Marshall, Rose lead Raptors to win

Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2004

TORONTO Donyell Marshall had a season-high 32 points and Jalen Rose had 21 as the Toronto Raptors enjoyed a rare blowout with a 110-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

Orlando star Tracy McGrady missed the game because of back spasms. He is listed as day-to-day for the Magic, who have lost four straight.

The Raptors went 11-for-14 from behind the 3-point arc and had their largest margin of victory this season.

Clippers 95, Celtics 86

BOSTON Quentin Richardson scored 36 points and Elton Brand had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles, which sent the Celtics to their fifth straight loss.

Richardson scored 14 fourth-quarter points and keyed a 17-6 run over the final 7:41 when the Clippers overcame an 80-78 deficit. Richardson knocked down a career-high eight 3-pointers.

Grizzlies 103, Wizards 101

WASHINGTON James Posey scored a season-high 31 points, and Pau Gasol made two clutch baskets in the final 70 seconds.

With the score tied at 99, Gasol backed in on Kwame Brown to put the Grizzlies in front with 1:08 to play. After a Wizards turnover, Gasol made it a four-point lead on a 16-footer from the left wing with 26 seconds remaining.

Nets 99, Heat 88

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Kenyon Martin celebrated his first All-Star selection with 24 points and 13 rebounds, and the New Jersey Nets remained unbeaten under coach Lawrence Frank.

Jason Kidd added 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists as the Nets won their sixth straight overall and their fifth in a row since Frank replaced Byron Scott.

Hawks 97, Timberwolves 89

ATLANTA Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 32 points, 14 rebounds and a key steal late in the game.

Jason Terry added 20 points, Stephen Jackson scored 17 and rookie Boris Diaw had the best game of his brief career. He tied season highs with 10 rebounds and eight assists, and was only one point off his best effort with seven.

Mavericks 113, Hornets 104

NEW ORLEANS Dirk Nowitzki's 28 points and 11 rebounds led Dallas as the Mavericks extended the Hornets' losing streak to four games.

Michael Finley scored 22 and banked in a 3-pointer from nearly 30 feet that all but put the game away, putting Dallas ahead 101-92 with about 2 1/2 minutes left. Steve Nash added 18 points and 12 assists as the Mavericks won for the 11th time in 13 games.

Rockets 103, Bucks 89

HOUSTON Maurice Taylor scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarteras Houston snapped a four-game losing streak, its longest of the season.

Steve Francis, returning from a team-imposed one-game suspension, led Houston with 23 points, followed by Cuttino Mobley and Taylor with 19 each, Yao Ming with 16 and Jim Jackson with 14.

Lakers 111, Cavaliers 106, OT

CLEVELAND Shaquille O'Neal returned from a one-game suspension and scored a season-high 37 points, and Gary Payton added a season-high 30 as the Lakers improved to 2-1 on a seven-game road trip the club's longest since 1992.

O'Neal was back after serving a one-game NBA suspension for profanely criticizing officials during a live TV interview following a win at Toronto on Sunday.

Trail Blazers 101, Suns 97

PHOENIX Zach Randolph had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Damon Stoudamire added 14 points and 11 assists.

In winning for the fifth time in six games, the Trail Blazers shot 63.6 in the first half and led by as many as 22 points.

Bulls 95, Jazz 79

SALT LAKE CITY Eddy Curry scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls snap a five-game losing streak and win on the road for the first time in more than a month.

Chicago had lost nine straight on the road but led from start to finish against the listless Jazz. Kirk Hinrich added 17 points and Eddie Robinson scored 16 off the bench for Chicago, which had lost 11 of its last 12 against Utah.



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