Heat win 7th straight, beat Kings: NBA roundup
Cavaliers come back from 17-point deficit to beat Pistons
Heat 120, Kings 108
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and added 10 assists, Mario Chalmers and Chris Bosh each scored 20 points and the NBA-leading Miami Heat stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 120-108 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
LeBron James scored 18 points, Norris Cole had 12 and Udonis Haslem added 10 for Miami (26-7), which has won each of its games during this streak by at least 12 points. Wade shot 11 for 16, the 11th straight game he's shot at least 50 per cent, matching his career best in that department. He also had a run of 11 such games in his rookie season.
Isaiah Thomas scored 20 of his 24 points in the third quarter for Sacramento, which dropped its sixth straight. Marcus Thornton scored 23, and Tyreke Evans finished with 21 points and 10 assists.
Cavaliers 101, Pistons 100
CLEVELAND — Antawn Jamison scored 32 points and rookie Kyrie Irving led Cleveland's comeback from a 17-point deficit with 17 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Cavaliers to a 101-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Alonzo Gee, who scored 13 points in the fourth quarter, put the Cavaliers ahead for good, 97-95, by rebounding his own miss with a dunk with 25.4 seconds left. Irving, who scored 25 points, and Gee combined for 30 of Cleveland's 35 points in the fourth quarter.
Cleveland, which trailed 72-55 late in the third quarter, ended Detroit's three-game winning streak. Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 24 points while Greg Monroe scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds.
Pacers 117, Hornets 108
INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 117-108 overtime win over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.
Paul George scored 20 points and Darren Collison had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, winners of three straight.
Trevor Ariza scored 21 points to lead the Hornets, who have lost 10 of their last 13. New Orleans, which snapped a three-game winning streak Monday at Oklahoma City, concludes a stretch of three games in three days — all on the road — Wednesday at Cleveland.
The Pacers went on a 10-0 run in overtime. Hibbert and Collison combined for eight points and West scored to take a 113-102 lead.
The Hornets scored back-to-back baskets and only scored once more.
Grizzlies 89, 76ers 76
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marc Gasol had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 14 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Philadelphia 76ers 89-76 on Tuesday night.
O.J. Mayo added 13 points and Marreese Speights had 12 to help the Grizzlies (19-15) move a season high-tying four games above .500. Gasol, who's headed to this weekend's All-Star Game in Orlando, finished three assists shy of a triple double.
Jrue Holiday scored 22 points — none in the fourth — for the Atlantic Division-leading Sixers, who shot just 37 per cent while losing their fourth straight and sixth in their last eight. Rookie Lavoy Allen had 14 points for Philadelphia, and Andre Iguodala added 11 on 5-of-14 shooting.
Trail Blazers 137, Spurs 97
PORTLAND, Ore. — LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and the Portland Trail Blazers routed San Antonio 137-97 Tuesday night while the Spurs rested Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
Jamal Crawford scored 20 points, shooting 5 for 7 on three-pointers, and had eight assists for the Blazers, who led by as many as 48 points and sat all of their starters for most of the fourth quarter. Gerald Wallace and Nicolas Batum each had 19 points.
Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead San Antonio, which snapped an 11-game winning streak overall and an eight-game streak on the road.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said before the game that he was resting Parker and Duncan because the Spurs were playing three games in four nights. Parker is averaging 19.5 points per game, while Duncan's averaging 19.9 points and 8.6 rebounds.