Fri, Dec 14, 2012 - Page 20 News List

NBA: Jeremy Lin scores 10 points as Rockets repulse Wizards

Staff writer, with CNA and AP, MIAMI

Blake Griffin and Matt Barnes also scored 19 points for the Clippers, who maintained sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division.

Byron Mullens had 19 points and eight rebounds, while Kemba Walker chipped in with 17 points to lead the stumbling Bobcats, who have lost nine straight since starting the season 7-5.

The Bobcats trailed 78-71 entering the fourth quarter and got as close as three, before Barnes scored on a fast break dunk and hit a three-pointer to push the lead back to eight.


In Toronto, Joe Johnson scored 23 points, while Andray Blatche had 14 points and nine rebounds to help Brooklyn end a five-game losing streak with a win over Toronto.

C.J. Watson scored 16 points and Deron Williams added 12 as the Nets won for the first time since Nov. 30 in Orlando, Florida.

Former Raptors Reggie Evans and Kris Humphries both had big games for the Nets. Evans had nine points and 11 rebounds, while Humphries scored 11 points, making nine of 10 free throws.

Ed Davis matched his career high with 24 points and added 12 rebounds, while Jose Calderon had 10 points and 15 assists for the Raptors, who have lost six straight and 12 of 13.

Wednesday’s other results:

‧ Jazz 99, Spurs 96

‧ Celtics 117, Mavericks 115,

second overtime

‧ Suns 82, Grizzlies 80

‧ Bulls 96, 76ers 89

‧ Bucks 98, Kings 85

‧ Pacers 96, Cavaliers 81

‧ Timberwolves 108, Nuggets 105

‧ Hawks 86, Magic 80

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