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BOX; WOLVES 95, BUCKS 77

Kevin Garnett had 22 points and 19 rebounds and Anthony Peeler added 18 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks 95-77 Wednesday night.

Both teams' rosters were depleted by injuries. The Bucks' top three scorers -- Glenn Robinson, Ray Allen and Sam Cassell -- all missed the game, as did Joe Smith and Terrell Brandon of the Wolves.

MILWAUKEE (77)

Thomas 8-24 3-4 20, Mason 2-5 0-0 4, Przybilla 1-3 0-0 2, Redd 9-20 1-2 22, Alston 3-11 3-7 10, Pope 3-9 1-2 7, Johnson 1-3 1-2 3, Ham 0-4 4-8 4, Caffey 1-1 3-4 5. Totals 28-80 16-29 77.

MINNESOTA (95)

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Garnett 8-19 4-4 22, Trent 5-8 2-5 12, Nesterovic 3-8 0-0 6, Szczerbiak 7-13 1-2 15, Billups 4-10 0-0 10, Mitchell 3-9 2-2 8, Peeler 5-10 4-5 18, Lopez 0-2 0-0 0, Avery 1-2 2-2 4, Garrett 0-2 0-0 0, Woods 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 36-87 15-20 95.

Milwaukee 23 23 17 14 --; 77

; Minnesota 19 28 31 17 --; 95

; 3-Point Goals-- Milwaukee 5-20 (Redd 3-6, Alston 1-5, Thomas 1-7, Pope 0-2), Minnesota 8-20 (Peeler 4-5, Garnett 2-4, Billups 2-5, Mitchell 0-1, Lopez 0-2, Szczerbiak 0-3). Fouled out-- None. Rebounds-- Milwaukee 59 (Redd, Mason 8), Minnesota 62 (Garnett 19). Assists-- Milwaukee 14 (Alston 8), Minnesota 23 (Billups 9). Total fouls-- Milwaukee 21, Minnesota 22. Technical-- Minnesota Defensive Three Second. A-- 19,497 (19,006).

CELTICS 110, MAGIC 94

Kenny Anderson scored all of his season-high 19 points in the first half as the Celtics won their seventh consecutive home game.

Antoine Walker scored 30 with nine assists, Paul Pierce had 24 points and eight rebounds and Vitaly Potapenko had 10 points and nine rebounds.

ORLANDO (94)

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Miller 6-14 0-0 15, Grant 4-11 1-2 9, DeClercq 0-1 0-0 0, McGrady 6-14 1-2 15, Armstrong 1-3 0-0 3, Garrity 8-13 0-0 19, Ewing 5-8 1-2 11, Hudson 3-8 2-2 9, M.Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Buechler 2-3 0-0 6, Sasser 2-5 1-1 5, Reid 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 38-83 6-9 94.

BOSTON (110)

Walker 12-18 4-6 30, Pierce 11-17 0-0 24, Battie 3-6 0-0 6, Anderson 9-16 1-3 19, Johnson 2-6 0-0 5, E.Williams 3-9 0-0 6, Strickland 2-7 2-2 8, Blount 0-0 0-0 0, K.Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Potapenko 3-5 4-4 10, Palacio 0-0 2-2 2, McCarty 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-85 13-17 110.

Orlando 27 23 12 32 --; 94

; Boston 26 40 17 27 --; 110

; 3-Point Goals-- Orlando 12-27 (Garrity 3-7, Miller 3-8, Buechler 2-2, McGrady 2-4, Armstrong 1-3, Hudson 1-3), Boston 7-17 (Walker 2-4, Pierce 2-4, Strickland 2-6, Johnson 1-1, Anderson 0-1, E.Williams 0-1). Fouled out-- None. Rebounds-- Orlando 43 (Grant 7), Boston 48 (Battie, Potapenko 9). Assists-- Orlando 30 (Armstrong 13), Boston 28 (Walker 9). Total fouls-- Orlando 17, Boston 14. Technical-- Orlando Defensive Three Second. A-- 15,003 (18,624).

CAVALIERS 113, WARRIORS 98

Lamond Murray, playing for the first time since straining his lower back Dec. 22, scored a career-high 40 points.

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GOLDEN STATE (98)

Jamison 10-20 4-4 24, Fortson 4-8 2-3 10, Foyle 2-5 4-5 8, Hughes 2-10 6-8 10, Richardson 4-12 4-4 13, Mills 0-3 1-2 1, Jackson 3-6 6-8 12, Sura 4-7 2-2 10, Blaylock 1-4 0-0 2, Murphy 2-5 2-2 6, Arenas 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 32-80 33-40 98.

