In National Basketball Association action Wednesday, New Jersey's Vince Carter scored 32 points and Richard Jefferson added 18 to lead the Nets to their fourth straight win, 96-85 over Orlando.

New Jersey improved to 13-12 and sits a half-game behind the Atlanta Division's first-place team, Philadelphia. The 76ers beat Golden State, 111-100, behind a combined 65 points from Chris Webber and Allen Iverson. In other action, San Antonio improved to 20-6 with a 109-96 win over the New York Knicks.

Elsewhere in the NBA Wednesday, it was the....

Washington Wizards 116         Denver Nuggets 110
Toronto Raptors 94                 Houston Rockets 81
Memphis Grizzlies 89                Portland Trail Blazers 79
Minnesota Timberwolves 88      New Orleans Hornets 69
Indiana Pacers 97                    Los Angeles Clippers 75
Boston Celtics 101                   Utah Jazz 89