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With Tim Duncan sidelined for the second straight game, Tony Parker scored 39 points as the Spurs beat the Portland Trail Blazers for an 11th consecutive time in San Antonio, 99-84 Wednesday.

Parker carried the Spurs again without Duncan, who is day to day with a right leg injury. Between Parker's 37 points Tuesday and Wednesday's encore, Parker combined for 76 in back-to-back games without Duncan or Manu Ginobili healthy.

Channing Frye scored 15 for Portland. Matt Bonner added 15 points for San Antonio, which has won four straight.

Nuggets 110, Hawks 109At Denver, Chauncey Billups scored a season-best 33 points as Denver edged Atlanta.

The Hawks had trimmed a 110-102 deficit in the final 90 seconds but Flip Murray's shot clanked off the rim.

Marvin Williams led Atlanta with a season-best 31 points.

Anthony scored 23 for Denver.

Clippers 93, Celtics 91

At Los Angeles, Zach Randolph scored 30 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over Boston.

Randolph hit a layup with 20 seconds remaining to give Los Angeles a 92-91 lead. Boston's Paul Pierce missed a 17-footer from the top of the key with 10 seconds left. Randolph was fouled after an inbounds play and made one free throw with 6 seconds left.

Randolph also had 12 rebounds. Baron Davis had 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Los Angeles before fouling out with 35 seconds remaining.

Pierce led the Celtics, who are without the injured Kevin Garnett, with 20 points. Rondo and Ray Allen each scored 17.

Nets 111, Bulls 99

At East Rutherford, New Jersey, Devin Harris scored 19 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter to lead New Jersey for the second straight game in a win over Chicago.

The dazzling performance came just two days after Harris scored 39 points and hit a buzzer-beating half-court shot for a win over Philadelphia.

Reserve Bobby Simmons added 18 points and rookie Brook Lopez had 13.

Ben Gordon had 17 points and recently acquired John Salmons added 15 points to lead the Bulls, who were a woeful 7-for-25 from the field in the final quarter, including hitting one of their first 11.

76ers 106, Wizards 98

At Washington, Andre Iguodala scored 22 points, including a flying dunk, and had 11 assists and nine rebounds as Philadelphia beat Washington to snap a four-game losing streak.

Andre Miller scored 17 points, Louis Williams had 16 points, and Samuel Dalembert finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds as the 76ers improved to .500 on the season with their first victory since the all-star break.

Pacers 104, Grizzlies 99

At Indianapolis, T.J. Ford and Jarrett Jack each scored 20 points as Indiana edged Memphis.

Memphis' Rudy Gay missed a 3-pointer with 7 seconds left that would have tied the score.

Brandon Rush and Marquis Daniels scored 14 points apiece and Troy Murphy had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers.

Marc Gasol had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and rookie O.J. Mayo added 21 points for Memphis, which lost its sixth straight.

Magic 114, Knicks 109

At New York, Dwight Howard had 24 points and 21 rebounds in his 20th career 20-20 game and Hedo Turkoglu scored 33 points to lead Orlando past New York.

Howard overwhelmed the undersized Knicks for most of the game, then Rafer Alston and Rashard Lewis hit big 3-pointers in the final 3 1/2 minutes after New York had chipped away. Lewis scored 17 points and Alston added 15.

Nate Robinson overcame a slow start to score 32 for the Knicks. Wilson Chandler had 27 points and Al Harrington finished with 26.

Hornets 90, Pistons 87

At New Orleans, David West scored 30 points and grabbed two key offensive rebounds on New Orleans' final possession to help the Hornets hand Detroit its eighth straight loss.

West and Chris Paul, who finished with 20 points and 13 assists, combined for all but two of the Hornets' 25 fourth-quarter points.

The Pistons' skid is their longest in 14 seasons. Richard Hamilton scored a team-high 24 points for Detroit.

Mavericks 116, Bucks 96

At Dallas, Josh Howard scored 27 points and Jason Kidd added 19 as Dallas avenged its worst loss of the season last month in Milwaukee.

Brandon Bass came off the bench to score 18 points and grab 11 rebounds for the Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki and Antoine Wright each added 14 as Dallas put six scorers in double figures.

Milwaukee's Charlie Villanueva, who scored 19 in the first quarter, finished with 25 points.

(Agencies via China Daily Feburary 27, 2009))

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