NBA ROUNDUP | Friday's games
Timberwolves 80, Pistons 79
MINNEAPOLIS -- Latrell Sprewell's driving layup with 57 seconds remaining lifted Minnesota over Detroit in a matchup of two of the league's hottest teams. Sprewell took a feed from Kevin Garnett along the right baseline and laid the ball off the glass in traffic. The victory was the 10th straight at home and eighth of nine overall for Minnesota. Garnett scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half. Detroit's defense held the Wolves "Big Three" of Garnett, Sprewell and Sam Cassell to 20-for-60 shooting.
Grizzlies 109, Kings 95
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Grizzlies established the longest winning streak in franchise history at seven games with a victory over Western Conference leader Sacramento. Mike Miller scored a season-high 27 points and Jason Williams added 25 points and 10 assists for Memphis. Pau Gasol added 20 points as the Grizzlies shot 51 percent, including 9-of-14 from 3-point range.
Magic 98, 76ers 83
PHILADELPHIA -- Tracy McGrady scored 33 points and Orlando defeated Philadelphia, which lost starters Derrick Coleman and Kenny Thomas to injuries. Without those two in the lineup, the Magic built a 13-point lead in the second quarter. Derrick Coleman will be out at least six weeks after breaking his right pinkie. Thomas sustained a corneal abrasion in his left eye after taking an elbow from Zaza Pachulia.
Heat 85, Nets 64
MIAMI -- Wang Zhi-Zhi outscored Jason Kidd, and Miami handed New Jersey its fifth consecutive defeat -- its worst run since April 2001. With starting center Brian Grant slowed by a knee bruise, the 7-foot-1 Wang finished with 11 points in 11 minutes, matching his point total for the season. Kidd had nine points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Lamar Odom tied a career high with 18 rebounds and added 12 points and six assists.
Knicks 96, Hawks 94
ATLANTA -- Stephon Marbury banked in a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute -- his second one down the stretch -- and New York beat Atlanta. Knicks have won five of six since Lenny Wilkens replaced Don Chaney as coach. Marbury finished with 24 points and Keith Van Horn added 18. Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 25 points and Stephen Jackson 19 for Atlanta.
Mavericks 106, Bulls 93
CHICAGO -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points and Michael Finley had 17 of his 23 in the second half to help Dallas to its seventh straight victory. The Bulls got a career-high 23 points from rookie Kirk Hinrich, but lost their sixth straight game. Hinrich also had a career-best 11 rebounds. Trailing 62-46, Chicago fought back behind Hinrich, who hit three 3-pointers and made a steal and fed Jamal Crawford for a dunk that capped a 13-0 run.
Rockets 78, Pacers 74
INDIANAPOLIS -- Steve Francis had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead Houston over Indiana. Yao Ming scored five of his 17 points in the final 4:15 to hold off Jermaine O'Neal and Indiana, which lost for the first time in six games and just the second in 14. O'Neal had 31 points and three blocks, but didn't get much help from his teammates.
Celtics 100, Wizards 89
BOSTON -- Paul Pierce scored 24 points, Mike James added 16 and Boston withstood a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Washington. It was the second straight win after four consecutive losses for the Celtics, who announced prior to the game that forward Vin Baker had been suspended indefinitely for noncompliance with his alcohol treatment program.
Hornets 97, Nuggets 91
NEW ORLEANS -- Jamaal Magloire had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Darrell Armstrong added 18 points and five steals for New Orleans. The Hornets attempted only eight 3-pointers (hitting three) and had seven dunks -- five by Magloire. New Orleans shot 51 percent. P.J. Brown added 16 points and reserve forward Robert Traylor 13.
Bucks 98, Raptors 86
MILWAUKEE -- Reserve guard Desmond Mason scored 20 points to lead Milwaukee past slumping Toronto. The Bucks have won 12 of their last 13 home games. The Raptors, who have lost four in a row, got just eight points from Vince Carter in his return from a quadriceps injury. Brian Skinner added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks, who are five games over .500, matching a season high. Donyell Marshall led Toronto with 17 points.
-- Associated Press