Blazers edge Bulls in 2 OTs

The Baltimore Sun

Jarrett Jack drove for a go-ahead basket and converted a three-point play with 19 seconds left in the second overtime last night and the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the host Chicago Bulls, 115-109, for their 15th win in 16 games.

Brandon Roy had 25 points and Travis Outlaw added 21 for Portland, 2-0 since its 13-game winning streak was ended Monday by the Utah Jazz.

Ben Gordon scored 32 points to lead the Bulls and veteran Joe Smith (Maryland) added a season-high 31 as Chicago dropped to 3-2 since Jim Boylan was appointed interim coach after the firing of Scott Skiles.

Nuggets 80, Spurs 77 -- Kenyon Martin scored inside with 45 seconds left after Anthony Carter stole the ball from Tim Duncan, and Denver held on to beat visiting San Antonio. Allen Iverson scored 29 points and Carmelo Anthony (Towson Catholic) added 17 for the Nuggets.

Suns 104, SuperSonics 96 -- Amare Stoudemire scored 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and host Phoenix rallied from a 20-point first-quarter deficit to beat Seattle for its fourth straight victory. Rookie Kevin Durant led Seattle with 28 points.

Off the court

Nets -- The team will play most or all of the 2009-10 NBA season in New Jersey instead of Brooklyn, a team spokesman said. The Nets had planned to play at their new arena in New York starting in 2009. But spokesman Barry Baum said the move wouldn't happen until sometime in 2010.

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