CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gerald Wallace had 25 points and 16 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats frustrated Carmelo Anthony and Denver in a 107-95 victory Tuesday night that snapped the Nuggets' four-game winning streak.
Anthony, the NBA's leading scorer, had 34 points and seven rebounds, but Wallace outplayed him down the stretch and a frustrated Anthony picked up a technical foul with just under a minute left to help seal Charlotte's second straight win.
Stephen Jackson had 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Nazr Mohammed added 15 points for the Bobcats.
J.R. Smith had 16 points for the Nuggets, who played without injured forward Kenyon Martin.
CELTICS 98, BUCKS 89: At Boston, Rajon Rondo had 13 assists and nine rebounds and scored all of his 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics pulled away for their eighth straight win. Kevin Garnett scored 25 to go with nine boards, and Paul Pierce scored 15 points. Andrew Bogut had 25 points and 14 rebounds for Milwaukee.
RAPTORS 94, TIMBERWOLVES 88: At Toronto, Chris Bosh had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Jarrett Jack had 17 points and eight assists and Toronto got its first three-game win streak this season. Hedo Turkoglu scored 16 points, and DeMar DeRozan and Andrea Bargnani each added 15 the Raptors extended their win streak over Minnesota to 11 games — dating to Jan. 21, 2004.
Al Jefferson had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Kevin Love scored 18 points for the Timberwolves.
GRIZZLIES 111, CAVALIERS 109 (OT): At Memphis, Tenn., Mike Conley drove past Shaquille O'Neal for a layup with 3 seconds left to lift the Grizzlies over Cleveland.
LeBron James, who had 43 points and 13 rebounds, took the last shot, but his 30-footer over Rudy Gay hit the front of the rim, snapping the Cavaliers' 4-game winning streak.
Zach Randolph led Memphis with 32 points and 14 rebounds. O.J. Mayo scored 28, and Gay finished with 21 points. Marc Gasol had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Mo Williams had 20 points and eight assists for the Cavaliers, while O'Neal scored 16. Reserve Daniel Gibson added 13 points.
MAVERICKS 102, SUNS 101: At Dallas, Josh Howard looked sharp coming off a 13-game break to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left ankle, scoring 18 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Dallas.
NETS 103, BULLS 101: At Chicago, Brook Lopez scored 25 points, Devin Harris hit to the go-ahead basket with 14.9 seconds left and New Jersey got its second win of the season and first on the road.
Chris Douglas-Roberts added 20 points and Harris had 17 for the Nets, who got off the worst start in NBA history at 0-18 and are now 2-19 — including 1-12 away from home.
Derrick Rose scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Chicago, which lost for the eighth time in nine games. Luol Deng also had 27 for the Bulls.
HORNETS 96, KINGS 94: At New Orleans, David West had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Chris Paul had 15 points and 12 assists for New Orleans.
Emeka Okafor added 17 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans.
Evans led the Kings with 25 points.
MAGIC 97, CLIPPERS 86: At Los Angeles, Dwight Howard had 25 points and 11 rebounds on his 24th birthday, Rashard Lewis added 17 points and Orlando held off the Clippers for their sixth straight victory.
Jason Williams scored 16 points while hitting four 3-pointers for the Magic, who kept pace with Boston atop the Eastern Conference with their 11th win in 12 games. Thanks to a smooth fourth-quarter surge, the Magic also won their eighth straight road game, setting a new franchise record for a single season.
Eric Gordon scored 21 points and Baron Davis had 18 points and 11 assists for the Clippers, who had won five of seven before losing to the Magic for the sixth straight time.