Hawks survive Celtics' barrage

Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2001

ATLANTA -- Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 29 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat Boston 112-103 Saturday night, despite an NBA-record 10 3-pointers by the Celtics in the third quarter.

The Celtics' first six shots of the third quarter were 3-pointers, and they shot 10-for-16 from beyond the arc in the period.

The Mavericks set the previous record of nine 3-pointers in a period at Vancouver on March 1, 1996. Houston matched that mark at Seattle on Dec. 9, 2000.

Pistons 104, Pacers 98

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Damon Jones scored 16 points in season-high 20 minutes, leading Detroit past Indiana, the Pistons' sixth victory in seven games.

The Pistons (6-2) are off to their best start since opening the 1996-97 season 11-2.

Timberwolves 103, Magic 95

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett had 21 points and 16 rebounds as Western Conference-leading Minnesota beat Orlando.

Minnesota (8-1), off to the best start in franchise history, broke the game open with a 26-3 run in the third quarter and outrebounded Orlando 55-33.

76ers 94, Nets 82

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Allen Iverson scored 28 points, Derrick Coleman had 20 as Philadelphia ended New Jersey's five-game winning streak.

The Nets began the night tied with the Lakers and Timberwolves for the best record in the NBA, but they looked outclassed by a Philadelphia team that dictated the pace of the game and kept the Nets' best players in check.

The Sixers shut down Jason Kidd, who was scoreless (0-for-9 from the field, 0-for-1 from the line) but had 12 assists and eight rebounds.

Trail Blazers 97, Hornets 87

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rasheed Wallace scored 23 points and Derek Anderson added 20 to lead Portland to a victory over Charlotte.

David Wesley led the Hornets with 19 points. Baron Davis added 18.

Memphis 98, Cleveland 93

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Stromile Swift scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead Memphis past Cleveland, the Grizzlies' first victory of the season.

The Grizzlies snapped a franchise-worst seven-game, season-opening losing streak.

Bucks 104, Jazz 93

MILWAUKEE -- Glenn Robinson had 34 points and Ray Allen scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as Milwaukee rallied past Utah.

Karl Malone scored 30 points, and Donyell Marshall added 22 for Utah.

Rockets 124, Mavericks 87

HOUSTON -- Steve Francis had 33 points, and Cuttino Mobley scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Houston to its largest margin of victory in nearly two years.

The winning margin was the Rockets' largest since a 45-point victory over Chicago on March 26, 2000.

Nuggets 103, SuperSonics 93

SEATTLE -- Nick Van Exel scored 38 points to lead Denver to its first victory in Seattle in eight years.

Warriors 93, Bulls 88

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jason Richardson scored a career-high 23 points to lead Golden State past Chicago. Danny Fortson added 19 points and 11 rebounds for Golden State, which snapped a two-game losing streak and moved a game over .500, its best start in six years.

Antawn Jamison added 16 points and Larry Hughes packaged 14 points and 10 assists for Golden State (6-5).

Brad Miller had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago (1-9), which lost its seventh straight, including its last four road games.

Fred Hoiberg scored 18 points and Trenton Hassell 13 for Chicago.



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