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NBA: Garnett leads Boston to Lakers defeat

SCORING HIGH In Miami, Shaquille O'Neal played his best game of the season against Houston, and Dwight Howard had 34 points to help Orlando beat Charlotte


Kevin Garnett had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead Boston to a 107-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

Kobe Bryant scored 28 points for Los Angeles, which got no help from having California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sitting courtside.

Paul Pierce had 20 points and nine assists for Boston, which improved to 10-1 overall and 7-0 at home.

Warriors 123, Wizards 115

In Washington, Baron Davis had 33 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds and Golden State ended Washington's six-game winning streak.

Stephen Jackson scored 28 points for the Warriors.

Caron Butler finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Wizards.

Davis and Butler are the first pair of NBA opponents with triple-doubles in the same game in more than four-and-a-half years.

Heat 98, Rockets 91

In Miami, Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade both played their best games of the season, and Miami finally won at home by downing Houston.

O'Neal had season highs of 26 points and 14 rebounds, Wade scored a season-high 31 points, and the Heat handed the Rockets their sixth straight loss.

Miami had been 0-5 at home.

Magic 105, Bobcats 92

In Orlando, Florida, Dwight Howard had 34 points and 17 rebounds to help Orlando overcome a poor shooting night and beat Charlotte.

Howard made 11 of 14 shots, while his teammates were a combined 27-of-66 from the field, including 7-of-28 from 3-point range.

Spurs 101, Grizzlies 88

In San Antonio, Tim Duncan scored 28 points and San Antonio beat Memphis for its fourth straight victory.

Tony Parker added 21 points and eight assists for the Spurs.

Pistons 83, 76ers 79

In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Tayshaun Prince scored 15 points and Detroit held on to beat Philadelphia and record its fourth home victory in four games.

Detroit never shook the Sixers until the final seconds. Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 79-78 with less than 15 seconds to play, but Chauncey Billups made two free throws and the Pistons forced Iguodala into a bad shot at the other end that missed the rim.

Suns 113, Clippers 94

In Phoenix, Amare Stoudemire scored 13 of his season-high 29 points in the decisive third quarter, and Phoenix matched the best start to a season in franchise history by beating the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Suns won their eighth in a row. Their 11-2 start matches the franchise record set in 1980-81 and equaled in 2004-05. They can break the record with a victory at Golden State on Monday.

Nuggets 99, Timberwolves 93

In Denver, Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points to lift Denver to its fifth straight home victory.

Kenyon Martin had a season-high 18 for the Nuggets.

The Timberwolves are 0-4 on the road.

Trail Blazers 87, Kings 84

In Portland, Oregon, LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead Portland over Sacramento. The Blazers are 5-1 at the Rose Garden.

Jazz 99, Hornets 71

In Salt Lake City, Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 16 rebounds to lead Utah to its sixth consecutive home victory by downing New Orleans.

The Jazz haven't lost at home since the opener against Houston.

The Hornets, who have lost three straight, were 1-of-17 on 3-pointers and shot a season-low 32.9 percent in their largest margin of defeat this season.

Nets 98, SuperSonics 93

In Seattle, Richard Jefferson kept up his stellar start to the season, scoring 30 points, and New Jersey held off Seattle's fourth-quarter rally.

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