Wednesday's National Basketball Association Capsules

Dec 10, 2009 - 6:14 AM PHILADELPHIA(AP) -- Rodney Stuckey scored 27 points and hit the winner with 8.7 seconds left to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 90-86 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night, the 76ers' 11th straight loss.

Allen Iverson scored 11 points in his second game with the Sixers. He hit the tying jumper with 1:06 left that made it 86-all.

Stuckey had the ball stripped by Andre Iguodala, but he grabbed the loose ball and tossed it in for the go-ahead basket with 1 second left on the shot clock.

Iguodala went for the win, but his 3-point attempt was no good. He scored 18 points.

Iverson is 0-5 this season - three losses with Memphis; two with the 76ers. Iverson missed seven of 10 shots from the floor and had three assists.

Hawks 118, Bulls 83=

ATLANTA (AP) - Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 29 points and the Hawks opened the second half with a 20-4 run.

The Bulls, who have lost four straight and nine of 10, remained close only in the first period. Atlanta pushed its lead to double digits for good on a jam by Josh Smith with 5:17 remaining in the first half.

Smith had 18 points, including an alley-oop jam to cap the decisive 20-4 run and push the lead to 30 points at 76-46 with 3:35 remaining in the third period.

Derrick Rose led Chicago with 19 points. James Johnson had 17 - all in the final period - and John Salmons added 16.

Warriors 105, Nets 89=

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Monta Ellis scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and Golden State snapped a four-game losing streak.

Reserve C.J. Watson also scored 18 and former Nets center Mikki Moore had 16 on a series of dunks for the Warriors, who improved to 1-1 on a five-game trip they are playing without coach Don Nelson, who is recovering from pneumonia.

Brook Lopez had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, who were bidding for wins on consecutive nights after winning just once in their first 20 games. Devin Harris added 19 points but shot only 4 of 11, while Courtney Lee scored 15.

Trail Blazers 102, Pacers 91=

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Brandon Roy scored 29 points, leading Portland over the Pacers.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Andre Miller scored 15 for the Trail Blazers (14-9), who snapped a four-game road losing streak.

Dahntay Jones led the Pacers with 19 points and rookie Tyler Hansbrough added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Indiana (6-13), losers of six straight, played without injured All-Star Danny Granger.

Bucks 117, Raptors 95=

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Rookie Brandon Jennings scored 22 points, lifting the slumping Bucks to a victory over Toronto.

Milwaukee, losers of eight of 10, snapped a four-game skid.

Chris Bosh had 26 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto to extend his strong string of performances, but he had little help because Andrea Bargnani (sore right ankle) and Jose Calderon (hip) were out and Hedo Turkoglu was ineffective.

Ersan Ilyasova and Roko Ukic had 17 points each, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 16, Luke Ridnour 15, Carlos Delfino 14 and Andrew Bogut 12 for the Bucks.

Hornets 97, Timberwolves 96=

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Chris Paul streaked past Jonny Flynn on an inbounds pass to hit a layup with 1.4 seconds left and lift New Orleans to a win.

Paul finished with 15 points and 14 assists. Trailing by one point with 3.9 seconds to go, Paul threw an inbounds pass to David West. As Flynn turned his head, Paul raced to the basket for a backdoor layup and the win.

Peja Stojakovic scored 21 points and reserve Marcus Thornton added 20 for New Orleans, which snapped a five-game road losing streak.

Al Jefferson had 17 points and a season-high 16 rebounds and Ryan Gomes scored 21 points for the Timberwolves.

Rockets 95, Cavaliers 85=

HOUSTON (AP) - Aaron Brooks scored 27 points, Trevor Ariza scored 26 and the Houston Rockets held LeBron James and Cleveland to one of its worst offensive performances.

James scored 27 points, but went only 8 for 21 from the field. No other Cleveland starter reached double figures and the Cavs matched their season-low point total. They outrebounded Houston 47-37, but committed 20 turnovers and mustered only 19 points in both the first and third quarters.

Shane Battier scored 14 points and played effective defense on James all night.

Spurs 118, Kings 106=

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Richard Jefferson broke out of a slump with 23 points, including a dunk to cap a 14-point run at the end of the first half, and San Antonio ended a three-game skid.

Tony Parker had 18 points and 11 assists for the Spurs, who beat Sacramento for the second time this season and seventh consecutive meeting. Manu Ginobili added 20 points, including five in a key late-game run.

Omri Casspi scored 20 points to lead the Kings, who lost their fourth in a row and were playing their second game in two nights on the road.

A heralded offseason acquisition in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, Jefferson came in averaging 12.8 points per game. But he set the tone with a fast-break dunk off an assist from Parker on the Spurs' first possession.

Lakers 101, Jazz 77=

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Pau Gasol had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Lakers rolled off 19 consecutive points in the fourth quarter of their 10th straight victory.

Ron Artest scored 17 points for the Lakers, who improved to an NBA-best 17-3 by holding the Jazz to six points and two field goals in a comically one-sided fourth quarter.

Deron Williams scored 17 points for the Jazz, who couldn't manage a field goal in the first 7:25 of the final period of their 13th consecutive loss to the Lakers at Staples Center, counting six losses in the past two playoffs.

Mehmet Okur and C.J. Miles scored 14 points apiece for Utah, which managed just two field goals in the fourth quarter on 2-for-18 shooting.






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