Miami Beats Dallas 119-109 in Overtime
LeBron James scored 32 points and finished one assist shy of a triple-double and Dwyane Wade added 27 points as the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-109 in overtime on Wednesday.
Chris Bosh also scored 17 for Miami, which extended its NBA Eastern Conference-leading record to 22-8.
The Heat trailed by 12 in the opening minutes, and then dug their way out of a six-point hole in the final 3:02 of regulation. James had 12 rebounds and nine assists.
O.J. Mayo scored 30 and Dirk Nowitzki — still working his way back from knee surgery — added 19 in 29 minutes for the Mavericks, who fell to 0-6 in overtime this season.
The struggling Brooklyn Nets ended Oklahoma City's 12-game home winning streak with a 110-93 victory in a game featuring the first ejection of Kevin Durant's career.
Joe Johnson scored a season-high 33 points and Deron Williams added 19 points and 13 assists for the Nets, who fired coach Avery Johnson last month and were coming off a 31-point defeat to San Antonio on Monday.
The Nets squandered a 23-point lead and allowed Oklahoma City to tie it at 85 before going on a 23-8 run to retake control of the game. Durant was ejected near the end of the run for arguing with the referee over a technical foul.
Durant scored 27 points and Russell Westbrook had 26 points and 10 assists for Oklahoma City, which lost for only the third time at home this season.
The Golden State Warriors handed the Los Angeles Clippers their second straight defeat, 115-94, following the Clippers' franchise-record 17-game winning streak.
Stephen Curry scored 25 of his 31 points in the first half and David Lee finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Warriors, who became the first team to beat the Clippers twice this season.
Jamal Crawford scored 24 points off the bench and Chris Paul had 23 points and six rebounds for the Clippers, whose loss to Denver on Tuesday ended their win streak.
In Boston, Mike Conley had 23 points and nine assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 93-83 win over the Celtics.
Rudy Gay added 19 points and ex-Celtic Tony Allen had a season-high 15 points for Memphis.
Paul Pierce scored 17 for Boston, but had just one basket in the third quarter and none in the fourth. Rajon Rondo added 11 points and 10 assists for the Celtics, who have lost four straight games.
San Antonio withstood a second-half rally to beat Milwaukee 117-110 on the road.
Tim Duncan had 28 points, 13 rebounds and six assists and Tony Parker added 23 points and 11 assists for the Spurs, who shot 52 percent from the field for the game.
Brandon Jennings paced Milwaukee with 31 points, while rookie John Henson scored a career-high 20 points and added nine rebounds.
The Houston Rockets defeated the New Orleans Hornets 104-92, with James Harden leading the team in scoring for the 14th straight game in which he's played.
Harden had 31 points and seven assists for the Rockets, who outscored New Orleans 60-28 in the paint.
Ryan Anderson had 18 points and Greivis Vasquez had 15 points and 14 assists for New Orleans, which lost for the 14th time in the last 16 games.
Toronto ended an eight-game losing streak to Portland, routing the Trail Blazers 102-79 at home.
Terrence Ross scored a career-high 26 points and DeMar DeRozan had 24 in Toronto's first victory over the Trail Blazers since January 2008. Ross had a career-best six 3-pointers as the Raptors won for the eighth time in nine games.
In Indianapolis, the Pacers edged the NBA-worst Washington Wizards 89-81.
Paul George had 29 points and 13 rebounds and D.J. Augustin scored 18 points for Indiana, which led by as many as 17 but had to battle after Washington pulled within 51-49 in the third quarter.
Jordan Crawford scored 20 points for Washington, which fell to 1-14 on the road this season.
The Chicago Bulls got a season-high 31 points and 11 rebounds from Carlos Boozer and managed to hang on to beat Orlando, 96-94.
Luol Deng scored 23 points and Taj Gibson added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who played without center Joakim Noah.
Jameer Nelson missed a leaning jumper in the closing seconds that would have tied it, sending Orlando to its seventh straight loss overall and fifth in a row at home.
Sacramento beat Cleveland 97-94 for its second road win of the season and Utah easily defeated Minnesota 106-84 to end a three-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns also ended a six-game losing streak with a 95-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.