Miami notches 13th straight win
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 22 points, LeBron James shook off his worst shooting night of the season to hit a key 3-pointer in the final half-minute, and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 13 games by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 98-91 on Friday night.
James scored 18 points on a season-worst 4 for 14 shooting, plus added 10 assists and eight rebounds. Shane Battier scored 14, Chris Bosh added 13 and Ray Allen had 10 for Miami, which snapped Memphis' eight-game winning streak.
Marc Gasol scored 24 for the Grizzlies, who got 14 points apiece from Zach Randolph and Mike Conley, and 10 more from Quincy Pondexter.
Celtics 94, Warriors 86
At Boston, Paul Pierce had 26 points, Jeff Green scored 14 of his 18 in the second half and Boston Celtics overcame foul trouble and some erratic free-throw shooting to beat Golden State.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry, coming off a 54-point performance Wednesday in a loss at New York, was held to 25 on 6-of-22 shooting.
Nuggets 105, Thunder 103
At Denver, Wilson Chandler tied his career high with 35 points and Ty Lawson's jumper with 0.2 seconds left lifted Denver over Oklahoma City.
Guarded tightly by Thabo Sefolosha, Lawson swished his jumper from just inside the 3-point arc on the right wing. With no time to catch and shoot, the Thunder failed to get off a final tip attempt after their timeout.
Kevin Durant had tied it with a driving bank shot with 17.6 seconds remaining. Andre Miller inbounded to Lawson, who never gave up the ball.
Mavericks 98, Nets 90
At New York, Dirk Nowitzki and former Nets guard Vince Carter each scored 20 points, and Dallas avoided another late collapse.
Dallas led by as many as 20 points, then looked as if it might repeat its performance from its previous game, when it blew a 25-point lead against Memphis. But O.J. Mayo added 17 points as the Mavericks ended their three-game losing streak.
Hornets 100, Pistons 95
At New Orleans, Greivis Vasquez capped a 25-point, nine-assist performance by hitting a running floater off the backboard with 12 seconds left, and New Orleans snapped a two-game skid.
Eric Gordon added 21 points and Ryan Anderson 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who were short-handed in the front court with starting forward Anthony Davis sitting out his second straight game because of a sprained left shoulder.
New Orleans native Greg Monroe had 27 points and 10 rebounds for Detroit, while Brandon Knight added 22 points, including a 3-pointer that tied the score at 91.
Clippers 105, Cavaliers 89
At Cleveland, Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, making a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and Chris Paul had 15 assists as the Clippers ran away in the final period for their first win in Cleveland since 2002.
The Clippers had lost 10 straight at Quicken Loans Arena.
Pacers 93, Raptors 81
At Toronto, Paul George had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and David West had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Indiana.
Roy Hibbert returned from a one-game suspension to score 18 points.
Knicks 96, Wizards 88
At Washington, Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points, Raymond Felton added 23, J.R. Smith chipped in with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and New York used some strong defense to beat Washington.
Rookie Bradley Beal led the Wizards with a career-high 29 points, falling just short of giving the team its first 30-point performance this season. But after his 3-pointer with about 4 minutes left pulled Washington within 87-86, the Knicks held the Wizards without a field goal the rest of the way.
Rockets 118, Magic 110
At Orlando, Fla., James Harden had 24 points, and Chandler Parsons and Carlos Delfino added 21 apiece as Houston rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Orlando.
The Rockets stopped a two-game skid and ended a five-game losing streak to the Magic. Houston trailed by two late in the game, before using an 11-0 run to seize control.
Spurs 130, Kings 102
At San Antonio, DeJuan Blair scored 16 points off the bench to pace eight players in double figures, and San Antonio overcame the loss of Tony Parker to beat Sacramento.
The Spurs rebounded from their first home loss in 18 games two nights earlier against Phoenix, but it may have been a costly victory. Parker, the Spurs' leading scorer, went down with a left ankle sprain with 4:40 left in the third quarter after a drive to the basket and scooping bucket. Parker immediately fell to the ground grabbing his leg and was helped off the court and straight to the locker room. He did not return.
Jazz 98, Bobcats 68
At Salt Lake City, Enes Kanter had career highs with 23 points and 22 rebounds in a rare start, helping Utah beat Charlotte to snap a three-game losing streak.
DeMarre Carroll added a career-high 19 points, while Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Evans chipped in 14 apiece for the Jazz.
Suns 92, Hawks 87
At Phoenix, Marcus Morris tied his career high with four 3-pointers, in five attempts, and scored 16 points in his fifth game with Phoenix, helping the Suns win their third in a row with a victory over Atlanta.
Twin brother Markieff Morris added 11 points as Phoenix snapped Atlanta's four-game winning streak. Wesley Johnson scored 13 of his 15 points in the third quarter for the Suns.