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NBA: Hornets,  Spurs Score Victories in Tuesday Night Action


Manu Ginobili had a season high 40 points, including 24 straight in the first half, as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Atlanta Hawks 103-96 Wednesday in National Basketball Association action.

Teammate Tim Duncan added 30 points in the win.

Elsewhere in the NBA, the New Orleans Hornets downed the New Jersey Nets 111-017. The Nets fell despite a season-high 46-point performance from Vince Carter. Carter and teammate Jason Kidd have been the subject of intense trade rumors for several days. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday.

David West scored a season-high 32 points for the Hornets, while teammate Chris Bosh added 19 points and 11 assists.

Wednesday's other NBA winners include Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Indiana, Charlotte, Houston, Phoenix, Portland and Golden State.

The Houston Rockets beat the Miami Heat 112-110, as Tracy McGrady scored 32 points. Miami star Dwayne Wade left late in the game with a shoulder injury.

LeBron James scored 29 points to lead the Cavaliers to an 86-85 win over the Toronto Raptors. The Detroit Pistons enjoyed 110-88 rout over the Orlando Magic. The Philadelphia 76ers downed the New York Knicks 104-84, led by Kyle Korver's career-high 31 points.

The Indiana Pacers prevailed in a 136-102 double-overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Charlotte rookie Adam Morrison scored all 26 of his points in the second half to lead the Bobcats to a 100-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Phoenix Suns downed the Boston Celtics 118-108. It was the Celtics' 20th loss in 21 games. The Portland Trail Blazers edged the Los Angeles Lakers 112-108, and the Golden State Warriors posted a 118-115 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies, who lost despite a franchise record 45 points from Mike Miller.

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

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