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4B Monday, February 20, 2012

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE

Today’s games

Atlantic Division W 20 15 16 9 9

Philadelphia Boston New York Toronto New Jersey

L 12 15 16 23 24

Pct .625 .500 .500 .281 .273

GB — 4 4 11 111⁄2

L10 4-6 5-5 8-2 2-8 1-9

Str L-3 L-3 W-1 L-4 L-1

Home Away Conf 13-6 7-6 15-5 11-8 4-7 14-10 9-8 7-8 10-8 4-11 5-12 6-16 3-12 6-12 7-17

L 7 12 12 24 27

Pct .781 .625 .613 .226 .129

GB — 5 51⁄2 171⁄2 201⁄2

L10 9-1 7-3 4-6 3-7 1-9

Str W-6 L-1 L-1 L-2 L-1

Home Away Conf 13-2 12-5 20-4 12-6 8-6 14-8 9-5 10-7 15-6 4-12 3-12 5-17 2-11 2-16 3-21

L 8 12 18 17 22

Pct .758 .613 .419 .414 .333

GB — 5 11 11 14

L10 7-3 4-6 3-7 4-6 7-3

Str L-1 W-2 W-1 W-1 W-3

Home Away Conf 11-2 14-6 17-6 9-4 10-8 14-9 7-7 6-11 9-9 7-8 5-9 7-13 8-10 3-12 8-15

Pct .710 .625 .563 .563 .233

GB — 21⁄2 41⁄2 41⁄2 141⁄2

L10 10-0 6-4 6-4 6-4 3-7

Str W-10 L-1 W-4 W-1 W-3

Home Away Conf 13-1 9-8 16-7 12-5 8-7 15-8 12-5 6-9 12-12 12-4 6-10 12-12 3-14 4-9 3-18

L 7 15 15 15 16

Pct .774 .531 .531 .500 .500

GB — 71⁄2 71⁄2 81⁄2 81⁄2

L10 7-3 4-6 2-8 3-7 6-4

Str W-2 W-1 L-3 L-1 W-3

Home Away Conf 12-1 12-6 19-6 12-5 5-10 12-11 8-7 9-8 8-15 12-5 3-10 10-12 9-10 7-6 11-7

L 10 13 19 17 21

Pct .655 .581 .406 .393 .323

GB — 2 71⁄2 71⁄2 10

L10 6-4 6-4 5-5 5-5 4-6

Str L-1 L-1 W-1 L-3 L-5

Home Away Conf 11-4 8-6 10-8 13-2 5-11 12-6 6-8 7-11 7-13 8-9 3-8 6-12 7-5 3-16 7-13

Southeast Division W 25 20 19 7 4

Miami Orlando Atlanta Washington Charlotte

Central Division W 25 19 13 12 11

Chicago Indiana Milwaukee Cleveland Detroit

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W 22 20 18 18 7

San Antonio Dallas Memphis Houston New Orleans

L 9 12 14 14 23

Northwest Division W 24 17 17 15 16

Oklahoma City Portland Denver Utah Minnesota

Pacific Division W 19 18 13 11 10

L.A. Clippers L.A. Lakers Phoenix Golden State Sacramento

Atlanta at Chicago, 3 p.m. New Jersey at New York, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Dallas, 7 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Denver, 8 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s games

Detroit at Cleveland, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Indiana, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Memphis, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 9 p.m.

How former Jayhawks fared Cole Aldrich, Oklahoma City Did not play (coach’s decision) Mario Chalmers, Miami Pts: 6. FGs: 2-5. FTs: 2-2. Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Pts: 3. FGs: 0-2. FTs: 3-3. Drew Gooden, Milwaukee (DId not play, wrist injury) Markieff Morris, Phoenix Pts: 10. FGs: 2-11. FTs: 5-6. Paul Pierce, Boston Pts: 18. FGs: 6-11. FTs: 4-4.

