INDIANAPOLIS -- Jermaine O'Neal scored 28 points and Brad Miller had 25 as the Indiana Pacers opened the second half of the season with Ron Artest back in the lineup and coach Isiah Thomas on the sidelines in a 107-96 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday night.
Artest completed a four-game suspension and Thomas had served a two-game suspension. Even during the All-Star break, the pair were making news. Thomas, who coached the East, angered Cleveland's Zydrunas Ilgauskas by playing him only four minutes during Sunday's All-Star game.
Magic 92, Nets 83
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tracy McGrady had 32 points and eight rebounds and Orlando withstood a late rally.
Warriors 116, Hawks 113
ATLANTA -- Gilbert Arenas scored a career-high 37 points and made a key steal and layup with 20 seconds left.
Hornets 78, Heat 69
MIAMI -- Jamal Mashburn couldn't match his offensive pace from before the All-Star break, but the New Orleans Hornets relied on their defense to beat the Heat.
Timberwolves 100, Mavericks 98
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wally Szczerbiak made a corner jumper as the final buzzer sounded after Minnesota squandered a 17-point third-quarter lead.
Pistons 89, Bulls 79
CHICAGO -- Ben Wallace followed up his busy All-Star weekend with 22 rebounds, and Chauncey Billups scored 20 points as the Detroit Pistons gained their fifth straight victory.
Jazz 103, Rockets 101, OT
HOUSTON -- Karl Malone scored 33 points, including 14 in a fourth-quarter comeback, as the Utah Jazz rallied for an overtime victory.
Clippers 107, Suns 106
PHOENIX -- Elton Brand, Quentin Richardson and Andre Miller led a fourth-quarter rally that propelled the Los Angeles Clippers over the Phoenix Suns.
Kings 99, Wizards 80
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Peja Stojakovic had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Doug Christie had 16 points and 12 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings opened a seven-game homestand with an easy victory over Washington.
Celtics 82, SuperSonics 76
SEATTLE -- Antoine Walker had 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Boston Celtics let a big lead slip away before beating the SuperSonics in Vin Baker's return to Seattle.
Lakers 121, Nuggets 93
LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant made it six straight games of 35 points or more by scoring 42 despite sitting out the fourth quarter as the Lakers extended their winning streak to a season-high six.
Spurs 116, Trail Blazers 111, OT
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Emmanuel Ginobili hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 42 seconds left in overtime -- his only field goal of the game.
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