There's a logjam again in second place in the Western Conference.

There isn't, however, a tie atop the NBA's all-time coaching wins list anymore.

Dallas, Denver and Phoenix all won their games Wednesday to improve to 51-27 and leapfrog the 51-28 Utah Jazz, who dropped to fifth after a 113-96 loss in Houston.

It didn't have playoff implications, but Golden State's 116-107 win over Minnesota was historic. Don Nelson set the NBA career record for victories by a coach with his 1,333rd career win, surpassing Lenny Wilkens to move atop the list.

At Oklahoma City, Chauncey Billups scored 31 points and Carmelo Anthony added 24 as Denver rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth to beat the Thunder 98-94. The Nuggets finished on a 22-5 run to beat OKC, a night after its 140-139 overtime loss in Utah.

Kevin Durant scored 33 but missed a game-tying try in the final 10 seconds.

In Dallas, Caron Butler scored 23 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 22 points and nine rebounds, and Dallas stopped a two-game skid with a 110-84 victory over Memphis.

At Phoenix, Amare Stoudemire scored 29 points, Jason Richardson added 20, and Steve Nash had 18 points with 12 assists as the Suns stopped San Antonio 112-101.

TRAIL BLAZERS 93, CLIPPERS 85: At Los Angeles, LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Brandon Roy added 23 points for Portland. The win moved the Blazers into a tie in sixth place with the Spurs and Thunder at 48-30.

BOBCATS 104, HORNETS 103: At New Orleans, Charlotte clinched its first playoff berth since its founding six years ago, as Stephen Jackson scored 29 and D.J. Augustin hit a crucial 3-pointer with 16 seconds left.

CELTICS 115, RAPTORS 104: At Toronto, Rajon Rondo scored 21 points and Boston capitalized on another Toronto injury. Sonny Weems scored a career-high 21 for the Raptors, playing their first game since Chris Bosh suffered two facial fractures Tuesday at Cleveland. Things got worse for Toronto after Hedo Turkoglu bumped heads with Boston's Tony Allen. Turkoglu sustained a nasal contusion and was taken to hospital for a CT scan.

MAGIC 121, WIZARDS 94: At Orlando, Fla., Dwight Howard had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic.

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BUCKS 108, NETS 89: At Milwaukee, John Salmons had 22 points for the Bucks.

HEAT 99, 76ERS 95: At Miami, Dwyane Wade scored eight of his 22 points in the final four minutes as surging Miami rallied past Philadelphia for its ninth straight win.

PISTONS 90, HAWKS 88: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Ben Gordon scored 22 points and made two key defensive plays in the final minute, leading injury-riddled Detroit.

PACERS 113, KNICKS 105: At Indianapolis, Danny Granger scored 33 points to help Indiana win for the 10th time in its last 11 home games.