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Leandro Barbosa finished with 17 points, Raja Bell scored 16 and Shawn Marion added 17 points and 24 rebounds for Phoenix, which shot 15-for-33 from 3-point range.
Shaquille O'Neal had season-highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds for Miami, which led by as many as 12 points before falling to 0-5. The Heat had a chance to tie with 9 seconds left, but Ricky Davis' 3-pointer bounced off the rim.
Davis and Jason Williams each had 21 points, Williams added 10 assists, and Udonis Haslem finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat.
Celtics 106, Hawks 83
BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Garnett had 27 points and 19 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 23 and Boston got its third blowout win of a season that is the Celtics' best start in 20 years.
Their 4-0 record is their best opening since 1987-88 when they won their first six games, finished with 52 wins and went on to the Eastern Conference finals, the last time the trio of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish got there.
Boston's third star, Ray Allen, scored 14 points. Another newcomer, Eddie House, came off the bench to score 19, hitting four of five 3-pointers.
Magic 112, Knicks 102
NEW YORK (AP) - Dwight Howard had 22 points and 20 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 24 points and 10 assists, and the Orlando Magic completed a perfect four-game road trip.
Hedo Turkoglu scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Magic (5-1), off to their best start since also winning five of their first six in the 2002-03 season. Rashard Lewis also finished with 21.
Orlando also won at Washington, Minnesota and Toronto in the first 4-0 start in franchise history. The Magic never before had four consecutive road wins without a home game in between.
Raptors 105, 76ers 103
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chris Bosh made 16 of 18 free throws, scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors snap a three-game losing streak.
Anthony Parker scored 22 points, including a 3-pointer with 33.7 seconds remaining. T.J. Ford had 16 for the Raptors.
Andre Iguodala scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half and Lou Williams scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Sixers.
Bobcats 96, Pacers 87
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Emeka Okafor had 25 points and 23 rebounds, and Gerald Wallace scored 26 points.
Okafor's second career 20-20 game was his best game since he turned down a contract offer from the Bobcats before the start of the season.
Raymond Felton added 16 points in his return after missing a game with a sore left knee and the Bobcats overcame 14 missed free throws with a dominant fourth quarter.
Jermaine O'Neal had 18 points, Troy Murphy scored 16 points each and Danny Granger added 15 for the Pacers, who were outscored 24-4 in the first 8 minutes of the final period.