— The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stephen Jackson scored 29 points and the Charlotte Bobcats took advantage of Antawn Jamison’s miserable debut for Cleveland in a 110-93 victory Friday night to send the NBA-best Cavaliers to their second straight loss.

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

The Bobcats used a big run to end the third quarter to beat the Cavaliers 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 Cleveland, which allowed Charlotte to shoot 55 percent.

76ERS 106, SPURS 94: Lou Williams scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, fueling a decisive run that lifted Philadelphia at home.

The Spurs have lost eight of their last 10 trips to Philadelphia, dating to the 1999-2000 season.

WIZARDS 107, NUGGETS 97: Al Thornton scored 21 points in his Washington debut and Josh Howard added 20 to lead the Wizards at home.

Thornton, acquired Wednesday from the Los Angeles Clippers, and Howard, starting for the first time since being acquired Feb. 13 from Dallas, spearheaded a spirited fourth-quarter rally.

HORNETS 107, PACERS 101: Rookie Darren Collison registered his first career triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists as New Orleans won at home.

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

BULLS 100, TIMBERWOLVES 94: Kirk Hinrich had 20 points as Chicago won at Minneapolis.

Derrick Rose scored 19 points and Luol Deng pitched in 18 points for the Bulls in a ragged game.

RAPTORS 106, NETS 89: Rasho Nesterovic scored a season-high 16 points replacing a sidelined Chris Bosh, who has a sprained left ankle, and Toronto won at East Rutherford, N.J.

BUCKS 91, PISTONS 85: John Salmons had 18 points, including a game-clinching 3-pointer, in his Milwaukee debut at Auburn Hills, Mich.

MAVERICKS 95, MAGIC 85: Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points and Dallas rode a strong defensive effort at home.

HEAT 100, GRIZZLIES 87: Michael Beasley scored a career high with 30 points and Miami won its season-best fifth straight win with a double-overtime victory at Memphis, Tenn.

SUNS 88, HAWKS 80: Amare Stoudemire scored 22 points for his ninth straight game over 20 to lead Phoenix at home.


HEAT: Miami guard Dwyane Wade was inactive for the game against Memphis because of a left calf strain.

WIZARDS: Josh Howard of Washington called a report that he missed a game last month with Dallas because he had a hangover a ”lie.”

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