Printed on: December 13, 2012
Jazz rally late to sink vaunted Spurs
SALT LAKE CITY -- Mo Williams hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to help Utah win 99-96 and snap San Antonio's winning streak at five.
Paul Millsap led Utah with 24 points and 12 rebounds, Al Jefferson scored 21 points and Gordon Hayward added 19.
The Jazz trailed by eight with a little more than four minutes remaining. Williams' winning shot was his only 3 of the night and he finished with eight points on 3-for-9 shooting from the field.
Tim Duncan and Tony Parker each scored 22 points to lead the Spurs, who swept the Jazz out of the playoffs in the first round and had won 11 of the past 12 meetings.
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WARRIORS 97, HEAT 95: At Miami, raymond Green made a layup with 0.9 seconds left to give the streaking Golden State Warriors a win over the Miami Heat.
Klay Thompson tied a season high with 27 points to lead the Warriors, who have won five straight.
LeBron James led Miami with 31 points, reaching the 20-point mark for the 25th consecutive game -- the longest current streak in the NBA.
Chris Bosh had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Miami, but Dwyane Wade was limited to 14 points on 5-for-11 shooting and had five turnovers.
CELTICS 117, MAVERICKS 115, 2OT: At Boston, Paul Pierce scored 34 points, including a 3-pointer at the start of the second overtime to give Boston the lead for good, and the Celtics held on to beat Dallas.
Rajon Rondo had 16 points, 15 assists and nine rebounds, and Kevin Garnett added 16 points to help Boston win its second straight.
CLIPPERS 100, BOBCATS 94: At Charlotte, N.C., Chris Paul had 19 points and 10 assists to help the Clippers extend their longest win streak in two decades to eighth with a victory over Charlotte.
Blake Griffin and Matt Barnes also scored 19 points for the Clippers, who maintained sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division.
NETS 94, RAPTORS 88: At Toronto, Joe Johnson scored 23 points, and Andray Blatche had 14 points and nine rebounds to help Brooklyn end a five-game losing streak with a win over Toronto.
C.J. Watson scored 16 points and Deron Williams added 12 as the Nets won for the first time since Nov. 30 at Orlando.
BULLS 96, 76ERS 89: At Philadephia, Joakim Noah scored 21 points, and Luol Deng added 19 points and 12 rebounds to help Chicago win its fourth in a row on the road with a victory over Philadelphia.
Jrue Holiday scored 26 points, Evan Turner added 16 and Thaddeus Young 13 for Philadelphia. Reserve Spencer Hawes chipped in with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Nick Young also scored 10.
PACERS 96, CAVALIERS 81: At Indianapolis, Paul George scored 27 points to help Indiana overcame a 16-point deficit in a win over Cleveland.
David West added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Pacers, who snapped a two-game skid. C.J. Miles had 28 points for the Cavs.
HAWKS 86, MAGIC 80: At Orlando, Fla., Josh Smith and Jeff Teague scored 16 points apiece, Al Horford added 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks held off a late charge to beat Orlando.
Atlanta extended its regular-season win streak against Orlando to eight with its second win over the Magic this season.
THUNDER 92, HORNETS 88: At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 35 points and Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to nine games with a victory over New Orleans.
Brian Roberts scored 16 points to lead the Hornets.
BUCKS 98, KINGS 85: At Milwaukee, Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, and Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists to lead Milwaukee past Sacramento.
Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored a season-high 17.
TIMBERWOLVES 108, NUGGETS 105: At Minneapolis, Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Minnesota used a big advantage at the free throw line to overcome Kevin Love's shooting struggles and beat Denver.
ROCKETS 99, WIZARDS 93: At Houston, James Harden scored 31 points and Houston got its first victory under coach Kevin McHale Rockets in over a month with a win over Washington.
SUNS 82, GRIZZLIES 80: At Phoenix, Goran Dragic made a short hook shot from the left baseline with 0.5 seconds remaining to help Phoenix snap a seven-game losing streak with a win over Memphis.
Dragic had 12 points, and Shannon Brown and Jared Dudley scored 15 each for the Suns, who won for the first time since Nov. 27 at Cleveland.
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No. 7 Ohio St. 85, Savannah St. 45: At Columbus, Ohio, Deshaun Thomas scored all but one of his 22 points in the first half and Ohio State showed its firepower inside and out in beating Savannah State.