>Wednesday's top games
Atlanta 103, Golden State 93: Josh Smith had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Al Horford had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the Hawks won for the fourth time in five games.
Charlotte 101, Cleveland 92: Stephen Jackson scored 38 points, D.J. Augustin added 28 and the Bobcats moved to 2-0 under interim coach Paul Silas. The Cavs are now 1-14 in December.
Washington 104, Indiana 90: Nick Young had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Wizards, who won for only the second time in the last 12 games. The Pacers have lost seven in a row on the road.
Detroit 104, Boston 92: Kevin Garnett left in the first quarter with a leg injury, and the Celtics lost for only the second time in 17 games. Garnett hurt himself on a dunk late in the first quarter, and although X-rays revealed no fracture in his right leg, he didn't return.
Denver 119, Minnesota 113: Chauncey Billups scored 15 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, hitting three huge three-pointers for the Nuggets. Michael Beasley had 33 points for the Timberwolves.
L.A. Lakers 103, New Orleans 88: Lamar Odom responded to his first time out of the starting lineup this season by scoring 24 points as the Lakers convincingly ended a three-game losing streak.
Miami 125, Houston 119: Dwyane Wade scored 45 points and the Heat extended its road winning streak to 10 games. Wade reached 45 points for the eighth time, and hit 40 points on consecutive nights for the first time in his career.
Oklahoma City 114, New Jersey 93: Kevin Durant scored 27 points before taking the fourth quarter off and the Thunder forced the Nets into 23 turnovers.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.