NBA roundup: Suns rally, top Lakers

Michael Beasley scored a season-high 27 points and the Suns rallied from 13 down in the fourth quarter to hand the Los Angeles Lakers their eighth straight road loss, 92-86, Wednesday night in Phoenix.

The dramatic comeback came in Steve Nash’s first game in Phoenix since he left for the Lakers after last season.

The Lakers, who had won three straight — all at home — lost Dwight Howard when he reinjured his right shoulder with 6:57 to play.


Beasley, whose previous season best of 25 came two games earlier, scored on a scrambling layup as the shot clock was expiring to put the Suns ahead, 88-86, with 43.8 seconds to play.

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Kobe Bryant had 17 points and nine assists, but missed what would have been the tying layup with 24 seconds to play.

76ers 92, Wizards 84 — Jrue Holiday scored 21 points, Nick Young had 18, and struggling Philadelphia got a rare win, topping visiting Washington.

Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen each added 14 points to help the Sixers win for just the fourth time in 13 games and seventh in 24.

Emeka Okafor had 15 points and 17 rebounds, Nene scored 16, and Martell Webster got 15 for Washington.


The Wizards dropped to 6-5 since John Wall returned from a knee injury. They were 5-28 without him. Wall had 9 points on 3-for-12 shooting.

Hawks 93, Raptors 92 — Al Horford scored 22 points, including a go-ahead dunk with 21 seconds remaining, and host Atlanta beat shorthanded Toronto.

DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 23 points. John Lucas added a season-high 19 points, Alan Anderson had 15 points and Aaron Gray had eight points and 11 rebounds.

Josh Smith added 20 points and 11 rebounds and Kyle Korver, who made five 3-pointers, had 17. Horford had 10 rebounds.

Heat 105, Nets 85 — LeBron James had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists, and visiting Miami blew out Brooklyn in the second half for its 13th straight win over the Nets.


Dwyane Wade added 21 points and Chris Bosh had 16 for the Heat, who outscored the Nets, 56-36, in the second half after it was tied at halftime. Miami shot 52 percent from the field and made 11 of 19 3-pointers.

Pacers 98, Pistons 79 — Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help host Indiana snap a three-game skid.

Greg Monroe had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Rodney Stuckey scored 14 points for the Pistons, who have lost four of the last five.

Lance Stephenson (12 points, 11 rebounds) scored 8 points as the Pacers went on an 18-2 run in the second quarter to take a 54-36 lead at halftime.

Bulls 104, Bucks 88 — Nate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second quarter, leading visiting Chicago past Milwaukee.

Chicago broke open the game midway through the second quarter, using a 20-4 run to take a 49-30 lead.

The run included a long 3-point shot by Robinson, who capped the rally with a driving layup and made the ensuing free throw.

Knicks 113, Magic 97 — Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team record with his 30th straight 20-point game, as host New York sent reeling Orlando to it seventh straight loss.

Tyson Chandler finished with 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting, along with 7 rebounds and a season-high 5 assists. Amare Stoudemire hit all seven of his shots and scored 14 points as the Knicks beat Orlando for the third time this season.

Clippers 96, Timberwolves 90 — Blake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 12 boards to lift Los Angeles in Minneapolis.

Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who had coach Rick Adelman on the sideline for the first time since Jan. 5. Adelman missed the previous 11 games while his wife sought treatment for seizures.

Jazz 104, Hornets 99 — Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Al Jefferson had 22, and host Utah defeated New Orleans.

Nuggets 118, Rockets 110 — Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 27 points, Kenneth Faried had 19 points and nine rebounds, and host Denver won its fifth straight by snapping Houston’s three-game winning streak.

Spurs 102, Bobcats 78 — Tony Parker had 22 points and San Antonio never trailed in routing visiting Charlotte, extending its winning streak to nine games.