Heat 99, Knicks 93
Miami Heat overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 99-93 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday and tie their franchise record of 14 straight wins.
James led Miami with 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, finishing strong and escaping after a scary collision with the Knicks' J.R. Smith midway through the third quarter.
Dwyane Wade had 20 points and eight assists for the defending NBA champions. Chris Bosh added 16 points for the Heat (43-14), all but two coming in the second half.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks (35-21) with 32 points and Jason Kidd had 14 points on four 3-pointers as New York's three-game win streak was snapped.
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Spurs 114, Pistons 75
Manu Ginobili had 17 points and Tim Duncan added 16 as the Spurs blitzed the Detroit Pistons with an impressive passing exhibition to win 114-75 at the AT&T Center.
This was the Spurs' first game without Tony Parker, whose play this season has been sparking MVP talk.
Instead of trying to fill his void with one player, the Spurs (47-14) decided instead to share the wealth, and they finished with 35 assists.
Greg Monroe led Detroit (23-39) with 16 points and eight rebounds and Brandon Knight surpassed 500 career assists with his fourth assist on the night.
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Rockets 136, Mavericks 103
The Houston Rockets blitzed the Dallas Mavericks 136-103 to snap a nine-game series losing skid at Toyota Center.
Chandler Parsons connected on his first 11 shots en route to a career-high 32 points as the Rockets (33-28) opened a six-game lead on the Mavericks (26-33).
Jeremy Lin and James Harden finished with 21 points apiece while O.J. Mayo paced the Mavericks with 18 points and Shawn Marion added 14 points and eight rebounds.
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Thunder 108, Clippers 104
The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 108-104 to keep them at arm's length in the Western Conference.
With an opportunity to leap frog ahead of the Thunder into second place in the standings, the Clippers could not overcome a sluggish beginning at sold out Staples Center.
Instead of moving ahead of the Thunder, the Clippers remain in third place in the conference, 1.5 games behind the Thunder.
Kevin Durant scored 35 points and Russell Westbrook added 29 for the Thunder while Chris Paul had 26 points and Blake Griffin 20 for the Clippers.
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Grizzlies 108, Magic 82
Center Marc Gasol had 12 points and a career-high 11 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies coasted to an easy 108-82 victory over the hapless Orlando Magic.
It was the ninth victory in the last 10 games for the Grizzlies who are driving to secure home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
The Grizzlies (39-19) were without leading scoring and All-Star Zach Randolph, out with a sprained ankle, but it didn't slow their ability to dominate an overmatched opponent.
The Grizzlies had six players reach double figure scoring. Tayshaun Prince, who was acquired in a trade from Detroit a month ago, had 14 points and four rebounds. Mike Conley had 13 points and four assists. Tony Allen had 13 points.
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Wizards 90, 76ers 87
John Wall scored 16 points including seven in the final 93 seconds, and Emeka Okafor had 12 points and 16 rebounds as the Washington Wizards snapped a two-game home losing streak with a 90-87 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
All five Washington starters scored in double figures including Martell Webster with 16 points. Bradley Beal had 14 points for the Wizards (19-39) before being helped from the court late in the fourth quarter with an apparent ankle injury.
Dorell Wright scored 15 points for the 76ers (23-35) and Jrue Holiday scored seven of his 14 points during a 13-2 fourth quarter rally. The All-Star guard missed 12 of his first 14 field-goal attempts, but his jumper, 3-pointer and two free throws put Philadelphia up 83-82 with 2:50 remaining.
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Kings 119, Bobcats 83
John Salmons scored 19 points in the third quarter to help lead the Sacramento Kings to a resounding 119-83 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats at Sleep Train Arena.
The game was a matchup of the Kings, owners of the Western Conference's worst winning percentage against the Bobcats, who have the Eastern Conference's worst mark.
The Kings led just 38-37 with 5:02 left in the second quarter before changing the game's fortunes with a 31-5 burst that effectively determined the game's outcome. Sacramento never again was challenged.