NBA Roundup: Raptors defeat Bobcats
Published 12:00 am Monday, November 10, 2008
The NBA roundup …
CHARLOTTE ó Chris Bosh had 30 points and 15 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors pulled away late for an 89-79 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.
Andrea Bargnani scored 18 points for the Raptors, including a key 3-pointer with less than six minutes to go that put them ahead to stay.
Jose Calderon added 13 points and Jamario Moon had 10 for Toronto, which snapped a two-game losing streak after opening the season with three straight wins.
Bobcats rookie D.J. Augustin scored 11 of his 14 points in the second quarter in helping Charlotte take a 45-40 lead at the break. Jason Richardson and Raymond Felton had 12 points each, and Jared Dudley 10.
Celtics 88, Pistons 76
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ó Tony Allen scored most of his 23 points in the pivotal second quarter, foiling Allen Iverson’s home debut with the Detroit Pistons and helping the Boston Celtics to an 88-76 win on Sunday.
Iverson was given a standing ovation when he was introduced for the first time as a Piston at The Palace, the frenzied fans so loud the public-address announcer couldn’t be heard.
Ray Allen had 17 points, Kevin Garnett scored eight on 4-of-15 shooting and Paul Pierce added seven on 3-of-10 shooting for Boston.
Clippers 103, Mavericks 92
LOS ANGELES ó Baron Davis had 22 points and 10 assists, Al Thornton got eight of his 17 points in the final 6 minutes and the Clippers snapped a season-opening six-game losing streak.
Hawks 89, Thunder 85
OKLAHOMA CITY ó Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Hawks came from behind after a late Oklahoma City run to remain undefeated.
Marvin Williams added 16 points, Flip Murray finished with 14 and Mike Bibby scored 13 for Atlanta, off to a 5-0 start for the first time since starting the 1997-98 season with 11 straight wins.
Knicks 107, Jazz 99
NEW YORK ó Jamal Crawford scored 32 points, and the Knicks moved two games over .500 for the first time since they were 16-14 on Jan. 1, 2005. New York (4-2) also ended the Jazz’s undefeated start.
Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 17 rebounds for Utah (5-1).