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NBA roundup: Road-warrior Nets top 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — Gerald Green scored 23 points, and Kris Humphries had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 95-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

Deron Williams had 11 points and 10 assists, MarShon Brooks scored 22 points and Jordan Williams had 13. New Jersey's 13 road wins are four more than they have at home.

Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 19 points, Evan Turner had 18 and Thaddeus Young 13.

The Sixers snapped a two-game winning streak and suffered a big blow in their push up the Eastern Conference standings. They started the game clinging to seventh place and play six of their final seven games on the road. This was a game they could not afford to lose.

The Sixers, who started 20-9, have not won three straight games since March 7-11.

HEAT 105, BOBCATS 82: At Miami, LeBronJames had 19 points and nine rebounds and ChrisBosh had 18 points and seven rebounds to help Miami complete a three-game season-series sweep of Charlotte.

Miami led by 22 after three quarters and rested James, who also had five assists, the entire final period.

The Heat, playing without DwyaneWade again due to an ankle injury, improved to 11-1 in the star guard's absence. He is expected back for Sunday's game at New York.

DerrickBrown had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead Charlotte, which lost its 15th straight. The Bobcats trailed 33-19 after the first quarter and got no closer than 15 points in the second half.

PACERS 102, CAVALIERS 83: Indianapolis, DannyGranger scored 18 points to help Indiana clinch a playoff berth.

TylerHansbrough scored 16 points, GeorgeHill had 15 and seven assists, LeandroBarbosa scored 13 points and RoyHibbert added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who have won seven of eight. The Pacers have won all three games Hill has started at point guard while DarrenCollison has recovered from a sore groin.

Indiana (37-22) matched its win total from last season. The Pacers are in third place in the Eastern Conference standings.

OmriCasspi matched a season high with 14 points and SamardoSamuels had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Cleveland shot just 35 percent from the field.

The Pacers, best known for their defense, scored more than 100 points for the eighth time in nine games. Indiana won the season series 3-1.

RAPTORS 84, CELTICS 79: At Toronto, DeMarDeRozan scored 13 of his 22 points in the third quarter and made four pivotal free throws down the stretch.

DeRozan was a perfect 13-for-13 from the line as the Raptors ended a four-game losing skid despite being without two of their top players.

Big man AndreaBargnani was shut down for the rest of 2011-12 with an aggravation of a lingering left calf injury that had forced him to miss nearly half the season, while point guard JoseCalderon was still feeling the effects of a right eye bruise and was kept out as a precaution.

PaulPierce's 18 points paced the Celtics (34-25), who nearly wiped out a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit but ultimately fell shot in the opener of a dizzying stretch that will see them play six games in six different cities over an eight-day span. Boston remained three games ahead of Philadelphia atop the Atlantic Division after the 76ers dropped a 95-89 decision to the New Jersey Nets.

HAWKS 109, MAGIC 81: At Orlando, Fla., JanneroPargo hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and JoeJohnson,JoshSmith and MarvinWilliams each had 16.

The Hawks earned their third straight win over the Magic this season and have now won six consecutive regular-season meetings over their division mates.

Atlanta shot 50 percent from the field (40 for 79) for the game, including 14 3-pointers. The Hawks led by 35 at one point.

GlenDavis and VonWafer each scored 16 points to lead the Magic. Orlando lost its second straight and fell to 1-4 without center DwightHoward, who sat for the fifth time in seven games with back spasms.

KNICKS 103, WIZARDS 65: At New York, BaronDavis scored a season-high 18 points on his 33rd birthday, JRSmith had 23, and the New York Knicks surged into a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

CarmeloAnthony and SteveNovak also had 18 for the Knicks, who could now be looking at a playoff preview when they host second-place Miami on Sunday. The Knicks tied Philadelphia after the 76ers lost earlier Friday to New Jersey, and New York holds the tiebreaker for the No. 7 seed.

Anthony was well off his NBA-leading average of 32.4 points through his first five games in April. But he only played 29 minutes as the Knicks narrowly missed their second 40-point victory under interim coach MikeWoodson.

Davis shot 7 of 9 in just 23 minutes for the Knicks, who won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 14-4 under Woodson, who started with a 42-point victory over Portland on March 14.

THUNDER 115, KINGS 89: At Oklahoma City, KevinDurant had 29 points and nine rebounds and RussellWestbrook scored 22 points for Oklahoma City in the first of three meetings with Sacramento in a 12-day span.

KendrickPerkins added 11 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season as the Thunder (43-16) didn't even need their starters in the fourth quarter to hang onto the best record in the Western Conference.

Rookie IsaiahThomas scored 21 points, and DeMarcusCousins had nine points and 12 rebounds for the Kings, who dropped their seventh straight for their longest losing streak of the season.

BUCKS 113, PISTONS 97: At AuburnHills, Mich., DrewGooden scored 26 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away from the Detroit Pistons in the third quarter.

Milwaukee is in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, trailing the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers by two games in the race for the playoffs.

The Bucks led 52-47 after two quarters but pushed the lead to double digits early in the second half and eventually led by 20. The Pistons fought back to get within 12 after three, but Milwaukee maintained a comfortable advantage throughout the final quarter.

BrandonJennings had 20 points and 10 assists for Milwaukee, which had all five starters score in double figures.

BrandonKnight scored 25 points for the Pistons, and BenGordon added 24.

SUNS 112, ROCKETS 105: At Houston, MarcinGortat had 20 points and 15 rebounds, SteveNash had 18 points and 10 assists and Phoenix boosted its playoff hopes.

JaredDudley scored 19 points, MichaelRedd added 13 and SebastianTelfair had 12 for the Suns, who moved into the ninth spot in the Western Conference. Phoenix also moved within one game of the Rockets, who came in holding the No. 7 seed in the West.

GrantHill had four points and six rebounds in his first game back following March 30 surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

MarcusCamby had 14 points and 18 rebounds and LuisScola scored 21 for the Rockets.

MAVERICKS 97, TRAIL BLAZERS 94: At Portland, Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and pulled in nine rebounds to keep Dalllas firmly in the sixth spot in the race for the Western Conference playoffs.

LAKERS 103, NUGGETS 97: At Los Angeles, Andrew Bynum continued his torrid play of late with a 30-point, eight -rebound, three-assist and three-block night.