ORLANDO, Fla. - Rudy Gay scored a career-high 32 points and Juan Carlos Navarro added 25 to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Orlando Magic, 123-119, last night, snapping a six-game skid.
Mike Miller scored 19 points for Memphis, which shot 53 percent from the field, most of it from the perimeter. The Grizzlies hit 12 three-pointers, including two clutch ones from Navarro in the last three minutes.
Dwight Howard had 31 points and 20 rebounds - his league-leading 21st double-double of the season - for Orlando, which lost at home for the third straight time.
Gay scored 23 points in the second half, but it was five threes by Memphis in the fourth quarter that decided the game.
Hornets 101, Suns 98
NEW ORLEANS - Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, outplaying the point guard he admires most in Steve Nash and lifting New Orleans to a victory over Phoenix.
Accurate perimeter shooting was the difference for the Hornets, who hit 12 three-pointers.
Wizards 92, Kings 79
WASHINGTON - DeShawn Stevenson had 19 points, including five three-pointers, to lead shorthanded Washington over Sacramento.
Already without starting point guard Gilbert Arenas, recovering from left-knee surgery last month, Washington announced that backup Antonio Daniels would be out for two to four weeks because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Jazz 96, SuperSonics 75
SALT LAKE CITY - Carlos Boozer had 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead Utah over Seattle, snapping a six-game losing streak.
Deron Williams added 18 points and 10 assists for the Jazz. Ronnie Brewer also had 18 points and Andrei Kirilenko scored 16.
Spurs 102, Nuggets 91
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Michael Finley and Fabricio Oberto each scored a season-high 21 points in San Antonio's win over Denver.
The Spurs had lost two in a row, but remained perfect at home. They also saw the return of Tim Duncan, who missed four games with a sprained right ankle.
Allen Iverson led the Nuggets with 30 points, and Linas Kleiza had 16. Carmelo Anthony added 15 points and nine rebounds.
Hawks 93, Bobcats 84
ATLANTA - Atlanta, missing two top backups, still had enough scoring punch to extend Charlotte's road woes.
Joe Johnson scored 31 points, Marvin Williams had 20, and the Hawks handed the Bobcats their eighth road loss in nine games.
Hawks sixth man Josh Childress (groin) and rookie point guard Acie Law (sore knee) were not in uniform.
Hawks backup forward Shelden Williams played only two minutes and did not score only hours after having his 2008 Chrysler stolen at gunpoint by two men.
Pacers 106, Heat 103
MIAMI - Jamaal Tinsley scored 26 points, Jermaine O'Neal started a crucial fourth-quarter run with three straight baskets, and Indiana extended its dominance of Miami.
Knicks 94, Nets 86
NEW YORK - Eddy Curry scored 23 points, a night after hitting rock bottom during a scoring slump, and New York beat New Jersey to snap a five-game losing streak.
Mavericks 96, Rockets 83
HOUSTON - Josh Howard scored 23 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 20 as Dallas beat Houston, continuing to dominate its in-state division rival.
Bucks 95 Timberwolves 92