CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker scored 31 points and the Charlotte Bobcats won for the fourth time in five nights, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 92-89 Saturday night.
Charlotte is 4-0 since the All-Star break, marking its longest winning streak since March 2011.
The Bobcats used an 18-3 run in the fourth quarter to break open a tight game and then held on down the stretch with Walker making four free throws in the final 25 seconds to snap Memphis' four-game win streak.
The Bobcats won despite the Grizzlies holding Al Jefferson to just six points on 2-of-13 shooting. Jefferson came in having scored 29 points or more in eight of his last 11 games and at least 20 points in 17 of the last 19.
Timberwolves 121, Jazz 104
At Salt Lake City, Kevin Love had 37 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double to help Minnesota cruise past Utah.
Minnesota was again playing without starters Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Kevin Martin (finger), but Love filled the void, keeping one step ahead of the Jazz through the game. He compiled all his statistics in 32 minutes to earn a spot on the bench for the final nine minutes of the Wolves' third runaway win against the Jazz this season.
Warriors 93, Nets 86
At Oakland, Calif., Jermaine O'Neal had season highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds, Stephen Curry banked in a big 3-pointer in the final minute to finish with 17 points, and Golden State held off Brooklyn for its third straight victory since the All-Star break.
With Andrew Bogut sidelined with a left shoulder injury and David Lee out with a stomach flu, O'Neal and Draymond Green more than filled the void in the absence of Golden State's frontcourt regulars. O'Neal shot 10 for 13 from the floor, and Green scored a career-best 18 points to go with 10 rebounds.
Hawks 107, Knicks 98
At Atlanta, Mike Scott scored a career-high 30 points, Jeff Teague added 28 and Atlanta snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating New York.
Carmelo Anthony finished with 35 points for the Knicks, who blew a double-digit, third-quarter lead for the second straight night.
Wizards 94, Pelicans 93
At Washington, Nene made the go-ahead dunk with 0.9 seconds left and matched a season high with 30 points to propel Washington past New Orleans.
Washington trailed 93-92 when Anthony Davis hit two free throws with seven seconds left. After a timeout, the Wizards inbounded to John Wall, who dribbled to the lane, drew the defense, and dished to a cutting Nene, who slammed the ball with his right hand. It was the 12th assist of the night for Wall.
Pacers 110, Bucks 100
At Milwaukee, Paul George scored 32 points and David West tied a season high with 30, helping Indiana hang on to beat Milwaukee.
Lance Stephenson added 24 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Pacers, who had lost three of their previous five games. Stephenson scored seven straight points to open the fourth quarter.
Kings 105, Celtics 98
At Sacramento, Calif., Rudy Gay scored eight of his 22 points over the final six minutes and Isaiah Thomas added 21 points and matched his career high with 12 assists.
DeMarcus Cousins had 13 points, while Derrick Williams and Carl Landry added 10 points apiece off the bench for Sacramento. The Kings never trailed and limited the Celtics to one basket over the final 71/2; minutes after Boston tied the game midway through the fourth quarter.
Mavericks 113, Pistons 102
At Auburn Hills, Mich., Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Vince Carter added 18 and Dallas held off Detroit.
Dallas had surprising success on the boards against Detroit's imposing front line. The Mavericks finished with 16 offensive rebounds.