The NBA roundup …
CHARLOTTE ó Reporters crowded around Gerald Hendersonís locker and the playful ribbing from his Bobcats teammates began with chants of ěHendo! Hendo!î
Stephen Jackson then took it a step further.
ěThis is my first interview ever!î Jackson yelled, pretending to be Henderson.
It just seemed that way after the often forgotten shooting guardís breakthrough game Saturday night that was more than a year overdue.
Posting career highs with 19 points and nine rebounds in 40 minutes, Henderson became the latest player to bust out in interim coach Paul Silasí freewheeling style as Charlotte beat Washington 104-89 to keep the Wizards the NBAís lone winless team on the road.
Magic 117, Mavericks 107
DALLAS ó Dwight Howard had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic extended the NBA’s longest active winning streak to nine games with a 117-107 victory over the injury-depleted Dallas Mavericks.
DeShawn Stevenson scored a season-high 24 points for the Mavericks, who were without top scorer Dirk Nowitzki for his career-high seventh straight game with a sprained right knee.
Pistons 112, 76ers 109, OT
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ó Austin Daye made a tying 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left in regulation and the Detroit Pistons went on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 in overtime.
Thunder 109, Grizzlies 100
OKLAHOMA CITY ó Kevin Durant scored 40 points, Russell Westbrook added 22 points and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder avenged a loss at Memphis earlier this week by beating the Grizzlies 109-100.
Bulls 90, Celtics 79
CHICAGO ó Derrick Rose scored 36 points, Carlos Boozer added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls cooled off the Boston Celtics with a 90-79 victory.
Hawks 108, Pacers 93
ATLANTA ó Josh Smith scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter.
Bucks 115, Nets 92
NEWARK, N.J. ó Celebrating his birthday with a point for every year was only half the fun for Chris Douglas-Roberts. He scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half to lead undermanned Milwaukee to a 115-92 victory.