WASHINGTON - On a poor shooting night, Kobe Bryant came through when the Los Angeles Lakers needed him most. And then he nearly blew it about 10 seconds later.

Bryant banked in a running 12-foot jumper over Caron Butler with 25 seconds left last night, then went 1 for 2 on foul shots 10 seconds later, but the best-in-the-West Lakers eked out a 106-104 victory over the worst-in-the-East Washington Wizards.

After Bryant's miss at the line - he made the 13 other free throws he took - Butler had a chance to win it for Washington, but missed a three-point attempt shortly before the buzzer.

Bryant was 5 for 17 from the field and finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Butler led the Wizards with 26 points.

Treated again to "M-V-P!" chants on the road, Bryant was resting on the sideline for much of the fourth quarter as his team allowed what was once a 20-point lead to dwindle.

Butler's jumper with about four minutes left capped a 12-0 run that pulled the Wizards to within 99-92.

His two free throws got Washington to 103-100 a half-minute later, and his nine-foot pull-up jumper made it a one-point game.

L.A. Lakers 35 23 29 19 – 106

Washington 24 29 19 32 – 104

FG   FT   Reb

LA LAKERS Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

R'dmnovic 22:24   5-8   0-0   1-2   1   1   14

Gasol 36:55   7-11   3-6   4-10   6   1   17

Bynum 35:13   8-11   3-5   3-10   1   2   19

Bryant 35:20   5-17   13-14   2-7   7   2   23

Fisher 22:24   3-4   2-2   0-1   5   2   10

Odom 19:43   1-3   0-2   0-3   1   4   3

Ariza 25:36   4-7   1-2   1-3   2   1   9

Farmar 25:36   4-10   0-0   0-0   1   2   11

Vujacic 12:41   0-3   0-0   0-2   1   3   0

Walton 4:09   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:01   37-74   22-31   11-38   25   18   106

Percentages:

FG .500, FT .710.

Three-Point Goals:

10-20, .500 (Radmanovic 4-7, Farmar 3-4, Fisher 2-2, Odom 1-1, Bryant 0-1, Ariza 0-2, Vujacic 0-3).

Team Rebounds:

4.

Team Turnovers:

15 (19 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

4 (Bynum 3, Vujacic).

Turnovers:

15 (Bynum 3, Bryant 2, Farmar 2, Gasol 2, Odom 2, Vujacic 2, Ariza, Fisher).

Steals:

8 (Ariza 3, Gasol 2, Bynum, Farmar, Fisher).

Technical Fouls:

Fisher, 3:57 third.

FG   FT   Reb

WASH. Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Butler 40:09   10-22   6-7   6-9   4   5   26

Jamison 39:53   6-13   2-2   1-12   2   1   15

McGee 8:58   3-6   2-2   2-2   0   1   8

Stevenson 24:03   1-4   0-3   0-2   6   3   3

Brown 6:58   1-2   0-0   0-0   0   1   3

Blatche 28:57   8-17   1-1   5-12   3   4   18

Songaila 12:35   1-3   0-0   1-2   0   2   2

Thomas 14:16   1-2   4-4   1-2   0   3   6

Daniels 29:40   3-7   3-4   0-3   4   2   10

McGuire 10:27   0-0   0-0   0-1   2   0   0

Young 24:05   5-10   2-2   0-2   3   2   13

Totals 240:01   39-86   20-25   16-47   24   24   104

Percentages:

FG .453, FT .800.

Three-Point Goals:

6-15, .400 (Blatche 1-1, Young 1-1, Brown 1-2, Daniels 1-2, Stevenson 1-3, Jamison 1-4, Butler 0-2).

Team Rebounds:

9.

Team Turnovers:

17 (17 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

4 (Jamison, McGuire, Stevenson, Young).

Turnovers:

17 (Butler 3, Jamison 3, Stevenson 3, Thomas 3, McGee 2, Blatche, McGuire, Young).

