- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2009

RAPTORS 100, CLIPPERS 76

Chris Bosh had 16 points and 13 rebounds, Shawn Marion added 14 points and 13 boards and Toronto beat Los Angeles on Sunday.

Jose Calderon scored 15 points and Joey Graham added 13 for the Raptors, who have won five of six against the Clippers.

The Raptors had lost nine of 10 coming in but had little difficulty handling the struggling Clippers, leading by as many as 28 in a runaway fourth quarter. Toronto outrebounded Los Angeles 57-34.

L.A. Clippers 20201422 - 76

Toronto 33212323 - 100

Jones 35:431-61-10-2233

Randolph 31:2110-170-00-70120

Camby 25:122-60-01-7104

BDavis 32:553-155-60-44212

Gordon 38:403-105-70-22011

Kaman 17:282-41-41-5025

Taylor 9:571-32-20-1114

Collins 13:113-50-00-3116

Novak24:294-60-00-12211

Jordan5:320-20-00-2000

Acker5:320-10-20-0100

Percentages: FG .387, FT .636. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Novak 3-4, B.Davis 1-5, Gordon 0-3, Jones 0-4). Team Rebounds: 12. Team Turnovers: 15 (14 Pts). Blocked Shots: 7 (Gordon 2, Camby, Collins, B.Davis, Jordan, Kaman). Turnovers: 15 (B.Davis 5, Gordon 3, Taylor 3, Jones 2, Acker, Collins). Steals: 4 (Taylor 2, Gordon, Jones). Technical Foul: Coach Dunleavy, :28.5 second.

Marion33:446-162-25-131114

Bosh32:367-152-53-131416

Voskuhl17:221-41-21-6213

Calderon27:227-130-01-36315

Parker32:364-82-21-85110

Ukic20:384-101-30-1829

Mensah-Bonsu20:334-80-02-8158

Graham24:086-111-11-31313

Kapono25:292-100-00-1016

O’Bryant5:323-50-00-1026

Percentages: FG .440, FT .600. 3-Point Goals: 3-13, .231 (Kapono 2-7, Calderon 1-2, Bosh 0-1, O’Bryant 0-1, Parker 0-1, Ukic 0-1). Team Rebounds: 13. Team Turnovers: 11 (13 Pts). Blocked Shots: 4 (Parker 2, Bosh, Voskuhl). Turnovers: 10 (Graham 2, Ukic 2, Bosh, Calderon, Kapono, Marion, Parker, Voskuhl). Steals: 11 (Parker 4, Bosh 2, Calderon 2, Ukic 2, Graham). Technical Fouls: None. A–17,610 (19,800). T–2:09. Officials–Greg Willard, James Capers, Violet Palmer.

THUNDER 97, TIMBERWOLVES 90

Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Jeff Green added 17 and Oklahoma City beat lethargic Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Durant has scored more than 20 points in 16 of his last 17 games.

Oklahoma City26312713 - 97

Minnesota16231437 - 90

Durant36:2413-233-43-85130

Green28:166-104-41-42217

Krstic23:094-110-01-7028

Westbrook35:562-103-44-81027

Sefolosha29:373-73-31-6219

Atkins22:203-80-01-2217

Collison26:362-71-21-6135

Rose16:492-45-60-4069

Weaver18:582-30-40-2015

Wilkins1:550-00-00-0000

Percentages: FG .446, FT .704. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Weaver 1-1, Durant 1-2, Atkins 1-3, Green 1-3, Sefolosha 0-1, Westbrook 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 10 (12 Pts). Blocked Shots: 3 (Westbrook 2, Krstic). Turnovers: 9 (Atkins 2, Collison 2, Westbrook 2, Durant, Rose, Sefolosha). Steals: 10 (Krstic 3, Sefolosha 2, Westbrook 2, Collison, Durant, Weaver). Technical Fouls: None.

