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Grizzlies win wild one

SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 2007

Pau Gasol had 23 points, Mike Miller added 19 points and seven rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies survived a strange ending to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 103-102 Friday night in Portland.

Zach Randolph had 25 points and seven rebounds for Portland, which had a chance to tie the game after Lawrence Roberts was called for a loose-ball foul.

Portland had pulled within 102-101 on a 3-pointer from Brandon Roy, then immediately fouled Damon Stoudamire with 0.8 seconds left.

Stoudamire made the first free throw, and missed the second on purpose. Ime Udoka grabbed the rebound and appeared to stumble, but Roberts was called for the foul.

Time expired in the game but the officials huddled, put the 0.8 back on the clock and sent Udoka to the free-throw line. He made his first shot but the second one bounced off.

Bulls 105, Wizards 90: At Chicago, Luol Deng tied a career high with 32 points and Kirk Hinrich added 20 points and 12 assists to help Chicago win its third straight since the All-Star break by beating Washington.

Gilbert Arenas scored 36 points for the Wizards.

Bobcats 102, 76ers 87: At Charlotte, N.C., Adam Morrison, Matt Carroll and Gerald Wallace each scored 19 points and Charlotte, minus its sick coach, beat Philadelphia for its team record-tying fourth straight win.

Raptors 110, Pacers 88: At Toronto, Chris Bosh had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead Toronto to a rout over Indiana.

Jorge Garbajosa added 16 points for the Raptors, who have won nine of their last 10 at home.

Pistons 94, Magic 89: At Orlando, Fla., Chauncey Billups scored 28 points and Richard Hamilton added 22 to give Detroit a win over Orlando.

Nets 109, Kings 96: At East Rutherford, N.J., Jason Kidd got his 84th career triple-double as New Jersey ended a three-game losing streak with a win over Sacramento.

Kidd had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists despite playing with a cracked rib that the Nets revealed Thursday.

Hawks 105, Rockets 99: At Atlanta, Joe Johnson scored 31 points and Atlanta overcame a 37-point effort by Tracy McGrady to beat Houston.

Knicks 95, Bucks 93: At New York, Channing Frye made two free throws after a video review put 0.8 seconds back on the clock, and New York beat Milwaukee, handing the Bucks their season-high seventh straight loss.

Suns 116, Timberwolves 104: At Minneapolis, Shawn Marion scored 27 points, Leandro Barbosa added 24 and Amare Stoudemire had 23 to help Phoenix beat Minnesota.

Steve Nash added nine points and 15 assists.

Lakers 122, Boston 96: At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant had 38 points and nine assists while Los Angeles routed hapless Boston to end a six-game losing streak – the longest of Phil Jackson’s 16-year coaching career.

Paul Pierce played in his fifth game after missing 24 games because of a stress reaction in his left foot, scoring 15 points and sitting out the fourth quarter.

Jazz 114, Nuggets 104: At Denver, Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer returned to Utah’s lineup and helped the Jazz beat Denver.

Williams scored 26 points and dished out 14 assists and Boozer scored 10 points in 12 carefully managed minutes.


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