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Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey each scored 16 for Detroit, which got 15 apiece from Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings. The Pistons led by 18 before Miami got within three points in the fourth, but never trailed in the game's final 47 minutes.
Jennings sealed it with just over two minutes left, stealing the ball from LeBron James and setting up Monroe for an easy score.
James and Michael Beasley each scored 23 for Miami. The Heat played without guard Dwyane Wade, the All-Star sitting for the fourth time this season to rest a sore knee.
Miami shot a season-low 44 percent.
76ERS 126, MAGIC 125, 2OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Carter-Williams had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, and Thaddeus Young added 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead Philadelphia past Orlando in double-overtime on Tuesday night.
Carter-Williams got his 10th assist on a dish to Young late in the second OT to put the Sixers up 125-120.
Evan Turner had 24 points for Philadelphia, which snapped a four-game losing streak.
Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 43 points for the Magic and Glen Davis had a career-high 33. Victor Oladipo had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to join Carter-Williams as rookies with a triple-double.
Turner was whistled for his fifth foul with 12.1 seconds left in the first OT on Afflalo's 3-point attempt. Afflalo made all three free throws, tying the score at 118.
NUGGETS 111, NETS 87
NEW YORK (AP) - Timofey Mozgov had 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in another superb effort by Denver's bench, and the Nuggets raced by the Brooklyn Nets 111-87 Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory.
Kenneth Faried and Jordan Hamilton each added 15 points for the Nuggets, who got 57 points from the NBA's second-highest scoring second unit. That wasn't quite the 72 they rang up against Toronto on Sunday, but it was more than enough to dominate the third quarter against the short-handed Nets.
Denver outscored Brooklyn 31-15 in the period that has given the Nets season-long problems, putting it away with a 15-0 run midway through the quarter.
Joe Johnson scored 22 points for the Nets, who still haven't won consecutive games this season and fell to 5-13 heading into their nationally televised first meeting Thursday with the just-a-little-worse Knicks (3-13).
Andray Blatche added 15 for the Nets, playing without injured starters Paul Pierce and Deron Williams.
CELTICS 108, BUCKS 100
BOSTON (AP) - Jordan Crawford scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 18 and Boston avoided a third loss to struggling Milwaukee this season.
Brandon Bass added 16 points and nine rebounds, Avery Bradley scored 15 and Jared Sullinger finished with 12 points as all five starters scored in double figures for Boston, which had lost two of three.
The Bucks had just snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 92-85 win over the Celtics on Saturday in Milwaukee, but couldn't quite rally from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
O.J. Mayo scored 19, and Brandon Knight had 15 points and six assists for Milwaukee. Khris Middleton added 14 points for the Bucks, who were outrebounded by the Celtics 40-33.
GRIZZLIES 110, SUNS 91
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jon Leuer scored a career-high 23 points, Ed Davis added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis made the best of a makeshift lineup to defeat Phoenix.
Leuer and Davis got plenty of playing time because of injuries to front-line starters Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.
Leuer connected on 10 of 13 shots, Davis made 8 of 11 and seven players finished in double figures for Memphis, which shot 55 percent from the floor.
Mike Conley had 18 points and 14 assists for Memphis, which snapped a four-game losing streak at home.
Marcus Morris led the Suns with 18 points, Goran Dragic added 16 and Miles Plumlee had 11.
MAVERICKS 89, HORNETS 82
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki recovered from a rough start to score 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Mavericks kept Charlotte winless in Dallas.
Nowitzki, who was 1 of 10 from the field in the first half, and Monta Ellis took over late after struggling most of the game. They scored the last 19 points to help the Mavericks outscore Charlotte 29-15 in the fourth.
Al Jefferson scored 19 points, and Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker had 16 apiece for the Hornets, who are 0-10 in Dallas and 1-17 overall against the Mavericks. That's the worst record in the league for one team against another.