Magic 97, Cavaliers 87
The fallout from the Tracy McGrady-Bobby Jackson fight hurt the Kings more than it hurt the Magic.
Orlando shrugged off the absence of its leading scorer and got 18 points from Pat Garrity, including four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, to defat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-87.
McGrady missed the game as he began serving a two-game suspension for his fight with Jackson on Tuesday night. Jackson was suspended one game, as were Vlade Divac, Scot Pollard and Art Long, all of whom left the bench during the altercation.
With so many players missing, including two centers, the Kings lost 114-104 at Miami.
"We were really overmatched," Sacramento coach Rick Adelman said.
Garrity finished 7-for-10 from the floor in 19 minutes for the Magic, who learned two hours before tipoff that McGrady had been suspended two games.
"He's carried us plenty of times, so I hope he got some rest," Garrity said of McGrady, who was barred from the building and couldn't even watch his teammates from his hotel as the game wasn't televised locally in Cleveland.
Although they were without McGrady's 27 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.5 rebounds per game, the Magic were able to handle the pathetic Cavs, who have lost nine of 10, 21 of 24 and were booed off the floor at the final horn.
Mike Miller scored 18 points and Darrell Armstrong had 15 and eight assists in three quarters for the Magic, who after playing at home Tuesday night didn't arrive in Cleveland until 4 a.m.
"I asked them right before the game, 'Who's going to step up?' " said Magic coach Doc Rivers. "And everybody said, 'We're all going to step up.' That's exactly what it was, a team win."
HEAT 114, KINGS 104: At Miami, Anthony Mason returned from a one-game banishment and had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and Brian Grant added 23 points as the Heat snapped Sacramento's five-game winning streak.
"I think they missed Bobby Jackson the most," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "He really disrupts with his full-court pressure. He's tough as nails. Then not having their two bangers inside, Divac and Pollard, leveled their game."
Mason shot 12-of-21 and added four assists and a block.
Tim Hardaway emerged from a shooting slump to score 20, and seldom-used Cedric Ceballos provided a spark as a reserve, adding a season-high 21 points and 11 rebounds.
SUNS 84, TRAIL BLAZERS 79: At Portland, Shawn Marion had 26 points and 13 rebounds as the Suns took advantage of Portland's sloppiness down the stretch and handed the Blazers their fifth straight loss.
Rasheed Wallace had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who ruined a chance for a victory by committing five turnovers on their last six possessions.
Portland is only a half-game ahead of Dallas for the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference playoff race.
"Everybody here has championship expectations," Portland coach Mike Dunleavy said, "so certainly there's going to be some confidence issues. We've got to play through that."
SPURS 106, TIMBERWOLVES 100 (OT): At San Antonio, Derek Anderson scored a season-high 30 points, Tim Duncan had 23 points and 20 rebounds and David Robinson scored 18.
"It was a heck of a game, just like every time we play each other," said San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. "The guys just grinded it out. Play by play, possession by possession. They hung in and got it done. You have to get a few like this. We were fortunate."
Minnesota, which has lost three of its last four games, was led by Kevin Garnett with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Garnett missed a jumper at the end of regulation that would have won it.
76ERS 85, BULLS 67: At Chicago, Dikembe Mutombo had 15 points and 12 rebounds as the 76ers, playing without Allen Iverson, routed the injury-depleted Bulls.
Iverson, the NBA leader in scoring, steals and minutes, sat out with a left hip pointer. The Bulls played most of the game without Elton Brand and all of it without starters Ron Artest and Bryce Drew.
HORNETS 100, GRIZZLIES 95: At Charlotte, Jamal Mashburn had 23 points and David Wesley added 20 to lead six Charlotte players in double figures.
The Grizzlies narrowed Charlotte's advantage to 89-84 on Shareef Abdur-Rahim's driving layup with 3:43 left, but the Hornets ran off seven straight points to clinch the victory.
NUGGETS 95, PACERS 83: At Denver, Nick Van Exel scored 18 of his season-high 37 points in the third quarter, capping it with a spinning 30-footer. Raef LaFrentz added 22 points and 14 rebounds to help the Nuggets end a six-year, 10-game losing streak to Indiana.
WIZARDS 103, PISTONS 96: At Washington, Richard Hamilton scored a career-high 40 points to make up for the absence of Mitch Richmond, who sat out because of a sprained right knee.
Jerry Stackhouse scored 38 points for Detroit, which failed in its attempt to win three straight games for the first time in more than three months.