Chauncey Billups had season highs with 25 points and 15 assists, directing the Detroit Pistons to a 98-86 victory over the slumping Knicks on Wednesday night.
Caron Butler helped make up for the loss of leading scorer Gilbert Arenas at least for a night, scoring 39 points to lead the Washington Wizards over the Charlotte Bobcats 114-111 in overtime Wednesday.
Shawn Marion and Steve Nash led a 47-point first quarter, and the Phoenix Suns beat the short-handed Sacramento Kings 127-111 Wednesday night for their seventh straight victory.
LeBron James is making this difficult game look oh so easy. Barely breaking a sweat, James had 45 points, eight rebounds and five assists to carry the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 97-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Devin Harris scored 22 points and converted a key three-point play in the closing minutes, and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from a double-digit deficit for the second straight game to beat the Houston Rockets 100-94 on Wednesday night.
Troy Murphy made up for the absence of Jermaine O’Neal with 23 points, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 105-93 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
Josh Smith blocked Dwyane Wade’s potentially game-tying layup with 3.9 seconds left, Joe Johnson scored 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from a 10-point deficit entering the final quarter to beat the Miami Heat 82-79 Wednesday night.
Ray Allen scored 21 points, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett both had double-doubles, and the Boston Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 105-82 Wednesday night for their sixth straight home victory.
Amare Stoudemire had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns held on for a 100-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
Andray Blatche scored 26 points, DeShawn Stevenson had a season-high 19 and the Washington Wizards completed a lose-five, win-five start to the season with a 116-101 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, Marcus Camby added 12 points and 20 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Chicago Bulls 112-91 Tuesday night.
Dirk Nowitzki had a season-high 32 points, helping the Mavericks put together a record-setting rally during a 105-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.