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Carter, Nets trump Toronto

Vince Carter scored 32 points and Richard Jefferson added 21 to lead the Nets to a 101-86 victory over the Toronto Raptors last night at East Rutherford, N.J., in a matchup of the top teams in the weak Atlantic Division.

Jason Kidd added 10 points, 14 assists, and 8 rebounds just hours after filing for divorce from his wife of 10 years, accusing her of "extreme cruelty" throughout their marriage.

Trailing, 48-47, at the half, New Jersey took control with a 17-6 spurt to open the third.

Grizzlies 128, Lakers 118 -- Pau Gasol had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and Mike Miller scored 14 of his 25 points in a record-setting third quarter at Memphis.

Memphis, which had seven players in double figures, outscored the Lakers, 46-22, including 13 straight points over a three-minute span. The 46 points were a Grizzlies franchise record for points in a quarter.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Los Angeles, which was coming off a 101-98 victory over Dallas, which has the league's best record, only to lose last night to the team with the worst record.

Suns 113, SuperSonics 102 -- Shawn Marion had 29 points and 15 rebounds, Steve Nash added 27 points and 11 assists, and host Phoenix won its seventh straight.

The Suns overcame career bests of 29 points and 21 rebounds by Seattle's Nick Collison to hand the Sonics their fifth loss in a row.

Cavaliers 108, Kings 98 -- LeBron James scored 34 points and Cleveland erased a 17-point deficit with a 31-9 run in the third quarter at Sacramento.

Mavericks 108, Jazz 105 -- Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 38 points, including two free throws with 10.2 seconds remaining, to help Dallas at Salt Lake City.

Pistons 98, 76ers 89 -- Tayshaun Prince scored a career-high 33 points and Richard Hamilton had 22 to lead visiting Detroit.

Spurs 98, Blazers 84 -- Tim Duncan led a balanced attack with 16 points, and host San Antonio wasn't challenged in the second half.

Pacers 91, Hawks 72 -- Al Harrington scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to spark host Indiana.

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