Kings 100, 76ers 79
Chris Webber scored 26 points and Peja Stojakovic had 19 as the Sacramento Kings humbled the Philadelphia 76ers 100-79 Friday night in a matchup of two of the league's top three teams.
Allen Iverson, back after missing one game with a hip injury, scored 28 and Aaron McKie added 17 for Philadelphia, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. In his worst game since joining the Sixers, Dikembe Mutombo had four points and seven rebounds, snapping a string of seven straight double-doubles.
Sacramento jumped out to leads of 7-0, 14-2 and 23-6 en route to an easy victory. The Kings led by double digits the entire second half.
LAKERS 101, WIZARDS 89: Kobe Bryant had 26 points and five steals as the Lakers gained their third straight victory.
The makeshift Wizards lineup, missing injured leading scorer Mitch Richmond, was able to make several impressive runs to shrink double-digit deficits, but the Lakers recovered every time the score got close.
PACERS 103, HAWKS 97: Jalen Rose scored 21 points and Tyus Edney, activated off the injured list just before tipoff, had a season-high 16 points as Indiana snapped a three-game losing streak.
Edney, on the injured list since Jan. 2 with a sprained ankle, scored seven points in the second quarter after he replaced foul-plagued Travis Best and added nine points in the fourth quarter.
CAVALIERS 114, HORNETS 109: Matt Harpring scored a career-high 28 points and Bimbo Coles made two huge baskets in the final 1:33 to lead Cleveland past Charlotte.
Harpring also had a career-high seven assists and six rebounds as the Cavs cooled off one of the NBA's hottest teams and won for just the fourth time in 25 games.
David Wesley scored 26 points and Jamal Mashburn had 23 for the Hornets, who had their winning streak snapped at four and lost for only the third time in 16 games.
MAGIC 103, GRIZZLIES 99: Darrell Armstrong had 29 points and 11 assists and Orlando won its second consecutive game without the suspended Tracy McGrady.
Vancouver led 91-85 with 4:50 remaining in the game, but the Magic finished with an 18-8 run to win for the fifth time in seven games.
SONICS 90, BULLS 80: Gary Payton scored 24 points as Seattle won its fourth straight game.
Ruben Patterson added 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the Sonics, which moved within four games of idle Minnesota for last playoff spot in the West.
Chicago, which lost its fifth straight, played without starters Elton Brand and Ron Artest, who sat with knee injuries.
SPURS 95, NETS 86: Tim Duncan scored 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead San Antonio.
After a sluggish first half ended with the Spurs leading 45-39, San Antonio used a 16-4 run at the end of the third quarter to build a big lead and then hung on late for the win.
New Jersey rallied in the fourth and closed to 90-84 on three free throws by Keith Van Horn with 46.7 seconds remaining, but the Spurs made six of eight free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
CELTICS 87, NUGGETS 83: Antoine Walker scored 21 points and Paul Pierce had 19 points and 12 rebounds as Boston kept pace with Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Bryant Stith, who spent his first eight seasons in Denver before being traded last October, added 17 points to help the Celtics remain percentage points ahead of the Pacers for the eighth playoff spot in the East.
CLIPPERS 94, WARRIORS 76: Jeff McInnis had his first career triple-double with 21 points, 11 assists and a career-high 12 rebounds as the Clippers beat injury-riddled Golden State.
Clippers leading scorer and rebounder Lamar Odom, who had his fourth career triple-double in a victory over Golden State on Nov. 29, served the fourth game of his five-game suspension for violating the NBA's anti-drug program. Rookie Quentin Richardson also sat out because of a viral infection.