NBA roundup: Charlotte Bobcats lose 19th straight

Published: Friday, April 20 2012 11:52 p.m. MDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mike Conley had 18 points and seven assists as Memphis rallied to beat Charlotte 85-80 on Friday night, extending the Bobcats' franchise-worst losing streak to 19 games.

The Grizzlies overcame an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter and held on to get an important victory in terms of playoff seeding in the Western Conference.

If the Bobcats (7-55) lose their final four games they will finish with the worst winning percentage in league history.

CAVALIERS 98, KNICKS 90: At Cleveland, Amare Stoudemire's return from a back injury didn't help playoff-bound New York.

Stoudemire finished with 15 points and Carmelo Anthony had 12 before sitting out the fourth quarter.

Manny Harris had 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to lead the Cavs, and rookie Kyrie Irving scored 21 points in his second game back from a shoulder injury. Samardo Samuels added 15 points for Cleveland.

HAWKS 97, CELTICS 92: At Atlanta, Joe Johnson scored 30 points, and Atlanta edged short-handed Boston to take a step toward landing homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Josh Smith had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Atlanta, and Keyon Dooling scored 17 points for the Celtics.

MAVERICKS 104, WARRIORS 94: At Dallas, Vince Carter had 19 points, including eight straight for Dallas early in the fourth quarter.

Brandan Wright had 17 points for Dallas, which finished 23-10 at home and is sixth in the Western Conference, while Dirk Nowitzki and Delonte West each had 16 and Shawn Marion 14.

SPURS 121, LAKERS 97: At San Antonio,Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all scored at least 20 points to help San Antonio spoil Kobe Bryant's return.

The Spurs stayed atop the Western Conference with their sixth straight victory while the Lakers missed a chance to clinch home court in the first round.

. Duncan had 21 points and eight rebounds, Parker had 20 points and 10 assists, and Ginobili added 20 points and seven assists.

THUNDER 103, KINGS 92: At Sacramento, Calif., Kevin Durant had 29 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Thunder over the struggling Kings.

Oklahoma City (46-17) remained in contention for the best record in the Western Conference. The Thunder are one-half game behind San Antonio and have three games remaining.

James Harden had 20 points and Russell Westbrook scored 18 for the Thunder, who have a 7-5 record in April.

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