Conference finalists.
Wizards 94, Hawks 90
WASHINGTON -- Richard Hamilton scored 29 points and Juwan Howard had 25 as the Washington Wizards ended a nine-game losing streak.
Hamilton, making his fourth start of the season, made 12-of-19 shots, many of them with flair. He showed off his spin moves, his running floaters and left Brevin Knight flat-footed with a behind-the-back dribble to set up a jumper that gave the Wizards an 85-79 lead with 3:06 to play.
Hamilton even survived a lengthy spell at point guard when Chris Whitney crashed to the floor and injured an ankle in the first quarter. Whitney, the team's only reliable point guard in uniform, returned from the locker room early in the second and finished with 18 points, nine assists and five rebounds.
Jazz 109, Suns 98
SALT LAKE CITY -- Karl Malone scored 30 points and Greg Ostertag had a season-high 15 to lead the surging Jazz over the Suns, who were missing Jason Kidd.
Bryon Russell, in his second game since returning from an injured ankle, scored 15 while Donyell Marshall had 14 and John Stockton added 13 points and 10 assists for Utah, which has won five of its last six games.
Rodney Rogers scored a season-high 27 points for the Suns, and Cliff Robinson added 20.
The Suns opened a six-game road trip without Kidd, the All-Star and U.S. Olympic team point guard who is mending his family life after being accused last week of hitting his wife at their suburban Phoenix home.
Raptors 110, 76ers 106, OT
PHILADELPHIA -- Vince Carter scored 39 points and Toronto Raptors overcame Allen Iverson's 51 points and two big deficits to rally past Philadelphia.
Iverson returned to the lineup after missing Friday night's win against New Jersey because of a bruised left knee. He shot 20-for-40 and scored all 10 of the Sixers' points in overtime.
Toronto won its third in a row and stopped Philadelphia's five-game winning streak.
Timberwolves 96, Grizzlies 94
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- LaPhonso Ellis hit a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to give Minnesota the victory.
With Minnesota holding a 89-88 lead, Ellis took an inbounds pass with a second left on the 24-second clock and hit the desperation attempt.
Kevin Garnett and Terrell Brandon each scored 20 points to help Minnesota improve to 11-11 on the road.
Heat 103, Lakers 92
LOS ANGELES -- Eddie Jones had 26 points and eight rebounds against his former team, and Anthony Mason scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half as Miami won for the 12th time in 16 games.
Kobe Bryant had 34 points and eight rebounds and Shaquille O'Neal finished with 31 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers, who lost for the fourth time in 15 games.
Bucks 102, Pistons 98
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Glenn Robinson scored 26 points and Sam Cassell added 20 as Milwaukee won its seventh straight game.
Detroit lost its sixth straight home game, matching a six-game skid in the 1994-95 season. Jerry Stackhouse, the league's leading scorer, missed the game with the flu.
SuperSonics 109, Kings 107
SEATTLE -- Gary Payton returned from a one-game suspension and scored 30 points as Seattle ended Sacramento's four-game winning streak. Payton was suspended for yelling at coach Nate McMillan in the locker room after a loss Wednesday night and was held out of a loss against Minnesota on Friday night.
Warriors 94, Celtics 91
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Antawn Jamison hit two free throws with 10.4 seconds left and finished with 31 points as Golden State won consecutive games for the second time this season and moved out of last place in the Pacific Division.
Mookie Blaylock had 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Warriors, while Bob Sura had 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Vonteego Cummings added 13 points.
Paul Pierce had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Antoine Walker added 23 points for the Celtics.
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