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San Antonio 101, New York 92

San Antonio, TX - Tim Duncan recorded 21 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and five blocks, as the San Antonio Spurs won their 17th straight home game with a 101-92 victory over the New York Knicks. Tony Parker added 21 points and 13 assists for the Spurs, who are in the midst of their longest home winning streak since a 20-game run from November 11, 1989 - February 6, 1990. DeJuan Blair donated 18 points and 13 boards for San Antonio, which has won eight in a row overall. Manu Ginobili had 16 points and six assists for the 37-6 Spurs. Amare Stoudemire scored 18 points and pulled down 15 rebounds for the Knicks, who have lost five straight contests. Stoudemire came into the game with at least 20 points in 26 straight contests. It was the most in Knicks history since Patrick Ewing did it in 28 straight contests from January 25-March 27, 1990.

New Jersey 89, Detroit 74

Newark, NJ - Brook Lopez landed 15 points while Devin Harris had 12 points and nine assists in New Jersey's 89-74 victory over Detroit at the Prudential Center. Kris Humphries came off the bench for an 11-point, 12- rebound performance for the Nets, who have started out a five-game residency with two straight wins. Anthony Morrow returned for New Jersey after missing 17 games due to a strained right hamstring and chipped in with 10 points, including a 2-of-3 showing from beyond the three-point arc. Tayshaun Prince had 16 points and Rodney Stuckey registered 14 for the Pistons, who have dropped two in a row since going on a three-game win streak. Tracy McGrady finished with 10 points in the loss.

Phoenix 109, Washington 91

Washington, DC - Channing Frye connected on seven of his 11 three-point tries and scored 25 to guide Phoenix in a 109-91 victory over the Wizards. Steve Nash contributed 17 points and 14 assists for the Suns, who have won five in a row overall and nine straight against Washington. Marcin Gortat added 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Vince Carter tallied 12 points and 10 boards. Nick Young had 25 points for the Wizards, who lost their second in a row. John Wall totaled 11 points, 14 assists and four steals in defeat, while Rashard Lewis chipped in 16 points and 12 rebounds.

New Orleans 100, Atlanta 59

Atlanta, GA - Chris Paul led a balanced attack with 16 points and eight assists, as the New Orleans Hornets annihilated the Atlanta Hawks, 100-59, in a record-setting game at Philips Arena. The Hawks set an Atlanta record for fewest points scored in a game. The previous low was 63 points, which took place on November 19, 1996 at Cleveland. David West finished with 15 points and eight boards for the Hornets, who have won seven in a row. Marco Belinelli made a trio of three-pointers en route to 15 points. Jamal Crawford chipped in with 14 points off the bench for the Hawks, who had a brief two- game win streak snapped. Josh Smith added 13 points and eight rebounds. Atlanta shot a dismal 29.1 percent from the field, including a 23.7 percent performance in the second half.

Boston 110, Utah 86

Boston, MA - Kevin Garnett scored 21 and Paul Pierce was right behind with a 20-point effort, as the Celtics stretched their winning streak to five games with a 110-86 rout of the Utah Jazz. Glen Davis tallied 15 points and Semih Erden 14 for Boston, which has captured nine of its last 11 contests. Rajon Rondo dished out 12 assists as the Celtics didn't trail the entire game. Earl Watson scored 12 in a reserve role for the Jazz, who struggled with their starting five on the floor. Forwards Andrei Kirilenko and Paul Millsap each scored 11, but the remaining three starters - Al Jefferson, Raja Bell and Deron Williams, combined to go 3-for-18 from the field and had nine turnovers. Utah's 21 miscues led to 26 Boston points.

Milwaukee 102, Cleveland 88

Cleveland, OH - Andrew Bogut scored 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting and grabbed six rebounds as Milwaukee downed Cleveland, 102-88 at Quicken Loans Arena. Corey Maggette contributed 20 points, while Keyon Dooling scored 12 points and doled out a career-high 11 assists for the Bucks, who have won two straight on the heels of a three-game skid. Carlos Delfino scored nine points and pulled down five boards in 23 minutes in his first game since November 6. He had missed the previous 32 contests due to a concussion. Antawn Jamison and Ramon Sessions netted 22 points apiece for the Cavaliers, who have lost 15 straight games overall and seven in a row at home.

Memphis 115, Houston 110

Memphis, TN - Zach Randolph posted 29 points, which included a key layup with 20.9 seconds left, and grabbed 19 rebounds as Memphis slipped past Houston, 115-110, at the FedEx Forum. Rudy Gay had 22 points as Memphis snapped a two-game skid. Mike Conley had 17 points and five assists. O.J. Mayo contributed 13 points off the bench. Kevin Martin made 12-of-12 from the free throw line en route to a game-best 32 points for the Rockets, who had a three- game winning streak halted. Luis Scola had 19 points, while Shane Battier notched 15 points and eight boards.


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