In National Basketball Association action Wednesday night, guard Eric Snow had his first career triple-double to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies 111-107.
Snow had 22 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. The 76ers are cruising with seven straight victories since the All-Star break.
In Boston, Walter McCarty hit a three-pointer with just under 25 seconds left, to give the host Celtics a 71-69 victory over the slumping Indiana Pacers. The Pacers have lost six in a row, their longest losing streak in 10 years.
In Milwaukee, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Bucks 118-112, as point guard Stephon Marbury had 42 points, including 35 in the second half. Recently-acquired Gary Payton led Milwaukee with 26 points in the losing cause.
In Seattle, Ray Allen scored 21 points in his second home game with his new team, the Supersonics, as they downed the Atlanta Hawks 93-76. The Sonics have won three of their past four games since trading Payton, their all-time leading scorer, to Milwaukee in exchange for Allen. Both players figure to be on the next U.S. Olympic basketball team.
In other action, the New Jersey Nets crushed the visiting New York Knicks 105-76, New Orleans Hornets beat the Miami Heat 91-82 while the Chicago Bulls defeated the Toronto Raptors 103-95. The Minneapolis Timberwolves overcame the Utah Jazz 92-85, the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Denver Nuggets 94-84 and the Golden State Warriors easily handled the Los Angeles Clippers 108-94.