Hawks sweep Wizards

The Baltimore Sun

Marvin Williams scored 28 points, helping the visiting Atlanta Hawks complete a season sweep of the Washington Wizards with a 98-89 victory last night.

The Hawks (34-26) went 4-0 against the Wizards, sweeping the series for the first time since they won all four during the 1997-98 season. Atlanta had lost five of seven.

Antawn Jamison scored 23 points for the Wizards (14-46), who were more short-handed than usual when Caron Butler was scratched with tightness in his left hamstring. Washington fell to 0-13 against the Southeast Division, just three games away from becoming the first NBA team to go winless within its division.

Thunder 96, Mavericks 87: : Nenad Krstic scored a season-high 23 points, rookie Russell Westbrook added 17 as part of his first career triple double, and host Oklahoma City (15-45) beat Dallas (36-24) despite playing without its two leading scorers, Kevin Durant (sprained ankle) and Jeff Green (back spasms).

Cavaliers 107, Heat 100: : LeBron James scored 42 points, Mo Williams got 17 of his 30 in the fourth quarter, and visiting Cleveland (47-12) rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final minutes to beat Miami (31-28). Dwyane Wade had 41 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Heat.

Hornets 98, 76ers 91: : David West scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead visiting New Orleans (37-22) to its fifth straight win. Philadelphia (29-30) lost for the sixth time in eight games since the All-Star break.

Off the court

Nuggets:: Carmelo Anthony (Towson Catholic) will miss Denver's game at Detroit tonight to deal with a personal matter in Denver. Team spokesman Eric Sebastian said he had no further details.

Pistons:: President of basketball operations Joe Dumars said the team will know more about Allen Iverson's back injury tomorrow after he is examined by doctors at Georgetown, where he starred in college. Iverson will miss a third straight game tonight when Detroit hosts Denver.

Kings: : Sacramento waived recently acquired forward Drew Gooden.

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