Vince Carter, facing Ray Allen for the first time since Allen was selected over him for the U.S. Olympic team, scored a career-high 47 points as the Raptors beat Milwaukee, 115-110, last night in Toronto.
Carter made 20 of 32 shots in totaling the most points in an NBA game this season, surpassing the 46 by Allen Iverson and Tim Duncan. Carter's previous NBA high was 39.
Carter gave Allen a bloody nose in the first quarter with an elbow. Allen went down in a heap and ran off the court. No foul was called.
"There was no question about what was going on with the Olympic thing," Allen said. "The first play of the game they went right at me.
"Next time [the teams will play again tonight in Milwaukee], it won't be me hitting the floor."
The Raptors' Antonio Davis said it was the first time Carter openly showed his emotions about not making the team.
"Vince usually smiles a lot--this time he was pumping his fists and trying to flex his muscles," Davis said. "I was waiting for him to show his true feelings."
Glenn Robinson scored 37 points and Allen 25 for the Bucks.
* 76ERS 101, MAGIC 100: In Philadelphia, Eric Snow's 20-foot jumper with 14 seconds left beat visiting Orlando.
It was Snow's third game-winning shot this season. "I've never done that in my life before this year," he said.
* SUPERSONICS 91, SPURS 85: Seattle won its fourth in a row as Gary Payton scored 25 points. Visiting San Antonio got 32 points and 16 rebounds from Tim Duncan, but lost its second in two nights.
* HAWKS 89, BULLS 83: In Chicago, Isaiah Rider scored 13 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and his jumper with 45 seconds left sealed the victory for Atlanta.
* HEAT 92, NUGGETS 76: Alonzo Mourning scored 28 points and reserve Voshon Lenard had 24, fueling a fourth-quarter rally that helped Miami beat host Denver for the eighth straight time.
* CAVALIERS 82, GRIZZLIES 80: In Vancouver, B.C., Shawn Kemp scored five of his 24 points in the final three minutes to lead Cleveland.
* TRAIL BLAZERS 105, SUNS 83: In Phoenix, Portland overcame eight technical fouls and the ejections of forward Rasheed Wallace and Coach Mike Dunleavy to win its fourth straight and 10th in 11 games. Portland outscored Phoenix 62-31 in the second half and 33-13 in the fourth quarter.