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Robinson Lifts Blazers Over Raptors

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James Robinson’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with .1 seconds remaining Tuesday night lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 90-87 win over the Toronto Raptors.

The Trail Blazers, who trailed 71-62 with 11 minutes left in the game, pulled even at 81 on a Rod Strickland field goal with 2:49 remaining.

Trail Blazers 90, Raptors 87

Portland (90) - C.Robinson 9-16 5-12 25, Grant 4-7 0-0 8, Dudley 1-2 0-0 2, McKie 2-9 2-2 6, Strickland 12-20 4-7 28, Trent 1-2 0-0 2, Wingfield 0-1 0-0 0, J.Robinson 3-9 3-3 11, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Sabonis 3-5 2-2 8, R.Robinson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-73 16-26 90.

Toronto (87) - Rogers 2-6 1-3 5, Massenburg 2-8 1-3 5, Miller 7-11 1-2 15, Anderson 2-6 2-2 6, Stoudamire 6-13 2-2 16, Pinckney 1-1 0-0 2, Tabak 7-12 0-0 14, Murray 6-11 3-4 16, Robertson 4-7 0-0 8, King 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-76 10-16 87.

Portland 19 18 25 28 - 90

Toronto 18 22 27 20 - 87

3-Point goals-Portland 4-18 (J.Robinson 2-6, C.Robinson 2-7, Wingfield 0-1, R.Robinson 0-1, Grant 0-1, Strickland 0-2), Toronto 3-5 (Stoudamire 2-3, Murray 1-1, Anderson 0-1). Fouled out- None. Rebounds-Portland 47 (Sabonis 11), Toronto 46 (Massenburg 10). Assists-Portland 21 (McKie, Strickland 6), Toronto 20 (Stoudamire 7). Total fouls-Portland 17, Toronto 22. A-20,832 (22,911).

Timberwolves 104, Mavericks 92

Minneapolis

Tom Gugliotta had 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as Minnesota defeated Dallas for the second time in three days.

Dallas (92) - McCloud 7-22 0-0 17, Jones 4-15 0-0 8, Meyer 2-6 4-4 8, Jackson 8-21 3-4 21, Kidd 10-16 0-0 22, Dumas 0-1 0-0 0, Wood 2-4 0-0 5, Parks 0-1 0-2 0, Harris 4-5 0-0 9, Hodge 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 38-92 7-10 92.

Minnesota (104) - Garnett 1-9 0-0 2, Gugliotta 7-12 8-10 22, Laettner 10-18 3-6 23, Rider 9-17 2-2 21, Martin 2-9 0-0 4, Mitchell 7-10 6-6 20, Porter 4-6 2-2 12, West 0-2 0-0 0, M.Davis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-83 21-26 104.

Dallas 21 25 25 21 - 92

Minnesota 22 24 24 34 - 104

3-Point goals-Dallas 9-26 (McCloud 3-11, Kidd 2-3, Jackson 2-7, Wood 1-2, Harris 1-2, Jones 0-1), Minnesota 3-5 (Porter 2-2, Rider 1-2, Martin 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Dallas 46 (Jones 13), Minnesota 59 (Gugliotta 11). Assists-Dallas 22 (Kidd 9), Minnesota 28 (Garnett, Gugliotta 7). Total fouls-Dallas 19, Minnesota 19. Technical-Rider. A-13,244 (19,006).

Knicks 97, Pistons 91

New York

Patrick Ewing had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and his fadeaway jumper with 1:02 remaining helped New York hold off Detroit.

Detroit (91) - Hill 4-13 2-4 10, Thorpe 5-11 1-2 11, West 0-4 2-2 2, Houston 8-15 7-7 24, Dumars 2-8 2-2 6, Reid 5-7 1-4 11, Hunter 2-10 0-2 5, Ratliff 2-3 0-0 4, Curry 3-5 4-4 11, Mills 2-6 2-2 7. Totals 33-82 21-29 91.

New York (97) - Mason 3-7 3-4 9, Oakley 4-7 5-6 13, Ewing 10-18 5-9 25, Starks 5-10 1-2 13, Harper 3-8 6-6 14, Ward 1-3 4-4 6, Smith 1-6 0-0 2, Davis 5-13 2-2 15. Totals 32-72 26-33 97.

Detroit 19 21 18 33 - 91

New York 19 24 31 23 - 97

3-Point goals-Detroit 4-13 (Curry 1-2, Mills 1-3, Houston 1-4, Hunter 1-4), New York 7-14 (Davis 3-4, Harper 2-3, Starks 2-5, Ward 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Detroit 64 (Hill 12), New York 40 (Ewing 13). Assists-Detroit 18 (Hill, Houston, Dumars 5), New York 23 (Starks 7). Total fouls- Detroit 24, New York 25. A-19,763 (19,763).

Heat 103, Kings 92

Miami

Rex Chapman scored 24 points and Bimbo Coles added 21 as Miami snapped a four game losing streak against Sacramento.

