BOSTON — Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Andray Blatche had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 95-83 on Wednesday night after Rajon Rondo was ejected following a fight.
The Celtics point guard was tossed after he shoved Kris Humphries to retaliate for the Nets forward's hard foul against Kevin Garnett. Humphries and Brooklyn forward Gerald Wallace were also ejected for their roles in the second-quarter skirmish.
Garnett had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Paul Pierce added 14 points for Boston. Rondo had three assists before he was kicked out, ending his streak at 37 games with double-digits. That is tied for second-longest in NBA history. The Nets led by 21 in the second half and never less than nine in the fourth quarter.
MILWAUKEE — Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points to lead the New York Knicks to a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Anthony, who sat out the fourth quarter, was 9 of 18 from the floor and also grabbed eight rebounds in 30 minutes. The second-leading scorer in the NBA has scored at least 29 points in his last four games, including 35 points and 13 rebounds in a 96-89 overtime loss at Brooklyn on Monday.
New York's Steve Novak added 19 points and Tyson Chandler chipped in with 17 points and eight rebounds for the Knicks, who snapped a three-game road losing streak.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marreese Speights had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the Memphis Grizzlies to their third straight win, a victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph finished with 17 points apiece, Randolph adding 13 rebounds and six assists. Mike Conley had 16 points, going 4 of 5 on 3-pointers, and Rudy Gay added 14 as Memphis maintained the best record in the NBA (11-2).
NEW ORLEANS — Al Jefferson had 19 points, Marvin Williams scored 16 before leaving with concussion symptoms and the Utah Jazz won its second straight game, downing the New Orleans Hornets.
Paul Millsap scored nine of his 16 points during a dominant third quarter for Utah, and Gordon Hayward had 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Jazz overcome one last New Orleans surge.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant matched his season high with 37 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets in James Harden's first time back in Chesapeake Energy Arena since being traded before the season.
Harden scored 17 points, but was limited to 3-for-16 shooting. He had six shots blocked by the Thunder.
ATLANTA — Al Horford scored 17 points and hit two clinching free throws to help the Atlanta Hawks win their sixth straight game with a victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Josh Smith and Lou Williams also had 17 points apiece for the Hawks.
Ben Gordon finished with 26 points and Ramon Sessions had 18 to lead Charlotte, which has lost two straight and three of four.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Brandon Knight and Charlie Villanueva scored 19 points apiece, and the Detroit Pistons routed the Phoenix Suns.
Detroit has won back-to-back games for the first time this season and is 5-3 since opening 0-8. The Pistons led 55-44 at halftime and then broke the game open when the Suns came unglued in the third quarter. Phoenix picked up four technical fouls in the third and trailed by as many as 44 in the fourth.
WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards earned their first victory after starting the season with 12 straight losses, getting 19 points from Jordan Crawford in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Manu Ginobili had 20 points, Gary Neal scored 19 and the San Antonio Spurs earned their fifth straight win, racing past the Orlando Magic.
Tim Duncan added 15 points in 27 minutes and Tony Parker chipped in 14 points and eight assists.