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BOX; WOLVES 109, PISTONS 93

Kevin Garnett scored 23 points and Gary Trent had a season-high 20 as the Minnesota Timberwolves won their fifth straight game.

DETROIT (93)

Williamson 7-10 1-1 15, Wallace 0-3 0-0 0, Robinson 6-10 0-0 13, Stackhouse 8-18 4-6 24, Atkins 6-14 0-0 13, Rebraca 3-10 2-2 8, Barros 3-7 0-0 6, Barry 0-1 2-2 2, Curry 2-2 0-0 4, Moore 2-5 1-2 5, Cardinal 1-3 0-0 3, Jones 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 38-85 10-13 93.

MINNESOTA (109)

Garnett 9-20 4-5 23, Trent 7-13 6-7 20, Nesterovic 5-7 0-0 10, Szczerbiak 6-14 2-2 14, Billups 6-12 0-0 14, Mitchell 0-0 0-0 0, Woods 1-4 1-2 3, Lopez 3-5 0-0 7, Peeler 7-11 0-0 18, Avery 0-2 0-0 0, Garrett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-88 13-16 109.

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Detroit 29 19 25 20 -- 93

; Minnesota 24 38 25 22 -- 109

; 3-Point Goals--Detroit 7-19 (Stackhouse 4-6, Cardinal 1-2, Robinson 1-4, Atkins 1-5, Barros 0-1, Jones 0-1), Minnesota 8-15 (Peeler 4-6, Billups 2-4, Lopez 1-1, Garnett 1-3, Avery 0-1). Fouled out--None. Rebounds--Detroit 37 (Moore 6), Minnesota 60 (Garnett 12). Assists--Detroit 28 (Stackhouse 10), Minnesota 29 (Billups, Garnett 6). Total fouls--Detroit 20, Minnesota 18. A--14,427 (19,006).

HORNETS 94, NUGGETS 80

P.J. Brown, who missed Charlotte's previous game with a sprained ankle, had a career-high 22 rebounds and Elden Campbell added 21 points and 18 rebounds.

Brown grabbed 11 of his rebounds in the first quarter when the Hornets made it clear they were going to use their sizable height advantage to send Denver to its fourth consecutive loss.

DENVER (80)

Posey 4-12 2-2 10, Williams 1-5 0-0 2, LaFrentz 2-9 2-4 6, Lenard 3-11 2-2 9, Van Exel 10-28 1-2 24, Bowen 1-2 2-2 4, Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Hamilton 3-5 1-1 7, McCloud 2-6 0-0 5, Cheaney 3-5 0-0 6, Satterfield 1-2 0-0 3, Anderson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 32-90 10-13 80.

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CHARLOTTE (94)

Brown 2-6 1-2 5, Nailon 6-15 4-4 16, Campbell 7-12 7-9 21, Davis 5-13 2-3 13, Wesley 6-16 2-2 15, Augmon 3-6 0-0 6, Magloire 3-5 2-4 8, Drew 1-3 0-0 2, Traylor 2-6 0-0 4, Haston 1-1 0-0 2, Moiso 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 37-84 18-24 94.

Denver 24 15 21 20 -- 80

; Charlotte 27 27 18 22 -- 94

; 3-Point Goals--Denver 6-16 (Van Exel 3-5, Lenard 1-2, Satterfield 1-2, McCloud 1-3, Posey 0-4), Charlotte 2-11 (Wesley 1-4, Davis 1-4, Augmon 0-1, Drew 0-2). Fouled out--None. Rebounds--Denver 46 (Posey 7), Charlotte 68 (Brown 22). Assists--Denver 19 (Van Exel 9), Charlotte 19 (Davis 7). Total fouls--Denver 16, Charlotte 18. A--7,806 (19,925).

BLAZERS 98, CAVALIERS 72

Dale Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers to a rout of the Cavaliers.

Seven of Davis' rebounds came at the offensive end as the Trail Blazers dominated every aspect in winning the first of four road games in five nights. Portland had lost seven of its last eight on the road.

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PORTLAND (98)

Wells 3-9 6-6 12, Wallace 5-10 2-3 12, D.Davis 8-11 4-4 20, Stoudamire 6-9 1-1 15, Pippen 3-5 2-2 8, Anderson 3-6 1-1 7, Patterson 4-9 0-2 8, Boumtje-Boumtje 1-1 0-0 2, Kemp 2-9 2-4 6, Brunson 2-4 0-0 4, Kerr 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 39-76 18-23 98.

