INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Amare Stoudemire scored 49 points, falling a point short of his career high in the Phoenix Suns' 113-103 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night.
Stoudemire was 17-for-21 from the field, made 15 free throws without a miss and had 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals. He missed his career high of 50 points, set against Portland on Jan. 2, 2005.
Boris Diaw added 14 points for the Suns (4-1). T.J. Ford and Danny Granger each scored 23 points, and Marquis Daniels added 19 for the Pacers (1-2).
Pistons 100, Raptors 93
TORONTO (AP) - Tayshaun Prince scored 16 of his 27 points in the second quarter, and Richard Hamilton had 22 to help Detroit improve to 4-0.
Allen Iverson was unavailable for Detroit because Chauncey Billups, one of three players traded to Denver in exchange for Iverson, hadn't completed his physical.
Chris Bosh had 26 points and 13 rebounds for Toronto in its unsuccessful bid for its first 4-0 start.
Knicks 101, Bobcats 98
rown's first game back at Madison Square Garden.
Wilson Chandler added 18 points and Jamal Crawford had 14 of his 16 in the second half for the Knicks. Raymond Felton scored 18 points and Jason Richardson had 17 for the Bobcats, 1-3 in their first season under Brown.
Heat 106, 76ers 83
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade scored 29 points, Mario Chalmers set a franchise record with nine steals, and Miami scored 12 straight points in the fourth quarter.
Wade added seven rebounds and six assists. Miami forced 26 turnovers - matching the most in the NBA this season - and moved to 2-0 at home for the first time since 2004.
Michael Beasley finished with 17 points, and Shawn Marion - playing with a hard plastic mask to protect a broken nose - added 12 points and seven rebounds for Miami (2-2). Thaddeus Young scored 19 points for Philadelphia.
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