PHILADELPHIA — Antawn Jamison tied his season-high with 32 points and had 14 rebounds, Nick Young scored 21 points and the Washington Wizards overcame an 18-point deficit in a 104-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
Gilbert Arenas had 19 points and a season-high 14 assists and Andray Blatche scored 12 for the Wizards, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Andre Iguodala scored 20 points, Samuel Dalembert had season-highs of 20 points and 20 rebounds and Lou Williams added 19 points for the Sixers, who were coming off a 3-3 road trip.
BOBCATS 113, BULLS 108: At Charlotte, N.C., Gerald Wallace scored 32 points, Stephen Jackson and Flip Murray added 25 each and the Charlotte Bobcats held off a late rally for their third straight victory. Derrick Rose and John Salmons missed game-tying 3-point attempts in the closing seconds for the Bulls, who gave up seventh place in the Eastern Conference to the Bobcats despite wiping out a 13-point second-quarter deficit. Rose scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Salmons added 19 for the Bulls in the fast-paced game that saw both teams shoot 51 percent.
BUCKS 98, NETS 76: At East Rutherford, N.J., Andrew Bogut scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and Milwaukee got a rare road win. Carlos Delfino, who had scored 10 points in the Bucks' last five games, added 17 points as the Bucks won for only the fourth time in 15 road games. Hakeem Warrick added 13 points and Luke Ridnour had 11 to help Milwaukee beat New Jersey for the second time this season. Yi Jianlian had 22 points to lead the Nets, who lost for the 31st time in 34 games this season. Chris Douglas-Roberts added 12 points and Brook Lopez had 11 and seven rebounds.
PACERS 97, MAGIC 90: At Indianapolis, Roy Hibbert scored a career-high 26 points, leading Indiana past Orlando. Hibbert, a 7-2 center, added eight rebounds and four blocks. Luther Head had 18 points and Dahntay Jones scored 13 for the Pacers, who have won two of three after losing eight straight. Mickael Pietrus and Jameer Nelson each scored 16 for the Magic, who still lead the Southeast Division despite consecutive losses to Chicago and Indiana. Dwight Howard played with foul trouble most of the night and finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds.
MAVERICKS 98, PISTONS 93: At Dallas, Jason Terry scored 26 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 22 and Dallas overcame a slow start to hand Detroit its 10th consecutive loss. The Pistons, who last won Dec. 12, hadn't dropped 10 in a row since the end of the 1993-94 season. They lost their final 13 games that season. Dallas shot 29 percent in the opening quarter and trailed by 14 in the first half. Drew Gooden had 10 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, including a career-best nine on the offensive end. Shawn Marion added 18 points. Richard Hamilton led Detroit with 20 points.Comment on this story
SUNS 113, KINGS 109: At Sacramento, Calif., Steve Nash had 30 points and 12 assists, Amare Stoudemire scored 24 and the Phoenix Suns snapped an seven-game road losing streak. The Kings erased an entire 20-point first half deficit but could never take the lead against the Suns, falling for the 14th time in the last 16 meetings between the teams. Nash and Stoudemire came through down the stretch for the Suns, helping them win their first road game since Nov. 29 in Toronto.
GRIZZLIES 109, TRAIL BLAZERS 105: At Portland, Ore., O.J. Mayo scored 27 points as the Grizzlies rallied to beat the Trail Blazers. The Grizzlies finished the game with a 13-1 run during the final four minutes to erase a 104-96 deficit. Memphis improved its record to 17-16, the first time it has been above .500 this season. Zach Randolph also scored 27 points for Memphis, which has won four consecutive games and seven of its past eight. Mayo hit 10 of 18 shots, including four 3-pointers. Randolph grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol each scored 18 points for Memphis.
LAKERS 88, ROCKETS 79: At Los Angeles, Andrew Bynum led the way for the Lakers scoring 24 points and adding eight rebounds. Lamar Odom dominated the glass with a game-high 19 rebounds and chipped in with 17 points, while Kobe Bryant scored 22 points to go along with three assists and three rebounds. Carl Landry came off the bench to lead the Rockets with 19 points.
NUGGETS 123, WARRIORS 122: At Denver, J.R. Smith hit two free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining to lift Denver. Smith, one of four Nuggets to finish with at least 20 points, was fouled by Monta Ellis while throwing up a desperation 3-pointer after taking an inbounds pass with just 3 seconds remaining.