NBA: Phoenix 117, Denver 103

PHOENIX, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Channing Frye pumped in 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting Sunday and the Phoenix Suns put the heat on Denver 117-103.

NBA: New York 98, Phoenix 96 (OT)

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony supplied 29 points with 16 rebounds Monday and the New York Knicks overcame a blown lead to get past Phoenix 98-96 in overtime.

NBA: Boston 99, Toronto 95

TORONTO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Leandro Barbosa put Boston in front for good during an 8-0 fourth-quarter run Wednesday that rallied the Celtics to a 99-95 win over Toronto.

NBA: Boston 106, Los Angeles Clippers 104

BOSTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce connected on a 3-pointer to seal Boston's victory Sunday, finishing with 22 points in the Celtics' 106-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: Boston 97, Orlando 84

BOSTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Jeff Green highlighted a strong bench performance with 17 points Friday, boosting Boston past Orlando 97-84 in the Magic's eighth straight loss.

NBA: Boston 98, Utah 93

BOSTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett combined for five free throws in the final 68 seconds Wednesday, lifting Boston to a 98-93 victory over Utah.

NBA: Indiana 103, Toronto 98

INDIANAPOLIS, April 9 (UPI) -- Indiana's George Hill and Danny Granger scored 18 points apiece Monday and the Pacers strengthened their playoff positioning with a 103-98 win over Toronto.

NBA: Indiana 112, New York 104

INDIANAPOLIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Danny Granger scored 11 points during a 22-4 Indiana run to open the fourth quarter Tuesday, boosting the Pacers to a 112-104 victory over New York.

NBA: Indiana 102, Los Angeles Clippers 89

INDIANAPOLIS, March 20 (UPI) -- Danny Granger scored 25 points and Tyler Hansbrough added 17 off the bench Tuesday in the Indiana Pacers' 102-89 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: Toronto 96, Cleveland 88

CLEVELAND, March 13 (UPI) -- Jerryd Bayless pumped in 20 points and distributed seven assists Tuesday, helping Toronto break a two-game losing streak with a 96-88 victory over Cleveland.

NBA: Toronto 83, Golden State 75

TORONTO, March 4 (UPI) -- DeMar DeRozan tallied eight of his 25 points during a big third quarter Sunday that carried the Toronto Raptors past Golden State 83-75.

NBA: Toronto 95, New Orleans 84

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Linas Kleiza and Leandro Barbosa teamed for 36 bench points Wednesday and sparked a big fourth quarter that rallied Toronto to a 95-84 win over New Orleans.

NBA: Toronto 103, Detroit 93

TORONTO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- DeMar DeRozan paced a hot Toronto shooting effort Wednesday and the Raptors opened a large fourth-quarter lead before holding on against Detroit 103-93.

NBA: Toronto 106, Washington 89

TORONTO, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Leandro Barbosa helped Toronto fight off a Washington comeback bid Friday and paced the Raptors to a 106-89 win over the Wizards.

NBA: Denver 96, Toronto 81

DENVER, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Rudy Fernandez was one of three Denver players to reach the 20-point mark Friday and the Nuggets dominated early in defeating Toronto 96-81.
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Leandro Barbosa
Phoenix Suns' Leandro Barbosa, of Spain, (L) takes an off balance shot against Seattle SuperSonics' Earl during the first half at the Key Arena in Seattle on March 19, 2008. Barbosa scored 19 points and hauled down five rebounds in the Suns 110-98 win over the SuperSonics. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

Leandro Mateus Barbosa (born November 28, 1982 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian professional basketball player, who plays at the guard position with the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association. In Brazil he is nicknamed "Leandrinho" (Little Leandro), and in the USA he is nicknamed "The Brazilian Blur", referring to the fact that he is one of the fastest players in the NBA.

Barbosa started his career at Palmeiras when he was 17. He played on Paulista (São Paulo's) Championship under the command of Lula Ferreira, the future Brazil national team coach.

At 19, he played on the principal team of Palmeiras on Paulista (São Paulo's) Championship. He averaged 14.2 points per game. After that he was traded to Tilibra/Bauru on January 2001.

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