Heat 116, New York 110, OT
Heat 116, New York 110, OT
NEW YORK -- Dwyane Wade scored 30 points with six assists and six rebounds, Damon Jones scored a season-high 24 and Shaquille O'Neal had 16 points and 13 rebounds as Miami won its fourth straight. Stephon Marbury led a fourth-quarter comeback and scored 36 points for the Knicks, who lost for the 17th time in their past 20 games. Displaying the one quality -- a refusal to quit -- that team president Isiah Thomas considered praiseworthy after a 1-5 road trip, the Knicks rallied behind Marbury with a 13-2 run in the final 3:53 of regulation. But New York never led in the overtime period, and Wade's pretty drive around Marbury gave Miami a 105-99 lead.
Wizards 95, Spurs 87
WASHINGTON -- Antawn Jamison had a season-high 35 points and 11 rebounds, Gilbert Arenas scored 24, and the Washington Wizards took advantage of Tim Duncan's absence Wednesday night in a 95-87 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Without Duncan, the Wizards' All-Stars outnumbered the Spurs' All-Stars two-to-one, and they were the difference. Arenas spurred a 16-2 run in the second quarter and Jamison scored 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting in the fourth quarter. The Wizards won their third straight and avenged a 101-73 loss at San Antonio three weeks ago. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Spurs. The Spurs played their second straight game without Duncan, who is out with a sprained right ankle but might return for Friday's game at New Jersey. All-Star Manu Ginobili couldn't make up the slack, scoring 15 points on 6-for-15 shooting. Tony Parker scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to keep the Spurs in the game. Malik Rose, starting in Duncan's spot, matched his season-high with 19 points.
Pacers 94, Bobcats 87
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jermaine O'Neal had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Stephen Jackson scored 22 for Indiana. Fred Jones had 12 points for the Pacers, who shot 49 percent from the field and won for just the fourth time in 11 games. The Pacers swept the three-game season series against the Bobcats. Melvin Ely, who was starting his fifth straight game in place of injured rookie Emeka Okafor, led Charlotte with 20 points and 17 rebounds. Primoz Brezec added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who dropped their fourth game in a row.
Bucks 110, Raptors 107
TORONTO -- Michael Redd had 29 points, leading Milwaukee over the troubled Raptors. Before the game, Toronto point guard Rafer Alston said he wanted an apology after being benched for much of Tuesday's loss to Cleveland and that he's not sure he wants to stay with the Raptors. Alston was at his best in the first half against Milwaukee, scoring 16 points with seven assists. But he went 0-for-5 from the field in the second half and finished with 12 assists. Jalen Rose had 26 points but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have sent the game to overtime. The Raptors have lost three straight.
Grizzlies 98, 76ers 95
PHILADELPHIA -- Dahntay Jones scored a career-high 23 points and Stromile Swift added 17 to lead Memphis. Allen Iverson, the league's leading scorer, had 16 of his 38 points from the free throw line and 10 assists after missing Monday's game against New Jersey with flu-like symptoms. Kyle Korver sank four 3-pointers and scored 13 points. The Grizzlies trailed by five late in the fourth, but rallied to take a 96-95 lead on a couple of Shane Battier free throws. Jason Williams hit two more free throws for the needed cushion.
Lakers 104, Nets 103, OT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lamar Odom had 16 points, matched a career-best with 19 rebounds and set up a go-ahead 3-pointer by Caron Butler with 1:54 to go in overtime to lead Los Angeles. The Lakers rallied from a 10-point deficit with 4:44 to play in regulation to snap three-game losing streak and end the Nets' season-high five-game winning streak at home. Jumaine Jones had 20 points, Butler 19, Luke Walton 17 and Chucky Atkins 14, including a long 3-pointer that tied the game at 92 with 12.1 seconds to play in regulation. The win was Los Angeles' third in nine games. Vince Carter, who had consecutive 40-point games, finished with 27 points on 9-for-23 shooting. Kidd had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.
Timberwolves 98, Nuggets 92
MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Griffin had 10 points, three rebounds and two blocks in the final 10 minutes of the game to help Minnesota snap a six-game losing streak. Kevin Garnett led Minnesota with 24 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. The Nuggets led 82-77 with just under 6 minutes to play after Andre Miller hit a jumper. But Wally Szczerbiak responded with a jumper of his own and a three-point play, and Griffin backed down Nene for an easy bucket to tie the game at 82 less than 2 minutes later. Carmelo Anthony wore his shorts right from the get-go and scored 21 points to lead the Nuggets and Earl Boykins added 19.
Rockets 105, Bulls 92
HOUSTON -- Tracy McGrady scored 24 points and Yao Ming added 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Houston to its season-high fifth straight win. McGrady was just 7-of-17 from the field, but was 9-of-12 from the line and had nine assists. David Wesley scored 13, Juwan Howard had 12 and Bob Sura added 10 as the Rockets reach 100 points for the fourth straight game. Chicago, which lost its fourth straight to Houston, got 16 points from Kirk Hinrich and Tyson Chandler added 12 points and had 20 rebounds. A night after scoring 30 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a win over Dallas, Luol Deng managed just seven points and three boards.
Celtics 94, Clippers 89
BOSTON -- Paul Pierce had 25 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to lift the Celtics over the Los Angeles Clippers. After falling behind 79-65 early in the fourth quarter, the Celtics scored 16 straight points to take their first lead of the game on Raef LaFrentz's 3-pointer with 6:19 remaining. Mark Blount added 17 points and eight rebounds and LaFrentz had 16 points for the Celtics. Elton Brand had 30 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who have dropped three straight and nine of 10 on the road.