OKLAHOMA CITY – Jason Richardson connected on a floater from the foul line with 0.7 seconds left to complete the Suns’ rally from a 10-point deficit, and Phoenix snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder’s nine-game winning streak with a 104-102 victory Tuesday night.

Amare Stoudemire scored 30 points and Richardson had his first double-double of the season with 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns, who were down by 10 with 3½ minutes to play.

Kevin Durant scored 36 points, and Russell Westbrook had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder.

Phoenix has won nine of its last 11 games to move past the surging Thunder into fifth place in the Western Conference.


CAVALIERS 105, HORNETS 95: LeBron James had 20 points and 12 assists, and Antawn Jamison scored 18 points in his first start for Cleveland as the Cavaliers won at home and snapped a three-game losing streak.

New Orleans rookies Marcus Thornton and Darren Collison combined for 59 points, including a franchise-record 23 from Thornton in the second quarter.


TRAIL BLAZERS 102, NETS 93: Brandon Roy scored 10 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter as Portland won at East Rutherford, N.J.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 27 points and Andre Miller had 20 as the Trail Blazers overcame an ankle injury to their recently acquired center, Marcus Camby, in snapping a two-game losing streak and winning for only the sixth time in 14 games.


TIMBERWOLVES 91, HEAT 88: Kevin Love had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Minnesota won at Miami for a rare road victory.

Jonny Flynn added 16 points and three steals for the Timberwolves, who snapped a six-game losing streak and won for just the fifth time in 29 road games this season.


LAKERS 99, GRIZZLIES 98: Kobe Bryant returned to the lineup after missing five games with an ankle injury and hit a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left to lift Los Angeles at Memphis, Tenn.

Bryant led the Lakers with 32 points, including his team’s final nine points. His 3-pointer with 54 seconds left tied the game.


JAYSON WILLIAMS, a former NBA star, was sentenced to five years in prison for fatally shooting a hired limo driver in 2002, ending an eight-year legal odyssey by tearfully apologizing to the victim’s family. He will be eligible for parole in 18 months.

Williams, avoiding a retrial on a reckless manslaughter count that deadlocked the jury at his 2004 trial, pleaded guilty last month to aggravated assault in the death of Costas Christofi on Feb. 14, 2002. At the same 2004 trial, he was acquitted of aggravated manslaughter but convicted on four counts of covering up the shooting.


NETS: Starting forward Jarvis Hayes was scratched from the game against Portland with a strained left calf. Hayes was hurt Monday night.


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