CLEVELAND (113)

Murray 16-23 5-5 40, Jones 4-8 0-0 10, Mihm 4-7 5-7 13, Miller 5-9 2-2 12, Person 8-14 0-0 18, Ilgauskas 2-6 0-2 4, Coles 0-4 0-0 0, Stith 0-2 0-0 0, Davis 4-9 0-1 8, Skinner 2-3 2-2 6, Diop 0-0 0-1 0, Langdon 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 46-86 14-20 113.

Golden State 16 36 26 20 --; 98

; Cleveland 31 23 34 25 --; 113

; 3-Point Goals-- Golden State 1-7 (Richardson 1-1, Mills 0-1, Jamison 0-2, Hughes 0-3), Cleveland 7-16 (Murray 3-5, Person 2-4, Jones 2-4, Davis 0-1, Stith 0-2). Fouled out-- None. Rebounds-- Golden State 53 (Fortson 9), Cleveland 48 (Jones 8). Assists-- Golden State 21 (Hughes 6), Cleveland 33 (Miller 14). Total fouls-- Golden State 18, Cleveland 26. Technicals-- Jackson, Mihm. A-- 10,403 (20,562).

NETS 92, GRIZZLIES 74

Jason Kidd had 14 assists in 26 minutes and New Jersey held Memphis to a season-low seven points in the second quarter.

MEMPHIS (74)

Gasol 4-17 6-6 14, Long 1-11 0-0 2, Swift 7-13 1-1 15, Battier 6-20 7-7 20, J.Williams 3-11 0-0 6, Massenburg 1-5 0-0 2, Knight 1-7 1-1 3, N.Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Austin 0-0 0-0 0, Solomon 0-6 1-2 1, Fotsis 5-8 1-1 11. Totals 28-100 17-18 74.

NEW JERSEY (92)

Van Horn 6-12 0-0 13, Martin 6-15 2-2 15, MacCulloch 4-6 1-1 9, Kittles 9-10 0-0 18, Kidd 1-2 0-0 2, A.Williams 7-13 6-6 20, Harris 0-2 0-0 0, Dial 1-4 0-0 2, Jefferson 3-11 2-3 8, Jas.Collins 0-4 1-2 1, Armstrong 2-2 0-0 4, Goodrich 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 39-83 12-14 92.

Memphis 28 7 21 18 --; 74

; New Jersey 29 22 26 15 --; 92

; 3-Point Goals-- Memphis 1-11 (Battier 1-2, Long 0-1, Fotsis 0-1, J.Williams 0-2, N.Anderson 0-2, Solomon 0-3), New Jersey 2-4 (Martin 1-1, Van Horn 1-2, Jefferson 0-1). Fouled out-- Swift. Rebounds-- Memphis 64 (Gasol 12), New Jersey 55 (Van Horn 12). Assists-- Memphis 15 (J.Williams, Knight 5), New Jersey 32 (Kidd 14). Total fouls-- Memphis 18, New Jersey 21. Technical-- A.Williams. A-- 7,796 (20,049).

MAVERICKS 107, BULLS 97

Steve Nash had 24 points and 11 assists and Dirk Nowitzki scored all 18 of his points in the second half to lead the Mavericks to their 10th straight win.

Dallas played without guard Michael Finley, who missed his second straight game because because of a strained left hamstring. Their winning streak is one short of the club record.

Greg Buckner shot 9-of-12 from the field for a career-high 18 points, and reserve Eduardo Najera added 15 for the Mavericks, who also were without injured center Shawn Bradley.

Ron Artest tied his career-high with 29 points before fouling out for the Bulls, who had won two straight under new coach Bill Cartwright.

DALLAS (107)

Nowitzki 4-13 9-11 18, Newman 1-6 2-4 5, Howard 6-14 2-3 14, Buckner 9-12 0-1 18, Nash 8-14 6-7 24, Hardaway 3-9 0-0 8, Griffin 0-0 1-1 1, Manning 0-1 0-0 0, Najera 4-6 7-7 15, Zhizhi 1-3 1-2 4. Totals 36-78 28-36 107.

CHICAGO (97)

Artest 9-16 10-12 29, Oakley 3-5 0-0 6, Miller 4-9 6-7 14, Anthony 4-8 0-0 12, Mercer 5-16 4-4 14, Ollie 1-4 1-1 3, Hassell 6-12 2-2 14, Chandler 1-3 0-2 2, Hoiberg 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 34-76 24-30 97.

Dallas 17 26 28 36 --; 107

; Chicago 15 27 26 29 --; 97

; 3-Point Goals-- Dallas 7-19 (Hardaway 2-3, Nash 2-3, Zhizhi 1-2, Newman 1-4, Nowitzki 1-7), Chicago 5-7 (Anthony 4-5, Artest 1-1, Mercer 0-1). Fouled out-- Artest. Rebounds-- Dallas 45 (Nowitzki 9), Chicago 53 (Artest 8). Assists-- Dallas 24 (Nash 11), Chicago 27 (Anthony 8). Total fouls-- Dallas 24, Chicago 32. Technicals-- Nash, Miller. A-- 17,824 (21,711).