Steals:

11 (Butler 3, Blatche 2, Stevenson 2, Daniels, Jamison, Songaila, Young).

Technical Fouls:

None.

Attendance:

20,173 (20,173).

Time:

2:16.

Officials:

Jim Clark, Derrick Stafford, Brian Forte.

Magic 98, Thunder 89

ORLANDO, Fla. - Dwight Howard had 21 points and 23 rebounds to propel Orlando past Oklahoma City.

Jameer Nelson added 15 points for Orlando, the Southeast Division leader.

Russell Westbrook had 19 points for Oklahoma City, and Kevin Durant added 16.

The Thunder are 2-18.

Oklahoma City 18 21 27 23 – 89

Orlando 23 22 25 28 – 98

FG   FT   Reb

OKLA. CITY Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Durant 38:52   5-18   5-6   4-10   3   1   16

Green 37:07   4-7   1-2   0-7   3   3   9

Wilcox 24:31   5-10   1-2   3-5   1   3   11

Wilkins 20:31   1-5   2-2   0-3   4   1   4

Westbrook 33:36   8-14   2-4   4-9   5   3   19

Collison 4:21   0-1   0-0   0-2   0   2   0

Mason 25:27   2-6   0-0   0-2   0   3   4

Watson 20:14   4-9   2-4   2-3   3   1   11

Petro 19:08   7-9   1-1   1-2   0   2   15

Smith 16:13   0-4   0-0   0-3   1   1   0

Totals 240:00   36-83   14-21   14-46   20   20   89

Percentages:

FG .434, FT .667.

Three-Point Goals:

3-9, .333 (Watson 1-1, Durant 1-2, Westbrook 1-2, Green 0-2, Wilkins 0-2).

Team Rebounds:

8.

Team Turnovers:

17 (19 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

4 (Durant, Mason, Smith, Wilkins).

Turnovers:

16 (Green 5, Westbrook 5, Durant 2, Watson 2, Wilcox 2).

Steals:

9 (Wilcox 3, Petro 2, Westbrook 2, Durant, Mason).

Technical Fouls:

Defensive three second, 10:45 second.

FG   FT   Reb

ORLANDO Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Turkoglu 38:36   5-17   0-0   0-2   7   2   13

Lewis 36:40   5-15   0-1   0-6   0   2   11

Howard 39:16   7-17   7-13   10-23   0   3   21

Redick 18:37   3-5   1-1   0-1   2   1   8

Nelson 28:39   6-10   0-0   1-2   7   5   15

Bogans 25:35   3-6   0-0   0-4   0   1   9

Johnson 19:12   3-5   0-0   0-0   5   2   7

Lee 10:19   2-2   1-1   0-1   0   1   6

Battie 21:10   4-7   0-0   2-6   0   2   8

Foyle 1:56   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   38-84   9-16   13-45   21   19   98

Percentages:

FG .452, FT .563.

Three-Point Goals:

13-27, .481 (Nelson 3-3, Bogans 3-6, Turkoglu 3-7, Johnson 1-1, Lee 1-1, Redick 1-2, Lewis 1-7).

Team Rebounds:

8.

Team Turnovers:

17 (14 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

8 (Howard 6, Battie, Lewis).

Turnovers:

16 (Lewis 5, Howard 3, Turkoglu 3, Battie 2, Nelson 2, Redick).

Steals:

8 (Nelson 4, Bogans 2, Battie, Lewis).

Technical Fouls:

Nelson, 3:49 second; Defensive three second, 4:33 third.

Attendance:

16,812 (17,461).

Time:

2:13.

Officials:

Scott Foster, Marc Davis, Mark Lindsay.

Nets 113, Wolves 84

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Vince Carter scored 18 points, and Yi Jianlian and Devin Harris had 16 each to help New Jersey rout Minnesota.

Jarvis Hayes added 14 points, Keyon Dooling 12, and Bobby Simmons and Brook Lopez 11 each in New Jersey's fourth victory in five games.

