Hayward erupts in Utah victory
SALT LAKE CITY — Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 37 points, including Utah's final 17 points, to help the Jazz overcome Kevin Durant's 48 points and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-101 on Tuesday night.
After the Thunder sliced a 24-point Jazz lead to 99-94, Hayward made five straight jumpers — two of them 3-pointers — in his personal 17-7 run to clinch Utah's fourth straight home win.
Hayward went 13 for 16 from the field and had 11 rebounds and seven assists. Derrick Favors had 15 and Marvin Williams scored 12 as the Jazz snapped the Thunder's eight-game road winning streak.
Without Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka, Durant took the ball nearly every possession in the fourth quarter. He made 11 of 13 from the line in the final 12 minutes while matching this season's NBA-high scoring total that he set against the Timberwolves on Saturday.
Cavaliers 111, 76ers 93
At Cleveland, C.J. Miles set a team record with 10 3-pointers and scored a season-high 34 points, leading the Cavaliers to the victory.
Warriors 101, Bucks 80
At Milwaukee, David Lee had 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead Golden State to its 10th straight win.
Lee was 10 of 12 from the field for the Warriors, who have their longest winning streak since their NBA-title season in 1975. Stephen Curry contributed 15 points for the Warriors despite connecting on just 5 of 18 shots. Klay Thompson also scored 15 points.
Spurs 110, Grizzlies 108, OT
At Memphis, Tenn., Manu Ginobili scored on a driving layup with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, lifting San Antonio to the road win.
Mike Conley had an opportunity to win the game for Memphis, but his 25-footer fell short.
Heat 107, Pelicans 88
At Miami, LeBron James scored 32 points and Dwyane Wade had 22 to power Miami to the win.
It was the 10th 30-point game of the season for James.
Pacers 86, Raptors 79
At Indianapolis, Roy Hibbert scored 22 points and Danny Granger matched his season high with 13, helping Indiana to its third consecutive win.
The NBA-leading Pacers (28-6) held the Raptors to a season low in points.
Nuggets 129, Celtics 98
At Denver, Randy Foye scored a season-high 23 points, connecting on seven 3-pointers, and Denver routed Boston for its third straight win after an eight-game losing streak.
Mavericks 110, Lakers 97
At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and Dallas avoided its longest home losing streak in 14 years.
The Mavericks had lost four straight at home, the last victory in their arena coming against Memphis the week before Christmas.
Knicks 89, Pistons 85
At New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 13 of his 34 points in the third quarter, and then made the clinching free throws with 2.9 seconds left as the Knicks handed the Pistons a season-high fifth straight loss.
Former South Medford standout Kyle Singler scored 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting for Detroit. The second-year forward also had five rebounds in 30 minutes of action off the bench.
Bulls 92, Suns 87
At Chicago, Taj Gibson had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Chicago.
Joakim Noah added 14 points and 16 rebounds, helping the Bulls to their sixth victory in eight games.
Wizards 97, Bobcats 83
At Charlotte, N.C., Bradley Beal scored 21 points, and Washington had five players score in double figures in the victory.
Marcin Gortat added 18 points and John Wall had 17 for the Wizards. Gortat added 12 rebounds while helping hold Charlotte center Al Jefferson to six points on 3-of-9 shooting.