Hornets’ Collison stings Pacers

NEW ORLEANS AP — Rookie Darren Collison registered his first career triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists as the New Orleans Hornets beat the Indiana Pacers 107-101 on Friday.

Collison joined injured star Chris Paul as the only Hornets players to record triple-doubles since former New Orleans point guard Baron Davis had one on Jan. 8, 2005.

David West scored 29, Peja Stojakovic scored 17, and Emeka Okafor had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who extended the Pacers’ losing streak to four.

Danny Granger scored 29 and Mike Dunleavy 15 for Indiana, which trailed by as much as 21 in the second quarter, but got within four in the final minute before New Orleans held on.

Bobcats 110, Cavaliers 93

In Charlotte, Stephen Jackson scored 29 points and the Bobcats took advantage of Antawn Jamison’s miserable debut for Cleveland to send the NBA-best Cavaliers to their second straight loss.

Two days after being acquired from Washington in a key trade, Jamison came off the bench and promptly went 0-for-12 from the field. He was blocked five times and tossed up two airballs, while looking out of sync with his new teammates.

Charlotte used a big run to end the third quarter to beat Cleveland for a third straight time and take the series 3-1 in a possible first-round playoff preview.

LeBron James had 22 points and nine assists for the Cavaliers.

Jazz 100, Warriors 89

In Oakland, Carlos Boozer had 30 points and 16 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko scored 22 points and Utah extended its longest road winning streak in eight years with a win over Golden State.

Heat 100, Grizzlies 87 (2OT)

In Memphis, Michael Beasley scored a career-high with 30 points and short-handed Miami won its season-best fifth straight by defeating the Grizzlies in double overtime.

Celtics 96, Trail Blazers 76

In Portland, Ray Allen scored 21 points, including eight straight early in the fourth quarter to stymie a run by the Trail Blazers, and Boston beat the hosts.

Kevin Garnett scored 13 of his 16 points in the first half, helping the Celtics on the second night of a difficult West Coast two-step.

Wizards 107, Nuggets 97

In Washington, Al Thornton scored 21 points in his Denver debut and Josh Howard added 20 to lead the Wizards.

Raptors 106, Nets 89

In East Rutherford, N.J., Rasho Nesterovic scored a season-high 16 points replacing a sidelined Chris Bosh and Toronto dropped the Nets to 5-50.

Suns 88, Hawks 80

In Phoenix, Amare Stoudemire scored 22 points for his ninth straight game over 20 to lead the hosts.

Mavericks 95, Magic 85

In Orlando, Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points and Dallas rode a surprisingly strong defensive effort to beat the Magic.

76ers 106, Spurs 94

In Philadelphia, Lou Williams scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, fueling a decisive run that lifted the Sixers.

Bulls 100, Timberwolves 94

In Minneapolis, Kirk Hinrich had 20 points and helped Chicago stay balanced after a couple of rotation-altering trades.

Bucks 91, Pistons 85

In Auburn Hills, Mich., John Salmons had 18 points, including a game-clinching 3-pointer, in his Milwaukee debut.

Richard Hamilton scored 29 points to lead Detroit.