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Richardson leads Knicks over Wizards

NEW YORK — Quentin Richardson had 34 points and 12 rebounds in one of his best games since coming to New York, and the short-handed Knicks held on to beat the Washington Wizards 122-117 on Saturday night.

Richardson made seven 3-pointers, two shy of the franchise record, and fell a point shy of his highest-scoring game since the Knicks acquired him from Phoenix in June 2005. He scored 35 points against the Wizards on Jan. 17, 2007.

Nate Robinson had a season-high 27 points, Wilson Chandler added 23, and David Lee had 22 points and 12 rebounds to help the Knicks snap a three-game losing streak.

Antawn Jamison had 29 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards, who dropped their fifth straight and fell to 1-10, their worst since the 1966 Baltimore Bullets also opened 1-10. Caron Butler finished with 23 points, 19 in the second half.

Nets 112, Clippers 95

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Yi Jianlian had a season-high 27 points, and Vince Carter added 26 to help New Jersey beat the short-handed Clippers.

Devin Harris had 18 points and 10 assists, and Brook Lopez finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Bobby Simmons had 11 points as every Nets starter hit for double figures and New Jersey got its fourth win in the last five games.

Rockets 100, Magic 95

ORLANDO, Fla. — Yao Ming had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help Houston beat Orlando for its fifth win in five games.

Bucks 79, Bobcats 74

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ramon Sessions scored 18 points and hit two clinching free throws with 13 seconds left to help Milwaukee beat Charlotte for its second straight victory.

Heat 109, Pacers 100

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade shook off flu-like symptoms to score 38 points, and Miami rallied from 15 points down to beat Indiana.

Shawn Marion had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Michael Beasley scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half for Miami. Udonis Haslem added 16 points.

Cavaliers 110, Hawks 96

CLEVELAND — LeBron James didn’t reach his scoring average and it didn’t matter as Cleveland rolled past Atlanta for its ninth win in 10 games.

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