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NBA Report / Scores and fast facts

Friday's top games

Chicago 90, New Jersey 81: Carlos Boozer scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Bulls won for the 12th time in 14 games in downing the Nets.

New Orleans 83, Boston 81: Trevor Ariza made a tiebreaking three-pointer with 1:34 to play and David West scored four of his 19 points in the final minute, helping the Hornets pull out an 83-81 win over the injury-riddled Celtics.

Golden State 96, Charlotte 95: Monta Ellis scored 25 points and Stephen Curry added 24 as the Warriors held off a late rally to beat the Bobcats.

Indiana 95, Washington 86: Danny Granger and Darren Collison scored 18 points apiece and the Pacers jumped out to an early lead and went from there to the win.

Houston 114, Toronto 105: Reserve guard Chase Budinger scored a season-high 22 points, and Kevin Martin added 20 for the Rockets.

Oklahoma City 103, Atlanta 94: For the Thunder, Kevin Durant hit a season-high five three-pointers and scored 33 points, while Russell Westbrook finished off a triple-double with his 10th assist in the final seconds.

Phoenix 92, Detroit 75: Vince Carter and Jared Dudley had 19 points each to lead the Suns, who had a rare good defensive game.

Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers: The Lakers moved Andrew Bynum into the starting lineup Wednesday. Lamar Odom came off the bench to help end a three-game losing streak.


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LeBron James: The Heat star wants to be part of the dunk contest at All-Star weekend. He's just not sure it's a smart idea. One of the game's best dunkers, James acknowledged Friday that he often considers committing to be part of the field, then finds himself waffling.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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