NBA Roundup: Paul shows up Kidd
Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 15, 2009
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DALLAS ó Chris Paul nearly showed Jason Kidd what a quadruple-double looks like, putting up 33 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds and seven steals in the New Orleans Hornets’ 104-97 victory over the slumping Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
Paul had to settle for his fourth triple-double of the season, one he’s certain to savor because it came against Kidd, the active leader in that category and the guy who started ahead of him at point guard on the U.S. Olympic team.
Dallas’ Jason Terry scored 28 points, and Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points and 13 rebounds, but the Mavericks dropped their fourth straight.
Celtics 118, Nets 86
BOSTON ó Paul Pierce shook off a cold first half and scored 18 points in the third quarter with perfect shooting to lead Boston to its third straight win.
Pierce went 5-for-5 in the period, all 3-pointers, and added three free throws as he scored 22 points two nights after getting a season-high 39 in an overtime win over Toronto.
Knicks 128, Wizards 122
NEW YORK ó David Lee had 30 points and 10 rebounds, reserve Al Harrington scored 27 points, and New York handed Washington its sixth straight loss.
Washington’s Nick Young scored 33 points, establishing a career high for the third time in four games, and Caron Butler added 25.
Pacers 110, Pistons 106, OT
INDIANAPOLIS ó Danny Granger scored 24 points and made the tying shot for Indiana with 3.9 seconds left in regulation for Indiana.
T.J. Ford scored 23 points, and Troy Murphy added 18 points to help the Pacers snap a three-game losing streak.
76ers 100, Trail Blazers 79
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ó Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 29 points, and Lou Williams had 14 to lead Philadelphia to its fifth straight victory. Brandon Roy led Portland with 27 points.
Bulls 102, Raptors 98
TORONTO ó Derrick Rose scored 17 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and added 10 assists for Chicago, and Luol Deng had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Andrea Bargnani had a career-high 31 points for Toronto.
Thunder 114, Jazz 93
OKLAHOMA CITY ó The victory was the seventh of the season for the Thunder and their fourth in eight games. Deron Williams scored 25 points for Utah.
Heat 102, Bucks 99
MILWAUKEE ó Reserve Daequan Cook hit six 3-pointers and had a career-high 24 points for Miami.
Spurs 112, Lakers 111
SAN ANTONIO ó Roger Mason hit a jumper with 10 seconds left and made a free throw after being fouled by Derrick Fisher, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers.