James also grabbed eight rebounds and the Heat turned up the defensive intensity without their star guard. Wade sat out with a sore left foot, and his status for today’s game at Atlanta is uncertain.
Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Indiana. Tyler Hansbrough scored 14.
BULLS 99, PISTONS 83
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Richard Hamilton scored 14 points in his return to The Palace, and Chicago shut down Detroit.
Hamilton started after missing the previous two games with a sore left groin. He received a warm welcome from Detroit fans, many of whom stood and applauded the veteran guard who spent nine years with the Pistons before being waived prior to this season.
BOBCATS 118, KNICKS 110
NEW YORK — Boris Diaw rebounded from a dreadful game a night earlier with a season-high 27 points, and Charlotte snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over New York.
Gerald Henderson added 24 for the Bobcats, who capped a three-game road trip by winning for the first time since their opener. Reserve Byron Mullens scored 16 and D.J. Augustin finished with 14 points and 10 assists. Charlotte shot 55 percent from the field.
MAVERICKS 98, SUNS 89
DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points in his 1,000th NBA game to lead Dallas over Phoenix.
Jason Terry had 18 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, to help the defending NBA champions (3-4) string together consecutive wins for the first time this season.
SPURS 101, WARRIORS 95
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker scored San Antonio’s final six points to lead the Spurs past Golden State.
The Spurs were playing their first game without leading scorer Manu Ginobili, who will have surgery on his broken left hand and is expected to be out at least two months. The Warriors, meanwhile, lost Stephen Curry to a sprained left ankle in the third quarter.
CELTICS 89, NETS 70
BOSTON — Paul Pierce scored nine of his 24 points during a game-breaking, third-quarter run and Avery Bradley hit his first career 3-pointer to help Boston beat injury-depleted New Jersey.
Reserve Brandon Bass scored 15 and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo had eight points and 12 assists for the Celtics. Boston has won four straight since dropping all three on a season-opening road trip.
RAPTORS 92, CAVALIERS 77
TORONTO — Andrea Bargnani scored 31 points and Toronto beat Cleveland for its second straight win.
DeMar DeRozan added 25 points for the Raptors and Jose Calderon had 13 points and 11 assists.
The Raptors took the lead late in the first quarter and held it the rest of the way for their second victory of the season over the Cavaliers.
MAGIC 103, WIZARDS 85
ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had 28 points and 20 rebounds, Ryan Anderson added 23 points and 15 rebounds and Orlando ran past winless Washington.
The Magic won for the fifth time in six games and had four players in double figures. Orlando has won seven straight against Washington and 15 of the last 18 meetings.
76ERS 101, HORNETS 93
NEW ORLEANS — Jrue Holiday scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, leading Philadelphia over New Orleans.
Holiday, who was 3 for 9 from the field after three quarters, drained three 3-pointers and five of six shots the rest of the way. The 76ers trailed 73-67 at the end of the third, but Holiday scored 10 points down the stretch as Philadelphia extended an 84-83 lead to 98-89.
GRIZZLIES 90, TIMBERWOLVES 86
MINNEAPOLIS — Rudy Gay had 19 points and eight rebounds, lifting Memphis over Minnesota in its first game since learning Zach Randolph would be out for six to eight weeks.
O.J. Mayo scored 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter and Mike Conley had 12 points and eight assists for the Grizzlies. Tony Allen added 20 points.
NUGGETS 110, KINGS 83
DENVER — Al Harrington scored 15 points, Rudy Fernandez had 12 points to go with eight assists and Denver won its third straight by beating Sacramento.
Timofey Mozgov and Arron Afflalo added 11 points apiece for the Nuggets, who have won their last six meetings with the Kings in Denver.