Tuesday's other games
Pacers 81, Pistons 69
INDIANAPOLIS -- The best team in the Eastern Conference kept the Detroit Pistons from establishing two historical bests. Jermaine O'Neal had 28 points and 15 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers snap the Pistons' 13-game winning streak. The Pistons were trying for the longest winning streak in franchise history and the longest in the NBA this season. Instead, they were held to nine points in the first quarter and lost to their former coach, Rick Carlisle, for the third time this season.
Celtics 86, Heat 84
MIAMI -- Paul Pierce scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final 5 1/2 minutes to snap a four-game losing streak. Mark Blount's tip-in put Boston ahead 85-84 with 48 seconds to go. The Heat's Rafer Alston had a potential game-winning shot from 25 feet, but it glanced off the front of the rim at the buzzer. Reserve Udonis Haslem scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for Miami.
Mavericks 106, Nets 93
DALLAS -- Antoine Walker scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and Dirk Nowitzki added 19 points, helping the Dallas Mavericks continue their stronghold over the New Jersey Nets. The Mavs hit their midpoint of the season by winning a fifth straight game, their best thus far. This was the seventh straight time they've beaten the Nets, their longest current streak against any team. Nowitzki scored 15 by halftime, then played the second half with his left wrist taped following a hard foul by Kenyon Martin.
Nuggets 96, Jazz 75
SALT LAKE CITY -- Voshon Lenard scored 17 points, Carmelo Anthony had 14 and the Denver Nuggets gave Utah its first three-game losing streak of the season. Marcus Camby added 12 points and six rebounds for Denver, which took a 2-0 lead in the season series. The Nuggets were swept by the Jazz last season. Utah dressed just 10 players, and leading scorer Andrei Kirilenko wasn't one of them as he nursed a sprained ankle for the second straight night.
Trail Blazers 109, Kings 104
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Derek Anderson scored all 12 of the Trail Blazers' points in overtime. In one of the most surprising results of the NBA season, the team with the league's worst road record beat the team with the best home record. Anderson scored a season-high 29 points and Rasheed Wallace had 26 points and a season-high 15 rebounds as Portland held on for its third road win in 19 games.
-- Associated Press