WASHINGTON — Carlos Boozer scored 30 points and Derrick Rose added 25 to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Wizards 87-80 on Wednesday night for their ninth victory in 10 games.
Boozer also had 10 rebounds and a season-high seven assists to go with his second 30-point performance this season. The Bulls are 9-3 since Boozer returned after missing the first 15 games with a broken hand.
PISTONS 115, RAPTORS 93: At Toronto, Richard Hamilton scored a season-high 35 points, Rodney Stuckey had 21 and Detroit beat Toronto to snap a five-game losing streak against the Raptors.
HAWKS 98, CAVALIERS 84: At Atlanta, Joe Johnson scored 23 points in his best game since his return from elbow surgery to lead Atlanta.
CELTICS 84, 76ERS 80: At Boston, Ray Allen scored 22 points, and Paul Pierce recovered after missing his first seven shots to score 11 in the 2nd half.
KNICKS 112, THUNDER 98: At New York, Amare Stoudemire scored 23 points, Wilson Chandler added 21. Rookie Landry Fields had 14 points and 10 rebounds. In a game featuring the NBA's top two scorers, Stoudemire nearly matched league leader Kevin Durant, who finished with 26.
HORNETS 105, NETS 91: At New Orleans, Emeka Okafor had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 12 points and 14 assists.
SPURS 109, NUGGETS 103: At San Antonio Manu Ginobili and Gary Neal scored 22 points apiece, and San Antonio beat Denver for its 10th straight victory.
ROCKETS 97, CLIPPERS 92: At Los Angeles, Kevin Martin scored 28 points, including four free throws in the final 16 seconds, and the Rockets nearly blew an 18-point lead.
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