James, Heat snare win No. 27
ORLANDO, Fla. — LeBron James finished with 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Miami Heat won their 27th straight game by running away in the final minutes to beat the Orlando Magic 108-94 on Monday night.
Mario Chalmers scored 17, and Chris Bosh and Ray Allen each had 12 for Miami, which broke open a tie game with a 13-0 run spanning the end of the third and start of the fourth quarters.
The Heat now are within six games of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in NBA history. It was the 250th win for Heat coach Erik Spoelstra as well.
Hornets 110, Nuggets 86
At New Orleans, Ryan Anderson scored 23 points, Brian Roberts doubled his career high with 18 assists and short-handed New Orleans ended Denver's 15-game win streak.
New Orleans, playing without its starting backcourt of Eric Gordon and Greivis Vasquez, won its third in a row and was in control all the way.
Wizards 107, Grizzlies 94
At Washington, John Wall scored a career-high 47 points and added eight assists, Emeka Okafor had 21 points and nine rebounds, and undermanned Washington beat Memphis.
Wall shot 13 of 22 from the field and made a career-high 19 free throws on 24 attempts.
Mike Conley led Memphis with 23 points.
It was Washington's sixth straight home win, while Memphis dropped its fourth straight road game.
Warriors 109, Lakers 103
At Oakland, Calif., Stephen Curry had 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds on a sprained right ankle, and Golden State held off Los Angeles.
David Lee added 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Klay Thompson scored 22 points to propel the Warriors to a 25-point lead early in the third quarter in a matchup with huge playoff implications. Golden State (41-31) improved to a game ahead of idle Houston (39-31) and 41/2; games in front of the Lakers (36-35) for sixth place in the Western Conference.
Pacers 100, Hawks 94
At Indianapolis, Gerald Green scored 19 points and Roy Hibbert finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, leading short-handed Indiana past Atlanta.
Jazz 107, 76ers 91
At Salt Lake City, Randy Foye scored 17 points, Gordon Hayward added 15 on 3-of-3 shooting beyond the arc and Utah beat Philadelphia to halt a four-game losing streak.
The Jazz moved within a game of the eighth-place Lakers (36-35) in the Western Conference.