at Cleveland 93, Washington 89: After trailing the woeful Wizards by eight in the last quarter, the Cavaliers scored 11 consecutive points in the final 1:33 to preserve their perfect home record. Mo Williams scored 24 points, and LeBron James and Delonte West had 18 apiece for the Cavaliers, who at 15-0 are the NBA's lone unbeaten team at home. Antawn Jamison scored 28 points and Mike James 26 for the Wizards, who dropped their eighth in a row.
at Orlando 88, New Orleans 68: Hedo Turkoglu scored 20 points to lead the Magic, which built a 30-point halftime lead. The Hornets' Chris Paul didn't have a steal, ending his league-record string of 108 games. "Half the time when I got a steal I didn't even know it," said Paul, who was unaware his streak ended until after the game. "It was going to end at some point, so why not Christmas?"