Wizards lose 6th straight, to N.Y.

Young's career-high 33 not enough

Nba Roundup

January 15, 2009|By From Sun news services

Another game against the Washington Wizards last night was all it took to get the New York Knicks' offense rolling again.

And the best news for the Knicks? They get to play the Wizards again in two nights.

David Lee had 30 points and 10 rebounds, reserve Al Harrington scored 27 points, and the host Knicks handed the Wizards their sixth straight loss with a 128-122 victory.

"Their ability to move the ball off the dribble and their quick passing gives us trouble," Wizards coach Ed Tapscott said. "If we go big, we can't guard them off the dribble, and if we go small, we can't get rebounds. So I guess I'm going to have to find something in between that will allow us a semblance of both."

"It's not about my offense. It's not about how I'm playing," Lee said. "It's the fact that we were able to get another win today at home and we've got another chance at Washington in a couple of days here and that's another victory we have to get."

Unless something changes quickly, count on the Knicks getting it.

The Knicks (15-22) have piled up the points in the first three meetings with the Wizards (7-31) this season and can complete a season sweep for the first time since 2003-04 by grabbing the back end of a home-and-home series tomorrow in Washington.

Spurs 112, Lakers 111:: Roger Mason hit a jumper with 10 seconds left and made a free throw after being fouled by Derek Fisher, and host San Antonio (25-12) beat Los Angeles (31-7) in the first meeting between the teams since the Western Conference finals.

After Mason's three-pointer, the Lakers failed to get a shot off when Trevor Ariza was called for traveling.

The Lakers rallied from 11 points behind in the fourth quarter and led when Kobe Bryant hit a three-pointer with 12 seconds left.

Manu Ginobili led San Antonio with 27 points. Bryant led Los Angeles with 29. The Lakers lost for only the second time in their past 12 games.

76ers 100, Trail Blazers 79: : Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 29 points and Lou Williams had 14 to lead host Philadelphia (18-20) over Portland (23-15) for its fifth straight victory.

Celtics 118, Nets 86:: Paul Pierce shook off a cold first half and scored 18 points in the third quarter with perfect shooting to lead host Boston (32-9) over New Jersey (19-20), its third straight win.

Bulls 102, Raptors 98:: Rookie Derrick Rose scored 17 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and Luol Deng had 16 points and 14 rebounds in his return to the starting lineup as visiting Chicago (17-22) topped Toronto (16-24).

Pacers 110, Pistons 106, OT: : Danny Granger scored 24 points and made the tying shot late in regulation as host Indiana (14-25) defeated Detroit (22-15).

Thunder 114, Jazz 93:: Jeff Green scored 23 points, Russell Westbrook added 22 and Kevin Durant had 21, and host Oklahoma City (7-33) used a 22-7 third-quarter run to top Utah (23-16).

Heat 102, Bucks 99:: Reserve Daequan Cook hit six three-pointers en route to a career-high 24 points, and Dwyane Wade overcame a 5-for-20 shooting night with 17 points and 13 assists as visiting Miami (21-17) defeated Milwaukee (19-22).

Hornets 104, Mavericks 97:: Chris Paul nearly showed Jason Kidd what a quadruple ouble looks like, putting up 33 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds and seven steals in visiting New Orleans' (23-12) victory over slumping Dallas (22-17).

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