Wade's 40 help Heat beat Knicks

Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 40 points, LeBron James and Chris Bosh each finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat held off a big fourth-quarter rally to beat the visiting New York Knicks, 106-98, on Tuesday night.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Miami.

Elsewhere: Gilbert Arenas scored 22 points, fellow newcomer Jason Richardson added 20, and the Orlando Magic beat the host Cleveland Cavaliers, 110-95. . . . Paul Pierce scored 21 points and Ray Allen added 17 to help the visiting Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers, 95-83. . . . Tony Parker scored 23 points and the Spurs beat Kobe Bryant and the reeling Los Angeles Lakers, 97-82, in San Antonio.

Mavericks' Nowitzki day-to-day

Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has a sprained right knee and missed Tuesday night's game against Toronto. An MRI revealed the sprain and Nowitzki is day-to-day.

Quotable

Paul Silas after inheriting the Charlotte Bobcats from coach Larry Brown, whom owner Michael Jordan fired last week:

"I've been through this. I know what it's about. I know how to do it."

- Associated Press