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Arenas stars as Wizards cast a spell on Cavaliers

AP , WASHINGTON

Gilbert Arenas came out of a recent personal slump by scoring 45 points -- 25 more than LeBron James -- and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 in the NBA on Saturday.

There was a scary moment for the hosts, though, when guard Jarvis Hayes went down to the floor after a collision with Cleveland's Shannon Brown with two-and-a-half minutes left. Play was stopped for about 10 minutes while Hayes was immobilized and taken away on a stretcher. There was no immediate word on his condition.

Heat 93, Hawks 88, OT

At Atlanta, Dwyane Wade scored 37 points, Jason Williams hit the go-ahead basket on a 3-pointer from the corner with 1:31 left in overtime and Miami broke a three-game losing streak.

Atlanta, which started the season 4-1, lost its third in a row. All three have been tight -- two in overtime, the other a two-point defeat. Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 22 points.

Pistons 104, Rockets 92

At Auburn Hills, Michigan, Richard Hamilton scored 30 points and Chauncey Billups added 23 as Detroit won its second straight.

Rasheed Wallace finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit and Tayshaun Prince scored 15 points.

Trail Blazers 86, Nets 68

At East Rutherford, New Jersey, Zach Randolph had 20 points and 16 rebounds as Portland snapped a four-game losing streak.

LaMarcus Aldridge and Jarrett Jack each had 12 points and Ime Udoka added 10 for the Blazers, who scored the first 13 points of the game and never relinquished the lead.

Magic 97, Bobcats 83

At Orlando, Florida, Dwight Howard posted his second 20-20 game this season with 24 points and 21 rebounds, and Orlando ran away from Charlotte.

Darko Milicic had 14 points and eight rebounds and Grant Hill added 15 points as Orlando won its fourth straight game.

Celtics 122, Knicks 118

At New York, Paul Pierce scored 39 points and Boston withstood a late charge to beat New York for its third straight victory.

The three-game winning streak is Boston's longest since winning four straight from April 12-17, last year.

Hornets 99, Timberwolves 96

At Minneapolis, Peja Stojakovic made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds to play to lift New Orleans over Minnesota.

Chris Paul added a career-high 35 points -- including two crucial shots against Kevin Garnett and a pair of free throws in the closing seconds -- and Stojakovic finished with 20 as the Hornets sent the Wolves to their sixth defeat in seven games.

Mavericks 89, Grizzlies 84

At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Dallas extended its winning streak to five games by beating Memphis in the second meeting between the teams in 24 hours.

Jason Terry hit his first five 3-pointers and added 19 points for the Mavericks, who won 115-103 in Memphis on Friday night in the first of a rare back-to-back, home-and-home situation.

Pacers 102, Bucks 100

At Milwaukee, Jermaine O'Neal had 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots, and Indiana rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Milwaukee.

Indiana, which snapped a three-game losing streak, played without leading scorer Al Harrington, who is day-to-day with a back injury sustained Friday night at New Jersey.

Jazz 120, Suns 117, OT

At Salt Lake City, Deron Williams had 25 points and 14 assists, and Utah matched the best start in franchise history at 9-1.

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