Allan Houston hit the tying 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left in regulation, Kurt Thomas scored 6 points in overtime, and the New York Knicks rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the 76ers, 113-107, last night in Philadelphia. Thomas opened overtime with a basket, and the Sixers never led again. Jerome Williams had a 3-point play, and Thomas sealed the win with two free throws with 22 seconds left.
Stephon Marbury led the Knicks with 27 points, Houston had 15, Williams 13, and Thomas had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Suns 112, SuperSonics 110 -- Joe Johnson had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Steve Nash and Shawn Marion each scored 21 as Phoenix beat host Seattle in a showdown between the NBA's top two teams.
Amare Stoudemire added 20 points and nine rebounds for Phoenix, which became the first club to win 20 games this season, but the Suns had to outlast the Sonics in an exciting fourth quarter.
Wizards 120, Lakers 116 -- Gilbert Arenas scored 37 points, Larry Hughes had 31, and Washington beat host Los Angeles.
Winning for the first time on the Lakers' floor in almost 12 years, the Wizards overcame a 36-point, 14-assist, 10-rebound performance by Kobe Bryant, his fourth triple-double of the season and 13th of his career.
Heat 107, Nuggets 100 -- Dwyane Wade scored 25 points and Shaquille O'Neal added 20 to help host Miami win its seventh straight game. O'Neal, the NBA leader in field-goal percentage, made nine of 14 shots, plus 11 rebounds and a season-high seven assists.
Grizzlies 89, Nets 84 -- Jason Williams had a season-high 27 points and six assists to lead host Memphis. Richard Jefferson, who had 18 of his 26 points in the fourth period, got the Nets within 85-84 with 16 seconds left when he followed Jason Kidd's missed layup. But four free throws by James Posey in the final 12 seconds sealed Memphis's victory.
Pacers 89, Raptors 86 -- Jamaal Tinsley scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half to lead host Indiana. Rookie center David Harrison added a career-high 22 points and had seven rebounds, and Jeff Foster had 10 points and 18 rebounds for the Pacers, who won their second straight after a seven-game losing streak.
Timberwolves 113, Clippers 86 -- Wally Szczerbiak scored a season-high 29 points, including 11 in the third quarter, and Minnesota defeated Los Angeles at Minneapolis.
Szczerbiak pumped in 7 quick points in the first two minutes of the third quarter, part of an 11-1 run that gave the Timberwolves a 58-43 lead. Minnesota stretched its lead throughout the fourth quarter and cruised to its largest margin of victory this season.
Spurs 83, Hornets 67 -- Tim Duncan had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead visiting San Antonio to its third straight victory. Rookie Beno Udrih scored 12 points in 18 minutes, and Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker each added 10 points for the Spurs, who won for the 11th time in 13 games.
Robert Horry hit three 3-pointers during a key run in the second half, helping San Antonio extend its lead to double figures.
Rockets 100, Warriors 83 -- Tracy McGrady had 27 points and nine rebounds and Yao Ming added 15 points and a season-high 17 rebounds as Houston defeated visiting Golden State.
Trail Blazers 100, Hawks 84 -- Zach Randolph scored 23 points and Darius Miles added 20 to lead visiting Portland.
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Kobe Bryant had 31 points and 12 assists, Lamar Odom scored 22 points, and Los Angeles added more fuel to its biggest rivalry by handing Sacramento its worst home loss in nearly seven years, 115-99, Thursday night.