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BUCKS 96, CAVALIERS 88: Michael Redd scored 32 points and Joe Smith tied his season high with 21 as Milwaukee withstood 34 points from LeBron James and extended Cleveland's road losing streak to eight.

James scored more than 30 points for the third straight game, Drew Gooden added 14, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 13 and 14 rebounds. But it wasn't enough for the Cavaliers, who haven't won on the road since a 105-87 victory at Golden State on Jan. 22. Cleveland plays four of its next six games on the road.

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Desmond Mason added 13 points and Mo Williams 12 as the Bucks remained perfect against the Central Division at home with their seventh straight victory. They also snapped the Cavaliers' three-game winning streak.

PISTONS 102, SUPERSONICS 95: Chauncey Billups scored 32 points and Rasheed Wallace had nine of his 24 during a key stretch of the fourth quarter to lift Detroit to its straight home win.

Rashard Lewis scored 26 for the SuperSonics, who had won their four previous road games.

Lewis's three-point play midway through the fourth quarter put Seattle ahead, 83-82, its first lead in almost 10 minutes.

The teams took turns with the lead before Rasheed Wallace turned two steals into a dunk and a mid-range jumper, giving the Pistons a 91-90 lead. Richard Hamilton then connected on a three-pointer, and Tayshaun Prince made two free throws to seal the victory.

PACERS 103, JAZZ 84: Stephen Jackson scored 28 points and host Indiana hit 37 of 43 free throws to beat Utah.

Utah outshot Indiana from the field, but the Pacers spent much of the night at the free throw line. Jackson shot just 6 of 16 from the field but was 4 of 8 from three-point range and 12 of 12 on free throws.

NUGGETS 120, BOBCATS 101: Carmelo Anthony bounced back from his benching, scoring 25 points in just 21 minutes to lead Denver at home.

Anthony, who spent the final 17 minutes of Sunday's loss to Phoenix on the bench, spent the final 14 minutes watching this one, but for a different reason. He went 10 for 16 to help Denver put the game out of reach early.

GRIZZLIES 88, HORNETS 82: James Posey scored 20 points and Earl Watson 16 as Memphis outlasted host New Orleans.

Watson scored seven of his points late in the fourth quarter, hitting a three-pointer for the 12th and final lead change of a tight final period.

SPURS 89, TIMBERWOLVES 73: Tim Duncan scored 25 points and Robert Horry added 18, his highest total in two seasons in San Antonio, as the Spurs won at home.

San Antonio, playing a fourth straight game without swingman Manu Ginobili (strained groin), made 12 of its first 15 shots to open a double-digit lead it maintained for most of the game.

CLIPPERS 110, MAGIC 102: In Los Angeles , Corey Maggette shrugged off a sore left wrist and scored 31 points to help send Orlando to its season-high sixth consecutive loss.

Chris Kaman had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who improved to 29-35 and eclipsed last season's win total. They did it despite coughing up most of a 22-point lead they had with 8:31 remaining.


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