PHILADELPHIA — Gerald Green scored 23 points, and Kris Humphries had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 95-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers Friday.
Deron Williams had 11 points and 10 assists, MarShon Brooks scored 22 points and Jordan Williams had 13. New Jersey’s 13 road wins are four more than they have at home.
Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 19 points, Evan Turner had 18 and Thaddeus Young 13.
The Sixers snapped a two-game winning streak and suffered a big blow in their push up the Eastern Conference standings. They started the game clinging to seventh place and play six of their final seven games on the road. This was a game they could not afford to lose.
The Sixers, who started 20-9, have not won three straight games since March 7-11.
Heat 105, Bobcats 82: LeBron James had 19 points and nine rebounds and Chris Bosh had 18 points and seven rebounds to help Miami complete a three-game season-series sweep of Charlotte.
Derrick Brown had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead Charlotte, which lost its 15th straight.
Pacers 102, Cavaliers 83: Danny Granger scored 18 points to help Indiana clinch a playoff berth.
Tyler Hansbrough scored 16 points, George Hill had 15 and seven assists, Leandro Barbosa scored 13 points and Roy Hibbert added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who have won seven of eight.
Omri Casspi matched a season high with 14 points and Samardo Samuels had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers.
Raptors 84, Celtics 79: DeMar DeRozan scored 13 of his 22 points in the third quarter and made four pivotal free throws down the stretch. DeRozan was a perfect 13-for-13 from the line as the Raptors ended a four-game losing skid.
Paul Pierce’s 18 points paced the Celtics.
Hawks 109, Magic 81: Jannero Pargo hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and Marvin Williams each had 16.
Glen Davis and Von Wafer each scored 16 points to lead the Magic.
Knicks 103, Wizards 65: Baron Davis scored a season-high 18 points on his 33rd birthday, JR Smith had 23, and the New York Knicks surged into a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
Carmelo Anthony and Steve Novak also had 18 for the Knicks, who could now be looking at a playoff preview when they host second-place Miami on Sunday.
Other results: Thunder 115, Kings 89; Hornets 96, Jazz 85; Bucks 113, Pistons 97; Suns 112, Rockets 105. — Agencies