Mon, Jan 07, 2008 - Page 19 News List

Celtics snap Pistons' 11-game streak

SHOT CLOCK At Houston, Yao Ming scored 30 points to lead Houston over the Knicks, while Ben Wallace hit the go-ahead free throw to help the Bulls beat Sacramento


Kendrick Perkins of the Boston Celtics tries for a rebound against Jason Maxiell, top right, of the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Michigan, on Saturday.


Glen Davis scored a career-high 20 points to lead Boston to a 92-85 win over Detroit in a marquee NBA game on Saturday that lived up to its billing.

For the first time since 1981, two NBA teams entered a game on Jan. 5 with a combined 54 wins. For the first time since 2000, two teams played with each riding at least an eight-game winning streak. Their combined winning percent of .844 was the third highest in the shot clock era.

The Celtics extended their winning streak to nine games and snapped Detroit's streak at 11 games.

Nets 113, Hawks 107

At Atlanta, New Jersey won its fifth straight, rallying past Atlanta.

Jason Kidd had 10 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds for his ninth triple-double of the season.

Atlanta suffered their fourth straight loss.

Rockets 103, Knicks 91

At Houston, Yao Ming scored 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists to lead Houston past New York.

The Rockets have now won six-straight meetings with New York.

The Knicks have dropped seven games in a row, and 13 of 14 on the road this season.

Hornets 118, Suns 113

At Phoenix, New Orleans rallied to snap Phoenix's four-game winning streak.

Chris Paul scored 28 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and had 10 assists for the Hornets.

Bulls 94, Kings 93

At Chicago, Ben Wallace hit the go-ahead free throw and blocked a jump shot with a second left to lift Chicago to a wild win over Sacramento.

Trail Blazers 103, Jazz 89

At Portland, Oregon, Martell Webster scored 24 points in the third quarter as Portland got their revenge against Utah.

The Jazz have lost three of their past five.

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