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Mo Williams added 20 points for the Cavaliers, including a 3-pointer and a layup midway through the fourth quarter that pushed Cleveland's lead to 95-84, its biggest since the first quarter.
The Cavaliers are 6-0 at home.
Carlos Boozer led Utah with 17 points. The Jazz, in the finale of a five-game Eastern trip, were without starters Deron Williams and Mehmet Okur, and top reserves Andrei Kirilenko and Matt Harpring.
Rockets 91, Hornets 82
HOUSTON (AP) - Yao Ming scored 21 points, Tracy McGrady added 18 points and nine rebounds, and Houston bottled up Chris Paul in a victory over New Orleans.
Paul, who came in averaging 22 points, went 2-for-10 from the field and 8-for-8 from the free throw line to score 12. He had 12 assists, but the Hornets shot 41 percent (31-for-76) and were outrebounded 41-35.
s for the Rockets, who led by 12 at the half and shot 53 percent (8-for-15) in the third quarter to take a 70-53 lead to the fourth. The Hornets couldn't crack Houston's double-digit lead until the final 15 seconds.
Celtics 102, Bucks 97, OT
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Paul Pierce scored 28 points, Ray Allen added 27 and the pair accounted for all nine points in overtime, lifting Boston over Milwaukee.
Allen and Pierce were without the final member of the Big Three, Kevin Garnett, down the stretch after he fouled out midway through overtime, but still managed to give the Celtics their sixth straight win over Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, without leading scorer Michael Redd (right ankle) and Charlie Villanueva (hamstring strain), finished 1-for-10 in overtime after rallying from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Nets 119, Hawks 107
ATLANTA (AP) - Devin Harris scored 33 points, Vince Carter had 29 and New Jersey beat Atlanta to complete a sweep of the two-day, home-and-home series.
The Nets lost three straight while Harris was out with a sprained left ankle. He returned Friday night to score 30 points in a 115-108 victory over the Hawks at New Jersey.
Harris, who made 13 of 14 free throws, has three straight games with at least 30 points. He set a career high with 38 points against Detroit on Nov. 7 before the injury.
ree straight after a 6-0 start. Marvin Williams and Flip Murray each had 14 points and Al Horford added 12.
Warriors 121, Clippers 103
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Undrafted rookie Anthony Morrow had 37 points and 10 rebounds in his first NBA start, and Golden State beat Los Angeles in the first meeting between Baron Davis and Corey Maggette since they switched teams as free agents this summer.
Morrow, who averaged 7.7 points as a reserve in his other three games this season, played 42 minutes and was 15-for-20 from the field. His total was the highest this season by a rookie, topping O.J. Mayo's 33.
Andris Biedrins had 17 points and 16 rebounds for his 16th consecutive double-double, the Warriors' longest streak since Nate Thurmond's 18 straight in 1971-72. Stephen Jackson had 20 points and 10 assists.
Davis finished with 25 points and 11 assists for the Clippers.
Bulls 104, Pacers 91
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored 23 points and Chicago used a fourth-quarter surge to beat Indiana.
Rose scored 12 points in the third quarter, helping the Bulls build an eight-point lead, then used his quickness to help Chicago complete the victory in the fourth.
The top draft pick in the June draft, Rose has scored in double figures in each of his first 10 games - the first Chicago rookie to accomplish that since Michael Jordan in the 1984-85 season.
points. Ford had a pair of baskets, one after a steal, as Indiana closed within two in the fourth before the Bulls took off.
Trail Blazers 88, Timberwolves 83
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brandon Roy scored 24 points, including a driving layup and a fast-break dunk that put away the game, lifting Portland over Minnesota.
Roy, who was originally chosen by the Timberwolves but traded for Randy Foye on draft night, also had five assists for the Trail Blazers, who got their first road victory over a Western Conference opponent this season.
Greg Oden added 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 23 minutes for the Blazers as he works his way back from a sprained foot that kept him out for six games.
Al Jefferson had 26 points and six rebounds for the Timberwolves (1-7), who have lost seven in a row since an opening night victory over Sacramento.
76ers 110, Thunder 85
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Thaddeus Young scored 23 points, Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala added 15 apiece, and Philadelphia cruised past struggling Oklahoma City.
Samuel Dalembert contributed 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Sixers, who won their third straight game to even their record at 5-5.
Jeff Green scored 21 points and Kevin Durant added 13 for Oklahoma City, which fell to 1-9 and dropped its seventh in a row. Durant, who was the Rookie of the Year last season, shot just 6-of-18. Russell Westbrook also had 13 points and Johan Petro grabbed 12 rebounds.