Mario Chalmers had career highs with 10 three-pointers and 34 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 128-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
LeBron James had 20 points, seven assists, five steals and a pair of blocks for the Heat, who had a season-high point total. Miami, who had not topped 100 points in their previous four games, got a needed bounceback win after losing two straight and five of eight since Dec. 26.
MAGIC 104, CLIPPERS 101
In Los Angeles, J.J. Redick gave Orlando their first lead on a three-pointer with 42 seconds left, Arron Afflalo tied his season high with 30 points and the Magic beat the Los Angeles Clippers to snap a 10-game skid.
The loss ended the Clippers’ franchise-record 13-game, home-winning streak and provided them with a scare when All-Star guard Chris Paul went down holding his right knee with 54 seconds to go. Paul returned after a timeout and hit a 15-footer to draw his team within one with 33 seconds left.
However, the Clippers turned the ball over on Jamal Crawford’s offensive foul. Josh McRoberts found Nikola Vucevic open under the basket, and Vucevic dunked to extend Orlando’s lead to 104-101 with eight seconds left.
WIZARDS 93, HAWKS 83
In Washington, John Wall gave his teammates a lift with 14 points and four assists in his first game of the season, and the worst-in-NBA Wizards have their first winning streak.
Wall’s playing time will be limited as he returns from a knee injury, but he appeared to have his old speed and explosiveness back while playing seven minutes in the first half and 15 in the second half.
No. 3 overall pick Bradley Beal, getting to play with Wall for the first time, scored 16 points for the Wizards, who are 6-28, but have strung together two wins in a row following their upset of Oklahoma City on Monday last week.
MAVERICKS 104, GRIZZLIES 83
In Dallas, Texas, Shawn Marion scored a season-high 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 17 and the Mavericks won consecutive games for the first time in a month.
All five starters scored in double figures for Dallas, with Chris Kaman scoring eight straight points in the third quarter and finishing with 14. O.J. Mayo had 11 and Darren Collison 10.
76ERS 107, ROCKETS 100
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jrue Holiday scored 30 points, Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 12 rebounds and the 76ers snapped a five-game losing streak.
James Harden led the Rockets with 29 points and Chandler Parsons had 23. Jeremy Lin missed 11 of 13 shots for seven points.
Led by 24 points from Holiday, the Sixers built a 14-point lead in the third quarter, and found an offensive touch they have missed for most of the season.
In other play on Saturday, it was:
‧ Pacers 96, Bobcats 88
‧ Jazz 90, Pistons 87
‧ Suns 97, Bulls 81