Basketball

Bobcats stop Nuggets

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, who outscored Denver 20-8 over the final 6 minutes.

In a matchup of the NBA's highest-scoring team (Denver, 109.7 points a game) and the league's stingiest team (Charlotte, 90.4 points allowed), spurts were dictated by pace.

Anthony did most of his damage in transition and by getting to the foul line on drives. The Nuggets had trouble defending Wallace in the halfcourt, and both players attempted 11 free throws.

Also Tuesday

Nets 103, Bulls 101: Brook Lopez scored 25 points and Devin Harris hit to the go-ahead basket with 14.9 seconds left as the New Jersey got its second win of the season and first on the road.

The Nets, who got off the worst start in NBA history at 0-18 before beating Charlotte and then losing to the Knicks, are now 2-19 -- including 1-12 away from home.

Grizzlies 111, Cavaliers 109 (OT): Mike Conley drove past Shaquille O'Neal for a layup with 3 seconds left to give host Memphis an overtime victory.

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.

Celtics 98, Bucks 89: Rajon Rondo had 13 assists and nine rebounds and scored all of his 11 points in the fourth quarter host Boston pulled away to beat Milwaukee.

The Bucks lost their fourth in a row and their eighth in nine games.

Mavericks 102, Suns 101: 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 and leading host Dallas.

Hornets 96, Kings 94: David West had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and host New Orleans held on to beat Sacramento.

Raptors 94, Timberwolves 88: Chris Bosh had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Jarrett Jack had 17 points and eight assists and host Toronto got its first three-game win streak this season.

Note

Granger sidelined: The Indiana Pacers, who have dropped nine of their last 10 games, have lost scoring leader Danny Granger for at least four weeks with a foot injury.

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