Miller33:451-63-63-10406

Gomes27:204-120-04-9118

Love27:553-134-41-61110

Telfair28:512-60-00-0124

Foye22:573-60-01-1247

Smith24:008-143-52-101519

Cardinal9:210-00-00-0110

Carney22:016-110-00-10315

Ollie15:331-23-40-2315

Brown15:334-72-20-24112

Williams12:442-20-22-5024

Percentages: FG .430, FT .652. 3-Point Goals: 7-19, .368 (Carney 3-7, Brown 2-4, Foye 1-3, Miller 1-3, Gomes 0-1, Telfair 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 16 (20 Pts). Blocked Shots: 1 (Smith). Turnovers: 16 (Gomes 5, Smith 3, Foye 2, Miller 2, Telfair 2, Cardinal, Love). Steals: 4 (Brown 2, Foye, Love). Technical Fouls: None. A–18,561 (19,356). T–2:09. Officials–Ken Mauer, Sean Corbin, Tommy Nunez.

HEAT 101, PISTONS 96

Dwyane Wade scored 39 points, Udonis Haslem hit a short jumper with 6.3 seconds left and Miami beat short-handed Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Wade also blocked two shots in the final 30 seconds, helping fifth-place Miami stretch its lead over Detroit to three games.

Miami 20232434 - 101

Detroit 23242623 - 96

Moon 36:445-74-50-61317

Haslem 30:326-104-41-61316

O’Neal 34:226-162-22-32314

Chalmers 35:202-51-10-5755

Wade 38:4413-2311-141-26339

Head 15:471-13-40-2225

Beasley 18:461-41-20-4013

Jones 11:220-10-00-1000

Cook 6:091-30-00-0002

Magloire 12:140-00-20-0030

Percentages: FG .500, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 5-11, .455 (Moon 3-5, Wade 2-4, Cook 0-1, Jones 0-1). Team Rebounds: 11. Team Turnovers: 7 (8 Pts). Blocked Shots: 10 (Wade 4, Moon 3, Beasley, Magloire, O’Neal). Turnovers: 7 (Chalmers 2, Head 2, Wade 2, O’Neal). Steals: 8 (Head 3, Wade 2, Chalmers, Magloire, Moon). Technical Fouls: O’Neal, 6:09 first; coach Spoelstra, 6:49 fourth.

Prince 37:556-162-20-35214

McDyess 41:078-130-03-123416

Brown 28:421-25-61-7337

Stuckey 37:379-186-60-13424

Afflalo 29:344-104-40-22413

Bynum 23:262-95-50-1239

Maxiell 20:592-22-46-7036

Herrmann 15:482-60-00-2005

Johnson 4:521-10-01-1012

Percentages: FG .455, FT .889. 3-Point Goals: 2-12, .167 (Herrmann 1-4, Afflalo 1-5, Prince 0-3). Team Rebounds: 12. Team Turnovers: 11 (15 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Maxiell 3, Afflalo, McDyess). Turnovers: 11 (Stuckey 4, Bynum 3, Afflalo 2, Maxiell, Prince). Steals: 4 (Afflalo 2, Prince, Stuckey). Technical Fouls: Coach Curry, 2, :00.6 fourth. Ejection: Coach Curry, 2, :00.6 fourth. A–22,076 (22,076). T–2:45. Officials–Scott Foster, Tony Brothers, Zach Zarba.

ROCKETS 87, SPURS 85

Luis Scola dropped in the winning layup with 11.2 seconds left after a bullet pass from Yao Ming, and Houston rallied in the fourth to wrestle first place in the division from San Antonio.

Ron Artest scored 24 as Houston won its fifth straight to reclaim the top spot in the division.

