Dallas' Nash Injured in Loss to the Wizards

From Associated Press

The Washington Wizards beat Dallas at its own game, mainly because the Mavericks couldn't keep up without point guard Steve Nash.

Gilbert Arenas had 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Wizards capitalized on a shoulder injury to Nash in a 100-90 victory Wednesday.

"We wanted to show the NBA that we can be as up-tempo, athletic and aggressive as the Dallas Mavericks," Wizard Coach Eddie Jordan said. Nash played only seven minutes, contributing two points and two assists before leaving in the first quarter because of a strained left shoulder. He was unsure whether the injury would prevent him from playing tonight in Toronto.

Antawn Jamison scored 21 points for the Mavericks, whose three-game winning streak ended. Dirk Nowitzki had only nine points on one-for-nine shooting.

The game drew 17,455, ending the Wizards' run of 83 straight sellouts -- a streak that began during the Michael Jordan era in Washington.

Sacramento 125, Minnesota 121 -- Peja Stojakovic scored 26 of his 34 points after halftime, leading the Kings to a wild overtime victory at Minneapolis.

Kevin Garnett had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota, but he missed a tying shot in the lane late in overtime.

New Orleans 106, Philadelphia 99 -- Baron Davis scored 37 points, and the Hornets used an 8-0 run midway through overtime to win at Philadelphia.

Allen Iverson had 29 points for the 76ers.

New Orleans is off to a 4-1 start under first-year Coach Tim Floyd. The Sixers are 2-3 under Randy Ayers, also in his first season.

Utah 91, Phoenix 80 -- Matt Harpring scored 21 points at Salt Lake City as the rebuilding Jazz extended its surprising start to 3-1.

It is Utah's best start since going 5-0 in 2000-01.

Shawn Marion had 20 points for the Suns, who opened 1-3 for the third season in a row and trailed by double digits much of the game.

Milwaukee 106, New York 90 -- Tim Thomas scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and Toni Kukoc had 21 as the Bucks rallied from a six-point halftime deficit at New York.

Allan Houston scored 35 points for the Knicks.

Chicago 106, Orlando 100 -- The Magic lost its fourth game in a row as Jamal Crawford led the way for the Bulls with 29 points at Orlando, Fla.

Donyell Marshall added 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Bulls ended a two-game slide.

Tracy McGrady led Orlando with 23 points.

Detroit 96, Boston 88 -- Chauncey Billups ignited a 13-2 third-quarter run and finished with 27 points to lead five Pistons in double figures in a victory at Auburn Hills, Mich.

Billups also scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, including three three-pointers.

Paul Pierce and Vin Baker had 20 points apiece for Boston.

Golden State 99, Atlanta 72 -- Jason Richardson had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his first game back from suspension, and Nick Van Exel scored 12 points in his Warrior debut at Oakland.

Richardson had been suspended by the NBA for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, and Van Exel was recovering from minor knee surgery.

Jason Terry, returning from a one-game suspension for throwing a flagrant elbow Saturday against Indiana, had 13 points for the Hawks.

Portland 93, Memphis 87 -- Zach Randolph had 20 points and 16 rebounds as the Trail Blazers led comfortably throughout in a victory at Portland.

Mike Miller had 19 points for Memphis.

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