Sports Briefs


Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 12:24 a.m.

76ERS 108, BUCKS 81

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Corliss Williamson scored 10 fourth-quarter points, including the go-ahead free throws with 33.9 seconds left, as the Detroit Pistons beat the Boston Celtics 86-83 Tuesday night.

Paul Pierce, selected as an All-Star reserve earlier in the day, had 30 points for the Celtics in the first meeting between the teams since Boston beat Detroit in five games in the second round of last year's playoffs.

The Celtics were without their other All-Star, forward Antoine Walker, who sat out with a sprained right knee.

  • Keith Van Horn scored 24 points, Brian Skinner and Allen Iverson had 20 each, and Philadelphia defeated Milwaukee.

    The 76ers, who lost their last three at home, won their fourth straight on the road and handed the Bucks only their second loss in 10 games.

  • KNICKS 103, HAWKS 98:

    Latrell Sprewell reached 20 points for the third straight game and New York defeated Atlanta.

    Allan Houston scored 24 for the Knicks. New York made their first five 3-point shots - three by Sprewell and two by Howard Eisley.

    Magic tonight AT A GLANCE

  • Orlando (23-23) will take on Cleveland (9-36) tonight at 7 p.m. at the TD Waterhouse Center.

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