Carter’s fadeway 3 sinks host Raptors

first_img Chris Bosh had 27 points for the Raptors, who won their previous five games. New Jersey’s Richard Jefferson played only 2 minutes because of back spasms. Toronto’s Morris Peterson was ejected for slapping Carter in the face. Peterson got a technical for arguing a no-call late in the first half. About a minute later, Carter playfully slapped his ex-teammate in the face. Peterson, clearly annoyed, then slapped Carter. Vince Carter made a fadeaway 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left and finished with 42 points against his former team Sunday, leading New Jersey past the host Toronto Raptors 105-104 for the Nets’ 10th straight victory. Carter scored 24 points in the fourth quarter and was booed when he touched the ball, but he silenced the crowd with his spectacular winning shot. After Toronto’s Jose Calderon missed his second free throw, Carter hit a 3-pointer from about 4 feet beyond the arc. Jason Kidd added 22 points and 15 assists for the Nets, who are on their longest winning streak since a franchise-record 14-game run from Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 2004. Heat 118, Trail Blazers 89 : Dwyane Wade scored 31 points, and Jason Williams added 20 to lead visiting Miami. The pair sat out the Heat’s 111-93 loss at Phoenix on Friday with injuries. Wade had a bruised left shin, while Williams suffered from right knee tendinitis. Ruben Patterson scored 16 points for the Blazers, who have lost six straight. Pacers 108, Kings 83 : Stephen Jackson scored 17 of his 31 points while hitting five 3-pointers in the third quarter, and Jermaine O’Neal had 12 points and eight rebounds in his return to Indiana’s lineup to lead the visiting Pacers. Kenny Thomas had 21 points for the injury-depleted Kings. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Knicks 120, SuperSonics 116 : Stephon Marbury had 23 points and 15 assists, the final one setting up rookie David Lee for the tiebreaking basket with 21 seconds left, and host New York beat Seattle for its season-high third straight win. Maurice Taylor also scored 23 points, and Eddy Curry added 22 for the Knicks, who erased a 12-point first-half deficit. Seattle had a chance to tie, but Luke Ridnour missed two free throws with 9.8 seconds left. Nuggets 92, Rockets 90 : Long after Houston star Tracy McGrady was removed from the floor on a stretcher and taken to a hospital because of back spasms, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony hit a baseline jumper with a second left to give the visiting Nuggets a victory over the already injury-depleted Rockets. McGrady missed a long jumper in the final seconds of the first half, then crumpled to the floor, grabbing his back and screaming in pain as the buzzer sounded. He had missed eight games earlier this season with back spasms and the Rockets lost them all. last_img

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