Finley, Van Exel lead Mavericks in rout of SuperSonics

Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2002

SEATTLE -- Michael Finley scored 29 points and Nick Van Exel added 22 as the Dallas Mavericks rolled over the Seattle SuperSonics 116-99 Saturday night.

Despite playing without Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavericks led by as many as 32 in beating the Sonics for the third time in four games this season -- including both games here.

Dallas shot 53.4 percent (47-for-88) from the floor, with Finley going 11-for-17, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range. The Mavericks got 17 points from reserve Greg Buckner and 14 apiece from starters Eduardo Najera and Raef LaFrentz.

Hawks 128, Cavaliers 123, 2OT

ATLANTA -- Jason Terry had 43 points, including a tying 3-pointer with less than a second left in regulation.

Terry played a career-high 54 minutes, including the entire second half and both extra periods. Shareef Abdur-Rahim finished with 36 points and sealed the victory with two free throws with 14.6 seconds left.

Andre Miller had 27 and Wesley Person added 25 for Cleveland, which lost its second straight after a three-game winning streak.

Spurs 113, Grizzlies 92

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tim Duncan had 30 points and Malik Rose added a season-high 26 as San Antonio defeated Memphis in the Grizzlies' last home game of the season.

The Grizzlies allowed the Spurs to score 44 points in the first quarter, the most ever against the franchise -- including its time in Vancouver. The Spurs' biggest lead of 30 points came when Jason Hart hit two free throws with 4:18 left to make it 109-79.

The Spurs got 12 points from Mark Bryant, while Duncan grabbed 14 rebounds and Rose added 11 more. Pau Gasol led Memphis with 19 points.

San Antonio maintained a half-game lead over Dallas in the Midwest Division.

Pistons 124, Bulls 106

CHICAGO -- Chucky Atkins scored 20 of his season-high 26 points in the first half and six Detroit players finished in double figures.

Cliff Robinson, back in the lineup after missing the last two games to attend his stepfather's funeral, scored 21. Ben Wallace added 14 points and 14 rebounds.

The Bulls stunned the Pistons on Wednesday night, beating them 102-101 at the Palace, and Detroit wasn't about to let it happen again. Atkins' 15-footer in the first quarter sparked an 11-3 run that gave Detroit a 31-23 lead, and the Pistons never trailed again.

Nuggets 98, Suns 94

DENVER -- Voshon Lenard had 28 points, and Donnell Harvey added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Denver has won five straight at home and took the season series (3-1) from Phoenix for first time since 1995-96.

Phoenix has lost six of seven and five straight on the road. Shawn Marion led the Suns with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Stephon Marbury added 18 points and 11 assists.

Jazz 109, Warriors 101

OAKLAND, Calif. -- John Stockton had 26 points and nine assists as the Utah Jazz moved into a tie for seventh place in the Western Conference.

Stockton scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, including six straight as Utah went ahead for good in the final minutes. Donyell Marshall added 18 points as the Jazz beat their perennial punching bags for the 28th time in 30 meetings, including six straight.

The Jazz and the Seattle SuperSonics have identical 44-36 records, but Utah took three of four from the Sonics for the tiebreaker edge.

Timberwolves 101, Clippers 98

LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Garnett scored 35 points and Minnesota clinched the fifth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Garnett hit the go-ahead basket with 1:03 remaining to put Minnesota ahead 99-98. Earl Boykins missed a 14-footer for the Clippers and Corey Maggette fouled Chauncey Billups, who made both free throws with 1.7 seconds left to seal the victory.

Billups added 28 points and 10 assists and Joe Smith had 18 points for the Wolves, who ended a three-game losing streak at Staples Center.

Maggette led the Clippers with 24 points.



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