Leaders THROUGH FEB. 18 Scoring Bryant, LAL James, MIA Durant, OKC Love, MIN Westbrook, OKC Aldridge, POR Ellis, GOL D. Williams, NJN Griffin, LAC

FG Percentage G 30 30 30 29 30 30 27 31 29

FG 316 303 293 241 260 275 218 225 254

FT 192 211 173 217 139 123 123 152 106

PTS 867 840 805 747 678 674 593 669 615

AVG 28.9 28.0 26.8 25.8 22.6 22.5 22.0 21.6 21.2

FG 121 114 116 230 203 161 173 303 114 254

Chandler, NYK Splitter, SAN Pekovic, MIN Howard, ORL Gortat, PHX Nash, PHX Bynum, LAL James, MIA Okafor, NOR Griffin, LAC

FGA 172 184 188 416 368 292 316 555 214 477

PCT .703 .620 .617 .553 .552 .551 .547 .546 .533 .532

Rebounds Howard, ORL Love, MIN Bynum, LAL

G OFF 31 108 29 119 26 88

Assists

DEF 366 292 240

TOT AVG 474 15.3 411 14.2 328 12.6

G AST AVG 28 305 10.9 21 200 9.5 32 280 8.8 24 208 8.7

Nash, PHX Rondo, BOS Calderon, TOR Paul, LAC

Team statistics Team Offense Miami Denver Oklahoma City Golden State San Antonio L.A. Clippers Houston Portland Chicago Minnesota Utah New York Philadelphia Milwaukee Dallas Atlanta Indiana Cleveland Phoenix Memphis

G 31 31 30 28 31 29 31 32 33 31 29 31 31 30 31 31 30 28 31 32

Pts 3215 3205 3047 2766 3059 2835 3025 3118 3207 2998 2792 2950 2943 2847 2931 2930 2825 2628 2907 2995

Avg 103.7 103.4 101.6 98.8 98.7 97.8 97.6 97.4 97.2 96.7 96.3 95.2 94.9 94.9 94.5 94.5 94.2 93.9 93.8 93.6

Orlando Sacramento L.A. Lakers New Jersey Washington Boston Toronto Detroit New Orleans Charlotte Team Defense Philadelphia Boston Chicago L.A. Lakers Dallas Orlando Atlanta New Orleans Memphis

31 30 30 32 31 29 32 32 30 30

2901 2793 2793 2962 2837 2603 2842 2835 2619 2607

93.6 93.1 93.1 92.6 91.5 89.8 88.8 88.6 87.3 86.9

G 31 29 33 30 31 31 31 30 32

Pts 2702 2529 2906 2722 2815 2825 2849 2774 2961

Avg 87.2 87.2 88.1 90.7 90.8 91.1 91.9 92.5 92.5

Portland Indiana New York San Antonio Toronto Miami L.A. Clippers Minnesota Oklahoma City Detroit Houston Milwaukee Utah Phoenix Cleveland New Jersey Denver Washington Charlotte Golden State Sacramento

32 30 31 31 32 31 29 31 30 32 31 30 29 31 28 32 31 31 30 28 30

2964 2785 2911 2912 3019 2935 2754 2959 2872 3070 2996 2906 2818 3017 2736 3182 3103 3108 3016 2820 3049

92.6 92.8 93.9 93.9 94.3 94.7 95.0 95.5 95.7 95.9 96.6 96.9 97.2 97.3 97.7 99.4 100.1 100.3 100.5 100.7 101.6

NBA All-Star directors want entertainment, not controversy By Jim Abbott The Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, FLA. — Whether it’s the NBA, the NFL or major-league baseball, big-name musical acts are as much a part of professional sporting events as beer vendors and jumbo video screens. And so are the headaches, ranging from wardrobe malfunctions to rude gestures to pleasing the audience. That’s why, “if you’re scheduling entertainment for a massive event with a very diverse audience, you’re obviously going to be a little careful about who you choose,” said Robert Thompson, a professor of pop culture at Syracuse University. And it was definitely on Charles Rosenzweig’s mind as he pulled together the musical lineup for this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game in Orlando. “In the back of everyone’s mind are some of these instances,” said Rosenzweig, the NBA’s

