Charlotte notches OT victory

Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2000

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- David Wesley scored 21 points, including six in overtime, to propel the Charlotte Hornets to an 88-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.

The victory was Charlotte's sixth straight, tying a season-high, while San Antonio's four-game winning streak came to an end.

Jamal Mashburn also scored 21, while second-year point guard Baron Davis contributed 16 points -- most in clutch situations.

Tim Duncan paced the Spurs with 29 points and 16 rebounds. David Robinson and Derek Anderson added 12 points each.

Pistons 106, Bulls 93

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jerry Stackhouse had 25 points and eight assists while Chucky Atkins added 22 to lead Detroit over Chicago.

Stackhouse, playing the night before his wedding, shot just 6-of-22 from the floor but made 11 free throws. Michael Curry added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting, while Ben Wallace had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

The Pistons won for just the third time in eight games, while Chicago lost its fifth in a row and for the 11th time in 12 games.

Magic 111, Cavaliers 92

ORLANDO, Fla. -- John Amaechi had 26 points to lead six players in double figures as Orlando won its third in a row.

Tracy McGrady finished with 17 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three blocked shots. Amaechi had 22 points in the first half on 11-of-12 shooting. He scored 10 of his team's first 14 points of the game and finished the first quarter with 16.

Darrell Armstrong had 13 points, Pat Garrity 12, Bo Outlaw 11 and Michael Doleac 10. Outlaw also had nine rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots. Orlando shot 51.2 percent and made 22 of 26 free throws.

Heat 86, Nets 80

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eddie Jones scored 31 points for the second straight night and Miami held off a second-half rally to hand the Nets their fourth straight setback.

Jones, who scored 31 Friday in a 103-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, had 21 points in the first half and then added six in the late going.

Stephon Marbury had 37 for the Nets, who shot just 37 percent and didn't have the firepower to catch the Heat.

Hawks 91, Pacers 87

ATLANTA -- Lorenzen Wright scored 22 points and Jason Terry added 21, including a tie-breaking basket with 1:27 remaining.

Terry's driving basket gave the Hawks an 89-87 lead and Roshown McLeod added the final basket on a 10-footer from the right baseline with 22.1 seconds to play.

The victory was the third in a row for the Hawks, their longest streak of the season. It was the third loss in a row for the Pacers, who got 22 points from Jalen Rose and 19 from Jermaine O'Neal.

Warriors 95, Rockets 87

HOUSTON -- Antawn Jamison scored 26 points and Larry Hughes had 22 as Golden State ended a seven-game road losing streak.

Mookie Blaylock had 15 and Marc Jackson and Vonteego Cummings each added 13 for Golden State.

Jazz 98, Timberwolves 92

MINNEAPOLIS -- John Stockton keyed a late rally as Utah overcame an 11-point deficit in the final quarter.

Stockton had 21 points and Karl Malone added 19 for the Jazz, who took only their second lead of the game late in the fourth and held off Minnesota for the win.

Bucks 104, Celtics 99

MILWAUKEE -- Glenn Robinson scored 28 points, including seven straight in the final period, and Tim Thomas added 16 as Milwaukee won for the 11th time in 14 games.

The Bucks have now beaten the Celtics eight of the last nine times the teams have met. The Celtics, who were led by Antoine Walker with 33 points and Paul Pierce with 28, saw their winning streak snapped at two games.

Suns 102, Nuggets 93

PHOENIX -- Jason Kidd had his fourth triple-double of the season and Tony Delk matched his career-high with 26 points as the Suns snapped a three-game skid and ended Denver's four-game winning streak.

Kidd, who sat out Tuesday night's loss to Detroit with a sore left knee and back, had 14 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his 35th career triple-double.

Trail Blazers 87, Wizards 70

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rasheed Wallace had 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Trail Blazers recovered from their ugliest loss of the season.

Arvydas Sabonis added 16 points and Damon Stoudamire 15 for the Blazers, who lost by 20 at Denver on Friday night, giving up a season-high 116 points.

Kings 97, SuperSonics 92

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Chris Webber had 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings improved the NBA's best record to 19-7.

Vlade Divac, recently criticized by his teammates for poor play, had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Kings won their eighth straight home game. Sacramento ended the game on a 22-11 run, with Webber scoring six late points.

Clippers 92, Wizards 90

LOS ANGELES -- Sean Rooks' tip-in with 1.7 seconds remaining lifted the Clippers to the victory after they had blown a 16-point lead.

Lamar Odom had 14 points and a career-high nine blocked shots, and rookie Keyon Dooling scored six of his nine points in the final 3:51, helping the Clippers win for the fifth time in nine games.

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