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.
  • NETS 100, HEAT 80:o Richard Jefferson scored 26 points and Jason Kidd got his 15th double-double of the season as New Jersey won their eighth game in a row by defeating Miami.
    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.
  • KNICKS 98, PACERS 96: Latrell Sprewell had the breakout game his coach had been waiting for, scoring 25 points with seven assists, five rebounds and three steals to lead New York to a come-from-behind victory over Indiana.
  • TRAIL BLAZERS 108, CELTICS 103: Bonzi Wells scored 19 points and Scottie Pippen added 17 as the Portland held on for a victory over the Boston.
  • GRIZZLIES 116, CLIPPERS 111: Gordan Giricek scored a season-high 31 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, as Memphis won despite blowing a 32-point lead.
    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.
  • JAZZ 118, BUCKS 115: Mark Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left as the Utah Jazz had a season-high in points.
    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.
  • SPURS 98, WARRIORS 95: Tim Duncan scored a season-high 37 points on 14-of-18 shooting as San Antonio beat Golden State for the 11th straight time.
  • CAVALIERS 81, RAPTORS 80: Ricky Davis wanted to be the one responsible for ending Cleveland's 14-game road losing streak.
    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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