Dallas extends Cleveland's losing streak

Posted: Friday, February 16, 2001

DALLAS -- Michael Finley and Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points each and Nowitzki pulled down 15 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks extended Cleveland's losing streak to nine games, 102-81 Thursday night.

Shawn Bradley had 13 points, Howard Eisley 12 and Steve Nash and Greg Buckner added 11 each to help the Mavericks snap a two-game losing streak.

Andre Miller and former Maverick Jim Jackson had 14 points each for the Cavaliers, who have lost 22 of their last 27. But Miller injured his right leg with 4:13 left when he stepped on the foot of Dallas' Gary Trent during a drive in the lane. Miller had to be helped off the court and was receiving medical attention in the locker room after the game.

Pacers 82, Pistons 73

INDIANAPOLIS -- Reggie Miller scored 19 points and Austin Croshere and Jalen Rose hit big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Jerry Stackhouse had 40 points for the Pistons, who cut a 14-point Indiana lead to four early in the final period. Croshere then hit back-to-back 3-pointers.

After Detroit again pulled within five, Rose ended his string of six straight misses with another 3-point basket with just over a minute to go.

Al Harrington added 16 points for the Pacers. who have won six straight against Detroit.

Spurs 102, Wizards 78

SAN ANTONIO -- Two nights after being held scoreless for just the second time in his 12-year career, David Robinson had 16 points in 19 minutes.

Robinson, 0-for-5 from the field in 21 minutes against Dallas on Tuesday, moved past Isiah Thomas into 37th place on the NBA's career scoring list with 18,834 points.

Washington guard Mitch Richmond became the 26th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points when he hit a 16-foot jumper in the second quarter. Richmond led the Wizards, who have lost five in a row, with 18 points.

Heat 98, Raptors 91, OT

TORONTO -- Tim Hardaway had 18 points and 10 assists, and Anthony Mason scored six points in overtime for Miami. Hardaway made an 18-foot jumper in overtime to put Miami ahead 88-86. But Vince Carter, who had a game-high 28 points, retied the score with a jumper.

Hardaway's driving layup with 2:45 remaining put Miami ahead for good at 90-88.

The Heat, who had six players in double figures, have won three straight and nine of 11.

Trail Blazers 105, Kings 81

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damon Stoudamire scored 20 points and Steve Smith had 17 as the Trail Blazers took Rasheed Wallace's latest ejection in stride.

Without Chris Webber, out at least four games with a sprained left ankle, the Kings were ill-equipped for the tussle between the top teams in the Western Conference.

The Kings didn't have a chance from the start, missing 14 of their first 19 shots and falling behind by 18 points in the first quarter.

Vlade Divac scored 19 to lead the Kings, who fell three games behind the Blazers in the Pacific Division.

Wallace was ejected by referee Ron Garretson for arguing an offensive foul call with 8:02 left in the third.

Celtics 108, SuperSonics 88

SEATTLE -- Antoine Walker scored 30 points and the Boston Celtics continued their run at the playoffs under interim coach Jim O'Brien.

The Celtics, the No. 8 team in the East, improved to 11-6 under O'Brien, who replaced Rick Pitino on Jan. 8. Boston won for the eighth time in 10 games and bounced back after a one-point loss at Vancouver.

Paul Pierce got into early foul trouble, but added 18 points for the Celtics, who are 23-28.

Gary Payton led the Sonics with 20 points.

Grizzlies 99, Warriors 89

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Mike Bibby had 22 points each for Vancouver. The Grizzlies won a second straight game for the first time since November.

Michael Dickerson had 20 points and a career-high nine rebounds. Golden State dropped its fifth straight road game and shot 1-for-13 from 3-point range, while the Grizzlies were 8-for-12.

Antawn Jamison scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Warriors. Mookie Blaylock scored 14 points and added 11 assists.

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