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Magic trades for a center

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Published January 3, 2004

TORONTO - The Raptors traded center Mengke Bateer to the Magic for forward Robert Archibald on Friday.

The Raptors also sent Orlando the rights to 2003 second-round draft choice Remon Van de Hare and the option to swap second-round draft positions at the 2005 draft.

Bateer averaged 1.1 points and 1.1 rebounds in seven games with Toronto.

Archibald, the first native of Scotland to appear in an NBA game, has three points and two rebounds in two games. Orlando acquired Archibald from Phoenix on Dec.26.

HEAT 112, MAGIC 101: Eddie Jones scored a season-high 33, including four of Miami's 11 3-pointers, and the host Heat withstood a late rally. Orlando trailed 103-101 before the Heat scored the final nine. The Heat's point total was a season high. Orlando's Tracy McGrady scored 22 in 47 minutes despite a groin and hip injury. ... Heat rookie guard Dwyane Wade is expected to miss at least five games on the injured list with a bone bruise in his right wrist. Forward Johnny Beasley was activated.

HORNETS 86, RAPTORS 74: Baron Davis scored 22 for New Orleans. P.J. Brown had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Hornets outrebounded Toronto 51-32. New Orleans has won consecutive road games after losing its previous four.

PISTONS 93, SUNS 81: Richard Hamilton scored 26 and Ben Wallace had 22 rebounds and 10 points for host Detroit, which extended its win streak to four and has not allowed 100 points this season and 33 games overall to tie the record set by New York in 2000-01.

PACERS 103, CELTICS 90: Reggie Miller had three 3-pointers in a 13-0 run to start the fourth quarter as visiting Indiana recovered from a 15-point deficit. Ron Artest scored 28 and Jermaine O'Neal had 21 with 13 rebounds for Indiana. ... Celtics forward Jumaine Jones bruised his right shoulder in practice before the game and did not play.

NETS 97, CAVALIERS 82: Host New Jersey's Jason Kidd had 26 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds and helped limit LeBron James to 14 points. The top pick in the draft had scored at least 17 in his previous 12 games and had averaged 27.3 since Dec.11.

WIZARDS 97, WARRIORS 79: Washington snapped a five-game losing streak by awakening its transition game to take control in the third quarter. The Warriors have lost five in a row on the road. ... Warriors forward Popeye Jones (torn knee cartilage) was activated from the injured list.

BUCKS 109, MAVERICKS 101: Michael Redd scored 21, including four in the final 22 seconds, as host Milwaukee tied a season high in points. Brian Skinner, in his fourth game since knee surgery, scored a season-high 20 for Milwaukee.

TIMBERWOLVES 93, HAWKS 75: Kevin Garnett led a well-balanced lineup with 18 points and 15 rebounds as Minnesota won its fifth straight at home.

GRIZZLIES 100, JAZZ 88: Bonzi Wells scored 21 and had six assists as host Memphis ended its seven-game losing streak. Wells shot 8-of-16 to lead six Grizzlies in double figures.

BULLS 104, KNICKS 99: Jamal Crawford scored 28 and Kirk Hinrich added 19 as visiting Chicago erased a double-digit deficit and snapped New York's four-game streak. Allan Houston (sore knee) and Frank Williams (strained groin) did not play for the Knicks.

LAKERS: Karl Malone did not travel for a game against Seattle, but the team didn't place him on the injured list as had been expected. Malone sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee Dec.21 game against Phoenix and hasn't played since. ... Center Shaquille O'Neal left the game with a strained right calf.

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