Celtics’ veterans key 92-85 win over Heat

Boston 92, at Miami 85: Kevin Garnett scored 24 points on 11-for-12 shooting for the Celtics, and Ray Allen hit a key three-point shot with 1 minute 38 seconds to play.

Orlando 114, at New York 102: Rashard Lewis scored 13 of his season-high 26 points in the third quarter and the Magic won its sixth straight on the road. The Knicks have lost five in a row.

at San Antonio 97, Philadelphia 89: Tim Duncan scored 22 points, Tony Parker added 16 and the Spurs won their fifth consecutive game, their longest winning streak in nearly a year.

Phoenix 113, at Toronto 94: Steve Nash totaled 20 points and 16 assists for the Suns, who won their fourth consecutive game and improved to 8-3 on the road and an NBA-best 14-3 overall.


at Detroit 94, Atlanta 88: Ben Wallace had 18 rebounds, 11 on the offensive glass, to help the Pistons end a seven-game losing streak despite the absence of injured starters Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince and Ben Gordon.

at Sacramento 112, New Orleans 96: Sergio Rodriguez scored a career-high 24 points and the Kings won their third straight to improve their record to a surprising 8-8.

Houston 100, at Oklahoma City 91: Aaron Brooks scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half for the Rockets.

at Clippers 98, Memphis 88: The Clippers scored the game’s final 22 points, capping a comeback from a 20-point deficit.


at Lakers 106, New Jersey 87: The Lakers made sure the Nets dropped to 0-17, equaling the worst start in NBA history.

-- associated press