NBA ROUNDUP | Monday’s games
Spurs 134, Rockets 126, OT
Gary Neal scored 29 points and Tony Parker had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to complement Neal’s 7-of-10 performance from 3-point range. Jeremy Lin had his best game since joining the Rockets, scoring a career high-tying 38 points with leading scorer James Harden sidelined by a sprained right ankle.
76ers 104, Pistons 97
Evan Turner had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Jrue Holiday scored 25 points. Thaddeus Young scored 20 points and Spencer Hawes had 15 for the Sixers. Greg Monroe missed a tip with less than a minute left that came back to haunt Detroit. Holiday sank a 19-footer for a 100-95 lead and the Sixers stretched the lead from the free-throw line. Monroe and Brandon Knight had 22 points apiece. Rodney Stuckey scored 19 for Detroit, and Tayshaun Prince finished with 16.
Warriors 104, Bobcats 96
Stephen Curry put on quite a show for his hometown fans, finishing with 27 points, seven assists and seven rebounds to lead the surging Warriors. It was his eighth straight 20-point game, a career best, and he pushed his season scoring average to 20.0 per game. Carl Landry added 16 points and Jarrett Jack had 12 points and six assists for Golden State. Kemba Walker scored 24 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 17 to lead the Bobcats, who’ve dropped eight straight after starting the season 7-5.
Mavericks 119, Kings 96
O.J. Mayo scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists.
Heat 101, Hawks 92
LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 26 and the Miami Heat pulled away in the second half. Chris Bosh had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Norris Cole scored 10 for the Heat, who handed the Hawks just their second loss in 11 games. A 17-4 run was the difference maker, turning a two-point deficit into an 11-point lead with 1:24 remaining in the third. Wade got it started with a jumper, and he wound up with eight during the burst, including a layup off a perfect pass by James from the right side of the lane. Shane Battier made two 3-pointers in the run, including the shot that ended it, and Miami’s margin was suddenly 80-69.