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Wizards beat shorthanded Clippers

C. ANTHONY
C. ANTHONY

Martell Webster scored 21 points, and the Wizards broke a four-game losing streak Monday night in Washington with a 98-90 win over a Los Angeles Clippers team missing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.

With Griffin nursing a strained left hamstring and Paul still dealing with a bruised right kneecap, the Wizards pulled away with a 7-0 run late in the fourth quarter, spurred by a pair of big offensive rebounds by Nene.

Nene grabbed a crazy, deflected bounce off of his own missed free throw to set up a 3-pointer by Trevor Ariza, then corralled another offensive board on the next possession and fed Garrett Temple for a jump shot that gave the Wizards an 87-79 lead.

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Nene and Temple scored 15 points apiece

Jamal Crawford scored 28 points, and DeAndre Jordan had a career-high 22 rebounds for the Clippers.

Knicks 99, Pistons 85 — Tyson Chandler tied a franchise record with his third straight 20-rebound game, Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points, and host the New York beat Detroit for its fifth consecutive win.

  Two nights after being held to 9 points, snapping his franchise single-season record of 31 games in a row with 20 or more, Anthony matched that total in the first quarter and shot 10 of 17 from the field.

Pacers 111, Bulls 101 — David West scored 29 points and Paul George had 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists, leading host Indiana past Chicago and into a share of the Central Division lead with the Bulls. Marco Belinelli had a season-high 24 points to lead the Bulls, who lost for only the third time in nine games.

Heat 99, Bobcats 94 — LeBron James scored 31 points and Chris Bosh added 23 to lead host Miami to its 10th straight victory over Charlotte.

Thunder 112, Mavericks 91 — Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and host Oklahoma City routed Dallas.

76ers 78, Magic 61 — Spencer Hawes had 21 points and 14 rebounds and Jrue Holiday had 13 points and 14 assists to lead host Philadelphia over Orlando.

Jazz 98, Kings 91 — Randy Foye had 20 points, including 6 in overtime, and host Utah got past Sacramento.

Trail Blazers 100, Timberwolves 98— LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 rebounds to help visiting Portland avoid a late collapse and hang on to beat Minnesota.

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