PHOENIX Raja Bell had a season-high 20 points to pace the Suns to a 110-106 victory on Friday night over the Orlando Magic, the NBA's winningest team.
The Magic are 14-4, with two of their losses against the Suns, who also beat them 106-96 at Orlando Nov. 10. Orlando had been 9-1 since then.
Amare Stoudemire had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Shawn Marion had 18 points and nine rebounds, Grant Hill scored 15 points, Leandro Barbosa 17, and Steve Nash added 15 points and 14 assists for the Suns (12-4), who snapped a two-game skid.
Dwight Howard, who had a career-high 39 points and 16 rebounds against Seattle on Wednesday night, followed that with 30 points and 23 rebounds against the Suns. Howard had eight dunks. Hedo Turkoglu added 25 points for the Magic and Rashard Lewis had 18.
The Magic, who trailed by 10 points starting the fourth quarter, pulled to 107-106 with 11.4 seconds remaining on two free throws by Lewis. Marion then hit one of two free throws, Lewis missed a 3-pointer, and Nash sealed the victory with two foul shots with 3.8 seconds left.
CELTICS 95, HEAT 85: At Miami, Paul Pierce scored 18 of his 27 points in the first quarter, Kevin Garnett added 23 and the NBA-leading Boston Celtics wasted most of a 28-point lead before beating Miami. Ray Allen scored 17 for the Celtics, who prevailed despite missing 12 of 13 shots over an 8 1/2-minute span late in the game a drought that allowed Miami to make a huge comeback bid. Jason Williams scored 22 points and hit three 3-pointers to spark a 24-3 run, one that drew the Heat within seven points with 3:56 left.
SPURS 106, TIMBERWOLVES 91: At Minneapolis, Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 31 points, and the San Antonio Spurs rallied to hand Minnesota its 12th loss in 14 games. Ginobili, San Antonio's super sub, shot 11-for-16 from the field. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs, who didn't lead until early in the fourth quarter.
MAVERICKS 91, TRAIL BLAZERS 80: At Dallas, Josh Howard had 23 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, and Dallas overcame a weak performance by Dirk Nowitzki to beat Portland. Jason Terry added 17 points and Devin Harris had 14 points and seven assists for the Mavericks.
76ERS 85, WIZARDS 84: At Philadelphia, Samuel Dalembert had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Andre Miller scored 18 points and Philadelphia snapped a two-game losing streak at home and a four-game skid against the Wizards. Willie Green and Reggie Evans added 13 points each for the Sixers (5-10).
KNICKS 91, BUCKS 88: At New York, Jamal Crawford made the go-ahead basket with 28 seconds left, and New York erased a 17-point deficit to beat Milwaukee. One night after they were accused of quitting during a 104-59 loss in Boston, the Knicks surged back in the fourth quarter to win for the third time in four games.
RAPTORS 91, CAVALIERS 82: At Toronto, Andrea Bargnani and Carlos Delfino had career highs with 26 and 24 points each, and the Toronto beat Cleveland in a game that stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh missed with injuries. James, the league's leading scorer, was out of the Cavaliers' lineup with a sprained left index finger, while Bosh sat out with a strained groin as the Raptors won their third straight.
HORNETS 92, HAWKS 86: At Atlanta. David West had 22 points and 17 rebounds and New Orleans won for the eighth time in 10 road games this season, beating turnover-plagued Atlanta. The Hawks committed 20 turnovers, which New Orleans turned into 22 points.
NUGGETS 123, CLIPPERS 107: At Denver, Allen Iverson scored 26 points and Carmelo Anthony added 24 to help the Denver Nuggets snap a three-game skid. J.R. Smith scored 22, hitting six 3-pointers, and Anthony Carter had a season-high 10 assists.
SUPERSONICS 95, PACERS 93: At Seattle, Kevin Durant scored 22 of his career-high 35 points in the second half, and Seattle became the final NBA team to win a home game this season. Seattle was 0-7 at home and had lost 11 straight home games dating to last season. But Durant showed off the skills that made him the No. 2 overall pick in the closing minutes to help Seattle (3-14) snap a six-game skid and avoid the worst 17-game start in franchise history.