Celtics 100, Wizards 94, OT
Brandon Bass scored five straight points in overtime, helping the host Boston Celtics pull out a win over the Washington Wizards on the back end of a home-and-home.
Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Rajon Rondo had 18 points and 14 assists and reserve Jason Terry had 16 points. Bass finished with 11.
Bradley Beal, Kevin Seraphin and Martell Webster each scored 16 points for the Wizards (0-3).
Bass hit a tiebreaking free throw, making it 93-92, then scored on a twisting layup on the next possession. He added a breakaway dunk with 37.7 seconds left to help seal it.
Boston (2-2) beat the Wizards 89-86 in Washington on Saturday night.
Reserve Chris Singleton’s clean drive down the lane for a dunk tied the game with 9.4 seconds left. Rondo then missed a jumper as the horn sounded, sending the game to OT.
Heat 103, Nets 73
Dwyane Wade scored 22 points on 10 for 14 shooting, LeBron James finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the host Miami Heat improved to 4-0 at home for the first time in franchise history by beating the Brooklyn Nets. James had 20 points and 12 rebounds in only 30 minutes, and Rashard Lewis scored 13 points for the Heat (4-1). Kris Humphries had a double-double by halftime, then was silent in the second half and finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets (1-2).
Suns 117, Bobcats 110
Shannon Brown hit six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 24 points to lead the visiting Phoenix Suns. Brown helped break open an 87-all game early in the fourth quarter when he suddenly got hot. Several of Brown’s 3-pointers were contested with a hand in his face, but it hardly mattered. Marci Gortat had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns.
Hawks 89, Pacers 86
Kyle Korver scored eight straight points in a late 18-0 run for host Atlanta and the Hawks, who trailed by 14 points early in the fourth quarter, beat the Indiana Pacers. Indiana led 83-69 before Atlanta started the comeback. Korver hit back-to-back 3-pointers and added another jumper, cutting the lead to 83-82.
Timberwolves 90, Magic 75
Luke Ridnour had 19 points and five rebounds, and Greg Stiemsma got the rout started with six straight points to end the third quarter in a victory over the visiting Orlando Magic. Stiemsma finished with 12 points and five rebounds, and Derrick Williams added 14 points and six boards for the Timberwolves, who are 3-1 for the first time since 2001.
Grizzlies 108, Bucks 90
Zach Randolph had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies shot 53 percent from the floor. Rudy Gay added 17 points and Marreese Speights contributed 16 off the bench to help Memphis win its third straight after a season-opening loss. Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 19 points, but he was only 6 of 20 from the field.
76ers 77, Hornets 62
Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers held host New Orleans to its lowest point total ever. Evan Turner also scored 14, and Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen each added 12 points for the Sixers, who dominated the second half defensively. The Hornets committed 14 of their 24 turnovers after halftime and scored only 25 points during the final two quarters.
Nuggets 93, Rockets 87
Ty Lawson scored 21 points and Kenneth Faried had 16 points and 16 rebounds to help visiting Denver to a win. James Harden had a tough night for the Rockets and finished with a season-low 15 points on 5 of 15 shooting. A dunk by Andre Iguodala put Denver up by six, before a pair of free throws by Jeremy Lin made it 91-87 with 1:21 remaining.
Mavericks 109, Raptors 104
O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman each scored 22 points as the short-handed Mavericks won their third straight. The visiting Mavericks, who jumped out to a 16-point lead early in the second quarter, improved to 4-1 for the first time since 2007-08. Andrea Bargnani scored 25 points for Toronto and DeMar DeRozan added 24.
Jazz 95, Lakers 86
Al Jefferson scored 18 points and Randy Foye added 17 on five 3-pointers to lift host Utah over the Los Angeles Lakers. Mo Williams added 16 points on 8 of 13 shooting for Utah (2-3). Kobe Bryant finished 7 of 17 for 29 points as the Lakers fell to 1-4. Dwight Howard added 19 points for the Lakers.