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Denver, led by Nene with 24 points and Carmelo Anthony with 23, went on a 19-4 fourth-quarter run Sunday en route to a 109-95 playoff win over Dallas. The Nuggets took a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Leading by just 82-80, Denver began the game-winning spurt early in the final quarter. The Nuggets hit 54.8 percent of their field goals and forced the Mavs into 20 turnovers. J.R.
Houston's Yao Ming scored 21 points Sunday in a 102-88 Rockets' victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, who clinched a playoff spot despite the loss. Louis Scola added 16 points and Ron Artest had 15 for Houston, which climbed to within a half-game of first-place San Antonio in the Southwest Division.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points and Jason Kidd had 19 points and 20 assists Sunday, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 140-116 thrashing of the Phoenix Suns. Kidd's assists raised his career total to 10,142.
A big game by LaMarcus Aldridge Friday led the Portland Trail Blazers to the brink of a playoff berth with a 107-72 whipping of Oklahoma City. Aldridge scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds.
LaMarcus Aldridge was one of three Portland players with at least 20 points Thursday and the Trail Blazers handed Phoenix a critical 129-109 setback. The Suns had won seven in a row coming into the contest, but the loss left them 3 Â½ games behind Dallas for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference. Aldridge scored 29 points, Brandon Roy had 26 and Rudy Fernandez 23, lifting Portland to within a game of Denver at the top of the Northwest Division. The Trail Blazers shot 60 percent...
Stephen Jackson scored 31 points Friday night and the Golden State Warriors cooled off Dallas with a 119-110 victory. The Mavericks were coming off back-to-back wins in Phoenix and Portland.
Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry combined for 53 points Wednesday and Dallas held on down the stretch to defeat Portland 93-89. The Mavericks won their second crucial road game in as many nights to improve their chances of climbing out of the eighth playoff position in the Western Conference.
Brandon Roy had 31 points and six assists Saturday night to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 95-93 win over Minnesota. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds and Travis Outlaw had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who won for the fourth time in five games and improved their home record this season to 26-5. Ryan Gomes had 28 points, Randy Foye scored 23, and Sebastian Telfair had 18 points and seven assists for the Timberwolves, who have lost nine...
Carmelo Anthony scored 38 points Thursday night and the Denver Nuggets stayed in front of the Northwest Division with a 106-90 decision over Portland. The Trail Blazers had won three in a row to move within a half game of Denver for the lead in the division. Portland's bid to take over the top spot, however, ran out of steam in the third quarter when they could not sustain a comeback that had brought them to within a point.
Stephen Jackson scored 23 points Tuesday, helping bring Golden State its first road win since Jan.
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