Martell Webster scores career-high 34 to lead Wizards past Phoenix
Martell Webster scored a career-high 34 points and became the Washington Wizards' first 30-point scorer this season in a 127-105 victory...
WASHINGTON — Martell Webster scored a career-high 34 points and became the Washington Wizards' first 30-point scorer this season in a 127-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
John Wall had 17 points and 11 assists as Washington won its fourth straight at home and third straight overall while setting its season high in scoring.
Webster matched a career high with seven three-pointers, his last coming on the left wing just moments into the fourth quarter to make it 105-84. Webster shrugged toward his bench after the basket, then followed with a reverse dunk to push it to 109-86.
"I would love to be here next year," said Webster, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Webster has made four or more three-pointers in the last five games, a Wizards franchise record, while shooting 55 percent (26 of 47). He took just 10 three-point attempts Saturday.
Hawes leads 76ers
with huge game
PHILADELPHIA — Spencer Hawes had 18 points and career highs with 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 98-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Hawes, a former teammate of Webster's at Seattle Prep, also had eight assists.
"I really like the nucleus we have here and what we've built here," Hawes said. "This year has been tough on everybody. I think if we can keep the right mindset going forward, and finish out strong, I think the future is bright."
• LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 12 rebounds, and Portland handed visiting Detroit its eighth straight loss, 112-101.
Rodney Stuckey, the former Kentwood High and Eastern Washington star, had a season-high 32 points for the Pistons, who have yet to win a game in March. They've lost 11 of their last 12.
• Paul Pierce had 14 points, eight assists and six rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter, and host Boston won its 11th straight at home, beating Charlotte 105-88.
Kevin Garnett sat out with a strained left thigh muscle.
• Tim Duncan had 30 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks to lead host San Antonio past Cleveland, 119-113. San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and 13 rebounds.