Walker paces Celtics to win in Indiana

Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2001

INDIANAPOLIS -- Antoine Walker scored 22 points and Vitaly Potapenko added 15 as the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 102-96 in overtime Wednesday night and extended their winning streak to a season-best four games.

Paul Pierce finished with 18 points for the Celtics, who scored just four points in the final 6:42 of regulation.

Magic 100, Wizards 96

WASHINGTON -- Pat Garrity's 3-pointer in the final minute completed a comeback from an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit as Orlando ended Washington's five-game winning streak.

Tracy McGrady had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Magic, who won their second straight. Darrell Armstrong had 16 points and seven assists.

Calvin Booth scored a career-high 18 points and had nine rebounds for the Wizards. Juwan Howard had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Chris Whitney had 15 points.

Pistons 112, Nets 103

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jerry Stackhouse had 30 points and 10 assists to offset his 10 turnovers as Detroit used a huge edge in rebounding to hand New Jersey its sixth straight loss.

Jerome Williams added a season-high 15 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons. Ben Wallace had 14 rebounds and five blocked shots and Dana Barros scored 17 points.

Johnny Newman had 21 points for the Nets, who were outrebounded 58-32 and lost Kenyon Martin to an ejection in the second quarter.

Hawks 102, Raptors 97

ATLANTA -- Dikembe Mutombo had a season-high 29 rebounds, scored 21 points and blocked six shots as Atlanta won for the third time in eight games.

The victory spoiled the return of former Atlanta coach Lenny Wilkens, whose Raptors were playing without guard Vince Carter, who reinjuring his left knee early Tuesday night's win over Philadelphia.

Morris Peterson, starting in place of Carter, led Toronto with 20 points. Antonio Davis finished with 15 rebounds, and Alvin Williams had 17 points.

Timberwolves 96, Lakers 83

MINNEAPOLIS -- Taking advantage of Shaquille O'Neal's absence, Kevin Garnett scored 21 points as Minnesota earned its franchise-record eighth straight victory.

The Lakers lost the second of three games without O'Neal, who is sidelined with a foot injury. Los Angeles dropped its 16th game of the season, surpassing last season's loss total.

The Wolves defeated the Lakers for the first time in eight games, dating to Feb. 11, 1999. Coach Flip Saunders is 3-17 against the Lakers.

Garnett also grabbed 10 rebounds for his 29th double-double this season and his ninth in the Wolves' past 11 games. LaPhonso Ellis also recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Kobe Bryant, who scored 47 points in a victory over Cleveland on Tuesday, made 6 of 17 shots and scored 24 points. The Lakers' bench, led by rookie Mark Madsen's career-high 15 points, outscored the starters, 44-39.

Bucks 116, Nuggets 111

MILWAUKEE -- Ray Allen scored 32 points, Glenn Robinson 25 and Sam Cassell 23 as Milwaukee coach George Karl earned his 600th career win.

The Bucks sank 12-of-13 free throws in the final 1:44 to hold off a furious charge by the Nuggets, who were led by Antonio McDyess' 26 points.

Karl is the 17th coach in NBA history to win 600, and he's the sixth-fastest to reach the milestone. He did it in 1,005 games, one more than it took Don Nelson.

Phil Jackson (805 games), Pat Riley (832), Red Auerbach (933) and Jerry Sloan (970) are the quickest to 600 victories in league history.

Spurs 92, Clippers 70

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan had 22 points and 16 rebounds to lead San Antonio to its fifth straight victory.

David Robinson added 15 points and 10 rebounds, Derek Anderson and Malik Rose each scored 13 and five Spurs scored in double figures.

Michael Olowokandi scored 14 points for Los Angeles, which lost its ninth straight game. The Clippers shot 31-for-86 from the field.

San Antonio beat the Clippers for the second time in three days. The Spurs, who beat Los Angeles 97-96 on Monday, won their 12 consecutive against the Clippers.

Suns 101, Grizzlies 92

PHOENIX -- Jason Kidd had 17 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as Phoenix handed Vancouver its 13th consecutive road loss and ninth straight setback at America West Arena.

Kidd was playing his first home game since his Jan. 18 arrest on a charge of striking his wife. Kidd missed four games, including the first three of a six-game road trip.

Cliff Robinson scored 25, Shawn Marion had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Tony Delk scored 18 and rookie Jake Tsakalidis had a season-high 13 points and eight rebounds for Phoenix.

Mike Bibby scored 26, Sharif Abdur-Rahim had 17 points, Grant Long 13 and Isaac Austin 11 for Vancouver.



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