INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat 105-90 on Monday night.

INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat 105-90 on Monday night.

Darren Collison added 20 points, and Paul George had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who have won four of five and finally got the signature win they have sought since the All-Star break.

LeBron James had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Dwyane Wade had 24 points and six assists for Miami.

The Heat, coming off a 103-87 loss at Oklahoma City on Sunday night, lost by double digits in back-to-back games for the first time this season. Miami (35-13) lost for the fourth time in eight games overall and is running out of time to catch Chicago (40-10) for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

The Heat had won the previous three meetings this season, but the Pacers played with confidence throughout. Indiana led by double digits for most of the fourth quarter, and Pacers fans stood and showed their appreciation during the final minute.

Clippers 97, Hornets 85

Chris Paul had 25 points and 10 assists against his former team.

The Hornets first tried to trade Paul to the Lakers — a deal that was rejected by the league — before shipping the All-Star point guard to the Clippers shortly after the lockout ended.

Rockets 113, Kings 106, OT

At Houston, Patrick Patterson scored a career-high 24 points and Earl Boykins hit four free throws for Houston late in overtime.

Boykins, who was signed by Houston earlier in the day, finished with 10 points in his first action of the season.

Nuggets 108, Bulls 91

At Chicago, Ty Lawson tied a season high with 27 points, Arron Afflalo added 22 and the Denver Nuggets shot 50 percent.

Denver, playing its third game in four nights as part of a seven-game road swing, got its first win three games into the trip. Al Harrington added 17 points and Andre Miller chipped in with 12 points and 10 assists for the Nuggets, who are scrapping for a playoff spot in the West.

Celtics 102, Bobcats 95

At Charlotte, N.C., Paul Pierce scored a season-high 36 points and Boston moved into a first-place tie with Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic Division.

Pierce shot 10 of 20 from the field, made 15 of 18 free throws and added 10 rebounds and four assists.

Knicks 89, Bucks 80

At New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, delivering his highest total in two months without the injured Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin, and the New York Knicks beat Milwaukee.

Shortly after learning Stoudemire was lost indefinitely with a bulging disk in his back, the Knicks opened a 21/2-game lead over the Bucks and prevented Milwaukee from winning the season series and clinching the tiebreaker if they finish with the same record.

Jazz 105, Nets 84

At Newark, N.J., Paul Millsap had 24 points and 13 rebounds and the Utah Jazz shook off the weariness from their four-overtime loss 24 hours earlier.

Al Jefferson added 19 points and eight rebounds as the Jazz won for the seventh time in eight games and kept a hold on one of the last playoff spots in the Western Conference.

Pistons 79, Wizards 77

At Washington, Rodney Stuckey scored half of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, including the winning 20-foot jumper with 0.2 seconds left, and Detroit ended a five-game losing streak by erasing a 13-point deficit.

Detroit managed to win despite being held below 80 points for the third game in a row; that last happened to the Pistons in December 2003.

Magic 117, Raptors 101

At Toronto, Ryan Anderson made a career-best eight 3-pointers and finished with 28 points.

Dwight Howard had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Jameer Nelson scored 18 points for the Magic.