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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Amare, Suns stretch winning streak to 10

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Amare Stoudemire scored 27 points on 13-of-15 shooting, as the Phoenix Suns won their 10th straight, 109-104 over the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

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Sixty and counting: Cleveland's LeBron James drives on Atlanta's Zaza Pachulia in the first quarter on Friday night. The Cavaliers beat the Hawks 93-88. AP PHOTO

Jared Dudley added a career-high 20 points, hitting 6 of 7 3-pointers, and Grant Hill had 17 against the team where he started his career.

Detroit lost its 10th in a row.

Spurs 112, Magic 100

In San Antonio, Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 43 points and the Spurs completed a weeklong sweep of the Eastern Conference's three division leaders with a victory over Orlando.

Heat 105, Pacers 96 (OT)

In Indianapolis, Dwyane Wade scored 43 points, including eight in overtime, to lead the Heat to their sixth straight victory by downing the Pacers.

Warriors 128, Knicks 117

In Oakland, Don Nelson moved within one win of tying Lenny Wilkens for the most victories by an NBA coach when Golden State beat New York.

Anthony Morrow scored a season-high 35 points and Reggie Williams added 23 to help Nelson secure his 1,331st win. He has seven games left this season to tie and break Wilkens' mark of 1,332.

David Lee led the Knicks with a season-high 37 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double.

Lakers 106, Jazz 92

In Los Angeles, Lamar Odom and Kobe Bryant triggered an offensive burst in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers beat Utah and avoid a third straight loss.

Odom finished with a season-high 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Bryant had 25 points, hours after the defending NBA champions announced he signed a three-year contract extension worth nearly $90 million.

Cavaliers 93, Hawks 88

In Cleveland, LeBron James scored 27 points as the hosts became the ninth team to post back-to-back 60-win seasons, scoring 14 straight points in the fourth to pull away and beat Atlanta.

Rockets 119, Celtics 114 (OT)

In Boston, Luis Scola had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and made back-to-back baskets in the last 81 seconds of overtime to lead Houston over the Celtics.

Bobcats 87, Bucks 86 (OT)

In Charlotte, Stephen Jackson scored 32 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left in overtime to lead the hosts over Milwaukee.

Grizzlies 107, Hornets 96

In Memphis, O.J. Mayo scored 27 points and Rudy Gay added 20 as the hosts beat New Orleans to stay mathematically alive in the playoff race by the slimmest of margins.

Bulls 95, Wizards 87

In Washington, Derrick Rose scored 24 points and Luol Deng had 14 in his return from an injury as Chicago gained ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

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Read Ed Odeven's latest One On One interview, a conversation with the well-traveled William Knight of the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix, on The Japan Times' Web site.

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