The NBA roundup …
NEW ORLEANS ó Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and the Denver Nuggets beat New Orleans 101-88 on Wednesday night, snapping the Hornets’ three-game winning streak.
Chauncey Billups scored 26 points, hitting four of his five 3-pointers in the second hal.
Chris Paul had 19 points and 13 assists, and David West scored 18 points for New Orleans (44-26), which dropped a game behind Denver (46-26) in the Western Conference standings.
Magic 84, Celtics 82
ORLANDO, Fla. ó Dwight Howard blocked a potential go-ahead layup by Paul Pierce with 3.8 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic clinched their second straight Southeast Division title with an 84-82 win over the Celtics.
Howard had 24 points and 21 rebounds as the Magic (53-18) bumped Boston (54-19) by percentage points for second in the Eastern Conference.
Cavs 98, Nets 87
CLEVELAND ó LeBron James scored 22 points with 11 assists and made all the right moves in the closing minutes as the too-tough-at-home Cavaliers set a franchise record with their 58th win ó and 10th straight ó by beating New Jersey.
Spurs 102, Hawks 92
ATLANTA ó Tony Parker scored 42 points and the San Antonio Spurs, playing without Tim Duncan, ended Atlanta’s eight-game home winning streak.
Mavs 128, Warriors 106
DALLAS ó Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry came back from a four-day break as sharp as ever and J.J. Barea led a late surge.
Raptors 115, Bucks 106
TORONTO ó Andrea Bargnani scored 23 points, Chris Bosh and Jose Calderon had double-doubles.
Clippers 140, Knicks 135, OT
NEW YORK ó Mike Taylor more than doubled his career high with 35 points and Zach Randolph added 33 against his former team.
Pacers 90, Heat 88
INDIANAPOLIS ó Danny Granger scored 28 against Miami.
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