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Sonics run off ninth win in row

Rashard Lewis scored 27 points and Ray Allen had 24 to lead the Seattle SuperSonics to their ninth straight victory, 101-94, over the Raptors last night in Toronto.

Antonio Daniels scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for the surprising SuperSonics, who have the NBA's best record at 9-1. They've won nine straight for the first time since January 1997, and improved to 3-0 on a six-game, 10-day road trip.

The SuperSonics began the night leading the NBA in 3-point accuracy. They went 10 for 19 from behind the arc against Toronto.

Vince Carter had 21 points for the Raptors, losers of five straight.

Seattle's Danny Fortson capped a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter with an uncontested layup to make it 89-77 with 4:59 left.

Heat 107, Jazz 105 -- Dwyane Wade capped a career-high 39-point night with a jumper over Raja Bell at the buzzer in overtime, giving Miami the win over visiting Utah. In a game when the Heat missed half of their 44 free throws, were outrebounded by a wide margin and went cold for long stretches, Wade bailed them out down the stretch.

The second-year guard had 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, leading the Heat past a Western Conference opponent for the first time in four tries this season.

Suns 107, Lakers 102 -- Amare Stoudemire scored 33 points, including the go-ahead 3-point play with 51.8 seconds remaining, to power host Phoenix.

After shooting 0 for 10 in the first half, Kobe Bryant scored 26 of his 29 points in the second and finished with a triple-double (11 rebounds, 10 assists), but he missed two 3-pointers late while the Suns went on a 9-3 run over the final minute.

Mavericks 103, Knicks 101 -- Dirk Nowitzki had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead shorthanded Dallas over visiting New York. Josh Howard added 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Mavericks, who led by as many as 10 early in the fourth quarter, then had to withstand a late rally by the Knicks.

Trail Blazers 110, Bucks 98 -- Damon Stoudamire scored 33 points and Zach Randolph added 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead host Portland.

Michael Redd, coming off a 33-point performance against Miami, had 29 points to lead the Bucks. Reserve Desmond Mason added 22 points and 8 rebounds.

Nuggets 99, Bulls 81 -- Earl Boykins matched his career high with 32 points and Carmelo Anthony added 18 despite foul trouble, helping host Denver keep Chicago winless.

The 5-foot-5-inch Boykins went over 30 points for the second time in four games, matching his point total against Detroit Nov. 11, when he became the smallest player in NBA history to eclipse the mark.

Kings 107, Grizzlies 105 -- Chris Webber had 31 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists, and host Sacramento rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Memphis.

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