Celtics 100, Jazz 91

BOSTON - Rajon Rondo scored 12 of his career-high 25 points in the final 5 minutes, 20 seconds, leading the Boston Celtics to their 15th consecutive victory, a 100-91 triumph over the Utah Jazz last night.

Kevin Garnett had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, while Kendrick Perkins added 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Paul Millsap had a career high of 32 points for Utah.

Utah 16 27 22 26 – 91

Boston 28 15 26 31 – 100

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Miles 15:40   2-6   0-0   0-0   0   2   5

Millsap 40:08   13-20   6-9   2-10   2   6   32

Okur 39:21   5-13   2-3   1-6   4   5   13

Williams 31:37   6-10   2-2   1-3   7   6   15

Brewer 30:26   4-10   0-0   0-1   3   2   8

Kirilenko 31:27   4-6   4-8   1-3   1   3   12

Knight 16:23   0-1   3-4   1-1   5   1   3

Harpring 9:52   0-3   2-2   1-4   0   3   2

Korver 7:42   0-2   1-1   0-0   0   1   1

Price 16:59   0-3   0-0   0-2   1   1   0

Koufos 0:25   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   34-74   20-29   7-30   23   30   91

Percentages: FG .459, FT .690. 3-Point Goals: 3-13, .231 (Miles 1-2, Williams 1-2, Okur 1-4, Brewer 0-1, Korver 0-2, Price 0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 18 (18 Pts). Blocked Shots: 6 (Kirilenko 2, Millsap 2, Brewer, Harpring). Turnovers: 18 (Williams 4, Korver 3, Miles 3, Millsap 3, Kirilenko 2, Brewer, Knight, Okur). Steals: 11 (Knight 3, Millsap 2, Williams 2, Harpring, Miles, Okur, Price). Technical Fouls: None.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Pierce 42:58   5-13   5-6   2-5   3   3   15

Garnett 37:37   8-13   3-3   1-10   4   1   19

Perkins 34:52   6-8   3-4   4-14   2   5   15

Rondo 39:23   7-14   11-15   3-9   8   3   25

RAllen 36:57   4-9   3-3   0-3   0   0   12

TAllen 13:35   0-3   1-4   0-2   1   1   1

Davis 13:38   1-3   2-2   2-5   0   2   4

Pruitt 9:01   2-3   2-2   0-0   0   2   8

Powe 9:30   0-1   1-2   0-1   1   5   1

Scalabrine 2:30   0-0   0-0   0-1   1   1   0

Totals 240:01   33-67   31-41   12-50   20   23   100

Percentages: FG .493, FT .756. 3-Point Goals: 3-6, .500 (Pruitt 2-3, R.Allen 1-3). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 23 (28 Pts). Blocked Shots: 3 (Garnett 2, R.Allen). Turnovers: 23 (Rondo 6, Perkins 4, Garnett 3, Pierce 3, R.Allen 2, T.Allen 2, Davis 2, Scalabrine). Steals: 9 (Garnett 3, Rondo 3, T.Allen 2, Pruitt). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 6:28 second; Defensive three second, 2:20 second; Defensive three second, 2:33 third.

A: 18,624 (18,624). T: 2:19. Officials: Dan Crawford, Ron Olesiak, Courtney Kirkland.

Hawks 83, Bobcats 79

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 18 of his 28 points in the second half to lead Atlanta past Charlotte, extending the Bobcats' losing streak to seven.

Al Horford added 12 points and 14 rebounds for Atlanta, which won its third straight and improved to 9-1 at home.

The Hawks never led until Horford's basket in the opening minute of the fourth quarter gave them a 70-68 lead.

Atlanta 23 19 26 15 – 83

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Wallace 35:57   4-8   3-4   0-10   2   2   11

Diaw 40:15   11-23   2-5   2-3   3   4   25

Okafor 36:09   3-7   4-4   2-11   1   1   10

Felton 39:10   5-15   3-3   0-1   7   1   15

Bell 28:29   1-6   0-0   0-3   2   5   2

Carroll 12:56   2-3   0-0   0-1   1   0   5

Morrison 11:37   0-3   0-0   0-0   1   2   0

Augustin 28:14   4-13   0-0   0-2   4   3   9

Mohammed 7:13   1-2   0-0   0-2   0   2   2

Totals 240:00   31-80   12-16   4-33   21   20   79

Percentages: FG .388, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Felton 2-3, Carroll 1-2, Diaw 1-2, Augustin 1-7, Bell 0-2). Team Rebounds: 13. Team Turnovers: 6 (7 Pts). Blocked Shots: 2 (Wallace 2). Turnovers: 6 (Wallace 3, Diaw 2, Okafor). Steals: 3 (Carroll 2, Diaw). Technical Fouls: Morrison, 2:41 third.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Williams 34:07   2-4   2-4   2-6   2   2   6

