Rockets hold off Jazz, Heat top Nets

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Updated: December 2, 2012

Dwayne Wade led the Miami rout over the Nets, Deng leads the Bulls past Philadelphia, Portland needed overtime to beat Cleveland, Houston beat Utah in a high scoring match, the Clippers thrashed Sacramento, while San Antonio, Dallas and Golden State also got wins.

 

Jamal Crawford netted 17 points to lead seven double-digit scorers for the Clippers as Los Angeles eased past the Sacramento Kings, 116-81, at Staples Center. Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Eric Bledsoe followed with 14 points apiece, while DeAndre Jordan had 13, Matt Barnes netted 12 and Caron Butler finished with 11 for the Clippers, who have won two straight.

 

Kevin Durant poured in 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds, despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter, to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-79 win over the New Orleans Hornets. Russell Westbrook had 18 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and three steals and Kevin Martin added 19 points for the Thunder, who have won five straight.

 

Tony Parker poured in eight of his game- high 30 points in overtime, as the San Antonio Spurs held off the Memphis Grizzlies, 99-95. Parker added six assists and knocked down a pair of free throws with under 10 seconds remaining in the extra session to seal the game for San Antonio, which has won six of its last seven. Tim Duncan registered a double-double with 27 points and 15 rebounds in the victory.

 

Patrick Patterson had 20 points and was one of seven Houston players to score in double-digits as the Rockets used a late run to take a 124-116 win over the Utah Jazz. Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin each had 19 points, James Harden added 18 points and seven assists while Omer Asik posted 14 points and 12 boards for the Rockets, who have won four of their last five. Greg Smith and Carlos Delfino each posted 13 points off the bench.

 

Nicolas Batum’s go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in double overtime lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 118-117 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

Luol Deng filled the stat sheet with 25 points, seven assists and six rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls past the Philadelphia 76ers, 93-88, at the United Center.

 

Dwyane Wade scored a game-high 34 points and the Miami Heat used a strong second-half to defeat the Brooklyn Nets, 102-89, and take sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. Both teams entered the contest winners of five straight, but the Heat outscored the Nets 52-30 over the final two quarters to notch their 12th win of the season and to keep their streak going.

 

Brandon Jennings buried the go-ahead 3- pointer late in the fourth quarter and the Bucks overcame a rough start to defeat the Celtics, 91-88.

 

O.J. Mayo poured in 27 points and Elton Brand had 17 and 12 rebounds to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 92-77 win over the Detroit Pistons.

 

Klay Thompson poured in 22 points to lead five Warriors in double figures on Saturday night, as Golden State downed the Indiana Pacers, 103-92, at Oracle Arena.

Tonight’s big games sees Phoenix at New York and Orlando at Lakers.