NBA: Suns' Scola scores 14 in last quarter to help rout Lakers

2013-03-19T00:00:00Z NBA: Suns' Scola scores 14 in last quarter to help rout LakersThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

PHOENIX - Luis Scola scored all 14 of his points, including his second three-pointer of the season, in the fourth quarter Monday night and the Phoenix Suns pulled away for a 99-76 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers, who were without Kobe Bryant for the second straight night.

Steve Nash scored 19 against his former team, but was just 6 of 17 as the Lakers shot 33 percent for the game.

Scola also grabbed eight of his nine rebounds in the final period.

The Suns outscored the Lakers 28-10 in the fourth quarter to snap a four-game losing streak.

Dwight Howard had 16 points and 11 rebounds, but was just 6 of 18 from the field for the Lakers, still without injured Pau Gasol.

• Heat 105, Celtics 103: In Boston, LeBron James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory.

It's the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, surpassing the 22 straight that Houston won in 2007-08 and trailing only the 33 in a row won by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

James scored 37 with 12 assists as the Heat won in Boston in the regular season for the first time in 11 tries despite a career-high 43 points from Jeff Green. The Celtics were without Kevin Garnett, who has the flu and a left thigh strain.

• 76ers 101, Trail Blazers 100: In Philadelphia, Spencer Hawes had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Jrue Holiday scored 27 points and Philadelphia held off Portland.

• Nuggets 119, Bulls 118, OT: In Chicago, former Wildcat Andre Iguodala's three-pointer with 7.1 seconds left in overtime sent Denver to its 12th consecutive win.

Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 35 points, Corey Brewer added 16 and Ty Lawson 13. Iguodala finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

• Bobcats 119, Wizards 114: In Charlotte, N.C., Gerald Henderson had 27 points, Kemba Walker came up big late and Charlotte snapped Washington's three-game win streak.

• Mavericks 127, Hawks 113: In Atlanta, Darren Collison scored 24 points and Dallas set season highs for points in a half and a game.

• Pacers 111, Cavaliers 90: In Cleveland, Gerald Green scored 20 points and Tyler Hansbrough, starting in place of the injured David West, had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Indiana. West missed the game with a sprained lower back sustained Saturday against Philadelphia.

• Nets 119, Pistons 82: In Auburn Hills, Mich., Deron Williams scored 31 points in 28 minutes, and Brooklyn easily won the opener of an eight-game road trip.

• Warriors 93, Hornets 72: In New Orleans, Stephen Curry scored 30 points and Golden State won easily for the second straight night.

• Grizzlies 92, Timberwolves 77: In Memphis, Tenn., Mike Conley had 20 points and six assists and Memphis snapped a two-game losing streak.

• Knicks 90, Jazz 83: In Salt Lake City, J.R. Smith scored 20 points, Raymond Felton had 19 and the short-handed New York Knicks snapped a four-game losing streak.

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