NBA roundup: Cavaliers' losing streak finally ends

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Feb. 11 2011 11:00 p.m. MST

Tim Duncan had 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Antonio McDyess added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. DeJuan Blair grabbed 14 rebounds for San Antonio, which was trying to become the sixth team in NBA history to begin 45-8 or better and the first since the 1996-97 champion Chicago Bulls.

HORNETS 99, MAGIC 93: At Orlando, Fla., Willie Green scored 24 points and David West added 17 points and 17 rebounds as New Orleans rallied to beat Orlando.

The Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak, while Orlando's loss stopped a string of two straight wins. The Magic are 5-6 since posting their last three-game winning streak last month.

Chris Paul added 15 points, Jarrett Jack had 13 and Trevor Ariza 10 for the Hornets.

Dwight Howard led the way for Orlando with 20 points and 17 rebounds.

NETS 94, BOBCATS 89: At Charlotte, N.C., Brook Lopez had 31 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season, and New Jersey held off the sluggish Charlotte Bobcats to snap a 12-game road losing streak.

The Nets improved to 4-24 on the road as Lopez posted his first double-figure rebounding game since Dec. 1, leading an energized team that seemed to respond to coach Avery Johnson changing the travel schedule.

Devin Harris added 16 points and eight assists and Kris Humphries had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets, who raced to a 12-2 lead and never trailed in their second straight win.

Stephen Jackson scored 21 points and Gerald Wallace added 20 for the Bobcats, who have dropped six of eight.

PACERS 116, TIMBERWOLVES 105: At Indianapolis, Dahntay Jones scored all of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and Indiana rallied past Minnesota to win for the sixth time in seven games under interim coach Frank Vogel.

Danny Granger also had 19 points for the Pacers, who trailed by nine in the second half.

Jones, who played sparingly under former coach Jim O'Brien, keyed the victory by making six of seven shots from the field — including 2 of 2 from 3-point range — as Indiana rallied from a seven-point deficit to start the fourth quarter.

Kevin Love finished with 22 points to lead Minnesota, which had won its last two.

TRAIL BLAZERS 102, RAPTORS 96: At Toronto, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 14 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, Rudy Fernandez had 23 and Portland beat the skidding Toronto Raptors for its third straight victory.

Coming off a career-high 42 points in Monday's win over Chicago, Aldridge shot 14-for-25 and grabbed 10 rebounds. He went 9-for-12 from the free throw line.

Andre Miller had 13 points and eight assists for the Trail Blazers, who have won 10 of 13.

Andrea Bargnani scored 29 points for the Raptors, who lost for the 16th time in 17 games.

GRIZZLIES 89, BUCKS 86: At Memphis, Tenn., Mike Conley had 23 points, including a key 3-pointer with 1:12 left, and eight assists as Memphis beat Milwaukee.

Sam Young finished with 19 points and a career-high eight rebounds as Memphis gave coach Lionel Hollins his 100th victory. Rudy Gay had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Darrell Arthur added 12 points.

Corey Maggette led the Bucks with 22 points, including 20 in the third quarter to help Milwaukee erase a first-half deficit. John Salmons had 18 points and six assists, while Brandon Jennings finished with 16 points.

Pistons to retire Rodman's No. 10 on April

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons plan to retire Dennis Rodman's No. 10 during a halftime ceremony in April.

The eccentric rebounding specialist helped the Pistons win NBA titles in 1989 and 1990. He'll be honored April 1 when the Pistons host the Chicago Bulls, a team Rodman won three championships with from 1996-98.

Detroit rookie Greg Monroe currently wears No. 10 and will be allowed to keep it.

Rodman averaged 8.8 points and 11.5 rebounds in 549 games as a Piston. He was the league's defensive player of the year in 1990 and 1991.

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