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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2001

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rashard Lewis had career-highs of 36 points and 19 rebounds, and Gary Payton scored 32 points as the Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Orlando Magic 123-119 in double overtime on Monday night.

Payton hit a 3-pointer that gave Seattle a 120-117 lead with 1:16 left in the second overtime. Orlando's Grant Hill answered with a layup, and Payton was then called for traveling, giving Orlando the ball with 40.4 seconds to go.

But Tracy McGrady threw the ball out of bounds and then fouled Payton. Payton made 1 of 2 free throws to give Seattle a 121-119 lead.

Clippers 109, Hawks 86

LOS ANGELES -- Corey Maggette, starting for the suspended Lamar Odom, scored 16 points, and Quentin Richardson had 20 as the Los Angeles Clippers beat Atlanta for their first victory of the season.

Odom, who attended Sunday's practice on crutches because of an injured left foot and couldn't have played anyway, was punished by the NBA for violating its anti-drug policy for the second time in nine months.

Elton Brand had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Jeff McInnis added 12 points and 10 assists for the Clippers, who never trailed.

Nazr Mohammed scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hawks, who lost Jason Terry to a strained left hamstring midway through the first quarter and Toni Kukoc to a strained right quad late in the third.



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