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Wizards' 3 beats buzzer and Hornets

NEW ORLEANS — DeShawn Stevenson made a fade-away 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Wizards beat the Hornets 95-92 on Monday night, sending New Orleans to a third straight loss.

Stevenson scored a career-best 33. Roger Mason scored 12 off the bench, as did Brendan Haywood, and Antawn Jamison and Antonio Daniels added 10 apiece.

Chris Paul scored 22 to lead the Hornets. Morris Peterson scored more points Monday than he had in his previous four games combined, getting 18, including 11 in the first quarter.

Hilton Armstrong missed two free throws with 7.3 seconds left, but a lane violation by Jamison gave Armstrong a third chance, and he hit the free throw to tie it at 92.

Stevenson then raced down the court to hit the winning shot in front of the Washington bench as time expired.

WASHINGTON (95): Jamison 3-16 4-5 10, Blatche 2-6 0-0 4, Haywood 4-9 4-6 12, Daniels 4-8 2-2 10, Stevenson 11-21 7-7 33, Songaila 2-6 0-0 4, Mason 4-7 2-2 12, Pecherov 0-1 0-0 0, Young 3-5 2-2 8, McGuire 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 34-80 21-24 95.

NEW ORLEANS (92): Stojakovic 4-16 0-0 11, West 4-11 5-6 13, Chandler 2-4 0-2 4, Paul 10-14 0-1 22, Peterson 6-7 3-5 18, Armstrong 1-2 2-5 4, Wells 2-6 1-2 5, Pargo 3-9 0-0 8, James 3-5 1-1 7, Bowen 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-75 12-22 92.

Washington 20 21 27 27— 95

New Orleans 28 24 22 18— 92

3-Point GoalsWashington 6-18 (Stevenson 4-10, Mason 2-3, Young 0-1, Daniels 0-1, Jamison 0-3), New Orleans 10-24 (Peterson 3-4, Stojakovic 3-11, Paul 2-3, Pargo 2-4, Bowen 0-1, James 0-1). Fouled OutChandler. ReboundsWashington 43 (Jamison 10), New Orleans 56 (Chandler 11). AssistsWashington 11 (Mason 3), New Orleans 19 (Paul 8). Total FoulsWashington 18, New Orleans 17. TechnicalsWashington defensive three second, Chandler. A11,289 (17,200).

Raptors 102, Pacers 98

INDIANAPOLIS — Chris Bosh had 24 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Raptors past the Pacers.

Carlos Delfino scored 23, hitting 6-of-7 3-pointers, and T.J. Ford added 16 points and seven assists for the Raptors, 3-0 against the Pacers this season.

Danny Granger and Marquis Daniels each had 20 points, and Granger added 10 rebounds for the Pacers.

Indiana led 86-84 before Toronto went on a 13-2 run that included two 3-pointers by Delfino to take a 97-88 lead with just over four minutes to play.

TORONTO (102): Moon 4-8 1-2 9, Bosh 7-15 10-10 24, Bargnani 1-5 0-0 2, Calderon 2-3 0-0 4, Parker 2-6 3-4 8, Delfino 7-9 3-4 23, Ford 6-15 4-6 16, Humphries 2-3 1-2 5, Kapono 2-6 5-5 9, Nesterovic 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 34-71 27-33 102.

INDIANA (98): Dunleavy 8-19 0-0 17, Granger 7-14 2-2 20, Murphy 5-9 7-7 17, Diener 2-10 1-2 7, Rush 5-11 0-0 13, Foster 0-3 0-0 0, Daniels 8-12 4-4 20, Harrison 1-3 0-0 2, Williams 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 37-87 14-15 98.

Toronto 19 35 23 25— 102

Indiana 30 16 31 21— 98

3-Point GoalsToronto 7-18 (Delfino 6-7, Parker 1-3, Calderon 0-1, Ford 0-2, Moon 0-2, Bargnani 0-3), Indiana 10-27 (Granger 4-8, Rush 3-6, Diener 2-4, Dunleavy 1-5, Murphy 0-1, Williams 0-1, Daniels 0-2). Fouled OutDunleavy. ReboundsToronto 52 (Parker 11), Indiana 42 (Granger 10). AssistsToronto 20 (Ford 7), Indiana 19 (Murphy 7). Total FoulsToronto 20, Indiana 27. A10,468 (18,345).

Spurs 89, Hawks 74

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Tim Duncan had 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Spurs won their sixth straight.

ATLANTA (74): Smith 2-12 2-2 6, Williams 2-9 0-0 4, Horford 5-11 2-2 12, Bibby 1-11 0-2 2, Johnson 5-12 3-4 17, Childress 3-6 1-2 7, Pachulia 4-6 6-8 14, S.Stoudamire 2-6 3-4 9, Richardson 1-2 0-0 3, West 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-75 17-24 74.

