In other games:
* At East Rutherford, N.J., Nenad Krstic had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead New Jersey over Phoenix, 110-72. It was the Nets' ninth straight win.
* At Salt Lake City, Deron Williams had 20 points to lead Utah over New Orleans, 104-80.
* At Oakland, Calif., Gilbert Arenas had 40 points and 10 assists as Washington defeated Golden State, 116-98.
* Orlando extended the contracts of second-year players Jameer Nelson (Chester High, Saint Joseph's) and Dwight Howard through the 2007-08 season.
* The man accused of sparking the brawl between players and fans at The Palace of Auburn Hills in 2004 was convicted of assault for punching Ron Artest, who played with the Pacers at the time. John Green was the last person with a case pending after the brawl. He faces up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for May 1.
* Sacramento forward Bonzi Wells was fined $5,000 by the NBA for punching a ball into the locker-room tunnel during a loss to Golden State on Sunday.
* Golden State forward Chris Taft will undergo surgery to fix a herniated disc in his back, ending his rookie season. *