Bonzi Wells banked in a running one-hander with 1.4 seconds left in double overtime to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-110 victory over the Hawks last night in Atlanta.
Wells was dribbling at the top of the key when he drove past Corey Benjamin and made a six-footer to give the Blazers their fourth win in five games.
"The biggest shot I've hit since I've been in this league," he said. "I'm just happy I went from having the worst game to having a pretty good game. That's how the NBA is."
Atlanta lost its sixth straight.
* CLIPPERS 96, JAZZ 89: Elton Brand had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Los Angeles won in Utah for the first time in nearly 14 years. The Clippers had lost their previous 26 games in Utah since defeating the Jazz at the old Salt Palace on April 18, 1989. Overall, the Clippers had lost 15 in a row to the Jazz.
* PACERS 101, RAPTORS 98: Jermaine O'Neal had a rare triple double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots, and made the winning three-point play with 3.2 seconds to lead host Indiana. The Pacers (30-12) clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference, which means Isiah Thomas will coach the East All-Stars.
"It's a great honor," he said.
* 76ERS 92, PISTONS 83: Allen Iverson scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to lift visiting Philadelphia to a rare victory. The win was the 76ers' third in 11 games and ended a three-game losing streak to Detroit.
"I'm finally at a point in my career where I have learned how to play when I'm struggling, and that's what happened tonight," Iverson said. "I was glad I hit some shots in the fourth, because most of the night was about my teammates bailing me out."
* KNICKS 97, NUGGETS 88: Allan Houston scored 24 of his 37 points in the first half and host New York pulled away in the third quarter for the victory.
"The whole first half. . . . the energy was low, the passion was low," Houston said. "We knew we couldn't continue to just go through the motions. At some point we had to pick it up."
* HEAT 92, SUNS 85: Brian Grant had 16 points and 10 rebounds as host Miami overcame the absence of Eddie Jones and held off road-weary Phoenix.
Grant, playing with a sprained right thumb, led a balanced attack to help offset the loss of the Heat's leading scorer, Jones, who missed the game because of the flu.
"We can't continue to dig holes and then expect to make a comeback," Suns Coach Frank Johnson said. "This is a disappointing loss. Brian Grant was just an animal again to us. He was sealing us in; the tone was set early. We came out loose and careless with the ball."
* TIMBERWOLVES 96, SUPERSONICS 91: Kevin Garnett scored 20 points and host Minnesota finally put together a three-game winning streak, overcoming a strong performance by Gary Payton to beat Seattle. The Timberwolves won three straight for the first time in 10 tries this season.
"I didn't see what the big fuss was about," Garnett said. "Three in a row. It'd be nice if we can put another three on top of this one."
Payton led Seattle with 20 points and 13 assists and went 10 for 13 from the floor. Desmond Mason added 14 points.
* MAGIC 94, BULLS 91: Tracy McGrady had 31 points and seven assists and host Orlando overcame a dismal fourth quarter to beat Chicago.
"It was a win and that's about all you can say," Orlando Coach Doc Rivers said.
* GRIZZLIES 98, SPURS 93: Pau Gasol had 28 points and 17 rebounds as Memphis defeated host San Antonio for the first time in nearly six years, snapping a 21-game losing streak to the Spurs.
"When you play a team you're supposed to beat, in a strange way, teams have to focus more than when they play a team with the same record," Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich said.
* BUCKS 106, CELTICS 97: Ray Allen scored 34 points and Sam Cassell had his second career triple-double to lead visiting Milwaukee. Cassell had 14 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds.
"We just ran into a buzz-saw with their ability to knock down shots," Boston Coach Jim O'Brien said.
* WARRIORS 114, LAKERS 110: Antawn Jamison scored 30 points and Earl Boykins had five of his 16 points in the final 38 seconds as Golden State held on for the road victory.