senior vice president for entertainment and player marketing, adding that the NBA’s own production team produces the All-Star Weekend musical segments to maintain control. “We discuss the creative approach with the artists; we discuss the lyrics; we discuss wardrobe - just like we do with any show that we’re doing. We’ve been fortunate that we haven’t had any incidents.” Finding the right entertainment, especially in an increasingly diverse music industry, isn’t as easy as it once was. “Booking any act that will get everybody excited is really hard to do,” Thompson said. “If you take 100 people randomly, of different ages and economic backgrounds, you might have a hard time coming up with more than a couple of names of recent musicians that everybody knows. Maybe Lady Gaga or Katy Perry, but it’s a relatively small list.” The NBA goes out of its way “to be current, to be

hip, to know that we have an audience that skews younger and to work with acts that have big hits at that moment,” Rosenzweig said. His lineup for All-Star weekend includes singer Mary J. Blige, Miami rapper Pitbull and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. Rosenzweig said he’s more worried about a technical malfunction than a wardrobe one. The mother of all controversies happened during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, when Justin Timberlake grabbed Janet Jackson’s costume and exposed her breast for about half a second. It “was a massive nuisance to the television industry,” Thompson said. “It’s still an issue for the networks and leagues.” This year’s Super Bowl halftime show offered a reminder of that, when singer M.I.A. flashed her middle finger to the game’s record-setting 111.3 million TV viewers. Even the show’s headliner, Madonna, criticized the move.

L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD

Roundup

The Associated Press

Knicks 104, Mavericks 97 NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin had 28 points and a career-high 14 assists, Steve Novak made four threepointers in the fourth quarter, and the Knicks ended the Mavericks’ sixgame winning streak Sunday. J.R. Smith scored 15 points in his Knicks debut and Novak had all of his 14 in the final period as New York won for the eighth time in nine games. In a game of wild momentum swings, the Knicks reeled off 17 straight points in the first quarter, fell behind by 12 in the third, then pulled it out to beat the Mavericks for only the third time in the last 20 meetings. DALLAS (97) Marion 6-11 2-2 14, Nowitzki 11-20 8-9 34, Haywood 4-6 1-3 9, Kidd 3-9 0-0 8, Carter 3-9 1-1 9, Terry 5-13 0-0 13, Wright 2-5 1-2 5, Odom 1-6 0-0 2, Jones 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 36-81 13-17 97. NEW YORK (104) Shumpert 2-9 0-0 5, Stoudemire 4-10 3-4 11, Chandler 5-7 4-4 14, Lin 11-20 3-6 28, Fields 6-12 0-0 13, Jeffries 1-5 2-4 4, Smith 6-16 0-0 15, Novak 5-7 0-0 14. Totals 40-86 12-18 104. Dallas 20 25 30 22— 97 New York 32 16 24 32—104 3-Point Goals-Dallas 12-33 (Nowitzki 4-5, Terry 3-10, Carter 2-4, Kidd 2-8, Jones 1-1, Marion 0-1, Odom 0-4), New York 12-29 (Novak 4-5, Lin 3-6, Smith 3-9, Fields 1-3, Shumpert 1-5, Jeffries 0-1). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsDallas 48 (Marion, Terry 7), New York 53 (Chandler 10). Assists-Dallas 24 (Terry 6), New York 21 (Lin 14). Total FoulsDallas 20, New York 16. Technicals-New York defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls-Terry. A-19,763 (19,763).

