Heat 98, Grizzlies 91
Dwyane Wade scored 22 points, LeBron James shook off his worst shooting night of the season to hit a key 3-pointer in the final half-minute, and the host Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 13 games by beating the Memphis Grizzlies.
James scored 18 points on 4-for-14 shooting, his worst of the season, plus added 10 assists and eight rebounds. Shane Battier scored 14, Chris Bosh added 13 and Ray Allen had 10 for Miami, which snapped Memphis’ eight-game winning streak.
Marc Gasol scored 24 for the Grizzlies, who got 14 points apiece from Zach Randolph and Mike Conley, and 10 more from Quincy Pondexter.
Knicks 96, Wizards 88
Even if the New York Knicks were looking ahead to their game against the Miami Heat, Carmelo Anthony made sure his team still picked up a victory over the host Washington Wizards along the way.
Anthony scored 30 points, Raymond Felton added 23, J.R. Smith chipped in with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and some strong defense allowed the Knicks to beat the Wizards.
Rookie Bradley Beal led the Wizards with a career-high 29 points, falling short of giving the team its first 30-point performance this season. But after his 3-pointer with about 4 minutes left pulled Washington within 87-86, the Knicks held the Wizards without a field goal the rest of the way.
Rockets 118, Magic 110
James Harden had 24 points, and Chandler Parsons and Carlos Delfino added 21 apiece as the Houston Rockets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the host Orlando Magic. The Rockets stopped a two-game skid and ended a five-game losing streak to the Magic. Houston trailed by two late in the game, before using an 11-0 run to seize control.
The Rockets return home to host Dallas on Sunday as they try to stay in the Western Conference playoff picture.
Tobias Harris scored a career-high 27 points to lead Orlando, followed by Arron Afflalo with 19 and Niklola Vucevic with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Magic have dropped two in a row and 30 of their last 34.
Pacers 93, Raptors 81
Paul George had 22 points and 10 rebounds, David West had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat the host Toronto Raptors. Roy Hibbert returned from a one-game suspension to score 18 points as the Central Division leaders won for the sixth time in seven games.
Rudy Gay scored 21 points and Alan Anderson had 14 for the Raptors, who have lost three in a row.
George scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, nine of them on 3-pointers, including one with 9:56 left that put the Pacers up 72-53, their biggest lead. This was the first time in four meetings between the teams this season that the margin of victory was more than two points.
Celtics 94, Warriors 86
Paul Pierce had 26 points, Jeff Green scored 14 of his 18 in the second half and the host Boston Celtics overcame foul trouble and some erratic free-throw shooting to beat the Golden State Warriors. Golden State guard Stephen Curry, coming off a 54-point performance Wednesday in a loss at New York, was held to 25 on 6-of-22 shooting.
Kevin Garnett pulled down 13 rebounds as the Celtics improved to 3-3 since the All-Star break.
Mavericks 98, Nets 90
Dirk Nowitzki and former Nets guard Vince Carter each scored 20 points, and the Dallas Mavericks avoided another late collapse by holding off host Brooklyn. O.J. Mayo added 17 points as the Mavericks ended a three-game losing streak.
Deron Williams scored 17 of his 24 points in the first half in his first game against Dallas since deciding to remain with the Nets instead of signing with Dallas last summer.
Hornets 100, Pistons 95
Greivis Vasquez capped a 25-point, nine-assist performance by hitting a running floater off the backboard with 12 seconds left, and the host New Orleans Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons to snap a two-game skid. Eric Gordon added 21 points and Ryan Anderson 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets.
New Orleans native Greg Monroe had 27 points and 10 rebounds for Detroit, while Brandon Knight added 22 points, including a 3-pointer that tied the score at 91. Vasquez’s final basket made it 98-95, and Rodney Stuckey missed a 3-point attempt that could have tied it in the final seconds.
Spurs 130, Kings 102
The host San Antonio Spurs’ balanced attack featured eight players scoring in double figures. Center DeJaun Blair came off the bench to lead the Spurs with 16 points.
Suns 92, Hawks 87
Marcus Morris tied his career high with four 3-pointers, in five attempts, and scored 16 points in his fifth game with Phoenix, helping the host Suns win their third in a row. Twin brother Markieff Morris added 11 points as Phoenix snapped Atlanta’s four-game winning streak.
Jazz 98, Bobcats 68
Center Enes Kanter scored 23 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to lead the host Utah Jazz. The Jazz took a 21-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and pushed the margin to 23 points at halftime.