Randy Foye led Minnesota with 20 points.

Minnesota 17 24 25 18 – 84

New Jersey 31 19 33 30 – 113

FG   FT   Reb

MINNESOTA Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Gomes 20:31   2-7   1-1   1-4   0   2   5

Love 24:59   3-6   0-0   2-5   2   1   6

Jefferson 34:19   6-13   5-7   3-12   2   4   17

Foye 34:22   5-13   10-10   0-3   5   2   20

Ollie 7:04   0-1   0-0   0-0   0   4   0

Telfair 40:56   4-10   3-5   0-1   3   2   12

Smith 23:38   4-5   4-4   0-4   2   1   12

McCants 27:29   5-10   1-2   1-3   1   3   12

Carney 13:38   0-3   0-0   0-0   1   0   0

Collins 4:04   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

Madsen 6:03   0-0   0-0   1-1   1   0   0

Cardinal 2:57   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   29-68   24-29   8-33   17   20   84

Percentages:

FG .426, FT .828.

Three-Point Goals:

2-12, .167 (McCants 1-3, Telfair 1-3, Carney 0-1, Foye 0-2, Gomes 0-3).

Team Rebounds:

7.

Team Turnovers:

17 (18 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

4 (Jefferson 4).

Turnovers:

16 (Foye 5, Jefferson 3, Smith 3, Gomes 2, Collins, Ollie, Telfair).

Steals:

3 (Telfair 2, Smith).

Technical Fouls:

Telfair, 5:43 second; Coach Wittman, 8:36 third; Smith, 1:10 third.

FG   FT   Reb

NEW JERSEY Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Simmons 21:22   4-5   0-0   0-2   2   2   11

Yi 26:58   6-13   0-0   2-5   1   2   16

Lopez 25:22   3-9   5-6   5-10   2   2   11

Carter 34:11   7-15   3-5   0-2   4   3   18

Harris 32:14   2-7   11-12   0-3   5   1   16

Hayes 30:49   6-9   0-0   0-2   4   3   14

Dooling 25:24   5-7   0-0   1-5   3   1   12

Anderson 21:02   2-5   0-0   0-5   0   5   5

Williams 6:22   1-1   0-0   0-2   0   3   2

Swift 16:16   3-3   2-3   0-3   1   4   8

Totals 240:00   39-74   21-26   8-39   22   26   113

Percentages:

FG .527, FT .808.

Three-Point Goals:

14-28, .500 (Yi 4-7, Simmons 3-4, Dooling 2-3, Hayes 2-4, Harris 1-2, Anderson 1-3, Carter 1-5).

Team Rebounds:

5.

Team Turnovers:

12 (19 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

1 (Carter).

Turnovers:

12 (Anderson 3, Carter 3, Harris 3, Dooling, Swift, Williams).

Steals:

5 (Simmons 2, Dooling, Harris, Hayes).

Technical Fouls:

None.

Attendance:

15,364 (19,990).

Time:

2:13.

Officials:

Eddie F. Rush, Joe Forte, Eli Roe.

Cavaliers 97, Pacers 73

CLEVELAND - With thousands of fans wearing curly, red-headed hairpieces in his honor, Anderson Varejao didn't miss a shot in the first half while scoring all 17 of his points in Cleveland's rout of Indiana.

Cleveland won its seventh straight despite getting a season low of 11 points from LeBron James.

Indiana 20 18 16 19 – 73

Cleveland 21 31 18 27 – 97

FG   FT   Reb

INDIANA Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Granger 32:01   2-7   0-1   0-2   5   3   4

Murphy 34:57   6-10   1-1   0-6   2   3   15

Nesterovic 18:06   4-9   0-0   2-3   2   0   8

Daniels 27:49   2-7   0-0   0-0   3   2   4

Ford 27:32   4-9   0-0   1-4   2   2   8

Hibbert 17:42   1-4   1-2   2-6   1   0   3

Graham 24:56   5-11   3-3   0-3   0   2   14

Foster 20:50   1-5   3-4   3-7   1   2   5

Jack 20:28   2-6   3-4   0-1   2   2   7

Rush 11:15   1-2   0-0   0-1   0   0   3

McRoberts 4:26   1-2   0-0   1-2   0   0   2

Totals 240:02   29-72   11-15   9-35   18   16   73

Percentages:

FG .403, FT .733.