Smith 33:44   6-11   2-4   1-7   2   3   15

Horford 38:29   6-12   0-0   1-14   5   5   12

Bibby 34:20   7-15   0-0   1-3   6   2   14

Johnson 44:58   11-18   4-5   1-5   8   3   28

Evans 20:46   1-8   0-0   4-8   1   1   2

Pachulia 6:58   1-2   2-4   1-2   0   3   4

Murray 16:52   1-7   0-0   0-2   0   0   2

Law 7:05   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

Jones 2:33   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

West 0:04   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Morris 0:04   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   35-77   10-17   11-47   24   20   83

Percentages: FG .455, FT .588. 3-Point Goals: 3-20, .150 (Johnson 2-6, Smith 1-2, Williams 0-1, Evans 0-3, Murray 0-3, Bibby 0-5). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 10 (11 Pts). Blocked Shots: 8 (Smith 5, Horford 2, Johnson). Turnovers: 9 (Horford 3, Murray 2, Bibby, Law, Pachulia, Smith). Steals: 2 (Evans, Murray). Technical Fouls: None.

A: 12,733 (18,729). T: 2:16. Officials: Joe Forte, Michael Smith, Matt Boland.

Pacers 118, Wizards 98

WASHINGTON - Danny Granger scored 27 points and Marquis Daniels had 20 as Indiana snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating Washington.

The Wizards' Antawn Jamison had 26 points and a season high of 15 rebounds, his 14th double-double this season.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Granger 37:38   8-21   10-10   3-9   5   3   27

Murphy 22:57   3-6   0-0   4-12   1   4   8

Hibbert 12:04   0-3   2-2   1-2   1   4   2

Ford 28:31   6-16   4-4   0-5   5   1   16

Daniels 36:14   10-17   0-1   5-8   7   1   20

Nesterovic 17:10   6-6   0-0   1-2   0   4   12

Rush 28:47   4-10   0-0   2-4   2   2   8

Jack 24:44   5-10   5-7   0-2   3   2   16

Foster 29:29   4-8   1-4   7-11   1   3   9

Graham 1:13   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

McRoberts 1:13   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   46-97   22-28   23-55   25   24   118

Percentages: FG .474, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 4-17, .235 (Murphy 2-4, Jack 1-1, Granger 1-7, Ford 0-1, Rush 0-4). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 10 (8 Pts). Blocked Shots: 3 (Daniels, Foster, Nesterovic). Turnovers: 10 (Daniels 2, Jack 2, Murphy 2, Ford, Granger, Hibbert, Nesterovic). Steals: 12 (Granger 5, Jack 3, Daniels, Ford, Foster, Rush). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 5:04 second.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Butler 39:08   9-18   6-8   1-8   5   4   26

Jamison 40:29   9-16   5-7   4-15   0   4   26

Blatche 32:46   7-15   5-7   0-2   1   3   19

Dixon 31:21   2-8   0-0   0-3   3   3   5

Stevenson 32:54   2-6   1-1   0-5   3   6   6

James 18:19   0-5   1-2   0-0   6   0   1

Young 5:19   1-4   0-0   0-0   0   0   2

Songaila 10:53   4-4   0-0   1-1   2   0   8

McGuire 15:02   0-2   1-2   3-5   1   0   1

McGee 8:57   0-1   4-4   1-1   0   1   4

Crittenton 2:26   0-0   0-0   1-1   0   0   0

Pecherov 2:26   0-2   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

Totals 240:00   34-81   23-31   11-41   21   22   98

Percentages: FG .420, FT .742. 3-Point Goals: 7-23, .304 (Jamison 3-6, Butler 2-5, Dixon 1-3, Stevenson 1-5, Blatche 0-1, Pecherov 0-1, James 0-2). Team Rebounds: 11. Team Turnovers: 18 (23 Pts). Blocked Shots: 7 (McGee 2, Blatche, Butler, Jamison, McGuire, Stevenson). Turnovers: 17 (Butler 4, Dixon 4, Jamison 3, Stevenson 2, Crittenton, James, Songaila, Young). Steals: 5 (Butler, Crittenton, Dixon, James, Jamison). Technical Fouls: None.

A: 14,502 (20,173). T: 2:12. Officials: Joe Crawford, Gary Zielinski, Eric Dalen.

Nets 94, Raptors 87

TORONTO - Ryan Anderson scored 21 points, Vince Carter had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and New Jersey snapped a three-game losing streak by overtaking Toronto.

