MEMPHIS - Paul Pierce scored 19 points, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo added 18 apiece, and the Boston Celtics won their 11th straight game, beating the Memphis Grizzlies, 110-105, last night.

Rasheed Wallace added 15 points, while Kendrick Perkins and Kevin Garnett each scored 13. Rondo had nine of Boston's 25 assists.

Rudy Gay led the Grizzlies with 23 points and O.J. Mayo had 21. Zach Randolph added 20 for Memphis, which has lost two of three.

The game was tight throughout, with Boston holding its biggest lead at 103-95 after Rondo's layup with 2 minutes, 49 seconds left. Memphis answered with six straight points, including a pair of baskets from Mayo to get within two with 1:29 to go.

Boston 28 26 31 25 – 110

Memphis 31 24 26 24 – 105

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Pierce 41:11   5-11   6-8   1-2   6   2   19

Garnett 33:23   5-7   3-3   0-8   3   5   13

Perkins 26:32   6-10   1-1   0-6   0   6   13

Rondo 35:14   8-12   2-3   0-2   9   2   18

RAllen 36:58   6-13   1-2   2-4   4   0   18

Wallace 23:33   6-15   2-2   1-4   2   4   15

SWilliams 11:52   0-0   1-2   4-5   0   1   1

House 15:45   4-7   0-0   0-1   0   0   9

TAllen 15:14   2-5   0-0   3-4   1   1   4

Scalabrine 0:18   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:00   42-80   16-21   11-36   25   21   110

Percentages: FG .525, FT .762. 3-Point Goals: 10-20, .500 (R.Allen 5-6, Pierce 3-3, House 1-4, Wallace 1-6, Rondo 0-1). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 12 (23 Pts). Blocked Shots: 7 (Pierce 2, Wallace 2, Garnett, Perkins, Rondo). Turnovers: 12 (Rondo 4, Perkins 2, Pierce 2, R.Allen, T.Allen, Garnett, S.Williams). Steals: 6 (R.Allen, T.Allen, Perkins, Pierce, Rondo, Wallace). Technical Fouls: None.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Gay 40:56   7-17   9-9   1-7   2   3   23

Randolph 41:55   7-14   6-6   3-5   2   3   20

Gasol 35:22   6-12   3-4   4-8   1   5   15

Conley 34:51   5-9   1-1   0-2   4   2   11

Mayo 40:35   10-17   0-0   0-2   1   1   21

Thabeet 18:21   1-3   0-0   2-8   0   3   2

Tinsley 13:09   1-1   0-0   0-2   4   1   2

Young 14:36   5-9   1-2   1-2   0   1   11

Carroll 0:16   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0   0

Totals 240:01   42-82   20-22   11-36   14   19   105

Percentages: FG .512, FT .909. 3-Point Goals: 1-13, .077 (Mayo 1-6, Conley 0-2, Gay 0-5). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 11 (13 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Thabeet 4, Gay). Turnovers: 10 (Randolph 5, Conley, Gay, Mayo, Tinsley, Young). Steals: 9 (Gay 3, Conley 2, Randolph 2, Mayo, Thabeet). Technical Fouls: None.

A: 14,193 (18,119). T: 2:22. Officials: Bill Spooner, Jason Phillips, Scott Wall.

Magic 106, Pacers 98

ORLANDO, Fla. - Dwight Howard overcame a slow start to finish with 21 points and 23 rebounds, powering Orlando past Indiana.

Howard endured hard-hitting fouls and a Pacers team determined to not let him dunk. He went 4 for 9 from the field, still struggled with free throws but helped Orlando snap its two-game losing skid with some physical play in the paint.