Three-Point Goals:

4-12, .333 (Murphy 2-4, Rush 1-1, Graham 1-2, Daniels 0-1, Ford 0-1, McRoberts 0-1, Granger 0-2).

Team Rebounds:

7.

Team Turnovers:

17 (29 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

0.

Turnovers:

16 (Daniels 2, Ford 2, Foster 2, Graham 2, Jack 2, Murphy 2, Nesterovic 2, Granger, Hibbert).

Steals:

4 (Daniels, Ford, Foster, McRoberts).

Technical Fouls:

Defensive three second, 4:49 third; Granger, 4:26 fourth; Murphy, 4:26 fourth.

FG   FT   Reb

CLEVELAND Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

James 37:37   4-12   3-4   2-8   11   2   11

Wallace 27:14   1-1   1-2   2-7   0   0   3

Ilgauskas 27:58   8-15   0-0   1-8   1   2   17

West 32:11   4-12   2-2   1-2   7   2   14

MWilliams 27:19   7-9   3-3   0-0   4   4   17

Pavlovic 11:58   0-2   0-0   1-2   1   0   0

Szczerbiak 14:02   1-4   0-0   0-2   1   1   2

Gibson 28:05   5-9   2-4   0-2   1   5   14

Varejao 22:49   7-9   3-4   1-7   2   2   17

Hickson 4:44   0-0   0-0   0-3   0   0   0

Jackson 3:42   1-1   0-0   1-2   0   1   2

Kinsey 2:20   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

Totals 239:59   38-74   14-19   9-43   28   20   97

Percentages:

FG .514, FT .737.

Three-Point Goals:

7-22, .318 (West 4-6, Gibson 2-5, Ilgauskas 1-2, Pavlovic 0-1, M.Williams 0-1, Szczerbiak 0-3, James 0-4).

Team Rebounds:

3.

Team Turnovers:

11 (9 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

10 (James 3, Ilgauskas 2, Wallace 2, Hickson, Pavlovic, Varejao).

Turnovers:

11 (M.Williams 3, James 2, Ilgauskas, Jackson, Pavlovic, Varejao, Wallace, West).

Steals:

7 (West 3, James, Pavlovic, Varejao, Wallace).

Technical Fouls:

Ilgauskas, 4:26 fourth; James, 4:26 fourth.

A:

20,562 (20,562).

T:

2:08.

Hawks 98, Knicks 95

ATLANTA - Marvin Williams scored 18 points as Atlanta got by New York, avoiding overtime when the Knicks' Al Harrington missed a last-second three-pointer.

Joe Johnson added 17 points for Atlanta, and Josh Smith had 16.

Harrington led New York with 27 points.

The Knicks lost despite holding an opponent under 100 points for the first time in 12 games.

New York 30 25 16 24 – 95

Atlanta 31 26 17 24 – 98

FG   FT   Reb

NEW YORK Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Chandler 35:09   6-12   0-0   1-5   3   3   15

Harrington 40:58   12-25   0-0   2-7   1   2   27

Lee 34:05   6-8   3-3   4-11   1   5   15

Richardson 36:08   3-10   0-0   1-4   2   2   8

Duhon 43:17   4-12   3-3   0-4   8   2   13

Robinson 13:16   2-6   0-0   0-0   3   0   4

Thomas 15:58   3-6   0-0   0-1   1   4   7

Jeffries 16:26   3-7   0-0   4-7   3   2   6

Roberson 4:43   0-3   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

Totals 240:00   39-89   6-6   12-39   22   21   95

Percentages:

FG .438, FT 1.000.

