Worst case for Wizards

Start is club's losingest ever

Celtics rout 76ers, win 19th in row

December 24, 2008|By From Sun news services

Emeka Okafor had 29 points and 18 rebounds, and the host Charlotte Bobcats (10-19) pulled away in the fourth quarter for an 80-72 victory over Washington last night, sending the reeling Wizards to a 4-22 start, their worst in franchise history.

Celtics 110, 76ers 91: : Boston (27-2) set a franchise record with its 19th consecutive victory, getting 18 points apiece from Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo to beat visiting Philadelphia (12-16).

Cavaliers 99, Rockets 90: : LeBron James scored 27 points - 18 in the second half- and Mo Williams added 23 as Cleveland (24-4) remained the NBA's only undefeated team at home.

Houston (19-10) had won 11 straight road games against Eastern Conference teams since last season.

Hawks 99, Thunder 88: : Joe Johnson had his second career triple double, and Marvin Williams scored 21 points for host Atlanta (18-10). The Thunder (3-26) has lost two straight and 10 of 11.

Nets 108, Pacers 107: : Devin Harris' jumper from the top of the key as time expired let visiting New Jersey (14-14) end a two-game losing streak.

Danny Granger, who had missed two games with a viral infection, led Indiana (10-18) with 26 points.

Heat 96, Warriors 88: : Host Miami (15-12) matched last season's win total by beating injury-depleted Golden State (8-22).

Lakers 100, Hornets 87: : Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Pau Gasol added 20, and visiting Los Angeles (23-5) beat New Orleans (16-8).

Bucks 94, Jazz 86: : Michael Redd scored 27 points to lead Milwaukee (14-16) to its fifth straight home victory, beating undermanned Utah (17-13).

Pistons 104, Bulls 98: : Rodney Stuckey scored 40 points, topping his previous career high by 13, and host Detroit (15-11) overcame a groin strain to Allen Iverson, who sat out most of the second half.

Larry Hughes led Chicago (13-15) with 19 points.

Mavericks 100, Grizzlies 82: : Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points, Jason Terry added 17, and host Dallas (16-11) stretched its winning streak against Memphis (9-19) to 13 games.

Spurs 99, Timberwolves 93: : Tony Parker scored 36 points and host San Antonio (18-10) handed Minnesota (4-23) its 13th consecutive loss.

Trail Blazers 101, Nuggets 92:: LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and host Portland (18-11) beat Denver (18-11), which played for the second straight game without injured Carmelo Anthony (Towson Catholic).

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