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Cavaliers lose game and ground in race

Jalen Rose made a 3-pointer in the final second, and the Toronto Raptors ended a seven-game losing streak -- and perhaps Cleveland's postseason chances -- with an 87-86 victory over the host Cavaliers last night.

The Cavaliers' fifth straight loss dropped them three games behind the Celtics for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Jeff McInnis, who had 16 points and 10 assists for Cleveland, was playing his first game since March 16; the Cavaliers had gone 1-9 without him.

Pacers 107, Knicks 86 -- Ron Artest had 26 points and Jermaine O'Neal had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Indiana over New York, reducing the visitors' lead over the Celtics for seventh in the East to a half-game. The Pacers opened the fourth quarter with a 14-4 run to put the Knicks away.

Bucks 103, Nets 98 -- Milwaukee spoiled the return of Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin, rallying from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat host New Jersey and move the Bucks 1 1/2 games ahead of fifth-place Miami in the East.

Kidd played for the first time in three weeks and Martin for only the second time in that span. Both had left knee injuries.

Trail Blazers 91, Lakers 80 -- Damon Stoudamire scored 24 points, and Zach Randolph had 22 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists as visiting Portland defeated Los Angeles.

The Blazers won for the 10th time in 14 games to move within a half-game of Utah for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth.

Kings 105, Hornets 91 -- Brad Miller had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first game back from an elbow injury, and host Sacramento stayed atop the West by beating New Orleans.

Mavericks 118, SuperSonics 108 -- Michael Finley scored 24 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 23, and Dallas extended its winning streak to five games by dumping visiting Seattle.

Warriors 97, Rockets 90 -- Troy Murphy scored 20 points, and host Golden State sent Houston to its fifth straight loss.

Pistons 102, Magic 86 -- In Auburn Hills, Mich., Rasheed Wallace had 17 points and 11 rebounds to help Detroit hand Orlando its 11th straight loss as the Pistons won for the 13th time in 15 games.

76ers 103, Hawks 100 -- Rookie Willie Green scored a career-high 26 points and Samuel Dalembert added 18 points and 18 rebounds to lead Philadelphia to an overtime win in Atlanta.

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