Three-Point Goals:

11-34, .324 (Chandler 3-4, Harrington 3-12, Duhon 2-5, Richardson 2-8, Thomas 1-3, Robinson 0-2).

Team Rebounds:

6.

Team Turnovers:

17 (6 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

1 (Harrington).

Turnovers:

17 (Duhon 7, Chandler 3, Robinson 2, Thomas 2, Harrington, Jeffries, Lee).

Steals:

8 (Duhon 4, Chandler 2, Jeffries, Roberson).

Technical Fouls:

None.

FG   FT   Reb

ATLANTA Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Williams 38:04   7-14   4-4   0-4   0   1   18

Smith 34:34   6-12   3-5   0-8   5   3   16

Horford 29:23   5-7   4-5   3-9   1   0   14

Johnson 44:15   8-17   0-0   0-5   7   2   17

Bibby 37:18   4-14   0-0   1-6   9   0   10

Evans 28:03   5-10   0-0   2-4   0   2   11

Murray 15:41   4-6   2-3   1-4   1   1   10

Pachulia 12:42   0-0   2-4   0-0   0   2   2

Totals 240:00   39-80   15-21   7-40   23   11   98

Percentages:

FG .488, FT .714.

Three-Point Goals:

5-26, .192 (Bibby 2-8, Evans 1-4, Smith 1-5, Johnson 1-7, Williams 0-2).

Team Rebounds:

12.

Team Turnovers:

17 (15 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

2 (Smith 2).

Turnovers:

17 (Johnson 6, Bibby 2, Evans 2, Murray 2, Pachulia 2, Smith 2, Williams).

Steals:

9 (Williams 3, Evans 2, Bibby, Horford, Johnson, Pachulia).

Technical Fouls:

Smith, 6:01 fourth.

Attendance:

16,366 (18,729).

Time:

2:11.

Officials:

Bob Delaney, David Jones, David Guthrie.

Grizzlies 93, Clippers 81

MEMPHIS - Rudy Gay scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half to help Memphis snap a seven-game losing streak by trouncing Los Angeles.

O.J. Mayo added 20 points, and Hakim Warrick 14.

Baron Davis led the Clippers with 23 points and eight assists, and Zach Randolph had 21 points.

The Clippers suffered their seventh loss in eight games.

L.A. Clippers 25 19 17 20 – 81

Memphis 24 27 21 21 – 93

FG   FT   Reb

LA CLIPPERS Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Thornton 40:35   3-13   3-5   0-3   2   4   9

Randolph 41:39   10-16   0-0   2-5   0   4   21

Camby 35:28   7-8   1-1   1-10   6   1   15

Gordon 38:58   2-6   3-4   0-1   1   1   7

BDavis 42:49   7-16   5-8   0-0   8   3   23

Taylor 5:11   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

PDavis 15:44   3-5   0-0   0-3   0   2   6

Collins 13:15   0-3   0-0   0-2   1   0   0

Novak 6:21   0-3   0-0   0-1   0   1   0

Totals 240:00   32-70   12-18   3-25   18   17   81

Percentages:

FG .457, FT .667.

Three-Point Goals:

5-17, .294 (B.Davis 4-9, Randolph 1-1, Thornton 0-1, Gordon 0-3, Novak 0-3).

Team Rebounds:

10.

Team Turnovers:

17 (23 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

6 (Camby 3, Randolph 2, Gordon).

Turnovers:

17 (Randolph 5, B.Davis 4, Thornton 4, Gordon 2, Camby, Taylor).

Steals:

8 (Camby 3, B.Davis 3, Collins, Gordon).

Technical Fouls:

None.

