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Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

Bobcats earn reprieve on Felton's late layup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Raymond Felton's driving layup with 4.7 seconds left capped a late comeback and the Charlotte Bobcats bounced back from an embarrassing loss to beat the slumping Philadelphia 76ers 106-105 on Saturday night.

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Next town Brown: Well-traveled coach Larry Brown gives instructions to his current team, the Charlotte Bobcats, during a win over the 76ers, a team he used to coach. AP PHOTO

Timberwolves 108, Jazz 101

In Minneapolis, Kevin Love had 18 points and 10 rebounds in his second game back from a broken hand, and Minnesota won for the third time in 20 games.

Suns 115, Kings 107

In Phoenix, Steve Nash scored 32 points, Amare Stoudemire had 18 points and 21 rebounds and the Suns used a late 3-point spree to beat Sacramento.

Nuggets 106, Spurs 99

In San Antonio, Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, and Chauncey Billups added 18 points to help Denver open a four-game trip with a victory.

Raptors 110, Bulls 78

In Chicago, Chris Bosh had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead Toronto to its second victory in two nights following a five-game losing streak.

Hawks 80, Mavericks 75

In Dallas, Joe Johnson scored 31 points and Atlanta ended a streak of five winless trips to Dallas.

Josh Smith added 12 points, and Marvin Williams had a career-high 15 rebounds for the Hawks. Dirk Nowitzki had 32 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks.

Clippers 88, Pacers 72

In Los Angeles, Al Thornton scored 19 points, and Baron Davis had eight of his 12 points during the Clippers' game-ending 18-4 run.

Magic 126, Warriors 118

In Oakland, Calif., Vince Carter had 27 points and seven assists, Mickael Pietrus scored a season-high 22 points and the Magic rallied to beat Golden State.

Oden out for season

PORTLAND , Ore. (AP) Portland center Greg Oden will likely miss the rest of the season after fracturing his left knee cap Saturday night in the Trail Blazers' 90-89 victory over the Houston Rockets.

"He's a strong kid," said general manager Kevin Pritchard, visibly shaken by the latest injury to befall the center. "He's going to bounce back from this."

Oden dropped to the floor clutching his left knee and grimacing after colliding with a driving Aaron Brooks midway through the first quarter.

Oden was almost immediately surrounded by trainers and physicians. The crowd at the Rose Garden stood and chanted "Oden! Oden!"

The game was stopped for some 7 minutes. Finally, Oden was gently moved to a stretcher and wheeled from the court. He underwent an MRI shortly thereafter.

The Blazers said Oden will need surgery. A timetable for his return was not immediately set.



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