NBA ROUNDUP Wednesday's games
Rockets 118, 76ers 95
PHILADELPHIA -- Tracy McGrady outperformed the NBA's leading scorer, and Houston knocked Philadelphia out of first place in the Atlantic Division. McGrady made five 3-pointers and had 34 points and nine assists for the Rockets. Juwan Howard added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets,
Raptors 98, Pacers 97
INDIANAPOLIS -- Chris Bosh had 25 points and 15 rebounds, and Jalen Rose hit two free throws with less than a second to go for Toronto. Indiana blew a 19-point lead in the third quarter en route to its sixth straight loss. Rose finished with 22 points, and Milt Palacio added 13 for the Raptors.
Celtics 110, Nets 89
BOSTON -- Paul Pierce had 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his fifth career triple-double, and Raef LaFrentz added 21 points and eight rebounds for Boston. Pierce had 14 points and four assists in the third quarter. Pistons 99, Hawks 84
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Chauncey Billups scored 27 points, and Richard Hamilton had 21 to help Detroit win its fifth straight game. Tayshaun Prince added 17 points, Antonio McDyess had 12 and Ben Wallace finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons. Suns 108, Timberwolves 79
MINNEAPOLIS -- Amare Stoudemire scored 23 points to help Phoenix hand Minnesota its fourth-largest home loss in franchise history. Shawn Marion had 19 points, Quentin Richardson added 17, and Steve Nash had 15 points and 11 assists for Phoenix, 5-1 on its a six-game trip. Wally Szczerbiak scored 16 points for Minnesota. Kevin Garnett scored a season-low 12 points and had 13 rebounds.
Mavericks 90, Hornets 82
NEW ORLEANS -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points on an off-shooting night, and Jerry Stackhouse added 19 points to lead Dallas. Dan Dickau led the Hornets with 18 points.