Kevin Garnett’s return after a two-game absence wasn’t enough to lift the Celtics, who were still without point guard Rajon Rondo as he served the second of a two-game suspension.
Paul Pierce and Garnett scored 23 points apiece, and Garnett also had 13 rebounds. The Celtics lost their fifth in a row.
BULLS 110, BUCKS 91
In Chicago, Carlos Boozer scored 20 points, Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each added 16 to carry Chicago.
Joakim Noah had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double by a Chicago center in roughly 35 years.
PACERS 102, BOBCATS 88
In Charlotte, N.C., Tyler Hansbrough had a season-high 22 points and nine rebounds as Indiana continued its dominance of Charlotte.
The Pacers have beaten the Bobcats nine times in a row, including twice this week. Corey Maggette scored 20 points as Charlotte lost its 18th in 19 games.
MAGIC 108, NETS 91
In Newark, N.J., Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help Orlando roll past New Jersey.
Glen Davis added 16 points for Orlando, which won for the eighth time in 11 games.
RAPTORS 103, PISTONS 93
In Toronto, DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Aaron Gray set season highs with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Toronto won to snap a three-game losing streak.
Leandro Barbosa scored 17 points, James Johnson had 15 and Amir Johnson added 11 for Toronto, which had lost seven of eight coming in.
HORNETS 89, CAVALIERS 84
In Cleveland, Chris Kaman scored 21 points, Marco Belinelli added 19 and New Orleans held off a late rallly to beat Cleveland.
Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving was held to six points.
KINGS 115, WIZARDS 107
In Washington, Marcus Thornton scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, and rookie Isaiah Thomas had 16 of his 18 after halftime for Sacramento, which broke a six-game losing streak.
TIMBERWOLVES 100, JAZZ 98
In Minneapolis, Luke Ridnour hit a floater in the lane at the buzzer, capping Minnesota’s comeback from 18 points down in the fourth quarter.
ROCKETS 93, 76ERS 87
In Houston, Luis Scola had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 13 points and two crucial three-point plays down the stretch to lift Houston.