The Celtics went 1-3 on their West Coast swing after the best 29-game start in NBA history, 27-2. With the victory, they improved to 18-1 at home.
Pierce made his first nine shots and all five 3-point attempts before missing his final shot, a 3-pointer, but Kendrick Perkins converted the offensive rebound with 1:20 remaining in the third quarter. Pierce left the game with 48 seconds left in the period with the Celtics ahead 81-55 and never returned.
Nick Young led the Wizards with 15 points.
Cavaliers 117, Bulls 92
CLEVELAND -- Anderson Varejao scored a career-high 26 points for Cleveland, and LeBron James had 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season and the 18th of his career.
Nets 93, Hawks 91, OT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Vince Carter hit a long 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and New Jersey overcame a 20-point halftime deficit to end Atlanta's winning streak at six games.
Nuggets 122, Thunder 120
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Carmelo Anthony's 3-pointer from the corner with 0.1 seconds left capped a 31-point outing for Denver.
Anthony's winner came after Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to put the Thunder ahead.
Nene had 27 points on 10-of-11 shooting and 14 rebounds, and Chauncey Billups added 24 points for Denver. Durant led Oklahoma City with 33 points.
Suns 106, Clippers 98
PHOENIX -- Amare Stoudemire scored 23 points to help Phoenix extend it winning streak to three and hand Los Angeles its sixth consecutive loss.
After a miserable first half, Shaquille O'Neal hit six straight shots in the second half and finished with 17 points for Phoenix.
Marcus Camby had 19 points and 23 rebounds for the Clippers.
Pacers 105, Knicks 103
NEW YORK -- Jarrett Jack made a jumper with 0.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 29 points, and Indiana snap a four-game losing streak.
Magic 86, Heat 76
Dwyane Wade scored 33 points for the Heat, but was shut out in the fourth quarter.
Pistons 98, Kings 92
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rodney Stuckey scored 13 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter, and undermanned Detroit won its sixth straight game,
Timberwolves 115, Warriors 108
Raptors 94, Rockets 73
Toronto, which had lost 13 of its last 17 games and four straight at home, held Houston to a season low in points. Von Wafer led the Rockets with 18 points.
Mavericks 96, 76ers 86
Andre Iguodala scored 22 points for Philadelphia.
Spurs 91, Grizzlies 80
Bucks 103, Bobcats 75
Boris Diaw led Charlotte with 16 points.