WASHINGTON – Gilbert Arenas couldn’t seem to miss a shot. Tim Duncan couldn’t make one.

Arenas made 11 of his first 12 from the field, plus a 30-footer off the glass at the third-quarter buzzer, and scored 43 points to lead the Washington Wizards past a lackluster Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs 110-95 Saturday night.

Duncan connected on his first two attempts from the floor and then could not figure out a way to get the ball in the basket until a tip-in with just under 6 minutes left in the game. He missed 15 straight shots.

He wound up 3-for-18 for 11 points and had 14 rebounds, barely keeping intact his run of a double-double in every game this season.

Grizzlies 85, Hawks 84

ATLANTA – Pau Gasol’s tip-in at the final buzzer lifted the Memphis Grizzlies to an 85-84 victory over the winless Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

Shane Battier scored a season-high 22 points, and Bobby Jackson added 17 for Memphis.

Officials reviewed the play to confirm there was still time on the clock when Gasol tipped in the miss of a 3-pointer by Mike Miller.

The Grizzlies (4-3) led by two points with less than 2 minutes remaining when Al Harrington drew an offensive foul on Gasol. Joe Johnson’s 3-pointer gave the Hawks their first lead of the half, 82-81.

After Battier answered with a baseline drive past Zaza Pachulia, Harrington hit a jumper to regain the lead for Atlanta (0-6).

Mavs 109, Hornets 103

OKLAHOMA CITY – Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points and Jason Terry added 26 to lead the Dallas Mavericks over the New Orleans Hornets 109-103 on Saturday night.

Terry had eight points of his season-high total in the final 4:22. His driving basket with 31.8 seconds remaining made it 104-96. After a three-point play by Chris Paul got the Hornets within five, Nowitzki sank two free throws for a 106-99 lead and the Mavericks held on from there.

Paul led the Hornets with 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting. He was coming off a 4-of-13 night in a loss to Orlando on Wednesday. Speedy Claxton had 17 points and David West 15.

Rockets 99, Nets 91

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Tracy McGrady scored 30 of his 35 points in the second half, and Yao Ming added 18 points to lead the Houston Rockets over the New Jersey Nets 99-91 Saturday night.

Reserve guard David Wesley had 15 points before fouling out for Houston (2-3), which snapped a three-game losing streak. McGrady, making his return after missing three games due to back spasms, also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Jason Kidd had a season-high 20 points and nine rebounds, and Richard Jefferson added 17 points to lead the Nets (3-4), who lost for the third time in four games. New Jersey shot just 39.7 percent (29-for-73) from the floor, failing to reach 50 percent for the seventh straight game.

Heat 108, Bobcats 99

MIAMI – Jason Williams scored 22 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 and Alonzo Mourning 16 to lead the Miami Heat over the Charlotte Bobcats 108-99 Saturday night.

Sean May scored 18 points, Kareem Rush had 15 and Primoz Brezec added 11 for Charlotte, which lost its fourth straight. The Bobcats (2-5) trailed by 20 points with 2:10 remaining in the game before making the final score close.

Udonis Haslem added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat (4-3), who were without Shaquille O’Neal (sprained right ankle) for the fifth straight game.

Bulls 103, Jazz 98

CHICAGO – Luol Deng scored 21 points and Kirk Hinrich added 19 points and 11 assists to lead the Chicago Bulls over the Utah Jazz 103-98 Saturday night

Mehmet Okur had a career-high 33 points and 17 rebounds for Utah, which played most of the game without Andrei Kirilenko after he injured his left ankle early in the second quarter.

Ben Gordon scored 17 points and Andres Nocioni added 15 for Chicago.

The Bulls led 32-21 after shooting 67 percent in the first quarter, making eight of their last nine shots. Hinrich had 11 points and was 3-of-4 on 3-pointers in the period.

Gordon’s jumper with 9:41 left in the second capped Chicago’s 25-6 run that gave it a 40-24 lead.

Suns 101, Warriors 86

PHOENIX – Shawn Marion had 22 points and 15 rebounds and Raja Bell scored a season-high 20 points, helping the Phoenix Suns to a 101-86 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night for coach Mike D’Antoni’s 100th NBA win.

The victory was the Suns’ first in four home games. In their previous three losses, they blew double-digit leads in the second half. This time, they held on despite 23 points by the Warriors’ Baron Davis.

Leandro Barbosa, starting for the first time this season, added 19 points for the Suns, and Steve Nash had 18 points and 10 assists.

Derek Fisher and Mickael Pietrus each scored 16 points for the Warriors, and Troy Murphy had 10 points and 17 rebounds. Jason Richardson, the Warriors leading scorer, was limited to 11 points on 5-of-19 shooting.

The Suns took a 35-18 first-period lead thanks to Bell’s 12 points, Nash’s seven assists and the team’s 60 percent shooting (15-for-25). Phoenix built the advantage to 20 points four times in the second quarter, before the Warriors cut the deficit to 53-47 at halftime.


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