Rasheed Wallace made up for a fourth-quarter technical foul by scoring 6 of his season-high 28 points late in the game, helping the Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors, 98-92, last night at Auburn Hills, Mich.
Detroit, which led, 76-73, after three periods, continued to hold the lead for most of the fourth before getting frustrated by the officiating, culminating in Wallace's technical foul. Anthony Parker's free throw pulled the Raptors within 85-84, and Andrea Bargnani followed with a 3-pointer to put Toronto ahead.
Wallace answered with a 3-point play to put Detroit back in front, and his 3-pointer with 2:45 remaining finished the Pistons' 10-point run.
Jazz 104, Knicks 102 -- Mehmet Okur forced overtime on a layup with 12 seconds left in regulation, and Derek Fisher scored with three seconds left in overtime to give host Utah a victory over New York.
Nuggets 109, Bucks 102 -- Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, and Nene had 17 points and 11 rebounds for visiting Denver.
Nets 93, Magic 78 -- Vince Carter scored 32 points and reserve Marcus Williams added 12 clutch points as host New Jersey won its third straight.
Hornets 114, Grizzlies 99 -- Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists as New Orleans beat Memphis in Oklahoma City.
Rockets 104, Bobcats 83 -- Tracy McGrady and Juwan Howard each scored 16 points for host Houston.
Kings 114, SuperSonics 93 -- Kevin Martin scored 14 of his 26 points during a 36-point second quarter that led visiting Sacramento past Seattle.