Indiana 30 24 27 17 – 98

Orlando 17 36 26 27 – 106

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Dunleavy 33:25   10-19   5-5   0-4   2   3   26

Murphy 33:16   6-13   0-0   0-6   2   2   14

Hibbert 15:23   4-5   0-0   2-5   3   5   8

Ford 31:13   6-12   0-0   2-6   7   3   13

Rush 38:53   2-8   0-2   0-5   2   2   5

Foster 14:41   3-4   0-0   0-5   1   5   6

DJones 23:42   2-7   1-1   1-4   4   3   5

Watson 16:47   2-4   0-0   0-3   2   1   6

Hansbrgh 24:20   4-12   0-0   2-6   3   2   8

SJones 8:20   3-4   1-2   0-1   0   2   7

Totals 240:00   42-88   7-10   7-45   26   28   98

Percentages: FG .477, FT .700. 3-Point Goals: 7-22, .318 (Watson 2-4, Murphy 2-6, Ford 1-2, Dunleavy 1-4, Rush 1-5, Hansbrough 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 10 (11 Pts). Blocked Shots: 3 (Rush 3). Turnovers: 9 (Hansbrough 2, Murphy 2, Watson 2, Dunleavy, Ford, D.Jones). Steals: 4 (Murphy 2, Ford, Rush). Technical Fouls: Murphy, 7:19 third.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Pietrus 21:18   3-9   0-1   0-1   0   3   6

Lewis 26:42   4-10   0-0   0-3   0   3   10

Howard 42:10   4-10   13-22   9-23   1   2   21

Williams 20:46   0-4   0-0   0-2   1   0   0

Carter 32:45   10-21   6-6   0-7   3   1   28

Anderson 19:42   2-6   2-2   0-3   0   0   7

Johnson 27:14   6-11   0-0   1-4   7   1   13

Gortat 5:50   1-1   0-0   0-1   0   0   2

Barnes 19:33   3-7   0-0   1-3   1   1   6

Redick 24:00   3-7   4-4   0-1   5   4   13

Totals 240:00   36-86   25-35   11-48   18   15   106

Percentages: FG .419, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 9-29, .310 (Redick 3-4, Carter 2-4, Lewis 2-5, Johnson 1-3, Anderson 1-5, Barnes 0-1, Williams 0-3, Pietrus 0-4). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 7 (8 Pts). Blocked Shots: 6 (Howard 4, Anderson, Johnson). Turnovers: 6 (Howard 3, Barnes, Johnson, Lewis). Steals: 4 (Anderson, Gortat, Johnson, Lewis). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 11:10 second; Howard, 7:19 third.

A: 17,461 (17,461). T: 2:21. Officials: Ken Mauer, Sean Wright, Gary Zielinski.

Mavs 94, Hornets 90

DALLAS - J.J. Barea scored a season-high 23 points, and Dirk Nowitzki scored four of his season-low 10 in the final 59 seconds, sending Dallas Mavericks to the victory over New Orleans.

Barea scored 19 points in the first half, helping Dallas build an early 21-point lead.

New Orleans 18 25 23 24 – 90

Dallas 35 14 22 23 – 94

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Stojakovic 29:53   3-8   0-0   0-4   1   3   8

West 31:58   5-13   1-1   2-4   0   2   11

Okafor 23:19   2-7   0-1   2-5   1   1   4

Paul 40:22   9-22   2-2   1-4   16   1   20

DBrown 16:24   3-5   0-0   0-2   1   1   8

Collison 20:07   1-8   0-0   0-2   2   2   2

Posey 27:49   3-6   1-3   1-5   1   5   10

Armstrong 14:09   3-4   0-2   0-2   0   1   6

Wright 9:47   2-3   0-0   1-2   0   0   4

Thornton 15:10   2-7   1-2   1-1   1   0   5

Songaila 11:02   6-6   0-0   1-2   1   0   12

Totals 240:00   39-89   5-11   9-33   24   16   90

Percentages: FG .438, FT .455. 3-Point Goals: 7-23, .304 (Posey 3-6, D.Brown 2-4, Stojakovic 2-5, Thornton 0-1, Collison 0-3, Paul 0-4). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 12 (10 Pts). Blocked Shots: 5 (Okafor 2, Armstrong, Posey, Wright). Turnovers: 10 (Okafor 3, D.Brown 2, Collison, Paul, Songaila, Stojakovic, West). Steals: 14 (Paul 5, Collison 3, Posey 3, Okafor 2, Wright). Technical Fouls: Stojakovic, 3:34 first.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Marion 27:56   5-9   0-0   0-2   1   0   10

