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NBA: Knicks break losing streak in Chicago

TRIPLE-DOUBLE In Cleveland, LeBron James scored 37 points against Toronto, and Ray Allen made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Boston a victory over Charlotte


The Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, center, is fouled as he goes up for a shot between Milwaukee Bucks' Mo Williams, left, and Andrew Bogut during the first half of their NBA basketball game on Saturday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Eddy Curry scored 21 points against his former team, and the New York Knicks snapped their eight-game losing streak with an 85-78 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.

Stephon Marbury shook off the boos from the home fans to add 19 points. Zach Randolph also had a pair of clutch buckets during the closing minutes and finished with 20 points.

Both teams are off to dismal starts. Chicago has overcome its poor early season play in recent years, but New York couldn't afford to let things get much worse, especially with plenty of speculation already that coach Isiah Thomas could be fired.

Andres Nocioni had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Bulls, who dropped their third straight and fell to 2-9.

Cavaliers 111, Raptors 108

In Cleveland, LeBron James scored 37 points as part of his third triple-double of the season to lead Cleveland over Toronto.

James, who scored six points in the final minute to seal the win, had 12 rebounds and 12 assists for the 13th triple-double of his career. The Cavaliers hit nine 3-pointers in the second half, including six in third quarter.

Chris Bosh led Toronto with 41 points, tying his career high.

Celtics 96, Bobcats 95

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Ray Allen made a 3-pointer at the buzzer after Eddie House knocked away Jason Richardson's inbounds pass with 4.7 seconds left to give Boston its third straight win.

Paul Pierce scored 23 points and Kevin Garnett had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who had gone more than 3 minutes without scoring until Allen's bucket.

Richardson had 25 points and Raymond Felton had 18 points and nine assists for the Bobcats, who lost their third straight game.

Magic 120, Heat 99

In Orlando, Florida, Hedo Turkoglu scored 27 points, Rashard Lewis added 19 and Orlando handed Magic coach Stan Van Gundy's former team its Eastern Conference-leading 10th loss.

Dwyane Wade had 32 points, Shaquille O'Neal added 20, and Ricky Davis had 23 points and seven assists, but Miami trailed for all but the opening minutes.

Dwight Howard had 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Keyon Dooling scored 17 points in 22 minutes.

Hornets 98, Clippers 89

In Los Angeles, Peja Stojakovic scored nine of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and New Orleans snapped a three-game losing streak with victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

WARRIORS 100, 76ers 98, OT

In Philadelphia, Kelenna Azubuike made a 3-pointer from the left corner with 6.1 seconds left in overtime and Golden State finished a five-game road trip with a winning record for the first time since December 1980.

Monta Ellis equaled his career high with 31, while Baron Davis came on strong in overtime and scored 22 for Golden State, which has won five of six games since an 0-6 start. Andris Biedrins grabbed 14 rebounds for the Warriors.

Golden State was 4-1 on its road trip.

Iguodala led the 76ers with 26 points, Andre Miller added 23, and Williams scored 18 off the bench.

Bucks 97, Mavericks 95

In Milwaukee, Michael Redd scored 27 points and made five late free throws to lead Milwaukee over Dallas and its fifth straight win.

The Bucks improved to 6-0 at home and Dallas lost consecutive games.

Grizzlies 124, Wizards 118

In Memphis, Tennessee, Juan Carlos Navarro scored 28 points, Rudy Gay added another 27, and Memphis overcame Antawn Jamison's 41 points and 11 rebounds to beat Washington.

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