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NBA: Phoenix Defeats Seattle in High Scoring Game


Tuesday's action in the National Basketball Association featured a high-scoring shootout between the Phoenix Suns and the Seattle SuperSonics.

Phoenix defeated Seattle 129-120 as five Suns players scored in double figures. Raja Bell led Phoenix with 25 points, while Shawn Marion added 24 points and Tim Thomas contributed 23 points on 10-11 shooting. Seattle's Ray Allen had a game-high 33 points.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks came back from a 19-point deficit to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-87. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 30 points and 13 rebounds.

Tony Parker scored 20 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 96-81 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Brent Barry scored 16 points off the bench, including four three-point shots. The Hornets have lost seven consecutive games.

The Miami Heat notched a 121-83 blowout win over the Utah Jazz. The Heat had six players in double figures, led by Dwyane Wade's 25 points, including 19 in the first quarter. The Memphis Grizzlies dominated the Boston Celtics 93-76, as Jake Tsakalidis scored a season-high 19 points to lead the Grizzlies.

Ben Gordon scored 23 points to help the Chicago Bulls defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 95-66. Kirk Hinrich added 14 points for the Bulls, who won their second consecutive game.

The Sacramento Kings continued their resurgence with 114-98 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Mike Bibby had 29 and Ron Artest added 28 points for the Kings, and played stubborn defense against Kobe Bryant -- who still managed to score 30 points for the Lakers.

The Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-97. Toronto's Chris Bosh scored 31 points, while teammate Darrick Martin added a season high 18 points. And Antwan Jamison hit 35 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 119-114 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.
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