CLEVELAND (72)

Murray 5-8 0-0 10, Mihm 1-6 3-4 5, Ilgauskas 4-8 3-3 11, Miller 2-11 3-4 7, Person 2-7 1-1 5, Skinner 1-3 0-0 2, Coles 2-5 0-0 4, J.Jones 2-11 2-2 7, R.Davis 5-12 0-0 10, Trepagnier 0-5 0-0 0, Stith 2-4 0-0 5, Diop 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 29-83 12-14 72.

Portland 27 24 25 22 -- 98

; Cleveland 13 21 16 22 -- 72

; 3-Point Goals--Portland 2-6 (Stoudamire 2-3, Wallace 0-1, Kerr 0-1, Anderson 0-1), Cleveland 2-10 (Stith 1-1, J.Jones 1-4, Coles 0-2, Murray 0-3). Fouled out--None. Rebounds--Portland 55 (D.Davis 15), Cleveland 43 (Mihm 8). Assists--Portland 27 (Pippen, Anderson 5), Cleveland 23 (Miller, R.Davis 4). Total fouls--Portland 10, Cleveland 16. Technicals--Pippen, Cleveland Defensive Three Second. A--11,032 (20,562).

SIXERS 116, CLIPPERS 92

Allen Iverson had 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his first career triple-double, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-92 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.

The defending Eastern Conference champions have won three of four after losing 13 of 18.

L.A. CLIPPERS (92)

Odom 3-15 7-7 13, Brand 4-14 1-1 9, Olowokandi 5-10 1-2 11, McInnis 4-7 2-2 10, Maggette 5-10 4-4 16, Miles 2-10 5-9 9, Richardson 7-15 4-4 21, Piatkowski 0-1 0-0 0, Boykins 0-6 0-1 0, Ekezie 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 31-89 25-32 92.

PHILADELPHIA (116)

Harpring 7-16 5-8 19, Coleman 6-9 0-0 13, Mutombo 7-8 2-3 16, Snow 3-7 0-0 6, Iverson 10-22 9-11 30, McKie 6-9 0-0 14, J.Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Claxton 3-9 0-0 6, Bell 3-5 0-0 6, Cummings 1-3 0-0 2, Dalembert 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 48-93 16-22 116.

L.A. Clippers 16 22 26 28 -- 92

; Philadelphia 26 27 30 33 -- 116

; 3-Point Goals--L.A. Clippers 5-21 (Richardson 3-8, Maggette 2-3, Piatkowski 0-1, McInnis 0-1, Miles 0-1, Boykins 0-3, Odom 0-4), Philadelphia 4-8 (McKie 2-3, Coleman 1-1, Iverson 1-2, Cummings 0-1, Claxton 0-1). Fouled out--None. Rebounds--L.A. Clippers 55 (Brand 12), Philadelphia 61 (Mutombo, Harpring 12). Assists--L.A. Clippers 18 (Odom 7), Philadelphia 29 (Iverson 11). Total fouls--L.A. Clippers 18, Philadelphia 24. Technicals--L.A. Clippers coach Gentry 2, Odom, Philadelphia Defensive Three Second. Ejected--L.A. Clippers coach Gentry. A--20,414 (20,444).

MAGIC 98, CELTICS 87

Mike Miller had 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists as the Magic gained their third straight win.

Tracy McGrady added 21 points for Orlando (18-18), which reached the .500 mark for the first time since Dec. 13. McGrady was limited by the flu, but still shot 9-for-18 with seven rebounds and six assists.

Paul Pierce had 20 for Boston, which lost for the fifth time in eight games. Antoine Walker added 19 points and nine rebounds.

BOSTON (87)

Pierce 7-19 4-5 20, Walker 8-19 1-3 19, Battie 4-5 2-2 10, Johnson 5-12 2-2 12, Anderson 5-10 4-4 14, E.Williams 2-5 0-0 4, Strickland 3-8 0-0 8, Potapenko 0-2 0-0 0, Palacio 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-80 13-16 87.

ORLANDO (98)

Miller 9-18 5-8 27, Garrity 2-11 0-0 5, Grant 4-9 3-6 11, McGrady 9-18 0-0 21, Armstrong 3-8 6-6 13, M.Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Reid 3-4 1-1 7, Hudson 3-10 4-4 10, Buechler 1-1 0-0 2, DeClercq 1-1 0-0 2, Hunter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-81 19-25 98.

