Struggling Bobcats stop Pistons in OT
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Kemba Walker had 20 points and seven assists, Ben Gordon scored 18 points, and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Detroit Pistons, 108-101, in overtime Sunday night for their second win in 21 games.
Ramon Sessions added 15 points, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 11 and Bismack Biyombo had 10 points and 17 rebounds for the Bobcats.
Tayshaun Prince scored 21 points to lead Detroit, which snapped a four-game winning streak. Greg Monroe had 18 points, 14 rebounds and six assists and Rodney Stuckey also scored 18 points.
Heat 99, Wizards 71: At Miami, LeBron James scored 24 points, and Miami closed with a 21-0 run over the final 7:07 to beat Washington.
The Heat, beaten on the boards by a total of 38 rebounds over the previous three games, this time enjoyed a 50-39 advantage. Udonis Haslem led them with 12 rebounds.
James extended his streaks of scoring at least 20 points to 32 consecutive games this season, and 53 in a row including last year’s playoff run.
Nuggets 112, Lakers 105: At Los Angeles, Ty Lawson had 21 points and 10 assists, Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds left, and Denver beat struggling Los Angeles for its fifth win in seven games.
Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, and Dwight Howard had 14 points and a career high-tying 26 rebounds for the Lakers, who have lost three straight and four of five.
Grizzlies 92, Suns 81: At Phoenix, Zach Randolph scored 21 points, and Rudy Gay added 20 to lead Memphis over Phoenix.
Tony Allen scored 11 and Marc Gasol had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have won three of their past five games.
Thunder 104, Raptors 92: At Toronto, Russell Westbrook scored 23 points, Kevin Durant had 22, and Oklahoma City beat Toronto to win for the 17th time in its past 20 games.
Serge Ibaka had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Kevin Martin scored 16 as the Thunder enjoyed a winning start to a stretch that sees them play 11 of 13 on the road.
Oklahoma City came in having played an NBA-low 12 road games this season and improved to 9-4 as visitors.