Nets 107, Pistons 85
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Vince Carter had his best game since joining the New Jersey Nets, scoring 41 points and leading a second-half surge that snapped Detroit's five-game winning streak. Carter, who finished 10 points shy of his career high, scored 20 points during a 29-9 run in the third and fourth quarters that turned a 63-61 edge into a 92-70 lead. Carter's points were a season high, surpassing the 33 he scored Jan. 19 in a victory over Milwaukee that came 33 days after the Nets acquired him from Toronto. Jason Kidd added 12 points and 14 assists, surpassing Kenny Anderson as the franchise assists leader with 2,364. Kidd also passed Bob Cousy (6,955) for 12th on the NBA list. Tayshaun Prince had 17 points for the Pistons.
Wizards 112, Bucks 94
WASHINGTON -- A night after watching his team blow a big lead after he was ejected, Gilbert Arenas had 31 points, nine assists and six rebounds to help Washington snap a four-game losing streak. On Friday night in Toronto, the Wizards blew a 22-point lead in a 103-100 loss. They had a 15-point lead late in the third quarter when Arenas was ejected. Etan Thomas scored 16 of his career-high 23 points in the second half for the Wizards. Michael Redd had 26 points for Milwaukee.
Pacers 84, Hawks 79
ATLANTA -- Jermaine O'Neal scored 38 points to lead Indiana to its second straight victory after a six-game losing streak. O'Neal capped his night with two clinching free throws with 3.3 seconds remaining. Anthony Johnson's putback with 5:19 remaining capped a 24-9 run for Indiana, which beat Dallas 95-94 at home Friday night to end its longest losing streak in two years. Antoine Walker and Al Harrington each scored 26 points for the Hawks.
Heat 108, Bulls 97
MIAMI -- Shaquille O'Neal had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade scored 25 points to lead Miami to its fifth victory in six games. Reserve Michael Doleac added a season-high 16 points. Ben Gordon led Chicago with 25 points, and Luol Deng added 18.