Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James slips inside Indiana Pacers' Solomon Jones (44) for a shot in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on March 17, 2010, in Cleveland. AP Photo

CLEVELAND - LeBron James had 32 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched their second straight outright Central Division championship and third in team history, beating Indiana 99-94 on Wednesday night.

Cleveland (54-15) is the first team this season to clinch its division.

After Cleveland's 18-point lead was cut to one, James had six points, two blocks, two steals and an assist in the final 4 minutes, including a dunk behind his head after catching an alley-oop pass from Anderson Varejao.

• Mavericks 113, Bulls 106: In Dallas, Caron Butler scored 27 points, Dirk Nowitzki had 26, and J.J. Barea scored 10 straight when things tightened up in the fourth quarter for Dallas.

Dallas had three days off since ending a 13-game winning streak with a 34-point loss to New York. The Mavericks bounced back strong, making nearly 70 percent of their shots well into the third quarter, then let Chicago turn it into a game.

The Bulls scored on 11 of their first 12 possessions in the fourth quarter and were within eight at 98-90 when Barea got rolling. He hit a jumper, two three-pointers and a layup to give Dallas some breathing room.

• Bobcats 100, Thunder 92: In Charlotte, N.C., Stephen Jackson scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half and Charlotte rallied to beat Oklahoma City to give Michael Jordan a victory in his first game as Bobcats majority owner.

Hours after the NBA's Board of Governors approved Jordan's $275 million purchase, he watched his team stage a dramatic recovery from a horrible start.

Stephen Graham matched a career high with 19 points filling in for the injured Gerald Wallace, and the Bobcats won for the seventh time in eight games.

• Rockets 107, Grizzlies 94: In Houston, Aaron Brooks set a Houston record by hitting seven three-pointers without a miss and scored 31 points, and the Rockets snapped Memphis' seven-game road winning streak.

Luis Scola scored 20 points, and Kevin Martin added 18 for the Rockets, who moved into ninth place in the Western Conference standings - a half-game ahead of Memphis. Houston has won four straight, its longest streak of the season.

• Magic 110, Spurs 84: In Orlando, Fla., Vince Carter had 24 points and eight assists, and the Magic smothered San Antonio star Tim Duncan.

Duncan had two points and was 1 for 10 from the field in the worst shooting percentage game of his career.

• Celtics 109, Knicks 97: In Boston, Paul Pierce scored 29 points, Kevin Garnett had 22 and Boston cruised to its third straight lopsided victory at home.

The Celtics led 32-19 after the first quarter, 68-49 at halftime and 92-69 after the third. Pierce's basket midway through the third quarter gave Boston its biggest lead, 81-54.

• Jazz 122, Timberwolves 100: In Salt Lake City, Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Utah kept pace in the Western Conference.

Kyle Korver added a season-high 20 points on his 29th birthday to help the Jazz extend Minnesota's losing streak to 11.

The Jazz stayed within two games of Denver for the Northwest Division lead and Dallas for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference with 14 games remaining.

• Raptors 106, Hawks 105: In Toronto, Chris Bosh hit a 16-foot jumper with 2.1 seconds left and Toronto beat Atlanta to end a five-game losing streak.

Bosh was 6 of 19 from the field and finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. He made a second-quarter layup to become the first player in franchise history to reach the 10,000-point plateau.

• 76ers 108, Nets 97: In Philadelphia, Andre Iguodala scored 20 points, Jrue Holiday added 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help Philadelphia snap a five-game losing streak.

Chris Douglas-Roberts led New Jersey with 23 points. At 7-61, the Nets are in danger of breaking the 1972-73 76ers' record for fewest victories (9-73).

• Warriors 131, Hornets 121: In Oakland, Calif., Monta Ellis had 28 points and tied his career high with 13 assists, Anthony Tolliver had a career-high 30 points and Golden State overcame a 21-point deficit to beat New Orleans.

• Clippers 101, Bucks 93: In Los Angeles, Chris Kaman had 20 points and seven rebounds, Drew Gooden added 16 points and 11 rebounds and Los Angeles snapped an eight-game losing streak.

Brandon Jennings had 21 points for Milwaukee.