MIAMI — Ray Allen scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter on a milestone day for the veteran, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 24 and the Miami Heat beat the Houston Rockets 113-104 on Sunday to snap their worst skid in three years.
Chris Bosh added 18 points for the Heat, who won for just the second time in their last seven games. They were down 97-92 following a 3-pointer by James Harden midway through the fourth, then finished the game on a 21-7 run.
Allen had 11 points during that late stretch, including a 3-pointer that allowed him to pass Allen Iverson for 21st on the NBA’s scoring list. It was also the 750th regular-season win that Allen was a part of in his career.
Harden finished with 30 points for Houston, which got 21 points and 14 rebounds from Dwight Howard. Patrick Beverley added 15 points and Terrence Jones scored 12 for the Rockets, who’ve dropped three straight.
Spurs 122, Jazz 104
SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili scored 21 points and San Antonio earned its 10th consecutive victory to become the first NBA team to 50 wins this season.
The Spurs (50-16) shot a season-high 62.8 percent from the field in their fourth victory in four games this season against Utah. Tony Parker had 18 points and Tim Duncan scored 16.
Derrick Favors had a season-high 28 points for Utah (22-45), which has lost four straight.
Pelicans 121, Celtics 120, OT
NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds for New Orleans, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws in overtime.
Jeff Green scored 39 points, including three big free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation, but Boston lost its fourth consecutive game.
Bobcats 101, Bucks 92
MILWAUKEE — Kemba Walker scored 21 points and Al Jefferson added 16 of his 20 in the second half to help Charlotte beat Milwaukee for its fourth straight victory.
Brandon Knight scored 21 points and Ramon Sessions added 18.
Mavericks 109, Thunder 86
OKLAHOMA CITY — Shawn Marion scored 19 points, Vince Carter added 18 and the Mavericks stopped a seven-game, regular-season losing streak to the Thunder.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points for Oklahoma City. It was his 26th straight game of 25 points or more, the longest such streak since Michael Jordan did so in 40 straight games during the 1986-87 season.
Timberwolves 104, Kings 102
MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to lead Minnesota to the win.
Kevin Martin added 31 points for Minnesota.
Suns 121, Raptors 113
TORONTO — Markieff Morris had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Gerald Green scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and Phoenix beat Toronto for its second straight victory.