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New Jersey, which trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, played some of its best basketball of the season in the final two periods to hand the Pistons their first loss after four wins to open the season.
Vince Carter and Josh Boone each scored 18 for New Jersey, which got its first home win after two losses. Boone also pulled down 14 rebounds.
Iverson had 24 points and six assists after finally getting to suit up, four days after he was acquired from Denver. Richard Hamilton had 22 points, while Tayshaun Prince added 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Nuggets 108, Mavericks 105
DENVER (AP) - Chauncey Billups began his second stint in Denver with 15 points, Carmelo Anthony scored 28 and Denver beat Dallas.
Billups also had three assists and three steals, including two down the stretch.
ed with 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Mavericks.
Heat 99, Spurs 83
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker sprained his left ankle and could be out two weeks, and Miami took advantage of his absence to beat San Antonio.
Dwyane Wade had 33 points and 10 rebounds with the NBA's leading scorer out of the game. The Spurs dropped to 1-4, their worst start since 1996-97 - a favorably miserable season that gave San Antonio the No. 1 pick and the right to draft Tim Duncan.
Parker sustained a moderate lateral ankle sprain and will probably be out more than two weeks, said Dr. Paul Saenz, a team physician. An MRI was expected to be performed Saturday.
Jazz 104, Thunder 97
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Jerry Sloan became the first NBA coach to win 1,000 games with one team, getting 16 points and 12 rebounds from Andrei Kirilenko in Utah's victory over Oklahoma City.
Utah fans chanted ``Jerry Sloan!'' and ``Jer-ry! Jer-ry!'' at the end in honor of the coach, who is 1,000-596 with the Jazz.
Brevin Knight had 11 assists, Carlos Boozer finished with 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Jazz improved to 5-0 for just the third time in team history despite letting a 31-point lead slip to eight in the fourth quarter.
Hawks 110, Raptors 92
game, and unbeaten Atlanta routed Toronto.
Bibby added 12 assists for Atlanta (4-0). The Hawks are off to their best start since 1997, when they won their first 11 games.
Chris Bosh led Toronto (3-2) with 26 points. Jose Calderon, the Raptors' second-leading scorer, had only six points on 2-of-10 shooting, but finished with 12 assists.
Cavaliers 111, Pacers 107
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James scored 27 points and Anderson Varejao added a career-high 18, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as Cleveland rallied to beat Indiana.
Mo Williams, a key offseason acquisition from Milwaukee, finished with 21 for Cleveland, which scored 40 points in the fourth quarter.
Danny Granger tied his season high with 33 points for Indiana. He scored 21 in the first half.
Bulls 100, Suns 83
CHICAGO (AP) - Reserve Ben Gordon scored 23 points, rookie Derrick Rose had 18 points, six assists and several dazzling plays, and Chicago beat Phoenix.
The Suns played without Shaquille O'Neal, who got the night off as part of a plan to rest him periodically throughout the season. O'Neal is expected back in the lineup Saturday at Milwaukee.
Amare Stoudemire, coming off a 49-point performance against Indiana on Wednesday, finished with 26 points and seven rebounds for the Suns.
Celtics 101, Bucks 89
its second straight slow start and beat undermanned Milwaukee.
Richard Jefferson scored 20 points and Charlie Villanueva added 13 points and 12 rebounds for Milwaukee, playing without the injured Michael Redd. Kevin Garnett had 16 points for Boston.
Rockets 92, Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ron Artest scored 23 points, reserve Carl Landry added six of his 20 points in the final 3 1/2 minutes, and Houston Rockets sent Los Angeles to its sixth straight loss.
The Rockets survived a lackluster performance by Tracy McGrady, who missed all five shots and finished with two points in 26 minutes. Yao Ming had 16 points and nine rebounds.
Chris Kaman had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles. Baron Davis also scored 23 points and Marcus Camby had 13 rebounds. The Clippers lost forward Tim Thomas because of a sprained left ankle in the last minute of the first quarter.
Bobcats 92, Hornets 89
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jason Richardson and Raymond Felton scored 20 points apiece, rookie D.J. Augustin spearheaded a late comeback, and Charlotte spoiled Chris Paul's homecoming by beating New Orleans.
New coach Larry Brown tinkered with his lineup late, going with the rookie point guard Augustin, who helped Charlotte regroup after blowing a 14-point lead to give Brown his second win with the struggling franchise.
nd family, recovered from a scoreless first half to have 20 points and 10 assists, but had a key turnover in the final minute before missing a tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
Knicks 114, Wizards 108
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jamal Crawford led a never-take-a-breath attack with 23 points, and New York spread the wealth with five players in double figures and 51 percent shooting in a victory over winless Washington.
Zach Randolph added 22 points and 13 rebounds, Wilson Chandler and Nate Robinson each scored 17 points, and David Lee had 13 points for the Knicks, who also had 3-pointers from seven different players - by halftime. Chris Duhon added 12 assists and seven rebounds.
Caron Butler scored 30 points, and Antawn Jamison had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, whose 0-4 record prompts eerie flashbacks to last year's 0-5 start.
Kings 121, Timberwolves 109
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Martin had 26 points and six assists, and Sacramento never trailed against Minnesota.
John Salmons scored 23 points for the Kings, Beno Udrih had 15 and Spencer Hawes 13. Mikki Moore had 12 points and Brad Miller contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds. It was the first appearance this season for Miller, who missed the first five games for violating the NBA's drug policy program.
Mike Miller scored 16, Sebastian Telfair had 15 points and seven assists, while Al Jefferson had 14 points and nine rebounds.
Grizzlies 109, Warriors 104
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hakim Warrick had 19 points and 10 rebounds, rookie O.J. Mayo added 20 points, and Memphis had its best offensive performance in a victory over Golden State.
Darrell Arthur had his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Rudy Gay scored 23 points to help the Grizzlies beat Golden State for the second time in five days.
Stephen Jackson had 27 points to lead Golden State, while Andris Biedrins had 23 points and 12 rebounds. It's the 13th consecutive double-double by Biedrins, the longest active streak in the NBA and the longest by a Warriors player since Nate Thurmond had 13 straight in 1973.