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Bobcats beat Cavaliers, spoil Shaq's return

Cleveland falls, 94-87, at Charlotte in O'Neal's first game back from an injury.

November 28, 2009

at Charlotte 94, Cleveland 87: Gerald Wallace had 31 points and 14 rebounds while outplaying LeBron James, and the Cavaliers looked disjointed in Shaquille O'Neal's return from injury. The Bobcats won their third straight game after a seven-game losing streak.

at Sacramento 109, New Jersey 96: The Nets fell to 0-16, one loss from tying the worst start in NBA history. To avoid equaling the record they would have to beat the Lakers on Sunday.

Memphis 106, at Portland 96: Zach Randolph's 21 points led five Grizzlies in double figures as Memphis stunned the Trail Blazers.

Phoenix 120, at Minnesota 95: The Timberwolves lost their 15th in a row and were no match for the Suns, whose 13-3 record is the NBA's best.

Washington 94, at Miami 84: The Wizards beat the Heat for the first time in seven tries.

Atlanta 100, at Philadelphia 86: Jamal Crawford's 24 points helped the Hawks end a two-game losing streak.

at Boston 116, Toronto 103: Ray Allen scored 20 points for the Celtics.

Dallas 113, at Indiana 92: Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 for the Mavericks, who won their fifth straight road game.

San Antonio 92, at Houston 84: The Spurs earned their first road win this season.

at Oklahoma City 108, Milwaukee 90: Kevin Durant had 33 points and 12 rebounds for the Thunder.

Clippers 104, at Detroit 96: L.A. ended a 13-game losing streak against the Pistons.

-- associated press

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