MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kobe Bryant had 44 points and passed Jerry West for the top spot on the Los Angeles Lakers' career scoring list, but it wasn't enough as the Memphis Grizzlies got 22 points and 17 rebounds from Zach Randolph in a 95-93 victory on Monday night.
Rudy Gay led Memphis with 25 points, including a key 3-pointer with 29.5 seconds left.
Ron Artest's 3-point attempt from the right side bounced high off the rim as the horn sounded, ending the Lakers' four-game winning streak.
Bryant passed West's mark on a breakaway dunk in the third quarter. Bryant made 16 of 28 shots, including 4 of 7 outside the arc. Artest added 18 points, and Pau Gasol had 10 points.
Lester Hudson had 13 points for Memphis, and Marc Gasol finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
|Jazz 104, Mavericks 92|
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deron Williams had 18 points and 15 assists to help Utah extend its longest winning streak of the season to six.
The Jazz held the Mavericks scoreless for more than three minutes during an 11-2 run that put Utah in control in the fourth quarter.
Paul Millsap had 25 points for the Jazz, who had seven offensive rebounds in the final quarter while outscoring the Mavs 27-16 to clinch the three-game season series. Andrei Kirilenko added 13 points.
Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 28 points, but had just two in the fourth. The Mavericks have lost three straight for the first time this season and their lead over Utah for third place in the Western Conference is down to a half-game.
Jason Terry had 19 points and eight assists and Jason Kidd added 11 points and nine assists for Dallas.
|Nuggets 112, Kings 109, OT|
DENVER (AP) — Arron Afflalo hit a baseline jumper with 18.4 seconds left in overtime, and Denver, down by 17 points in the third quarter, rallied to get the win.
Kenyon Martin had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Chauncey Billups had 23 points for the Nuggets, who improved to 3-0 in overtime this season and averted being swept in their three-game season series with the Kings.
The Nuggets, playing a fifth straight game without All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony (ankle), also got 15 points from Ty Lawson and 14 points from Nene. Afflalo had six of his 12 points in the extra period.
Spencer Hawes had 23 points and Kevin Martin had 22 for Sacramento, which lost for the third time in four OT games. The Kings lost their 10th road game in a row.
|Suns 109, Hornets 100|
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amare Stoudemire scored 25 points and Grant Hill hit two late key baskets to help Phoenix get the win.
The Hornets played their second straight game without All-Star Chris Paul, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury that coach Jeff Bower said could require surgery. Paul was injured on Wednesday against Golden State. He got hurt again when he collided with a camera while chasing an errant pass on Friday against Chicago.
Channing Frye added 20 points for Phoenix. Robin Lopez had 18 points and Steve Nash finished with 18 points and 12 assists.
Marcus Thornton led New Orleans with 25 points. Darren Collison, Paul's replacement at point guard, had 16 points and 14 assists.
|Bucks 97, Heat 81|
MIAMI (AP) — Andrew Bogut had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Carlos Delfino finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Milwaukee beat Miami for the second time in three nights.
The Bucks pulled within two games of the slumping Heat for the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot.
Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 23 points, including single-handedly scoring the first 11 of the game. From there, the Heat went shockingly cold, setting season worsts by shooting 17.6 percent in the first quarter and 27.5 percent in the half.
Michael Beasley scored 16 and Udonis Haslem finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Miami, which has lost four of its past five.
|Celtics 99, Wizards 88|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett's 19 points led six Celtics in double figures, and Boston limited Washington to 2-for-18 shooting in the fourth quarter.
Boston ended a three-game skid and prevented Washington from compiling its first three-game winning streak since April 2008.
The Wizards led by eight points late in the third quarter, but the Celtics used a 16-4 run capped by Rasheed Wallace's 16-foot fadeaway jumper to go up 86-82 midway through the fourth.
Boston outscored Washington 25-10 in the final quarter, even though Paul Pierce sat out the period after hurting his left foot.
Rajon Rondo had 17 points and 12 assists for Boston. Caron Butler led Washington with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Pierce said he thinks he has a mild sprain and will have it X-rayed.
|Trail Blazers 98, Bobcats 79|
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 points and Nicolas Batum and Jerryd Bayless had 15 points each and Portland beat Charlotte.
Portland, which had lost its previous two home games, got off to a 10-2 start and never looked back in ending Charlotte's three-game winning streak.
Portland had six players score in double figures. Rudy Fernandez scored 11 points, while Martell Webster and Dante Cunningham had 10. Andre Miller, who had 52 points on Saturday, had eight points and 10 assists for the Blazers.
Charlotte, playing its fifth road game in seven days, was led by Steven Jackson's 23 points. Gerald Wallace had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats.