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NBA: Cook Scores 25-Point Career-High in Lakers' Victory


In National Basketball Association action Tuesday, Brian Cook had career highs of 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers over the Milwaukee Bucks, 95-90.

In Memphis, Serbia-Montenegro's Peja Stojakovic had 29 points as the Sacramento Kings beat the host Grizzlies, 98-93.

Jamal Crawford hit the game-winning three-pointer with three seconds left in overtime to give the New York Knicks a 110-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

The Toronto Raptors ended a six-game road losing streak by beating the Miami Heat, 94-92. Jalen Rose led Toronto with 24 points.

The New Jersey Nets won for the first time in 10 games by defeating the Charlotte Bobcats, 99-86. Richard Jefferson had 23 points for New Jersey.

Tim Duncan had 20 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lift the San Antonio Spurs over the Dallas Mavericks, 107-89.

In Houston, Antonio McDyess had 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Richard Hamilton added 19, as the Detroit Pistons routed the host Rockets, 93-72.

Canada's Steve Nash had 20 points and 14 assists to lead the Phoenix Suns to their eighth straight win, beating the Utah Jazz, 115-102.

The Seattle SuperSonics saw their four-game winning streak come to an end, losing to the Portland Trail Blazers, 100-94. Shareef Abdur-Rahim led Portland with 25 points.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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