Heat 105, Celtics 103
LeBron James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory, over the host Boston Celtics on Monday night.
It’s the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, surpassing the 22 straight that Houston won in 2007-08 and trailing only the 33 in a row won by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.
James scored 37 with 12 assists as the Heat won in Boston in the regular season for the first time in 11 tries despite a career-high 43 points from Jeff Green.
Paul Pierce had 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Celtics. But he missed a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left that could have given Boston the win.
Grizzlies 92, Timberwolves 77
Mike Conley had 20 points and six assists and the host Memphis Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing streak with a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Conley was 8 of 14 from the field and connected on 3 of 6 from beyond the arc to help Memphis its 10th straight win in the series. Marc Gasol finished with 16 points and Jerryd Bayless added 15.
Nets 119, Pistons 82
Deron Williams scored 31 points in 28 minutes, and the visiting Brooklyn Nets routed the hapless Detroit Pistons in the opener of their eight-game road trip.
Brook Lopez added 18 points and seven rebounds, while former Pistons guard Jerry Stackhouse had 10 points in his first game since Jan. 26.
Mavericks 127, Hawks 113
Darren Collison scored 24 points and the hot-shooting Dallas Mavericks set season highs for points in a half and a game while beating the host Atlanta Hawks.
Jeff Teague scored 19 points, Al Horford had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Josh Smith added 13 points for Atlanta.
Bobcats 119, Wizards 114
Gerald Henderson had 27 points, Kemba Walker came up big late and the host Charlotte Bobcats defeated Washington Monday night to snap the Wizards’ three-game win streak.
Ben Gordon had 19 points and Josh McRoberts added 17 for Charlotte.
Warriors 93, Hornets 72
Stephen Curry scored 30 points and the visiting Golden State Warriors won easily for the second straight night over the struggling New Orleans Hornets.
David Lee added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Klay Thompson scored 13 for the Warriors.
Ryan Anderson had 21 points for the Hornets.
76ers 101, Trail Blazers 100
Spencer Hawes had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points to lead the host Philadelphia 76ers to a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 14 rebounds, and Damian Lillard scored 27 points for the Trail Blazers.
Nuggets 119, Bulls 118
Andre Iguodala’s 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left in overtime sent the Denver Nuggets to their 12th consecutive win, a victory over the host Chicago Bulls.
Reserve Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 35 points, Corey Brewer added 16 and Ty Lawson 13.