MIAMI – Dwyane Wade hit a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer, giving the Miami Heat a 104-102 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

Wade finished with 20 points for Miami, which wasted a 16-point second-half lead – but won when the 2006 NBA finals MVP pump-faked, shot and saw the ball bounce off the rim and through the hoop as time expired.

76ers 99, Grizzlies 97

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Andre Iguodala made a 20-foot jumper as time expired to give Philadelphia the victory over Memphis.

Iguodala, who had 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, converted the winner over Mike Miller from near the top of the key. By the time it went through the net, Iguodala and his teammates were already headed to the locker room after handing Memphis its ninth loss in the last 11.

Andre Miller led Philadelphia with 29 points, connecting on 10 of 18 shots. Kyle Korver scored 14.

Hornets 110, T-Wolves 76

NEW ORLEANS – Chris Paul had 19 points, 15 assists and five steals in only 30 minutes, helping the New Orleans Hornets get a victory over the downtrodden Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

Paul had his 14th double-double of the season early in the third quarter, when New Orleans built a 27-point lead and soon after went with a lineup of all reserves to finish it off.

David West scored 22 points for the Hornets (17-10), who’ve won two straight overall and four in a row in New Orleans, where they improved to 8-5.

Pacers 93, Wizards 85

INDIANAPOLIS – Danny Granger scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the Indiana Pacers held off the short-handed Washington Wizards 93-85 on Saturday night.

Jermaine O’Neal had 18 points and eight rebounds, and reserve Kareem Rush added 15 points for the Pacers (15-13), who won for the fourth time in five games.

Nets 100, Warriors 95

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Richard Jefferson scored 31 points, Jason Kidd collected his 93rd career triple-double and the New Jersey Nets beat the Golden State Warriors 100-95 on Saturday night.

Vince Carter finished with 23 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 24.6 seconds left, for the Nets, who led by 14 in the first half and needed some clutch plays from their Big Three to get the win.

Rockets 116, Bulls 98

CHICAGO – Tracy McGrady returned to the Houston lineup and had 20 points and eight assists to lead Rockets past the Bulls.

Yao Ming had 18 points and eight rebounds but sprained his right thumb in the third quarter. X-rays were negative, and Yao retuned in the fourth quarter.

Bonzi Wells scored 20 points for the Rockets, who won for the second time in seven games and snapped a three-game losing streak.


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