NBA ROUNDUP : Stockton Helps the Raptors Lose Composure and Game
John Stockton gave the Toronto Raptors a lesson in more than merely basketball Monday night.
While a lack of composure cost the Raptors three technical fouls in the last two minutes, Stockton was a study in skill and steadiness in leading the Utah Jazz to a 103-100 victory at Toronto.
Stockton, who had 29 points and 12 assists, including a key feed to Adam Keefe with five seconds remaining, said he’ll take the victory any way he can get it.
“This was an important win on the road,” Stockton said. “Hopefully, it puts us in the right frame of mind.”
Karl Malone had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz, winners for the first time on the road this season.
Willie Anderson had 22 points for the Raptors, who lost their sixth in a row after an opening night victory over New Jersey.
Dallas 94, Vancouver 89--Scott Brooks scored five of his seven points in a fourth-quarter run and Jason Kidd added 26 points as the Mavericks overcame a horrible shooting performance at Vancouver.
Dallas, which shot 27.7% from the field, was led by Jason Kidd’s 26 points and Jim Jackson’s 23. Greg Anthony scored 19 points and Byron Scott 17 for the Grizzlies, who have lost five in a row.