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Gerald Wallace added 28 points, and former Sun Raja Bell had nine points and a career-high eight assists in Charlotte's fifth win in six games.
Shaquille O'Neal had 20 points for the Suns. Jason Richardson, Charlotte's top scorer before the trade, finished with eight points for Phoenix.
Knicks 108, Grizzlies 88
NEW YORK (AP) - David Lee had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and New York won its third straight game to hand Memphis its eighth straight loss, a day after the Grizzlies fired coach Marc Iavaroni.
Rudy Gay led Memphis with 20 points. Assistant Johnny Davis directed the Grizzlies as an interim coach. Lionel Hollins is working on a contract with Memphis to serve as head coach for the third time - the first time without the interim label.
Mavericks 112, Pistons 91
HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, Josh Howard added 22 and Dallas rebounded from its worst performance of the season.
The Mavericks were coming off a 133-99 loss in Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
Brandon Bass added a season-high 18 points, and Jason Kidd had 11 points and 10 assists for Dallas. Richard Hamilton, coming off the bench for just the second time in his Detroit career, led the Pistons with 17 points.
Hawks 117, Bucks 87
ATLANTA (AP) - Flip Murray scored a season-high 25 points, Josh Smith had 24 and Atlanta Hawks raced away to its biggest victory of the season.
Mike Bibby had 15 assists for the Hawks, who shot 56 percent from the field while winning their third in a row. Charlie Villenueva led Milwaukee with 27 points.
Pacers 107, Rockets 102
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Danny Granger scored 25 points, T.J. Ford added 21, and Troy Murphy had 14 points and 16 rebounds to help Indiana snap a two-game losing skid.
Luis Scola led Houston with a career-high 25 points. Houston center Yao Ming left the game with a sore right knee and did not play in the second half.