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Carter’s 40 points lead Nets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Vince Carter scored 40 points and Mikki Moore added 19 points to lead New Jersey to a come-from-behind 101-92 victory over the New York Knicks that moved the Nets (27-30) two games ahead of their rivals in both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference standings.

Stephon Marbury paced the Knicks with 22 points.

Heat 86, Cavaliers 81

MIAMI — Shaquille O’Neal had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Miami held Cleveland to 36 percent shooting in its first win since star guard Dwyane Wade dislocated his left shoulder Wednesday.

LeBron James had game-highs of 29 points and seven assists for the Cavaliers.

Suns 115, Hawks 106

ATLANTA — Amare Stoudemire scored a season-high 43 points and Phoenix beat Atlanta to improve to 13-0 in road games against the Eastern Conference.

Stoudemire added 16 rebounds, three blocks and six assists. He made 15 of 17 free throws.

Shawn Marion had 21 points and Leandro Barbosa added 19 as the Suns moved closer to their hopes of completing an undefeated swing through the conference.

Lakers 102, Warriors 85

OAKLAND, Calif. — Maurice Evans scored a career-high 26 points and Kobe Bryant also had 26 in Los Angeles’ seventh straight win over Golden State.

Monta Ellis scored 22 points for the Warriors.

Rockets 97, Magic 93

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tracy McGrady had 34 points, including a rally-deflating 20-foot jumper with 33 seconds left, to help Houston beat Orlando.

Rafer Alston added 20 points and reserve Luther Head had 15 for the Rockets, who made 14 of 27 3-point attempts.

Grant Hill led Orlando with 21 points. Dwight Howard added 18 points and 16 rebounds, but the Magic struggled with their shooting in their fourth straight loss.

Pistons 95, Bulls 93

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Chris Webber made a putback with 2.2 seconds left and matched a season high with 21 points to lift Detroit over Chicago.

Timberwolves 98, Wizards 94

MINNEAPOLIS — Ricky Davis and Kevin Garnett combined for 53 points and Minnesota held on to beat Washington and end a three game slide.

Kings 110, Pacers 93

INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Martin scored 35 points, Mike Bibby added 28 as the Kings beat Indiana without Ron Artest.

Artest was a no-show against his former team for personal reasons, a team spokesman said without elaborating.

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