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Spurs take the steam out of Heat

Without Shaquille O'Neal, the Miami Heat aren't playing championship-caliber basketball.

"We just don't have any respect for winning," the Heat's Udonis Haslem said after a 106-86 loss to the Spurs last night in San Antonio.

Tim Duncan scored 19 points, and Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili each added 17 for the Spurs.

"I think Manu in the last week and a half has felt good," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "I think he's starting to get in playing shape."

Brent Barry had 15 points and Beno Udrih, who may be proving to be a reliable backup to Parker, added 13 for the Spurs, who had an easy time of it.

Dwyane Wade scored 18 points for the Heat (4-7). Earl Barron added 15 and Alonzo Mourning had 10.

Heat coach Pat Riley said his team, which went 33 of 74 from the field (45 percent), "just let it go."

"In the second quarter we just stopped playing, we got frustrated. We went from competing in the first quarter to stop communicating with each other and then we started to complain," Riley said. "And then we got disgusted of ourselves and then we went from disgusting to discouraging to despicable."

Rockets 86, Wizards 82 -- Yao Ming had 25 points and 14 rebounds, Tracy McGrady added 13 points and 12 rebounds, and host Houston survived a fourth-quarter meltdown to beat Washington.

Luther Head made three free throws in the final three seconds and scored 12 for the Rockets, who overcame 22 turnovers to drop Washington to 0-6 on the road.

Gilbert Arenas scored 26 and Caron Butler added 14 for the Wizards.

Raptors 95, Cavaliers 87 -- Chris Bosh had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and host Toronto ended a six-game losing streak.

Joey Graham added 16 points and 8 rebounds for the Raptors, who returned home following an 0-5 Western trip.

LeBron James had 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists for the Cavaliers.

Magic 96, Pacers 91 -- Jameer Nelson scored 22 points, Dwight Howard had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help Orlando hold off visiting Indiana.

Jermaine O'Neal led Indiana with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Stephen Jackson scored 19 points -- his third straight double-digit game off the bench.

Pistons 103, Hawks 98 -- Chauncey Billups had 24 points and 10 assists to power Detroit at Auburn Hills, Mich.

Billups was one of three Pistons with a double-double. Rasheed Wallace finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Tayshaun Prince had 15 points and 11 boards in Detroit's fourth straight victory.

Timberwolves 107, Knicks 89 -- Ricky Davis scored 21 points and Kevin Garnett added 19 as Minnesota routed visiting New York.

SuperSonics 95, Clippers 85 -- Rashard Lewis had 35 points and 13 rebounds, Ray Allen scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and Seattle dealt Los Angeles its first home loss of the season.

Bucks 98, 76ers 94 -- Michael Redd scored 11 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and host Milwaukee overcame a triple-double by Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala (18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists).

Nuggets 115, Warriors 112 -- Carmelo Anthony had 33 points and 9 rebounds, and Denver held off host Golden State for its third straight victory.

Jazz 110, Kings 101 -- Carlos Boozer had 32 points and 13 rebounds, and Utah rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat host Sacramento.

Trail Blazers 100, Nets 97 -- Zach Randolph scored 25 points to spark host Portland.

Suns 92, Hornets 83 -- Steve Nash scored 24 points to lead host Phoenix.

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