Jamal Crawford banked in a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the New York Knicks to their first road win of the season, 93-92 over the reeling Houston Rockets last night.
Crawford finished with 19 points, going 5 of 11 from the three-point arc, and Kurt Thomas added 23 points and 14 rebounds to hand the Rockets their fourth loss in five games.
New York, which ends a four-game trip against Dallas tonight, came back from an 11-point deficit to start the fourth quarter, getting plenty of clutch baskets from Crawford and Thomas down the stretch.
Crawford came open to the right of the top of the key, took the inbounds pass and banked in the shot as time expired. He sprinted to the other end of the court, his teammates chasing him until they caught up with him and mobbed him.
* CAVALIERS 106, BOBCATS 89: LeBron James stunned host Charlotte with three explosive dunks, including a windmill that broke the game open late in the second quarter.
"What this game reminded me of was when Dr. J [Julius Erving] came into the league. He'd make a couple of plays and everyone would stand around and watch," Charlotte Coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. "It seemed to me everybody came to watch LeBron, and that was inclusive of us."
James had 19 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds while helping Cleveland win its fifth consecutive game to move two games over .500 for the first time since 1999 -- James's freshman year in high school.
The talk of the night was James's windmill dunk. He took a pass on the baseline, drove toward the basket and went airborne over all his defenders. "I told you I can fly," he said.
* SPURS 88, 76ERS 80: Tim Duncan scored a season-high 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead visiting San Antonio to its fifth straight victory. Allen Iverson scored 24, Kyle Korver had 17 and Corliss Williamson added 15 for the 76ers, who set a dubious team record by scoring just six points in the first quarter. Rasho Nesterovic had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Manu Ginobili scored 17 for San Antonio, which improved to 7-1, its best start since the 1991-92 season.