Heat 104, Hawks 88
Chris Bosh scored 19 points, Mario Chalmers went on a personal 9-0 run in a 39-second spurt of the pivotal third quarter, and the host Miami Heat recorded its fourth consecutive victory.
Bosh shot 8-of-9 for the Heat, who got 17 points from Ray Allen and 13 from LeBron James. A 15-2 run in the third quarter gave Miami all the room it needed, even on a night when Dwyane Wade sat. Mike Scott scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which got 12 points apiece from Al Horford and Pero Antic.
Atlanta’s Kyle Korver made three 3-pointers, extending his streak to 84 consecutive games with at least one make from beyond the arc, five shy of matching Dana Barros’ NBA record.
Pistons 92, Knicks 86
Rodney Stuckey scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, and the host Detroit Pistons beat the New York Knicks for the first time in eight meetings.
Josh Smith added 19 points for the Pistons, who led 71-63 after three quarters and scored the first seven points of the fourth. New York cut the lead to four in the final minute, but the Knicks could never reduce the deficit to one possession.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 25 points.
Wizards 104, Timberwolves 100
Bradley Beal scored 25 points, John Wall added 14 points and tied his career high with 16 assists, and the host Washington Wizards snapped a four-game losing streak.
Martel Webster’s 3-pointer with 42 seconds to play gave the Wizards a 100-98 lead. Beal added two free throws with 12.9 seconds left to make it 102-98. Webster had 17 points, including five 3s.
Kevin Love led the Timberwolves with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
The Wizards took an 86-85 lead on Beal’s layup with 10:24 to play and held it until Martin’s two free throws tied it at 95 with 2:23 to play.
Wall hit a jumper with 1:26 to play to give Washington a 97-95 lead, but Martin, who had missed 12 of his first 15 field goals, made a 3-pointer and Minnesota pulled ahead 98-97 with 1:11 remaining.
Washington had lost seven of its first nine this season.
Minnesota had won seven of its first 11. A 13-2 first-quarter run put Minnesota up by 10, and Love had 16 points by the end of the quarter.
Rockets 109, Celtics 85
Terrence Jones scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to their third victory in a row. Jones was 10-of-12 from the field as the Rockets shot 57 percent as a team, including 72 percent in the first half in building a 24-point halftime lead.