CHICAGO - Rajon Rondo had 16 points and 14 assists, and the Boston Celtics won their 10th straight game last night, beating the struggling Chicago Bulls, 106-80.

Rasheed Wallace and Eddie House scored 15 apiece. Kevin Garnett added 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Paul Pierce scored 14 even though he sustained a stinger on his right shoulder and hit just 4 of 12 shots.

Boston scored 10 straight late in the third quarter, making it a 20-point game and sending the Bulls to their 10th loss in 12 games.

Boston 29 25 29 23 – 106

Chicago 26 20 17 17 – 80

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Pierce 24:59   4-12   4-4   1-3   3   4   14

Garnett 26:52   6-8   0-2   2-10   2   1   12

Perkins 22:23   3-5   4-6   0-5   1   3   10

Rondo 38:31   6-13   4-5   0-7   14   2   16

RAllen 29:39   4-10   0-0   0-3   2   2   10

Wallace 21:32   5-12   4-4   3-5   0   3   15

House 20:40   5-15   2-3   1-3   0   1   15

TAllen 11:26   2-6   2-2   2-3   0   1   6

Williams 21:05   2-4   0-0   1-8   1   2   4

Scalabrine 16:22   0-0   0-0   0-2   1   2   0

Giddens 4:05   1-3   2-4   0-0   1   0   4

Hudson 2:27   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

Totals 240:01   38-88   22-30   10-49   25   22   106

Percentages: FG .432, FT .733. 3-Point Goals: 8-26, .308 (House 3-10, R.Allen 2-4, Pierce 2-5, Wallace 1-5, Giddens 0-1, Rondo 0-1). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 9 (9 Pts). Blocked Shots: 13 (Perkins 3, House 2, Wallace 2, Williams 2, R.Allen, Garnett, Rondo, Scalabrine). Turnovers: 9 (Rondo 5, T.Allen 2, R.Allen, Garnett). Steals: 8 (Rondo 3, House 2, T.Allen, Pierce, Wallace). Technical Fouls: None.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Deng 32:43   5-16   7-12   2-4   1   2   17

Miller 23:38   5-10   1-1   2-6   0   4   11

Noah 32:10   1-8   0-0   3-13   2   2   2

Rose 35:21   8-19   3-5   2-5   3   1   19

Salmons 28:50   2-7   0-0   0-5   9   1   4

Gibson 33:53   3-9   6-7   3-11   1   4   12

Hinrich 20:32   1-6   0-0   0-0   1   2   2

Johnson 15:17   1-5   0-0   3-5   2   2   2

Gray 6:19   0-4   0-0   1-3   0   2   0

Pargo 8:50   4-8   2-2   0-2   0   2   11

Hunter 2:27   0-0   0-0   0-1   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   30-92   19-27   16-55   19   22   80

Percentages: FG .326, FT .704. 3-Point Goals: 1-9, .111 (Pargo 1-3, Deng 0-1, Hinrich 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Salmons 0-1, Miller 0-2). Team Rebounds: 15. Team Turnovers: 13 (18 Pts). Blocked Shots: 10 (Gibson 2, Johnson 2, Salmons 2, Deng, Hinrich, Noah, Rose). Turnovers: 12 (Noah 3, Hinrich 2, Salmons 2, Deng, Gibson, Johnson, Miller, Rose). Steals: 7 (Gibson 2, Deng, Miller, Noah, Rose, Salmons). Technical Fouls: Miller, 5:11 fourth. Flagrant Fouls: Miller, 8:32 first. A: 21,257 (20,917). T: 2:17. Officials: Tom Washington, James Capers, Olandis Poole.

Pacers 114, Wizards 113

WASHINGTON - Mike Dunleavy benefited from two replay reviews and made two free throws with one-tenth of a second left to help Indiana withstand Gilbert Arenas' first triple-double in 51/2 years and beat Washington.

With Indiana out of time-outs, T.J. Ford dribbled the length of the court for a layup, and Washington's Brendan Haywood tipped the ball out of bounds. The clock showed time had expired, but a replay put five-tenths of a second back.

The Pacers lobbed the ball to Dunleavy, who was fouled as time expired. A review put one-tenth of a second on the clock. Dunleavy sank both shots.

