NBA Wrap-Up; Bulls Go Down in Defeat
— Washington's Wizards welcomed back guard John Wall with a win. Playing in his first game of the season, the former No. 1 pick had 14 points and 4 assists in a 93-83 win over visiting Atlanta. Wall's playing time will be limited as he returns from a knee injury, but he appeared to have his old speed and explosiveness back while playing seven minutes in the first half and 15 in the second half.
— George Hill had 19 points as the Pacers beat the Bobcats 96-88. Indiana also got 18 points from D.J. Augustin while Lance Stephenson had 17 and David West 14. For the visiting Bobcats the leading scorer was Ben Gordon with 21. Indiana is riding a four-game winning streak.
— Jrue Holiday scored 30 points, Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 12 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 107-100 win over the Houston Rockets. James Harden led the Rockets with 29 points and Chandler Parsons had 23. Jeremy Lin missed 11 of 13 shots for seven points.
—Playing in Auburn Hills, Mich., Utah rallied to beat the Pistons 90-87. Al Jefferson scored 10 of his 20 points in the third quarter in the win. Detroit's Brandon Knight missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds that would have tied the game after the Pistons trailed by 13 points with 3:26 left.
— Luis Scola scored 22 points to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Chicago Bulls 97-81 and snap a five-game losing streak. Michael Beasley added 20 points for Phoenix, which had lost 12 straight on the road and got their first win away from home since beating Cleveland on Nov. 27.
— Shawn Marion scored a season-high 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 17 and the Dallas Mavericks won consecutive games for the first time in a month with a 104-83 victory over Memphis. The Grizzlies were ragged a night after a big overtime win against Southwest Division-leading San Antonio
.— Mario Chalmers led the Heat with 34 points as Miami rolled over Sacramento 128-99. LeBron James added 20 while Isaiah Thomas had 34 for the Kings.
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