Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard added 24 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-113 win over Portland on Monday night that snapped the Trail Blazers' five-game winning streak.
The Rockets won their second straight, building a big lead early and answering every time Portland made a run.
James Harden added 22 points and had five assists and Patrick Beverley returned from a broken hand to score 17 points. Parsons added 10 rebounds and seven assists while finishing one point shy of his career high.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 20 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who have won seven of their last 11 games.
Indiana 102, at Golden State 94:Paul George scored 23 points, Roy Hibbert had 14 points and 13 rebounds and the NBA-leading Pacers built a big lead before holding off the Warriors for their fifth straight win.
at Atlanta 121, Miami 114: Paul Millsap scored 26 points and the Hawks overcame LeBron James' 30 points to beat the Heat. DeMarre Carroll added 19 points and Pero Antic had 17 for the Hawks, who snapped a nine-game losing streak in their series with the Heat. Chris Bosh had 21 points for Miami.
Dallas 102, at Cleveland 97: Monta Ellis scored 22 points, Shawn Marion added 18 and the Mavericks held off a late Cleveland rally to beat the Cavaliers. Cleveland roared back from a 24-point deficit in the first half and trailed by three with 2.8 seconds remaining.
Brooklyn 103, at New York 80: Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Nets sent the Knicks to a fourth straight loss. Making a triumphant return from London, the Nets improved to 7-1 in 2014.
New Orleans 95, at Memphis 92: Anthony Davis scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Pelicans snapped their eight-game losing streak with a victory over the Grizzlies.
at Washington 107, Philadelphia 99: Bradley Beal scored 22 points with nine rebounds and eight assists, Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 11 rebounds and the Wizards reached .500 for the fourth time this season with a win over the 76ers.
at Charlotte 100, Toronto 95: Al Jefferson had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and the Bobcats held on to beat the Raptors for the seventh straight time in Charlotte.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times