NBA roundup: Bulls top Orlando

Associated Press

Published: Friday, March 4 2011 11:00 p.m. MST

NETS 116, RAPTORS 103, At London, Brook Lopez scored 25 points and New Jersey ended a six-game losing streak by beating Toronto in the first regular-season NBA game played in Europe.

Deron Williams added 16 points and 11 assists at the O2 Arena despite playing with injuries to both hands — a strained right wrist and bruised left hand. It was the All-Star guard's first win with the Nets since being acquired from Utah last week.

DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 30 points and Andrea Bargnani added 23.

Attendance was an announced sellout of 18,689, but there were some empty seats. The teams will face each other again at the O2 on Saturday, as the NBA decided to bring regular-season games to Europe for the first time as part of its push to increase its fan base on the continent. The O2 has hosted preseason games for the last four years.

76ERS 111, TIMBERWOLVES 100: At Philadelphia, Andre Iguodala had 22 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his second triple-double of the season, as Philadelphia overcame another stellar effort from Kevin Love to beat Minnesota.

Elton Brand scored 21 points and Thaddeus Young added 16 for the Sixers, who climbed back above .500 at 31-30. They currently hold the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

The Timberwolves got 21 points and 23 rebounds from Love, the 10th time he's had a 20-20 game this season. It was the 49th straight double-double for the All-Star forward, just two shy of tying Moses Malone's 51-game streak set in 1978-79.

Love leads the league with 58 double-doubles.

HORNETS 98, GRIZZLIES 91: At Memphis, Tenn., Chris Paul broke out of a scoring slump with 23 points and 14 assists, and Willie Green keyed New Orleans' fourth-quarter rally against Memphis.

Paul, limited to 17 points over the previous three games, was 7 of 15 from the field, including 2 for 3 on 3-pointers. Green scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth as the Hornets snapped a three-game skid and moved past Portland into sixth place in the Western Conference.

Jarrett Jack had 19 points for New Orleans, while Marco Belinelli and Carl Landry scored 14 apiece. Belinelli was 6 of 7 from the floor and Landry grabbed 10 rebounds.

Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

SUNS 102, BUCKS 88: At Milwaukee, Channing Frye scored 20 points and Phoenix used a 19-0 run in the third quarter to flip a deficit into a big lead against Milwaukee.

The Suns are chasing Memphis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference and are just a half-game back after winning 12 of their last 16. It appeared they might not keep pace, though, after a lackadaisical first half and an eight-point deficit early in the third quarter.

But Frye converted a three-point play to spark 12 points in a span of 1:38 that the Suns stretched to 19 in a row.

Corey Maggette scored 21 points for the Bucks, who were missing four regulars due to injuries or illness, including center Andrew Bogut.

MAVERICKS 116, PACERS 108: At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 29 points, Jason Terry added 21 and Dallas pulled away from Indiana in the final 3 minutes to stretch its winning streak to eight games.

Jason Kidd's 15 points and Rodrigue Beaubois' 13 helped the Mavericks to their 18th victory in 19 games.

Danny Granger had 22 points and Darren Collison 17 for the Pacers, who have lost four of five but are 10-7 since Frank Vogel took over as interim coach after Jim O'Brien was fired Jan. 30.

The Mavericks led by as many as 14 in the third quarter but couldn't put away the Pacers, who pulled within 101-98 on Collison's 3-pointer with 3:24 left.

But Terry hit back-to-back 15-foot jumpers, the second with 2:29 left, and Kidd converted two free throws to push Dallas' lead to 107-98.

Mavericks starting center Tyson Chandler missed the game with a sprained right ankle.

SPURS 125, HEAT 95: At San Antonio, the Spurs had eight players in double figures to blow out Miami.

LAKERS 92, BOBCATS 84: At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant had 27 points as the Lakers defeated their nemesis Charlotte.

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