FG   FT   Reb

MEMPHIS Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Gay 33:44   10-17   2-2   0-4   2   3   25

Arthur 16:15   2-6   0-0   0-4   2   3   4

Milicic 33:21   2-6   1-2   3-9   0   5   5

Mayo 34:59   9-17   1-3   2-3   4   2   20

Lowry 24:00   2-5   2-4   1-5   5   2   6

Ross 23:15   2-3   0-0   0-3   0   2   5

Warrick 27:43   5-10   4-4   1-4   0   0   14

Gasol 18:42   2-6   0-0   2-4   1   3   4

Buckner 4:03   0-0   0-0   0-1   0   0   0

Conley 24:00   4-7   0-0   0-3   4   0   10

Totals 240:02   38-77   10-15   9-40   18   20   93

Percentages:

FG .494, FT .667.

Three-Point Goals:

7-13, .538 (Gay 3-5, Conley 2-2, Ross 1-1, Mayo 1-4, Lowry 0-1).

Team Rebounds:

13.

Team Turnovers:

19 (12 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

3 (Milicic 2, Warrick).

Turnovers:

16 (Mayo 6, Gay 3, Milicic 2, Arthur, Conley, Gasol, Lowry, Ross).

Steals:

10 (Milicic 3, Mayo 2, Warrick 2, Arthur, Gasol, Gay).

Technical Fouls:

None.

Attendance:

10,484 (18,119).

Time:

2:01.

Officials:

Dan Crawford, Pat Fraher, Leon Wood.

Celtics 93, Blazers 78

BOSTON - Ray Allen scored 19 points and Rajon Rondo had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to send Boston past Portland.

Boston's 11th straight win snapped Portland's six-game winning streak.

Portland 21 15 15 27 – 78

Boston 24 25 25 19 – 93

FG   FT   Reb

PORTLAND Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Batum 16:16   1-2   0-0   0-0   0   1   3

Aldridge 33:41   6-13   1-2   0-3   0   1   13

Oden 18:26   2-5   1-2   1-6   0   6   5

Roy 27:53   3-11   6-8   1-2   3   3   12

Blake 18:17   1-3   0-0   1-3   4   2   2

Przybilla 25:48   3-4   1-2   3-8   0   2   7

Outlaw 25:43   5-10   3-3   1-3   1   4   13

Rodriguez 19:39   3-6   1-1   0-2   2   0   7

Fernandez 27:43   2-7   0-0   2-4   0   1   4

Frye 14:19   1-5   0-0   0-0   0   2   3

Bayless 8:29   2-2   3-4   0-0   1   2   7

Diogu 3:46   0-0   2-2   0-0   0   1   2

Totals 240:00   29-68   18-24   9-31   11   25   78

Percentages:

FG .426, FT .750.

Three-Point Goals:

2-11, .182 (Frye 1-1, Batum 1-2, Aldridge 0-1, Blake 0-1, Rodriguez 0-1, Roy 0-1, Fernandez 0-4).

Team Rebounds:

11.

Team Turnovers:

16 (20 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

6 (Przybilla 3, Diogu, Oden, Outlaw).

Turnovers:

14 (Blake 3, Fernandez 3, Aldridge 2, Bayless 2, Batum, Frye, Oden, Przybilla).

Steals:

6 (Roy 2, Aldridge, Frye, Oden, Rodriguez).

Technical Fouls:

Oden, 5:42 first; Defensive three second, 6:00 second; Defensive three second, 3:37 second; Defensive three second, 2:51 third.

FG   FT   Reb

BOSTON Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Pierce 37:26   4-12   5-6   0-0   4   2   13

Garnett 31:21   7-14   0-0   2-11   4   1   14

Perkins 31:58   2-4   8-12   7-12   2   4   12

RAllen 36:34   7-16   3-3   1-2   1   4   19

Rondo 32:42   6-8   3-4   1-8   7   1   16

Scalabrine 16:56   0-1   0-0   1-2   0   3   0

Powe 17:43   6-10   2-3   3-4   1   4   14

House 16:23   1-4   1-1   0-2   3   0   3

Pruitt 4:09   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Davis 10:46   0-2   0-0   2-2   0   0   0

O'Bryant 4:04   1-2   0-0   0-0   0   2   2

Totals 240:02   34-73   22-29   17-43   22   21   93

Percentages:

FG .466, FT .759.

