Rout ensures Magic of a winning season

ORLANDO — The Magic has a list of late-season goals written on the blackboard in its locker room. Orlando erased the one at the top Wednesday night.

Dwight Howard had 22 points and 13 rebounds and the Magic beat the Clippers 110-88, securing its first winning season since 2002-03.

"We've got some guys in our locker room who have never had a winning season and I think you've got to appreciate some of the things you accomplish during a season," coach Stan Van Gundy said.

Howard, playing on a winning team for the first time in his four-year career, got his league-high 57th double double this season.

Clippers center Chris Kaman was out because of a sore back.

L.A. CLIPPERS (88): Maggette 6-14 10-14 22, Thomas 5-14 2-4 14, Powell 2-3 0-0 4, Knight 3-7 2-2 8, Mobley 7-12 2-2 17, Thornton 8-24 1-2 17, Fazekas 0-2 0-0 0, Dickau 2-6 0-0 4, Ross 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 34-83 17-24 88.

ORLANDO (110): Turkoglu 6-16 2-2 17, Lewis 7-12 3-3 19, Howard 9-14 4-5 22, Nelson 3-5 4-4 12, Evans 5-12 1-1 13, Cook 2-6 0-0 5, Bogans 1-5 1-2 3, Foyle 2-2 0-0 4, Arroyo 6-8 0-0 13, Dooling 0-0 0-0 0, Redick 0-0 0-0 0, Garrity 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 42-81 15-17 110.

L.A. Clippers 19 29 28 12— 88

Orlando 32 31 27 20— 110

3-Point GoalsL.A. Clippers 3-18 (Thomas 2-8, Mobley 1-2, Knight 0-1, Thornton 0-2, Dickau 0-2, Maggette 0-3), Orlando 11-30 (Turkoglu 3-7, Nelson 2-3, Evans 2-5, Lewis 2-7, Cook 1-2, Arroyo 1-2, Bogans 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsL.A. Clippers 46 (Maggette 9), Orlando 51 (Howard 13). AssistsL.A. Clippers 16 (Maggette, Knight 4), Orlando 22 (Nelson, Lewis 5). Total FoulsL.A. Clippers 17, Orlando 21. TechnicalsL.A. Clippers defensive three second. A16,312 (17,519).

Rockets streak at 20, tied for second-longest

ATLANTA — The Rockets became the third team in league history to win 20 consecutive games, tying for the league's second-longest winning streak with an 83-75 victory over the Hawks.

The Rockets joined the 1971-72 Lakers (33 straight) and 1970-71 Bucks (20) as teams to win 20 or more in a row.

Tracy McGrady scored 21 of his 28 in the second half and Shane Battier had 15 points.

HOUSTON (83): Battier 4-11 5-6 15, Scola 2-9 3-4 7, Mutombo 0-0 2-4 2, Alston 3-18 0-0 8, McGrady 10-28 7-12 28, Hayes 4-6 0-0 8, Jackson 3-7 0-0 6, Novak 1-3 0-0 2, Head 3-5 0-0 7, Harris 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 30-90 17-26 83.

ATLANTA (75): M.Williams 4-8 0-0 8, Smith 7-17 2-3 16, Horford 4-8 3-4 11, Bibby 3-12 1-2 8, Johnson 9-25 7-8 28, Childress 0-1 0-0 0, Pachulia 0-1 4-4 4, Law 0-4 0-0 0, West 0-1 0-0 0, Stoudamire 0-3 0-0 0, Richardson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-80 17-21 75.

Houston 18 14 27 24— 83

Atlanta 18 15 24 18— 75

3-Point GoalsHouston 6-29 (Alston 2-8, Battier 2-9, Head 1-3, McGrady 1-5, Jackson 0-2, Novak 0-2), Atlanta 4-17 (Johnson 3-7, Bibby 1-4, West 0-1, Smith 0-2, Stoudamire 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsHouston 65 (Scola, Hayes 12), Atlanta 61 (Smith 22). AssistsHouston 13 (Alston 7), Atlanta 15 (Bibby, Horford 4). Total FoulsHouston 17, Atlanta 22. TechnicalsPachulia. A17,078 (18,729).

Hornets 100, Spurs 75

NEW ORLEANS — Chris Paul had 26 points and 17 assists as the Hornets pulled within a half-game of the Southwest lead. David West, back from an ankle injury, had 29 points and 10 rebounds and New Orleans shot 59 percent.

