Heat too hot for Timberwolves
The Miami Heat earned a 97-81 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, with Dwayne Wade leading the way for them.
Wade provided 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and LeBron James ignored a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds.
Chris Bosh added 11 points and nine rebounds as James played 35 minutes despite being listed as a game-time decision with a twisted left knee.
For the Timberwolves Derrick Williams had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Ricky Rubio had 14 points, eight assists, six steals and five rebounds.
The Heat put in a 17-5 run to seal the game after the Timberwolves had JJ Barea ejected in the fourth quarter for a hit on Heat guard Ray Allen. Protest from Wolves coach Rick Adelman also earned him a technical foul.
The New York Knicks overcame a 22-point deficit without All-Star Carmelo Anthony to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-97, Amare Stoudemire scoring 22 points and JR Smith adding 18.
Steve Novak made three of New York's seven three-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Knicks hit back from blowing a 16-point lead on Sunday to lose to Miami.
The Knicks trailed 52-30 in the second quarter against Cleveland when Anthony injured his right knee.
Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in his return after missing Cleveland's past three games with a hyper-extended right knee.
Orlando Magic ended a three-game losing run with a 105-102 win against the New Orleans Hornets.
Five of Arron Afflalo's game-high 26 points came in the final 38 seconds.
Milwaukee Bucks edged Utah jazz 109-108 in overtime as Monta Ellis scored 34 points and Brandon Jennings added 20 points and 17 assists.
For Utah, who lost for the fourth time in five games, Derrick Favors tied a career high with 23 points and added 15 rebounds.
Corey Brewer scored 22 points and Ty Lawson had 18 in the Denver Nuggets' 104-88 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
The Nuggets had their 11th home win as Al Horford scored 18 points for Atlanta.
Josh Smith chipped in 15 points, becoming the 24th player in league history to collect 10,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, 2,000 assists and 1,000 blocks.
The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 122-105 and the Golden State Warriors were 125-118 winners against the Toronto Raptors.