Houston 22291323 - 87

San Antonio 27201622 - 85

Battier 33:032-30-00-1106

Scola 37:048-173-43-174519

Yao 36:446-81-12-82313

Brooks25:172-100-00-1225

Artest 34:478-206-82-42124

Hayes 18:232-30-02-5124

Wafer 17:070-21-20-1201

Lowry 22:435-91-20-43311

Barry 14:521-12-20-0124

Percentages: FG .466, FT .737. 3-Point Goals: 5-10, .500 (Battier 2-3, Artest 2-4, Brooks 1-3). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 15 (21 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Yao 2, Brooks, Lowry). Turnovers: 15 (Yao 4, Artest 2, Barry 2, Brooks 2, Wafer 2, Battier, Lowry, Scola). Steals: 9 (Scola 3, Battier 2, Artest, Barry, Lowry, Wafer). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 9:40 first; defensive three second, 11:17 second.

Finley 24:590-10-00-4030

Duncan 34:088-227-81-62223

Thomas 30:072-40-05-9144

Parker39:329-244-50-312022

Mason 35:043-91-20-4229

Udoka 29:177-90-14-71316

Bonner 20:573-51-10-2017

Gooden 6:492-50-02-3014

Hill 6:360-20-00-0010

Oberto 0:010-00-00-0000

Bowen 12:310-10-01-3010

Percentages: FG .415, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 4-8, .500 (Mason 2-2, Udoka 2-2, Bonner 0-1, Bowen 0-1, Parker 0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 13 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Bowen, Thomas). Turnovers: 13 (Parker 5, Duncan 2, Gooden 2, Mason 2, Finley, Udoka). Steals: 7 (Thomas 2, Duncan, Finley, Mason, Parker, Udoka). Technical Foul: Parker, :01.0 second. A–18,797 (18,797). T–2:18. Officials–Dick Bavetta, Bill Kennedy, Eric Lewis.

CAVALIERS 96, NETS 88

LeBron James had 30 points and 11 rebounds, and Cleveland won its ninth straight game, beating New Jersey in East Rutherford.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 18 points and became the career leader in blocked shots for the Cavaliers.

Cleveland27212325 - 96

New Jersey21171733 - 88

James39:099-1711-152-118030

Varejao32:536-104-92-111416

Ilgauskas26:239-140-01-60418

MWilliams38:083-100-02-7227

West33:561-50-00-3523

Smith18:544-81-10-2159

Pavlovic18:392-61-21-3246

Gibson22:070-43-41-2633

Jackson9:512-20-00-1014

Percentages: FG .474, FT .645. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Pavlovic 1-1, West 1-2, M.Williams 1-3, James 1-4, Gibson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 6 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Ilgauskas 4, Varejao). Turnovers: 4 (Gibson, James, Pavlovic, Varejao). Steals: 1 (James). Technical Fouls: None.

Hassell26:171-52-20-1044

Yi15:241-82-23-4014

Lopez37:465-136-71-63116

Dooling40:427-94-40-54219

Carter43:2111-233-60-95425

Douglas-Roberts9:212-30-00-2004

Simmons27:052-72-22-5038

Hayes24:212-72-20-2136

Boone10:120-00-20-3010

Anderson5:311-30-00-0012

Percentages: FG .410, FT .778. 3-Point Goals: 3-18, .167 (Simmons 2-6, Dooling 1-2, Lopez 0-1, Anderson 0-2, Hayes 0-3, Carter 0-4). Team Rebounds: 11. Team Turnovers: 5 (4 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Boone, Carter). Turnovers: 5 (Dooling 2, Anderson, Boone, Hassell). Steals: 2 (Dooling, Lopez). Technical Fouls: None. A–18,348 (19,990). T–2:20. Officials–Dan Crawford, Luis Grillo, Sean Wright.

HORNETS 99, WARRIORS 89

Chris Paul scored 27 points and David West added 23 points, leading New Orleans to a victory over Golden State.

The Hornets, who won their third in a row during a four-game home stretch, pulled within 11/2 games of the Houston Rockets in the Southwest division. They trail the San Antonio Spurs by a game.