Devin Harris added 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter.

Chris Bosh and Jason Kapono each scored 17 points for Toronto.

The Raptors closed the third period with an 11-4 run to take a 70-63 lead into the final quarter, only to watch the game slip away as their shooters suddenly went stone-cold, missing 14 straight field-goal attempts.

New Jersey 20 26 17 31 – 94

Toronto 28 18 24 17 – 87

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Simmons 15:04   2-4   0-0   1-6   0   3   6

Yi 15:01   1-3   0-0   0-1   0   4   3

Lopez 25:11   4-13   2-2   3-7   2   6   10

Harris 40:57   5-14   10-11   1-7   5   0   20

Carter 37:22   8-24   2-3   4-10   5   1   20

Anderson 32:59   6-11   6-8   3-9   2   3   21

Hassell 32:56   2-7   0-0   4-7   1   2   4

Boone 21:45   3-4   1-2   2-7   1   1   7

Dooling 18:46   1-4   1-2   0-0   1   2   3

Totals 240:01   32-84   22-28   18-54   17   22   94

Percentages: FG .381, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 8-21, .381 (Anderson 3-7, Simmons 2-4, Carter 2-5, Yi 1-3, Dooling 0-1, Harris 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 14 (10 Pts). Blocked Shots: 6 (Lopez 3, Carter, Harris, Hassell). Turnovers: 13 (Lopez 4, Harris 3, Yi 2, Anderson, Boone, Dooling, Simmons). Steals: 6 (Boone 3, Harris 2, Yi). Technical Fouls: None.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Moon 27:37   3-6   4-4   1-9   1   4   10

Bosh 38:45   4-15   8-10   1-9   4   3   17

O'Neal 27:54   6-12   2-6   2-6   1   4   14

Calderon 38:36   5-10   2-2   1-3   8   2   15

Kapono 40:18   6-13   0-0   1-4   2   1   17

Bargnani 23:28   2-6   6-6   0-2   0   4   10

Parker 14:46   0-3   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

Graham 19:11   1-2   0-0   0-4   1   3   2

Ukic 9:24   1-3   0-0   1-1   2   2   2

Totals 239:59   28-70   22-28   7-38   19   24   87

Percentages: FG .400, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 9-21, .429 (Kapono 5-9, Calderon 3-7, Bosh 1-2, Bargnani 0-1, Moon 0-1, Parker 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 12 (17 Pts). Blocked Shots: 7 (Bargnani 2, Bosh 2, O'Neal 2, Moon). Turnovers: 11 (Calderon 5, Parker 2, Bosh, Moon, O'Neal, Ukic). Steals: 4 (Moon 2, Bargnani, Ukic). Technical Fouls: Bosh, 1:04 second; Coach Triano, 1:09 fourth.

A: 18,561 (19,800). T: 2:25. Officials: Sean Corbin, Jim Clark, David Guthrie.

Bucks 98, Heat 83

MIAMI - Michael Redd scored 16 of his 21 points in the first quarter, and Milwaukee started quickly before holding off a late rally to beat Miami.

Mario Chalmers had 20 points for the Heat.

The Heat got as close as nine points after Daequan Cook made a three-pointer with 3:03 remaining. But Charlie Villanueva scored four straight points, and Miami went cold.

Milwaukee 27 29 21 21 – 98

Miami 18 18 29 18 – 83

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Jefferson 32:39   4-13   4-4   1-4   4   4   14

Mbah a Mte 22:15   2-5   0-0   4-7   2   3   4

Bogut 40:07   10-12   0-2   3-11   0   3   20

Ridnour 29:50   2-5   0-0   0-3   2   1   4

Redd 36:14   5-12   7-7   1-3   5   1   21

Sessions 18:10   0-4   4-4   0-3   2   0   4

Villanueva 30:14   8-19   3-4   2-6   5   2   20

Gadzuric 7:53   2-3   0-0   0-3   0   0   4

Bell 20:14   3-7   0-0   1-5   1   2   7

Alexander 1:12   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Lue 1:12   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   36-80   18-21   12-45   21   16   98

Percentages: FG .450, FT .857. 3-Point Goals: 8-19, .421 (Redd 4-7, Jefferson 2-3, Bell 1-4, Villanueva 1-5). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 10 (12 Pts). Blocked Shots: 1 (Mbah a Moute). Turnovers: 9 (Ridnour 3, Jefferson 2, Villanueva 2, Mbah a Moute, Sessions). Steals: 4 (Gadzuric, Jefferson, Redd, Villanueva). Technical Fouls: None.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Marion 41:31   6-9   3-4   2-5   0   1   15

