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Knicks trounce Pistons

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Associated Press / January 14, 2008

The end of the Detroit Pistons' road trip was almost the worst night in their history.

Zach Randolph had 25 points and eight rebounds, and the New York Knicks rolled to an 89-65 victory over the weary Pistons last night.

With the Pistons playing the finale of four-game, five-night road trip and coming off a 103-100 overtime victory in Charlotte Saturday, the Knicks rolled to their most lopsided victory of the season despite being without guard Stephon Marbury (sore left ankle).

Detroit needed a 3-point play by Amir Johnson to avoid finishing with the lowest point total in franchise history.

Richard Hamilton was 1 of 7 shooting and was held to a season-low 3 points, Tayshaun Prince missed all 10 shots and was scoreless, and Rasheed Wallace had 6 points on 3-of-9 shooting.

Hawks 105, Bulls 84 - Joe Johnson scored 37 points, including 25 in the first half, as host Atlanta beat shorthanded Chicago to end a 12-game losing streak in the series.

The Bulls played without rookie Joakim Noah, who was benched for the game in a unanimous vote by Chicago's players.

Noah had a confrontation with assistant Ron Adams in practice before Friday's game at Philadelphia. He was inactive for that game for what the team called internal discipline; the players told interim coach Jim Boylan after that game they felt one game was not enough.

"They just told me what I did was unacceptable and I'm just going to move on from here," Noah said. "I've just got to accept it. What do you want me to say? I've just got to move on."

Raptors 116, Trail Blazers 109 - Chris Bosh had 38 points and 14 rebounds in 55 minutes as host Toronto beat Portland in double overtime to hand the Trail Blazers their second loss in 19 games.

Bosh, who scored 6 points in the second overtime to lead Toronto to its third straight victory, had 40 points in Friday's win at New York and has scored 20 or more in each of his last six games.

Portland's Brandon Roy, who had his playing time limited the past two games because of a sore right knee and a bruised tailbone, had a career-high 33 points and 10 assists and made a 3-pointer with two seconds left in the first overtime to tie the game at 104.

Lakers 100, Grizzlies 99 - Kobe Bryant scored 37 points and Kwame Brown made a foul shot with 9.2 seconds remaining as host Los Angeles won its sixth straight, although it might have lost center Andrew Bynum to a knee injury.

Bynum was helped off the court with a sprained left knee in the third quarter after coming down on teammate Lamar Odom's left foot. Team spokesman John Black said X-rays were negative, but an MRI would be taken today.

Warriors 106, Pacers 101 - Baron Davis scored 27 points and Monta Ellis scored 9 of his 29 points during a fourth-quarter comeback, and former Warrior Mike Dunleavy missed a key free throw for visiting Indiana in the final seconds.

Hornets 87, Rockets 82 - Chris Paul had 19 points and 11 assists and made four free throws in the final 15 seconds to lift New Orleans to its seventh straight road win.

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