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Marshall plan works in Raptors win

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2003

PHILADELPHIA Donyell Marshall scored a season-high 27 points and Jalen Rose had eight assists in their Toronto debuts to help the Raptors beat Philadelphia 95-88 on Tuesday night.

Vince Carter added 21 points and a career-high 12 assists as the Raptors, averaging only 78 points reached 90 points for just the fourth time this season.

One day after finalizing a six-player trade that brought Marshall, Rose and Lonny Baxter from Chicago, Toronto led most of the way and had one of its highest shooting percentages of the season 47.2 percent while scoring at least 20 points in each quarter for the first time this season.

Allen Iverson led Philadelphia with 35 points. He shot just 8-for-32 from the field and was 18-for-23 from the line. He also had seven assists and seven rebounds.

Hornets 100, Magic 91

ORLANDO, Fla. Baron Davis Davis 21 points and 11 assists and New Orleans sent Orlando to its 16th straight loss.

The teams play again in New Orleans on Wednesday night, and another Magic loss will match the franchise record for futility. Orlando lost 17 straight in 1991-92.

David Wesley added 17 points for the Hornets. Rookie David West had season bests of 14 points and 11 rebounds and P.J. Brown added 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Gordan Giricek led Orlando with a season-high 23 points. Tracy McGrady had a season-high 15 rebounds, but shot 6-for-19 for 16 points.

Bucks 106, Hawks 94

ATLANTA Dan Gadzuric made all six of his shots and scored a career-high 15 points for Milwaukee.

Michael Redd had 25 for the Bucks, including a 3-pointer with 2:42 left that boosted their lead to 97-90.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 26 for the Hawks, the seventh time in nine games he's had at least 20.

Mavericks 97, Wizards 72

DALLAS Antawn Jamison scored 21 points and Michael Finley had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Dallas.

Steve Nash added 14 points and Eduardo Najera had 11 points and 11 rebounds to help Dallas improve to 10-0 at home.

Larry Hughes had 12 points and Brenden Haywood grabbed a 16 rebounds for the Wizards.

Nuggets 115, Cavaliers 103

DENVER Carmelo Anthony scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half, leading Denver past LeBron James and Cleveland in a rematch of the NBA's top two rookies.

Anthony was just 1-for-5 in the first half, but was 7-of-11 in the second to help Denver to its sixth straight home win. The Nuggets (11-6) have won eight of 10 overall and are off to their best start since 1989-90.

James finished with 19 points, six rebounds and five assists, but forced several shots late and finished 6-for-19.



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