The NBA roundup …
WASHINGTON ó With President Barack Obama courtside, the last-place Washington Wizards embarrassed the First Fan’s hometown team, beating the Chicago Bulls 113-90 Friday night.
For the first time all season, the Wizards had eight double-figure scorers, and Antawn Jamison led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds. John Salmons scored 25 for Chicago, but no one else added more than 11.
Obama’s fashionably late arrival delayed the game’s tipoff for a few minutes, which seemed just fine with everyone in attendance. The crowd of 18,114 greeted him with a standing ovation and raucous cheering, while several players stood on court and applauded, too.
When Obama got up to leave with just under 41/2 minutes left, Washington was ahead 103-86. Seconds later, Butler’s 3-pointer made it a 20-point margin.
Celtics 104, Pacers 99
BOSTON ó Stephon Marbury scored six points during a fourth-quarter run, Ray Allen added 30 points and Rajon Rondo matched a career high with 17 assists to lead the Celtics.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis, starting in place of the injured Kevin Garnett, scored 18, and Kendrick Perkins had 11 rebounds for Boston.
76ers 108, Knicks 103
NEW YORK ó Thaddeus Young scored 23 points for the Sixers and blocked Chris Duhon’s layup attempt with 30 seconds left to help preserve the win.
Blazers 102, T’wolves 82
MINNEAPOLIS ó Brandon Roy scored 19 points in another stellar outing against the team that originally drafted him, and the Trail Blazers pounded the Timberwolves.
Rudy Fernandez added 18 points for the Blazers, sending the sputtering Wolves to their eighth straight home loss.
Pistons 93, Magic 85
ORLANDO, Fla. ó Richard Hamilton had 31 points and six assists in his return to the starting lineup, and the Pistons ended their eight-game losing streak.
Hawks 91, Heat 83
ATLANTA ó Joe Johnson scored 24 points and Al Horford had 21 points and 22 rebounds to help the Hawks expand their lead to 21/2 games over the Heat for fourth in the Eastern Conference.
The Hawks, who had lost three straight and four of five on a recent West Coast trip, also got 14 points from Josh Smith and 13 from Marvin Williams.
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