Boston 22 29 16 20 -- 87

; Orlando 22 26 26 24 -- 98

; 3-Point Goals--Boston 6-23 (Pierce 2-6, Strickland 2-6, Walker 2-7, Johnson 0-4), Orlando 9-27 (Miller 4-8, McGrady 3-6, Armstrong 1-4, Garrity 1-8, Hudson 0-1). Fouled out--Anderson. Rebounds--Boston 45 (Battie 10), Orlando 56 (Garrity, Miller 9). Assists--Boston 22 (Anderson, Pierce 6), Orlando 26 (McGrady, Armstrong 6). Total fouls--Boston 26, Orlando 13. Technicals--Walker, Anderson, Miller. A--13,273 (17,248).

SONICS 100, BULLS 88

Gary Payton scored 26 points , leading the Seattle SuperSonics to their eighth win in nine games.

Vin Baker added 13 points and Rashard Lewis had 12 for the Sonics, who scored 32 points off of 25 Chicago turnovers. The Sonics also dominated the Bulls inside, getting 48 points in the paint.

SEATTLE (100)

Lewis 4-8 3-3 12, Baker 5-12 3-4 13, Long 4-5 0-4 8, Barry 4-6 1-2 10, Payton 12-25 2-5 26, Mason 3-8 4-4 10, Watson 2-4 0-0 5, Radmanovic 3-6 0-0 8, Drobnjak 2-5 2-2 6, Williams 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 40-81 15-24 100.

CHICAGO (88)

Artest 8-13 7-8 26, Fizer 5-10 1-2 11, Oakley 3-7 0-0 6, Mercer 8-17 0-0 16, Ollie 1-4 0-0 2, Chandler 6-8 0-0 12, Hoiberg 3-5 0-0 7, Curry 0-1 1-2 1, Hassell 2-6 0-0 5, Guyton 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 37-76 9-12 88.

Seattle 20 27 25 28 -- 100

; Chicago 25 21 17 25 -- 88

; 3-Point Goals--Seattle 5-14 (Radmanovic 2-4, Watson 1-1, Lewis 1-2, Barry 1-3, Mason 0-1, Payton 0-3), Chicago 5-15 (Artest 3-6, Hoiberg 1-1, Hassell 1-2, Ollie 0-1, Mercer 0-2, Guyton 0-3). Fouled out--None. Rebounds--Seattle 42 (Baker, Barry 6), Chicago 50 (Artest, Fizer 9). Assists--Seattle 25 (Payton, Barry, Watson 5), Chicago 31 (Ollie 10). Total fouls--Seattle 11, Chicago 22. A--15,532 (21,711).

PISTONS 90, KNICKS 79

Tim Duncan sank four free throws in the closing minutes and scored a team-high 21 points as the Spurs held off the Knicks.

NEW YORK (79)

Sprewell 7-17 2-2 17, Thomas 3-6 3-4 9, Camby 10-24 1-1 21, M.Jackson 0-2 0-0 0, Houston 9-18 3-3 22, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Harrington 1-3 0-0 2, Ward 3-4 2-2 8, Knight 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 33-79 11-12 79.

SAN ANTONIO (90)

Bowen 1-4 0-0 3, Duncan 7-15 7-9 21, D.Robinson 3-9 2-4 8, Parker 6-13 2-3 14, S.Smith 5-8 0-0 12, Rose 4-9 5-6 13, Porter 1-6 2-2 5, Daniels 2-6 0-0 4, C.Smith 3-6 2-4 10, McCaskill 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-76 20-28 90.

New York 17 20 20 22 -- 79

; San Antonio 21 23 22 24 -- 90

; 3-Point Goals--New York 2-10 (Houston 1-3, Sprewell 1-4, M.Jackson 0-1, Anderson 0-2), San Antonio 6-18 (S.Smith 2-2, C.Smith 2-4, Bowen 1-2, Porter 1-5, Parker 0-2, Daniels 0-3). Fouled out--Thomas. Rebounds--New York 49 (Camby 22), San Antonio 50 (Duncan 12). Assists--New York 18 (M.Jackson 5), San Antonio 15 (Parker 5). Total fouls--New York 29, San Antonio 15. Technical--Duncan. A--18,428 (20,557).

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