The NBA roundup …
CHARLOTTE ó Gerald Wallace saw the score of Atlanta’s embarrassing loss and knew the athletic Hawks wouldn’t repeat that miserable shooting performance a night later.
Wallace just wasn’t expecting that it would be he and teammate Stephen Jackson who ended up missing several shots.
Behind Joe Johnson’s 32 points, the undermanned but energized Hawks bounced back from that humiliating 41-point defeat with a convincing 103-87 victory over the poor-shooting and distracted Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.
D.J. Augustin scored 20 points for the Bobcats, who got little from Jackson and Wallace as their two-game winning streak was snapped. Wallace didn’t get his first field goal until the fourth quarter, while Jackson spent the night missing shots and getting preoccupied with the officials.
Jackson picked up another technical foul from Eli Roe, the referee who ejected him earlier this season which led to a one-game suspension.
“I’m just going to keep my mouth closed because I don’t want to get fined,” Jackson said.
Wizards 85, Celtics 83
WASHINGTON ó With the shot clock running down in the game’s final minute, John Wall banked in a 3-pointer in front of a sold-out arena wearing more green than blue, and the Wizards rallied to beat Boston 85-83.
Hornets 96, Spurs 72
NEW ORLEANS ó David West had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets earned their eighth consecutive victory and ended the San Antonio Spurs’ eight-game winning streak, 96-72.
Pistons 75, Suns 74
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ó Austin Daye gmade the go-ahead jump shot with 53 seconds left and the Pistons rallied for a 75-74 victory that snapped the Suns’ five-game winning streak.
76ers 96, Jazz 85
PHILADELPHIA ó Andre Iguodala scored 22 points, Lou Williams added 20 and the Sixers defeated the slumping Utah Jazz 96-85.
Magic 118, Rockets 104
HOUSTON ó Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Hedo Turkoglu added 21 points and the Orlando Magic built a big first-half lead on their way to an easy 118-104 win.
Grizzlies 94, Bucks 81
MILWAUKEE ó Marc Gasol scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Zach Randolph set a franchise record with his 10th straight double-double in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 94-81 win.
Mavericks 87, Nets 86
NEWARK, N.J. ó Dirk Nowitzki hit a jumper in the lane with 6 seconds to play and the Mavericks continued their dominance over the New Jersey Nets with an 87-86.
Thunder 101, Knicks 98
OKLAHOMA CITY ó Kevin Durant made a 3-pointer from the right wing as time expired and finished with 30 points to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 101-98 win against the New York Knicks.
Bulls 92, Cavaliers 79
CHICAGO ó Derrick Rose scored 24 points, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 92-79 victorythat extended the Cleveland Cavaliers’ losing streak to 16 games.
Cleveland (8-35) has also lost 20 straight on the road, one shy of the franchise record.