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Monday, Jan. 4, 2010

Bobcats earn rare victory on the road

MIAMI (AP) Stephen Jackson scored 13 of his season-high 35 points in the fourth quarter, D.J. Augustin added all 13 of his in the final 11 minutes and the Charlotte Bobcats won a road game for just the second time this season, beating the Miami Heat 107-97 on Saturday.

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On the road again: Bobcats guard Stephen Jackson takes a shot over Heat forward Udonis Haslem on Saturday in Miami. Jackson scored a season-high 35 points to lead the Bobcats to a 107-97 win, just their second road victory of the season. AP PHOTO

Jackson shot 11 of 20 from the floor, added eight rebounds, and his 3-pointer in front of the Heat bench with 1:50 left sealed it for Charlotte, which erased an early 19-point deficit and improved to 2-14 away from home.

Dwyane Wade finished with 29 points and 11 assists for Miami.

Cavaliers 94, Nets 86

In East Rutherford, N.J., LeBron James had 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and Mo Williams added 18 points for Cleveland, which has won 12 of 13, including seven straight.

Spurs 97, Wizards 86

In Washington, Tim Duncan scored 23 points and reserve Roger Mason Jr. added a season-high 20 to lead San Antonio to its fifth straight victory by beating the Wizards, who remained enveloped in a gun controversy surrounding Gilbert Arenas.

Tony Parker had 12 points for the Spurs, whose winning streak matches a season high.

Pacers 122, Timberwolves 111

In Indianapolis, Roy Hibbert and Luther Head each scored 21 points and the Pacers beat Minnesota to snap an eight-game losing streak.

Brandon Rush scored 16 points and Mike Dunleavy added 15 points and eight rebounds for the hosts.

Celtics 103, Raptors 96

In Boston, Ray Allen scored 23 points, Rasheed Wallace added 16 and the Celtics beat Toronto despite missing three starters because of injuries.

Paul Pierce missed his fifth straight game after having a pair of minor surgical procedures for an infection in his right knee, Garnett was sidelined for his second consecutive game because of a sore right knee, and Rajon Rondo was out with a sore left hamstring.

Hornets 99, Rockets 95

In New Orleans, Chris Paul had 28 points and nine assists, and the Hornets closed the game on a 13-2 run to pull out a victory over Houston.

Bulls 101, Magic 93

In Chicago, Derrick Rose scored 30 points and the Bulls beat Orlando for their season-high fourth straight win.

Rose scored the final six points of a 20-2 run spanning the second and third quarters that gave Chicago a 13-point lead.

Bucks 103, Thunder 97

In Milwaukee, Michael Redd scored six of his 27 points in overtime to help the Bucks snap a four-game losing streak with a victory over Oklahoma.

Nuggets 105, Jazz 95

In Salt Lake City, Ty Lawson had 23 points and nine assists and Denver ended a three-game losing streak despite playing without injured stars Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups.

Mavericks 99, Kings 91

In Sacramento, Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points to lead Dallas to a victory over the struggling Kings.

Trail Blazers 105, Warriors 89

In Portland, Brandon Roy scored 37 points, Andre Miller added 23 and the Trail Blazers beat Golden State despite dressing only eight players.

Grizzlies 128, Suns 103

In Phoenix, O.J. Mayo scored 25 points and reserve Sam Young added a career-high 22 to help Memphis beat the Suns.

The victory lifted the Grizzlies to the .500 mark (16-16) after a 1-8 start.



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