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March 23, 2008|From the Associated Press

at New Orleans 113, Boston 106: David West scored 37 points and the Hornets overcame an early 15-point deficit to stop the Celtics' four-game winning streak. Chris Paul, despite playing only 29 minutes because of foul trouble, had 19 points and made two jumpers in the waning minutes as New Orleans added a win over the Celtics to recent victories over San Antonio, the Lakers and Houston. Paul Pierce had 16 of his 28 points in the first quarter for the Celtics, who had won eight consecutive games on the road.

at Milwaukee 108, Cleveland 98: Mo Williams scored 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks stopped a six-game losing streak by defeating the Cavaliers, who have lost seven of their last eight on the road. LeBron James scored 29 points for Cleveland.

at Charlotte 94, Miami 82: Gerald Wallace scored 26 points and Jason Richardson had 24 to help the Bobcats end a five-game losing streak. For the second consecutive game, the Heat was coached by assistant Ron Rothstein because Pat Riley was scouting prospective draft picks at the NCAA tournament. Riley was expected to be back with the team when it plays at Milwaukee on Monday.

at Atlanta 98, Orlando 90: Joe Johnson scored 34 points and Mike Bibby had 20 for the Hawks, who are 1 1/2 games ahead of New Jersey and Indiana for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Hedo Turkoglu led the Magic with 18 points and Jameer Nelson had 16 points.

at Philadelphia 91, New Jersey 87: The 76ers won for the 17th time in their last 22 games as Andre Iguodala scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half and Samuel Dalembert had 11 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks. Vince Carter led the Nets with 27 points but was only 10 for 25 from the field.

at Utah 115, Seattle 101: Carlos Boozer had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and Mehmet Okur had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz. The SuperSonics have lost their last nine road games by an average of more than 20 points.

at Memphis 117, Sacramento 111: Juan Carlos Navarro scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for the Grizzlies, who have won consecutive games for only the second time this season. Three key Kings -- Ron Artest, Brad Miller and Beno Udrih -- sat out because of nagging injuries.

Indiana 108, at Chicago 101: Mike Dunleavy scored 25 points, Troy Murphy had 24 and Pacers extended their winning streak to a season-best four games.

at Minnesota 114, New York 93: Ryan Gomes scored 26 points and reserve Rashad McCants had 24 as the Timberwolves won in a meeting of two of the league's worst teams.

at Phoenix 122, Houston 113: Amare Stoudemire scored 38 points, including a franchise-record 20 for 20 on free throws, and the Suns won their seventh in a row.

Portland 83, at Clippers 72: Joel Pryzbilla had a career-high 25 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who handed the Clippers their seventh consecutive loss.

From the Associated Press

*--* Golden State at LAKERS, 6:30 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 10 a.m. Denver at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 5 p.m. *--*

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