Raptors slam Knicks

Posted: Monday, March 05, 2001

TORONTO -- Vince Carter scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors won their fifth straight game, 98-88 Sunday over a New York Knicks team that again played without Marcus Camby.

The teams met for the for the first time since exchanging point guards at the Feb. 22 trade deadline.

Toronto's Chris Childs had 12 points, three assists and two turnovers. Mark Jackson had four points, three assists and two turnovers for New York.

Latrell Sprewell scored 27 for the Knicks, who have lost six straight regular-season games against Toronto.

The Knicks, who have lost seven straight on the road, were hurt by the absence of their center. Camby missed his second straight game because of back spasms.

Pistons 93, Magic 84

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jerry Stackhouse scored 26 points, and Corliss Williamson added 22 and 16 rebounds to help Detroit end a four-game losing streak.

Detroit led by as many as 22 points before hanging on to win. The victory came just two days after the Pistons blew a seven-point lead in the final 90 seconds and lost to Miami in overtime.

Ben Wallace added 10 points and 20 rebounds for the Pistons, but missed seven free throws in the final four minutes.

Tracy McGrady led Orlando, which got within 87-84, with 25 points.

Jazz 118, Wizards 98

WASHINGTON -- Donyell Marshall's 19 points and John Stockton's 12 assists led the fast-break fun.

Karl Malone added 20 points in 22 minutes as the Jazz, who have won eight of 10, toyed with the woeful Wizards, who have lost seven straight. Washington was called for three technical fouls in the first half and lost point guard Chris Whitney to an injury in the first quarter.

Hornets 116, Celtics 97

BOSTON -- Jamal Mashburn scored 27 points and Baron Davis 24 as Charlotte ended Boston's seven-game home winning streak.

David Wesley scored 22 points and had eight assists for the Hornets, who posted their seventh consecutive win and ninth in 10 games. P.J. Brown added 12 points and 15 rebounds before fouling out early in the final quarter.

Antoine Walker scored 27 points and Paul Pierce 24 for the Celtics, who absorbed their first home loss since Jan. 12. It was Boston's longest winning streak at the FleetCenter since the building opened for the 1995-96 season.

Nets 120, Pacers 96

INDIANAPOLIS -- Stephon Marbury scored 25 points to lead five New Jersey players in double figures, and the Nets snapped an 11-game road losing streak.

Marbury also had 10 assists, while Keith Van Horn and reserve Johnny Newman had 23 points each and Kenyon Martin added 19.

The Nets, held to a season-low 64 points and 28-percent shooting in their last game at Indiana, shot 51 percent against a defense that was leading the league. Opponents were shooting just 42 percent against the Pacers.

Timberwolves 119, SuperSonics 111, OT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Anthony Peeler hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 16.3 seconds left in regulation, then hit two more 3s in overtime for Minnesota.

Peeler, who finished with 24 points, helped the Timberwolves rally from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit and overcome 44-points by Gary Payton.

Payton made two free throws with 19.7 seconds to play to give Seattle a 103-100 lead, but Peeler tied it with a 3-pointer. Payton had an open look at a potential game-winning jumper with 2 seconds left in regulation, but it hit the front of the rim and the Sonics were unable to retrieve the loose ball.

Heat 91, Cavaliers 79

CLEVELAND -- Anthony Mason had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a methodical victory over Cleveland.

Tim Hardaway and Eddie Jones added 18 points each for Miami, which won for the fourth time in its last five games following a three-game losing streak.

Lakers 110, Warriors 95

LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal had 26 points and 15 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers routed Golden State for their sixth straight home victory. Kobe Bryant added 22 points in his third game back since sidelined for three games with sore ankles.

Marc Jackson led the Warriors with 22 points, while reserve Bob Sura added 19. The game's only excitement occurred when Jackson and Greg Foster tangled under the basket with 7:56 remaining.

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