SPURS 97, PISTONS 85

Tim Duncan scored 20 points and pulled down 15 rebounds and San Antonio won its second straight as five players scored in double figures. Steve Smith added 15 points, Malik Rose 13 and David Robinson 12.

DETROIT (85)

Williamson 5-14 2-2 12, Wallace 6-10 0-2 12, C.Robinson 1-5 0-0 2, Atkins 6-11 2-3 16, Stackhouse 2-9 9-11 13, Barry 1-1 0-0 3, Rebraca 7-8 3-4 17, Barros 1-4 0-0 2, Curry 1-1 0-0 2, Moore 1-1 2-2 4, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, White 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 32-65 18-24 85.

SAN ANTONIO (97)

Bowen 2-6 2-4 6, Duncan 8-19 4-7 20, D.Robinson 3-5 6-6 12, Parker 1-5 2-2 5, S.Smith 5-7 2-3 15, Daniels 3-8 1-2 7, Porter 3-5 0-0 7, Rose 6-6 1-2 13, C.Smith 5-9 0-0 10, Bryant 0-2 0-0 0, McCaskill 1-2 0-0 2, Parks 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-74 18-26 97.

Detroit 28 18 20 19 --; 85

; San Antonio 29 24 19 25 --; 97

; 3-Point Goals-- Detroit 3-11 (Atkins 2-3, Barry 1-1, Barros 0-1, Stackhouse 0-3, C.Robinson 0-3), San Antonio 5-9 (S.Smith 3-3, Porter 1-2, Parker 1-2, Daniels 0-1, C.Smith 0-1). Fouled out-- Wallace. Rebounds-- Detroit 45 (Wallace 12), San Antonio 39 (Duncan 15). Assists-- Detroit 16 (Stackhouse, Atkins 4), San Antonio 21 (Porter 8). Total fouls-- Detroit 27, San Antonio 22. Technicals-- Wallace, D.Robinson. A-- 16,648 (20,557).

LAKERS 87, NUGGETS 86

Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, including a 20-footer that barely beat the shot clock with 55 seconds left.

L.A. LAKERS (87)

Fox 7-12 0-0 17, Madsen 2-5 1-2 5, Walker 4-9 6-8 14, Fisher 2-8 0-0 5, Bryant 11-22 6-7 28, Medvedenko 2-6 0-0 4, Horry 0-3 0-0 0, Hunter 1-7 0-0 2, George 2-7 4-4 9, Richmond 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 32-82 17-21 87.

DENVER (86)

Posey 2-6 0-0 5, Williams 2-6 3-4 7, LaFrentz 3-11 0-0 6, Lenard 8-13 2-4 22, Van Exel 9-19 4-6 25, Bowen 0-1 2-2 2, McCloud 0-3 0-0 0, Johnson 5-12 3-4 13, Cheaney 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 32-75 14-20 86.

L.A. Lakers 24 19 30 14 --; 87

; Denver 22 24 25 15 --; 86

; 3-Point Goals-- L.A. Lakers 6-13 (Fox 3-5, Richmond 1-1, Fisher 1-2, George 1-2, Horry 0-1, Hunter 0-2), Denver 8-18 (Lenard 4-5, Van Exel 3-6, Posey 1-2, Johnson 0-1, McCloud 0-1, LaFrentz 0-3). Fouled out-- None. Rebounds-- L.A. Lakers 51 (Walker 11), Denver 52 (Williams 10). Assists-- L.A. Lakers 21 (Fox 6), Denver 20 (Van Exel 8). Total fouls-- L.A. Lakers 17, Denver 20. Technicals-- L.A. Lakers Delay Of Game, Van Exel. A-- 17,932 (19,099).

76ERS 102, SUNS 81

Allen Iverson scored 29 points and three other Philadelphia players scored at least 15 as the 76ers used a 36-point third quarter to rout the listless Suns.

Before the game, 76ers coach Larry Brown said there was no truth to a Philadelphia television station's report that he was considering resigning by the time the team's trip ends Saturday in Portland.

PHILADELPHIA (102)

Harpring 5-11 5-6 15, Blount 1-4 0-0 2, Mutombo 7-13 4-4 18, Snow 1-1 4-4 6, Iverson 9-25 9-9 29, McKie 6-12 2-4 16, Claxton 2-5 3-4 7, Dalembert 0-1 0-2 0, R.Bell 2-3 0-0 5, J.Smith 1-1 2-2 4, Cummings 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-77 29-35 102.

