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Hornets line up a 90-86 win over Spurs

New Orleans makes 32 of 33 free throws, including three by Chris Paul with 7.1 seconds left to clinch the victory.

March 30, 2009|Associated Press

at New Orleans 90, San Antonio 86: Chris Paul scored 26 points and made three free throws with 7.1 seconds left to lift the injury-depleted Hornets, who were 32 for 33 from the line to compensate for 37.5% shooting from the field.

at Boston 103, Oklahoma City 84: Paul Pierce had 27 points to help the Celtics win for the sixth time in seven games despite missing All-Star forward Kevin Garnett, who sat out for the 15th time in 19 games to rest a strained right knee. The Thunder has lost three straight.

at Detroit 101, Philadelphia 97: Tayshaun Prince scored 21 points and Allen Iverson returned after missing 16 games because of a back injury as the Pistons moved up to seventh in the Eastern Conference playoff race and pulled to within 1 1/2 games of the sixth-place 76ers.

at Sacramento 126, Phoenix 118: Jason Thompson had 21 points for the Kings. Steve Nash scored 31 for the Suns, who were 0-3 on their trip and trail Dallas by four games for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.

at Toronto 134, Chicago 129 (OT): Chris Bosh had 31 points and 15 rebounds and Andrea Bargnani scored 28 points for the Raptors, who extended their winning streak to four games, a season high. Ben Gordon scored 37 points for the Bulls, who had won four in a row.

at Minnesota 108, New Jersey 99: Mike Miller had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to help the Timberwolves end a losing streak at seven games. Vince Carter scored 36 for the Nets, who have lost four straight.

at Indiana 124, Washington 115: Danny Granger scored 31 points and rookie Brandon Rush continued his late-season tear with 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers. Caron Butler led the Wizards with 31 points and 13 rebounds.

at Atlanta 86, Lakers 76: Pau Gasol (21 points) and Kobe Bryant (17) were the only Lakers to score in double figures on a day when L.A. shot 35% from the field and saw a winning streak end at five games.

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