Wizards complete sweep of Mavericks

The Baltimore Sun

Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison gave the Washington Wizards their first season sweep of the Dallas Mavericks since 1996-97.

Butler had 25 points and nine rebounds, Jamison added 23 points and eight rebounds, and host Washington overcame Josh Howard's 32 points to beat Dallas, 102-84, yesterday, the Mavericks' biggest loss of the season.

The Wizards have won five of six.

Magic 102, Pistons 100 -- Rashard Lewis hit a 12-foot jumper as time expired, lifting Orlando over visiting Detroit. Hedo Turkoglu had 26 points and eight assists and Dwight Howard added 23 points and eight rebounds for the Magic, which had lost nine straight to Detroit, including four games that knocked the team out of last year's playoffs.

Timberwolves 109, Warriors 108 -- Ryan Gomes scored a career-high 35 points to go with 11 rebounds to help Minnesota end a 16-game road losing streak. The Timberwolves have won only two road games all season.

Celtics 109, Knicks 93 -- Kevin Garnett had 20 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, and visiting Boston routed New York for the second time this season. Kendrick Perkins scored 22 of his career-high 24 in the first half for the Celtics.

Spurs 95, Bobcats 86 -- Tim Duncan had 19 points and 10 rebounds and San Antonio ended its offensive doldrums while beating host Charlotte. Five Spurs scored in double figures.

Cavaliers 97, Heat 90 -- LeBron James scored 28 as visiting Cleveland sent Miami to its 14th straight loss, the second-worst slide in franchise history. Dwyane Wade scored 42 for the Heat.

Rockets 96, Sonics 89 -- Playing in a reserve role for the second straight game, Tracy McGrady had 17 points and five assists as Houston handed visiting Seattle its team-record 11th consecutive loss. McGrady missed 11 games with a bone bruise and tendon damage in his left knee.

Hornets 106, Bucks 92 -- Tyson Chandler had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and host New Orleans won its fifth straight.

Trail Blazers 111, Hawks 109 -- Travis Outlaw sank a long jumper with one second left in overtime to lift visiting Portland over Atlanta.

Pacers 110, 76ers 103 -- Kareem Rush scored a season-high 25 and Mike Dunleavy added 24 to help visiting Indiana beat Philadelphia, which has lost eight of its past 10.

Jazz 109, Clippers 93 -- Utah won just its second road game in its past 13. Deron Williams had 18 points and 13 assists for the Jazz.

Grizzlies 104, Bulls 90 -- Mike Miller and Rudy Gay (Archbishop Spalding) each had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Memphis to a home victory.

Off the court

Nuggets -- Star forward Carmelo Anthony (Towson Catholic) was helped off the court midway through the second quarter of Denver's game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a sprained left ankle. Anthony is the NBA's fourth-leading scorer with a 25.8-point average.



The New Orleans Hornets' record this season when five players score at least 10 points. They are also 16-0 when they reach 100 points.

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