Richard Hamilton caught an inbounds pass under the basket and banked in a shot with 1.3 seconds left, giving the Pistons an 78-77 win over Miami last night at Auburn Hills, Mich., as the Heat lost for the first time in nine games against Eastern Conference opponents.
Udonis Haslem, who made a go-ahead basket with 7.3 seconds to go, missed a long, fadeaway jumper at the buzzer.
The Heat left the court angry at the officials after Rasheed Wallace raised a hand near the basket and appeared to touch the final shot as it hit the front of the rim, but the referees declined to call goaltending.
Hamilton led the Pistons with 24 points, making all 10 of his free throw attempts. Chauncey Billups added 15.
With beefed-up security, a fan near midcourt was calmly escorted away from the floor after heckling the Heat early in the fourth quarter. He did not return to his seat, but Pistons spokesman Matt Dobek said the fan was not removed from the arena.
76ers 116, Wizards 114 -- Allen Iverson stole an inbounds pass, drove down the court, and made a layup at the buzzer, giving host Philadelphia the overtime win.
With 3.9 seconds left, the Wizards had the ball and were trying to set up a final shot. Iverson jumped in front of a pass by Jarvis Hayes that was intended for Gilbert Arenas, streaked down the right side ahead of Arenas and scored his basket with 0.2 seconds left.
Iverson finished with 28 points and 13 assists.
Pacers 82, Bobcats 77 -- Fred Jones scored 8 of his 23 points in the final 2:30 to rally Indiana from a 6-point deficit at Indianapolis. It was the Pacers' third straight victory and capped an emotional seven-day stretch that included having their top three players suspended for fighting with Detroit fans.
The Pacers trailed, 74-68, with under three minutes to play before Jones took over.
Kings 109, Lakers 106 -- Peja Stojakovic scored 26 points and made four consecutive free throws in the closing seconds to lead visiting Sacramento to its seventh straight win.
Chris Webber had 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 7 assists to help the Kings overcome a 40-point, 14-rebound performance by the Lakers' Kobe Bryant.
Suns 95, Hornets 86 -- Shawn Marion had a season-high 33 points and 15 rebounds, leading host Phoenix on a fourth-quarter comeback to register its seventh straight victory, despite losing Steve Nash to a concussion with 3:46 left in the second quarter. Quentin Richardson and Amare Stoudemire hit big shots for the Suns in the final 2:14.
Spurs 89, Nuggets 75 -- Tim Duncan had 23 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 blocks to help visiting San Antonio snap Denver's four-game winning streak.
Duncan scored 19 of his points in the first half while the Spurs were building their double-digit lead. He took advantage of the absence of Kenyon Martin, who started and played the first six minutes, but sat out the rest of the game, suffering with the flu.
Timberwolves 115, Grizzlies 90 -- Lionel Hollins lost his debut as interim coach of the Memphis, with Kevin Garnett getting 26 points and 15 at Minneapolis. Mike Miller scored 19 points for Memphis.
SuperSonics 92, Nets 79 -- Danny Fortson came off the bench to score a season-high 20 points, leading host Seattle over struggling New Jersey.
Clippers 98, Warriors 87 -- Bobby Simmons scored 17 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds to help visiting Los Angeles to its second win in as many days.
Magic 117, Hawks 99 -- Steve Francis scored 29 points and No. 1 draft pick Dwight Howard added a career-high 24 in his homecoming as Orlando won in Atlanta.
Jazz 90, Rockets 80 -- Andrei Kirilenko had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Memhet Okur shot 8 for 8 in scoring a season-high 20 points to lead Utah over Houston at Salt Lake City.
Mavericks 92, Trail Blazers 83 -- Marquis Daniels had a block, a steal and three straight assists in just over a two-minute span in the fourth quarter, helping push host Dallas over Portland to end a three-game losing streak.
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In a late game Thursday night, in Los Angeles, Marko Jaric scored 23 points to lead the Clippers' balanced scoring as they beat New Jersey, 101-88, to run the Nets' losing streak to seven games.