Blake Griffin and Chris Paul had double-doubles, with Paul keying a third-quarter spurt that helped carry the Clippers to a 107-100 win over the Miami Heat Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Griffin had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Paul had 16 points and 10 assists to lead five players in double figures in the Clippers’ fourth straight win. Jamal Crawford added 22 points off the bench.
LeBron James scored 30 points for the defending NBA champions, who lost their fifth in a row against the Clippers in Los Angeles. Ray Allen added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, as the Heat dropped to 2-2 on their current six-game trip.
Dwyane Wade was held to 6 points — well below his 18.4 average — playing with a sprained left foot that kept him out of the morning shootaround.
Pistons 94, 76ers 76 — Greg Monroe had 19 points, 18 rebounds, and 6 assists to help visiting Detroit beat Philadelphia for its first win of the season.
Kyle Singler scored 16 points, and Tayshaun Prince and Brandon Knight each scored 15 points for a Pistons team off to its worst start in franchise history. Playing their seventh road game out of nine games this season, the Pistons (1-8) controlled the lethargic Sixers from the opening tip.
Rockets 100, Hornets 96 — James Harden scored 30 points and Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds for host Houston.
Harden went 10 for 20 from the field but only 1 of 7 from 3-point range. He reached 30 points for the third time in seven games with the Rockets.
Greivis Vasquez scored a career-high 24 for the Hornets, despite hurting his left ankle in the third quarter and briefly leaving the game. Rookie Anthony Davis had only 8 points on 2-of-7 shooting.
Grizzlies 107, Thunder 97 — Rudy Gay scored a season-high 28 points, Zach Randolph added 20 points and 11 rebounds before getting ejected along with Oklahoma City’s Kendrick Perkins during a late-game altercation, and Memphis downed host Oklahoma City.
Marc Gasol chipped in 14 points as the Grizzlies continued the best start in franchise history by winning their sixth straight game. They took control by outscoring Oklahoma City by 21 in the second quarter, and never gave it up.
Kevin Durant scored a season-high 34 points and Russell Westbrook had 17 points and 13 assists for the Thunder.
Mavericks 107, Wizards 101 — Chris Kaman scored 23 points and had eight rebounds in only his second start as host Dallas snapped a three-game skid by holding off winless Washington (0-7).
Bulls 112, Suns 106 — Carlos Boozer had 28 points and 14 rebounds to lead visiting Chicago in overtime.
Bucks 99, Pacers 85 — Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis scored 16 points each to help Milwaukee send Indiana to its fifth straight loss on the road.
Bobcats 89, Timberwolves 87 — Kemba Walker’s jumper with 0.7 seconds left lifted visiting Charlotte to its first three-game winning streak in nearly 20 months.
Warriors 92, Hawks 88 — Rookie Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, making a pair of critical free throws in the final minute to help Golden State hold off Atlanta in Oakland, Calif.