Thunders 123, Nuggets 118, OT OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored a careerbest 51 points for the top performance in the NBA this season, Russell Westbrook added 40, and Serge Ibaka had his first career triple-double as Oklahoma City beat Denver in overtime. Durant hit a threepointer and drove for a dunk to tie the game with 4.4 seconds left in regulation, then used the extra period to chalk up the first 50-point game of the twotime scoring champion’s career. Ibaka added 14 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks to become the 14th player in franchise history with a triple-double. DENVER (118) Brewer 5-14 0-0 10, Faried 0-1 0-0 0, Mozgov 2-5 2-2 6, Lawson 8-17 0-0 17, Afflalo 10-21 5-6 27, Harrington 3-9 3-4 11, Miller 9-19 2-2 21, Andersen 5-6 1-2 11, Koufos 6-7 1-1 13, Hamilton 1-2 0-1 2. Totals 49-101 14-18 118. OKLAHOMA CITY (124) Durant 19-28 8-10 51, Ibaka 6-7 2-4 14, Perkins 0-1 0-0 0, Westbrook 16-29 5-5 40, Cook 1-6 0-0 2, Harden 2-12 5-6 10, Collison 0-2 3-3 3, Mohammed 2-2 0-0 4, Jackson 0-3 0-0 0, Ivey 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 46-94 23-28 124. Denver 27 31 25 28 7—118 Oklahoma City 25 28 30 28 13—124 3-Point Goals-Denver 6-22 (Harrington 2-5, Afflalo 2-6, Lawson 1-3, Miller 1-5, Brewer 0-3), Oklahoma City 9-28 (Durant 5-6, Westbrook 3-6, Harden 1-7, Jackson 0-1, Ivey 0-3, Cook 0-5). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Denver 58 (Harrington 11), Oklahoma City 51 (Ibaka 15). Assists-Denver 26 (Miller 10), Oklahoma City 20 (Westbrook 9). Total Fouls-Denver 22, Oklahoma City 19. Technicals-Denver defensive three second. A-18,203 (18,203).

Heat 90, Magic 78 MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 27 points, LeBron James had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and NBA-leading Miami beat Orlando for its sixth consecutive victory. With former President Bill Clinton sitting courtside next to Heat managing general partner Micky Arison, Udonis Haslem scored 10 for the Heat, who improved to 25-7, a half-game better than Chicago for the best record in the NBA and Eastern Conference. ORLANDO (78) Turkoglu 0-4 1-2 1, Anderson 3-8 1-2 9, D.Howard 5-10 2-10 12, Nelson 2-11 2-2 7, Redick 6-10 0-0 17, Q.Richardson 4-9 0-0 10, Davis 3-10 6-6 12, Duhon 0-3 1-2 1, Wafer 4-9 0-1 9, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Harper 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-74 13-25 78. MIAMI (90) James 9-14 6-7 25, Bosh 4-10 0-0 8, Anthony 0-1 2-4 2, Chalmers 2-5 2-2 6, Wade 13-23 1-1 27, Haslem 5-11 0-0 10, Battier 1-3 0-0 3, Cole 2-4 0-0 4, Miller 2-6 0-0 5, Pittman 0-3 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, J.Howard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-80 11-14 90. Orlando 19 12 23 24—78 Miami 22 21 27 20—90 3-Point Goals-Orlando 11-29 (Redick 5-7, Q.Richardson 2-5, Anderson 2-5, Wafer 1-2, Nelson 1-4, Turkoglu 0-3, Duhon 0-3), Miami 3-12 (Battier 1-2, James 1-2, Miller 1-3, Wade 0-2, Chalmers 0-3). Rebounds-Orlando 51 (D.Howard 15), Miami 53 (James 11). Assists-Orlando 15 (Nelson 4), Miami 20 (James 8). Total Fouls-Orlando 10, Miami 18. Technicals-James. A-20,185 (19,600).

