Heat Win Ninth Straight
Toronto — LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 22 and the Miami Heat won their ninth straight game, beating the Toronto Raptors 90-83 on Friday.
Ray Allen and Michael Beasley each scored seven points and Chris Bosh fouled out with four points as the Heat won their 13th straight over the Raptors and their seventh straight in Toronto. Miami has not lost to the Raptors since Jan. 27, 2010.
Spurs 109, Magic 91
Orlando, Fla. — Tim Duncan scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half, Marco Belinelli also had 19 points, and San Antonio beat Orlando.
San Antonio scored 17 straight points in the second quarter, turning a one-point edge into a 58-40 lead.
Bobcats 92, Bucks 76
Charlotte, n.c. — Al Jefferson posted season highs with 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Charlotte handed the Bucks their 11th straight loss.
Jefferson, who signed a three-year, $41 million free agent contract this offseason, took over in the fourth quarter in the paint, scoring 13 points with three “and-one” opportunities.
Hawks 88, Mavericks 87
Atlanta — Al Horford made the go-ahead shot with 4.2 seconds left and Atlanta rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half for a victory over Dallas.
Jeff Teague scored 25 points for the Hawks, while Horford finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Lakers 106, Pistons 102
Auburn Hills, Mich. — Wesley Johnson scored 27 points, and Jordan Farmar led a fourth-quarter rally by the Lakers, who overcame a 10-point deficit to beat Detroit.
Dominated around the basket for most of the night, the Lakers held on when Detroit’s Josh Smith drove into traffic and was called for an offensive foul with 2.7 seconds left and the Pistons down two. Nick Young made two free throws at the other end to put the game away.
Rockets 114, Nets 95
Houston — Chandler Parsons scored 21 points, making six 3-pointers, and the Rockets picked up their fourth straight win.
Kidd said he was just “trying to win” when he intentionally spilled a drink on the court, a stunt that cost him $50,000. “It’s about trying to win and those guys in that locker room, and I tried to put those guys in a position to get a basket, a good look and we did,” he said.
Houston’s Jeremy Lin will miss at least two weeks with a sprained right knee he sustained in Wednesday night’s game.
Pacers 93, Wizards 73
Indianapolis — Paul George scored 23 points and Roy Hibbert added 13 and eight rebounds to lead Indiana past the injury hampered Wizards.
The Pacers won their sixth straight and extended their best start in franchise history to 15-1.
Pelicans 121, 76ers 105
Philadelphia — Jrue Holiday had 20 points and 13 assists in his first game as a visiting player against his former team, leading New Orleans over Philadelphia.
Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Holiday added seven rebounds as the Pelicans (7-8) snapped a four-game road skid.