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Rockets take down Miami Heat.

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Yao Ming scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Ron Artest scored 20 and the Houston Rockets finished off a perfect three-game road trip against the Eastern Conference with a 107-98 win over the Miami Heat.

Rafer Alston added 14 points for Houston, who finished with six players in double figures and out rebounded Miami 51-35.

Dwyane Wade scored 23 points for Miami, doing so on 7-for-23 shooting.

Mario Chalmers added a career-best 23, including five 3-pointers, for the Heat, who also got 17 points from Shawn Marion and 14 from Michael Beasley.

The Rockets finished their Eastern Conference road swing 3-0, marking only the fourth time in the last 12 years that they were perfect on a trip lasting at least three games.

Magic 108, Bucks 101

In Orlando, Florida, Dwight Howard had 24 points and 13 rebounds to help Orlando beat Milwaukee.

Hedo Turkoglu and Rashard Lewis each added 22 points for the Magic.

Richard Jefferson scored 25 points to lead Milwaukee, who lost Andrew Bogut to a left knee bruise in the third quarter.

The Magic saw point guard Jameer Nelson leave with a groin strain.

Orlando led by 12 with just under two minutes left, but poor free throw shooting and Jefferson almost brought the Bucks back.

His short jumper with 24 seconds left cut the lead to 103-100, but free throws by Turkoglu and Lewis sealed the win.

Bobcats 93, 76ers 84

In Charlotte, North Carolina, DJ Augustin scored 25 points and added a career-high 11 assists, backcourt mate Raymond Felton added 23 points, and Charlotte used their new speedy and tiny lineup to beat Philadelphia.

The 6-foot Augustin and the 6-1 Felton had their best game together since coach Larry Brown inserted the rookie Augustin in the starting lineup three games ago.

They helped the Bobcats snap a four-game losing streak despite another meek performance from Charlotte's front line that somehow the 76ers could not take advantage of.

Elton Brand had 18 points and Andre Iguodala added 17 points for the Sixers.

Trail Blazers 91, Kings 90

In Portland, Brandon Roy scored a season-high 28 points and Portland rallied during the final six minutes to beat Sacramento.

Joel Przybilla added 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Steve Blake had 12 points for the Blazers.

Greg Oden made his first start for Portland since returning from a foot injury on November 12.

Oden, the first pick of the 2007 NBA draft, had three points, six rebounds, and four turnovers in 19 ineffective minutes.

John Salmons led Sacramento with 20 points and had a chance to win the game, but his drive to the basket with two seconds remaining came up short of the rim.

Hornets 99, Clippers 87

In Los Angeles, David West scored 27 points and New Orleans beat the Los Angeles Clippers.

Peja Stojakovic had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Hornets, who won their third straight following a home-and-home sweep of Oklahoma City.

Forward Morris Peterson did not play because of pain in his right knee, but backup point guard Devin Brown was back in the lineup, scoring 11 points after spraining his right ankle in Saturday's 109-97 win.

Eric Gordon scored 25 points to lead the Clippers despite spraining his ankle early in the first quarter.

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