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New Jersey tops Cavs

Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2001

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kenyon Martin scored 18 points, and Jason Kidd made two free throws in the closing seconds as the New Jersey Nets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 87-84 Saturday to improve to 5-1 for the first time in team history.

Kerry Kittles scored 17 points, and Keith Van Horn had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets.

Lamond Murray led the Cavaliers (1-6) with 21 points. Chris Mihm scored a career-high 20 points, and Andre Miller had 19 points and 14 assists for Cleveland, which lost its fourth straight.

Clippers 111, Suns 102

LOS ANGELES -- Elton Brand had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Quentin Richardson scored seven of his 17 points in the final eight minutes as Los Angeles beat Phoenix.

The Clippers began a six-game homestand, winning at Staples Center for the 16th time in their last 20 attempts. They shot 58.3 percent from the field, the first time they topped 50 percent this season.

Kings 90, Heat 75

MIAMI -- Peja Stojakovic scored 22 points, and Vlade Divac added 18 points and 10 rebounds as Sacramento snapped a two-game losing streak with a victory over Miami.

Miami had its NBA-record streak of 594 consecutive games with a 3-pointer snapped, as the Heat were 0-for-4 from 3-point range. It was the first time the Heat didn't hit a 3-pointer since Jan. 19, 1994, against Indiana.

Warriors 90, Knicks 71

NEW YORK -- Rookie Jason Richardson scored 14 points in the first quarter when Golden State took the lead for good, and the Warriors' reserves maintained a big lead throughout the fourth quarter in a victory over New York.

Chris Mills scored 12 points and rookie Troy Murphy had 11 as coach Dave Cowens kept all his starters except Larry Hughes on the bench for the final 12 minutes. Hughes, who had 16 points, six rebounds and six assists, only played the final 4:52 of the fourth.

Pacers 105, Trail Blazers 96

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jalen Rose scored 19 points, and Al Harrington added 18 as Indiana rallied to beat Portland.

The Pacers finished the week 4-1, all against playoff teams from a year ago, and are 6-2 for the first time in the team's NBA history.

Miller (34 minutes) and Jalen Rose (33) all played below their averages, but they were picked up by the reserves, led by Harrington and Jonathan Bender, who scored 15 -- one fewer than he had all season.

Derek Anderson had 18 points, Bonzi Wells scored 15 and Ruben Patterson added 14 for the Trail Blazers.

Spurs 110, Hawks 88

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan scored 20 points, and rookie Tony Parker added 19 to lead San Antonio over Atlanta.

David Robinson and Antonio Daniels each had 14 points, and Steve Smith added 12 for the Spurs, who won their third straight to improve to 5-2. Duncan grabbed 13 rebounds to post his seventh double-double in as many games.

Hornets 89, Bulls 85

CHICAGO -- Elden Campbell hit a go-ahead jumper with 24 seconds left, and made two free throws to seal the victory for Charlotte.

Jamal Mashburn scored 26 points, and Baron Davis added 21 for the Hornets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Timberwolves 98, Bucks 82

MILWAUKEE -- Kevin Garnett scored 20 points, and all five Minnesota starters reached double figures before the end of the third quarter as the Timberwolves beat the Milwaukee Bucks in a matchup of NBA unbeatens.

The Timberwolves (6-0) and NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers (5-0) are the last two undefeated teams remaining. The Bucks had started 4-0 for only the second time in franchise history.

Minnesota, which never trailed, got double-doubles from Garnett (15 rebounds) and Rasho Nesterovic (10 points, 11 rebounds). Wally Szczerbiak added 19 points, Joe Smith 16 and Terrell Brandon 13.

76ers 98, Mavericks 91

DALLAS -- Allen Iverson, the reigning NBA MVP, scored 18 points and had nine assists in his return from elbow surgery as Philadelphia won its first game.

Even though he was just 7-of-28 shooting, Iverson scored half of his points in the fourth quarter as the Sixers held off the Mavericks.

Derrick Coleman led the Sixers with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Aaron McKie, playing in only his second game after shoulder surgery, had 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting.

Raptors 117, Jazz 96

SALT LAKE CITY -- Vince Carter scored 26 of his 43 points in the second half, and Toronto broke open a close contest in the third quarter to beat Utah.

Morris Peterson scored 26, three off his career high, and the Raptors tied a team record with 15 3-pointers.

Donyell Marshall led Utah with 26 points but may have allowed as many with his spotty defense against Carter, who also sent Quincy Lewis, John Starks and Bryon Russell to the bench when they couldn't guard him.



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