>Wednesday's top games
Charlotte 96, Chicago 91: D.J. Augustin had 22 points and 12 assists and hit four decisive free throws down the stretch for the Bobcats. The Bulls, off to their best start since their last title under Michael Jordan in 1998, couldn't keep it going with Jordan, the Bobcats' owner, sitting courtside.
New Orleans 92, Orlando 89 (OT): Emeka Okafor had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and the Hornets snapped the Magic's nine-game winning streak. Dwight Howard had 29 points and 20 rebounds, but missed a pair of free throws that could have given Orlando a one-point lead with 11 seconds to go.
Indiana 102, Dallas 89: Brandon Rush scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the Pacers. The Mavericks dropped to 2-6 without the injured Dirk Nowitzki (knee).
Atlanta 104, Toronto 101: Mike Bibby made a go-ahead three-pointer with 8.2 seconds left, Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 36 points, and the Hawks won their fifth in a row.
Boston 119, Sacramento 95: Paul Pierce scored 25 points and Rajon Rondo had 10 points and 13 assists to lead the Celtics, who were just 5-5 since losing to Orlando on Christmas Day to snap a 14-game winning streak.
Utah 131, New York 125: Deron Williams and reserve C.J. Miles scored 24 points apiece, leading seven Jazz players in double figures. The game was a battle of three-pointers, with the Jazz hitting 10 of 22 and New York making 14 of 29.
Miami at L.A. Clippers: As LeBron James' former teammates with the Cleveland Cavaliers were absorbing a 112-57 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, the Heat player fired off a curt message on his Twitter account that seemed to be directed at Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, who criticized him after he left the team in July. But before Wednesday's game James denied it was directed to "that team," without mentioning the Cavs by name.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.