NBA roundup: Big 4th quarter lifts Heat to victory over 76ers

Associated Press

Published: Friday, March 25 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

Jordan Crawford had 19 points, JaVale McGee had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and John Wall had 13 rebounds and six assists for the Wizards.

Washington fell to 1-34 on the road and has two games left on its five-game Western trip.

BUCKS 102, KNICKS 96: At New York, Brandon Jennings scored a season-high 37 points to help Milwaukee send New York to its fifth consecutive loss.

Andrew Bogut added 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Bucks, who won for the third time in four games and pulled within two games of Indiana for the final playoff spot in the East.

Amare Stoudemire scored 28 points for the Knicks, losers of eight of nine and 7-11 since acquiring Carmelo Anthony, who finished with 25.

KINGS 110, PACERS 93: At Indianapolis, DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help Sacramento to its fourth win in seven games.

Samuel Dalembert had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Francisco Garcia scored 16 points and Marcus Thornton added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Kings.

Danny Granger scored 20 points for the Pacers, who missed an opportunity to strengthen their grip on the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

CAVALIERS 97, PISTONS 91: At Cleveland, J.J. Hickson scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and Baron Davis hit a critical 3-pointer with 9.9 seconds remaining to lead Cleveland.

The win was only the second in the last 10 games for Cleveland, while Detroit has lost three straight and six of eight. The Cavaliers also broke a seven-game home losing streak.

Davis returned for Cleveland after missing three games because of back spasms. He scored 16 points and had five assists in 24 minutes.

Tayshuan Prince and Richard Hamilton scored 15 points apiece for Detroit.

HORNETS 106, SUNS 100: At Phoenix, Carl Landry, starting in place of injured David West, scored 19 points and the New Orleans Hornets pulled out a victory over Phoenix, sinking the Suns further out of the Western Conference playoff race.

The Hornets, who lost leading scorer West for the season with a knee injury in a victory at Utah on Thursday night, won for the fifth time in six games to stay in a virtual tie with Portland for the No. 6 spot in the West.

Chris Paul led five Hornets in double figures with 22 points. Jarrett Jack added 17, Trevor Ariza 16 and Willie Green 15.

Marcin Gortat had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 28 minutes before leaving the game with a broken nose with 4 minutes left in the third quarter. Grant Hill also scored 18, while Jared Dudley and Aaron Brooks added 17 apiece.

TRAIL BLAZERS 98, SPURS 96: At Portland, Ore., Nicolas Batum scored over Tony Parker at the buzzer and the Portland Trail Blazers edged the San Antonio Spurs.

Batum finished with 21 points for the Blazers, who won their sixth straight game at the Rose Garden, and their sixth in a row at home against the Spurs.

San Antonio led by as many as 10 in the fourth quarter but Portland pulled within one at 91-90 after a pair of free throws from Batum. Parker answered with a layup and Manu Ginobili made a 3-pointer to put San Antonio in front 96-90 with 1:21 left.

Andre Miller made two straight layups before Batum added another pair of free throws to tie it with 0.9 seconds left.

WARRIORS 138, RAPTORS 100: At Oakland, Calif., Monta Ellis had 27 points and 10 assists, Dorell Wright finished with 26 points and the Golden State Warriors scored an NBA season-high 84 points in the first half in a rout of the Toronto Raptors.

Stephen Curry added 23 points and eight assists to help the Warriors snap a six-game losing streak in blowout fashion. The first-half point total topped this season's previous high of 80 set by Denver in a victory over Cleveland.

DeMar DeRozan, Leandro Barbosa and Ed Davis scored 19 points each in a demoralizing defeat for a Toronto team also assured of missing the playoffs. They trailed by 26 points at the half, by 47 in the fourth quarter and were never competitive.

The Raptors also lost Jose Calderon to a strained left hamstring.

LAKERS 112, CLIPPERS 104: At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant had 37 points and Pau Gasol added 26 for the Lakers.

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