Hornets handle Magic
Published: Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 1:49 a.m.
NEW ORLEANS - Jamal Mashburn scored 22 of his 29 points in the second half and had nine assists as the New Orleans Hornets snapped a five-game losing streak with a 100-89 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Tracy McGrady scored 40 for Orlando but he had little help as the Magic gave up 25 points on 16 turnovers.
P.J. Brown scored 18 for New Orleans. His free throw capped a 10-0 third-quarter run to give New Orleans a 67-54 lead and New Orleans never trailed again. McGrady made an array of tough jump shots - two with Courtney Alexander right in his face - and Orlando was able to pull within 71-65 heading into the final period. But Orlando hit only six of its first 17 shots in the final period and turned the ball over six times during that span as New Orleans put the game out of reach.
Kidd scored 13 points and had 13 assists. Lucious Harris scored 16 points for the Nets and Kenyon Martin scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds.
Giricek's fourth quarter scoring spurt, which included eight straight points, sent the Clippers to their fifth straight loss. His 31 points were the most by a Memphis player this season.
Utah led 96-78 heading into the fourth quarter, but Ray Allen made three free throws and Michael Redd converted a three-point play to pull Milwaukee within 114-110 with 1:21 left.
Davis scored 29 points, including two free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining, as the Cavaliers beat spiraling Toronto 81-80 on Friday.
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