EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Chris Bosh scored 18 points and Toronto capitalized on Vince Carter's 0-for-13 night to beat the New Jersey Nets, 101-79, last night, the Raptors' second straight win under interim coach Jay Triano.

Jason Kapono, with four three-pointers, and Joey Graham each scored 16 points. Jose Calderon scored 13 as the Raptors improved to 2-3 under Triano, who replaced Sam Mitchell on Dec. 3.

Yi Jianlian and Devin Harris led the Nets with 14 apiece; Bobby Simmons had 12.

Carter finished with three points against his former team. He came in averaging 22.3 points before the first game in his career that he failed to make a shot from the field when playing at least 10 minutes.

The Nets (11-10) continued to struggle at home at 4-7. New Jersey is 7-3 on the road and is the only team with a winning record that is below .500 at home.

Carter wasn't the only culprit. The Nets shot only 26 of 83 from the field (31 percent).

The Raptors scored the final 10 points to take a 40-34 lead at the end of the turnover-filled first half. The Nets had 11 turnovers; the Raptors coughed up the ball eight times.

Toronto put together another streak in the third, a 12-0 run, to open a 57-42 lead, with Calderon and Kapono each chipping in a three-pointer. Toronto built a 71-53 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Toronto 24 16 31 30 – 101

New Jersey 18 16 19 26 – 79

FG   FT   Reb

TORONTO Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Moon 28:24   4-10   0-0   1-9   1   3   8

Bosh 30:50   6-8   6-7   1-5   3   2   18

O'Neal 30:28   2-9   3-3   0-2   3   3   7

Calderon 29:02   4-9   3-3   0-3   3   1   13

Kapono 32:09   6-15   0-0   1-5   1   3   16

Bargnani 28:23   2-10   6-6   2-7   1   3   11

Graham 29:54   5-8   6-6   0-2   3   4   16

Ukic 19:09   2-2   5-6   0-4   5   4   10

Adams 5:56   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Solomon 5:45   1-2   0-0   0-0   1   1   2

Totals 240:00   32-73   29-31   5-37   21   24   101

Percentages:

FG .438, FT .935.

Three-point goals:

8-21, .381 (Kapono 4-9, Calderon 2-4, Ukic 1-1, Bargnani 1-5, Graham 0-1, Solomon 0-1).

Team rebounds:

7.

Team turnovers:

11 (7 points).

Blocked shots:

8 (Bargnani 4, O'Neal 2, Adams, Moon).

Turnovers:

11 (Bosh 4, Graham 2, O'Neal 2, Solomon 2, Ukic).

Steals:

8 (Moon 5, Bosh, Kapono, O'Neal).

Technical fouls:

Defensive three second, 7:09 third.

FG   FT   Reb

NEW JERSEY Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Simmons 25:53   4-12   0-0   1-7   1   1   12

Yi 24:08   4-11   5-6   2-7   2   5   14

Lopez 26:53   3-8   0-0   2-8   1   4   6

Harris 34:25   4-10   6-8   1-5   5   2   14

Carter 29:02   0-13   3-4   3-4   3   4   3

Anderson 13:15   0-1   0-0   0-2   0   1   0

Dooling 16:44   1-10   5-6   1-3   1   0   8

Hassell 30:37   5-7   0-0   7-7   3   3   10

Boone 14:48   2-2   0-0   2-4   1   2   4

Dgls-Rbrts 10:39   0-3   2-2   0-1   0   1   2

Ager 7:17   3-5   0-0   1-1   1   0   6

Williams 6:19   0-1   0-0   0-1   0   1   0

Totals 240:00   26-83   21-26   20-50   18   24   79

Percentages:

FG .313, FT .808.

Three-point goals:

6-23, .261 (Simmons 4-9, Yi 1-3, Dooling 1-7, Anderson 0-1, Harris 0-1, Carter 0-2).

Team rebounds:

11.

Team turnovers:

19 (24 points).

Blocked shots:

4 (Lopez 2, Harris, Hassell).

Turnovers:

18 (Harris 4, Simmons 4, Carter 3, Hassell 2, Lopez 2, Anderson, Yi, Williams).

Steals:

3 (Anderson, Yi, Lopez).

Technical fouls:

Harris, 6:35 third.

A:

13,926 (19,990).

T:

2:15.

