NBA: Rally from 27 down propels Miami to 24th win in a row

Washington's John Wall heads for the rack and two of his game-high 19 points in the Wizards' 88-79 victory over the Suns in Phoenix.


OAKLAND - Klay Thompson had 28 points and eight rebounds, David Lee finished with 19 points and 11 boards and the Golden State Warriors snapped a season-high, six-game losing streak by beating the Phoenix Suns 108-98 Wednesday night.

The Warriors hadn't won since routing Phoenix 113-93 on Feb. 2.

Goran Dragic had 20 points and 10 assists, and Jermaine O'Neal added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Suns, who have lost five straight to Golden State.

Lakers 113, Celtics 99: In Los Angeles, Dwight How-ard had 24 points and 12 rebounds, helping Los Angeles to an emotional victory in its first game since the death of owner Jerry Buss.

The game surely would have delighted Buss, who loved to win but especially liked beating the Celtics.

• Rockets 122, Thunder 119: In Houston, James Harden scored a career-high 46 points and Jeremy Lin added 29 as Houston mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback. Houston was down by 14 points with about seven minutes left but used a 21-4 run to erase the deficit and take a 114-111 lead with 1:46 remaining.

• Pistons 105, Bobcats 99: In Charlotte, N.C., Greg Monroe scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, stepping up with Brandon Knight on the bench nursing a hyperextended right knee, to lead Detroit. Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 24 points.

• Heat 103, Hawks 90: In Atlanta, Miami scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter to erase Atlanta's 10-point lead. LeBron James scored 24 points to lead Miami, which extended its winning streak to eight games. Al Horford led the Hawks with 27 points and nine rebounds.

• Timberwolves 94, 76ers 87: In Minneapolis, Nikola Pekovic had 27 points and tied a career high with 18 rebounds to power Minnesota. Former Arizona star Derrick Williams had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, who won for just the fourth time in their last 20 games.

Evan Turner scored 17 for the 76ers

• Pacers 125, Knicks 91: In Indianapolis, Paul George scored 27 points as Indiana powered its way closer to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. It was Indiana's largest margin of victory this season and New York's worst loss. Tyson Chandler led New York with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Grizzlies 88, Raptors 82: In Toronto, Zach Randolph had 17 points and 18 rebounds and Mike Conley scored 17 as Memphis won its fifth straight. Alan Anderson scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for the Raptors.

• Nets 97, Bucks 94: In Milwaukee, Deron Williams scored 23 points as Brooklyn escaped with a victory after Monta Ellis missed a chance to tie the game with three foul shots in the final seconds. The Bucks got to within 96-94 with 6 seconds left. Ellis missed his first two shots, then intentionally missed the third.

• Cavaliers 105, Hornets 100: In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead Cleveland. Irving scored 11 consecutive points for the Cavaliers as they broke away from an 83-all tie in the final 4:23. Brian Roberts led New Orleans with 17 points.

Mavericks 111, Magic 96: In Dallas, Shawn Marion and Elton Brand scored 17 apiece, and Vince Carter again provided a spark off the bench for Dallas.

The Magic lost for the 26th time in 29 games despite a third-quarter surge that put them in front. Arron Afflalo led Orlando with 21 points.