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NBA roundup — Nov. 30

Associated Press

Nets 97, Grizzlies 88

Joe Johnson scored 26 points, Brook Lopez added 12 of his 20 in the fourth quarter, and the visiting Brooklyn Nets beat the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.

Andray Blatche scored 21 off the Nets bench, making all three shots from beyond the arc. Blatche entered the game 1-for-7 from 3-point range this season.

The Nets snapped a two-game losing streak and handed Memphis its fourth consecutive home loss.

Quincy Pondexter, who had not played in the Grizzlies’ two previous games, scored a career-high 22 points. Mike Conley had 16 points and 10 assists, while Tony Allen had 13 points.

The Nets led by as many as 16 and withstood a fourth-quarter rally led by Pondexter that pulled Memphis within one.

Wizards 108, Hawks 101

John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the host Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks.

The Wizards have won six of their last eight, and have won eight games in November for the first time since 1984.

Timberwolves 112, Mavericks 106

Kevin Martin had 27 points with some key baskets late, Kevin Love had his usual double-double and the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a three-game losing streak.

Martin made two free throws with just under 6 minutes left to put Minnesota up 94-90. Ricky Rubio then had a steal that led to a long fast-break jumper by Martin, who later beat the shot clock with a jumper and then added a 3-pointer. That stretched the lead to 103-92.

Rockets 112, Spurs 106

James Harden scored 31 points, Chandler Parsons had 25, and the Houston Rockets overcame a furious second-half rally to hand the San Antonio Spurs their first home defeat.

Bucks 92, Celtics 85

The host Milwaukee Bucks used a 28-14 surge in the second quarter to rally from an eight-point deficit and beat the Boston Celtics. O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and Brandon Knight added 21 to lead the Bucks.

Jazz 112, Suns 104

Trey Burke scored 20 points to lead host Utah’s balanced scoring attack that had seven in double figures.


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