The NBA roundup …
NEW YORK — Boris Diaw rebounded from a dreadful game a night earlier with a season-high 27 points, and Charlotte snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over New York.
Gerald Henderson added 24 for the Bobcats, who capped a three-game road trip by winning for the first time since their opener. Reserve Byron Mullens scored 16 and D.J. Augustin finished with 14 points and 10 assists. Charlotte shot 55 percent from the field.
The Bobcats ruined the returns of Amare Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert, who helped get the Knicks’ offense back on track but saw that effort wasted when they simply couldn’t guard Charlotte.
Stoudemire had 25 points and 12 rebounds after missing two games with a sprained left ankle. Shumpert (right knee) scored 18 off the bench.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 32, but 22 came in the fourth quarter when all he could do was make the score more respectable.
HEAT 118, PACERS 83
MIAMI — LeBron James had 33 points and 13 assists, Chris Bosh added 22 points and the Miami Heat hardly missed Dwyane Wade in a 118-83 rout of the Indiana Pacers.
Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Indiana. Tyler Hansbrough scored 14.
BULLS 99, PISTONS 83
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.— Richard Hamilton scored 14 points in his return to The Palace, and Chicago shut down Detroit.
Chicago has won five straight and 12 in a row against the Pistons.
MAVERICKS 98, SUNS 89
DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points in his 1,000th NBA game to lead Dallas over Phoenix.
Jason Terry had 18 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, to help the defending NBA champions (3-4) string together consecutive wins for the first time this season.
SPURS 101, WARRIORS 95
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker scored San Antonio’s final six points to lead the Spurs past Golden State.
CELTICS 89, NETS 70
BOSTON — Paul Pierce scored nine of his 24 points during a game-breaking, third-quarter run and Avery Bradley hit his first career 3-pointer to help Boston beat injury-depleted New Jersey.
RAPTORS 92, CAVALIERS 77
TORONTO — Andrea Bargnani scored 31 points and Toronto beat Cleveland for its second straight win.
MAGIC 103, WIZARDS 85
ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had 28 points and 20 rebounds, Ryan Anderson added 23 points and 15 rebounds and Orlando ran past winless Washington.
The Magic won for the fifth time in six games .
76ERS 101, HORNETS 93
NEW ORLEANS — Jrue Holiday scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, leading Philadelphia over New Orleans.
GRIZZLIES 90, TIMBERWOLVES 86
MINNEAPOLIS — Rudy Gay had 19 points and eight rebounds, lifting Memphis over Minnesota in its first game since learning Zach Randolph would be out for six to eight weeks.
NUGGETS 110, KINGS 83
DENVER (AP) — Al Harrington scored 15 points, Rudy Fernandez had 12 points to go with eight assists and Denver won its third straight by beating Sacramento.
Timofey Mozgov and Arron Afflalo added 11 points apiece for the Nuggets, who have won their last six meetings with the Kings in Denver.
Playing the second of three games in three days, the Kings played from behind most of the night and lost guard Tyreke Evans for the last two quarters after he became ill.
The Kings, who remained winless in three road games this season, got 26 points from DeMarcus Cousins and 23 from Marcus Thornton. Cousins was playing his second game since returning from a one-game banishment for, the team said, demanding a trade. Cousins has denied making a trade demand.