Gerald Wallace had 31 points and 14 rebounds while outplaying LeBron James, and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked disjointed in Shaquille O'Neal's return from injury in a 94-87 loss to the host Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
The surprising Bobcats won their third straight game following a seven-game losing streak behind Wallace, who beat James in numerous 1-on-1 matchups in the post. Wallace topped 30 points for the second straight game, while James scored 25.
Wizards 94, Heat 84: Antawn Jamison scored 24 points to reach 16,000 for his career, and Washington beat host Miami for the first time in seven tries.
Hawks 100, 76ers 86: Jamal Crawford scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Mike Bibby had 21, and Atlanta snapped a two-game losing streak and handed Philadelphia its fifth straight loss.
Celtics 116, Raptors 103: Ray Allen scored 20 points, Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins had 18 apiece, and Rasheed Wallace got 15 for host Boston.
Clippers 104, Pistons 96: Chris Kaman scored 26 points, and Baron Davis added 25 to help visiting Los Angeles top Detroit.
Mavericks 113, Pacers 92: Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points as Dallas won ts fifth straight road game and gave coach Rick Carlisle a win over his former team.
Spurs 92, Rockets 84: Tim Duncan and Antonio McDyess recorded double-doubles, Tony Parker had 19 points and seven assists, and San Antonio earned its first road win of the season.
Jazz 105, Bulls 86: Carlos Boozer scored 28 points on 12-of-14 shooting and had eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks for the host Jazz.
Magic 93, Hawks 76: Dwight Howard had 22 points and 17 rebounds, and Vince Carter added 21 points as visiting Orlando beat Atlanta.
Nelson still ailing: Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson will miss three more games while recovering from a bout with pneumonia. Nelson already missed two games because of the illness.
Brown says Iverson should play: Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown said he thinks Allen Iverson "still has a passion to play" and shouldn't retire. Brown coached Iverson in Philadelphia when he was voted league MVP in 2001.
Pollin funeral: Abe Pollin, the NBA's longest-tenured owner, was remembered in a funeral service at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. The owner of the Washington Wizards died Tuesday at age 85.