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Langdon's buckets key Cleveland win

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2000

CLEVELAND -- Trajan Langdon made all six of his 3-pointers in the second half and scored a career-high 31 points Tuesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers remained unbeaten at home with a 117-98 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Langdon went 11-for-13 from the field and made four of his 3s in the third quarter.

Andre Miller had 17 assists and Lamond Murray added 16 points for the surprising first-place Cavs, who improved to 7-3 this season and 5-0 at home.

Jerry Stackhouse scored 32 points on 9-of-30 shooting to lead the Pistons, whose offense is anxiously awaiting the arrival of free agent Joe Smith. Chucky Atkins had 16 points for Detroit, which missed its first 11 shots of the fourth quarter.

Rockets 101, Pacers 89

INDIANAPOLIS -- Steve Francis scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half as Houston recorded its first road victory of the season.

The Rockets had five players in double figures, including reserve Matt Bullard, who scored a season-high 18 points. Walt Williams added 16 points.

Reggie Miller, who had scored 30 or more points in three consecutive games, led Indiana with 28 points. Zan Tabak finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Trail Blazers 104, Wizards 94

WASHINGTON -- Steve Smith scored 22 points and Greg Anthony added 17 points and five steals for Portland, which received double-figure scoring from seven players.

Mitch Richmond led Washington with 24 points and nine rebounds, while Rod Strickland had 16 points. The Wizards are 1-5 at home.

Warriors 89, Bulls 77

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Larry Hughes scored 25 points as Golden State, the NBA's worst defensive team, held Chicago scoreless for nearly 8 1/2 minutes in the second half and dealt the Bulls their sixth straight loss.

Antawn Jamison had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Bobby Sura had eight assists in his first game with Golden State.

Knicks 85, Magic 84

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Chris Childs' breakaway layup with 12.3 seconds remaining gave New York its only lead and the Knicks held on for their third straight victory.

Latrell Sprewell and Kurt Thomas had 22 points each for the Knicks, who rallied from a 16-point deficit.

SuperSonics 116, Mavericks 110

DALLAS -- Gary Payton had 28 points, including the tiebreaking layup with just over two minutes left, as Seattle ended the Mavericks' three-game winning streak.

Ruben Patterson finished with 23 points and rookie Desmond Mason added a career-high 14 points.

Hubert Davis had a career-high 32 points, 20 in the third quarter, for the Mavericks. Michael Finley had 23 points and Steve Nash added 16 points and 12 assists.



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