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Staying On Top Of Things

March 02, 2009|Associated Press

Detroit 105, at Boston 95: Richard Hamilton, in his second straight start in place of the injured Allen Iverson, had 25 points, Tayshaun Prince scored 15 and each made a three-pointer in the final 80 seconds to lift the Pistons, who ended a five-game regular-season losing streak against the Celtics.

at Dallas 109, Toronto 98: Jason Kidd handed out 15 assists to become the fourth player in NBA history with 10,000 for his career, and Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks. Kidd, with 10,002 assists, trails John Stockton (15,806), Mark Jackson (10,334) and Magic Johnson (10,141).

New Orleans 99, at New Jersey 96: David West scored 32 points and Chris Paul made two key steals in the final minute to lead the Hornets to their fourth straight win. Vince Carter and Devin Harris each scored 26 points for the Nets.

Houston 105, at Minnesota 94: Yao Ming had 17 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks for the Rockets, who rebounded from Saturday's loss to Chicago in which they blew a 17-point lead in the final six minutes.

at Indiana 100, Denver 94: Jarrett Jack had 28 points and eight assists, and the Pacers held off the Nuggets. Troy Murphy had 22 points and 18 rebounds for Indiana.

at Portland 102, San Antonio 84: Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge each scored 26 points to help the Trail Blazers spoil the return of the Spurs' Tim Duncan, who had sat out three games because of a right quadriceps injury.

Utah 112, at Golden State 104: Mehmet Okur scored 23 points, Deron Williams had a season-high 20 assists and the Jazz won its eighth straight.

at Phoenix 118, Lakers 111: The Suns shot 55.8% against the defensively deficient Lakers. Shaquille O'Neal, Matt Barnes and Leandro Barbosa combined for 81 points on 29-for-47 shooting.

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