Grizzlies break losing streak

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Vancouver 104, Dallas 95

Vancouver 104, Dallas 95

The Vancouver Grizzlies snapped a 30-game road losing streak on Tuesday night, beating the Dallas Mavericks 104-95 behind Shareef Abdur-Rahim's 26 points and 15 rebounds.

Michael Dickerson added 21 points and Othella Harrington had 16 for Vancouver, which won on the road for the first time since beating the Los Angeles Clippers 93-89 in double overtime on February 16, 1999.

Brent Price hit two 3-pointers down the stretch for the Grizzlies, who also ended an overall 11-game losing streak.

Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki matched his career-high with 31 points, but went scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Raptors 101, Cavaliers 98

In Toronto, Vince Carter scored 15 of his 32 points in the decisive third quarter as the Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Carter, coming off a career-high 39 points against San Antonio on Sunday, missed 9 of 14 shots in the first half as the Raptors fell behind by 11 points. But he found the range in the third quarter, hitting 6 of 8 shots as the Raptors outscored the Cavaliers 31-13 to take control.

Dee Brown scored a season-high 17 points for Toronto, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range. Brevin Knight led the Cavaliers with 20 points and 11 assists.

Knicks 89, Warriors 83

In New York, Latrell Sprewell scored all 21 of his points in the first half as the New York Knicks handed Golden State its 10th straight loss.

It was the second meeting of the season between Sprewell and Warriors coach P.J. Carlesimo, who was once choked by Sprewell.

John Starks, who played eight years in New York before getting traded to Golden State as part of the Sprewell deal last season, scored only seven points on 3-for-12 shooting.

Pistons 116, Bucks 112

In Milwaukee, Grant Hill scored 31 points and the Detroit Pistons overcame a 16-point halftime deficit with a 70-point second half.

Hill, averaging 32.5 points in his last four games, added 12 assists as the Pistons won for only the second time in their last six games.

Jerry Stackhouse added 26 points, including four points in the final 37 seconds, as the Pistons snapped the Bucks' two-game winning streak.

Glenn Robinson, who signed a one-year, $12 million extension on Monday, had 30 points for the Bucks.

Pacers 83, Spurs 77

In Indianapolis, Reggie Miller scored 23 points as the Indiana Pacers handed the San Antonio Spurs their third straight loss.

The Pacers won their fourth straight despite shooting only 36 percent from the field and going eight minutes without a field goal in the second half.

Tim Duncan had 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs.

Suns 110, Magic 107

In Phoenix, Jason Kidd scored 17 of his season-high 29 points in the final 7:02 as the Phoenix Suns beat the Orlando Magic.

Kidd also had 11 assists, including one to Oliver Miller for a dunk that gave the Suns the lead for good, 103-101, with 1:27 to go.

The Suns' Penny Hardaway did not play against his old team. Hardaway sat out his second consecutive game with a sore right foot.

Darrell Armstrong led Orlando with 16 points, while rookie Corey Maggette matched his career-best with 14.

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