John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Trevor Ariza scored 20 points, and the Wizards broke the New York Knicks’ five-game winning streak with a 106-96 victory on Wednesday night in Washington.
The Wizards also snapped New York’s 10-game winning streak over them.
Wall, playing in front of his college coach, John Calipari, and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, scored 10 points in the fourth quarter as Washington took control.
Ariza, who missed 17 games with a left calf injury earlier this season, has played solidly and more often in recent games, and his 4-point play to start the fourth quarter gave the Wizards a 74-73 lead.
His 3-pointer pushed Washington’s advantage to 88-80 with 8:36 to play.
Spurs 104, Timberwolves 94 — Danny Green hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points to help visiting San Antonio notch its 11th straight win.
Tony Parker had 31 points and eight assists, and Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who kept right on rolling without injured stars Tim Duncan (knee) and Manu Ginobili (hamstring).
The game was tied at 77 with eight minutes to go, but Green hit two threes and scored on a putback to put the Spurs back in front for good.
Heat 114, Rockets 108 — LeBron James scored 32 points, Dwyane Wade added 31 points and eight assists, and host Miami held off Houston.
James Harden finished with 36 points and 12 rebounds for Houston, which got a 15-point, 14-rebound night from Omer Asik and 15 points from Patrick Patterson.
Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons each scored 13 points for the Rockets. A night after tying an NBA record by connecting on 23 3-pointers, the Rockets finished 9 for 25 from beyond the arc.
Thunder 119, Warriors 98 — Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook added 22, and host Oklahoma City won consecutive games for the first time in nearly three weeks.
The Thunder put the game away with a 16-4 run to start the fourth quarter that featured 10 points from sixth man Kevin Martin.
Hawks 103, Grizzlies 92 — Jeff Teague had 22 points and a season-high 13 assists, Josh Smith added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and host Atlanta snapped a two-game losing streak
Al Horford added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks. Zach Randolph scored 20 points and Mike Conley had 17 as the Grizzlies lost their second straight.
Memphis missed its first 13 shots in the third before Randolph hit a 22-footer at the 6:26 mark, but the Grizzlies trailed by 19 and never recovered.
Clippers 86, Magic 76 — Eric Bledsoe had 27 points, including 19 in the second half, and visiting Los Angeles used a big third quarter to snap a three-game skid and hand Orlando its 11th straight loss.
The Clippers won despite playing without their three top scorers in All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, and Jamal Crawford.
Paul remains sidelined with a bruised right kneecap and Griffin sat with a strained hamstring. Crawford was out with a sore right shoulder.
Pacers 88, 76ers 69 — Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Indiana over host Philadelphia.
The Pacers won their third game in three nights.
The only team to play back-to-back-to-back games this season showed no signs of weariness.
Cavaliers 122, Bobcats 95 — Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in just three quarters, rookie Dion Waiters added 19, and host Cleveland rolled over Charlotte.
The Cavs came out energized from the start, building a 33-point lead after three quarters. Charlotte has lost 11 of its last 13 games.
Mavericks 105, Trail Blazers 99 — O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, Vince Carter hit a critical jumper in the final minute, and host Dallas beat Portland for coach Rick Carlisle’s 500th career victory.
Carter put Dallas ahead, 99-94, with a jumper just inside the 3-point line with the shot clock winding down.
Hornets 93, Suns 84 — Greivis Vasquez scored 19 points, Al-Farouq Aminu added 16, and host New Orleans snapped a four-game losing streak by cruising past Phoenix.
Jazz 100, Bucks 86 — Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson each scored 19 points, Enes Kanter had 17 and a career-high five blocks, and Utah routed Milwaukee in Salt Lake City.
Nets 93, Pistons 90 — Brook Lopez had 17 points, and Brooklyn won at Detroit for the first time since 2006.