Nowitzki 35:01   4-11   2-2   1-7   3   2   10

Dampier 36:22   4-5   0-0   3-8   0   2   8

Kidd 36:28   4-9   2-2   0-5   13   1   13

Barea 26:09   10-13   2-2   0-4   1   2   23

Howard 29:08   5-10   3-4   1-8   2   2   14

Terry 33:23   4-9   3-3   0-1   3   0   12

Gooden 7:12   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

Humphries 8:21   2-3   0-0   1-5   0   3   4

Totals 240:00   38-69   12-13   6-40   23   13   94

Percentages: FG .551, FT .923. 3-Point Goals: 6-15, .400 (Kidd 3-8, Barea 1-2, Terry 1-2, Howard 1-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 23 (30 Pts). Blocked Shots: 4 (Dampier, Howard, Marion, Nowitzki). Turnovers: 23 (Howard 5, Dampier 4, Terry 4, Barea 3, Kidd 3, Nowitzki 2, Humphries, Marion). Steals: 5 (Nowitzki 2, Kidd, Marion, Terry). Technical Fouls: Howard, 10:15 fourth.

A: 19,737 (19,200). T: 2:12. Officials: Scott Foster, Ed Malloy, Kevin Cutler.

Nuggets 102,

Thunder 93

DENVER - Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points - his fourth straight game with at least 30 - as Denver beat Oklahoma City. J.R. Smith added 19 points for the Nuggets, who beat the Thunder for the fifth consecutive time.

In defeat, Kevin Durant had 32 points for his ninth straight game of 25 or more, the NBA's longest active streak.

Denver 25 30 19 28 – 102

   FG   FT   Reb   

OKLA. CITY Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Durant 38:46   9-20   12-13   1-10   3   4   32

Green 36:48   3-9   1-1   1-7   3   1   8

Krstic 19:10   0-5   1-2   2-4   2   4   1

Westbrook 37:49   5-15   4-5   3-6   6   4   14

Sefolosha 24:18   4-8   2-4   1-2   1   2   11

Collison 27:00   5-8   4-4   0-5   0   3   14

Harden 23:42   3-7   2-2   2-3   5   4   9

Livingston 10:11   1-3   0-0   1-1   2   1   2

Ibaka 14:12   1-4   0-0   1-2   0   3   2

White 8:04   0-0   0-0   0-1   1   3   0

Totals 240:00   31-79   26-31   12-41   23   29   93

Percentages: FG .392, FT .839. 3-Point Goals: 5-13, .385 (Durant 2-4, Harden 1-1, Sefolosha 1-1, Green 1-3, Collison 0-1, Livingston 0-1, Westbrook 0-2). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 21 (18 Pts). Blocked Shots: 9 (Green 3, Ibaka 2, Krstic 2, Durant, Sefolosha). Turnovers: 20 (Durant 5, Harden 4, Westbrook 4, Sefolosha 2, Green, Ibaka, Krstic, Livingston, White). Steals: 7 (Durant 2, Sefolosha 2, Collison, Krstic, Livingston). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 4:55 third.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Anthony 38:01   12-22   6-6   0-5   2   5   31

