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Former King shoots lights out for Hornets

NEW ORLEANS -- Bobby Jackson and Peja Stojakovic laughed together on the sideline, reminiscing about their days with high-scoring Sacramento Kings squads earlier this decade.

Nice memories, conjured up by the way they shot the ball for the New Orleans Hornets before a frenzied home crowd on Friday night.

Jackson hit a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, helping the Hornets roll to a 114-88 victory over the hapless Miami Heat.

"It felt good. It felt like those Sacramento days," Jackson said.

Jackson, who made all nine of his shots, became the first Hornets player ever to make seven 3-pointers without missing one.

That also tied Jackson for third in NBA history for most 3s in a game without a miss, two shy of Latrell Sprewell's record.

"I felt like I was going to make every shot," Jackson said. "The basket feels real big when you have that type of confidence and this game is all about confidence."

New Orleans (24-12), off to the best 36-game start in team history, made 13 3-pointers and shot 61 percent overall in winning for the ninth time in 11 games.

Miami (8-28), led by Mark Blount's 27 points, is still trying to end a losing skid that has reached 10 games.

LAKERS 110, BUCKS 105, at Los Angeles -- Kobe Bryant scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter despite an upper respiratory viral infection to help Los Angeles beat Milwaukee and earn its season-high fifth consecutive win. Bryant needs one trey to reach 1,000 for his career.

ROCKETS 113, TIMBERWOLVES 82, at Houston -- Rookie Carl Landry had 15 points and 11 rebounds, both career highs, as Houston beat Minnesota to win for the seventh time in the nine games All-Star Tracy McGrady has missed with a knee injury.

NUGGETS 113, MAGIC 103, at Denver -- Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, and Anthony Carter had 14 of his career high-tying 21 in the fourth quarter, lifting Denver over Orlando. The Nuggets have won five in a row over the Magic at home.

CAVALIERS 113, BOBCATS 106 (2OT), at Cleveland -- LeBron James scored eight of his 31 points in the second overtime, and pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds to lead Cleveland past Charlotte.

MAVERICKS 90, SUPERSONICS 70, at Seattle -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points in just three quarters, and Dallas overcame some early shooting woes to beat hapless Seattle for its season-best sixth win in a row.

CELTICS 86, NETS 77, at East Rutherford, N.J. -- Kevin Garnett had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Boston (30-4) matched the 1959-60 champion Celtics for the best start in franchise history by defeating New Jersey. RAPTORS 99, KNICKS 90, at New York -- Chris Bosh had 40 points and 11 rebounds, and Toronto rolled past New York, which benched starting forward Zach Randolph for the final 31-plus minutes after appearing to have a dispute with coach Isiah Thomas.

WIZARDS 102, HAWKS 98 (OT), at Atlanta -- Antawn Jamison scored 22 points to lead Washington past Atlanta, which got 35 points from Josh Smith but couldn't overcome a 12-of-22 showing at the foul line.

BULLS 100, 76ERS 97, at Philadelphia -- Andres Nocioni scored 26 points to help Chicago hand Philadelphia its season-high sixth consecutive loss.

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