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Shorthanded Jazz topple hot Pistons

Andrei Kirilenko had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists, and the shorthanded Utah Jazz ended Detroit's six-game winning streak by upsetting the Pistons, 92-78, last night in Salt Lake City.

Kirilenko also had four blocks and Mehmet Okur finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds against his former team.

Already depleted by injuries and illness, Utah lost center Greg Ostertag 2:07 into the game with a sore knee. The remaining 10 members of the Jazz -- actually nine because rookie C.J. Miles didn't play -- became just the third team to beat the Pistons this season.

Detroit shot only 9 for 32 from the field in the second half and gave Utah two baskets on goaltending calls in the fourth quarter, when the Jazz outscored the Pistons, 29-12.

Lakers 109, Mavericks 106 -- Kobe Bryant swished a shot with 34.9 seconds left that was spectacular even by his standards -- about a 30-footer falling away with a hand in his face and the shot clock expiring -- to send LA past host Dallas.

Bryant scored 43 points, including a 3-pointer that tied it at 97 and his amazing 3 that put the Lakers ahead, 104-102.

DeSagana Diop had a chance to tie it for Dallas after that, but missed his second foul shot. Los Angeles stretched the lead to 4 on a free throw by Bryant and a pair by Luke Walton, who had rebounded Bryant's missed second free throw.

A 3-pointer by Devin Harris got the Mavericks back within 1 with 8.5 seconds left, but Smush Parker made two free throws to give the Lakers the winning margin.

76ers 90, Timberwolves 89 -- Chris Webber had 27 points and 21 rebounds, and Allen Iverson added 19 points and 10 assists to help host Philadelphia win its third straight game and end Minnesota's five-game winning streak.

After the Sixers wasted a 10-point lead in the final 4 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter, Webber scored the go-ahead basket in overtime and made a key block on Kevin Garnett that denied the tying field goal.

Hornets 91, Suns 87 -- In Oklahoma City, J.R. Smith scored a season-high 26 points, including four free throws in the last 17.6 seconds, and New Orleans held off Phoenix to snap a five-game losing streak.

Bucks 112, Knicks 92 -- Reserve Dan Gadzuric scored a season-high 18 points, and Milwaukee beat the Knicks at Madison Square Garden for the Bucks' third straight victory.

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