LeBron James had 25 of his game-high 37 points in the second half and 11 in the final four minutes as the Miami Heat shook off the pesky Phoenix Suns 103-97, reports Reuters.
James added nine rebounds and five steals and centre Chris Bosh added 21points, including a big three-pointer that put the Heat up 99-92 with 40.3 seconds left.Guard Gerald Green had 26 points for the Suns.
Taj Gibson scored 24 points and centre Joakim Noah collected his fourth career triple-double, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 100-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Gibson hit 12-of-19 shots from the field, adding 12 rebounds and five assists.
Noah piled up 19 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists.
Al Jefferson scored 30 points as the Charlotte Bobcats cooled off the streaking Dallas Mavericks 114-89.
Dirk Nowitzki shrugged off a sprained left ankle that sidelined him much of the second quarter to lead the Mavericks with 16 points.
Anthony Bennett recorded his first career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 109-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Centre DeMarcus Cousins paced the Kings with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
The Memphis Grizzlies held off Washington for a 92-89 victory despite a career-high 37 points from Wizards guard Bradley Beal.
Nick Calathes and centre Marc Gasol each scored 18 points for Memphis.
Kevin Durant scored 36 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder gained a 98-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Reggie Jackson finished with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Thunder.
The Thunder erased a 10-point deficit in the third quarter and won it down the stretch as Portland guard Damian Lillard missed a shot at the buzzer.
-With New Age input