Three-Point Goals:

3-13, .231 (R.Allen 2-8, Rondo 1-1, Garnett 0-1, House 0-1, Pierce 0-1, Scalabrine 0-1).

Team Rebounds:

6.

Team Turnovers:

17 (19 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

1 (Davis).

Turnovers:

17 (Perkins 5, Pierce 4, Powe 3, Rondo 2, R.Allen, Garnett, Scalabrine).

Steals:

4 (Rondo 2, Pierce, Powe).

Technical Fouls:

Defensive three second, 2:24 third.

Attendance:

18,624 (18,624).

Time:

2:32.

Officials:

Dick Bavetta, Tony Brothers, Kevin Fehr.

Rockets 131,

Warriors 112

HOUSTON - Yao Ming scored 19 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, and Ron Artest added 28 points to help Houston top Golden State.

Rafer Alston and Von Wafer scored 18 points apiece, and the Rockets went 13 of 21 from three-point range to hand the Warriors their eighth straight loss.

Golden State 32 25 27 28 – 112

Houston 30 32 26 43 – 131

FG   FT   Reb

GOLDEN ST. Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Maggette 36:12   7-14   8-8   3-10   1   4   23

Turiaf 22:13   4-7   3-5   1-3   1   6   11

Biedrins 32:29   5-7   2-6   2-7   2   6   12

Jackson 44:18   11-18   0-2   0-5   5   3   26

Crawford 43:10   9-21   2-2   0-3   4   1   22

Randolph 25:42   6-8   0-0   2-3   1   4   12

Watson 11:55   0-2   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Azubuike 5:07   0-0   0-0   0-1   0   0   0

Kurz 4:36   0-1   0-0   0-0   1   1   0

Wright 8:27   3-4   0-0   0-1   1   1   6

Morrow 5:51   0-1   0-0   0-0   1   1   0

Totals 240:00   45-83   15-23   8-33   17   27   112

Percentages:

FG .542, FT .652.

Three-Point Goals:

7-19, .368 (Jackson 4-8, Crawford 2-7, Maggette 1-2, Kurz 0-1, Morrow 0-1).

Team Rebounds:

5.

Team Turnovers:

15 (18 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

3 (Biedrins 2, Jackson).

Turnovers:

15 (Jackson 6, Biedrins 2, Crawford 2, Randolph 2, Azubuike, Maggette, Turiaf).

Steals:

6 (Crawford 3, Biedrins, Randolph, Watson).

Technical Fouls:

Coach Nelson, 2, 2:43 third; Randolph, 2:24 third; Jackson, 1:35 fourth. Ejections: Coach Nelson, 2:43 third; Jackson, 1:35 fourth.

FG   FT   Reb

HOUSTON Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Artest 35:37   9-21   6-7   1-2   5   3   28

Scola 23:43   4-8   0-0   4-10   0   2   8

Yao 35:27   8-12   17-19   6-14   5   4   33

Battier 30:39   4-5   2-2   0-2   2   3   14

Alston 33:27   7-14   1-2   1-2   3   0   18

Wafer 21:51   5-7   6-6   0-3   3   3   18

Hayes 12:33   0-3   0-0   2-2   1   1   0

Landry 24:17   1-6   4-4   2-9   1   1   6

Brooks 14:43   1-5   0-0   0-0   3   1   2

Head 7:43   2-3   0-0   0-0   0   0   4

Totals 240:00   41-84   36-40   16-44   23   18   131

Percentages:

FG .488, FT .900.

Three-Point Goals:

13-21, .619 (Battier 4-4, Artest 4-9, Alston 3-5, Wafer 2-2, Hayes 0-1).

