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Rajon Rondo had 14, Eddie House came off the bench to score 11 and Tony Allen had 10.
Atlantic Division-leading Boston (20-2) matched its longest winning streak since March 16-31, 1993.
Boston's only other 20-2 start came en route to the 1963-64 NBA championship.
The Celtics won their second straight game without guard Ray Allen (sore right ankle). Allen, who remained in Boston for treatment, is expected to return when the Celtics host Detroit on Wednesday.
Chris Bosh had 17 points and 13 rebounds as Toronto lost for the first time in five games.
Pistons 109, Warriors 87
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Tayshaun Prince scored 23 points, and Antonio McDyess had 14 points and 11 rebounds in Detroit's ninth victory in 11 games.
Chauncey Billups added 19 points for the Pistons, while Richard Hamilton had 13 points and six assists.
Stephen Jackson was the only Warrior to reach double figures, but he scored nine of his 13 points in the first quarter. Golden State's leading scorer, Baron Davis, finished with two points on 1-of-8 shooting.
The Pistons took over with a 28-5 run that consumed most of the second quarter. Jason Maxiell scored the first five points, including two dunks, and Prince later had nine points in just over two minutes.
Trail Blazers 116, Nuggets 105
DENVER (AP) - Brandon Roy had 26 points and 11 assists and Channing Frye scored 20 points to lead Portland.
Allen Iverson had 38 points for Denver, which has lost two straight after a three-game winning streak. Carmelo Anthony struggled from the field again and finished with 19 points on 6-of-17 shooting, and Kenyon Martin had 14 for the Nuggets.
Travis Outlaw had 17 points for the Blazers, who got their first win in Denver since Feb. 26, 2003.
Lakers 113, Clippers 92.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 32 points and Sasha Vujacic scored all of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lakers.
Andrew Bynum, ejected from last Thursday's win over San Antonio, channeled his aggression in a constructive manner with 14 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots in his anticipated matchup against Chris Kaman.
Luke Walton scored a season-high 15 points for the Lakers, shooting 6-for-6 from the field. Lamar Odom had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Kaman recorded his ninth straight double-double and 19th overall this season for the Clippers, getting 18 points and 16 rebounds. Corey Maggette added 27 points.