NEW YORK - Eddy Curry scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Stephon Marbury rattled in a clinching three-point basket with 8.5 seconds left, and the New York Knicks revived their playoff hopes last night by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 97-93, to snap a four-game losing streak.
Marbury and Channing Frye each finished with 16 points for the Knicks.
Mavericks 105, Bucks 103
DALLAS - With Dirk Nowitzki out after hurting his left ankle in the first half, Jason Terry scored 27 points, including key late baskets and the go-ahead free throw, as Dallas beat Milwaukee for its 60th victory.
It is the third time the Mavericks have won 60 games, all in the last five years.
Raptors 96, Heat 83
TORONTO - Chris Bosh became Toronto's career leader in double-doubles with 13 points and 17 rebounds in the Raptors' victory, which moved them ahead of the Miami Heat for third place in the Eastern Conference.
Anthony Parker added 20 points for Raptors, who had six players in double figures.
Nets 118, Pacers 94
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Josh Boone scored 22 points to lead New Jersey over Indiana.
Boone came off the bench to hit 11 of 13 shots from the field. He also pulled down 10 rebounds in his second strong game.
Jazz 108, Timberwolves 102
SALT LAKE CITY - Carlos Boozer had 25 and 11 rebounds, and Mehmet Okur added 23 points and 12 boards to help Utah beat Minnesota and clinch the Northwest Division title.
Okur made a three-point shot with 2 minutes, 58 seconds left and then was fouled attempting another with 33.8 seconds left. He made two of the three free throws for a 101-95 lead.
SuperSonics 100, Nuggets 97
DENVER - Rashard Lewis scored 33 points - including 13 in the fourth quarter - and Nick Collison added 16 points and 13 rebounds, leading Seattle over Denver.
Carmelo Anthony finished with 28 in the Nuggets' fourth loss in five games.
Celtics 105, Magic 96
BOSTON - Paul Pierce scored 32 points, Al Jefferson added 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Boston held on for a double-overtime win over Orlando.
Delonte West scored 17, and Kendrick Perkins had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics, who outscored Orlando 15-6 in the second overtime.
Spurs 92, Hornets 88
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Tim Duncan scored 31 points, including his first three-point basket of the season, to help San Antonio beat New Orleans.
Brent Barry hit four three-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Spurs rally for their fifth straight victory.
Bobcats 101, Hawks 87
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gerald Wallace scored 31 points, and Charlotte beat Atlanta in a matchup of two of the worst teams in the NBA.
Wallace hit 12 of 16 shots and 7 of 9 free throws and added nine rebounds.
Richardson suspended. The Albany Patroons have suspended coach Micheal Ray Richardson, a former NBA all-star, for the rest of the CBA championship series for comments made to the Albany Times Union on Tuesday. Before Tuesday's game against the Yakima Sun Kings, Richardson made anti-Semitic comments to two reporters in his office.
"I've got big-time lawyers," Richardson said, according to the Times Union. "I've got big-time Jew lawyers."
When told by reporters that the comment plays to the stereotype that Jews are crafty and shrewd, he responded with, "Are you kidding me? They are. . . . They're real crafty. Listen, they are hated all over the world, so they've got to be crafty."
According to the Times Union, Richardson also cursed at hecklers and used a derogatory term for gay men.