NBA Roundup: Jackson, Kings win
The NBA Roundup …
NEW ORLEANS ó John Salmons scored 29 points and Salisbury native Bobby Jackson had all eight of his points in the final 5:10 to help the injury-depleted Sacramento Kings surprise the New Orleans Hornets 105-96 on Wednesday night.
Jackson hit a 3-pointer to give the Kings the lead for good at 90-88. He followed with a baseline jumper and a steal that led to Salmons’ layup, then finished off the Hornets with another 3-pointer that made it 99-91 with 3:08 left.
Ahead 77-76 at the end of the third quarter, the Kings withstood an 8-0 Hornets run and led 85-84.
Jackson, who played for New Orleans in 2006-07 and the first half of last season before being traded to Houston, took over from there.
Pistons 96, Cavaliers 89
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ó The Allen Iverson-led Detroit Pistons have cooled off two of the NBA’s best teams in less than a week.
Iverson had 23 points and Rasheed Wallace added 21, leading a fourth-quarter surge that gave the Pistons a 96-89 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Raptors 101, Heat 95
MIAMI ó Andrea Bargnani scored a season-high 25 points, Jermaine O’Neal added 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Toronto overcame a 40-point night by Dwyane Wade.
T’wolves 102, 76ers 96
MINNEAPOLIS ó Al Jefferson scored six of his 25 points in the final 31/2 minutes to help Minnesota snap an eight-game losing streak.
Mavericks 96, Rockets 86
HOUSTON ó Jason Terry scored 31 points, and Dirk Nowitzki added 24 points and 12 rebounds for Dallas.
Nuggets 91, Spurs 81
SAN ANTONIO ó Chauncey Billups scored 22 points, and Carmelo Anthony added 21 in Denver’s victory over the injury-riddled Spurs.
Clippers 108, Thunder 88
OKLAHOMA CITY ó Cuttino Mobley scored 12 of his season-high 23 points for Los Angeles during a 23-4 third-quarter run.
Hawks 91, Wizards 87
ATLANTA ó Marvin Williams hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds left and scored 26 points to help Atlanta snap a four-game losing streak.
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