PHOENIX (81)

Marion 7-15 2-2 16, Gugliotta 4-9 0-0 8, Voskuhl 2-6 0-0 4, Marbury 4-20 8-10 17, Hardaway 3-7 0-0 6, Rogers 4-10 0-0 9, Majerle 3-5 0-0 7, Outlaw 0-1 0-0 0, Wallace 4-10 1-1 10, Santiago 2-5 0-0 4, Ford 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-90 11-13 81.

Philadelphia 26 26 36 14 --; 102

; Phoenix 18 28 14 21 --; 81

; 3-Point Goals-- Philadelphia 5-9 (McKie 2-3, Iverson 2-5, R.Bell 1-1), Phoenix 4-12 (Wallace 1-1, Rogers 1-3, Majerle 1-3, Marbury 1-5). Fouled out-- None. Rebounds-- Philadelphia 61 (Harpring 10), Phoenix 47 (Marion, Voskuhl 6). Assists-- Philadelphia 23 (Snow 6), Phoenix 20 (Marbury 10). Total fouls-- Philadelphia 19, Phoenix 29. A-- 18,695 (19,023).

RAPTORS 95, BLAZERS 84

Vince Carter scored 28 points as the Toronto Raptors built a 20-point third-quarter lead and held on, handing the Blazers their sixth straight loss.

TORONTO (95)

Peterson 5-10 6-7 16, A.Davis 2-10 7-10 11, Clark 3-3 6-7 12, Carter 11-22 5-6 28, A.Williams 0-4 0-0 0, J.Williams 2-3 0-2 4, Curry 6-10 0-0 14, Childs 3-7 0-0 8, Montross 1-2 0-0 2, Murray 0-2 0-0 0, Bradley 0-0 0-0 0, Arroyo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-73 24-32 95.

PORTLAND (84)

Wells 6-13 3-3 15, Wallace 8-26 5-7 22, D.Davis 4-9 1-2 9, Pippen 5-9 5-5 17, Stoudamire 2-10 0-0 4, Patterson 1-3 1-2 3, Kerr 2-7 0-0 4, Dudley 0-0 0-0 0, Kemp 2-4 3-3 7, Boumtje-Boumtje 1-1 0-0 2, Brunson 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 31-82 19-24 84.

Toronto 25 23 25 22 --; 95

; Portland 16 20 22 26 --; 84

; 3-Point Goals-- Toronto 5-15 (Curry 2-3, Childs 2-4, Carter 1-6, A.Williams 0-1, Murray 0-1), Portland 3-11 (Pippen 2-3, Wallace 1-3, Stoudamire 0-1, Wells 0-1, Patterson 0-1, Kerr 0-2). Fouled out-- Clark. Rebounds-- Toronto 53 (Clark, A.Davis 9), Portland 51 (Wallace 13). Assists-- Toronto 18 (Childs 9), Portland 19 (Pippen 7). Total fouls-- Toronto 23, Portland 23. A-- 18,117 (19,980).

KINGS 105, CLIPPERS 91

Chris Webber had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Sacramento Kings won their fifth straight game.

L.A. CLIPPERS (91)

Odom 5-8 3-5 13, Brand 3-9 4-6 10, Olowokandi 5-13 3-4 13, Maggette 4-8 2-2 13, McInnis 8-15 4-5 20, Richardson 1-11 0-0 2, Miles 3-7 3-4 9, Rooks 0-2 0-2 0, Piatkowski 3-6 0-0 6, Boykins 2-4 0-0 5, Recasner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-83 19-28 91.

SACRAMENTO (105)

Stojakovic 6-18 0-0 14, Webber 10-22 1-2 21, Divac 7-8 2-3 16, Christie 5-15 3-3 17, Bibby 7-14 0-0 16, Pollard 4-7 3-4 11, Funderburke 0-1 0-0 0, Turkoglu 2-6 1-2 6, Jackson 2-6 0-0 4, Cleaves 0-2 0-0 0, Wallace 0-1 0-0 0, Price 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 43-100 10-14 105.

L.A. Clippers 24 23 20 24 --; 91

; Sacramento 30 26 22 27 --; 105

; 3-Point Goals-- L.A. Clippers 4-11 (Maggette 3-3, Boykins 1-1, Piatkowski 0-1, McInnis 0-1, Richardson 0-5), Sacramento 9-23 (Christie 4-9, Bibby 2-3, Stojakovic 2-6, Turkoglu 1-3, Jackson 0-2). Fouled out-- None. Rebounds-- L.A. Clippers 65 (Olowokandi 12), Sacramento 54 (Webber 10). Assists-- L.A. Clippers 19 (Odom, McInnis, Miles 4), Sacramento 34 (Bibby 9). Total fouls-- L.A. Clippers 14, Sacramento 22. Technicals-- McInnis. A-- 17,317 (17,317).

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