Suns beat Celtics as Kevin Garnett sits

at Phoenix 116, Boston 98: Amare Stoudemire and Channing Frye each scored 26 points, and the Suns handed what was left of the Celtics their third loss in a row. Kevin Garnett (hyperextended knee) joined Paul Pierce on the bench, and without Garnett to guard him, Stoudemire made nine of 10 shots in the first quarter.

at Orlando 117, Milwaukee 92: Vince Carter scored 25 points and shook off a hard collision late in the third quarter to spark a 17-2 run for the Magic.

at New Jersey 104, New York 95: Brook Lopez had 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Nets ended a 10-game losing streak, their second double-digit streak of the season.

Memphis 121, at Indiana 110: The Pacers lost their eighth in a row as Rudy Gay scored 31 points for the Grizzlies and fans booed former Pacer Jamaal Tinsley in his first game in Indiana since the team cut him this summer.


at Toronto 107, Charlotte 103: Chris Bosh had 33 points and 13 rebounds, Andrea Bargnani matched his season high with 28 points, and the Raptors won their fifth in a row.

at New Orleans 95, Miami 91: David West scored six of his 21 points in the last 55 seconds, and the Hornets rallied to beat the Heat after blowing a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Utah 107, at Minnesota 103: Deron Williams had 21 points and 12 assists, and the Jazz avoided an embarrassing third consecutive loss to the lowly Timberwolves.

Philadelphia 116, at Sacramento 106: Lou Williams scored 22 points and the 76ers put together back-to-back wins for the first time since Oct. 30-31.


Portland 103, Clippers 99

-- associated press