Raptors shut down Warriors

Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2001

TORONTO -- Vince Carter scored 39 points and the Toronto Raptors broke their own NBA record with 24 blocked shots in a 109-92 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

Hakeem Olajuwon led Toronto with nine blocks, while Carter, Antonio Davis, Keon Clark and Tracy Murray each had three. The Raptors set the old mark of 23 against Atlanta last March 23.

Carter was 6-of-9 from 3-point range, grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds and had six assists to help the Raptors to their third straight victory. He had 20 points in the third quarter to tie his team record for points in a quarter.

Knicks 82, Cavaliers 64

NEW YORK -- Latrell Sprewell and Allan Houston scored 14 points each and Charlie Ward had three of New York's eight 3-pointers as the Knicks ended a three-game losing streak.

Andre Miller had 15 points and Lamond Murray added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Cleveland's 64 points were one more than the record-low for a Knicks opponent.

Celtics 104, Wizards 95

BOSTON -- Michael Jordan was unable to carry Washington in the last seven minutes as Boston held off Washington.

Jordan scored 32 points, the most in the five games of his comeback, and gave Washington an 81-80 lead with a three-point play that ended an 11-0 run with 7:16 left.

Pistons 97, Bulls 73

CHICAGO -- Clifford Robinson scored 23 points and rookie Zelijko Rebraca had 15 in Detroit's victory over Chicago.

Dana Barros added 14 points to help Detroit to its fourth start victory after a season-opening loss.

Pacers 116, Kings 104

INDIANAPOLIS -- Al Harrington scored 22 points and Reggie Miller added 20 and started a 17-1 fourth-quarter run as Indiana pulled away from Sacramento.

Miller, who had had 12 points in the first three quarters, began the run by hitting three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point attempt. Peja Stojakovic scored 36 points, shooting 5-of-6 from 3-point range, for the Kings.

Jazz 96, Hawks 89

SALT LAKE CITY -- Karl Malone scored 27 points and Donyell Marshall had 24 on 11-of-13 shooting as Utah beat Atlanta to snap a two-game losing streak.

Malone, who added nine rebounds, scored nine points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer with 4:07 to play. He was playing in his 1,279th game, passing A.C. Green for eighth place in NBA history.

Clippers 108, Grizzlies 92

LOS ANGELES -- Jeff McInnis scored 21 points and had 12 assists, and Elton Brand had 21 points and 11 rebounds in Los Angeles' victory over winless Memphis.

Quentin Richardson also had 21 points to help the Clippers to their second straight victory after three losses.



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