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Wade, Shaquille lead Miami Heat to tie for tecord

AP , MIAMI

Dwyane Wade scored 29 points on 10-of-12 shooting, Shaquille O'Neal added 21 points and the Miami Heat beat Milwaukee 110-71 on Monday night to move into a virtual tie with Phoenix and San Antonio for the NBA's best record.

It was the largest victory margin of the season for Miami (49-16), which has won nine straight overall and 13 in a row at home. Phoenix and San Antonio are both 48-15.

Miami has held leads of at least 17 points in each of its last eight games, and has won its last nine by an average of 17.6 points.

Damon Jones added 15 points for Miami. Michael Redd had 14 points for Milwaukee.

Pistons 114, Hawks 108, OT

In Atlanta, Tayshaun Prince scored a career-high 31 points, and Detroit bounced back from the lowest-scoring game in franchise history.

Rasheed Wallace added a season-best 28 points for the Pistons, who failed to make a field goal in the fourth quarter Sunday night in a 64-62 victory over Utah.

Atlanta's Tom Gugliotta hit a 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. The Hawks lost for the 15th time in 16 games despite Al Harrington's season-high 37 points.

Wizards 95, Lakers 81

In Washington, Larry Hughes had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Gilbert Arenas scored 21 points to help Washington's swept the season series from the Lakers for the first time in franchise history.

Brendan Haywood added 16 points for the Wizards, overtime winners over the Lakers in the teams' first meeting of the season in Los Angeles.

Caron Butler had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Kobe Bryant scored 18 points for the Lakers, but Bryant made just six of 22 shots.

Celtics 119, Bobcats 110

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Raef LaFrentz and Antoine Walker combined to hit three 3-pointers in the final 1:32 to lead Boston.

Walker finished with 25 points to lead the Celtics to their fourth straight victory and a four-game season sweep of the Bobcats. Boston has won eight of nine games since reacquiring Walker.

Ricky Davis led the Celtics with 27 points, and LaFrentz and Paul Pierce added 15 each. Matt Carroll had 18 points for the Bobcats.

Spurs 112, Hornets 89

In San Antonio, Tim Duncan had 18 points and 13 rebounds for San Antonio after missing two games because of a sprained right ankle and tightness in his back

Beno Udrih, a 22-year-old rookie from Slovenia, scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting in his first career start in place of Parker.

Lee Nailon led the Hornets with 18 points.

Grizzlies 104, Trail Blazers 83

In Memphis, Tennessee, Mike Miller scored 27 points, and Lorenzen Wright had 19 points and nine rebounds for Memphis.

Earl Watson added 16 points and seven assists for Memphis, which dropped an 80-66 decision to the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

Other result: Rockets 97, Warriors 94

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