Martin 37:11   3-12   0-0   6-11   1   4   6

Nene 26:46   6-11   1-3   4-9   3   6   13

Billups 37:32   1-6   9-9   0-1   7   2   12

Afflalo 21:17   1-7   0-0   0-0   1   1   3

Andersen 32:00   3-5   9-10   3-11   0   3   15

Smith 32:32   5-14   8-10   1-3   2   4   19

Lawson 14:41   1-3   1-2   0-0   4   1   3

Totals 240:00   32-80   34-40   14-40   20   26   102

Percentages: FG .400, FT .850. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Anthony 1-2, Afflalo 1-3, Billups 1-4, Smith 1-5). Team Rebounds: 16. Team Turnovers: 18 (21 Pts). Blocked Shots: 7 (Andersen 3, Nene 2, Billups, Martin). Turnovers: 17 (Billups 4, Anthony 3, Martin 3, Smith 3, Lawson 2, Afflalo, Nene). Steals: 10 (Billups 4, Andersen 3, Afflalo, Nene, Lawson). Technical Fouls: Smith, 0:59.0 third.

A: 16,022 (19,155). T: 2:26. Officials: Mike Callahan, Zach Zarba, Scott Twardoski.

Timberwolves 110,

Jazz 108

SALT LAKE CITY - Jonny Flynn drove for the go-ahead layup with 3 seconds left as Minnesota beat Utah for the second time this season.

Deron Williams had 38 points and added 13 assists for Utah, but his three-pointer just before the final buzzer was off the mark. Of Minnesota's four wins this season, two have come against the Jazz.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

Wilkins 32:43   2-4   1-1   1-3   4   1   5

Love 34:46   3-9   5-8   4-14   2   4   11

Jefferson 38:08   9-16   5-10   1-12   3   3   23

Flynn 29:24   11-19   2-3   0-1   5   5   28

CBrewer 35:32   8-15   5-6   1-5   4   3   22

Pecherov 19:14   2-5   4-4   3-5   0   4   8

Sessions 18:36   3-7   0-0   3-5   1   3   6

Pavlovic 15:20   1-4   1-2   1-3   2   1   4

Ellington 12:29   1-4   0-0   0-0   0   1   3

Hollins 3:49   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   1   0

Totals 240:01   40-83   23-34   14-48   21   26   110

Percentages: FG .482, FT .676. 3-Point Goals: 7-15, .467 (Flynn 4-6, Ellington 1-1, Brewer 1-3, Pavlovic 1-3, Love 0-1, Pecherov 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 15 (16 Pts). Blocked Shots: 1 (Jefferson). Turnovers: 15 (Flynn 4, Jefferson 3, Brewer 2, Pecherov 2, Sessions 2, Love, Wilkins). Steals: 9 (Brewer 2, Wilkins 2, Flynn, Love, Pavlovic, Pecherov, Sessions). Technicals: Defensive three second, 8:00 second.

   FG   FT   Reb   

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

RBrewer 35:04   3-8   2-2   2-5   2   2   8

Boozer 37:14   7-15   0-3   2-14   3   6   14

Okur 27:13   5-9   1-2   0-4   2   5   13

Williams 41:05   11-20   14-18   0-3   13   3   38

Matthews 32:52   3-9   1-1   0-1   3   2   8

Millsap 23:43   6-9   1-3   1-3   0   4   13

Korver 13:05   0-3   0-0   0-1   2   1   0

Maynor 6:55   1-1   0-2   0-1   2   0   2

Kirilenko 14:59   3-4   2-4   1-2   1   1   8

Fesenko 7:49   2-3   0-2   1-2   0   2   4

Totals 239:59   41-81   21-37   7-36   28   26   108

Percentages: FG .506, FT .568. 3-Point Goals: 5-15, .333 (Williams 2-4, Okur 2-5, Matthews 1-4, Korver 0-1, Millsap 0-1). Team Rebounds: 16. Team Turnovers: 12 (20 Pts). Blocked Shots: 6 (Millsap 3, Boozer 2, Okur). Turnovers: 12 (Boozer 4, Okur 3, Brewer, Fesenko, Kirilenko, Millsap, Williams). Steals: 5 (Williams 2, Brewer, Kirilenko, Millsap). Technical Fouls: None.

A: 18,090 (19,911). T: 2:31. Officials: Michael Smith, Rodney Mott, JT Orr.