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Raptors leave Warriors in ungolden state

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2001

TORONTO -- Vince Carter scored 33 points and Mark Jackson moved passed Isiah Thomas into fourth place on the NBA career assist list as the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors 113-102 Tuesday night.

Jackson had 12 assists, raising his career total to 9,065. Jackson, a 14-year veteran, played for New York, the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana and Denver before signing with Toronto as a free agent in Aug. 2000.

John Stockton is the NBA's career assist leader with 14,255. Magic Johnson is second at 10,141, and Oscar Robertson is third with 9,887.

Grizzlies 116, Wizards 104

WASHINGTON -- Michael Dickerson scored nine of his 23 points during a decisive third-quarter run as Vancouver extended its franchise-record winning streak to five games.

Vancouver, which had never won more than three straight games in its six-year history, won its third straight on the road after losing 15 straight road games.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 19 points for the Grizzlies. Grant Long had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Mike Bibby had 10 points and 13 assists.

Suns 110, Magic 104

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Shawn Marion scored 28 points and made a key late basket as Phoenix snapped Orlando's nine-game winning streak.

Jason Kidd added 15 points and 15 assists for the Suns, who have beaten the Magic six straight times. Tony Delk scored 22 points.

Knicks 76, Heat 74

NEW YORK -- Tim Hardaway threw up an airball and an off-target 3-pointer on Miami's final two possessions, and the New York Knicks held the Heat to 12 points in the fourth quarter in a typical Heat-Knicks matchup highlighted mainly by defense.

The victory moved the Knicks back into second place in the Atlantic Division, just a few percentage points ahead of Miami.

Latrell Sprewell led the Knicks with 17 points, while Larry Johnson had 14, Marcus Camby 13 and Allan Houston 12.

Rockets 101, Celtics 84

HOUSTON -- Maurice Taylor scored 23 points and Steve Francis had 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as Houston won its second straight.

Cuttino Mobley had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Hakeem Olajuwon added 13 points as the Rockets won for the sixth time in seven games.

Bucks 101, Bulls 92

CHICAGO -- Ray Allen scored 17 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter as Milwaukee won its second straight game.

The game was marred by an ugly scuffle between Milwaukee's Glenn Robinson and Chicago forward Ron Artest in the third quarter. Both players were ejected and Artest also received a flagrant foul.

Lakers 119, Mavericks 109

DALLAS -- Shaquille O'Neal shot 11-for-15 from the line and finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds as Los Angeles spoiled Don Nelson's return from prostate cancer surgery.

Rick Fox tied his season-high with 22 points and Kobe Bryant added 19 points and seven assists for the Lakers, who have won 22 of 23 against Dallas.

Kings 94, Hawks 80

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Jason Williams had 22 points and seven assists as Sacramento ended a 10-game losing streak against Atlanta.

The Kings last beat Atlanta on Nov. 12, 1994.

Peja Stojakovic scored 19 points for Sacramento, which won for the third time in eight games. Vlade Divac had 13 points and 19 rebounds and Scot Pollard added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Trail Blazers 104, Nuggets 94

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rasheed Wallace scored a career-high 42 points as Portland dealt Denver its ninth loss in 11 games.

Detlef Schrempf and Bonzi Wells each scored 13 points for the Trail Blazers.

Antonio McDyess scored 30 for the Nuggets. Voshon Lenard added 14 points, and Nick Van Exel had 13 points and seven assists.



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