Portland beats Heat, ends LeBron James' scoring streak | NBA
Wesley Matthews hit a three-pointer to put Portland in front with 26. 9 seconds left and the Trail Blazers hung on to beat the Miami Heat...
PORTLAND — Wesley Matthews hit a three-pointer to put Portland in front with 26.9 seconds left and the Trail Blazers hung on to beat the Miami Heat 92-90 for their fourth straight win and ninth straight at the Rose Garden.
The Blazers held LeBron James to 15 points, snapping his 54-game streak with at least 20 points that dated to last season.
Miami led by as many as 13 points, including a 52-39 advantage at the half, but Nicolas Batum hit a layup and a free throw with 4:03 left that pulled Portland into an 82-all tie.
Matthews made a three-pointer to tie it at 88 with just under a minute to go. Chris Bosh dunked for Miami, and Matthews hit another three to finally give the Blazers a 91-90 lead.
Heat guard Ray Allen missed an open look from the top of the key, and LaMarcus Aldridge made one of two free throws with 10.4 seconds left for the final margin.
The Blazers were led by Batum's 28 points.
Bosh led the Heat with 29 points, while Dwyane Wade added 18.
Kings fall to Mavs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — O.J. Mayo had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Vince Carter scored 23 points off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 17 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings 117-112 in overtime.
Shawn Marion added 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the Mavericks snap a four-game losing streak. Dallas, which had lost 10 of 11, finished its short road trip 1-2.
With the franchise's possible sale and relocation to Seattle on the minds of Kings fans, DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and nine rebounds before getting ejected in overtime for elbowing Carter in the face. Tyreke Evans scored 20 points and former Huskies star Isaiah Thomas had 18 points for the Kings, who lost their third straight game.
• Paul George scored seven points in a 13-0 fourth-quarter run and finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the host Indiana Pacers to an 81-76 victory over the New York Knicks, who were without the suspended Carmelo Anthony.