Singler has big night in victory
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kyle Singler scored 20 points and matched a career-high with 10 rebounds for Detroit in a 113-96 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Singler, a former South Medford High standout, was 6-of-12 from the field — including 3 of 5 from 3-point range — in 35 minutes off the bench.
Andre Drummond had 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Pistons, who overwhelmed short-handed Philadelphia.
Greg Monroe added 21 points and 12 rebounds. He and Drummond combined to go 18 of 21 from the field. Brandon Jennings added 20 points for Detroit.
Philadelphia was without rookie of the year candidate Michael Carter-Williams, who sat out with a sore right shoulder. Tony Wroten led the 76ers with 18 points.
The Pistons have won back-to-back games at The Palace for the first time since their first two home games of the season. Detroit is 9-15 at home.
Wizards 96, Thunder 81
At Washington, John Wall scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and the Washington Wizards took advantage of a rare off-game from hometown star Kevin Durant in a win over the Thunder that stopped Oklahoma City's 10-game winning streak.
Two days after being selected to the All-Star game for the first time, Wall also had 15 assists and six steals and went 7 for 11 from the field after halftime, more than making up for an 0-for-7 first half. Trevor Ariza added 18 points and did a solid job defending Durant, whose 26 points came on 8-for-21 shooting, including 0 for 6 from 3-point range, along with five turnovers.
Heat 106, Knicks 91
At New York, LeBron James had 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Miami avoided a winless season in the Big Apple by snapping New York's four-game winning streak.
Dwyane Wade added 22 points for the Heat, who avoided becoming the first team to go 0-4 in New York this season after losing on their previous trip to Madison Square Garden last month and both games in Brooklyn.
Clippers 102, Jazz 87
At Los Angeles, Jamal Crawford scored 27 points off the bench, Blake Griffin had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Los Angeles pulled away in the third quarter to beat Utah.
The Clippers, looking to win their second straight division title, are 19-7 since Dec. 14 and 11-4 since All-Star point guard Chris Paul separated his right shoulder. They lead second-place Phoenix by 31/2; games in the Pacific Division standings following the Suns' victory over Charlotte. DeAndre Jordan had 14 rebounds and 10 points during a foul-plagued 35 minutes.
Pacers 97, Nets 96
At Indianapolis, Paul George and Roy Hibbert both had 20 points, and Indiana overcame an early deficit to beat Brooklyn.
Lance Stephenson, left out of the All-Star game despite leading the NBA in triple-doubles, added 14 points for the Pacers (36-10), who improved the league's best home record to 22-2. David West had 17 points and George Hill scored 10.
Spurs 95, Kings 93
At San Antonio, Tim Duncan had 23 points and 17 rebounds, Tony Parker added 18 points and 10 assists, and San Antonio snapped a three-game slide by rallying past skidding Sacramento.
Patty Mills scored 15 points and Boris Diaw added 14 for San Antonio.
Rockets 106, Cavaliers 92
At Houston, James Harden returned from injury to score 28 points and Jeremy Lin had his first career triple-double to lead Houston to its third straight win with the victory over Cleveland.
Dwight Howard added 26 points and Lin came off the bench to tally 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Hawks 120, Timberwolves 113
At Atlanta, Kyle Korver scored 24 points, including a trio of 3-pointers in a third-quarter stretch that gave Atlanta the lead, and the Hawks overcame Kevin Love's 43 points to beat Minnesota.
Paul Millsap, guarded by Love much of the night in a matchup of All-Stars, had 20 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out late in the game.
Pelicans 88, Bulls 79
At New Orleans, Anthony Davis scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead New Orleans past Chicago.
Tyreke Evans added 11 points for the Pelicans, who have won four of their past five games.
Grizzlies 99, Bucks 90
At Memphis, Tenn., Nick Calathes, subbing for an injured Mike Conley, scored a career-high 22 points and the surging Grizzlies defeated the Bucks.
Zach Randolph had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis, which won its season-best sixth straight and 11 of 12 overall. Marc Gasol had 19 points and James Johnson scored 14.
Suns 105, Bobcats 95
At Phoenix, Goran Dragic scored 25 points and Phoenix made almost 57 percent of its shots through three quarters to defeat Charlotte.
Marcus Morris added 15 points for the Suns, who have won five straight games and seven of their last eight. It's the second time the Suns have won five in a row, matching their longest winning streak of the season.