Warriors Hand Pacers Rare Home Loss – NBA Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — LeBron James has followed his career-high 61 points in Monday's win over Charlotte by scoring just 22 in a loss at Houston.
Dwight Howard had 22 points and 16 rebounds as the Rockets downed Miami 106-103, ending the Heat's eight-game winning streak. James Harden added 21 points for the Rockets, who blew a 13-point, fourth-quarter lead before an 11-2 run put them ahead 104-95.
James scored just three points in the second half and missed a desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer that would have tied it.
Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and Michael Beasley each had 24 points for the Heat, who remain two games behind the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers.
Golden State blew a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter before handing the Indiana Pacers just their fourth home loss of the season. The Pacers went on a game-tying, 12-0 run just before Klay Thompson hit a jumper with 0.6 seconds left to bail out the Warriors in a 98-96 triumph at Indiana. Thompson scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to send Golden State to its fifth victory in six games.
In other NBA action:
- Russell Westbrook had a triple-double in 21 minutes and Kevin Durant scored 42 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder rip Philadelphia 125-92 and keep the Western Conference leaders 1 1/2-games ahead of San Antonio. Westbrook finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists as the Thunder earned their third straight win while dealing the 76ers their 15th consecutive loss.
- Danny Green scored 24 points and Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard added 18 as the Spurs won their fourth in a row, 122-101 at Cleveland. Patty Mills and Boris Diaw (DEE'-ow) each had 16 points to help San Antonio compensate for a poor offensive display by Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, who combined for only 14 points.
- The Los Angeles Clippers have a five-game winning streak after Matt Barnes scored 18 of his season-high 28 points in the third quarter of a 104-96 win at Phoenix. Blake Griffin added 22 points as the Pacific Division leaders kept their 4 1/2-game lead over the Warriors.
- Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis each scored 28 points for New Orleans in a 132-125 win over the Lakers in Los Angeles. Davis also had 15 rebounds and Tyreke (ty-REEK') Evans added 24 points and 11 assists.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace is sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee and left ankle.
Wallace played in 58 games in his first season with the Celtics, averaging five points and 3.7 rebounds before the operations on Tuesday.