Golden State upends Philadelphia

Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2005

PHILADELPHIA — Jason Richardson scored 22 points and Mike Dunleavy added 21 to lead the Golden State Warriors to just their eighth road win of the season with a 104-85 victory over the tired Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

Troy Murphy scored 17 points and Mickael Pietrus had 14 for the Warriors, who are in last place in the Pacific Division.

Cavaliers 111, Magic 92

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 23 points and Drew Gooden had 23 in his return to Cleveland's starting lineup as the Cavaliers snapped a six-game losing streak.

Cheered on by R&B superstar Usher, one of their new owners, the Cavaliers won for the first time since Feb. 23. But it seemed much longer ago as Cleveland's longest losing skid this season had dropped the club back in the Eastern Conference standings.

Knicks 93, Wizards 83

NEW YORK — Improving to 5-1 since the trade deadline, New York received 19 points from Jamal Crawford and solid all-around contributions from several players.

Crawford also had six assists and six rebounds, Kurt Thomas added 15 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, and Stephon Marbury had 14 points, 10 assists and four rebounds.

Bucks 105, Hawks 101

MILWAUKEE — Mo Williams had 22 points and 10 assists, and Desmond Mason also scored 22 points to lead Milwaukee.

Tyronn Lue had a season-high 27 points for Atlanta, losers of 22 straight road games and 12 in a row overall.

Timberwolves 102, Bobcats 97

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Garnett refused to let the expansion Charlotte Bobcats pull off a season sweep of his Timberwolves.

Garnett scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half, carrying Minnesota to a 102-97 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday night.

Spurs 90, Nets 74

SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan made a quick return to the Spurs lineup after leaving his last game with an injury, and had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead San Antonio past New Jersey.

Reserve guard Devin Brown had a game-high 22 points for the Spurs, who expected Duncan to miss this game after leaving Sunday's win against Utah with a sprained right ankle less than four minutes into the second half.

Pacers 89, Jazz 83

SALT LAKE CITY — Stephen Jackson scored 30 points and Indiana rallied after blowing a 25-point lead.

Reggie Miller finished with 24 points in his final game at Utah, which nearly turned into an embarrassing loss.

Indiana scored the first 13 points of the game and held Utah without a field goal for the first 6:20. But after going up by 25 in the first half, the Pacers let the Jazz back into it and had to come back after falling behind by three in the final minutes.

Rockets 97, SuperSonics 95

SEATTLE — Tracy McGrady had 35 points and Yao Ming added 16 of his 22 points in the second half, leading Houston to a dramatic win.

The Rockets improved to 16-2 when McGrady scores at least 30 points but they might not have been in position to win without a disastrous third period by the Sonics, who lost their second straight after going 6-1 after the All-Star break.

Houston outscored the Sonics 22-6 in the third period — with those six points setting franchise records for both teams. It was the fewest points the Rockets had ever allowed in a quarter, as well as Seattle's lowest quarter.

Mike James added 13 points for Houston, while Jon Barry scored 11 and Juwan Howard had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Kings 85, Grizzlies 82

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Mike Bibby's long 3-pointer as time expired was upheld on a controversial video review, and the Kings beat the Grizzlies.

Peja Stojakovic's inbounds pass with 1.4 seconds left was tipped by James Posey, but the clock didn't start until Bibby grabbed the ball, turned and hit an amazing 3-pointer from several feet behind the line.

Clippers 110, Lakers 101

LOS ANGELES — Corey Maggette scored 30 points, Elton Brand had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the Lakers despite Kobe Bryant's 41 points.

Bobby Simmons added 16 points, Chris Kaman scored 12 and Rick Brunson had 10 for the Clippers (27-34), who won for just the fourth time in 15 games and beat the Lakers for only the fifth time in the last 33 games between the teams.

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