Chris Paul had 40 points and nine assists, and New Orleans used a third-quarter spurt to beat Memphis 116-98 on Wednesday.
Paul shot 17-of-25 from the field, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range, as the Hornets won their third straight.
Spurs 94, Bulls 79
In San Antonio, Tony Parker scored 28 points and San Antonio easily beat Chicago in the Bulls' first game since firing coach Scott Skiles.
The Spurs led by as many as 25 points, despite the absence of No. 2 scorer Manu Ginobili, who is out with a sprained left index finger.
The Bulls have dropped four of their last five. Assistant coach Pete Myers served as interim coach for Chicago.
Pistons 101, Nets 83
In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Richard Hamilton scored 22 points and Detroit shot 78 percent in the third quarter in beating New Jersey to record its sixth straight victory.
Hamilton hit all five of his shots and the Pistons connected on 14 of 18 from the field in turning a one-point halftime lead into a 14-point margin entering the final quarter.
New Jersey was limited to 39 points in the second half on 12-of-32 shooting.
Celtics 89, Kings 69
In Sacramento, California, Paul Pierce scored 14 of his 16 points during a dominating second-quarter run that carried Boston to its first win in Sacramento in more than 11 years.
The Celtics played just their 11th road game of the season Wednesday and first against a team in the Western Conference.
The Celtics had previously lost 11 straight at Arco Arena dating back to 1996.
The Kings scored 27 points in the third quarter but just 42 in the other three. Sacramento shot 38 percent in their lowest scoring game of the season.
Hawks 107, Pacers 95
In Atlanta, Joe Johnson scored the first two baskets in a 12-0 run and Atlanta beat Indiana for its first five-game winning streak in eight years.
The Hawks are three games over .500 this late in the season for the first time since the 1998-99 season, the last time they made the playoffs. The Hawks' last five-game winning streak came early the following season, from Nov. 27-Dec. 8 in 1999.
Nuggets 125, Bucks 105
In Denver, Marcus Camby had a triple-double as Denver beat Milwaukee.
Carmelo Anthony posted his fourth straight double-double. Anthony finished with 29 points and 10 rebounds in three quarters of work. He was 11-for-16 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line.
The Nuggets led by 30 points at halftime and by as many as 39 in the second half before emptying the bench for the final quarter.
Jazz 99, Mavericks 90
In Salt Lake City, Carlos Boozer scored 21 points, including six of Utah's last seven, and the Jazz held off Dallas.
Boozer shot 8-of-13 and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Jazz to a tenth win from its past 12 home games.
The Mavericks had their five-game winning streak snapped.
Magic 110, Knicks 96
In Orlando, Florida, Hedo Turkoglu scored 26 points and Orlando broke a four-game home losing streak by beating New York.
Orlando outscored the Knicks 60-45 in the second half to win at home for the first time in more than a month. Rashard Lewis scored 25 points as the Magic shot 53 percent from the field.
The Knicks lost their third straight.
Wizards 108, Bobcats 104
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Caron Butler returned from two sore ankles to score 25 points, and Washington beat Charlotte to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Wizards gave coach Eddie Jordan his 200th career win.
Butler, who had injured both ankles in a week, had a three-point play late in the third quarter to put Washington ahead to stay.
The Bobcats lost consecutive games.
76ers 96, Heat 85
In Philadelphia, Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 28 points and Philadelphia held off Miami.
Kyle Korver and Lou Williams added 13 apiece for the Sixers, who improved to 12-16 and defeated the Heat for the 13th time in the past 15 games in Philadelphia. The Sixers won successive games before starting a six-game road trip beginning Friday in Sacramento.
Miami dropped games on back-to-back nights. The Heat fell to 4-12 on the road and remain mired in last place in the Southeast Division.
Warriors 105, Timberwolves 101
In Oakland, California, Monta Ellis scored a career-high 35 points to go with six rebounds and four assists, and Golden State held on to beat Minnesota for its fifth straight home victory.
The Warriors led by as many as 22 before Minnesota nearly rallied from a 12-point deficit heading into the final period.
The Timberwolves were coming off their biggest loss in nearly 10 years with a 110-76 defeat in New Orleans on Saturday.