SAN ANTONIO (89): Bowen 2-5 0-0 5, Duncan 5-9 13-16 23, Oberto 0-2 0-0 0, Parker 7-16 1-1 15, Ginobili 4-13 2-2 13, Horry 1-4 0-2 3, D.Stoudamire 1-5 0-0 3, Finley 4-11 0-0 9, Thomas 2-5 0-0 4, Udoka 4-4 1-2 10, Vaughn 0-0 0-0 0, Bonner 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 32-76 17-23 89.

Atlanta 16 21 11 26— 74

San Antonio 5 25 27 32— 89

3-Point GoalsAtlanta 7-16 (Johnson 4-7, S.Stoudamire 2-2, Richardson 1-1, Smith 0-1, Bibby 0-5), San Antonio 8-21 (Ginobili 3-6, Horry 1-1, Udoka 1-1, Bowen 1-3, D.Stoudamire 1-4, Finley 1-6). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsAtlanta 58 (Horford, Smith 13), San Antonio 49 (Duncan 10). AssistsAtlanta 17 (Johnson, Bibby 5), San Antonio 22 (Parker 9). Total FoulsAtlanta 18, San Antonio 20. A18,113 (18,797).

LEWIS HAPPY TO WIN: Magic forward Rashard Lewis, who arrived in a gargantuan sign-and-trade, has been relatively silent many games.

A 20-point-per-game scorer the past three seasons, Lewis heads into tonight's game against the Nets averaging 18.2. His season-high game is 27.

Where's the monster game?

"I wonder about that sometimes, too," Lewis said with a laugh. "I know I'm still capable of that. It's not about me scoring 30, 40 points. I got to stay within the offense. The important thing is we're getting wins. If I'm out there trying to get numbers, it can disrupt the team."

Unlike the previous nine seasons in Seattle, where he got all the shots Ray Allen didn't take, Lewis has been the third wheel in the Magic's offense. He's the third-leading scorer behind Dwight Howard and Hedo Turkoglu.

Howard is the focal point and leading scorer. Turkoglu is the fourth-quarter go-to guy.

Some fans have groused about the return the club is getting on its investment for Lewis.

"I'm not the type of guy who reads the papers. You're going to get criticized if you're the best player in the NBA or the worst player," he said. "My main focus is on this team."

JAMES JORDAN CASE: A sentencing mistake is keeping one of the two men convicted of killing Michael Jordan's father from seeking parole, an attorney said.

Larry Martin Demery, 32, was sentenced to life in prison in the July 1993 shooting death of James Jordan, who was sleeping in his car beside a highway when he was killed in Robeson County in North Carolina. Demery also was sentenced to 40 years for a pair of robberies that month.

Attorney Hugh Rogers said the sentences were to be served concurrently, but the state Department of Correction has incorrectly recorded them as consecutive sentences.

If the sentences were served concurrently, Demery could seek parole after 20 years in prison, Rogers said. Demery was arrested in 1993 and pleaded guilty in 1995 to first-degree murder.

"Case law now says the remedy is to withdraw the guilty plea and renegotiate a new sentence or have a new trial," Rogers said. "We're not looking for trials, but hopefully we can set aside the convictions, enter a new plea and we'll be looking at one life sentence."

Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt agreed. Under the plea agreement, which included all of his convictions, Demery was to serve a life sentence, Britt said.

A hearing is set for next week.

Also convicted in James Jordan's murder was Daniel Andre Green, 33, who was sentenced to life in prison. Demery testified Green pulled the trigger.

Bobcats: Forward Gerald Wallace has had headaches and drowsiness since he was knocked unconscious in a game Friday, and it is unclear when he can play again. He's scheduled to be examined by a neurologist this week.

HEAT: Forward Dorell Wright and girlfriend Mia Lee became parents Monday when Devin Quentin Dwyane Wright was born at 3:21 p.m. The baby was named for two of Wright's close friends, Quentin Richardson of the Knicks and teammate Dwyane Wade. Wright is expected to play today against the Kings.

PACERS: Police said guard Marquis Daniels is not a suspect after a woman reported a rape Sunday at his home in Carmel, Ind.

WNBA: Three-time All-Star guard Alana Beard signed a four-year deal with the Washington Mystics. Beard was fourth in the league in scoring (18.8) and steals (1.94) last season, playing with a left shoulder injury. The No. 2 overall pick from Duke in 2004 has averaged 16.3 points during four seasons in Washington.

Wizards 95

Hornets 92

Wizards' 3 beats buzzer and Hornets 02/25/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 8:56am]

    

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