Suns burn Knicks with 16 3-pointers

Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2005

NEW YORK — Quentin Richardson made seven of Phoenix's 16 3-pointers, Jim Jackson added five shots from behind the arc and the Suns had their highest point total of the season in a 133-118 victory Tuesday night over the New York Knicks.

The Suns tied a team record for 3s, the last of which — by Richardson with 1:42 left — ended the Knicks' final chance. Amare Stoudemire scored 29 points, Richardson had 25, Joe Johnson 24 and Shawn Marion 20 for Phoenix.

Bulls 111, Nuggets 107

CHICAGO — Kirk Hinrich scored 23 points and Eddy Curry shook off a groin injury to add 14 in the fourth quarter, sending surging Chicago past Denver for its 11th win in 12 games.

Denver broke Chicago's string of holding opponents under 100 points at 26 games, but couldn't pull out the victory despite getting 32 points — 15 in the fourth quarter — from Carmelo Anthony.

With their fourth straight win in five nights, the Bulls moved two games over .500 after an 0-9 start.

Celtics 97, Bobcats 92

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Paul Pierce scored 33 points to help Boston end its nine-game road losing streak and hand Charlotte its ninth loss in a row overall.

Pierce, who went 13-for-16 at the foul line, sealed it with a free throw with 13 seconds to play to give the Celtics a road victory for the first time since Dec. 18 in Cleveland.

Grizzlies 95, Magic 83

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Stromile Swift had 18 points and nine rebounds, leading Memphis over Orlando.

Memphis, which had seven players in double figures, outscored the Magic 20-6 in the final 4:05 to secure its 12th win in 14 games. Orlando lost its second straight and has dropped three of four.

The Grizzlies needed the balanced offense after Pau Gasol, their leading scorer and rebounder, was placed on the injured list earlier in the day with a left foot injury. In addition, key reserve Bonzi Wells sat out with a groin strain.

Kings 113, Nets 93

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Brad Miller had a season-high 31 points and 12 rebounds while making 11 straight shots, and Sacramento rebounded from an embarrassing loss by routing New Jersey.

Peja Stojakovic scored 25 points and Cuttino Mobley had 20 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Kings, who made a season-best 55 percent of their shots and recovered nicely from their worst home loss in nine years. San Antonio beat them 103-73 Sunday night, snapping a six-game winning streak.

SuperSonics 104, Lakers 93

LOS ANGELES — Vladimir Radmanovic scored all but two of his 26 points on eight 3-pointers, and Seattle took command in the third quarter to beat Los Angeles.

Radmanovic shot 9-of-17, including 8-of-14 from long range, in coming within one point of his season high and three points of his career best. He made nine of his first 11 shots.

Ray Allen added 25 points and Rashard Lewis scored 21 for the Northwest Division-leading Sonics, whose 29-11 record is the third-best in the NBA.



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