SAN ANTONIO (75): B.Bowen 1-5 0-0 2, Duncan 10-16 4-6 24, Thomas 1-3 0-0 2, Parker 10-16 2-8 24, Ginobili 5-10 1-1 11, Udoka 1-5 0-0 2, Horry 2-6 0-0 4, Oberto 0-1 0-0 0, Vaughn 2-3 0-0 4, Stoudamire 0-4 0-0 0, Finley 1-6 0-0 2, Bonner 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 33-77 7-17 75.

NEW ORLEANS (100): Stojakovic 4-9 0-0 9, West 14-22 0-0 29, Chandler 1-2 2-2 4, Paul 12-19 2-2 26, Peterson 2-4 0-0 5, Ely 3-5 0-0 6, Pargo 1-3 2-2 4, Wright 2-4 0-0 4, R.Bowen 1-1 0-0 2, Wells 3-4 2-2 8, James 1-1 0-0 2, Armstrong 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 44-75 9-10 100.

San Antonio 23 18 26 8— 75

New Orleans 25 23 28 24— 100

3-Point GoalsSan Antonio 2-18 (Parker 2-3, Stoudamire 0-1, B.Bowen 0-1, Udoka 0-2, Horry 0-3, Ginobili 0-4, Finley 0-4), New Orleans 3-9 (Stojakovic 1-2, West 1-2, Peterson 1-3, Paul 0-1, Pargo 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsSan Antonio 35 (Duncan 11), New Orleans 51 (West, Chandler 10). AssistsSan Antonio 18 (Parker, Ginobili 4), New Orleans 27 (Paul 17). Total FoulsSan Antonio 18, New Orleans 22. A16,319 (17,200).

Nets 104, Cavaliers 99

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Nets overcame LeBron James' 42 points. James moved into second on Cleveland's career scoring list: 10,267 in 375 games. Austin Carr had 10,265 in 635 games; Brad Daugherty had 10,389 in 548.

CLEVELAND (99): James 12-23 16-23 42, Smith 2-6 1-2 5, Varejao 4-10 1-2 9, West 1-3 2-2 5, Pavlovic 0-3 0-0 0, Brown 6-11 3-4 19, Szczerbiak 3-8 1-1 7, Da.Jones 4-10 0-0 12, Dw.Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-74 24-34 99.

NEW JERSEY (104): Jefferson 8-11 7-8 24, Krstic 5-7 0-0 10, Boone 5-7 3-4 13, Harris 8-14 1-1 19, Carter 5-19 4-5 14, Diop 1-1 0-0 2, Nachbar 7-11 4-4 21, M.Williams 0-5 1-2 1, Hassell 0-1 0-0 0, S.Williams 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 39-76 20-26 104.

Cleveland 23 24 20 32— 99

New Jersey 38 20 22 24— 104

3-Point GoalsCleveland 11-24 (Brown 4-4, Da.Jones 4-8, James 2-7, West 1-2, Pavlovic 0-1, Szczerbiak 0-2), New Jersey 6-13 (Nachbar 3-4, Harris 2-5, Jefferson 1-1, M.Williams 0-1, Carter 0-2). Fouled OutVarejao, Boone. ReboundsCleveland 51 (James 11), New Jersey 44 (Carter 8). AssistsCleveland 25 (James 7), New Jersey 30 (Carter, Jefferson 6). Total FoulsCleveland 24, New Jersey 27. A18,287 (19,990).

76ers 83, Pistons 82

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Andre Iguodala scored 22 and the 76ers hung on despite going scoreless in the final 2:27.Chauncey Billups missed a jumper over Rodney Carney as time expired.

PHILADELPHIA (83): Young 5-8 0-0 10, Evans 4-6 4-8 12, Dalembert 3-9 0-0 6, Miller 5-11 0-0 10, Iguodala 6-22 9-12 22, Carney 7-10 0-0 16, Smith 2-5 0-0 4, Williams 1-10 1-2 3, Ollie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-81 14-22 83.

DETROIT (82): Prince 6-13 1-2 13, McDyess 4-8 6-12 14, Wallace 8-18 0-0 17, Billups 4-9 5-6 15, Hamilton 2-7 4-6 9, Ratliff 0-1 0-0 0, Afflalo 0-0 0-0 0, Maxiell 2-2 0-0 4, Stuckey 1-1 2-2 4, Dixon 2-4 0-0 4, Hayes 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-65 18-28 82.