Officials:

Ron Olesiak, Joe DeRosa, Jason Phillips.

Hawks 87, Heat 73

MIAMI - Joe Johnson scored 21 points, Mike Bibby and Josh Smith each added 15, and Atlanta easily erased a terrible start to beat Miami.

Maurice Evans scored 12 points and Al Horford finished with 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who scored the final 14 points of the third quarter to snap a three-game losing streak.

Atlanta 20 23 32 12 – 87

Miami 25 15 15 18 – 73

FG   FT   Reb

ATLANTA Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Smith 28:03   5-11   5-6   0-7   3   3   15

Williams 37:00   1-10   4-8   4-9   0   0   6

Horford 31:31   3-6   2-3   4-10   2   1   8

Bibby 35:32   4-13   3-3   0-4   8   1   15

Johnson 39:52   8-20   2-2   2-7   4   1   21

Evans 23:59   4-7   4-5   2-6   0   1   12

Pachulia 16:51   2-3   3-4   1-7   0   4   7

Murray 18:05   1-3   1-1   0-2   1   0   3

Law 5:43   0-1   0-0   0-1   0   1   0

West 1:42   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

SJones 1:42   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   28-74   24-32   13-53   18   12   87

Percentages:

FG .378, FT .750.

Three-point goals:

7-23, .304 (Bibby 4-7, Johnson 3-8, Pachulia 0-1, Evans 0-2, Williams 0-2, Smith 0-3).

Team rebounds:

11.

Team turnovers:

13 (17 points).

Blocked shots:

3 (Horford, Smith, Williams).

Turnovers:

11 (Johnson 4, Bibby 2, Horford, Law, Murray, Smith, West).

Steals:

7 (Bibby 2, Evans, Horford, Johnson, Smith, Williams).

Technical fouls:

None.

FG   FT   Reb

MIAMI Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Marion 41:59   5-9   0-0   2-4   1   0   10

Haslem 33:55   4-9   0-0   1-8   2   2   8

Anthony 21:59   1-3   0-0   3-7   0   3   2

Chalmers 27:44   6-14   0-0   0-0   0   4   14

Wade 35:15   9-24   3-6   2-8   3   2   21

Magloire 12:47   1-1   1-4   2-5   1   2   3

Diawara 14:13   0-2   0-0   1-1   0   2   0

Quinn 13:56   1-3   0-0   0-1   3   2   2

Cook 30:10   5-14   0-0   0-3   0   5   13

Banks 6:20   0-2   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Blount 1:42   0-2   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   32-83   4-10   11-37   10   22   73

Percentages:

FG .386, FT .400.

Three-point goals:

5-22, .227 (Cook 3-8, Chalmers 2-6, Blount 0-1, Quinn 0-1, Diawara 0-2, Wade 0-4).

Team rebounds:

10.

Team turnovers:

10 (16 points).

Blocked shots:

5 (Marion 2, Wade 2, Anthony).

Turnovers:

9 (Wade 3, Chalmers 2, Haslem 2, Magloire, Marion).

Steals:

6 (Chalmers 2, Marion 2, Banks, Wade).

Technical fouls:

Magloire, 10:15 fourth.

A:

19,600 (19,600).

T:

2:12.

Officials:

Eddie F. Rush, David Guthrie, David Jones.

Spurs 98, T'wolves 86

MINNEAPOLIS - Tony Parker didn't have another 55-point night in him, so San Antonio relied on its defense to defeat Minnesota.

In his first game back at Target Center since that career night on Nov. 5, that also included 10 assists, Parker managed 17 points and nine assists.

Tim Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs.

San Antonio 19 22 25 32 – 98

Minnesota 19 22 16 29 – 86

FG   FT   Reb

S. ANTONIO Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Finley 27:45   5-9   0-0   0-7   1   0   12

Duncan 34:34   7-13   3-6   3-13   2   3   17

Bonner 28:56   5-7   0-0   1-4   3   5   12

Parker 35:46   7-15   3-4   0-4   9   1   17

Mason 21:04   2-6   0-0   0-2   2   0   5

Ginobili 28:54   6-17   3-4   2-4   0   3   16

Bowen 9:32   0-0   0-0   0-0   1   1   0

Hill 22:21   3-5   2-2   2-6   1   1   9

Oberto 10:20   0-2   1-2   2-3   2   0   1

Thomas 18:00   1-4   4-4   1-4   1   3   6

Vaughn 1:24   0-0   0-0   0-0   1   0   0

Udoka 1:24   1-1   0-0   0-0   0   0   3

Totals 240:00   37-79   16-22   11-47   23   17   98

Percentages:

FG .468, FT .727.

