Heat 110, Pistons 88
Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and sparked a pivotal run to help the Miami Heat earn their fourth victory in a row Friday. The Heat got even for a loss at Detroit on Dec. 28. They improved to 18-3 at home, while the Pistons fell to 4-16 on the road.
After falling behind by nine points, the Heat outscored Detroit 26-4 during a seven-minute stretch in the second quarter to take a 60-47 lead. Wade scored 15 points during the spurt. LeBron James had 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, who shot 56 percent.
Greg Monroe scored 31 points for Detroit.
One of the night’s biggest cheers came when a 50-year-old computer technician from McHenry, Ill., made a half-court shot to win $75,000 and a hug from James.
As part of a contest sponsored by James’ foundation, Michael Drysch sank a one-handed hook shot from midcourt between periods. James watched from the bench, and when the shot swished in, he happily sprinted at Drysch and embraced him, and both tumbled to the court.
Wizards 114, Timberwolves 101
John Wall had 14 points and five assists in his first start of the season, and the no-longer-last Washington Wizards finally hit double digits in wins. Wall, who came off the bench for the first seven games after his return from a knee injury, had assists on the host Wizards’ first two baskets in a game in which Washington never trailed.
Jordan Crawford added 19 points, and Bradley Beal had 16 points and a career-high four blocks for the Wizards, who shot a season-high 58 percent.
Hawks 123, Celtics 111
Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the host Atlanta Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit in the first half to beat Boston in double-overtime, handing the Celtics their sixth consecutive loss. Jeff Teague had 23 points for Atlanta before fouling out in the first overtime. Al Horford had 24 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Smith, who opened the second overtime with a three-point play, had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 10 rebounds but fouled out in the second overtime as the Celtics were left with their longest losing streak in six years. Rajon Rondo had 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his fifth triple-double of the season.
Bulls 103, Warriors 87
Kirk Hinrich scored a season-high 25 points, hitting six of seven 3-pointers in the host Chicago Bulls’ win. Nate Robinson added 22 points off the bench in the Bulls’ third win in a row. David Lee, the Warriors’ All-Star selection, scored 23 points. Stephen Curry added 21 for Golden State, which shot 34.6 percent from the field.
Rockets 100, Hornets 82
First-time All-Star James Harden had 30 points and the visiting Houston Rockets broke out of their worst slump of the season. The Rockets, who had lost eight of nine and trailed by double digits in 12 consecutive games, led almost all the way this time. Harden scored 10 points and Patrick Patterson had six during a 16-2 run early in the third quarter.
Grizzlies 101, Nets 77
Marc Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds and the host Memphis Grizzlies built a 30-point lead in the second half. Gasol was 10-of-15 from the field, all of his points coming in the first half, as Memphis, which had seven players in double figures, won for the fourth time in the past five games. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 18 points.
Spurs 113, Mavericks 107
Tony Parker returned from a cut above the same eye he injured in a nightclub incident last summer and scored 23 points to lead the visiting San Antonio Spurs. Parker missed about a quarter in the first half when he took three stitches above his left eye after a collision with Elton Brand on a drive.