CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Stephen Jackson scored 27 points and the Charlotte Bobcats stayed hot under new coach Paul Silas with a 96-82 victory over the listless Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night in a game played in a nearly empty arena because of a snowstorm.
A crowd of about 1,000 fans braved the treacherous roads that shut down much of the city to watch the Bobcats move to 5-2 since Larry Brown was fired. D.J. Augustin added 18 points and nine assists and Matt Carroll scored 12 points for Charlotte, which was never threatened.
Zach Randolph had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who lost their second straight thanks to terrible shooting. Memphis missed 33 of its first 42 shots in falling behind by 16 points in the second quarter.
Rockets 108, Celtics 102
BOSTON (AP) - Aaron Brooks scored 24 points, hitting a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left after Boston cut a 12-point deficit to four and the Rockets held on for a victory.
Houston snapped a five-game losing streak despite playing without leading scorer Kevin Martin.
Kyle Lowry had 17 with eight assists, Luis Scola scored 12 with nine rebounds and Jordan Hill had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets.
Ray Allen scored 19 for Boston, Marquis Daniels had season highs of 19 points and seven rebounds and Rajon Rondo had 12 assists. The Celtics have lost two straight, but they hope that Kevin Garnett will be able to return against Sacramento on Wednesday.
Bulls 95, Pistons 82
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored 29 points and Carlos Boozer added 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bulls to a win over the Pistons.
Luol Deng added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Bulls, who have won seven straight home games.
Detroit has lost five straight on the road and have only won once away from Auburn Hills in 14 games.
Tayshaun Prince led Detroit with 15 points and Austin Daye had 14.