NBA roundup: 'Melo scores 37, but Nets top Nuggets after trade debacle

Published: Monday, Jan. 31 2011 11:00 p.m. MST

The 37-year-old Vogel replaced Jim O'Brien, who was fired on Sunday. Vogel said he would allow Hibbert to play through his mistakes, and the 7-foot-2 center rewarded his new coach with his highest-scoring game since Nov. 28. Darren Collison and Paul George scored 16 points and Tyler Hansbrough added 14 as the Pacers extended Toronto's losing streak to 12 games. The Raptors gave up 100 or more points for the eighth straight contest.

Amir Johnson led Toronto with 18 points, and Jose Calderon and Ed Davis added 13. Andrea Bargnani, Toronto's leading scorer this season, finished with 12 points on 3-for-15 shooting.

GRIZZLIES 100, MAGIC 97: At Memphis, Tenn., Mike Conley scored 26 points and had a key steal late, and Jason Richardson missed a 40-footer at the buzzer as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Orlando Magic 100-97 on Monday night.

Gilbert Arenas made one of two foul shots to cut the Grizzlies' lead to 98-97 with 40 seconds left.

Conley stole the ball from Orlando forward Ryan Anderson and was fouled. Dwight Howard was then called for a technical foul and Zach Randolph made the free throw. Conley made one of two free throws before Richardson's shot missed badly.

Conley also had 11 assists, marking the first time in his career he had more than 20 points and 10 assists in the same game.

Lionel Hollins became the coach with most wins in Grizzlies history with 96.

MAVERICKS 102, WIZARDS 92: At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Tyson Chandler added 18 points and 18 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks stretched their winning streak to five games with a 102-92 victory over Washington on Monday night, keeping the Wizards winless on the road.

Jason Terry contributed 14 points and eight assists and Shawn Marion had 14 points and nine rebounds for Dallas, which has won six of seven following a six-game losing streak.

Washington dropped its fifth straight and slipped to 0-24 on the road, the third-worst road start in NBA history.

Dallas holds the record, dropping its first 29 on the road in 1992-93.

Rookie of the Year contender John Wall had 17 points and 10 assists, and Nick Young and Rashard Lewis had 18 points apiece for Washington.

CLIPPERS 105, BUCKS 98: At Los Angeles, Blake Griffin continued his stellar rookie season with 32 points, 11 rebounds and six assists to lead the Clippers to victory over Milwuakee. Baron Davis added 18 points and seven assists for Los Angeles.

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