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Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards Win Big in NBA Action - 2003-11-16


New Jersey's Kenyon Martin came alive in the second half as the Nets rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks in Saturday's National Basketball Association action.

Martin scored 11 of his 23 points in the third quarter, and added 14 rebounds in New Jersey's 100-85 victory in Atlanta, which overcame a seven-point lead.

Cleveland's Zydrunas Ilgauskas and star rookie LeBron James led the Cavaliers to a 91-88 overtime victory against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.

The 2.2 meter tall Ilgauskas had 28 points, eight rebounds and a career-high seven assists. James blocked a shot by the 76ers in the closing seconds of overtime, and contributed 22 points, eight assists and five rebounds for the night.

The Indiana Pacers scored with three seconds to go in regulation time to edge the New York Knicks 95-94. Jermaine O'Neal hit the winning basket.

Orlando was anything but Magic, losing their ninth straight game to the surging Los Angeles Clippers 95-92.

The Clippers have won four games in a row after losing their first two games of the season to Seattle in Japan. Orlando is off to its worst season start in its 15-year history.

Meanwhile, host Memphis Grizzlies scored seven points in overtime to beat the Dallas Mavericks 108-101.

Mike Miller led Memphis with 22 points, including six in the five-minute extra session. The Grizzlies have won three consecutive games

In other NBA action Saturday, the Washington Wizards rolled to an impressive 95-71 rout of the defending champion San Antonio Spurs.

The Seattle SuperSonics won their third straight game on the road with a 98-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls. The Detroit Pistons snapped a three-game skid, defeating the Phoenix Suns 100-91. The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Utah Jazz 100-95. The New Orleans Hornets trounced the Oregon Trail Blazers 101-79.

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