Heat 113, Raptors 101
Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh scored 30 points each and the Miami Heat beat host Toronto, their seventh consecutive win over the Raptors.
LeBron James had 26 points and nine assists and Mario Chalmers added 14 points as the Heat won for the second time in two nights after beating Dallas at home on Thursday.
DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points and Andrea Bargnani had 27 for Toronto. Amir Johnson had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Jose Calderon had 16 assists, one shy of his season high, but the Raptors lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Miami came in having lost six out of eight away from home, but improved to 16-11 away from American Airlines Arena.
A 3-pointer by Torontoís James Johnson tied the score at 89-all with 9 minutes to go, but the Heat answered with an 8-0 run, including five straight free throws by Norris Cole, Wade and Bosh and then a 3 by Wade, to take a 97-89 lead with 5:48 left.
Calderon ended Torontoís drought with a jumper, but the Heat scored eight of the next 10 points, including back-to-back dunks by Bosh and Wade, to lead 105-93 with 3:39 remaining.
Hawks 100, Knicks 90
Joe Johnson scored 28 points and Willie Green carried the Hawks in the fourth quarter, leading host Atlanta to victory. Green scored 15 of his 20 points in the final quarter, including a 3-pointer from the corner that stretched Atlantaís lead to 94-84.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 36 points and rookie Iman Shumpert matched his career high with 25. Still, the Knicks lost for only the second loss in 10 games under Woodson.
Wizards 97, 76ers 76
Cartier Martin tied a career high with 20 points in his second game under a 10-day contract, and the host Washington Wizards built a big lead and held on to it for a change, breaking a five-game losing streak.
The loss knocked Philadelphia out of first place in the Atlantic Division. The Wizards had blown double-digit leads in their last three home games, but this time they didnít let up.
Lou Williams and Thaddeus Young scored 14 apiece for the 76ers, who have lost six out of nine.
Nuggets 99, Bobcats 88
Arron Afflalo scored 12 of his team-high 19 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds as the visiting Denver Nuggets held off the Charlotte Bobcats. They got it behind a balanced effort as Ty Lawson had 14 points and 10 assists and Corey Brewer added 17 points off the bench on 7-for-11 shooting.
Rockets 98, Grizzlies 89
Goran Dragic scored a season-high 25 points and Courtney Lee added 17 as the Houston Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies for their 12th consecutive win at home against Memphis, which hasnít won in Houston since April 2006. Houston led by six with 1:22 remaining before Marcus Camby made two baskets sandwiched around a layup by Rudy Gay to extend the lead to 97-89.
Bulls 83, Pistons 71
Luol Deng scored 20 points, Joakim Noah added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the host Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons. The Bulls scored the final eight points after the Pistons closed within four with just under 5 minutes left and came away with their 14th consecutive win against Detroit even though star Derrick Rose and Richard Hamilton remained sidelined by injuries.
Celtics 100, Timberwolves 79
Kevin Garnett had 24 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in his return to Target Center and the Boston Celtics outmuscled Kevin Love and the Timberwolves. Paul Pierce had 21 points and nine rebounds, and Rajon Rondo had 17 assists for the Celtics, who have won four in a row and six of their last seven. Love had 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Mavericks 100, Magic 98
Dirk Nowitzki banked in a jumper with 5.9 seconds left and scored a game-high 28 points to lead the visiting Dallas Mavericks. Jameer Nelson scored 24 points to lead Orlando. Ryan Anderson added 21 and Dwight Howard finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Dallas trailed by 15 in the third quarter.
Kings 104, Jazz 103
DeMarcus Cousins scored 27 points, including the winning free throw with 3.8 seconds left, and the visiting Sacramento Kings ended a four-game losing streak and snapped Utahís seven-game home winning streak. Al Jefferson led Utah with 27 points.