Toronto 103, Charlotte 101: Chris Bosh had 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Hedo Turkoglu hit the go-ahead three-pointer a day after getting benched, as the Raptors won a big game in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Toronto managed to snap Charlotte's three-game winning streak to stay in eighth place in the East.
New Jersey 90, San Antonio 84: The Nets notched their 10th victory Monday night, avoiding any chance of tying for the worst record in NBA history. Brook Lopez had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who grabbed control with a 15-4 run late in the game to improve to 10-64.
New Orleans 108, L.A. Lakers 100: Chris Paul had his first double-double since returning from injury with 15 points and 13 assists to help the Hornets.
Dallas 109, Denver 93: Dirk Nowitzki had 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks maintained the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Mavericks moved to 4-4 since snapping a season-best 13-game winning streak.
Utah 103, New York 98: Carlos Boozer scored 26 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, Deron Williams added 23 points and 14 assists and the Jazz took over first place in the Northwest Division.
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Sacramento Kings: Swingman Dominic McGuire will miss the rest of the season with an injured right foot. McGuire has a torn right plantar fascia.
New York Knicks: Eddy Curry will likely miss the rest of the season because of a right calf injury, apparently ending another lost year for the center.
From News and wire service reports.