NBA: Kings knock off depleted Heat in OT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 17 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 26 and Sacramento rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat undermanned Miami in overtime.
Isaiah Thomas added 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds to help the Kings snap Miami’s six-game winning streak.
LeBron James finished with 33 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Chris Bosh had 18 points and seven rebounds for the two-time defending NBA champions. Miami played without Dwyane Wade (rest), Ray Allen (right knee tendinitis) and Chris Andersen (sore back).
JAZZ 105, LAKERS 103
SALT LAKE CITY — Derrick Favors had 18 points and 14 rebounds and made a putback dunk with 2.1 seconds remaining to lift Utah over depleted Los Angeles.
Gordon Hayward finished with 24 points and nine assists.
Nick Young scored 21 points in 27 minutes before fouling out with 5:45 remaining and Chris Kaman had a season-high 19 points starting in place of Pau Gasol, who was out with a respiratory infection.
WARRIORS 115, SUNS 86
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry had career highs of 16 assists and 13 rebounds to go with 14 points, and Golden State beat Phoenix for its fourth straight victory.
Klay Thompson scored 21 points for the Warriors and David Lee added 17.
P.J. Tucker had 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Suns, who had won three straight and eight of nine.
THUNDER 89, BOBCATS 85
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Durant had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-85 Friday night without injured guard Russell Westbrook.
The Thunder announced before the game that Westbrook had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be out until after the All-Star break.
Durant scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and finished 14 of 28 from the field. Serge Ibaka had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who have won seven straight road games and 11 of 12 overall.
MAGIC 109, PISTONS 92
ORLANDO, Fla. — Arron Afflalo scored 23 points to lead five teammates in double figures and Orlando snapped a three-game skid by beating Detroit.
Nik Vucevic added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and rookie Victor Oladipo finished with 16 points and a career-high 11 assists.
The victory also halted a five-game home losing streak for the Magic.
Brandon Jennings had 21 points for the Pistons.
PELICANS 105, NUGGETS 89
NEW ORLEANS — Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 10 assists, and New Orleans handed Denver its fifth straight loss.
Jrue Holiday had 17 points and four steals, causing two turnovers that led to late fast-break points.
Anthony Davis added 17 points and four blocked shots despite playing sparingly in the first half because of three early fouls.
Wilson Chandler scored 22 points and J.J. Hickson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets.
RAPTORS 95, KNICKS 83
NEW YORK — Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 and Toronto rallied to beat New York.
Kyle Lowry had 15 points and 11 assists for the Atlantic Division leaders, who host the Knicks on Saturday with a chance to extend their lead to five games over last season’s division champions.
TIMBERWOLVES 120, WIZARDS 98
MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and J.J. Barea scored 17 points off the bench to help Minnesota top Washington.
Ricky Rubio had 11 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in 26 minutes, and Nikola Pekovic added 18 points and 10 boards for the Timberwolves. Minnesota outrebounded Washington 44-35 and only turned the ball over five times.
John Wall had 26 points and seven assists for the Wizards.
NETS 104, BUCKS 93
NEW YORK — Shaun Livingston scored 20 points, Mirza Teletovic added 19 off the bench and Brooklyn ended its four-game losing streak with a victory over Milwaukee.
Paul Pierce added 13 points for the Nets, who lost by 17 in each of their previous two games.
Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Khris Middleton added 15 points and eight boards.