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NBA roundup: Granger's jumper sinks Knicks

Published: Tuesday, March 15 2011 11:51 p.m. MDT

INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger's jumper with 0.3 seconds left gave the Indiana Pacers a 119-117 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

Indiana passed the ball inbounds with 7.8 seconds left. Granger worked the clock, drove right on Shawne Williams, pulled up and connected on a 17-foot fadeaway.

Granger, who missed Sunday's 106-93 win at New York with strep throat, scored 26 points. Tyler Hansbrough scored a career-high 30 points after setting a career high with 29 Sunday. Darren Collison added 24 points and nine assists for Indiana.

BULLS 98, WIZARDS 79: At Chicago, Derrick Rose scored 23 points to help Chicago earn its seventh consecutive victory and move into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.

Luol Deng added 20 points and Keith Bogans scored 17, his highest total since joining the Bulls. Bogans took all of his 10 shots from behind the 3-point arc, hitting a season-high five.

The Bulls (48-18) moved a half-game ahead of the Boston Celtics.

Washington center JaVale McGee had a rare triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks, the most by an NBA player since Toronto's Keon Clark had 12 on March 23, 2001.

Rookie Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 27 points.

HAWKS 110, BUCKS 85: At Atlanta, sporting a new look, Joe Johnson scored 36 points — 28 in the first half — and the Hawks cruised past the Bucks in a makeup game.

Johnson donned a black headband to protect the back of his scalp after undergoing a procedure to treat a skin infection. It must have helped his shooting touch, too. He made six straight 3-pointers on the way to the highest-scoring half by an Atlanta player this season.

With Johnson firing away, the Hawks went on a 20-0 run that started at the end of the first quarter and extended into the second.

Andrew Bogut led Milwaukee with 21 points. That wasn't nearly enough against Johnson and the Hawks, who shot a staggering 63 percent (46 of 73).

The teams were making up a Jan. 11 game that was postponed after an ice storm struck Atlanta.

TRAIL BLAZERS 104, MAVERICKS 101: At Portland, Ore., LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points and Brandon Roy added 21 off the bench, including a key jumper with less than a minute to go, as the Portland Trail Blazers edged the Dallas Mavericks.

The Blazers led 100-94 with 3:50 left, but Jason Terry's basket narrowed it to 100-99. Roy hit a pair of free throws before a pull-up jumper that made it 104-99 with 47 seconds left.

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