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NBA: Detroit Pistons Beat New York Knicks


In National Basketball Association action Wednesday, Chauncey Billups hit two free throws with less than three seconds left in regulation as the Detroit Pistons beat the New York Knicks, 94-93. Richard Hamilton led Detroit with 29 points.

In New Orleans, the host Hornets won for just the second time in 21 games this season, surprising the Golden State Warriors, 98-89. Dan Dickau scored a career-high 23 points for New Orleans.

Eddy Curry had 20 points and Kirk Hinrich and Ben Gordon had 15 each to lead the Chicago Bulls over the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-88.

China's Yao Ming had 23 points to lift the Houston Rockets to a 92-69 rout of the Atlanta Hawks. Tracy McGrady added 25 points for the Rockets.

Tim Duncan had 24 points and 14 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Orlando Magic, 94-91.

In Boston, Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning shot with less than four seconds left in regulation as the Denver Nuggets upended the host Celtics, 100-99. Anthony had 25 points and 10 rebounds for Denver.

The Cleveland Cavaliers won their ninth straight at home, routing the Portland Trail Blazers, 112-88. LeBron James led Cleveland with 25 points.

The Miami Heat won their sixth in a row, downing the Washington Wizards, 98-93. Dwyane Wade had 29 points and nine assists for the Heat.

Chris Bosh had a season-high 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 96-90.

The Phoenix Suns made it 19 wins out of 22 games this season, defeating the Utah Jazz, 108-86. Joe Johnson had a season-high 30 points for the Suns.