Stephon Marbury had 28 points and 10 assists and Shawn Marion had 25 points and 15 rebounds as the Phoenix Suns handed the 76ers their fourth straight loss, 99-91, last night in Philadelphia.

Allen Iverson scored 22 points and rookie John Salmons, making his first career start, had six points, six rebounds and four assists.

"I am 99 percent of the problem right now," Iverson said of the losing streak. "I'm the leader of this team and as I go, we go. And right now, I am stinking up the place. I don't think I should even be getting paid."

* SUPERSONICS 91, RAPTORS 79: Gary Payton scored 21 points as Seattle beat injury-riddled Toronto for its second straight road victory. The Raptors were missing their three best players -- Vince Carter, Antonio Davis and Alvin Williams.

"Nobody is going to feel sympathy for nobody," Payton said. "If you come out here and play, we are going to try to get a win."

* PACERS 94, NUGGETS 72: Ron Mercer scored 19 points and Austin Croshere added 17 as host Indiana avenged its most embarrassing loss of the season.

"From day one, he came into training camp in shape," Indiana Coach Isiah Thomas said of Croshere. "The last two years, he wasn't. It's paying off for him."

The Pacers lost to Denver, 92-81, last Saturday. It was Indiana's only loss to a team with a losing record.

* MAGIC 111, WARRIORS 85: Tracy McGrady had 36 points and Grant Hill returned from a one-game absence with 16 points to lead host Orlando. McGrady hit 13 of 25 shots before leaving for good with 8:06 left.

"Tonight was a game when we could have jumped a couple of spots in the standings but we have no sense of urgency," Golden State's Antawn Jamison said.

* BUCKS 101, TRAIL BLAZERS 79: Tim Thomas scored a season-high 25 points before spraining his left ankle and Sam Cassell added 19 to lead host Milwaukee. Thomas is listed as day-to-day.

"We were trying to do too much early in the game," Portland's Derek Anderson said. "We expended ourselves mentally by not doing the things we're supposed to do on defense."

* CELTICS 115, CAVALIERS 100: Antoine Walker had the 13th triple-double of his career with a season-high 33 points and host Boston overcame Ricky Davis's second 40-point game of the week.

"We played against the hottest guy besides Kobe Bryant I've played against so far this year," Walker said of Davis. "It was a gutsy win."

* SPURS 97, CLIPPERS 84: Tim Duncan had 25 points and 18 rebounds to lead host San Antonio.

"We basically didn't hit shots out of the double-team," said Los Angeles Coach Alvin Gentry after watching his team shoot 37.6 percent.

* KNICKS 97, HEAT 92: Latrell Sprewell scored a season-high 30 points and visiting New York shot an astounding 92 percent in the second quarter.

"I've had it," said Miami Coach Pat Riley, referring to New York's 37 free throws. "The officials' hatred for me is absolutely unjust for what it does to my players. I think a lot of it, simply is their dislike for me over the years."

* GRIZZLIES 114, ROCKETS 109: Wesley Person made a three-pointer with 35 seconds left in overtime and followed with two foul shots to give host Memphis the win.

"I don't care what anyone says, I take this loss," the Rockets' Steve Francis said. "I made wrong decisions. . . . I made some bad shots in overtime."

* HORNETS 98, LAKERS 82: Jamal Mashburn had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists as visiting New Orleans routed slumping Los Angeles. The loss was the second straight for the three-time defending champions (9-15), who are 6-6 since Shaquille O'Neal returned from the injured list after sitting out the season's first 12 games.