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Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamal Crawford went 5-for-8 from beyond the arc as he scored 36 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 125-117, on Sunday. Matt Barnes deposited 24 points and Blake Griffin had 20 points with seven rebounds and six assists for the Clippers, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Chris Paul contributed an 18-point, 12-assist double-double, while DeAndre Jordan finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Kevin Durant's 42-point, 10-assist effort was all for naught as the Thunder dropped two straight at Chesapeake Energy Arena for the second time this season and just the third time since the beginning of the 2011-12 season. Serge Ibaka tallied 20 points and Derek Fisher went 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with 15 points in the setback.

Final Score: Miami 93, Chicago 79

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Playing without LeBron James, the Miami Heat had no problem dispatching the Chicago Bulls on Sunday thanks to the rest of the Big 3. Chris Bosh scored 28 points with 10 rebounds and Dwyane Wade added a 23-point, 10-rebound double-double to help the Heat to a 93-79 win. James missed the contest because of a broken nose that he suffered in Thursday's lopsided win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Heat expect him to be back in the lineup when they face the Knicks at home this coming Thursday. Mario Chalmers deposited 12 points with nine assists and Ray Allen contributed 10 points off the bench in Miami's fifth straight win. Joakim Noah finished with 20 points and a game-high 15 rebounds and Taj Gibson netted 20 points with 10 boards for Chicago, which had its season-high tying five-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: Washington 96, Cleveland 83

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - John Wall scored 21 points and handed out nine assists to help the Washington Wizards take a 96-83 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bradley Beal added 17 points, while Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat both finished with double-doubles for the Wizards, winners in three straight. Ariza scored 15 points and pulled down 10 boards, while Gortat added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Luol Deng scored 17 points and Spencer Hawes added 16 points and 12 rebounds off the bench for the Cavaliers, losers in two straight.

Final Score: Toronto 105, Orlando 90

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Lowry's perfect shooting display in the third quarter vaulted the Toronto Raptors past the Orlando Magic 105-90 on Sunday. Lowry didn't miss a shot in the game-altering third, scoring 17 of his 28 points in the frame as Toronto rolled to its fifth win in six games. DeMar DeRozan provided 24 points, Terrence Ross added 16 and Amir Johnson had 12 for the Raptors, whose 52.3 percent efficiency from the field offset 24 turnovers. Tobias Harris and E'Twaun Moore netted 28 and 16 points, respectively, for the Magic, who have dropped 15 in a row on the road.

Final Score: Sacramento 109, Denver 95

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points on 12-of-16 shooting in the Sacramento Kings' 109-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Rudy Gay added 32 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who have won three of four. DeMarcus Cousins tallied 27 points, nine boards, five assists and five blocks. Sacramento snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. It was the Kings' first win in the Mile High City since a 118-115 victory on April 5, 2008. Evan Fournier had a career-high 27 points to go along with five assists for the Nuggets, who have dropped two straight and seven of eight. Randy Foye donated 27 points and six rebounds.

Final Score: Brooklyn 108, LA Lakers 102

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Deron Williams finished with 30 points, seven assists and six steals and the Brooklyn Nets ended their 11-game losing streak to the Los Angeles Lakers with a 108-102 wire-to-wire victory. Paul Pierce made four of Brooklyn's 12 3-pointers and netted 25 points as the Nets bounced back from Saturday's loss to the Warriors and picked up their first win over LA since Nov. 25, 2007. Although he didn't score, Jason Collins made history 1:32 into the second quarter when he checked into the game and became the first openly gay active player in one of North America's four major team sports. Collins, who signed a 10-day contract with Brooklyn on Sunday, played 10:37, missed the only shot he took, grabbed a pair of rebounds and committed five fouls. Pau Gasol totaled team highs of 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Jodie Meeks checked in with 19 points for the Lakers, who were trying to win back-to-back home games for the first time since November.

Final Score: Houston 115, Phoenix 112

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Beverley scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help Houston rally from an 11-point deficit to down the Phoenix Suns, 115-112, on Sunday. Dwight Howard added 25 points and nine rebounds and James Harden, playing with a hyperextended right elbow, scored 23 points and handed out seven assists for the Rockets, winners in nine of their last 10. Goran Dragic poured in a career-high 35 points on 14-of-20 shooting, Gerald Green scored 23 and Markieff Morris had 21 for the Suns, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: Portland 108, Minnesota 97

Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Damian Lillard scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers used a strong second half to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves by a 108-97 margin on Sunday. Lillard went 11-of-17 from the field and 5-of-8 from beyond the arc for the Blazers, who improved to 21-7 at home this season. Nicolas Batum added 22 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Wesley Matthews tallied 17 points for Portland, which outscored Minnesota by a 56-37 margin in the second half. Kevin Love ended with 31 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Love's 10 straight games with at least 25 points and 10 rebounds is the most in a single season since Karl Malone did it 10 times in 1991-92.

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