NBA Roundup: Road win for Bobcats
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TORONTO — D.J. Augustin scored 23 points and Gerald Henderson had 18 to help Charlotte snap a five-game road losing streak with a 95-90 win against Toronto.
Stephen Jackson and Boris Diaw added 15 points apiece for the Bobcats, who have won two straight after a season-high six-game slide.
Andrea Bargnani had 17 points and Leandro Barbosa added 15 for Toronto, which has lost 11 of 15 and 24 of 29.
Magic 111, Suns 88
PHOENIX — Dwight Howard had 26 points and 15 rebounds, then watched the fourth quarter from the bench as the Orlando Magic completed a 111-88 rout of the Suns on Sunday for their first victory in Phoenix in nine seasons.
Phoenix had been the only NBA city where Howard had not won.
Aaron Brooks, starting in place of injured Steve Nash, had 19 points and 10 assists, but the Suns were blown out at home for the second game in a row.
Six other Magic players reached double figures, led by Brandon Bass with 17 and Gilbert Arenas with 16. Orlando’s regulars got plenty of rest heading into Monday night’s game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.Celtics 87, Bucks 56
BOSTON — Ray Allen scored 17 points in just three quarters, Paul Pierce added 14 and Boston set a franchise record for fewest points allowed in the shot clock era.
It was the lowest score against the Celtics since they beat the Milwaukee Hawks 62-57 at Providence, R.I., on Feb. 27, 1955.
Pacers 106, Knicks 93
NEW YORK — Tyler Hansbrough scored a career-high 29 points, Dahntay Jones added 18 in place of leading scorer Danny Granger, and Indiana snapped a six-game losing streak.
Darren Collison added 16 points, and Roy Hibbert had 12 points, eight rebounds and five blocks for the Pacers in the opener of a home-and-home series.
Thunder 95, Cavaliers 75
CLEVELAND — Russell Westbrook scored 12 straight points — all on hard drives to the rim — during a five-minute stretch of the third quarter to awaken his listless teammates and lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.
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