Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Nets 107, 76ers 97, OT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Vince Carter scored a season-high 43 points to become the 41st NBA player to reach 10,000 points, and Jason Kidd had his 62nd triple-double for New Jersey. Kidd finished with 22 points, a season-high 16 assists and 11 rebounds in leading the Nets to their season-high fifth straight win at home and their eighth in 11 games. Ron Mercer added 14 points, all in the fourth quarter and the overtime. The win against a 76ers' team that was without an ailing Allen Iverson came a lot harder than expected. New Jersey overcame an eight-point deficit with 5:46 to play, and survived a 28-point effort by Iverson's replacement, Willie Green, who also missed a last-second shot at the buzzer in regulation. Kenny Thomas added 21 points for the 76ers, and Kyle Korver had 11 points, including three 3-pointers in the third quarter when Philadelphia rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to take a seven point lead entering the final quarter.
Heat 105, Warriors 96
MIAMI -- Shaquille O'Neal scored 27 points and Miami overcame a rare ragged performance by Dwyane Wade. Wade failed to score in the first 18 minutes. He missed several layups and one dunk, committed eight turnovers, drew a technical foul, shot 5-for-18 and finished with 18 points, 5.6 below his average. Still, the Heat won for the sixth time in seven games. Mike Dunleavy scored 26 points, and Derek Fisher 22 for the Warriors, who lost for the 17th time in their past 19 games. They've dropped 10 in a row on the road.
Hawks 114, Lakers 108
ATLANTA -- Antoine Walker made two baskets in the last two minutes and Tony Delk hit eight free throws in the final minute to help Atlanta hold off Los Angeles. The Lakers, down by 29 points in the second quarter, cut the Hawks' lead to a point before Walker and Delk took control in the final minutes. Walker led the Hawks with 26 points, and Delk added 25. Josh Childress added 19 points for the Hawks, and Donta Smith had 11 -- both career highs for the rookies. Lamar Odom led Los Angeles with 28 points, Tierre Brown set a career high with 27, and Chucky Atkins had 25. The Lakers have lost six of their last eight games.
Wizards 108, Pacers 104
WASHINGTON -- Gilbert Arenas matched his career high with 43 points to help Washington beat Indiana. Antawn Jamison added 20 points for the Wizards, combining with Arenas for all 19 of Washington's points in the final eight minutes. Jermaine O'Neal scored 30 points for the Pacers, and Stephen Jackson had 29 -- 22 in the second half when he shot 8-for-11 from the floor and made five 3-pointers. Arenas, who also finished with nine rebounds and six assists, scored 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting to put Washington ahead 56-53 at halftime.
Knicks 102, Jazz 99, OT
SALT LAKE CITY -- Stephon Marbury scored 30 points, including New York's last six in overtime, to help the Knicks snap a nine-game road losing streak. Kurt Thomas added 16 points for the Knicks, Michael Sweetney had 15, Trevor Ariza 14 and Anfernee Hardaway 13. Andrei Kirilenko scored 25 points for Utah, but missed two free throws and a pair of 3-point attempts in overtime that would have tied it.