The NBA Roundup …
CHARLOTTE ó Paul Pierce scored 19 points to help the Boston Celtics win their eighth straight game, 89-84 over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.
Kendrick Perkins had 15 points and 12 rebounds, Ray Allen added 15 points, Tony Allen had 11, and Eddie House and Kevin Garnett 10 each for the defending NBA champions. The Celtics improved to 16-2.
Gerald Wallace scored 23 points, Jason Richardson had 22 and rookie D.J. Augustin 13 for the Bobcats. Charlotte shot 47.8 percent and outrebounded Boston 36-33, but couldn’t overcome 22 turnovers.
Nets 105, Jazz 88
SALT LAKE CITY ó Devin Harris scored 34 points, and Vince Carter added 22 points to help the New Jersey Nets beat the Utah Jazz 105-88.
Yi Jianlian added 11 points, and Bobby Simmons had 10 for New Jersey.
Mehmet Okur had 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Paul Millsap added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz.
Knicks 138, Warriors 125
NEW YORK ó Chris Duhon had a franchise-record 22 assists, David Lee had career highs of 37 points and 21 rebounds, and the New York Knicks rang up a record-setting 82 points in the first half in a 138-125 victory over Golden State on Saturday night.
Thunder 111, Grizzlies 103
MEMPHIS, Tenn. ó Kevin Durant scored 30 points, and Jeff Green added 22 to help Oklahoma City snap a 14-game losing streak.
The victory was Oklahoma City’s first on the road and second of the season.
Magic 110, Pacers 96
ORLANDO, Fla. ó Dwight Howard had a season-high 32 points and 21 rebounds and added four blocks, and Rashard Lewis had 24 points for Orlando.
Nuggets 106, T’wolves 97
MINNEAPOLIS ó Chauncey Billups scored a season-high 27 points in three quarters, Carmelo Anthony added 25 points and 10 rebounds for Denver.
Hawks 102, Wizards 98
WASHINGTON ó Al Horford’s had a tiebreaking three-point play with 12.4 seconds left for Atlanta and finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
Mike Bibby led Atlanta with 21 points. Antawn Jamison led Washington with 26 points and 13 rebounds.
Rockets 103, Spurs 84
HOUSTON ó Luther Head scored 21 points in place of the injured Tracy McGrady, and Ron Artest added 16 points and eight rebounds for Houston.
Cavaliers 97, Bucks 85
MILWAUKEE ó LeBron James scored 11 straight points for Cleveland late in the fourth quarter and finished with 32.
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