Golden State20172131 - 89

New Orleans27272421 - 99

Azubuike37:407-150-01-60316

BWright25:442-60-02-5114

Turiaf25:584-53-42-62211

Ellis35:076-150-20-44212

Jackson36:077-177-102-105322

Randolph11:211-20-00-1032

Maggette27:471-109-90-80611

Morrow25:393-60-03-7306

Watson14:381-52-20-0305

Percentages: FG .395, FT .778. 3-Point Goals: 4-19, .211 (Azubuike 2-5, Watson 1-2, Jackson 1-5, Maggette 0-1, Morrow 0-1, B.Wright 0-1, Ellis 0-4). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 17 (17 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (B.Wright 4, Randolph, Turiaf). Turnovers: 17 (Jackson 5, Ellis 2, Maggette 2, Morrow 2, Randolph 2, Watson 2, Azubuike, B.Wright). Steals: 8 (Azubuike 3, Ellis, Maggette, Morrow, Turiaf, B.Wright). Technical Fouls: None.

JWright23:182-60-00-5044

West41:3911-191-31-46523

Armstrong16:125-64-44-110314

Paul39:059-207-71-88127

Butler41:484-134-40-01313

Marks14:580-30-02-4000

Posey29:322-80-01-10334

Bowen6:213-40-01-1006

Daniels8:552-21-20-2115

Peterson18:121-50-00-2013

Percentages: FG .453, FT .850. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Paul 2-3, Peterson 1-3, Butler 1-6, Posey 0-2, J.Wright 0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 14 (6 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (J.Wright 4, Armstrong, Butler). Turnovers: 14 (West 5, Paul 4, Daniels 2, Butler, Marks, Peterson). Steals: 7 (Paul 2, West 2, Bowen, Peterson, Posey). Technical Fouls: None. A–16,351 (17,188). T–2:14. Officials–Mike Callahan, Kevin Fehr, Scott Wall.

76ERS 112, KINGS 100

Andre Iguodala made his first 10 shots and scored 27 points, and Philadelphia never trailed in beating Sacramento to end a two-game skid.

Philadelphia35342617 - 112

Sacramento17263126 - 100

Iguodala35:0010-144-61-73427

Young34:389-154-61-61222

Dalembert27:082-50-00-4034

Green22:224-81-30-23210

Miller33:542-40-00-4844

Williams25:386-95-60-25118

Speights20:055-105-63-60115

Ivey14:061-20-00-1212

Evans14:091-10-00-2012

Rush13:003-40-00-0028

Percentages: FG .597, FT .704. 3-Point Goals: 7-13, .538 (Iguodala 3-5, Rush 2-3, Green 1-2, Williams 1-2, Ivey 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 16 (13 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Dalembert 2, Iguodala, Williams, Young). Turnovers: 16 (Dalembert 3, Speights 3, Green 2, Iguodala 2, Miller 2, Young 2, Ivey, Williams). Steals: 13 (Miller 5, Green 2, Iguodala 2, Young 2, Rush, Williams). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 8:38 third.

Garcia40:178-172-22-53024

Thompson27:314-74-87-130512

Hawes44:268-130-04-119317

Martin38:504-147-91-30216

Udrih36:124-84-40-36412

Greene20:113-50-01-1047

McCants24:593-104-40-43010

Solomon6:301-60-00-0002

Booth1:040-00-00-0000

Percentages: FG .438, FT .778. 3-Point Goals: 9-27, .333 (Garcia 6-10, Greene 1-2, Hawes 1-3, Martin 1-8, McCants 0-2, Solomon 0-2). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 19 (26 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Martin). Turnovers: 19 (Hawes 5, Thompson 4, Udrih 4, Greene 3, Garcia 2, Martin). Steals: 9 (Martin 2, Garcia, Greene, Hawes, McCants, Solomon, Thompson, Udrih). Technical Fouls: None. A–12,943 (17,317). T–2:08. Officials–Eddie F. Rush, Matt Boland, Gary Zielinski.

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