NBA ROUNDUP | Wednesday's other games
Suns 112, Knicks 107
NEW YORK -- Amare Stoudemire scored 26 of his 30 points in Phoenix's big second half, and the Suns have won 15 straight for the second time this season. Steve Nash finished with 21 points and 14 assists as the Suns scored 63 points in the second half. Shawn Marion added 18 points, Leandro Barbosa had 15, and Stoudemire grabbed 11 rebounds. Jamal Crawford scored 29 points, 23 in the fourth quarter in an attempt to keep New York close. Eddy Curry added 25 points for the Knicks, but only four in the final 33-plus minutes. He also left with an injury in the final quarter of New York's second straight loss.
Hawks 82, Celtics 76
BOSTON -- Joe Johnson and Josh Smith each scored 21 points as Atlanta handed Boston its ninth straight loss. The Celtics have dropped 16 of their last 18 and have the fewest wins in the Eastern Conference at 12. Zaza Pachulia added 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench for Atlanta. Boston, already without leading scorers Paul Pierce and Wally Szczerbiak, also lost Al Jefferson due to an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.
Pacers 96, Heat 94
INDIANAPOLIS -- Danny Granger scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as Indiana rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit. The Pacers' victory spoiled the return of Shaquille O'Neal, who came off the bench after missing 35 games while recovering from knee surgery. O'Neal finished with five points and five rebounds in 14 minutes. Dwyane Wade, who missed Miami's victory at New York on Monday due to a sprained left ankle, scored 32 points.
Raptors 90, Hornets 88
TORONTO -- Chris Bosh scored a season-high 35 points, including a tying 3-pointer with 1:01 left. Jose Calderon had four points and a block in the final 30 seconds for the Raptors. Calderon followed with a layup to give Toronto its first lead of the game with 28.4 seconds left. Bobby Jackson had with a layup with 14.6 seconds left, but Bosh made two free throws with 13.8 seconds remaining to make it a four point lead. Bosh finished 11-for-19 from the field and 12-for-18 from the line. New Orleans' Rasual Butler missed a 3-pointer and Morris Peterson made one of two free throws with 2.6 seconds left.
Pistons 103, Bobcats 92
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Richard Hamilton scored 22 points and Rasheed Wallace had 11 of his 20 in the fourth quarter to help Detroit salvage a season series split with Charlotte. Gerald Wallace had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and Emeka Okafor added 17 points and 16 rebounds for Charlotte. Chris Webber added 19 points for the Pistons.
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