Trail Blazers blow first-half lead, fall on road to Mavs
DALLAS — O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, Vince Carter hit a critical jumper in the final minute and Dallas gave coach Rick Carlisle his 500th career victory with a 105-99 win over Portland on Wednesday.
Mayo had 20 in the first half and was mostly quiet before getting two important baskets with Portland trying to rally late in the fourth quarter.
Carter put Dallas ahead 99-94 with a jumper just inside the 3-point line with the shot clock winding down.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 10 rebounds a week after he beat the Mavericks at the buzzer in Portland.
Heat 114, Rockets 108
At Miami, LeBron James scored 32 points, Dwyane Wade added 31 points and eight assists, and the Miami Heat held off the Houston Rockets.
Shane Battier scored 12, Norris Cole added 10 and Udonis Haslem grabbed 13 rebounds for Miami, which moved to 20-3 at home.
James Harden finished with 36 points and 12 rebounds for Houston, which got a 15-point, 14-rebound night from Omer Asik and 15 more points from Patrick Patterson. Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons each scored 13 for the Rockets.
Spurs 104, Timberwolves 94
At Minneapolis, Danny Green hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points to help San Antonio win its 11th straight.
Tony Parker added 31 points and eight assists and Kawhi Leonard finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who kept right on rolling without injured stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.
Thunder 119, Warriors 98
At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook added 22 and Oklahoma City won consecutive games for the first time in nearly three weeks.
Wizards 106, Knicks 96
At Washington, John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Trevor Ariza scored 20 points and Washington broke New York's five-game winning streak.
The Wizards also snapped New York's 10-game winning streak over them.
Clippers 86, Magic 76
At Orlando, Fla., Eric Bledsoe had 27 points, including 19 in the second half, and Los Angeles used a big third quarter to snap a three-game losing streak.
Celtics 99, Raptors 95
At Toronto, Kevin Garnett scored a season-high 27 points with 10 rebounds, Paul Pierce had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Boston won its fifth straight game.
Courtney Lee added 15 points, Leandro Barbosa had 14, Avery Bradley 11 and Brandon Bass 10 as the Celtics remained unbeaten since losing guard Rajon Rondo to a season-ending knee injury.
Cavaliers 122, Bobcats 95
At Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in just three quarters, rookie Dion Waiters added 19 and Cleveland didn't overlook a team with a worse record than its own.
The Cavaliers were coming off a stunning upset of Oklahoma City, one of the league's best teams. It would have been easy to take the lowly Bobcats (11-37) for granted, but Cleveland came out energized from the start, built a 33-point lead after three quarters and sent Charlotte to its 11th loss in 13 games.
Pacers 88, 76ers 69
At Philadelphia, Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Central Division-leading Indiana to its third victory in three nights.
The Pacers showed no signs of weariness despite being the only team to play back-to-back-to-back games this season.
Paul George, George Hill and David West each scored 15 for the Pacers.
Hawks 103, Grizzlies 92
At Atlanta, Jeff Teague had 22 points and a season-high 13 assists, Josh Smith added 19 points and 11 rebounds and Atlanta snapped a two-game skid.
Al Horford added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks.
Zach Randolph scored 20 points and Mike Conley had 17 as the Grizzlies lost their second straight.
Nets 93, Pistons 90
At Auburn Hills, Mich., Brook Lopez had 17 points, and Brooklyn won at Detroit for the first time since 2006.
Will Bynum's tying 3-point attempt from the right corner was short in the final seconds.
Hornets 93, Suns 84
At New Orleans, Greivis Vasquez scored 19 points, Al-Farouq Aminu added 16, and New Orleans snapped a four-game losing streak.
Vasquez, who scored 15 points in the first half, was 8 of 9 from the field and had 12 assists in his 19th double-double of the season.
Jazz 100, Bucks 86
At Salt Lake City, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson each scored 19 points, Enes Kanter had 17 and a career-high five blocks, and Utah dominated inside to earn the victory.
Kanter went 5 of 5 with five rebounds and a block during the second quarter when the Jazz took control after trailing by 12 point in the first quarter.