Indiana 36 30 21 27 – 114

Washington 38 14 38 23 – 113

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

DJones 31:18   3-12   5-6   3-3   0   1   11

Murphy 39:10   10-18   6-6   4-12   4   3   28

Hibbert 22:30   1-9   2-2   3-8   0   3   4

Ford 28:25   6-16   0-0   2-5   2   3   12

Rush 31:19   4-9   0-0   1-4   2   4   10

Dunleavy 26:41   5-7   10-10   0-2   5   1   24

Foster 8:44   0-0   0-0   0-2   2   0   0

Hnsbrough 24:59   7-14   5-6   2-3   0   1   19

Watson 26:54   2-5   0-0   1-2   10   4   6

Totals 240:00   38-90   28-30   16-41   25   20   114

Percentages: FG .422, FT .933. 3-Point Goals: 10-22, .455 (Dunleavy 4-6, Watson 2-3, Rush 2-4, Murphy 2-6, D.Jones 0-1, Ford 0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 14 (16 Pts). Blocked Shots: 3 (Hibbert, D.Jones, Rush). Turnovers: 14 (Dunleavy 2, Ford 2, Foster 2, Hibbert 2, Murphy 2, Rush 2, D.Jones, Watson). Steals: 12 (Murphy 4, Dunleavy 3, Ford 2, Hansbrough, D.Jones, Watson). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 3:55 first.

   FG   FT   Reb   

WASH. Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Butler 38:43   9-15   5-5   0-3   2   1   23

Jamison 45:17   13-18   1-5   3-7   0   4   31

Haywood 35:24   2-5   2-2   5-9   1   4   6

Arenas 35:20   8-20   4-7   2-10   11   3   22

Stevenson 19:36   1-3   0-0   1-4   3   4   2

Boykins 19:52   7-12   0-0   0-0   2   2   14

Blatche 18:02   2-5   1-2   1-4   2   4   5

Foye 7:14   0-1   0-0   0-1   2   0   0

Young 13:58   3-3   2-2   0-2   0   0   10

McGuire 6:35   0-0   0-0   1-4   1   1   0

Totals 240:01   45-82   15-23   13-44   24   23   113

Percentages: FG .549, FT .652. 3-Point Goals: 8-19, .421 (Jamison 4-6, Young 2-2, Arenas 2-6, Boykins 0-1, Butler 0-2, Stevenson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 18 (26 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Haywood 5). Turnovers: 17 (Arenas 4, Butler 4, Jamison 4, Blatche, Boykins, Foye, Haywood, Stevenson). Steals: 10 (Jamison 3, Arenas 2, Young 2, Blatche, Foye, Haywood). Technical Fouls: Butler, 2:46 second; Arenas, 0:48.0 second.

A: 13,172 (20,173). T: 2:27. Officials: Scott Foster, Brian Forte, Ed Malloy.

Pistons 104, Warriors 95

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points and Charlie Villanueva 24 as Detroit beat Golden State for its fifth straight victory.

The teams were missing a combined eight players because of injury, but Pistons guard Richard Hamilton played after missing 21 games with a sprained right ankle. Hamilton scored 18 points in 37 minutes.

Monta Ellis, playing all 48 minutes, led Golden State with 29 points, and Corey Maggette added 23 off the bench. Rookie Stephen Curry scored 19, but the other three starters combined for only 11.

Detroit 24 25 22 33 – 104

   FG   FT   Reb   

GOLDEN ST.E Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Morrow 18:00   0-3   0-0   1-2   1   3   0

Radmanvic 32:05   2-11   2-2   0-5   3   5   7

Moore 15:16   2-3   0-0   0-0   1   1   4

Curry 37:50   5-10   6-6   0-2   4   4   19

Ellis 48:00   11-20   6-8   2-7   3   2   29

Watson 35:56   6-11   1-1   0-4   6   2   13

Hunter 8:39   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   2   0

Maggette 29:59   8-13   7-8   2-4   1   3   23

Randolph 14:15   0-1   0-0   0-1   0   3   0

Totals 240:00   34-72   22-25   5-25   19   25   95

Percentages: FG .472, FT .880. 3-Point Goals: 5-19, .263 (Curry 3-4, Ellis 1-2, Radmanovic 1-6, Morrow 0-1, Maggette 0-2, Watson 0-4). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 18 (21 Pts). Blocked Shots: 2 (Curry, Moore). Turnovers: 17 (Curry 4, Maggette 4, Morrow 3, Radmanovic 2, Ellis, Hunter, Moore, Randolph). Steals: 10 (Curry 4, Ellis 3, Hunter, Morrow, Radmanovic). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 8:18 second; Defensive three second, 6:49 third.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Jerebko 26:49   2-4   2-2   0-5   2   3   6

