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at Boston 103, Atlanta 102: Paul Pierce hit a fall-away jumper with 0.5 seconds left as the Celtics rallied from a big deficit. It was the Hawks’ first loss of the season.

Philadelphia 106, at Toronto 96: Elton Brand scored a season-high 25 points as the 76ers stopped a three-game losing streak.

Portland 104, at Miami 96: Rudy Fernandez scored 25 points and the Trail Blazers celebrated the return of Greg Oden, who missed all of last season and sprained his right foot in this season’s opener.


Indiana 98, at New Jersey 87: The Nets turned the ball over 18 times, leading to 25 points for the Pacers.

at Washington 95, Utah 87: Led by All-Stars Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison, and with a boost from rookie JaVale McGee, the Wizards avoided their first 0-6 start in franchise history.

Orlando 109, at Oklahoma City 92: Dwight Howard had his first career triple-double with 30 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks for the Magic. The Thunder played without Kevin Durant, who has a sore left ankle.

New York 132, at Memphis 103: Wilson Chandler scored a career-high 27 points, missing only one of his 12 shots, and the Knicks made a franchise-record 19 three-pointers.

at Milwaukee 82, San Antonio 78: The Bucks used a 21-2 run in the third and fourth quarters to take control in a game that featured two struggling offenses without some of their biggest stars.

Houston 94, at Phoenix 82: The Rockets’ Tracy McGrady snapped out of a slump to score 22 of his 27 points in the second half in a game that featured a skirmish that drew two ejections and seven technical fouls. Suns center Shaquille O’Neal scored 18 points to move past John Havlicek into 10th on the NBA career scoring list.


Lakers 93, at New Orleans 86: Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher each scored 20 points, and the Lakers never trailed and led by as much as 23.

Sacramento 103, at Clippers 98: Beno Udrih had a career-high 30 points and seven assists for the short-handed Kings.