Three-point goals:

8-18, .444 (Bonner 2-3, Finley 2-4, Hill 1-1, Udoka 1-1, Ginobili 1-4, Mason 1-4, Parker 0-1).

Team rebounds:

6.

Team turnovers:

11 (5 points).

Blocked shots:

12 (Duncan 5, Thomas 3, Oberto 2, Bowen, Hill).

Turnovers:

10 (Duncan 5, Bowen, Finley, Mason, Oberto, Thomas).

Steals:

5 (Hill 3, Finley, Mason).

Technical fouls:

None.

FG   FT   Reb

MINNESOTA Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Gomes 34:26   4-9   2-4   2-6   4   1   10

Smith 27:17   6-11   0-0   0-5   2   6   12

Jefferson 39:17   12-24   5-6   4-13   1   4   29

Foye 37:25   7-14   4-4   0-2   6   4   19

Miller 32:50   1-5   1-2   2-6   2   0   3

McCants 21:55   3-13   0-0   0-1   0   0   7

Love 25:18   2-8   0-2   5-10   0   2   4

Carney 9:30   0-1   0-0   0-1   1   0   0

Telfair 11:59   1-3   0-0   0-0   0   1   2

Ollie 0:03   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   36-88   12-18   13-44   16   18   86

Percentages:

FG .409, FT .667.

Three-point goals:

2-6, .333 (Foye 1-1, McCants 1-2, Carney 0-1, Gomes 0-1, Miller 0-1).

Team rebounds:

9.

Team turnovers:

9 (6 points).

Blocked shots:

2 (Jefferson, Smith).

Turnovers:

9 (Smith 4, Foye 2, Carney, Jefferson, McCants).

Steals:

7 (Foye 2, Gomes 2, Jefferson, Love, Miller).

A:

15,336 (19,356).

T:

2:08.

Officials:

Bennett Salvatore, Leon Wood, Brian Forte.

Grizzlies 103, Bulls 96

MEMPHIS - Rudy Gay scored 29 points and Hakim Warrick added 21, both matching their season highs, as Memphis downed Chicago for its third straight victory.

Warrick's 12 points in the fourth quarter kept the Bulls at bay, snapping Chicago's two-game winning streak. The win marked the first time Memphis won three straight under Marc Iavaroni, in his second season as coach.

Chicago 30 24 20 22 – 96

Memphis 22 30 31 20 – 103

FG   FT   Reb

CHICAGO Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Deng 37:19   7-17   5-6   2-3   2   3   19

Gooden 31:11   5-11   0-0   3-13   2   4   10

Gray 23:03   2-3   0-0   2-5   1   2   4

Rose 44:40   6-14   0-1   0-4   11   3   12

Gordon 28:16   8-15   3-4   0-2   1   3   26

Noah 17:48   1-2   2-2   3-5   1   3   4

Thomas 7:09   1-2   0-0   0-1   0   0   2

Hughes 29:59   4-7   2-2   0-5   1   2   12

Nocioni 14:38   2-8   2-2   1-3   0   2   7

Sefolosha 5:57   0-2   0-0   0-1   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   36-81   14-17   11-42   19   22   96

Percentages:

FG .444, FT .824.

Three-point goals:

10-24, .417 (Gordon 7-11, Hughes 2-5, Nocioni 1-3, Deng 0-1, Sefolosha 0-1, Rose 0-3).

Team rebounds:

7.

Team turnovers:

16 (24 points).

Blocked shots:

2 (Noah 2).

Turnovers:

16 (Hughes 4, Gooden 3, Rose 3, Gordon 2, Noah 2, Nocioni 2).

Steals:

5 (Gooden 2, Gordon, Hughes, Sefolosha).

Technical fouls:

Gray, 6:47 second.