Haslem 19:32   1-5   0-0   0-4   2   1   2

Anthony 39:24   1-3   0-0   2-6   0   4   2

Chalmers 35:54   8-13   1-1   1-7   8   5   20

Wade 41:24   5-16   5-6   1-6   8   4   15

Quinn 9:51   1-4   0-0   0-0   0   1   3

Beasley 23:16   5-11   3-5   0-1   1   0   13

Cook 21:41   4-7   1-3   0-3   0   3   13

Magloire 2:48   0-0   0-0   0-3   0   1   0

Diawara 3:27   0-1   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Banks 1:12   0-1   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   31-70   13-19   6-35   19   20   83

Percentages: FG .443, FT .684. 3-Point Goals: 8-20, .400 (Cook 4-5, Chalmers 3-7, Quinn 1-3, Banks 0-1, Diawara 0-1, Marion 0-1, Wade 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 14 (21 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Anthony 2, Marion 2, Beasley). Turnovers: 14 (Chalmers 5, Wade 4, Marion 2, Anthony, Diawara, Haslem). Steals: 7 (Haslem 2, Wade 2, Chalmers, Cook, Marion). Technical Fouls: Wade, 1:21 second.

A: 15,029 (19,600). T: 2:12. Officials: Bill Spooner, Kevin Fehr, Bill Kennedy.

Nuggets 98, Mavs 88

DALLAS - J.R. Smith scored 25 points, Carmelo Anthony added 23, and Denver extended its winning streak to four games by beating Dallas.

Chauncey Billups had 15 points for the Nuggets, who have improved to 16-4 since he joined the team after a Nov. 3 trade with Detroit.

Denver 27 29 19 23 – 98

Dallas 15 28 28 17 – 88

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Anthony 33:40   8-19   5-6   2-8   2   4   23

Martin 37:56   2-7   1-2   0-10   6   4   7

Nene 34:46   4-10   4-6   1-9   2   3   12

Billups 34:43   4-10   4-4   0-5   8   1   15

Jones 15:59   2-4   0-0   0-1   0   2   4

Carter 22:08   3-7   0-0   0-0   3   2   6

Andersen 17:31   0-1   0-0   1-4   0   5   0

Kleiza 18:03   2-3   1-2   0-3   0   2   6

Smith 24:05   11-17   1-1   1-5   0   0   25

Atkins 1:09   0-0   0-0   0-0   1   0   0

Totals 240:00   36-78   16-21   5-45   22   23   98

Percentages: FG .462, FT .762. 3-Point Goals: 10-19, .526 (Billups 3-5, Anthony 2-2, Martin 2-2, Smith 2-6, Kleiza 1-1, Carter 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 15 (14 Pts). Blocked Shots: 8 (Nene 4, Andersen 2, Jones, Martin). Turnovers: 14 (Anthony 6, Billups 3, Carter, Nene, Kleiza, Martin, Smith). Steals: 8 (Billups 2, Carter 2, Anthony, Kleiza, Martin, Smith). Technical Fouls: Anthony, 7:18 third.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

George 27:09   3-9   2-2   1-6   0   3   11

Nowitzki 41:13   10-22   6-7   1-10   1   1   27

Dampier 29:04   1-3   0-0   6-15   1   2   2

Kidd 35:31   0-5   4-4   0-4   5   2   4

Barea 34:23   5-16   0-2   0-4   9   1   12

Terry 31:06   7-18   2-3   2-2   1   1   19

Howard 14:28   1-5   4-4   1-2   2   2   7

Diop 8:01   0-0   0-0   0-1   0   1   0

Bass 17:43   1-3   2-2   1-3   1   2   4

Williams 0:14   0-0   0-0   1-1   0   0   0

Green 1:09   1-2   0-0   0-0   0   0   2

Totals 240:01   29-83   20-24   13-48   20   15   88

Percentages: FG .349, FT .833. 3-Point Goals: 10-30, .333 (George 3-5, Terry 3-9, Barea 2-6, Howard 1-2, Nowitzki 1-4, Green 0-1, Kidd 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 14 (9 Pts). Blocked Shots: 7 (Nowitzki 2, Bass, Dampier, George, Kidd, Terry). Turnovers: 13 (Nowitzki 5, Barea 2, Dampier 2, Bass, Diop, Howard, Kidd). Steals: 8 (Barea 2, Dampier 2, George 2, Diop, Terry). Technical Fouls: Coach Carlisle, 9:03 fourth. A: 19,969 (19,200). T: 2:14. Officials: Joe DeRosa, Phil Robinson, Marc Davis.