Saturday, February 16, 2002

Jazz still enjoying Olympic escape

Detroit tops New York at Garden

The Associated Press

        TORONTO — Karl Malone and John Stockton each scored 23 points as the Utah Jazz won their third straight game with a 94-85 victory over the injury-plagued Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

        Malone, ejected after receiving a second technical foul with less than 42 seconds remaining, scored seven points during a 16-5 fourth-quarter run for the Jazz, who are 3-2 on their nine-game road trip. The Jazz don't return to the Delta Center until Feb.28 because of the Olympics.

        Alvin Williams scored 26 points for the Raptors, who have lost three straight and were missing four key regulars in Vince Carter, Hakeem Olajuwon, Jerome Williams and Dell Curry because of injuries.

Pistons 101, Knicks 90

               NEW YORK — Ben Wallace exploited the Knicks' size disadvantage for season highs of 19 points and 22 rebounds as Detroit came back from an early 17-point deficit.

        Chucky Atkins added 19 points, including 11 in the third quarter when the Pistons turned the game around with a 20-1 run.

        Jerry Stackhouse had 15 points and reserves Corliss Williamson and Jon Barry added 12 apiece as the Pistons completed a two-night sweep of the metropolitan area's two teams, the Nets and the Knicks.

        Detroit has won nine of its last 11 games and six straight on the road.

Hornets 116, Pacers 106

               CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Baron Davis tied a career high with 38 points and P.J. Brown had 18 rebounds for Charlotte.

        Davis shot 10-of-17 from the field and 15-of-17 from the free throw line and also had eight assists. Brown surpassed 5,000 career rebounds and also recorded his 1,000th career assist as the Hornets won for the fifth time in seven games.

        Elden Campbell and Lee Nailon each added 23 points for the Hornets, who had their best offensive output of the season.

        Austin Croshere had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Reggie Miller scored 21 for the Pacers, who were outrebounded 46-34 and fell two games under .500 for the first time this season.

        The Hornets took their largest lead at 82-69 on Brown's 10-footer late in the third quarter. The Pacers rallied, cutting the lead to 92-88 on Austin Croshere's follow shot with 8:14 to go. But the Hornets slowly pulled away, taking a 105-96 lead on Davis' off-balance 3-pointer with 3:57 left. Indiana got no closer than seven points.


        Forward Kenyon Martin sat out Friday night's game against Chicago because of a bruised right forearm.

        Martin, who did not travel with the Nets to Chicago, was hurt Thursday against Detroit.


        Guard Stephon Marbury pleaded not guilty Friday to driving under the influence.

        Marbury, whose lawyer entered the plea by fax, was arrested Feb.8 and booked on charges of extreme driving under the influence, driving under the influence and speeding.


        Cleveland activated guard Trajan Langdon and placed guard Bimbo Coles on the injured list. Coles, who has a left knee sprain, has played in 47 games this season, averaging 3.2 points and 2.3 assists.


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