Published 12:00 am Friday, December 19, 2008
The NBA roundup …
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ó Devin Harris dominated the team that traded him, scoring 41 points and helping the Nets ruin Jason Kidd’s return to New Jersey with a 121-97 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Harris added 13 assists in thoroughly outplaying Kidd, who spent 61/2 years in New Jersey before the Nets dealt him to Dallas last February for a package highlighted by Harris, who had his second 40-point game during a breakout season.
He was removed for good after his dazzling performance with 2:11 remaining, with fans chanting “Thank you Cuban!” to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ó who signed off on a trade many think the Nets got the better of. Vince Carter added 34 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Nets.
Bobcats 112, Grizzlies 83
MEMPHIS, Tenn. ó Boris Diaw had a season-high 26 points and 10 rebounds, helping the Charlotte Bobcats control the interior and set a franchise record with 66 percent shooting.
Emeka Okafor added 25 points and Gerald Wallace finished with 22 points, connecting on 9 of 11 shots for Charlotte.
Heat 89, Lakers 87
MIAMI ó Dwyane Wade scored 35 points, including a desperation 3-pointer to close the third quarter, and the Heat held the Lakers to their lowest scoring total this season.
Rockets 107, Kings 96
HOUSTON ó Yao Ming scored 11 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and Luis Scola had his seventh double-double of the season.
Jazz 120, Pistons 114
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ó Deron Williams scored 29 points to give Utah its seventh straight win over the Pistons.
Clippers 117, Pacers 109, 2OT
INDIANAPOLIS ó Zach Randolph had 34 points and 16 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers finally best shorthanded Indiana.
Thunder 91, Raptors 83
OKLAHOMA CITY ó Kevin Durant scored 24 points, rookie Russell Westbrook added 19 and Oklahoma City snapped an 11-game home losing streak.
Bucks 105, Knicks 81
NEW YORK ó Michael Redd scored 21 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their third win this season over the New York Knicks.
76ers 109, Wizards 103
WASHINGTON ó Even without Elton Brand, the Philadelphia 76ers were able to avoid becoming one of the unfortunate few to lose a game to the Washington Wizards.
Hawks 115, Warriors 99
ATLANTA ó Flip Murray scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to send Golden State to its fifth straight loss.