Lewis rescues Magic
76ers knocked out by late 3-pointer
Rashard Lewis scored 19 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left to lead the visiting Orlando Magic to a 96-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers last night.
Lewis inbounded to Hedo Turkoglu, who took several dribbles down the lane before passing to Lewis on the left wing. Lewis drained the shot and the 76ers, without any timeouts left, could manage only Andre Miller's 40-footer at the buzzer that came up short.
Dwight Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Battie had a season-high 20 points, and Turkoglu added 12 for Orlando, which won for the seventh time in eight games.
Elton Brand scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half for Philadelphia, which plays the Celtics at TD Banknorth Garden tomorrow night.
Andre Iguodala added 17 points, while Lou Williams and Thaddeus Young had 13 apiece.
Suns 110, Timberwolves 102 - Shaquille O'Neal had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks to help Phoenix snap its three-game losing streak in Minnesota.
Steve Nash added 20 points and six assists in 27 minutes for the Suns, who were playing the second game of a back-to-back but still had enough in the tank to down the woeful Wolves.
Al Jefferson continued to dominate Phoenix with 28 points and 17 rebounds, including a franchise-record 12 on the offensive end. He averaged 30.5 points and 15.3 rebounds in four games against Phoenix last season.
Minnesota outrebounded Phoenix, 49-36, but missed 11 free throws.
Pacers 91, Rockets 90 - Danny Granger tipped in his own miss with 13 seconds left as visiting Indiana rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Houston.
Troy Murphy scored 14 of his 21 points in the final quarter as the Pacers snapped a three-game losing streak in Houston. Indiana was outrebounded, 57-44, but held the Rockets to 35 percent shooting (31 of 89).
Luis Scola scored 15 points and matched a career high with 18 rebounds for Houston.
Pistons 110, Knicks 96 - Richard Hamilton led a balanced attack with 17 points as host Detroit beat New York, which had just eight players available.
The Pistons had eight players score between 10 and 17 points, and Michael Curry didn't have to play any of his starters more than 31 minutes.
Al Harrington led the Knicks with 25 points, while David Lee added 17 and Wilson Chandler had 15.
Spurs 98, Bulls 88 - Tim Duncan scored 21 points and rookie George Hill added 19 points and 11 rebounds as host San Antonio beat Chicago.
Ben Gordon led Chicago with 23 points.
Raptors 93, Bobcats 86 - Chris Bosh had 39 points and 11 rebounds and Joey Graham added a season-high 17 points as Toronto beat visiting Charlotte.
Cavaliers 117, Thunder 82 - LeBron James scored 14 points while playing just 17 minutes, tying his career low, as host Cleveland handed Oklahoma City its 13th straight loss.
Hawks 102, Bucks 96 - Joe Johnson scored only 15 points, but his nine assists helped set up Al Horford (21 points) and other scorers as host Atlanta beat Milwaukee.