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KNICKS’ SENSATION-OF-THE-MOMENT JEREMY LIN (17) TRIES to move past Dallas’ Dominique Jones during the first half. Lin had 28 points and 14 assists in the Knicks’ 104-97 victory Sunday in New York. T’wolves 92, 76ers 91 MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of free throws with 0.1 seconds left. PHILADELPHIA (91) Iguodala 5-8 2-4 13, Brand 2-9 4-4 8, Allen 3-6 0-0 6, Holiday 10-20 0-0 20, Meeks 4-10 0-0 9, Turner 2-5 0-0 4, Vucevic 4-8 0-0 8, L.Williams 5-12 2-2 13, Young 5-12 0-0 10. Totals 40-90 8-10 91. MINNESOTA (92) Johnson 0-4 0-0 0, Love 7-23 6-8 20, Pekovic 4-7 9-10 17, Rubio 7-17 6-6 22, Ridnour 5-10 0-0 10, Barea 6-12 2-2 14, D.Williams 1-3 0-0 2, Beasley 2-6 0-0 4, Webster 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 33-85 23-26 92. Philadelphia 24 25 25 17—91 Minnesota 22 22 28 20—92 3-Point Goals-Philadelphia 3-11 (Iguodala 1-1, L.Williams 1-2, Meeks 1-5, Holiday 0-3), Minnesota 3-16 (Rubio 2-4, Webster 1-2, Barea 0-1, Johnson 0-2, Ridnour 0-3, Love 0-4). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Philadelphia 52 (Allen 8), Minnesota 55 (Love 15). AssistsPhiladelphia 14 (Turner, Iguodala 3), Minnesota 13 (Rubio 5). Total FoulsPhiladelphia 21, Minnesota 12. A-18,759 (19,356).

Suns 102, Lakers 90 PHOENIX — Jared Dudley scored a season-high 25 points, Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and Phoenix held on to beat Los Angeles, ending a four-game losing streak. L.A. LAKERS (90) World Peace 1-4 0-2 2, Gasol 6-11 5-6 17, Bynum 7-12 2-3 16, Fisher 0-1 0-0 0, Bryant 11-24 9-12 32, Blake 1-2 0-0 2, Murphy 3-7 0-0 8, McRoberts 0-0 0-0 0, Barnes 2-8 1-2 5, Goudelock 2-5 0-0 4, Walton 0-0 0-0 0, Kapono 1-3 0-0 2, D.Morris 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 35-78 17-25 90. PHOENIX (102) Hill 5-13 4-4 15, Frye 4-7 2-3 13, Gortat 9-15 3-5 21, Nash 2-8 4-4 8, Dudley 9-15 5-6 25, M.Morris 2-11 5-6 10, Brown 1-2 0-0 2, Telfair 0-0 0-0 0, Lopez 0-1 2-2 2, Redd 2-8 2-2 6. Totals 34-80 27-32 102. L.A. Lakers 19 21 27 23— 90 Phoenix 35 28 19 20—102 3-Point Goals-L.A. Lakers 3-18 (Murphy 2-4, Bryant 1-8, World Peace 0-1, Goudelock 0-1, Kapono 0-2, Barnes 0-2), Phoenix 7-20 (Frye 3-4, Dudley 2-6, Hill 1-1, M.Morris 1-3, Brown 0-1, Nash 0-2, Redd 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-L.A. Lakers 57 (Gasol 12), Phoenix 45 (Gortat 15). Assists-L.A. Lakers 21 (Gasol 6), Phoenix 25 (Nash 14). Total Fouls-L.A. Lakers 22, Phoenix 21. Technicals-Phoenix defensive three second. A-18,023 (18,422).

