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SUNS SINK AGAINST WARRIORS - AGAIN

How can the Phoenix Suns, in the midst of a furious fight for high positioning in the Western Conference, have so much trouble with the Golden State Warriors, possibly the most disappointing team in the NBA this season?

Coach Paul Westphal has no answers."I would like to find something good about this, but I really can't," Westphal said.

Golden State has won 23 games this season against 49 defeats. But three wins in four meetings have come against Phoenix (51-22).

Rookie Donyell Marshall had 28 points and Chris Mullin scored 25, with 13 rebounds and 13 assists as the Warriors won 122-114.

Lakers 104, Nuggets 101

At Denver, the Lakers didn't panic when they fell behind late in the game. Trailing 94-91 with 4:23 to play, the Lakers scored seven straight to take the lead for good.

Kings 109, Rockets 105

Walt Williams scored 30 points as Sacramento ended a 10-game losing streak against Houston, which played without Hakeem Olajuwon and Vernon Maxwell.

Trail Blazers 95, Timberwolves 91

At Portland, Clifford Robinson scored a season-high 33 points as the Blazers defeated the Timberwolves for the 10th straight time.

Spurs 113, Clippers 89

San Antonio outscored Los Angeles 63-35 in the second half, and began a four-game West Coast trip with its 23rd road win, tying the club record set last season.

Pacers 94, Knicks 90

Reggie Miller swished a jumper from 20 feet to lift Indiana over the Knicks for the Pacers' first win in nine regular-season games at Madison Square Garden.

Heat 95, 76ers 92

At Miami, Glen Rice, who has led the Heat in scoring for seven straight games, had 25 points. Rice hit two free throws with seven seconds left to clinch it.

Celtics 97, Cavaliers 92

Sherman Douglas scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half to lead visiting Boston, which has won three straight games.