CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Baron Davis had his second triple-double in three games as the Charlotte Hornets overcame a sluggish start Saturday night to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-98 for their fifth straight victory.
Davis finished with 14 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. He had 12 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in an 88-73 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Charlotte's Jamal Mashburn had 30 points on 10-of-18 shooting.
Mavericks 108, Nuggets 84
DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points and 13 rebounds for his third double-double in four games as the Mavericks extended their winning streak against Denver to five.
Steve Nash added 19 points and Hubert Davis had 15 as the Mavericks improved to 9-5 and matched the second-best start in their history.
Michael Finley had 14 points and Dallas went 11-for-19, for a season-best 58 percent, from 3-point range to win for the fourth time in five games. Antonio McDyess had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets.
Magic 114, Hawks 92
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rookie Mike Miller scored a career-high 23 points and Troy Hudson added 21 as Orlando snapped a five-game losing streak.
Miller, starting in place of the injured Tracy McGrady, shot 9-of-19. Hudson surpassed his point total for the entire season and finished one shy of a career-high on 9-for-15 shooting in 19 minutes.
The Magic beat the Hawks without McGrady and Grant Hill for the second time in three weeks.
Rockets 91, Heat 80
MIAMI -- Cuttino Mobley scored 21 points to lead Houston over Miami, assuring that Pat Riley will have a sub-.500 record in November for the first time in his 19-year coaching career.
The Heat (5-8) fell three games below .500 for the first time since March 1996.
After going ahead 72-69, the Rockets scored nine consecutive points to take an 81-69 lead with 4:47 to go. Kenny Thomas' 3-pointer keyed the spurt, and Miami never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.
Raptors 79, Knicks 75
NEW YORK -- Charles Oakley rediscovered his shooting touch at his old home, making a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter and finishing things off by sinking two clinching free throws with 4.8 seconds left.
Vince Carter scored 25 points, including Toronto's final two field goals on tough shots in the final 2 1/2 minutes. Antonio Davis added 18 rebounds.
Latrell Sprewell scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter but missed his final three shots for the Knicks, who were without point guard Charlie Ward (sore knee) and lost Allan Houston to fouls late in the third quarter.
Spurs 96, 76ers 76
SAN ANTONIO -- Derek Anderson and Antonio Daniels each scored 16 points and the San Antonio Spurs kept Allen Iverson in check for most of the game.
Philadelphia, which won its first 10 games, has lost two of its last three on the road.
A season-high crowd of 33,046 was at the Alamodome for the anticipated matchup with an undefeated team, but the 76ers' loss Wednesday at Charlotte and San Antonio's total domination took the edge off the game.
San Antonio is 7-0 at home and has won 14 straight over Philadelphia in the Alamodome.
Wizards 107, Bucks 100
WASHINGTON -- Reserve point guard Chris Whitney scored eight of Washington's final 13 points to lift the Wizards over the Bucks.
Juwan Howard scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Wizards snapped a two-game losing streak and dropped the Bucks' road record to 0-5.
Richard Hamilton added 18 points off the bench for Washington, which got a career-high 13 rebounds from reserve forward Cherokee Parks.
Ray Allen led Milwaukee (3-9) with 37 points, shooting 8-of-18 from the field and 19-of-20 at the line. Sam Cassell, who fouled out with 59.4 seconds left, added 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Suns 95, Clippers 89
LOS ANGELES -- Shawn Marion scored 16 of his 26 points after the third period and Clifford Robinson had 25 points as Phoenix prevailed in overtime.
The Suns, who blew a 15-point fourth-quarter lead, beat Los Angeles for the 12th straight time and 15th time in 17 meetings. The Clippers haven't beaten the Suns since March 18, 1997, at Phoenix, and have lost eight straight to them at home since winning in overtime on Dec. 16, 1996, at the Sports Arena.
The Suns have allowed fewer than 100 points in 14 consecutive games, including the final game of last season. The only longer streak in the team's 33-year history was 14 straight during the lockout-delayed 1998-99 campaign.
Lamar Odom had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who committed 29 turnovers and lost their fourth straight.
Warriors 114, Timberwolves 93
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Antawn Jamison and Larry Hughes each scored 18 points as Golden State snapped a two-game losing streak.
It was Golden State's highest point total of the season.
Kevin Garnett recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves, who lost their second straight after a five-game winning streak. William Avery added 12 points for Minnesota.
Chris Mills scored 17 points and Mookie Blaylock added 14 for the Warriors, who easily recorded their largest margin of victory on the year and reached 100 points for the first time in nine games.
Kings 125, SuperSonics 101
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Peja Stojakovic scored 29 points and Chris Webber had 24 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks as Sacramento won for the seventh time in eight games.
Sacramento's point total was a season-high. The Kings broke open the tight game by outscoring Seattle 35-24 in an up-tempo third quarter.
Gary Payton scored 26 points and Ruben Patterson had 14 points for Seattle, which had won three of four games.
Patrick Ewing, who was ejected with 2:46 left in the third quarter after picking up two technical fouls for shouting at referee Rashan Michel, finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Rookie Hidayet Turkoglu had season-highs of 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings.
Trail Blazers 86, Nets 84
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rasheed Wallace scored 25 points and drove the baseline for a key layup with 1:41 left as Portland won its fourth straight.
Aaron Williams scored 17 points to lead the Nets, who lost their third straight. Marbury, tied for second in the NBA in scoring at 27.8 points per game, had 15, as did Gill.
Portland center Arvydas Sabonis got his first start of the season and had 11 points and three rebounds.
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