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NBA roundup

Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.– Former North Carolina Tar Heel star Vince Carter scored a season-high 41 points and Jason Kidd had 13 assists to lead New Jersey over Philadelphia.

Kidd also had nine points and nine rebounds to just miss his 78th career triple-double which would have tied him for third place overall with Wilt Chamberlain. Richard Jefferson added 24 points and Nenad Krstic had 20 as the Nets won their second straight after a six-game losing streak.

Allen Iverson scored 37 points and rookie Rodney Carney added a career-high 20 in his first NBA start as Philadelphia lost its sixth straight road game.

Heat 98, Grizzlies 97

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — James Posey hit a 3-pointer from 26 feet at the buzzer to give the Miami Heat a 98-97 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.

Raptors 103, Knicks 100

NEW YORK — T.J. Ford had 20 points and 10 assists and turned back the Knicks on a number of occasions down the stretch as the Raptors held on for a victory.

Chris Bosh had 26 points and 13 rebounds for Toronto, which won for the fourth time in five games.

Spurs 100, Kings 98

SAN ANTONIO — Bruce Bowen scored a season-high 23 points to lead San Antonio past Sacramento Kings.

Kevin Martin led the Kings with 30 points, and John Salmons added a season-high 20.

Rockets 81, Cavaliers 63

HOUSTON — Yao Ming scored 24 points and Houston overcame a concussion to Tracy McGrady to beat cold-shooting Cleveland.

LeBron James scored 21 but was 7-for-22 from the field.

Bulls 112, Wizards 94

CHICAGO — Ben Gordon scored 28 points and Andres Nocioni added 24 to lead Chicago to a victory over Washington, which set a franchise record with its eighth straight road loss to start the season.


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