Amare Stoudemire scored 42 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 121-117 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.
Stoudemire shot 15-for-24 from the field and 12-for-13 from the free throw line. He also had 13 rebounds.
Steve Nash had 18 points and 17 assists, and Shawn Marion added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Suns (14-4), who have won three straight.
Jermaine O'Neal scored a season-high 30 points on 14-for-20 shooting for the Pacers (9-10). Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points and Jamaal Tinsley had 19 points and 12 assists.
LAKERS 116, TIMBERWOLVES 95
At Minneapolis, Kobe Bryant scored 15 of his 20 points in the first half to help Los Angeles jump out to a big lead over Minnesota and the Lakers cruised the rest of the way.
Trevor Ariza added 15 points and five rebounds, and Bryant also had five assists despite a bout with stomach flu for the Lakers, who dropped Minnesota to 2-14.
Al Jefferson had 12 points and 12 rebounds, but shot just 5-for-14 from the field.
NETS 100, CAVALIERS 79
At Cleveland, Richard Jefferson scored a season-high 36 points, Vince Carter added 19 and New Jersey took advantage of LeBron James' absence.
Jason Kidd didn't even play the fourth quarter, finishing his night early with seven points, six assists and 10 rebounds.
PISTONS 106, HAWKS 95
At Atlanta, Detroit scored 22 of the first 31 points in the third quarter to break open a close game, beating Atlanta for their fourth-straight victory.
Tayshaun Prince led the Pistons with 23 points. Atlanta native and former University of Georgia star Jarvis Hayes had 17 points in 17 minutes. Richard Hamilton had 14 and Jason Maxiell added 13.
KINGS 117, JAZZ 107
At Sacramento, California, John Salmons took over the scoring load after Sacramento leading scorer Kevin Martin went down with an injury, scoring 13 straight points for the Kings in one stretch of a victory over Utah.
Martin scored 25 points before leaving the game in the final minute of the third quarter with a pulled groin.
BUCKS 87, CLIPPERS 78
At Los Angeles, Michael Redd scored 10 of his 25 points in the final 3:36, Andrew Bogut had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Milwaukee rallied from a 15-point deficit to hand the Los Angeles Clippers their sixth-straight loss.
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