Blazers remain hot by topping Celtics

Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002

BOSTON -- Shawn Kemp had 12 points and 11 rebounds in his second game subbing for the suspended Dale Davis and Portland beat Boston 100-91 Monday night to win for the 15th time in 16 games.

Bonzi Wells scored 20 for the Trail Blazers, including a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to make it 98-91. Rasheed Wallace scored 18 as Portland beat Boston for the first time in three tries this season.

Paul Pierce had 28 points and eight rebounds, Antoine Walker had 19 and nine and Kenny Anderson had 14 points with nine rebounds and nine assists -- just missing his first triple-double in eight years.

Hornets 113, Bucks 110

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- David Wesley hit a 3-pointer with 28 seconds to play and a pair of free throws with one second left to lift the Charlotte Hornets over the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Hornets trailed 107-102 with 3:05 to play before making a late run. Jamal Mashburn scored on a jumper and Elden Campbell dunked to cut it to 107-106 with 1:50 left.

As the clock ticked under a minute, Ray Allen missed a driving layup for Milwaukee and Campbell got the rebound. The Hornets took their time looking for the final shot, with Mashburn passing on taking a 3 in the left corner.

Pistons 98, Nuggets 91

DENVER -- Jerry Stackhouse had 24 points and 11 assists, and led a fourth-quarter surge that sent the Detroit Pistons over the Denver Nuggets.

Denver lost its fifth in a row. Down by 18 in the first half, the Nuggets got eight straight points from Voshon Lenard to pull within 82-81 with seven minutes left.

The Nuggets took their first lead less than a minute later when Donnell Harvey dunked over Corliss Williamson. But Stackhouse came back with a 3-pointer and a baseline jumper to put Detroit ahead 89-83.

Clippers 93, Rockets 86

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Olowokandi scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Houston Rockets.

The Clippers snapped a two-game losing skid and gained a half-game on Utah for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot. The Clippers are two behind the Jazz, with their next two games against Golden State and Phoenix -- both non-playoff teams.

Los Angeles set a franchise record by holding its 11th consecutive opponent under 100 points. The old mark of 10 in a row was set last November.

Wizards 99, Warriors 96

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Chris Whitney scored 20 points, including five in the final 12.8 seconds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Golden State Warriors.

Whitney made a 3-pointer that gave Washington its first lead since the third quarter, 97-96.

After Gilbert Arenas was called for a charging foul, Whitney hit two free throws with 5.9 seconds left.

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