NBA Capsules: Bobcats keep Wizards winless 108-106 in double overtime
WASHINGTON - Byron Mullens scored 27 points, Ramon Sessions had 20 and Ben Gordon added 19 as the Charlotte Bobcats earned their seventh win of the season and kept the Washington Wizards winless with a 108-106 double-overtime victory on Saturday night.
Last season, the Bobcats went 7-59 in the lockout-shortened season, the lowest winning percentage in NBA history, but have already equaled that victory total in their 12th game.
Washington fell to 0-11 despite the spark supplied by Nene, who energized the Wizards during most of his 29 minutes, but in the end, the Bobcats pulled out the win.
Martel Webster had 21 points for Washington and Nene scored 19.
LAKERS 115, MAVERICKS 89
DALLAS (AP) Metta World Peace hit three early 3-pointers to spark a Los Angeles barrage from long range, and the Lakers scored 36 points before Kobe Bryant took his first shot.
Bryant, the league's leading scorer, finished with 19 once he did start shooting as the Lakers hit the century mark for the first time in four games under hobbled coach Mike D'Antoni.
The Lakers won for the first time in five road games and avoided their worst start away from home in nearly 20 years.
O.J. Mayo, who led the league in 3-pointers going in, was 0 of 5 from long range and finished with 13 points. Vince Carter led Dallas with 16.
HEAT 110, CAVALIERS 108
MIAMI (AP) Ray Allen took a pass from LeBron James and made a 3-pointer with 18.2 seconds left, and Miami rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 1:52 to beat Cleveland.
James finished with 30 points for the Heat, who remained perfect at home despite leading for only 2 minutes, 29 seconds. Chris Bosh scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and Allen finished with 17 for the Heat, who lost Shane Battier in the third quarter to a sprained right knee.
Cleveland had a good look at the lead, but Wade blocked Jeremy Pargo's jumper with 3 seconds left, and Allen added one free throw to stretch the lead to two. Cleveland controlled the rebound with 0.6 seconds left, but never got anything near the rim.
THUNDER 116, 76ERS 109, OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 and Oklahoma City beat Philadelphia.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points for the defending Western Conference champions, who've won nine of 11 to go to 10-4.
Thad Young had a season-high 29 points and career-high 15 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 26 points for Philadelphia, which has lost two in a row after winning three straight.
HAWKS 104, CLIPPERS 93
ATLANTA (AP) Jeff Teague had 19 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Atlanta won its fifth straight by beating Los Angeles.
Blake Griffin scored 22 points and Chris Paul had 19 for the Clippers.
Los Angeles has lost a season-high three consecutive games after winning six in a row.
Lou Williams finished with 18 points and Josh Smith added 17 for Atlanta.
BULLS 93, BUCKS 86
MILWAUKEE (AP) Carlos Boozer and Richard Hamilton scored 22 points apiece to lead Chicago over Milwaukee, breaking a four-game losing streak.
The win by the Bulls was the ninth straight over the Bucks and the fifth straight at the Bradley Center. The last time Milwaukee beat Chicago was on April 10, 2010, in Chicago.
Boozer also grabbed 19 rebounds for the Bulls, who outrebounded the Bucks 54-40.
Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 23 points and Monta Ellis added 17 points.
KINGS 108, JAZZ 97
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Tyreke Evans scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and slumping Sacramento beat Utah.
The Kings squandered a 13-point lead in a two-point loss Friday in Utah, but this time held on to win for only the second time in eight games.
Jason Thompson had 16 points and nine rebounds for Sacramento, which outscored the Jazz 56-41 in the second half. Aaron Brooks made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points. Sacramento committed 12 first-half turnovers, but had just two after intermission.
Kings centre DeMarcus Cousins was ejected with 1:35 left in the third quarter after arguing over a foul he committed against Enes Kanter. Cousins, the Kings' leading scorer and rebounder, had 13 points and nine rebounds.
WARRIORS 96, TIMBERWOLVES 85
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Klay Thompson scored a season-high 24 points, Stephen Curry added 20 points and six assists, and Golden State beat Minnesota.
The Warriors trailed most of the game but went on a 19-2 run, with reserves Carl Landry, Draymond Green and rookie Harrison Barnes providing the bulk of the scoring. Landry had five points, Green had four and Barnes who had a thunderous one-handed dunk over Minnesota's 6-foot-11 centre Nikola Pekovic in the second quarter added three to help Golden State go ahead for good.
David Lee added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who have won 10 of 12 against the Timberwolves.
Kevin Love had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Minnesota, his third straight double-double since returning from a broken right hand.