Despite not being able to stop Josh Smith, the Milwaukee Bucks found a way to keep Atlanta struggling on the road. Andrew Bogut and Michael Redd each scored 21 points to lead the Bucks to a 105-96 victory over Atlanta on Saturday night, extending the Hawks’ road losing streak to 17 games. Smith, who missed Wednesday’s game against Seattle with a left quadriceps strain, started at center against the…
The Dallas Mavericks needed late-game heroics from Josh Howard and Dirk Nowitzki to outlast the stubborn Memphis Grizzlies and remain unbeaten at home. Howard matched his season high with 27 points, six during a key fourth-quarter stretch, and Nowitzki added 21, including two free throws with 8 seconds left, in the Mavericks’ 108-105 victory over the Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Trying to beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter, Shawn Marion heaved a wild hook shot from the top of the key. The ball rattled around the rim and dropped in. It was that kind of a night for the Phoenix Suns. Marion had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Steve Nash had 19 points and 15 assists and the Suns beat the Houston Rockets 115-105 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
Kevin Martin scored a career-high 43 points to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 123-118 double-overtime victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.
Rookie Kevin Durant made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the second overtime, and Damien Wilkins scored a career-high 41 points in the Seattle SuperSonics’ 126-123 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
Dwight Howard had 21 points, 19 rebounds and became the NBA’s youngest player to reach 3,000 rebounds, leading the Orlando Magic to a 95-70 victory over the ice cold and injured New Jersey Nets on Friday night.
Tim Duncan had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Houston Rockets 90-84 on Friday night.
David West scored a career-high 40 points, including the go-ahead 15-footer with 8.3 seconds left in overtime, and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-118 on Friday night.
LeBron James scored 40 points — 34 in the second half — and made a crucial block on former teammate Carlos Boozer in the final seconds Friday night to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a 99-94 victory over Utah, ending a five-game winning streak by the Jazz.
Chris Bosh scored 22 points, Jose Calderon added 15 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 110-101 on Friday night.
Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce made the go-ahead layup with 25 seconds left after Boston blew a 15-point fourth-quarter lead, and the Celtics beat the Miami Heat 92-91 on Friday night to improve their record to 8-0.
Louis Williams scored all 19 points in the second half to rally the Sixers from a 25-point deficit, and Andre Iguodala gave them their first lead with a minute left in a simply stunning 92-88 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.