NBA: Webster scores 34 in win over Suns, is 1st Wizard to break 30 this season

2013-03-17T00:00:00Z NBA: Webster scores 34 in win over Suns, is 1st Wizard to break 30 this seasonThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

WASHINGTON - Martell Webster scored a career-high 34 points Saturday night and became the Wizards' first 30-point scorer this season in a 127-105 victory over the Suns.

John Wall added 17 points and 11 assists as Washington won its fourth straight at home and third straight overall while setting its season high in scoring.

Emeka Okafor added 17 points and 10 rebounds as Washington snapped a 10-game losing streak to Phoenix, dating to 2006.

Michael Beasley scored 21 points, and Goran Dragic added 12 points and 11 assists as the Suns lost their fourth straight and their sixth of eight in March.

Phoenix owns the worst record in the Western Conference, a half-game behind idle New Orleans.

Webster matched a career high with seven three-pointers, his last coming on the left wing just moments into the fourth quarter to make it 105-84. Webster shrugged toward his bench after the basket, then followed with a reverse dunk to push it to 109-86.

• Celtics 105, Bobcats 88: In Boston, Paul Pierce had 14 points, eight assists and six rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter, and Boston won its 11th straight at home.

Jason Terry scored 15 points, and Courtney Lee had 12 points and five assists as the Celtics beat the Bobcats for the first time in three meetings this season. Two of the Bobcats' NBA-low 14 wins came against the Celtics, including a 100-74 blowout in Charlotte on Tuesday.

Boston's Kevin Garnett sat out with a strained left thigh muscle.

• Spurs 119, Cavaliers 113: In San Antonio, Tim Duncan had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard added 24 points and 13 boards.

Manu Ginobili added 14 points and 10 assists for San Antonio (51-16), which is one game ahead of Oklahoma City in the Western Conference.

• Blazers 112, Pistons 101: In Portland, Ore., LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 12 rebounds, and Detroit suffered its eighth straight loss.

Rodney Stuckey had a season-high 32 points for the Pistons, who not won a game in March. They have lost 11 of their last 12.

• Jazz 90, Grizzlies 84: In Salt Lake City, Gordon Hayward scored 17 points in his first start since November, including a three-pointer with 17 seconds left.

The Grizzlies had won 14 of 15 but have dropped two straight to close out a four-game road trip.

• 76ers 98, Pacers 91: In Philadelphia, Spencer Hawes had 18 points and career highs with 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots.

Jrue Holiday added 27 points and 12 assists to help the Sixers win for only the third time in 15 games. Although the Sixers are one of the worst road teams in the league, they are 19-17 at home.

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