MINNEAPOLIS Troy Hudson filled the shoes of Sam Cassell just fine, helping end the New Jersey Nets' winning streak at 14 games.
Hudson, making his first start of the season in place of the injured Cassell, scored a season-high 29 points as Minnesota beat New Jersey 81-68 on Wednesday night, handing Nets coach Lawrence Frank his first loss.
Hornets 99, Clippers 93
NEW ORLEANS Baron Davis' 26 points and nine assists led the New Orleans Hornets out of a two-game losing skid.
Jamaal Magloire had 21 points and 14 rebounds, including a jump hook off an offensive rebound to give New Orleans a 91-85 lead with just under two minutes left.
Bucks 106, Celtics 104
BOSTON Walter McCarty's 3-pointer was waved off at the buzzer, the referees ruling it came too late as the Boston Celtics lost their seventh in a row.
Michael Redd scored 26 points and Desmond Mason added 21 for Milwaukee, which won back-to-back road games for the second time this season. Boston has dropped 13 of 14.
Wizards 76, Raptors 74
TORONTO Gilbert Arenas scored all seven of his points in the final five minutes and Kwame Brown had 16 points as the Washington Wizards ended a five-game losing streak.
Arenas, who had just one assist, scored seven straight points to give Washington a four-point lead with 3:25 left. After Toronto's Donyell Marshall made a hook shot to cut the lead to one with 58 seconds left, Brown missed a 7-foot jump shot.
Warriors 99, Grizzlies 92
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Speedy Claxton scored a career-high 28 points and handed out seven assists as Golden State snapped Memphis' five-game winning streak.
It was a sloppy game with 29 turnovers and 62 fouls 31 on each team. Four players fouled out, and Memphis coach Hubie Brown was ejected for two of the seven technical fouls that were called.
Pistons 107, Bulls 88
CHICAGO Richard Hamilton scored 21 points and Rasheed Wallace added 15 points and seven rebounds.
Chauncey Billups had 14 points and Ben Wallace had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Pistons, who have beaten the Bulls eight straight times.
Suns 113, Knicks 95
PHOENIX The Phoenix Suns snapped an eight-game losing streak and spoiled Stephon Marbury's return.
Joe Johnson scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and Amare Stoudemire had 24 points and 14 rebounds as the Suns dominated the boards 58-26 and handed the Knicks their fourth straight loss.
Lakers 112, Nuggets 111
DENVER Kareem Rush hit a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a controversial win.
Rockets 90, Cavaliers 84
HOUSTON Cuttino Mobley scored 22 points and fed the ball to Yao Ming for a crucial dunk in the closing seconds as the Houston Rockets held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Jazz 93, SuperSonics 92, OT
SEATTLE Andrei Kirilenko scored two critical baskets in overtime and the Utah Jazz beat the Seattle SuperSonics for the second time in two nights.
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