BOSTON - Kevin Garnett scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics improved to 10-0 at home with a 112-84 win over the Toronto Raptors last night.
Paul Pierce had 18 points and Ray Allen 13 for Boston (16-2), which is off to the NBA's best start and its best home mark since opening the 1984-85 season 12-0.
The Celtics broke it open early. Boston has won all but one of its home games by double digits so far - eight by 20 points or more.
None of the Celtics' starters played the final quarter or saw 30 minutes of action.
Anthony Parker led the injury-riddled Raptors with 13 points. T.J. Ford, Joey Graham and Juan Dixon had 12 apiece.
Pacers 115, Magic 109
ORLANDO, Fla. - Danny Granger scored a season-high 27 points and Jamaal Tinsley had 20 points and 10 assists to lift Indiana over Orlando.
Seven players scored in double figures for the Pacers, who rallied from a 15-point third-quarter deficit. Jermaine O'Neal had 15 points and Marquis Daniels 13 off the bench.
Dwight Howard led Orlando with 30 points and 15 rebounds. Rashard Lewis added 24 points and Keith Bogans had 14.
Bulls 98, Pistons 91
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Andres Nocioni scored 22 points and Ben Wallace added 13 rebounds and 10 points to lead Chicago over Detroit.
The Bulls won despite Chauncey Billups' 15 fourth-quarter points. Chicago has won four of its last five and ended Detroit's winning streak at five games.
Luol Deng had 17 points and Joe Smith added 14 rebounds.
Rockets 96, Nets 89
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Yao Ming had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Tracy McGrady added 24 points, and Houston never trailed in its victory over New Jersey.
Jason Kidd returned to the Nets' lineup after a one-game absence, but his game didn't until it was too late. He finished with 10 points - eight in the fourth quarter - seven rebounds and seven assists.
Hornets 118, Grizzlies 116
NEW ORLEANS - Chris Paul hit a driving layup through a crowd of defenders with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, capping a game of career highs and lifting New Orleans over Memphis.
Paul hit five three-pointers on his way to 43 points, both career highs, to go with nine assists and four steals.
Suns 122, Wizards 107
WASHINGTON - Steve Nash delivered a season-high 19 assists, Amare Stoudemire scored 27 points, and Raja Bell had 14 of his 22 points during a game-deciding third quarter, helping Phoenix dominate Washington for its fifth consecutive victory.