The Associated Press
Apr. 01, 2002
No games scheduled.
_ Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves, had 23 points and 22 rebounds as Minnesota beat New Jersey 86-85.
_ Paul Pierce, Celtics, scored 32 points as Boston blew out Milwaukee 110-80.
_ Ron Artest, Pacers, had 24 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and eight steals as Indiana stopped Miami 100-81.
Fresh off its worst loss of the season _ a 26-point defeat at the hands of Dallas on Friday _ Boston recorded its biggest win Sunday by routing Milwaukee 110-80.
Sacramento won its first game in Atlanta since Feb. 16, 1988, when it edged the Hawks 92-91 Sunday.
Ron Artest just missed becoming only the fifth player in NBA history to record a quadruple-double Sunday in Indiana's 100-81 victory over Miami. He had 24 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and eight steals.
Minnesota scored only nine points in the fourth quarter but still managed to beat New Jersey 86-85 Sunday. The Timberwolves' nine fourth-quarter points broke the franchise-record low of 14 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 1.
NICE JERSEY, NO SHOW
Fans at Sunday's Philadelphia-Toronto game received Speedy Claxton replica jerseys, although they didn't get to see Claxton play. He sustained a concussion Saturday against New Jersey.
Tim Duncan had 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in San Antonio's 96-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Duncan leads the NBA with 59 double-doubles while playing in all 73 Spurs games.
``He had an awesome game, a great game. One for the record books in all areas. I thought he did an excellent job of not forcing shots, and defensively, he was a bear.'' _ Indiana coach Isiah Thomas on Ron Artest's near quadruple-double against Miami on Sunday.