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Marshall ties league 3s record

By wire services
Published March 14, 2005


TORONTO - Donyell Marshall tied the NBA record with 12 3-pointers and the Raptors finished with a league-record 21 in their 128-110 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.

Marshall was 12-for-19 from 3-point range and finished with a career-high 38 points to help the Raptors match the franchise record for points.

The Raptors, 21-for-34 from 3-point range, broke the mark of 19 3-pointers set by Atlanta in a victory in Dallas on Dec. 17, 1996.

The 76ers repeatedly left Marshall open in the corner as he fell one short of breaking the record set by Kobe Bryant for the Los Angeles Lakers against Seattle on Jan. 7, 2003. The 11-year veteran tried to surpass Bryant's record in the final three minutes, but one attempt rimmed in and out and he missed another. Marshall left to a standing ovation with 17.5 seconds remaining. His career high for points was 37 against Milwaukee on Feb. 23, 2000.

The 76ers' Allen Iverson had 32 points.

CAVS 98, PACERS 86: LeBron James scored 35 and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 16. The host Cavaliers, who hadn't played since snapping a six-game losing streak Tuesday night, had a season-low five turnovers and held Indiana to three field goals over the final 14:36 and 15 points in the fourth quarter. Cleveland also outrebounded Indiana 46-34. Reggie Miller scored 29 for the Pacers.

CELTICS 105, WIZARDS 101: Ricky Davis converted a three-point play with 21.1 left and Boston overcame a 10-point deficit to improve to 7-1 since trading for Antoine Walker. Paul Pierce scored 20 for the Celtics, who finished a six-game homestand at 5-1. Larry Hughes scored 26 for Washington.

CLIPPERS 83, BULLS 78: Elton Brand scored six of his 20 points in the final 21/2 minutes and grabbed 11 rebounds for Los Angeles. Corey Maggette had 19 points for the Clippers, who won despite blowing a 15-point lead. Eddy Curry had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Bulls, who have lost nine of their last 10 against the Clippers and five straight in Los Angeles.

MAVS 102, WOLVES 93: Jason Terry scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and had 12 assists for visiting Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki added 21 points and 10 rebounds, reserve Marquis Daniels scored 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Josh Howard finished with 15 points. Dallas went 12-for-13 from the free-throw line in the final quarter after going 8-for-16 over the first three. Kevin Garnett finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists for the Timberwolves, and Trenton Hassell had 19 points and eight rebounds.

PISTONS 64, JAZZ 62: Richard Hamilton scored 15 and Detroit overcome 0-for-15 field-goal shooting in the fourth quarter for its ninth straight home win. The teams combined for an NBA record 18 points in the fourth quarter, breaking the mark of 19 set by Miami and Toronto in the fourth quarter on Feb. 2, 2004.

ROCKETS 111, KINGS 96: Tracy McGrady scored 22 and David Wesley added 21 to help the Rockets win their fourth straight. Reserve Mike James added 20 points and Yao Ming scored 17 as Houston ended an 11-game losing streak in Sacramento. The Rockets hadn't won in Arco Arena since a 107-93 victory on March 28, 1999. Peja Stojakovic had 21 points and Cuttino Mobley added 20 as the Kings had their three-game winning streak snapped.

SUNS 106, NUGGETS 101: Steve Nash took over the game in the last seven minutes, scoring 10 of his 25 points over that span to help Phoenix snap host Denver's eight-game winning streak. Nash also had 11 assists - three key ones down the stretch - as the Suns won for the fifth time in six games and took a half-game lead over San Antonio for the best record in the NBA.

SONICS 90, KNICKS 80: Rashard Lewis put Seattle ahead for good on a 3-pointer with 2:41 left, and Seattle became the first visiting team to win at Madison Square Garden in more than a month. Lewis scored 23 for the Sonics. Stephon Marbury and Tim Thomas had 20 points each for New York. The Knicks had their seven-game home winning streak snapped, losing for just the second time in their last seven games overall.