Kings drop third straight contest

New York gets first win of year

Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2002

NEW YORK -- Lee Nailon scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night as the New York Knicks beat Sacramento 95-88, handing the Kings their first three-game losing streak in two seasons.

Allan Houston scored 21 and Charlie Ward and Shandon Anderson added 15 each for the Knicks, who won for the first time this season after four losses.

Chris Webber scored 22 and Peja Stojakovic 19 for the Kings, who were playing their fourth road game in five nights.

76ers 101, Clippers 99, OT

PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson scored six of his 34 points in overtime to lead Philadelphia over Los Angeles.

The Sixers have won three straight since losing their opener. The Clippers have dropped three of four.

Los Angeles had a chance to win in the final seconds, but Elton Brand missed a short turnaround and Michael Olowokandi missed the tip-in. Iverson grabbed the rebound and sealed it with a free throw.

Todd MacCulloch had 15 points and eight rebounds. Aaron McKie added 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Philadelphia. Brand had 21 points and 19 rebounds, and Olowokandi added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers.

Mavericks 106, Raptors 92

TORONTO -- Dirk Nowitzki had 28 points and 13 rebounds as unbeaten Dallas beat shorthanded Toronto.

Michael Finley added 22 points for the Mavericks (4-0). Shawn Bradley, starting for the injured Raef LaFrentz, had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Voshon Lenard scored 20 points for the Raptors, who were without Vince Carter, out with a strained left quadriceps tendon, and Antonio Davis, who has a strained rib cage. Starting center Jelani McCoy also didn't play after the first quarter because of backs spasms.

Wizards 107, Cavaliers 100

WASHINGTON -- Jerry Stackhouse scored 35 points, and Washington never trailed in snapping a two-game losing skid with a victory over Cleveland.

Stackhouse shot 9-of-16 from the field and 15-of-17 from the line. He scored eight straight points in a game-opening 19-3 run, and his hustle and energy helped rebuild the lead after the Cavaliers cut it to three at halftime.

Michael Jordan was 0-for-4 from the field entering the fourth quarter, but he avoided the first scoreless game of his career with a jumper and an acrobatic move for a layup down the stretch. He finished with six points in 24 minutes.

Ricky Davis scored 27 points to lead the Cavaliers, who were coming off a home victory over the Los Angeles Lakers the night before.

Bucks 99, Nets 93

MILWAUKEE -- Ray Allen scored 29 points and Toni Kukoc added 26 as Milwaukee sent New Jersey to its first loss of the season.

The defending Eastern Conference champions were trying to start 5-0 for the first time in franchise history. They also opened 4-0 in 1997-98.

But the Nets couldn't stop Milwaukee's outside shooting. The Bucks shot 9-of-13 from 3-point range through the first three quarters in building a 75-67 lead, then knocked down three more early in the fourth to pull away. Milwaukee made 12 of 20 3-pointers in all.

Celtics 91, Bulls 69

CHICAGO -- Antoine Walker scored a season-high 22 points, and Paul Pierce added 17 as Boston routed Chicago.

Eric Williams had 12 points and Shammond Williams 11 for the Celtics, who led the entire way as they got payback for last week's season-opening loss to Chicago. The Eastern Conference finalists have now won two after losing their first two.

The Bulls shot just under 30 percent. They also had 20 turnovers -- twice as many as the Celtics -- with five by rookie Jay Williams. Boston scored 22 points off the miscues.

Hornets 86, SuperSonics 84

NEW ORLEANS -- Baron Davis had 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as New Orleans handed Seattle its first loss of the season.

David Wesley added 19 points for New Orleans, including four 3-pointers. Jamal Mashburn scored 16 for the Hornets (3-1), who have won all three games in their new home.

Pistons 80, Jazz 78

SALT LAKE CITY -- Jon Barry hit a 3-pointer with 22.3 seconds left as Detroit took advantage of a rare night off for Karl Malone and rallied to beat Utah.

Richard Hamilton had 28 points and Clifford Robinson scored a season-high 16 for the Pistons, who won when Mark Jackson's tying attempt from the top of the key just before the buzzer was way off.

Ben Wallace had 15 rebounds and nine points as the Pistons improved to 2-1 on a five-game road trip and sent the Jazz to their second 1-4 start in as many seasons.

Suns 93, Hawks 88

PHOENIX -- Penny Hardaway scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, helping Phoenix rally from a 14-point deficit to beat Atlanta.

Hardaway, given his second start of the season in an attempt to get more early scoring, made his first five shots in the final period -- including three 3-pointers.

Shawn Marion had 26 points and nine rebounds to help snap Atlanta's three-game winning streak.

Trail Blazers 94, Grizzlies 88

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rasheed Wallace had 18 points and eight rebounds as Portland overcame a spate of injuries to beat Memphis.

The Grizzlies (0-5) are the NBA's only winless team.

Scottie Pippen, who came in off the bench when Derek Anderson left with a concussion in the first quarter, added 16 points for the Blazers (2-3). Dale Davis had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Pau Gasol, last season's Rookie of the Year, led all scorers with 23 points for the Grizzlies. Jason Williams had 19 points and 11 assists.



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