WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards can’t beat many teams, but they beat the best: LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
Perhaps inspired by the courtside presence of Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Wizards doubled their victory total this season with a 105-101 win over the Heat on Tuesday night, despite James’ triple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.
Jordan Crawford led Washington with 22 points, including three free throws in the final 11 seconds, while James missed a potentially tying 3-pointer with 3.9 to go.
THUNDER 117, NETS 111
In New York, Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 25 points and nine assists, and Oklahoma City earned its sixth consecutive victory.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points and Thabo Sefolosha 14 for the Thunder, who revved up the NBA’s No. 1 offense to surpass 100 points in a 10th consecutive game for the first time in 15 years.
TIMBERWOLVES 105, 76ERS 88
In Philadelphia, Josh Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Minnesota past Philadelphia.
Alexey Shved hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 for the Timberwolves, who raced to a 23-point lead in the first half.
GRIZZLIES 108, SUNS 98 (OT)
In Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph had 38 points and 22 rebounds, setting season highs in both categories, to carry Memphis down the stretch and in overtime past Phoenix.
ROCKETS 107, LAKERS 105
In Houston, Toney Douglas had a season-high 22 points and Greg Smith added a career-best 21 to help Houston beat Los Angeles.
The Lakers had a 13-point lead with less than 10 minutes to go, but Houston used two big runs, including a 9-2 spurt, to take a 100-99 lead with about 21/2 minutes left.
PACERS 80, BULLS 76
In Chicago, Paul George scored 34 points, and Roy Hibbert added 10 points and 11 rebounds to help Indiana close its road trip at 3-1.
Nate Robinson scored 19 for Chicago while Carlos Boozer had 14 points and 10 rebounds.