NEW ORLEANS Yao Ming had 28 points and 14 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets won their 11th straight game, over New Orleans.
Tracy McGrady scored 34 points, helping Houston build an early double-digit lead it maintained throughout the second half in snapping New Orleans' five-game winning streak.
Houston improved to 2-0 since trading Bonzi Wells and Mike James to the New Orleans Hornets shortly before Thursday afternoon's trading deadline. And reserve guard Bobby Jackson, the primary player the Rockets received in the deal, hasn't even suited up yet.
This was the Hornets' first game since the trade. Wells and James were unable to play for New Orleans and sat on the bench in street clothes. The trade would not be official until the players pass a physical.
David West led New Orleans with 20 points, but struggled to find his touch on mid-range jumpers and finished 7-of-17 from the field. Chris Paul had 14 points and 11 assists.
SUNS 85, CELTICS 77: Amarie Stoudemire had 28 points and Steve Nash added 18 as Phoenix upended Boston as the Celtics struggled offensively. Paul Pierce ma de just 2-of-13 shots for eight points and Ray Allen was just 3-of-12 for 11 points as the Celtics fell behind early and never caught up. Grant Hill added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns.
CAVALIERS 90, WIZARDS 89: At Cleveland, LeBron James made two free throws with 7.8 seconds left as the shorthanded Cavaliers, playing with just eight, had enough to beat Washington.
James scored 33 points with 15 rebounds and eight assists in 45 minutes for the Cavs, who added four players in an 11-player blockbuster deal on Thursday but couldn't dress Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak, Joe Smith or Delonte West.
Damon Jones scored a season-high 27 points for the Cavs.
Darius Songalia scored 19 points and Stevenson 18 to lead the Wizards, who have lost 10 of 11.
PISTONS 127, BUCKS 100: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Chauncey Billups had 21 points and 12 assists to lead Detroit to a rout of Milwaukee.
Detroit went into the All-Star break with a 10-game winning streak but had lost two straight since returning.
Rasheed Wallace scored 17 points and Richard Hamilton added 16 for the Pistons, who put six players in double figures while reaching a season high for points.
Charlie Villanueva and Michael Redd led Milwaukee with 18 points apiece.
MAGIC 115, 76ERS 99: At Orlando, Hedo Turkoglu scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard had 24 points and 18 rebounds.
Andre Miller and Andre Iguodala each scored 25 for Philadelphia and Willie Green had 21 points.
MAVERICKS 98, GRIZZLIES 83: At Memphis, Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and Jason Kidd had 15 assists in his second game for Dallas following a blockbuster trade to lead the Mavericks.
Jason Terry finished with 22 points for Dallas, going 9-of-15 from the field, while Josh Howard added 20 points.
Rudy Gay led Memphis with 18 points, while Hakim Warrick had 15 points and nine rebounds.
PACERS 113, NETS 103: At Indianapolis, Mike Dunleavy scored 34 points, and Indiana snapped a three-game losing streak.
Travis Diener tied a career high with 19 points, and Jeff Foster added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Pacers.
Richard Jefferson scored 34 points and Bostjan Nachbar added 22 for the Nets.
BULLS 135, NUGGETS 121: At Chicago, Ben Gordon scored 37 points, and the revamped Bulls delivered one of their best offensive efforts in years, overcoming a late surge by Denver.
The Bulls scored at least 30 points in all four quarters for the first time since Feb. 18, 1997, against Denver, and the 135 points were a season high.
Allen Iverson scored 29 and Carmelo Anthony added 22 for Denver.
KNICKS 103, RAPTORS 99: At New York, Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 43 points, leading New York over Toronto in the opener of a home-and-home series.
Zach Randolph added 26 points and 15 rebounds, and made a layup with the Knicks clinging to a two-point lead with 40 seconds remaining. Nate Robinson made four free throws to help New York hold on.
KINGS 116, BOBCATS 115, OT: At Charlotte, Brad Miller had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Sacramento overcame his late turnover to hold off Charlotte in a game marred by a scary head injury to Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace.
Francisco Garcia scored 23 points and Ron Artest scored 20 as the Kings won their third straight game since trading Mike Bibby last week.
SUPERSONICS 99, TRAIL BLAZERS 87: At Seattle, Kevin Durant scored 17 points, despite sitting the entire fourth quarter, and the Seattle SuperSonics never trailed in a win over Portland.
HAWKS 117, WARRIORS 110: At Oakland, Joe Johnson had 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over the Golden State Warriors.