Team Rebounds:

11.

Team Turnovers:

16 (10 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

5 (Alston, Artest, Battier, Yao, Scola).

Turnovers:

16 (Yao 5, Artest 3, Battier 3, Alston 2, Brooks 2, Landry).

Steals:

10 (Alston 4, Artest, Battier, Brooks, Yao, Scola, Wafer).

Technical Fouls:

None.

Attendance

14,438 (18,043).

Time:

2:16.

Officials:

Joe Crawford, Bennie Adams, Derrick Collins.

Bucks 101, Bobcats 96

MILWAUKEE - Richard Jefferson made two free throws with nine seconds left to help Milwaukee get past Charlotte.

Michael Redd scored 25 points for the Bucks, Jefferson added 22, and Luke Ridnour had 14.

The Bucks made five free throws in the final minute.

Charlotte 24 32 18 22 – 96

Milwaukee 29 25 22 25 – 101

FG   FT   Reb

CHARLOTTE Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Wallace 38:06   1-7   4-5   1-5   4   4   6

May 20:33   1-5   3-3   0-5   0   3   5

Okafor 34:43   9-11   1-2   6-8   0   3   19

Richardson 35:47   7-16   3-4   0-6   2   6   20

Felton 39:20   8-14   1-2   0-1   8   3   19

Morrison 6:06   1-1   0-0   0-0   0   0   3

Dudley 21:41   3-4   1-2   0-0   3   1   8

Mohammed 13:17   1-3   1-2   0-0   0   5   3

Augustin 27:27   5-9   0-0   0-2   6   2   13

Carroll 3:00   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   36-70   14-20   7-27   23   27   96

Percentages:

FG .514, FT .700.

Three-Point Goals:

10-19, .526 (Augustin 3-5, Richardson 3-6, Felton 2-5, Dudley 1-1, Morrison 1-1, Wallace 0-1).

Team Rebounds:

6.

Team Turnovers:

16 (14 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

3 (Mohammed, Okafor, Wallace).

Turnovers:

16 (May 3, Okafor 3, Richardson 3, Wallace 3, Felton 2, Mohammed, Morrison).

Steals:

9 (Dudley 3, Wallace 3, Felton, May, Richardson).

Technical Fouls:

Wallace, 3:03 second.

FG   FT   Reb

MILWAUKEE Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Jefferson 42:40   5-11   10-10   2-6   0   3   22

Allen 31:00   4-6   2-2   2-5   1   6   10

Bogut 33:59   4-8   2-4   5-10   2   1   10

Redd 42:32   9-19   6-8   1-5   2   3   25

Ridnour 32:52   5-10   3-3   1-2   6   3   14

Mbh a Moute 4:01   0-1   0-0   0-0   1   2   0

Sessions 6:19   1-2   1-1   1-1   2   0   3

Villanueva 19:00   3-7   1-2   1-6   1   3   8

Alexander 6:47   1-2   0-0   1-2   1   0   2

Gadzuric 12:01   1-2   0-0   0-3   1   1   2

Lue 8:49   2-5   0-0   0-1   3   1   5

Totals 240:00   35-73   25-30   14-41   20   23   101

Percentages:

FG .479, FT .833.

Three-Point Goals:

6-17, .353 (Jefferson 2-4, Lue 1-2, Villanueva 1-2, Ridnour 1-3, Redd 1-6).

Team Rebounds:

9.

Team Turnovers:

16 (21 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

5 (Alexander, Bogut, Gadzuric, Jefferson, Villanueva).

Turnovers:

15 (Ridnour 3, Sessions 3, Villanueva 3, Bogut 2, Lue 2, Allen, Jefferson).

Steals:

5 (Ridnour 2, Allen, Jefferson, Sessions).

Technical Fouls:

None.

Attendance:

14,875 (18,717).

Time:

2:20.

Officials:

Bennett Salvatore, Ron Olesiak, Courtney Kirkland.