DETROIT — Andre Drummond had 31 points and 15 rebounds as the surging Detroit Pistons beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 131-114 on Wednesday night.
Drummond posted his 16th straight double-double — the second-longest streak in franchise history. He set the record with 18 last season.
Luke Kennard added 21 points for the Pistons (32-31), who moved above .500 for the first time since they got to 15-14 by beating the Timberwolves in overtime on Dec. 19. Detroit has won 10 of 12, including six straight at home.
Minnesota (30-35), which had led by 16 points, has lost four of five. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points before fouling out.
Taj Gibson was ejected with 10:07 to go after an elbow to Drummond's throat while the two fought for a rebound. The players had to be separated after the play, which resulted in a seven-point possession and a 16-point lead for Detroit.
HEAT 91, HORNETS 84: Kelly Olynyk had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Hassan Whiteside added 18 points and 15 rebounds off the bench and Miami beat host Charlotte to break a tie for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. Olynyk was 8-of-14 from the field, including 5-of-7 from beyond the 3-point arc as Miami won its third straight game. It was a sloppy night as the teams combined for 39 turnovers. The Heat emerged with the win largely because of a 16-2 fourth-quarter run. The victory was crucial for the Heat's playoff chances given the Hornets had won the previous two games this season. The teams meet again March 17 in Miami.
WIZARDS 132, MAVERICKS 123: Bradley Beal dunked over 7-foot-2 Salah Mejri then stared him down, the most dramatic part of a 30-point performance that led host Washington past Dallas. Beal added eight assists and seven rebounds as the Wizards finally beat the Mavericks at home after losing nine in a row. Trevor Ariza scored 22 and Jabari Parker 20 for the Wizards, who entered the game 11th in the Eastern Conference and three games out of a playoff berth. Mavericks Rookie Luka Doncic had 31 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
JAZZ 114, PELICANS 104: Derrick Favors scored 25 points, Rudy Gobert added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Utah defeated host New Orleans. Donovan Mitchell had 22 points, and Joe Ingles had 10 points and 10 assists for the Jazz. Julius Randle scored 23 points for the Pelicans, who had won their previous three games — all on the road — before seeing their streak end in their return home. Anthony Davis scored 16 points and blocked two shots in 21 minutes.