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Indiana get back on pace after big win over Seattle

AP , INDIANAPOLIS

Fred Jones, left, of the Pacers, is defended by Ray Allen of the SuperSonics during the fourth quarter in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday. Jones finished with a team high 26 points as Indiana defeated Seattle 115-96.

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Fred Jones scored 26 points and Stephen Jackson added 22 to help the Indiana Pacers snap a four-game losing streak with a 115-96 victory over the Seattle Super-Sonics on Monday.

Jones hit 10-of-16 field goals to lead the Pacers to their highest scoring total of the season.

The Pacers began by hitting seven 3-pointers in the first quarter as they shot 14-of-21 (66.7 percent) from the field and raced out to a 38-23 lead.

Ray Allen had 24 points to lead five Sonics in double digits.

Knicks 140, Suns 133, 3 OT

At New York, Stephon Marbury scored 32 points, including seven in the third overtime, and added 10 assists against his former team as the Knicks outlasted Phoenix.

Eddy Curry and rookie David Lee each converted three-point plays in the third overtime for the Knicks, who needed to play a triple-overtime game for the first time in 13 years to avoid taking sole possession of the NBA's worst record.

Jamal Crawford added 29 points, Curry had 20 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, and Lee finished with season highs of 23 points and 15 boards in the best game of his career.

Shawn Marion scored 39 points and Steve Nash added 28 points and 22 assists for the Suns, who were trying to complete their first 5-0 road trip since April 6-13, 1998.

Bucks 93, Bulls 92

At Chicago, Michael Redd scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and Mo Williams added 13 points and nine assists to lead Milwaukee over the slumping Bulls.

Ben Gordon, who made his third start of the season, scored 28 points for Chicago, which has lost seven straight. The Bulls' last win came on Dec. 17 at home against Boston.

Chicago trailed 91-87 with 1:01 left in the game when Gordon stole the ball away from Williams. On the break, Williams blocked Gordon's layup attempt, but Andres Nocioni was there for the follow. Chicago had two shots to tie the game at 91, but couldn't convert.

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