CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jamal Mashburn had 28 points, eight rebounds and a career-high 14 assists as the Hornets beat Chicago 102-94 Monday night, Charlotte's ninth straight win over the Bulls.
Elden Campbell scored 26 points for the Hornets, who pulled within two games of Milwaukee for the Central Division lead.
P.J. Brown had 10 points and 11 rebounds to tie Charlotte's club record with nine consecutive point-rebound double-doubles. David Wesley added 14 points.
Timberwolves 94, Heat 77
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 15 rebounds and Chauncey Billups added 17 points as Minnesota snapped a two-game losing streak.
Miami was without Anthony Mason and Duane Causwell, who were sent home early Monday by coach Pat Riley as punishment for arriving late to a team meeting. The meeting, held in Minnesota on Sunday night, was one that Riley said, ''you didn't want to be late for.''
Wally Szczerbiak had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota.
Spurs 99, Clippers 81
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead San Antonio to its seventh straight victory.
San Antonio received double-figure scoring from four players and extended its winning streak against the Clippers to 13 games.
David Robinson scored 14 points, Antonio Daniels 13 and Derek Anderson 11 for the Spurs, who have won 21 of their last 25.
Nuggets 84, Warriors 79
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Nick Van Exel scored seven of his 17 points in the final 3:46 as Denver snapped a nine-game road losing streak.
Raef LaFrentz had 16 points and a season-high 16 rebounds as Denver won in Oakland for the second time this season. Antonio McDyess, who missed three games due to a knee injury, added 12 points and 17 rebounds. Robert Pack scored 15 points.
Mookie Blaylock scored 20 points for Golden State, which lost its seventh straight.
Antawn Jamison and Chris Porter each added 15.
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