Al Harrington scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half as the Indiana Pacers matched their best start with a 97-95 victory over the Raptors last night in Toronto.

Jermaine O'Neal added 20 points for the Pacers, who are 9-1 and tied the team record set in the 1969-70 ABA season.

"If we play consistent every night, we have an opportunity to win 65. That's our goal," O'Neal said. "I know that's a large number."

Indiana has won eight straight since losing at New Jersey on Nov. 1, and has the NBA's second-best record behind the undefeated Dallas Mavericks.

* 76ERS 95, GRIZZLIES 88: Allen Iverson scored 33 points as Philadelphia handed winless Memphis its 12th straight loss.

The 76ers won for only the second time in six road games and got a measure of revenge against Memphis, which swept last season's two-game series.

"It's almost like a fear not to be the first to lose" to Memphis, Philadelphia's Keith Van Horn said.

* CELTICS 96, NETS 79: Tony Delk and Shammond Williams each scored 21 points to lead host Boston in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference finals.

"It doesn't mean anything," Boston's Paul Pierce said. "This game doesn't put us into the NBA Finals. It's a regular season game, and we play Atlanta on Friday."

* PISTONS 79, HEAT 68: Ben Wallace had 19 rebounds, a season-best 12 points and tied a franchise high with 10 blocks to lead host Detroit.

"Usually, it is the points that is hard for me," Wallace said. "Tonight, all the guys were telling me that I only needed one more block, so I wanted to get it for them. "

* TIMBERWOLVES 103, HAWKS 93: Troy Hudson scored 20 points and Marc Jackson added 18 to lead visiting Minnesota.

"We still believe in our team," Minnesota's Kevin Garnett (15 points, 12 rebounds) said. "And I think we're trying to figure out who we are."

* SPURS 95, LAKERS 88: Stephen Jackson scored a career-high 28 points, including eight three-pointers, as host San Antonio overcame an early shooting slump.

"I've never felt better -- not in high school, not on the playground, not ever," said Jackson, who made seven three-pointers in a row. "You ever feel blessed? That's how I feel tonight."

* JAZZ 96, NUGGETS 79: Karl Malone scored 21 points, including 16 in the second half, and visiting Utah handed Denver its fifth straight loss.

"It's our inability to hit open shots," Nuggets Coach Jeff Bzdelik said. "We had 23 offensive boards and only 11 second-chance points."

* TRAIL BLAZERS 98, MAGIC 84: Rasheed Wallace had 26 points and 14 rebounds, and Derek Anderson added 26 points as host Portland won consecutive games for the first time this season.

* KINGS 93, CLIPPERS 89: Chris Webber and Bobby Jackson each scored 19 points to lead visiting Sacramento.

* WARRIORS 100, BULLS 94: Antawn Jamison scored 25 points, and Gilbert Arenas had 16 points and 11 assists as host Golden State withstood Jalen Rose's one-man comeback in the second half.

Rose scored 26 of his 34 points after halftime, shooting 9 of 12 in the second half.