The NBA roundup …ORLANDO, Fla. ó Jameer Nelson had 27 points, and Orlando overcame Kobe Bryant’s season-high 41 points for Los Angeles.
Bryant eventually missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced overtime.
Hornets 99, Kings 90
NEW ORLEANS ó Chris Paul had 34 points, nine assists and a season-high eight steals, and New Orleans won for the 11th time in 13 games.
Sacramento appeared ready to threaten when Brad Miller and Salisbury native Bobby Jackson each hit 3s late in the final quarter, the second pulling the Kings to 88-81. Paul responded with a 3 of his own, then grabbed his seventh steal to start a fast break that ended with an assist.
Heat 106, Nets 103
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ó Dwyane Wade matched his season high with 43 points, scoring 12 of Miami’s final 14 points.
Brook Lopez led the Nets with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Spurs 107, Raptors 97
SAN ANTONIO ó Tony Parker had 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, and San Antonio matched a franchise record with 16 3-pointers. Tim Duncan scored 19 points.
Bulls 106, Jazz 98
CHICAGO ó Ben Gordon scored 26 points, and Derrick Rose had 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter for Chicago.
The Bulls have won five straight home games and are 10-3 at the United Center.
Pacers 95, 76ers 94
PHILADELPHIAó T.J. Ford hit a 15-foot jumper with 3.9 seconds left and finished with 25 points for Indiana.
Rockets 109, Wolves 102
MINNEAPOLIS ó Tracy McGrady scored 23 points and Houston made 12 3-pointers to hand Minnesota its 12th straight loss.
Suns 108, Nuggets 101
PHOENIX ó Steve Nash scored eight straight points in the final 3 minutes and Phoenix beat Denver for the eighth straight time at home.
Bucks 119, Clippers 85
MILWAUKEE ó Richard Jefferson scored 22 points, and Luke Ridnour added 18 for Milwaukee in its fourth victory in five games.