Paul Pierce scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett had 16 as the Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to nine games by beating the Toronto Raptors 90-77 in the NBA on Sunday.
Rajon Rondo had 14, Eddie House came off the bench to score 11 and Tony Allen had 10 to help Boston match its longest winning streak since 1993.
Chris Bosh had 17 points and 13 rebounds as Toronto lost for the first time in five games.
PISTONS 109, WARRIORS 87
At Auburn Hills, Michigan, Tayshaun Prince scored 23 points, and Antonio McDyess had 14 points and 11 rebounds in Detroit's ninth victory in 11 games.
The Pistons took over with a 28-5 run that consumed most of the second quarter.
Chauncey Billups added 19 points for the Pistons, while Richard Hamilton had 13 points and six assists.
Stephen Jackson was the only Warrior to reach double figures, but he scored nine of his 13 points in the first quarter.
TRAIL BLAZERS 116, NUGGETS 105
At Denver, Brandon Roy had 26 points and 11 assists and Channing Frye scored 20 points to lead the Trail Blazers to their seventh straight victory.
Allen Iverson had 38 points for Denver, while Carmelo Anthony struggled from the field again and finished with 19 points on 6-of-17 shooting, and Kenyon Martin had 14.
Travis Outlaw had 17 points for the Blazers, who got their first win in Denver since Feb. 26, 2003.
LAKERS 113, CLIPPERS 92
At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant scored 32 points and Slovenian guard Sasha Vujacic scored all of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Lakers past the Clippers.
Andrew Bynum tallied 14 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots, Luke Walton scored a season-high 15 points, and Lamar Odom had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Chris Kaman recorded his ninth straight double-double and 19th overall this season for the Clippers, getting 18 points and 16 rebounds.
Corey Maggette added 27 points, including a desperation buzzer-beater from behind the midcourt line that capped his 21-point third quarter and sliced the Lakers' lead to 82-76.
The Lakers hold a 24-9 advantage over their Staples Center co-tenants since the building opened in 1999. The teams split each of the previous three season series 2-2.
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