Rajon Rondo had a season-high 35 points for Boston — one game after he recorded a triple-double — but it wasn't enough for a Celtics victory Wednesday night.
Rodney Stuckey scored 25 points and Ben Gordon hit three three-pointers in the opening 4:09 of the fourth quarter during a game-breaking spree that carried the Detroit Pistons to a 98-88 win over host Boston.
Rondo made 15 of 27 shots from the field — including the one three-pointer he attempted — and went 4-for-9 at the foul line. The 27 shots were a season high for the former Kentucky standout. He also had six assists and five rebounds.
Celtics forward Paul Pierce had just 10 points on 3-for-11 shooting, and Ray Allen was held to eight free throws until getting the final basket in the closing seconds to finish with 10 points.
Kevin Garnett was a late scratch with a hip flexor. Chris Wilcox, starting in his place, had 17 points and nine rebounds.
Greg Monroe had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Gordon finished with 22 points for the Pistons, who won for the fifth time in seven games.
Rookie and former UK point guard Brandon Knight had six points for Detroit.
Magic 103, 76ers 87: Ryan Anderson had seven three-pointers and 27 points, Dwight Howard added 17 points and 14 rebounds and host Orlando shot its way past Philadelphia. Orlando made 15 of 25 three-point attempts, and had all five starters reach double figures for the second consecutive game.
Jason Richardson had 14 points, including four threes.
Louis Williams led Philadelphia with 21 points.
Timberwolves 102, Bobcats 90: Kevin Love had 30 points and 18 rebounds to help host Minnesota hand Charlotte its 16th loss in a row.
Nikola Pekovic added 21 points and 11 rebounds in 43 minutes for Minnesota. The Timberwolves snapped a four-game skid of their own.
Kemba Walker had 21 points and six rebounds for the Bobcats, who have lost 22 of the last 23 games.
Spurs 113, Raptors 106: Tony Parker had 34 points and 14 assists, and San Antonio extended its season-best winning streak to nine games with a win at Toronto.
Parker went 12-for-12 from the foul line for San Antonio. Tim Duncan failed to extend his run of five straight double-doubles, finishing with eight points and three rebounds.
DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points for the Raptors.
Grizzlies 105, Nets 100: Rudy Gay scored 25 points and Tony Allen matched his season high with 21 to help visiting Memphis beat New Jersey, handing the error-prone Nets their season-high seventh straight loss.
Marreese Speights added a season-high 20 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, and the Grizzlies won for the fourth time in five games. Mike Conley had 16 points and 10 assists for the Grizzlies, who surrendered at least 100 points for only the fourth time this season.
Deron Williams scored 26 points for the Nets.
Cavaliers 98, Pacers 87: Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in his return after missing three games with a concussion, leading host Cleveland to a win over Indiana, which dropped its fifth straight.
Irving played for the first time since Feb. 7, when he banged his head following a collision in Miami. The 19-year-old rookie was only cleared to play in the morning by Cavs doctors.
Darren Collison scored 18 and Roy Hibbert 17 for Indiana, which was without leading scorer Danny Granger because of a sprained ankle.
Around the league
Clippers: Guard Chauncey Billups underwent a successful surgery in Colorado on Wednesday to repair his torn left Achilles tendon that cost him the remainder of his first season in Los Angeles. The Clippers say Billups is expected to remain in Colorado for about four weeks before returning to Los Angeles to begin rehabilitation.