Every team but Philadelphia played on the final night of the NBA season, and even the 76ers had to pay attention to see where they would open the postseason.
Allen Iverson and his crew got bad news: The Charlotte Hornets won, thus clinching the fourth seed in the East and homecourt advantage against the 76ers in the first round.
''It is gratifying to me that my guys stuck with me and never quit,'' Charlotte coach Paul Silas said after his tam beat Miami 83-73. ''We all had to be strong, and it turned out to be a great year. We still have work to do, but we're going to enjoy this for a while.''
The San Antonio Spurs also were playing with homecourt advantage at stake, and they gained it for their first-round series against Phoenix by coming back from a big deficit to defeat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 103-98 in overtime.
Also, Detroit locked up the seventh seed in the East by defeating Chicago 112-91.
In other games, Vancouver beat Houston 96-92, Utah beat Sacramento 95-86, Phoenix beat Golden State 99-88, Orlando beat Toronto 106-100, Indiana beat Atlanta 111-92, Dallas beat Minnesota 113-107, Milwaukee beat Washington 110-105, the Los Angeles Clippers beat Seattle 114-106, Denver beat Portland 96-95, Boston beat New York 112-85 and Cleveland beat New Jersey 111-108.
Hornets 83, Heat 73
At Charlotte, the Hornets denied Pat Riley his 1,000th career coaching victory.
''Ask me about it next year,'' he said. ''I wanted to win the game the same way I want to win every game.''
Miami trailed 59-53 at the end of the third quarter, but Riley sat Alonzo Mourning for the entire fourth quarter. Anthony Mason, Eddie Jones and Brad Miller hit consecutive layups to give Charlotte a 65-55 lead, and the Heat never challenged again.
Spurs 103, Lakers 98, OT
David Robinson scored six points in overtime, and San Antonio overcame a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Four Spurs reserves scored in double figures, including Antonio Daniels with 11 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to boost the Spurs' comeback.
Tim Duncan again was sidelined because of torn cartilage in his left knee. It was the fourth game he's missed with the injury, and it's questionable whether he'll be ready for the start of the playoffs.
Pistons 112, Bulls 91
Chicago stayed close for most of the first half, but Detroit got nine points from Jerry Stackhouse in the second to lead 57-47 at halftime.
Detroit continued to pull away throughout the third quarter thanks to eight points by reserve center Mikki Moore. The host Pistons led 87-73 at period's end, and by as many as 23 in the fourth.
Grizzlies 96, Rockets 92
At Houston, Charles Barkley ended his 16-year career the way he wanted to.
Determined to go out standing up, the Rockets forward had two points, one rebound, one assist and a blocked shot in six minutes.
Barkley's career was thought to have ended Dec. 8 when he ruptured a knee tendon against Philadelphia. But he wanted to walk away -- rather than be carried away -- in his last game, which is why Barkley played one more time despite his knee being only about 70 percent healed.
Jazz 95, Kings 86
At Salt Lake City, Jeff Hornacek concluded the final regular season of his 14-year NBA career by scoring 18 points, and Karl Malone also had 18.
Suns 99, Warriors 88
Cliff Robinson scored 23 points as Phoenix won easily at Golden State and completed a sweep of the season series.
Magic 106, Raptors 100
Ron Mercer scored 27 points and Darrell Armstrong had 22 as Orlando ended its season with a home victory over the playoff-bound Raptors.
Pacers 111, Hawks 92
At Indianapolis, Jalen Rose scored 19 points, Travis Best scored 14 and Reggie Miller 13 as eight Pacers reached double figures.
Mavericks 113, Timberwolves 107
At Minneapolis, Steve Nash had 22 points and 10 assists as Dallas won for the 11th time in 13 games. Bucks 110, Wizards 105
At Milwaukee, Scott Williams had 19 points and Vinny Del Negro scored eight of his 16 in the final four minutes as the Bucks finished the regular season with their third straight win.
Clippers 114, SuperSonics 106
Rookie Lamar Odom scored a career-high 33 points as the Clippers ended the NBA's longest losing streak this season at 17 games by winning at Seattle.
Nuggets 96, Trail Blazers 95
At Portland, Nick Van Exel sank a 21-foot jumper with 1.7 seconds left as Denver completed a strong finish to a poor season. Denver won its fourth straight and eighth in 13 games after a 1-11 stretch.
Celtics 112, Knicks 85
At Boston, the Celtics got 19 points from Paul Pierce to end their season with five wins in their last six games after a 10-game losing streak.
Cavaliers 111, Nets 108
Lamond Murray hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds to play as visiting Cleveland scored the final six points in what was likely Don Casey's final game as the Nets' coach.
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