Behind 22 points from Jordan Crawford and a 16-point, 10-rebound effort out of Kevin Seraphin, the Washington Wizards registered only their second victory of the campaign with a shocking 105-101 decision over the Miami Heat at the Verizon Center, despite a triple- double from LeBron James. A.J. Price added 14 points and Martell Webster scored 13 off the bench for Washington, which entered the matchup with a league-worst 1-13 record but have now won two of three following an 0-12 start. The triumph was also the third straight for the Wizards over Miami dating back to the latter portion of last season. James racked up game highs of 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, but the Heat never held a lead after the 5:09 mark of the first quarter in seeing a six-game win streak come to an end. Dwyane Wade finished with 24 points in defeat for Miami, with Chris Bosh putting up 20 points and 12 rebounds in the setback.
Final Score: Minnesota 105, Philadelphia 88
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Alexey Shved scored 17 points and Josh Howard had 16 to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-88, on Tuesday. J.J. Barea had 11 points while Derrick Williams, Luke Ridnour and Malcolm Lee added 10 apiece for the Timberwolves, winners in three of their last four. Evan Turner poured in a game-high 19 points and Jrue Holiday had 13 points and nine assists for the Sixers, who have dropped their last two on the heels of a three-game winning streak.
Final Score: Oklahoma City 117, Brooklyn 111
Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant finished with 32 points, six assists and five rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Brooklyn Nets, 117-111, at Barclays Center. Russell Westbrook added 25 points and nine assists, while Serge Ibaka scored 18 points and Thabo Sefolosha contributed 14 for the Thunder, who have won six straight. Deron Williams dropped in a season-high 33 points with seven assists to pace Brooklyn, which had its six-game home win streak snapped. Andray Blatche and Kris Humphries each contributed a double-double in defeat, as Blatche finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds and Humphries scored 12 points to go along with 12 boards.
Final Score: Indiana 80, Chicago 76
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Paul George poured in a game-high 34 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to an 80-76 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Roy Hibbert had 10 points and 11 boards, and David West netted 10 points to go along with nine rebounds and five assists for the Pacers, who have won five of their last seven. Nate Robinson scored a team- high 19 points and Luol Deng added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Bulls, who committed 19 turnovers leading to 23 Indiana points in the setback. Carlos Boozer had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Final Score: Houston 107, LA Lakers 105
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Greg Smith scored 17 of his career-high 21 points in the second half to help spark a furious late comeback that catapulted the Houston Rockets to a 107-105 win over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center. Smith went 7-of-8 from the field and pulled down nine rebounds as well, while fellow reserve Toney Douglas dropped in a season-best 22 points to help the Rockets post their fifth victory in six games despite an off-shooting night from James Harden and trailing by 13 points with under 9 1/2 minutes left. Harden finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, but made just 3-of-19 field goal attempts. His slump was offset by a huge effort from the Houston bench, with Carlos Delfino adding 15 points in addition to Smith and Douglas' big games. Playing without injured stars Pau Gasol and Steve Nash, the Lakers received 39 points from Kobe Bryant and a 16-point, 12-rebound performance from Dwight Howard. However. Los Angeles failed to hold onto a lead that was as much as 17 points and lost for the third time in its last four outings.
Final Score: Memphis 108, Phoenix 98 (OT)
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Zach Randolph poured in a dominating performance Thursday night, netting 38 points and ripping down 22 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a hard-fought, 108-98, overtime victory over the Phoenix Suns at FedEx Forum. Twenty-two of Randolph's point total came after halftime, as the Grizzlies overcame a 16-point deficit -- their largest of the season -- en route to their ninth home win in 10 tries this season. Quincy Pondexter followed with a season-high 16 points, while Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol donated 14 points apiece for Memphis, which has won five of its last six overall. Goran Dragic paced Phoenix with 19 points and seven assists and Luis Scola tallied 16 points and eight boards in the setback, the Suns' fourth in a row.