Heat 90, Raptors 83
LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 22 and the Miami Heat won their ninth consecutive game, beating the host Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
Ray Allen and Michael Beasley each scored seven points and Chris Bosh fouled out with four points as the Heat won their 13th in a row over the Raptors and their seventh in a row in Toronto. Miami has not lost to the Raptors since Jan. 27, 2010.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Rudy Gay had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who lost their second in a row. Kyle Lowry had 15 for Toronto.
Miami called timeout after back-to-back baskets by Lowry and DeRozan cut it to 83-79 with 5:24 left in the fourth quarter.
After DeRozan missed a pair of free throws, Gay grabbed the rebound and scored on a layup, cutting it to 83-81. James responded with a 3, pushing the lead to five, and Toronto missed its next four shots.
Gay had a chance to end the scoring drought when he went to the free-throw line with 1:37 to play, but missed both attempts. James answered with a layup, pushing the lead to seven.
Toronto made just 2-of-10 free-throw attempts in the final quarter.
Spurs 109, Magic 91
Tim Duncan scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half, Marco Belinelli also had 19 points, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the host Orlando Magic. San Antonio scored 17 consecutive points in the second quarter, turning a one-point edge into a 58-40 lead.
Bobcats 92, Bucks 76
Al Jefferson posted season highs with 23 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats handed the Milwaukee Bucks their 11th loss in a row. Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and Bismack Biyombo had a season-high 14 rebounds.
Hawks 88, Mavericks 87
Al Horford made the go-ahead shot with 4.2 seconds left and the host Atlanta Hawks rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat the Dallas Mavericks.
Jeff Teague scored 25 points for the Hawks, while Horford finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Pacers 93, Wizards 73
Paul George scored 23 points and Roy Hibbert added 13 and eight rebounds to lead the surging Indiana Pacers past the injury-hampered Washington Wizards. The host Pacers won their sixth in a row and extended their best start in franchise history to 15-1. Lance Stephenson flirted with his third triple-double before departing late and had seven points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Indiana, which shot 44 percent and forced 18 turnovers while limiting Washington to 40 percent shooting.
Lakers 106, Pistons 102
Wesley Johnson scored 27 points, and Jordan Farmar led a fourth-quarter rally by the Los Angeles Lakers, who overcame a 10-point deficit to beat the host Detroit Pistons. The Lakers held on when Detroit’s Josh Smith drove into traffic and was called for an offensive foul with 2.7 seconds left and the Pistons down two. Nick Young made two free throws at the other end to put the game away.
Pelicans 121, 76ers 105
Jrue Holiday had 20 points and 13 assists in his first game as a visiting player against his former team, leading the New Orleans Pelicans over the Philadelphia 76ers. Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Holiday added seven rebounds as the Pelicans (7-8) snapped a four-game road skid.
Tony Wroten scored 24 points on 9-for-13 shooting off the bench, and Spencer Hawes contributed 12 points and nine boards for the Sixers.
Thunder 113, Warriors 112
Russell Westbrook’s 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left in overtime sent the host Oklahoma City Thunder to a dramatic victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Westbrook scored a season-high 34 points on 10-of-25 shooting, Kevin Durant added 25 and the Thunder won their sixth consecutive game.
Suns 112, Jazz 101
Markieff Morris score 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting off the bench, and Goran Dragic added 19 points and nine assists to lead the hot-shooting Phoenix Suns over the host Utah Jazz.
Eric Bledsoe also scored 19 points off the bench for the Suns.
Rockets 114, Nets 95
Chandler Parsons scored 21 points, making six 3-pointers, and the host Houston Rockets picked up their fourth win in a row. The Rockets led by 26 points at halftime.
Nuggets 96, Knicks 95
Randy Foye’s 3-pointer put Denver up 94-85 with 1:43 to play and the host Nuggets held off a rally by New York in which the Knicks pulled within 96-95 with 19 seconds left. Carmelo Anthony had 27 points to lead New York, but Foye blocked his 14-foot jumper at the buzzer.