Glen Davis scored a career-high 20 points to lead Boston to a 92-85 win over Detroit in a marquee NBA game on Saturday that lived up to its billing.
For the first time since 1981, two NBA teams entered a game on Jan. 5 with a combined 54 wins. For the first time since 2000, two teams played with each riding at least an eight-game winning streak. Their combined winning percent of .844 was the third highest in the shot clock era.
The Celtics extended their winning streak to nine games and snapped Detroit's streak at 11 games.
Nets 113, Hawks 107
At Atlanta, New Jersey won its fifth straight, rallying past Atlanta.
Jason Kidd had 10 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds for his ninth triple-double of the season.
Atlanta suffered their fourth straight loss.
Rockets 103, Knicks 91
At Houston, Yao Ming scored 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists to lead Houston past New York.
The Rockets have now won six-straight meetings with New York.
The Knicks have dropped seven games in a row, and 13 of 14 on the road this season.
Hornets 118, Suns 113
At Phoenix, New Orleans rallied to snap Phoenix's four-game winning streak.
Chris Paul scored 28 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and had 10 assists for the Hornets.
Bulls 94, Kings 93
At Chicago, Ben Wallace hit the go-ahead free throw and blocked a jump shot with a second left to lift Chicago to a wild win over Sacramento.
Trail Blazers 103, Jazz 89
At Portland, Oregon, Martell Webster scored 24 points in the third quarter as Portland got their revenge against Utah.
The Jazz have lost three of their past five.