Jackson moves past Riley in Laker wins
LOS ANGELES — Andrew Bynum had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Lamar Odom scored 19 points and Phil Jackson became the winningest coach in Lakers history after Los Angeles' 99-97 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats last night.
Pau Gasol and Ron Artest added 14 points apiece for the Lakers, who got a season-low five points from Kobe Bryant, who appeared to injure his left foot in the second quarter and sat out the fourth period.
Stephen Jackson scored 30 points for the Bobcats, who played without injured All-Star Gerald Wallace.
Jackson passed Pat Riley with his 534th win with the Lakers. The Hall of Famer won 545 games and six titles in nine seasons with the Chicago Bulls before winning four more rings in his first nine seasons with the Lakers, rising to fifth on the NBA's career coaching victories list by passing Charlotte's Larry Brown earlier this season.
SUNS 109, NUGGETS 97
Amare Stoudemire scored 20 points to lead visiting Phoenix over Denver, playing without Carmelo Anthony (sprained left ankle) for the sixth straight game.
RAPTORS 108, NETS 99
Chris Bosh scored 20 points as host Toronto won for the fifth time in six games, while handing New Jersey its fourth straight loss.
HAWKS 103, CLIPPERS 97
Joe Johnson scored 34 points and host Atlanta rallied from a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat Los Angeles.
KNICKS 107, WIZARDS 85
Nate Robinson scored 23 to lead three teammates in double figures as host New York beat Washington to snap a three-game slide.
76ERS 106, BULLS 103
Elton Brand scored 26 points, and Samuel Dalembert's jumper broke a 94-all tie in OT and host Philadelphia never trailed again.
THUNDER 103, HORNETS 99
Kevin Durant scored 30 and Russell Westbrook's jumper with 13.7 seconds left gave visiting Oklahoma City the lead for good at 99-97.
CELTICS 107, HEAT 102
Rajon Rondo had 22 points and 14 assists, and hit 3-pointer to make it 60-58 early in the third quarter and host Boston never trailed again.
MAVERICKS 110, WARRIORS 101
Jason Terry scored 21 points as host Dallas beat Golden State, which got 46 points from Monta Ellis but lost its seventh straight.
JAZZ 118, TRAIL BLAZERS 105
Deron Williams had 13 points and 13 assists to help host Utah win its seventh straight, beating Portland for the third time this season.
SPURS 115, KINGS 113
George Hill had 23 points, including two free throws for a 115-110 lead with 4.1 seconds left, as visiting San Antonio held off Sacramento.
OVER AND BACK
Obituary: Dick McGuire, part of a basketball Hall of Fame family and longtime member of the New York Knicks organization, died yesterday at Huntington Hospital in Long Island of natural causes. He was 84.