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NBA roundup: Spurs pummel sliding Hornets

Tony Parker scored 19 points, and the host San Antonio Spurs beat the sliding New Orleans Hornets for the second time in a week, 109-84 on Sunday night.

Matt Bonner added 14 points, hitting four of five 3-point attempts, and the Spurs improved their NBA-best record to 17-3 and matched their best start through 20 games since the 2007-08 season.

Chris Paul had 16 points for the Hornets, who have lost four of five and were blown out from the start. They trailed by 38 and lately look nothing like the team that opened 8-0.

But this pummeling will likely be overshadowed by news Sunday that Hornets owner George Shinn has agreed to sell the club to the NBA. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press the deal could be completed within days.

KNICKS 116, RAPTORS 99 -- Amare Stoudemire had 31 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, Wilson Chandler added 21 points and visiting New York extended its road winning streak to seven.

Landry Fields had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Raymond Felton had 18 points for the Knicks, who matched their longest road winning streak since a seven-game run between Dec. 27, 1994, and Jan. 22, 1995.

NUGGETS 108, GRIZZLIES 107 -- Nene scored 27 points, Arron Afflalo added 25 and host Denver held off Memphis to give coach George Karl his 999th NBA victory.

CELTICS 100, NETS 75 -- Nate Robinson scored 21 points starting in place of an injured Rajon Rondo, leading visiting Boston to its seventh straight victory.

SUNS 125, WIZARDS 108 -- Steve Nash was 8 of 8 from the field, made all four of his foul shots, scored 20 points and had a season-high 17 assists to help Phoenix keep Washington winless on the road this season.

THUNDER 114, WARRIORS 109 -- Kevin Durant scored 28 points in his first in his first game back from a knee injury, and Russell Westbrook added 19 points and 13 assists for host Oklahoma City.

PISTONS 102, CAVALIERS 92 -- Richard Hamilton scored 27 points and Rodney Stuckey added 24 points and 11 assists to help host Detroit beat Cleveland.

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