Suns burn up depleted Nuggets

Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2001

DENVER -- Shawn Marion, playing for the first time in 10 days, scored 22 points Tuesday night as the Phoenix Suns beat the depleted Denver Nuggets 93-82.

Tom Gugliotta added 25 points and Jason Kidd had eight points, eight rebounds and 10 assists to help the Suns defeat Denver for the second time in four days.

Timberwolves 95, Hornets 89

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kevin Garnett had 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped Charlotte's seven-game winning streak.

The Timberwolves, winners of four straight, beat the Hornets for the first time since 1997 and for the first time ever in Charlotte. They had lost four straight to Charlotte and were 0-11 in the Coliseum.

Knicks 97, Pacers 83

NEW YORK -- After being booed off the court after the first quarter, the New York Knicks rediscovered the intensity that had been missing for a week and beat Indiana.

Bulls 87, Cavaliers 74

CHICAGO -- Reserve Marcus Fizer had 17 points and four other Bulls scored in double figures as Chicago won for the fifth time in 11 games since the All-Star break.

Matt Harpring scored 16 for the Cavaliers, who have now lost of 17 of their last 19 games.

Kings 98, Raptors 91

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Chris Webber, returning from a 10-game absence, scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Sacramento victory over Toronto.

The Kings survived a first-half stretch that saw them miss 21 of 23 shots in running their home record to a league-best 24-5.

Spurs 101, SuperSonics 73

SEATTLE -- Tim Duncan scored 22 points and David Robinson added 19 as the San Antonio Spurs routed banged-up Seattle.

Derek Anderson had 14 for the Spurs, who were up by 24 at the half and never let Seattle get closer than 13 after that.

Grizzlies 105, Trail Blazers 97

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 26 points, including two big baskets in the final two minutes, as Vancouver won in Portland for the first time since Nov. 3, 1995, in the first game in the Grizzlies' history.

Scottie Pippen, Bonzi Wells and Damon Stoudamire each scored 15 points to lead the Blazers, who lost All-Star forward Rasheed Wallace to yet another ejection.

Lakers 97, Warriors 85

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Shaquille O'Neal threw himself a birthday bash that upstaged Antawn Jamison's rematch with Kobe Bryant.

O'Neal had 26 points, 17 rebounds and a dominant defensive game on his 29th birthday as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors.

The last time the Lakers visited Golden State, Bryant and Jamison scored 51 points apiece. This time Bryant scored 12 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, while Mookie Blaylock scored 25 points and Jamison had 21 for the Warriors, who lost for the 12th time in 13 games.

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