Sacramento (92) - Williams 6-12 1-1 14, Polynice 7-12 1-2 15, Causwell 0-2 2-2 2, Richmond 5-22 5-5 18, Edney 5-12 4-4 15, Corbin 4-8 2-2 10, Grant 5-9 2-3 12, Smith 2-2 0-2 4, Hurley 0-1 0-0 0, Simmons 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 35-83 17-21 92.

Miami (103) - Owens 6-9 1-1 13, Willis 3-11 2-2 8, Mourning 6-15 13-15 25, Chapman 9-19 2-2 24, Coles 7-10 4-6 21, Lenard 0-4 0-0 0, Thomas 4-6 0-0 8, Gamble 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 37-80 22-26 103.

Sacramento 20 23 35 14 - 92

Miami 27 29 18 29 - 103

3-Point goals-Sacramento 5-19 (Richmond 3-11, Edney 1-2, Williams 1-4, Corbin 0-1, Hurley 0-1), Miami 7-22 (Chapman 4-11, Coles 3-4, Willis 0-1, Mourning 0-1, Gamble 0-2, Lenard 0-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Sacramento 41 (Polynice 7), Miami 58 (Willis 14). Assists-Sacramento 21 (Richmond, Edney 6), Miami 21 (Owens 7). Total fouls-Sacramento 28, Miami 19. Technicals-Richmond, Coles. A-14,284 (15,200).

Jazz 92, Grizzlies 83

Vancouver, British Columbia

Karl Malone muscled his way inside for most of his 31 points as the Jazz moved a half-game ahead of idle San Antonio in the Midwest Division.

Utah (92) - Benoit 2-4 1-1 5, Malone 12-27 6-8 31, Spencer 3-3 1-3 7, Hornacek 7-13 4-4 18, Stockton 3-11 2-2 8, Eisley 1-4 2-2 4, Carr 4-8 5-6 13, Keefe 2-2 0-0 4, Foster 0-0 0-0 0, Ostertag 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 35-73 21-26 92.

Vancouver (83) - King 2-4 1-2 5, Avent 7-10 0-0 14, Reeves 3-11 5-6 11, B.Edwards 3-8 5-6 12, Anthony 3-7 4-4 12, Mobley 0-0 0-0 0, Scott 7-14 5-7 19, D.Edwards 1-3 0-0 2, Murdock 4-7 0-0 8, Amaya 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-65 20-25 83.

Utah 25 24 26 17 - 92

Vancouver 25 20 22 16 - 83

3-Point goals-Utah 1-9 (Malone 1-1, Benoit 0-1, Eisley 0-1, Hornacek 0-2, Stockton 0-4), Vancouver 3-10 (Anthony 2-4, B.Edwards 1-3, King 0-1, Scott 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Utah 45 (Malone 8), Vancouver 38 (Reeves 14). Assists-Utah 29 (Stockton 11), Vancouver 18 (B.Edwards 6). Total fouls-Utah 23, Vancouver 23. A-15,827 (19,193).

Warriors 128, Clippers 124

Los Angeles

Joe Smith had 25 points and 16 rebounds as Golden State blew a 17-point fourth-quarter lead before defeating Los Angeles.

Golden State (128) - Kersey 3-5 3-4 9, Smith 10-17 3-4 23, Seikaly 2-7 2-4 6, Armstrong 4-6 0-0 9, Sprewell 8-21 7-10 26, Gatling 6-8 8-11 20, Hardaway 6-13 4-4 18, Mullin 4-6 0-0 8, Rozier 3-3 0-0 6, J.Barry 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 47-88 27-37 128.

L.A. Clippers (124) - Vaught 10-16 2-2 22, Rogers 2-5 3-4 7, Williams 9-15 4-4 22, Richardson 4-10 1-3 10, B.Barry 5-9 1-1 15, Dehere 6-11 6-7 21, Roberts 2-4 2-4 6, Piatkowski 1-1 0-0 3, Murray 3-4 3-4 10, Tower 0-1 2-2 2, Outlaw 2-2 2-4 6. Totals 44-78 26-35 124.

Golden State 32 38 26 32 - 128

L.A. Clippers 26 35 23 40 - 124

3-Point goals-Golden State 7-13 (Sprewell 3-5, Hardaway 2-4, J.Barry 1-1, Armstrong 1-2, Mullin 0-1), Los Angeles 10-19 (B.Barry 4-6, Dehere 3-6, Piatkowski 1-1, Murray 1-1, Richardson 1-4, Rogers 0-1). Fouled out-B.Barry. Rebounds- Golden State 52 (Smith 16), Los Angeles 42 (Williams 12). Assists-Golden State 18 (Armstrong 5), Los Angeles 19 (Richardson 8). Total fouls-Golden State 28, Los Angeles 25. Technical-Golden State Illegal defense. A-6,057 (16,021).

Magic wanted to rejoin Riley

The news comes a bit late, but Magic Johnson said he would have been a member of Pat Riley’s Knicks if only the Lakers had given their blessing.

“I wanted it to be (with the Knicks), but we couldn’t work it out,” Johnson said.

Johnson, who had kept in touch with Riley since his retirement in 1991, said the two discussed the possibility “every year” he was out, but Lakers brass nixed the talks.



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