Surging Bobcats rout Heat, 104-65
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stephen Jackson scored 24 points, Gerald Wallace added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats completed a 6-0 homestand with their most lopsided victory in team history, 104-65, over the listless Miami Heat last night.
"I looked at the schedule when Stephen said I'll take 5-1," Bobcats coach Larry Brown said of Jackson's stated goal for the homestand. "I would have kissed him on the lips for 5-1."
Shutting down a frustrated Dwyane Wade (16 points), the Bobcats (21-19) improved to an NBA-best 9-1 since the start of the new year with ease.
MAGIC 109, PACERS 98
Dwight Howard had 32 points and 11 rebounds, helping host Orlando beat Indiana to end a three-game losing streak.
TRAIL BLAZERS 98, 76ERS 90
Andre Miller scored 24 points, lifting visiting Portland, which played the second half without Brandon Roy (strained right hamstring).
HAWKS 108, KINGS 97
Jamal Crawford's 20 points helped host Atlanta's backups outscore the Sacramento reserves, 45-30, en route to victory.
MAVERICKS 94, WIZARDS 93
Shawn Marion blocked Caron Butler's jump shot with 1.9 seconds to play, helping visiting Dallas beat Washington.
PISTONS 92, CELTICS 86
Rodney Stuckey scored 27 points and host Detroit handed Boston its second three-game losing streak in less than a month.
THUNDER 94, TIMBERWOLVES 92
Kevin Durant had 31 points as host Oklahoma City eclipsed its win total from all of last season with its 25th victory.
BUCKS 113, RAPTORS 107
Andrew Bogut scored 27 points and host Milwaukee held off Toronto, which got a career-high 44 points from Chris Bosh.
HORNETS 113, GRIZZLIES 111
James Posey's driving layup with 1.1 seconds left lifted host New Orleans over Memphis, which took a 99-89 lead with 5:33 left.
SUNS 118, NETS 94
Jason Richardson scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter as host Phoenix dropped New Jersey to 0-17 against the West.
JAZZ 105, SPURS 98
Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and visiting Utah beat San Antonio for the fourth time this season.
CLIPPERS 104, BULLS 97
Baron Davis scored 11 of his 23 points in the final 3:52, and Marcus Camby had 25 rebounds as host Los Angeles held off Chicago.
NUGGETS 123, WARRIORS 118
Chauncey Billups matched his career high with 37 points, including 10 in overtime, as visiting Denver beat Golden State for its fourth straight victory.