Philadelphia 26 22 18 17— 83

Detroit 18 24 25 15— 82

3-Point GoalsPhiladelphia 3-8 (Carney 2-3, Iguodala 1-4, Williams 0-1), Detroit 4-14 (Billups 2-4, Hamilton 1-2, Wallace 1-7, Prince 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPhiladelphia 54 (Dalembert 15), Detroit 47 (McDyess 11). AssistsPhiladelphia 13 (Iguodala 5), Detroit 15 (Hamilton 4). Total FoulsPhiladelphia 23, Detroit 22. A22,076 (22,076).

Celtics 111, Sonics 82

BOSTON — The Celtics improved to 12-0 at home against the Western Conference.

SEATTLE (82): Green 2-8 2-2 6, Wilcox 3-6 1-3 7, Petro 6-15 0-0 12, Watson 5-13 1-1 11, Durant 7-14 2-2 16, Elson 1-4 0-0 2, Ridnour 3-8 2-3 8, Marshall 1-6 0-0 2, Wilkins 4-10 0-0 8, Gelabale 1-4 1-2 4, Wilks 1-3 2-2 4, Griffin 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 35-92 11-15 82.

BOSTON (111): Pierce 6-11 2-2 14, Garnett 7-14 4-5 18, Perkins 2-4 1-1 5, Rondo 3-7 0-0 6, R.Allen 8-10 0-0 18, House 5-5 0-0 11, Powe 3-8 2-5 8, Posey 4-7 0-1 10, Davis 1-3 4-4 6, T.Allen 2-7 2-4 6, Cassell 3-8 0-0 6, Brown 1-5 1-2 3. Totals 45-89 16-24 111.

Seattle 24 20 16 22— 82

Boston 34 30 28 19— 111

3-Point GoalsSeattle 1-14 (Gelabale 1-2, Watson 0-1, Ridnour 0-1, Green 0-1, Durant 0-1, Wilks 0-1, Marshall 0-3, Wilkins 0-4), Boston 5-11 (R.Allen 2-3, Posey 2-4, House 1-1, Pierce 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsSeattle 59 (Petro 10), Boston 54 (T.Allen 7). AssistsSeattle 19 (Watson 7), Boston 31 (Pierce 11). Total FoulsSeattle 23, Boston 17. TechnicalsBoston defensive three second. A18,624 (18,624).

Jazz 114, Bucks 110

MILWAUKEE — The Jazzwent without a field goal for seven minutes down the stretch but shot well from the line.

UTAH (114): Kirilenko 4-6 2-2 12, Boozer 8-15 4-5 20, Okur 6-14 6-6 19, D.Williams 10-18 5-6 26, Brewer 6-12 9-10 21, Millsap 3-4 1-1 7, Korver 1-2 0-0 3, Harpring 3-7 0-0 6, Price 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-79 27-30 114.

MILWAUKEE (110): Simmons 0-3 0-0 0, Villanueva 11-19 2-5 26, Bogut 4-9 3-3 11, Ivey 4-7 0-2 9, Redd 10-21 5-7 26, Bell 8-16 3-6 24, Ruffin 0-3 0-0 0, Gadzuric 3-4 4-4 10, Sessions 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 41-86 19-29 110.

Utah 40 23 22 29— 114

Milwaukee 26 36 22 26— 110

3-Point GoalsUtah 5-11 (Kirilenko 2-2, Okur 1-2, Korver 1-2, D.Williams 1-3, Brewer 0-2), Milwaukee 9-17 (Bell 5-7, Villanueva 2-5, Redd 1-2, Ivey 1-2, Simmons 0-1). Fouled OutBell, Ivey. ReboundsUtah 39 (Boozer 11), Milwaukee 57 (Bogut 15). AssistsUtah 30 (D.Williams 13), Milwaukee 20 (Bell 5). Total FoulsUtah 25, Milwaukee 30. A14,582 (18,717).

Knicks 91, Heat 88

MIAMI — Jamal Crawford scored 23, hitting a 3-pointer that stopped a late Heat run.

NEW YORK (91): Chandler 1-6 0-0 2, Lee 3-6 2-3 8, Randolph 9-19 0-0 19, Robinson 6-15 4-4 17, Crawford 7-18 7-10 23, Jeffries 2-4 0-0 4, Jones 4-10 2-2 12, Balkman 2-2 0-0 4, Collins 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 35-82 15-19 91.