Pistons 96, Celtics 81 AUBURN HILLS, MICH. — Greg Monroe had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Rodney Stuckey added 16 points to lead surging Detroit. Paul Pierce led Boston with 18 points. BOSTON (81) Pierce 6-11 4-4 18, Wilcox 6-10 2-2 14, O’Neal 4-6 0-2 8, Rondo 1-6 3-4 5, Allen 5-11 0-0 13, Pietrus 0-4 0-0 0, Johnson 2-4 0-0 4, Stiemsma 2-3 0-0 4, Dooling 1-4 1-2 4, Bradley 3-8 1-1 7, Daniels 0-1 0-0 0, Moore 1-3 0-0 2, Pavlovic 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 32-72 11-15 81. DETROIT (96) Prince 5-14 2-4 13, Maxiell 3-7 0-0 6, Monroe 8-19 1-7 17, Knight 3-7 4-4 12, Stuckey 2-10 12-15 16, Gordon 2-7 0-0 4, Jerebko 4-10 5-6 13, Wilkins 1-2 3-4 6, Bynum 2-3 2-4 7, Wallace 0-1 0-2 0, Macklin 1-1 0-0 2, Russell Jr. 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-82 29-46 96. Boston 26 16 19 20—81 Detroit 26 29 20 21—96 3-Point Goals-Boston 6-16 (Allen 3-4, Pierce 2-4, Dooling 1-3, Daniels 0-1, Bradley 0-1, Pietrus 0-3), Detroit 5-9 (Knight 2-2, Bynum 1-1, Wilkins 1-1, Prince 1-1, Stuckey 0-1, Gordon 0-1, Jerebko 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Boston 49 (O’Neal 11), Detroit 63 (Monroe, Maxiell 10). Assists-Boston 22 (Rondo 10), Detroit 14 (Monroe, Gordon, Maxiell 3). Total Fouls-Boston 31, Detroit 19. TechnicalsBoston Coach Rivers, Rondo 2, Wilcox. Ejected-Rondo. A-22,076 (22,076).

Pacers 108, Bobcats 73 INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Indiana over Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE (73) Maggette 4-14 2-4 10, Diaw 0-3 0-0 0, Biyombo 0-2 0-4 0, Augustin 3-12 1-1 9, Williams 3-7 0-2 6, Diop 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 6-9 4-5 16, Walker 6-13 2-2 15, White 4-7 2-2 10, Mullens 0-0 2-2 2, Thomas 0-3 0-0 0, Carroll 1-3 0-0 2, Higgins 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 28-75 13-22 73. INDIANA (108) Granger 5-14 4-5 14, West 7-10 0-0 14, Hibbert 7-8 4-6 18, Collison 2-6 6-6 11, George 3-10 0-0 7, Hansbrough 3-4 7-10 13, Stephenson 3-5 0-0 7, Foster 0-1 0-0 0, Price 2-7 0-0 5, Jones 5-8 0-0 12, Amundson 1-4 2-3 4, Pendergraph 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 39-78 24-32 108. Charlotte 12 21 15 25— 73 Indiana 24 29 35 20—108 3-Point Goals-Charlotte 4-17 (Augustin 2-7, Higgins 1-1, Walker 1-6, Maggette 0-1, Williams 0-2), Indiana 6-16 (Jones 2-2, Collison 1-1, Stephenson 1-1, Price 1-3, George 1-3, Granger 0-6). ReboundsCharlotte 41 (Biyombo 8), Indiana 62 (Hibbert 14). Assists-Charlotte 19 (Walker 5), Indiana 22 (Collison 6). Total FoulsCharlotte 24, Indiana 27. TechnicalsCharlotte Coach Silas, Indiana defensive three second. A-11,673 (18,165).

Cavaliers 93, Kings 92 CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving’s two free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining lifted Cleveland. SACRAMENTO (92) Thornton 8-20 4-5 21, J.Thompson 1-4 1-2 3, Cousins 6-17 7-11 19, Thomas 8-16 4-5 23, Evans 5-17 0-0 10, Hickson 0-3 0-0 0, Hayes 1-2 0-0 2, Fredette 1-3 0-0 2, Salmons 3-7 0-0 6, Greene 2-4 2-2 6. Totals 35-93 18-25 92. CLEVELAND (93) Casspi 3-12 0-0 6, Jamison 7-21 5-7 21, Erden 0-1 0-0 0, Irving 8-21 5-5 23, Gee 3-10 1-2 9, Sessions 5-14 3-4 14, Hollins 0-0 5-6 5, T.Thompson 6-10 3-6 15. Totals 32-89 22-30 93. Sacramento 31 18 19 24—92 Cleveland 27 23 25 18—93 3-Point Goals-Sacramento 4-19 (Thomas 3-7, Thornton 1-6, Greene 0-1, Evans 0-1, Fredette 0-1, Salmons 0-3), Cleveland 7-22 (Irving 2-4, Gee 2-5, Jamison 2-6, Sessions 1-2, Casspi 0-5). Rebounds-Sacramento 64 (Thornton 10), Cleveland 66 (Casspi, T.Thompson 12). Assists-Sacramento 21 (Thomas 11), Cleveland 15 (Sessions 5). Total Fouls-Sacramento 25, Cleveland 23. Technicals-Cleveland defensive three second. A-16,812 (20,562).

