PHILADELPHIA – No A.I, no wins in eight games, either, for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Zach Randolph scored on a driving layup with 2.4 seconds left to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to an 81-79 win over the Allen Iverson-less Sixers on Monday night.

Randolph’s basket came after Chris Webber hit only his second 3-pointer of the season to tie the score. But it couldn’t help Philadelphia avoid its first eight-game losing streak since April 1997 – Iverson’s rookie season.

Suns 103, Magic 89

ORLANDO, Fla. – Amare Stoudemire scored 30 points and the Phoenix Suns won their 11th straight game, beating the Orlando Magic 103-89 on Monday night.

Shawn Marion scored 19 points and Steve Nash added 18 points and 15 assists for Phoenix.

Trevor Ariza had a season-high 19 points and seven rebounds for the Magic. Dwight Howard, plagued by foul problems, had four points and three rebounds in 19 minutes before fouling out.

Heat 99, Raptors 77

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade scored 37 points to lead the Heat to a 99-77 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Wade had individual runs of 11 and 10 points for the Heat.

Anthony Parker scored 18 points to lead the Raptors.

The Raptors took a 25-24 lead at the start of the second quarter on a Morris Peterson field goal. But Miami used a 18-2 run in a 3:28 span to take a 42-27 advantage it would not relinquish.

Nets 105, Grizzlies 92

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Vince Carter put on a long-range show and set a New Jersey Nets’ single-game record with nine 3-pointers in a 105-92 victory over the struggling Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

Carter finished with 37 points and Jason Kidd moved into sole possession of third place ahead of Wilt Chamberlain for career triple-doubles, registering his 79th with 12 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds.

The Nets’ also tied a franchise record with 15 3-pointers in snapping a three-game losing streak and winning for only the third time in 11 games.


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