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Heat Stops Knicks in Overtime

Associated Press
Thursday, February 10, 2005; Page D04

Dwyane Wade dribbled the ball between his legs three times before darting around Stephon Marbury and making a layup, easily the prettiest play of overtime in the Miami Heat's 116-110 victory over the Knicks last night in New York.

Wade had 30 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds, Damon Jones scored a season-high 24 and Shaquille O'Neal had 16 points and 13 rebounds as Miami won its fourth straight.

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Marbury led a fourth-quarter comeback and scored 36 points for the Knicks, who lost for the 17th time in the past 20 games.

LAKERS 104, NETS 103: Lamar Odom had 16 points, matched a career-best with 19 rebounds and set up a go-ahead three-pointer by Caron Butler with 1 minute 54 seconds to go in overtime to lead visiting Los Angeles.

The Lakers rallied from a 10-point deficit with 4:44 to play in regulation and survived a late overtime shot by Vince Carter and Jason Kidd's second straight triple-double. Los Angeles snapped a three-game losing streak and ended the Nets' season-high five-game winning streak at home.

GRIZZLIES 98, 76ERS 95: Dahntay Jones scored a career-high 23 points and Stromile Swift added 17 to lead visiting Memphis.

Philadelphia seemed confused on its final possession when Corliss Williamson took the inbounds pass and stood looking for an open player. He finally took a shot from above the free throw line, missed, grabbed the rebound and passed the ball out to Kyle Korver.

Korver's straight-on three-point attempt clanked off the rim and the Grizzlies held on for their eighth win in 11 games.

CELTICS 94, CLIPPERS 89: Paul Pierce had 25 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists to lift Boston at home.

After falling behind 79-65 early in the fourth quarter, the Celtics scored 16 straight points to take their first lead on Raef LaFrentz's three-pointer with 6:19 remaining.

Boston increased its lead to 90-85 with 20 seconds left before Bobby Simmons hit a three-pointer to cut the deficit to two. Pierce and Ricky Davis each then hit a pair of free throws to seal the win.

PACERS 94, BOBCATS 87: Jermaine O'Neal had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Stephen Jackson added 22 points for host Indiana.

Fred Jones had 12 points for the Pacers, who shot 49 percent and won for just the fourth time in 11 games. Indiana swept the three-game season series against Charlotte.

BUCKS 110, RAPTORS 107: Michael Redd scored 29 points to lead Milwaukee on the road.

Before the game, Toronto's Rafer Alston said he wanted an apology after being benched for much of Tuesday's loss to Cleveland and that he's not sure he wants to stay with the Raptors.

The point guard and Coach Sam Mitchell argued after Alston was pulled from the game in the first quarter against Cleveland. Alston didn't come out of the dressing room for the second half and was seen crying as he was escorted to the team bus by security during the fourth quarter. He had just returned to the Raptors on Thursday, following a two-game suspension the team gave him after he stormed out of practice last week.

TIMBERWOLVES 98, NUGGETS 92: Eddie Griffin had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks in the final 10 minutes of the game to help host Minnesota snap a six-game losing streak. Kevin Garnett led the Timberwolves with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.

ROCKETS 105, BULLS 92: Tracy McGrady scored 24 points and Yao Ming added 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Houston at home. The Rockets have won a season-high five straight.

HORNETS 91, TRAIL BLAZERS 80: Rookie J.R. Smith scored 19 points and New Orleans won for just the ninth time overall and third time on the road.

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