FG   FT   Reb

MEMPHIS Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Gay 44:37   12-21   3-3   1-4   2   1   29

Gasol 31:45   4-7   3-5   0-3   0   2   11

Milicic 35:02   5-11   3-4   6-11   1   2   13

Lowry 20:43   1-6   1-1   0-2   3   1   3

Mayo 33:51   5-14   3-4   0-2   3   2   14

Warrick 29:13   9-12   3-4   3-6   0   4   21

Conley 27:17   3-11   2-3   1-10   7   0   9

Ross 14:40   1-1   0-0   0-2   1   1   3

Buckner 2:52   0-2   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

Totals 240:00   40-85   18-24   11-40   17   14   103

Percentages:

FG .471, FT .750.

Three-point goals:

5-16, .313 (Gay 2-5, Ross 1-1, Conley 1-3, Mayo 1-3, Buckner 0-2, Lowry 0-2).

Team rebounds:

10.

Team turnovers:

11 (8 points).

Blocked shots:

4 (Milicic 2, Gasol, Ross).

Turnovers:

11 (Gay 4, Lowry 2, Mayo 2, Conley, Gasol, Milicic).

Steals:

6 (Gay 3, Lowry, Mayo, Milicic).

Technical fouls:

Defensive three second, 6:46 first; Coach Iavaroni, 6:38 third.

A:

17,132 (18,119).

T:

2:14.

Officials:

Joe Forte, Gary Zielinski, Eric Dalen.

Celtics 94, Hornets 82

BOSTON - Paul Pierce scored 28 points and Kevin Garnett had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Boston past New Orleans for its 14th consecutive victory.

The defending NBA champions took the lead with a 17-4 run early in the third quarter and never trailed again while improving to a league-best 22-2.

Chris Paul had 20 points and 14 assists for New Orleans.

New Orleans 21 19 24 18 – 82

Boston 21 18 30 25 – 94

FG   FT   Reb

N. ORLEANS Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Stojakovic 29:43   1-6   0-0   0-1   1   2   2

West 42:38   8-21   7-9   4-14   1   1   23

Armstrong 24:57   3-9   2-4   2-4   0   5   8

Paul 41:40   5-16   10-10   2-6   14   5   20

Butler 28:39   2-7   0-1   1-2   0   4   5

Ely 11:04   2-3   0-0   0-2   0   2   4

Brown 17:05   3-4   2-4   0-0   1   3   8

Posey 28:20   2-8   2-3   2-7   0   5   7

Peterson 4:30   0-1   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Marks 9:25   2-4   0-0   2-6   0   2   4

Wright 2:00   0-0   1-2   0-0   0   1   1

Totals 240:01   28-79   24-33   13-42   17   30   82

Percentages:

FG .354, FT .727.

Three-point goals:

2-14, .143 (Butler 1-3, Posey 1-4, Brown 0-1, West 0-1, Stojakovic 0-2, Paul 0-3).

Team rebounds:

10.

Team turnovers:

10 (11 points).

Blocked shots:

4 (West 3, Butler).

Turnovers:

10 (Paul 3, Armstrong 2, Brown, Ely, Marks, Stojakovic, Wright).

Steals:

10 (Paul 3, Stojakovic 3, Brown 2, Armstrong, Posey).

FG   FT   Reb

BOSTON Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Pierce 43:18   9-17   8-11   0-6   6   4   28

Garnett 33:40   8-10   3-4   1-10   0   5   19

Perkins 31:15   4-8   1-4   6-13   1   4   9

Rondo 31:40   4-12   2-2   2-6   2   4   10

RAllen 35:51   2-8   4-5   0-4   3   1   9

House 17:12   3-6   0-0   0-1   0   0   9

Powe 14:01   2-3   2-2   2-2   0   4   6

Davis 15:52   0-2   1-4   1-3   1   2   1

TAllen 17:10   1-4   1-3   0-3   1   4   3

Totals 239:59   33-70   22-35   12-48   14   28   94

Percentages:

FG .471, FT .629.

Three-point goals:

6-16, .375 (House 3-5, Pierce 2-5, R.Allen 1-5, Rondo 0-1).

Team rebounds:

10.

Team turnovers:

17 (25 points).

Blocked shots:

5 (Perkins 3, Garnett, Powe).

Turnovers:

16 (R.Allen 3, Garnett 3, Perkins 2, Pierce 2, Powe 2, Rondo 2, T.Allen, House).

Steals:

4 (Pierce 2, Davis, Rondo).

A:

18,624 (18,624).

T:

2:30.

Officials:

Joe Crawford, Mark Ayotte, Eli Roe.