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Tracy McGrady outperformed the NBA's leading scorer, and the Houston Rockets knocked the 76ers out of first place in the Atlantic Division with a 118-95 victory last night in Philadelphia.

McGrady made five 3-pointers and had 34 points and nine assists for the Rockets, who by defeating the Celtics Monday completed a sweep of the top two teams in the NBA's weakest division.

McGrady was a consistent threat on offense throughout each of the four quarters, while Allen Iverson -- leading the NBA with an average of 29 points -- had 15 of his 28 points in the first quarter but just 2 in the second quarter and 5 in the third.

Pistons 99, Hawks 84 -- Chauncey Billups scored 27 points and Richard Hamilton had 21 to help Detroit rout visiting Atlanta for its fifth straight victory.

Tayshaun Prince added 17 points, Antonio McDyess had 12, and Ben Wallace finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons.

Atlanta led for most of the first half, but the defending NBA champion Pistons scored the last 17 points to take a 49-40 lead.

Suns 108, Timberwolves 79 -- Amare Stoudemire scored 23 points to lead six Phoenix players in double-digit scoring at Minneapolis.

Shawn Marion had 19 points, Quentin Richardson added 17, and Steve Nash had 15 points and 11 assists to help the Suns finish 5-1 on their six-game trip.

Kings 111, Warriors 107 -- Brad Miller scored 4 of his career-high 38 points in the final 10.8 seconds of overtime and Sacramento overcame the absence of three injured starters to win at Oakland, Calif.

Mike Bibby had 17 points, 11 assists, and 9 rebounds as the Kings' two remaining stars and their reserves hung on through a thrilling fourth quarter and overtime without Chris Webber, Peja Stojakovic, and Cuttino Mobley.

Mavericks 90, Hornets 82 -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points on an off shooting night (7 for 21) and Jerry Stackhouse added 19 to lead Dallas at New Orleans.

Raptors 98, Pacers 97 -- Chris Bosh had 25 points and 15 rebounds, and Jalen Rose hit two free throws with less than a second to go, lifting visiting Toronto.

Trail Blazers 97, Nuggets 94 -- Nick Van Exel scored 26 points to help host Portland snap Denver's three-game winning streak under new coach George Karl.

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