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Allen's 36 points help Celtics end slide as Lakers cool off Heat
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Ray Allen scored a season-high 36 points, including eight 3-pointers, as the Boston Celtics withstood a late Toronto rally to beat the Raptors 94-88 on Sunday, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Allen, who made a career-high 10 3-pointers against Charlotte on April 14, 2002, finished 8-for-10 from 3-point range on Sunday, making his first six attempts.

Rajon Rondo had 14 points and 11 assists and Kevin Garnett added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Paul Pierce had 11 points for Boston, which had lost seven of nine coming in.

Andrea Bargnani led Toronto with 17 points while Chris Bosh and Jamario Moon each had 15.

Magic 105, Spurs 98

At San Antonio, Dwight Howard scored 24 points and Jameer Nelson had eight of his 22 in the final two minutes as Orlando snapped San Antonio's four-game winning streak.

Hedo Turkoglu added 21 points for the Magic (30-8), who are tied with the Boston Celtics for the Eastern Conference lead in victories. Orlando has won four straight and 13 of 15 games.

The Magic were 14-of-22 from 3-point territory.

Tony Parker scored 31 points for the Spurs (24-12), but he missed a pair of layups in the final two minutes as San Antonio closed the game.

Lakers 108, Heat 105

At Los Angeles, Andrew Bynum scored a season-high 24 points, including a go-ahead follow shot with 18.5 seconds remaining, as Los Angeles beat Miami to become the first Western Conference team to reach 30 victories.

Kobe Bryant added 19 points and seven assists, Pau Gasol had 14 points and 18 rebounds to match a career high, and Derek Fisher had 13 points and a season-high 11 assists for the Lakers (30-6), who won for the ninth time in 10 games.

Dwyane Wade led the Heat (19-17) with 27 points and nine assists, and rookie Michael Beasley scored 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter. Daequan Cook added 17 points, and Shawn Marion and Chris Quinn added 12 points apiece.

76ers 109, Hawks 94

At Atlanta, Andre Iguodala scored 27 points as Philadelphia took advantage of Al Horford's absence to dominate near the basket and beat Atlanta for its first four-game winning streak of the season.

The 76ers scored 56 points in the paint and had a combined 49 points by their starting forwards. Thaddeus Young added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Hawks struggled without Horford, the starting center who was held out with a knee injury.

The Hawks have lost four of five in January, including their first three-game losing streak since Dec. 6-10. Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 25 points and Mike Bibby had 22.

Kings 102, Mavericks 95

At Sacramento, California, Kevin Martin scored 21 points and Francisco Garcia had seven during a key fourth-quarter stretch as Sacramento ended its five-game losing streak by beating Dallas.

Beno Udrih had 16 points, five rebounds and six assists for Sacramento, which hadn't won since beating the Los Angeles Clippers 92-90 on Dec 30. John Salmons and Brad Miller added 13 points in only their second win in the last 10 games against the Mavericks.

Jason Terry scored a season-high 33 points for Dallas, including 15 in the third quarter.

(Agencies via China Daily January 13, 2009)


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