Warriors overpower slumping Kings

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Warriors 111, Kings 99

Warriors 111, Kings 99

In Oakland, California, Jason Caffey had 20 of his 26 points in the first half as Golden State beat injury-depleted Sacramento.

Caffey went 11-of-16 from the field and had 14 rebounds as the Warriors overpowered the slumping Kings, who were missing starters Chris Webber and Nick Anderson.

John Starks added 20 points and 12 assists for the Warriors. Corliss Williamson had 24 points for the Kings, who have lost eight of 12 after winning nine of their first 10 games.

Webber (strained neck) and Anderson (inflamed left knee) did not make the short trip, and neither did backup point guard Darrick Martin (flu).

Lakers 99, Boston 90

In Boston, Shaquille O'Neal had 34 points and 20 rebounds and Kobe Bryant scored 27 as the Los Angeles Lakers won their seventh consecutive game, beating Boston 99-90 on Monday night.

O'Neal was 13-for-20 from the floor and 8-for-17 from the line to help the Lakers improve their NBA-best record to 22-5.

Antoine Walker had 24 points for the Celtics, who have lost six straight. Kenny Anderson added 21 points and 10 assists.

The Celtics had just their second sellout of the season as fans came to see the longtime rivals, who didn't play last season because of the NBA lockout.

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76ers 122, Pistons 121, OT

In Philadelphia, Eric Snow hit a 16-foot jumper at the buzzer as Philadelphia beat Detroit.

Allen Iverson had 32 points on a day when he made up with 76ers coach Larry Brown and apologized for asking to be traded.

Tyrone Hill added 22 points, Aaron McKie had 21 and Larry Hughes scored 20 - including a 3-pointer that forced overtime with 0.7 seconds left in regulation.

Grant Hill led the Pistons with 32 points, but didn't score in the fourth quarter.

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Knicks 112, Hornets 109, OT

In New York, Allan Houston scored 31 points and Latrell Sprewell had 30 in their debut as a starting backcourt tandem as New York ended Charlotte's eight-game winning streak.

Charlotte gave up an 18-0 run in the fourth quarter, but then overcame a 10-point deficit in the final four minutes and survived two misses by the Knicks at the end of regulation.

Patrick Ewing grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds and scored 10 points, Larry Johnson scored 14, and Kurt Thomas and Ward added 10 apiece. Eddie Jones led Charlotte with 23 points.

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Timberwolves 100, Cavaliers 94

In Cleveland, Terrell Brandon, playing in Gund Arena for the first time since being traded by Cleveland, made a jumper and six free throws in the final 1:36 as Minnesota beat the Cavaliers.

Brandon, involved in the three-way trade that brought Shawn Kemp to the Cavs, had 17 points, 11 assists and four steals as the Timberwolves won for just the second time in 10 games.

Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 18 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Bob Sura had 20 points for the Cavs.

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SuperSonics 93, Bulls 84

In Chicago, Vin Baker scored 25 points and Gary Payton added 22 as Seattle held off injury-ravaged Chicago.

Corey Benjamin led the Bulls with a career-high 19 points, Ron Artest, Elton Brand and Kornel David all had 14 apiece, and Rusty LaRue, signed before the game, added 13.

Chicago's Toni Kukoc, Hersey Hawkins, Randy Brown, B.J. Armstrong, Fred Hoiberg and Dedric Willoughby all sat out the game, leaving the Bulls with only two true guards: Benjamin and LaRue.

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Heat 92, Mavericks 89

In Dallas, P J Brown scored 22 of his season-high 25 points in the first half as Miami snapped a four-game losing streak.

Alonzo Mourning, who had a key block in the final 10 seconds, added 18 points and 11 rebounds to help coach Pat Riley avoid the first five-game losing streak of his career. The victory was Riley's 26th straight against Dallas.

Gary Trent led the Mavericks with a season-high 22 points. Dallas has lost four straight and seven of eight.

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Magic 104, Jazz 102

In Orlando, Florida, Darrell Armstrong scored 22 points and Pat Garrity hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 38.5 seconds left as Orlando beat Utah.

Karl Malone led the Jazz with 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. John Stockton had 15 points, and John Hornacek and Howard Eisley each had 13.

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Suns 108, Bucks 101

In Phoenix, Rodney Rogers, starting in place of Tom Gugliotta, had a season-high 24 points and 13 rebounds as Phoenix improved to 4-0 under new coach Scott Skiles.

Phoenix was without Gugliotta for the second game in a row. He was home resting after a seizure Friday nighton Kidd, the NBA player of the week coming off consecutive triple-doubles, had 13 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.

Ray Allen led Milwaukee with 31 points.

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Nuggets 97, Trail Blazers 88

In Denver, Antonio McDyess scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as Denver beat Portland for its third straight victory.

Ron Mercer had 22 points and Raef LaFrentz 16 for the Nuggets, who completed a successful homestand by beating three of the best teams in the Western Conference - Sacramento, San Antonio and Portland. Damon Stoudamire led Portland with 19 points.

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