Cavaliers 140, Wizards 135 (overtime)
Kevin Love scored 39 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped the Washington Wizards’ 17-game home winning streak with a thrilling 140-135 overtime win on Monday night despite LeBron James fouling out for the first time in more than three years.
Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 23 points in overtime. Seven of those came in the final 62 seconds for the Cavaliers, who forced OT on a miraculous 3-pointer off the backboard by James with 0.3 of a second left in regulation.
James finished with 32 points and career-high 17 assists before picking up his sixth foul with 4:13 remaining in overtime.
Heat 115, Timberwolves 113
Goran Dragic scored 33 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, and Hassan Whiteside had 19 points and 13 rebounds as Miami extended its winning streak to 11 games.
Dragic made his first seven 3-point attempts and was 13 of 17 from the field for the game. He added nine assists for Miami, which has the current longest winning streak in the NBA and is one behind the season-best, 12-game streak by Golden State.
Rodney McGruder had 15 points for Miami, which held on despite Minnesota closing within a basket several times in the fourth quarter. Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points for the Timberwolves, who have lost four games in a row.
Pacers 93, Thunder 90
Paul George had 21 points, including a clutch basket with 1:20 remaining, and Indiana extended its season-best winning streak to seven.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who finished with 27 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists, missed two potential game-tying 3-pointers in the final 7.8 seconds, including one at the buzzer.
Jeff Teague added 17 points for Indiana, which won despite shooting only 37.9 percent from the field.
Lakers 121, Knicks 107
Los Angeles won in Madison Square Garden to snap a 13-game road losing streak.
The Lakers hadn’t won on the road since beating the Philadelphia 76ers 100-89 on Dec. 16. Los Angeles posted its first win at the Garden since Feb. 11, 2011. Lou Williams scored 22 points to lead seven Lakers in double figures.
The Knicks, who lost for the ninth time in 13 games, were led by Carmelo Anthony with 26 points.
Pistons 113, 76ers 96
Marcus Morris led seven Detroit players in double figures with 19 points against Philadelphia at The Palace.
Andre Drummond collected his 33rd double-double with 16 points and 17 rebounds. Reggie Jackson had 14 points and six assists, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Aron Baynes and Jon Leuer added 12 points apiece for Detroit.
Jahlil Okafor’s 16 points led Philadelphia.
Jazz 120, Hawks 95
Utah’s second decisive victory over Atlanta gave the Jazz a seven-game winning streak against Eastern Conference teams and increased their lead over second-place Oklahoma City to 3 1/2 games in the Northwest Division.
Gordon Hayward had 30 points and Utah shot 61.3 percent from the field.
Dennis Schroder scored 21 points for Atlanta.
Pelicans 111, Suns 106
Anthony Davis had a game-high 34 points, including six free throws in the final 67 seconds, and Jrue Holiday added 30 points and seven assists to lead New Orleans over Phoenix at the Smoothie King Center.
The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the Pelicans and sent the Suns to their seventh loss in eight games.
The Suns were led by T.J. Warren with 20 points.
Nuggets 110, Mavericks 87
Will Barton scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Gary Harris had 20 points and Denver beat Dallas.
Denver was without Danilo Gallinari (groin), Emmanuel Mudiay (back) and Kenneth Faried (personal) but stopped Dallas’ four-game win streak. Wilson Chandler had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Barton added two blocks and five assists to pick up the slack for Nikola Jokic, who played just 24 minutes because of foul trouble.
Seth Curry and Yogi Ferrell scored 15 points each and Dwight Powell had 14 off the bench for the Mavericks.
Raptors 118, Clippers 109
DeMar DeRozan returned to the lineup and scored 31 points, leading Toronto past Los Angeles. DeRozan, who missed seven of the previous eight games due to a sprained ankle, helped the Raptors to their second straight win but only their fourth in the past 12 games.
Kyle Lowry added 24 points and eight assists for the Raptors, Jonas Valanciunas scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Cory Joseph chipped in with 12 points off the bench.
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with a triple-double, scoring 26 points and adding 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Austin Rivers added 22 points.
Bulls 112, Kings 107
Dwyane Wade scored 31 points, and his baseline jumper with a defender draped on him with 13 seconds lifted Chicago over Sacramento.
Wade scored Chicago’s final five points to help the Bulls hold off a furious Kings rally from a 27-point, second-half deficit. Michael Carter-Williams finished with 21 points, and Robin Lopez added 17 for Chicago.
Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins finished with 18 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, but he was ejected after his second technical foul in the final seconds. He earned a one-game suspension for the Kings’ Wednesday contest against the Boston Celtics, an automatic punishment for reaching 16 T’s on the season.
Grizzlies 89, Spurs 74
Marc Gasol scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Memphis defeated San Antonio.
The Grizzlies won for the fifth time in six games, taking advantage of 17 Spurs turnovers that translated into 19 points. Mike Conley finished with 12 points and a game-high nine assists. Zach Randolph had 15 points and six rebounds off the bench, and Vince Carter finished with seven points, six rebounds and his first four-block game since April 2009.
The Spurs played without forward Kawhi Leonard, sidelined due to a right quad contusion. David Lee led San Antonio with 14 points off the bench. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.