Rookie Adam Morrison scored 22 points and Sean May had a career-high 20 last night as the Charlotte Bobcats beat New Jersey, 96-92, at East Rutherford, N.J., sending the Nets to their sixth straight loss.
Primoz Brezec had 13 for the Bobcats, who ended a two-game losing streak and won for only the second time in seven road games. Raymond Felton and Gerald Wallace each added 12.
Richard Jefferson led New Jersey with 27 points. Vince Carter had 25, and Nenad Krstic 20.
"We want to be hungry for a win," Nets coach Lawrence Frank said. "We didn't buy into what it takes to win. We did it for a half, this time the second. We are not getting the job done."
Led by May and Felton, the Bobcats' reserves outscored New Jersey's, 36-7.
The Nets trailed by as many as 14 but fought back in the fourth quarter. Carter missed two baskets in the final minute that would have pulled New Jersey even.
Bucks 109, Lakers 105 -- Michael Redd scored 18 of his 45 points in the fourth quarter, Mo Williams added 22, and visiting Milwaukee snapped a streak of 10 consecutive losses to Los Angeles.
Redd recorded two 4-point plays for the Bucks, who shot 50.6 percent from the field. They beat the Lakers for only the third time in the last 22 meetings and just the fourth time on the road in 24 attempts since the start of the 1982-83 season.
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points for the Lakers, while Lamar Odom had 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists. Los Angeles fell to 8-2 at home.
Bulls 102, Knicks 85 -- Ben Gordon scored 23 points as host Chicago beat New York for the second time in four nights.
Ben Wallace, back to following Bulls' policy by not sporting a headband, grabbed 12 rebounds, blocked two shots, and scored 8 points.
Raptors 94, Hornets 77 -- Chris Bosh had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Toronto got a big lift from its bench in earning its first road win of the season.
Anthony Parker also had 19 points, and No. 1 overall draft pick Andrea Bargnani scored a career-high 16.
Wizards 96, Hawks 95 -- Caron Butler's 3-point play with 1:04 remaining helped lift host Washington past Atlanta.
Butler scored 21 points and was perfect on 15 free throws to extend his streak to 32 straight, dating to Nov. 15 vs. the Knicks.
Rockets 82, Timberwolves 75 -- Yao Ming scored 25 points, Shane Battier hit a pair of key 3-pointers, and Houston held off visiting Minnesota.
Grizzlies 108, Nuggets 96 -- Hakim Warrick scored 25 points to help Memphis break a 17-game losing streak in Denver.
Kings 93, Clippers 80 -- Ron Artest had 28 points and eight rebounds in host Sacramento's 14th straight win over Los Angeles.
Pacers 105, Trail Blazers 97 -- Reserve Danny Granger scored 21 points and Jermaine O'Neal added 20 points and eight rebounds as Indiana topped host Portland.