MIAMI (88): Davis 12-21 2-2 27, Marion 7-17 1-4 15, Blount 4-14 2-6 10, Williams 5-12 2-2 15, Cook 2-9 0-2 6, Johnson 1-2 1-1 3, Jones 2-4 0-0 5, Quinn 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 36-86 8-17 88.

New York 24 20 28 19— 91

Miami 24 21 20 23— 88

3-Point GoalsNew York 6-18 (Jones 2-4, Crawford 2-6, Randolph 1-2, Robinson 1-5, Chandler 0-1), Miami 8-22 (Williams 3-6, Cook 2-4, Jones 1-1, Quinn 1-1, Davis 1-7, Marion 0-1, Blount 0-2). Fouled OutCook. ReboundsNew York 47 (Randolph 12), Miami 63 (Marion 17). AssistsNew York 16 (Crawford 5), Miami 14 (Davis 5). Total FoulsNew York 17, Miami 18. A19,103 (19,600).

Mavericks 118, Bobcats 93

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 in 28 minutes.

CHARLOTTE (93): Richardson 4-16 1-2 11, Okafor 3-4 2-2 8, Mohammed 5-9 2-5 12, Felton 8-14 3-4 21, Carroll 5-8 1-2 14, Wallace 5-12 3-4 14, Dudley 4-7 1-1 9, Boykins 0-3 0-0 0, Davidson 1-4 1-2 3, Hollins 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 35-77 15-24 93.

DALLAS (118): Jo.Howard 9-15 4-5 24, Nowitzki 8-14 8-8 26, Dampier 4-6 3-4 11, Kidd 2-7 0-0 6, Stackhouse 4-7 0-0 10, Terry 3-10 4-5 10, Bass 7-8 2-2 16, Wright 2-5 0-0 5, Allen 1-3 0-0 2, Lue 3-4 0-0 7, Ju.Howard 0-1 0-0 0, Magloire 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 43-80 22-26 118.

Charlotte 28 17 21 27— 93

Dallas 36 31 30 21— 118

3-Point GoalsCharlotte 8-17 (Carroll 3-3, Felton 2-4, Richardson 2-8, Wallace 1-1, Dudley 0-1), Dallas 10-24 (Jo.Howard 2-2, Stackhouse 2-4, Nowitzki 2-4, Kidd 2-5, Wright 1-2, Lue 1-2, Terry 0-5). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCharlotte 42 (Okafor 11), Dallas 50 (Nowitzki 9). AssistsCharlotte 18 (Felton 6), Dallas 34 (Kidd 8). Total FoulsCharlotte 21, Dallas 21. A20,279.

Nuggets 108, Grizzlies 86

DENVER — The Nuggets won despite a poor game by Allen Iverson, who scored eight on 2-for-12 shooting and sat out the fourth.

MEMPHIS (86): Gay 3-8 3-4 9, Warrick 5-11 2-2 12, Milicic 0-2 0-2 0, Conley 2-13 0-0 4, Miller 3-12 5-5 12, Cardinal 5-11 1-3 12, Lowry 3-5 0-2 6, Navarro 5-13 2-2 16, Collins 0-1 0-0 0, K.Brown 2-3 0-0 4, Crittenton 4-9 3-3 11, Jacobsen 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 32-90 16-23 86.

DENVER (108): Anthony 7-14 0-0 14, Martin 9-11 5-9 23, Camby 3-4 1-2 8, Carter 3-7 1-2 8, Iverson 2-12 4-6 8, Kleiza 7-13 4-5 19, Najera 3-6 0-0 7, Smith 2-7 0-0 6, Atkins 3-4 1-2 9, Diawara 1-4 2-2 4, Hunter 0-0 2-2 2, Green 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 40-85 20-30 108.

Memphis 22 14 22 28— 86

Denver 23 23 38 24— 108

3-Point GoalsMemphis 6-30 (Navarro 4-9, Cardinal 1-6, Miller 1-7, Crittenton 0-1, Lowry 0-1, Conley 0-1, Jacobsen 0-2, Gay 0-3), Denver 8-19 (Atkins 2-3, Smith 2-4, Camby 1-1, Carter 1-2, Najera 1-2, Kleiza 1-4, Green 0-1, Iverson 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMemphis 57 (Miller 9), Denver 63 (Anthony 13). AssistsMemphis 20 (Lowry 5), Denver 29 (Iverson 8). Total FoulsMemphis 22, Denver 21. A17,318 (19,155).

Magic 110

Clippers 88

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