Former Celtic Jumaine Jones hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 25 points in the Lakers' 105-98 victory over the Orlando Magic last night in Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant had 23 points on 6-of-23 shooting and added 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
The Lakers' balanced scoring overcame a 27-point, 13-assist game by Orlando's Steve Francis.
Knicks 107, Nuggets 96 -- Jamal Crawford scored 31 points and Stephon Marbury added 25 as host New York's starting backcourt combined for 50 more points than Denver's. Crawford scored 17 points in the third quarter alone, and Marbury had 11 assists to help New York win for just the second time in six games and snap the Nuggets' four-game winning streak.
76ers 107, Bucks 101 -- Allen Iverson scored a season-high 40 points and Marc Jackson had 20 of his season-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, leading host Philadelphia. Kenny Thomas had 20 points and 17 rebounds, and Iverson had 10 assists, helping Philadelphia win its second straight game after losing six in a row.
Heat 106, Raptors 98 -- Shaquille O'Neal had 20 points and Dwyane Wade added 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists as visiting Miami won its fourth straight.
Wizards 88, Hornets 69 -- Antawn Jamison and Brendan Haywood each scored 17 points as host Washington handed New Orleans its 10th straight loss.
Trail Blazers 98, Jazz 88 -- Zach Randolph had 23 points and seven rebounds as host Portland avenged an overtime loss in Utah two nights earlier.
Warriors 99, Bobcats 87 -- Jason Richardson scored 24 points as Golden State kept Charlotte winless on the road (0-10).