- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 23, 2010

MIAMI (AP) - Danny Granger had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Rush added 20 points and the Indiana Pacers added to Miami’s week of woe, beating the Heat 93-77 on Monday night in the worst shooting game of Dwyane Wade’s career.

Wade finished with three points on 1-for-13 shooting. He had never shot so poorly when taking at least 13 tries, and the point total was the third-lowest of his career. He has been held scoreless twice.

T.J. Ford scored 13 points and Mike Dunleavy added 11 for the Pacers, who took control with a 29-11 run in the second quarter.

LeBron James scored 25 points and Chris Bosh had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Miami, which learned earlier Monday that top reserve Udonis Haslem will need surgery to repair a torn foot ligament and be out indefinitely.

Granger hit a pair of 3-pointers 36 seconds apart in the final 2 1/2 minutes to seal it, the last one giving Indiana a 91-75 lead and sending just about everyone who was left in the seats heading to the exits.

Celtics 99, Hawks 76

ATLANTA (AP) _ Nate Robinson had 16 points and 10 assists filling in for Rajon Rondo and Boston raced to a 26-point lead in the first quarter on the way to the rout.

Atlanta missed five of its first six shots, and Boston had a double-digit lead before the game was 4 minutes old. Shaquille O’Neal’s dunk made it 13-3, prompting the first of three timeouts coach Larry Drew called in the opening quarter in a desperate attempts to slow the Celtics.

Nothing worked. Boston made 18 of 25 shots, the Hawks just 4 of 17 and it was 39-13 at the end of the first.

Bouncing back from a tough loss at Toronto the day before, the Celtics looked like the fresher team even while playing the second of back-to-back games on the road. They snapped a two-game losing streak.

Mike Bibby led the Hawks with 11 points.

Rondo didn’t dress because of a strained left hamstring.

Spurs 106, Magic 97

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Tony Parker had 24 points and 10 assists to help San Antonio to its 11th straight win.

Manu Ginobili had 25 points for the Spurs, who faced their stiffest test yet put prevailed late for an NBA-best record of 12-1. Dwight Howard had 26 points and 18 rebounds for the East-leading Magic, whose own winning streak ended at four.

Jameer Nelson added 15 points for the Magic.

It is the longest winning streak in nearly three years for the Spurs, who have taken a training-camp goal of a fast start far beyond what they had in mind. The Magic, meanwhile, were perhaps in search of a litmus test after just one of their nine wins this season have come against a team with a winning record.

The Spurs can thank their long-range shooting for keeping this streak going.

San Antonio made 12 of 19 from behind the 3-point line, including all five of their attempts in the fourth quarter.

Jazz 94, Kings 83

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ C.J. Miles scored 20 points and Al Jefferson added 19 to help Utah beat Sacramento.

After hitting five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter in a comeback win over Portland on Saturday, Miles keyed two runs that gave the Jazz their third win in the past four starts.

No team has won more road games (six) in the NBA than Utah, but the Jazz have struggled at home this season, a place they have rarely lost in recent years. Miles wouldn’t let the Jazz need any late-game rally this time as they grabbed the lead in the second quarter and never trailed again to move to 4-3 at home.

Sacramento (4-9) suffered its eighth loss in its last nine games after a promising 3-1 start. The Kings are averaging 90 points over that span after scoring 108.8 per game in their first four this season. Sacramento scored 27 points in the fourth quarter after the games was out of reach.

DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 18 points and Carl Landry added 12 points. Tyreke Evans, who scored a season-low nine points in their 75-71 loss Sunday to New Orleans, couldn’t find a rhythm and made just 3 of 12 from the field for 11 points with three turnovers.

Suns 123, Rockets 116

HOUSTON (AP) _ Steve Nash had 24 points and nine assists to help Phoenix snap a three-game losing streak with a win over Houston.

Nash played 37 minutes, showing no lingering effects from the groin injury that sidelined him for the Suns’ previous two games.

Jason Richardson scored 26 points and Grant Hill added 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Suns, who’ve won 10 of the last 13 meetings with the Rockets.

Kevin Martin scored 19 to lead the Rockets, who’ve lost four in a row. Houston played its sixth straight game without Yao Ming, who’s out with a bone bruise in his left ankle.

Thunder 117, Timberwolves 107

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Kevin Durant and Jeff Green returned from injuries and powered Oklahoma City to its fifth consecutive victory.

Durant scored 28 points and Green had 24, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 54.7 seconds left. Green missed the previous four games with a sprained left ankle and Durant, who came in averaging an NBA-best 28 points, was out for two games with a left ankle sprain.

Kevin Love had 24 points and 17 rebounds for Minnesota (4-11), which has lost four of five.

Oklahoma City (10-4) led by as many as 18 in the second half, but the Timberwolves put together an impressive rally to take a six-point lead on Darko Milicic’s three-point play with less than 7 minutes to go.

Love converted a layup to put Minnesota in front 105-104 lead with 1:20 remaining, but Green responded with a 3-pointer to give Oklahoma City the lead for good.

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