Sprewell, Knicks grab hold of win

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2002

TORONTO -- Latrell Sprewell had 35 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, as the New York Knicks ended their eight-game losing streak with a 96-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Sprewell, who went scoreless in Monday's 43-point loss to Charlotte, held Vince Carter to 18 points on 6-for-23 shooting. Sprewell went 13-for-25 from the field for the Knicks, who ended their longest losing streak in 15 years.

Hornets 111, SuperSonics 101

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- David Wesley scored 21 points and Baron Davis had 20 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds.

Vin Baker and Gary Payton each scored 24 points and Rashard Lewis added 22 for the Sonics, who trailed by 27 points in the second quarter but rallied to pull within four in the fourth quarter.

Pistons 104, Timberwolves 83

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jerry Stackhouse scored 18 of his season-high 40 points in the third quarter to help the Detroit Pistons surprise the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Detroit ended an eight-game losing streak against the Timberwolves. Minnesota lost for just the second time in 13 games, committing a season-worst 24 turnovers.

Celtics 98, Pacers 94

BOSTON -- Erick Strickland scored a season-high 22 points and Vitaly Potapenko added 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Celtics over Indiana.

It was only the second time in the last 113 games that someone other than Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce led the Celtics in scoring.

Clippers 95, Lakers 90

LOS ANGELES -- Corey Maggette had 28 points to equal a career-high, and Elton Brand scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter.

Brand also had 12 rebounds and four assists as the Clippers beat the two-time defending NBA champions for only the second time in their last 20 meetings.

Spurs 98, Jazz 92

SALT LAKE CITY -- Steve Smith went 5-for-5 from 3-point range and scored 29 points -- including 18 in the second quarter -- and Tim Duncan had 26 points to give San Antonio its eighth straight victory against the Jazz.

Smith, Duncan and Terry Porter each hit free throws in the final 28.2 seconds to preserve the victory as the Spurs went 10-of-10 from the line in the fourth quarter and 28-of-29 overall.

Warriors 107, Grizzlies 95

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Antawn Jamison scored 30 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies for the third time this season.

Danny Fortson and Erick Dampier each had double-doubles for the Warriors, who won for just the second time in their last 12 games. Golden State has won 11 of its last 15 against the Grizzlies.

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