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Rafer Alston added 14 points for Houston, which finished with seven players in double figures and outrebounded Miami 51-35.
Dwyane Wade scored 23 points for Miami, doing so on 7-for-23 shooting. Mario Chalmers added a career-best 23, including five 3-pointers, for the Heat, who also got 17 points from Shawn Marion and 14 from Michael Beasley.
The Rockets finished their Eastern Conference road swing 3-0, marking only the fourth time in the last 12 years that they were perfect on a trip lasting at least three games.
Magic 108, Bucks 101
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dwight Howard had 24 points and 13 rebounds to help the Magic beat the Bucks.
Hedo Turkoglu and Rashard Lewis each added 22 points for the Magic.
Richard Jefferson scored 25 points to lead Milwaukee, which lost Andrew Bogut to a left knee bruise in the third quarter.
he Magic saw point guard Jameer Nelson leave with a groin strain.
Orlando led by 12 with just under two minutes left, but poor free throw shooting and Jefferson almost brought the Bucks back. His short jumper with 24 seconds left cut the lead to 103-100, but free throws by Turkoglu and Lewis sealed the win.
Bobcats 93, 76ers 84
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - D.J. Augustin scored 25 points and added a career-high 11 assists, backcourt mate Raymond Felton added 23 points, and the Bobcats used their new speedy and tiny lineup to beat the 76ers.
The 6-foot Augustin and the 6-1 Felton had their best game together since coach Larry Brown inserted the rookie Augustin in the starting lineup three games ago. They helped the Bobcats snap a four-game losing streak despite another meek performance from Charlotte's front line that somehow the 76ers couldn't take advantage of.
Elton Brand had 18 points and Andre Iguodala added 17 points for the Sixers.