Maxiell 22:01   5-8   0-0   3-8   0   4   10

Wallace 27:30   1-2   0-0   2-9   1   1   2

Stuckey 37:23   10-18   9-10   0-2   7   3   29

Hamilton 36:30   6-15   5-7   1-2   1   3   18

Atkins 33:44   3-7   2-2   0-1   6   5   9

Villanueva 33:51   9-14   6-6   2-9   1   2   24

Brown 10:31   2-2   0-3   0-1   0   2   4

Daye 11:34   1-2   0-0   0-2   0   1   2

Summers 0:07   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   39-72   24-30   8-39   18   24   104

Percentages: FG .542, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (Atkins 1-4, Hamilton 1-4, Daye 0-1, Villanueva 0-2). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 23 (27 Pts). Blocked Shots: 4 (Daye 2, Wallace 2). Turnovers: 22 (Stuckey 7, Atkins 3, Hamilton 3, Jerebko 2, Maxiell 2, Villanueva 2, Wallace 2, Daye). Steals: 9 (Hamilton 3, Villanueva 2, Wallace 2, Maxiell, Stuckey). Technical Fouls: None.

A: 16,952 (22,076). T: 2:33. Officials: Bob Delaney, Rodney Mott, Leroy Richardson.

nolead begins

Jazz 102, Lakers 94

SALT LAKE CITY - Deron Williams scored eight straight points to start the fourth quarter and finished with 21 points and 11 assists to help Utah end Los Angeles' 11-game winning streak.

Utah took advantage as Kobe Bryant struggled with a broken index finger from a game the night before. The Jazz held Bryant to 16 points on 7-of-24 shooting. Bryant didn't score in the second half until less than five minutes remained in the game and Utah already up by 15.

The Jazz also avenged a loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles on Wednesday, when Utah scored just six points in the fourth quarter.

Carlos Boozer had 12 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists for the Jazz, and Wesley Matthews and Ronnie Brewer scored 19 apiece as Utah ended the Lakers' streak. Mehmet Okur added 10 points as all five starters for Utah scored in double figures.

Each member of Los Angeles' starting five was also in double digits, but they couldn't keep up with Utah's starters.

Pau Gasol had 20 rebounds, tying the career high he had set the night before in a win over Minnesota. He and Ron Artest scored 16 points each, and Andrew Bynum added 13 for Los Angeles.

nolead begins

Nuggets 105, Suns 99

DENVER - Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, and Chauncey Billups shook off an awful first half to lead Denver past Phoenix.

Billups, whose first half included three turnovers and three fouls, scored 24 points and sank five three-pointers in the second half. His turnover with 30 seconds left and the Nuggets leading, 101-99, however gave the Suns a shot at a rare win in Denver.

Steve Nash, who scored 28 points, missed a driving layup with seven seconds left and Anthony ended up with the ball and was fouled with two seconds remaining. Suns coach Alvin Gentry hollered at an official and was ejected.

Anthony sank all four free throws.

Kenyon Martin, whose two-game absence with a dislocated left pinkie coincided with upset losses at Charlotte and Detroit, returned to the Nuggets' lineup and pitched in 15 points and nine rebounds. He had his biggest impact in crunch time when he blocked a shot by Nash with just under two minutes remaining and the Nuggets ahead, 100-97.

For much of the night, it looked as if the Nuggets and not the Suns were the ones playing for the second straight night.

Denver trailed by 17 points in the second half before storming back behind Billups, whose trio of three-pointers sparked an 18-2 stretch that got the Nuggets back in the game.

nolead begins

Mavericks 98, Bobcats 97

DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki hit a 10-foot jumper with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, and Dallas continued its dominance of Charlotte.

Nowitzki scored 36 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter and overtime, to help the Mavericks improve to 11-0 all-time against the Bobcats.

Nowitzki hit a fadeaway over Boris Diaw from the left elbow, capping a frantic ending where the teams exchanged the lead six times in the final minute.

Stephen Jackson scored 28 points but missed badly on a three-point attempt that could have won it just before the buzzer. Gerald Wallace had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Raymond Felton chipped in with 20 points for Charlotte.

Shawn Marion had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Erick Dampier added 14 points and 18 rebounds on 7- of-7 shooting for Dallas, which has won three straight.

Wallace hit two free throws that gave Charlotte a 95-94 lead with 34.5 seconds left in overtime.

Nowitzki scored to put the Mavericks back ahead before Wallace connected on two more free throws to give Charlotte a 97-96 edge with 13.9 seconds remaining, setting the stage for Nowitzki's winner.

Nowitzki scored 12 of his team's final 14 points in regulation to force the extra period.