11:20 PM PST, February 3, 2014
The Washington Wizards moved above .500 for the first time in more than four years Monday night, accomplishing the feat on their eighth try this season by pulling away in the second half to beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers, 100-90.
John Wall scored 22 points, and Trevor Ariza added 20 for the Wizards, who hadn't had a winning record since beating the New Jersey Nets to improve to 2-1 on Halloween in 2009. Washington committed six turnovers while forcing 16 from Portland. A 12-0 run put the Wizards ahead by 17 early in the fourth quarter.
at Indiana 98, Orlando 79: Danny Granger scored 16 points, and Paul George and Lance Stephenson each added 15 for the Pacers, who handed the Magic its 23rd loss in 26 road games this season.
at Oklahoma City 86, Memphis 77: Kevin Durant had 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Serge Ibaka had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Thunder won its seventh in a row at home. Zach Randolph had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies.
San Antonio 102, at New Orleans 95: Tony Parker scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half and also had nine assists for the Spurs, who overcame a 14-point deficit late in the third quarter. Anthony Davis had 17 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks for the Pelicans.
at Miami 102, Detroit 96: LeBron James had 24 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds and Dwyane Wade scored 30 points for the Heat, winners in five of its last six games.
at Milwaukee 101, New York 98: Brandon Knight made a three-point shot with 1.4 seconds left and finished with 25 points for the Bucks, who ended a losing streak at six games.
at Brooklyn 108, Philadelphia 102: Paul Pierce scored 25 points, Deron Williams added 21 and the Nets halted a losing streak at three games.
at Sacramento 99, Chicago 70: DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 16 rebounds to help the Kings snap a losing streak at seven games. Cousins, Sacramento's leading scorer and rebounder, missed the previous six games with a sprained ankle.
at Dallas 124, Cleveland 107: Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Devin Harris had a season-high 16 and the Mavericks pulled away to hand the Cavaliers their fifth straight loss.
Toronto 94, at Utah 79: The Raptors won for the fourth time in five games as DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points.