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Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young added 18 points apiece for Philadelphia, which has won three straight overall and 11 of its last 14 games to move into seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
Chris Wilcox scored 20 points and Kevin Durant scored 10 of his 14 points in the first quarter for the SuperSonics, playing the fourth game of a seven-game road trip.
Bobcats 108, Hawks 93
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Raymond Felton had 23 points and 11 assists, Matt Carroll scored 21 points and the new-look Charlotte Bobcats continued their surprising turnaround.
Emeka Okafor added 16 points and 15 rebounds in another balanced effort for the fourth-year Bobcats, who matched a team record with their fourth straight win.
Joe Johnson scored 20 points and Al Horford added 18 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta.
Wizards 110, Raptors 106, OT
TORONTO (AP) - Antawn Jamison had 25 points and 16 rebounds to lead Washington.
Roger Mason added 18 points for the Wizards, who had six players score in double figures. Washington has won five of seven despite missing Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler.
Jamison scored six of the Wizards' last eight points in overtime.
Andrea Bargnani had 27 points for the Raptors, whose star forward Chris Bosh missed his fourth straight game with a sore right knee.
Warriors 134, Heat 99
MIAMI (AP) - Stephen Jackson scored 22 points, Al Harrington added 17, Baron Davis had 15 points and 10 assists and Golden State eased past severely short-handed Miami.
Miami only had seven available players and was without Dwyane Wade, sidelined by left knee soreness. The Heat played the final 4 1/2 minutes with one available substitute, after Udonis Haslem tweaked a gimpy ankle and retreated to the locker room.
Chris Quinn and Marcus Banks each scored 20 points for the Heat, who lost for the 30th time in their last 33 games.
Monta Ellis scored 16 points and Mickael Pietrus finished with 15 for Golden State.
Pistons 101, Knicks 97
NEW YORK (AP) - Tayshaun Prince bounced back from a horrendous game in his last trip to Madison Square Garden, scoring 28 points to lead Detroit.
Rodney Stuckey added 13 for the Pistons, who rebounded from a 90-78 loss in a showdown of Eastern Conference powers Wednesday in Boston and lowered their magic number to one for clinching their seventh straight playoff berth.
Eddy Curry scored 23 points and Jamal Crawford had 17 for the knicks, who lost their fifth in a row.
Celtics 116, Bulls 93
BOSTON (AP) - Paul Pierce scored 22 points and Kevin Garnett added 16 and eight rebounds before the Celtics starters sat out the fourth quarter of their seventh consecutive win.
Kendrick Perkins had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Boston, which won its 10th consecutive home game. The Celtics led by 12 after one and 20 after two.
Ben Gordon scored 20 points, and Joakim Noah had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Bulls.
Hornets 107, Nets 96
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul had 25 points and 16 assists, and New Orleans won its third straight game.
In keeping with a growing trend this season, several of Paul's assists came on alley-oop lobs to Tyson Chandler, who finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds as New Orleans won for the fifth time in six games.
Richard Jefferson scored 27 and Vince Carter had 19 points and 10 assists for New Jersey.
Trail Blazers 103, Bucks 101
MILWAUKEE (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points, including a 13-foot jumper with 2.4 seconds remaining, to rally Portland over Milwaukee.
Steve Blake had 21 points and Brandon Roy added 20 for the Trail Blazers, who won after trailing by eight points in the fourth quarter.
Michael Redd led the short-handed Bucks with 25 points and Charlie Villanueva added 16 points.
Jazz 126, Suns 118
PHOENIX (AP) - Carlos Boozer scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half, including a tough 8-foot bank shot with 31.1 seconds to play, and Utah handed Phoenix its third consecutive home loss.
Deron Williams had 25 points and 15 asssists and Mehmet Okur had 25 points, including 4-of-6 3-pointers, and grabbed 14 rebounds to give the Jazz their fourth win in a row.
Amare Stoudemire scored 37 but the Suns fell to 3-6 since Shaquille O'Neal joined the lineup.