Rockets 101, Jazz 85 HOUSTON — Kyle Lowry scored 32 points, Luis Scola had 26, and Houston fought off a late run by Utah. UTAH (85) Hayward 1-4 2-2 4, Millsap 8-16 6-6 22, Jefferson 10-20 3-4 23, Harris 3-6 2-2 9, Bell 4-5 0-0 11, Watson 0-7 0-0 0, Favors 1-7 3-6 5, Howard 1-2 0-0 2, Burks 0-3 0-0 0, Kanter 3-6 0-0 6, Miles 1-5 0-0 3, Evans 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-81 16-20 85. HOUSTON (101) Parsons 2-5 2-4 7, Scola 12-20 2-2 26, Patterson 4-9 0-1 8, Lowry 9-13 7-7 32, Martin 4-9 3-5 11, Smith 1-2 0-0 2, Dragic 1-4 0-0 2, Lee 2-5 2-3 8, Dalembert 2-3 0-0 4, Budinger 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 37-72 17-24 101. Utah 22 24 18 21— 85 Houston 23 22 27 29—101 3-Point Goals-Utah 5-14 (Bell 3-3, Miles 1-1, Harris 1-2, Millsap 0-2, Hayward 0-2, Watson 0-4), Houston 10-19 (Lowry 7-8, Lee 2-3, Parsons 1-3, Martin 0-1, Dragic 0-2, Budinger 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Utah 49 (Jefferson 11), Houston 46 (Scola 9). Assists-Utah 16 (Harris, Hayward 4), Houston 18 (Lowry 9). Total Fouls-Utah 23, Houston 20. A-16,764 (18,043).

Bucks 92, Nets 85 NEWARK, N.J. — Ersan Ilyasova had career highs of 29 points and 25 rebounds. MILWAUKEE (92) Delfino 4-10 0-0 11, Ilyasova 11-23 5-6 29, Leuer 3-5 0-0 6, Jennings 6-15 3-3 17, Livingston 1-9 8-9 10, Mbah a Moute 5-9 2-4 12, Dunleavy 1-4 0-0 2, Udrih 1-5 0-0 2, Jackson 1-4 0-0 2, Brockman 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 33-86 19-24 92. NEW JERSEY (85) Stevenson 1-4 0-0 2, Humphries 5-11 3-4 13, Lopez 2-7 5-11 9, D.Williams 10-24 3-4 26, Brooks 3-14 6-8 12, Morrow 7-11 1-1 17, She.Williams 1-8 2-3 4, Gaines 0-5 2-2 2, Petro 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-85 22-33 85. Milwaukee 23 20 27 22—92 New Jersey 17 19 20 29—85 3-Point Goals-Milwaukee 7-19 (Delfino 3-7, Ilyasova 2-4, Jennings 2-4, Leuer 0-1, Dunleavy 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Udrih 0-1), New Jersey 5-23 (D.Williams 3-9, Morrow 2-4, Gaines 0-2, Stevenson 0-3, Brooks 0-5). Fouled Out-Ilyasova. Rebounds-Milwaukee 67 (Ilyasova 25), New Jersey 58 (She.Williams 15). Assists-Milwaukee 16 (Livingston 6), New Jersey 16 (D.Williams 6). Total Fouls-Milwaukee 23, New Jersey 24. Technicals-Milwaukee defensive three second, Humphries. Flagrant FoulsStevenson. A-15,262 (18,711).

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