Wade leads Heat win over Cavs
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 21 of his 32 points in the first half, Goran Dragic added 20 and the Miami Heat handed LeBron James another loss on his former home floor with a 106-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Mario Chalmers finished with 16 points off the bench for the Heat, who won both of James' regular-season trips to Miami this season — his first two games back since leaving the team and returning to Cleveland last summer.
James scored 16 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for Cleveland, which had its four-game winning streak snapped. Kyrie Irving added 21.
WARRIORS 108, LAKERS 105: At Oakland, Calif., Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Stephen Curry had 19 points and nine assists and Golden State secured a playoff spot before beating the depleted Lakers.
The Lakers (17-49) kept the game close but never overtook the Warriors in the final minutes.
HAWKS 110, KINGS 103: At Sacramento, Calif., Jeff Teague scored 23 points and Paul Millsap added 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Atlanta set a franchise record with its 23rd road win of the season.
DeMarre Carroll added 16 points and Shelvin Mack had 14 for the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks, who have won 10 of 12 games overall and 14 straight against Sacramento.
MAVERICKS 119, THUNDER 115: At Dallas, Chandler Parsons scored 31 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 22 with some big 3-pointers and Dallas rallied from 15 down in the third quarter to beat Oklahoma City.
Russell Westbrook just missed his seventh triple-double in 10 games, finishing with 24 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds.
RAPTORS 117, PACERS 98: At Indianapolis, Kyle Lowry had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Lou Williams scored 24 points, and Toronto pulled away from Indiana.
The Raptors (40-27) set a franchise record by earning their 40th win in just 67 games. They had never achieved that feat in fewer than 70.
CELTICS 108, 76ERS 89: At Boston, Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 26 points, Avery Bradley had 20 and Boston won its season-high fifth straight game.
Brandon Bass added 12 points and Marcus Smart 11 for Boston, which entered the day in a group of four teams separated by one game for the Eastern Conference's final two playoffs spots. Bradley also had 10 rebounds and six assists.
GRIZZLIES 92, NUGGETS 81: At Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph had 21 points and 16 rebounds, and Memphis thwarted a fourth-quarter rally by Denver.
Marc Gasol and Tony Allen each added 14 points, while Nick Calathes finished with 12 as Memphis won its second straight. Memphis broke a 79-all tie in the fourth quarter by outscoring Denver 13-2 the rest of the way.
NETS 122, TIMBERWOLVES 106: At Minneapolis, Joe Johnson scored 22 points, rookie Bojan Bogdanovic had 21 and Brooklyn beat short-handed Minnesota.
JAZZ 94, HORNETS 66: At Salt Lake City, Rookie swingman Rodney Hood scored 24 points, setting a career high for the second time in three games, and Utah extended its season-best win streak to six with a victory over Charlotte.