Michael Olowokandi had 17 points and 18 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers ended an eight-game home losing streak to the San Antonio Spurs with a 91-79 victory last night.
Coming off their first wire-to-wire road win of the season on Saturday night at Houston, the Clippers beat the Spurs for only the second time in the last 20 meetings.
Tim Duncan had 32 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who were 0 for 9 from three-point range. It was the first time they were blanked from behind the arc this season.
Clippers Coach Alvin Gentry didn't make it through the first quarter. He was ejected with 1 minute 49 seconds left after getting two technical fouls in 1:33.
* 76ERS 93, NUGGETS 71: Allen Iverson had 23 points as Philadelphia snapped a five-game losing streak and sent visiting Denver to its fifth straight loss.
Denver scored just 22 points in the first half for the second time this season. The 71 points were the fewest yielded by the 76ers this season.
Philadelphia Coach Larry Brown left in the third quarter because of an upset stomach and did not return. Assistant coach Randy Ayers handled the team.
* SUNS 87, MAGIC 84: Penny Hardaway had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and rookie Amare Stoudemire had two late powerhouse dunks as host Phoenix won its fourth in a row.
The Magic was without Tracy McGrady (bruised back), the NBA's scoring leader at 30.1 points per game, and Mike Miller (strep throat).
* ROCKETS 105, HEAT 100: Steve Francis forced overtime with a buzzer-beating three-pointer, then came up with a key loose ball to help Houston win in Miami.
* SUPERSONICS 111, CAVALIERS 98: Gary Payton moved into ninth place on the career assists list, adding nine more to his total as Seattle rolled in Cleveland.
Payton, in his 13th season, surpassed Terry Porter on the list when he fed Desmond Mason for a layup with 5 minutes 38 seconds left in the third.
Payton has 7,164 assists for his career and is averaging a league-leading 9.5 per game this season.
* BULLS 94, CELTICS 83: Donyell Marshall had 13 rebounds and 20 points, including a key three-pointer late in Chicago.
Paul Pierce had 37 points and 15 rebounds to lead Boston.
* GRIZZLIES 104, WARRIORS 91: After missing his first eight shots, Wesley Person scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to lead Memphis, at home, to its fifth win in six games.