Heat Remain Hot
Miami — Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 20 and the Miami Heat put up a season high for points, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 122-103 on Friday night.
LeBron James had 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds while sitting out the fourth quarter for Miami, which has won four straight overall and 18 of its last 19 against the Kings.
Ray Allen added 18 and Mario Chalmers scored 16 for the Heat, who shot 61 percent.
DeMarcus Cousins led Sacramento with 27 points and eight rebounds in 32 minutes.
Hawks 118, Jazz 85
Atlanta — Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Hawks continued their offensive upswing as they rolled to an easy win over Utah.
The Hawks never trailed and pushed their lead to double digits for good in the opening period.
Atlanta set a scoring high with its 124-107 win over Sacramento on Wednesday night and has topped 110 points in three straight games.
Bobcats 116, Pistons 106
Auburn Hills, Mich. — Kemba Walker scored 34 points and Al Jefferson led a fourth-quarter rally by the Bobcats, who overtook Detroit after trailing by as many as 20.
Charlotte was down 14 after three quarters before dominating the fourth. Jefferson scored 13 points during a decisive 16-3 run.
Brandon Jennings had 26 points for Detroit, which rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat Boston on Wednesday but blew a big lead two nights later.
76ers 121, Nets 120 (ot)
Philadelphia — Evan Turner hit the winning basket at the buzzer and scored 29 points to lead Philadelphia to an overtime win over Brooklyn.
Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer with 16.9 seconds left in OT to give the Nets the short-lived lead.
Turner, sensational all game, drove past a pair of defenders and tossed up the last-gasp shot. The ball bounced three times around the rim before it dropped through the net. After a brief review, the bucket stood, Turner was mobbed by his teammates and the Sixers snapped a seven-game losing streak.
Cavaliers 114, Bucks 111 (ot)
Cleveland — Kyrie Irving made four free throws in the final 21.5 seconds of overtime and finished with 39 points while battling a flu bug, leading Cleveland over short-handed Milwaukee.
Irving played despite being ill the past two days and missing practice Thursday. Although he wasn’t at his best, the All-Star guard played 43 minutes and carried the Cavs to their fifth win in six home games.
Raptors 109 Mavericks 108 (ot)
Dallas — DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points, including the go-ahead basket on a wild shot while getting fouled in the final minute of overtime, and Toronto beat Dallas.
The Raptors held on despite 23 points and a huge fourth quarter from old teammate Jose Calderon.
Toronto trailed 108-107 after a 3-pointer by Calderon when DeRozan’s pump-fake got Brandan Wright and Shawn Marion in the air.
DeRozan threw up a shot as he was bumped and it went in for the final points with 1:11 remaining.
Pacers 114, Rockets 81
Indianapolis — Paul George had 24 points and nine rebounds and Lance Stephenson added 16 points, leading Indiana to a rout of Houston.
The Pacers ended their only two-game losing streak of the season and maintained their grip on the Eastern Conference’s best record (21-5) with their most lopsided win of the season.
Dwight Howard finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Rockets. James Harden, the NBA’s No. 6 scorer, was held in check most of the night by George, finishing with 12 points on 3-of-14 shooting.