BOSTON - Paul Pierce scored 15 of his 22 points in the third quarter, going 4 for 4 from three-point range, as the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Chicago Bulls to win, 107-82, last night.
Recovering quickly from its only home loss of the season, Boston never trailed in the game and never gave up its double-digit lead after scoring 10 consecutive points to make it 40-22 with 7 minutes, 50 seconds left in the first half.
Bobcats 105, Knicks 95
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gerald Wallace scored 27 points and Charlotte dominated New York.
Nazr Mohammed added 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Bobcats.
Hawks 97, Wizards 92
WASHINGTON - Joe Johnson took over down the stretch, leading Atlanta to its season-high fourth consecutive victory.
Johnson scored half of his 32 points in the final quarter as the Hawks moved past the Wizards and into second place in the Southeast Division.
Marvin Williams added 22 points and Josh Smith had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks, who hadn't won at Washington since December 2003.
Jazz 113, Magic 94
ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap scored a career-high 28 points to help Utah end a seven-game road losing streak with a victory over Orlando.
The Magic have lost six of their last eight.
T'wolves 131, Pacers 118
MINNEAPOLIS - Antoine Walker made six three-pointers and scored 23 points to help Minnesota beat Indiana to snap a six-game losing streak.
Pistons 92, Grizzlies 67
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Tayshaun Prince scored 16 points and Antonio McDyess added 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead streaking Detroit past Memphis.
The Pistons have won four straight and 11 of 13.
Robert Hernreich, a part owner of the Sacramento Kings, was arrested on a domestic-violence charge Thursday, but his attorney said yesterday there was no physical contact or abuse and no violence.
Hernreich, 62, of Edwards, Colo., faces two counts of second-degree criminal trespass, harassment and domestic violence, all misdemeanors, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
Investigators did not release additional details.
Bucks' Mason injured.
Milwaukee forward Desmond Mason was scheduled to have surgery today to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Mason, injured Wednesday night, is expected to miss six to eight weeks.