The Rockets dominated early with an impressive 3-point shooting display and finished with more attempts than any NBA team this season. The Wizards countered by going big and going inside, and it paid off when the former league laughingstock took down another winning team.

Bradley Beal scored 21 points, and Emeka Okafor had 17 points and 11 rebounds and made the go-ahead free throw with 5.2 seconds left to help host Washington defeat Houston 105-103 on Saturday night.

Trevor Ariza added 18 points and John Wall had 12 points and 11 assists for the Wizards, who came back from a 17-point deficit for their second straight win. Washington, winner of 10 of its last 12 home games, scored 54 points in the paint to offset the 57 points Houston scored on 19 3-pointers.

James Harden scored 27 points and Chandler Parsons had 24 with five 3-pointers for the Rockets. Houston attempted 46 3-pointers, the most in the NBA this season and three shy of the league record. The Rockets made 13 from beyond the arc in the first half, one off the NBA record they tied against the Warriors on Feb. 5.

"We just wanted to make it tough, make them make contested shots," Wall said. "In the first half, they weren't missing."

Heat 114, 76ers 90: LeBron James had 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 35th career triple-double, and Miami cruised to its 10th straight win, in Philadelphia.


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The three-time NBA MVP knew he was one board away from a special night so he went after it hard early in the fourth quarter. After Chris Anderson blocked Evan Turner's shot, James hauled it in, drove up court and banked a shot in for good measure.

"I was going to stay out there until I got it," James said. "I wasn't going to let this one slip away. I've had too many games where I was one assist, one rebound away. I wasn't coming out."

Dwyane Wade had 33 points to help the defending NBA champions improve to 39-14.

Clippers 107, Jazz 94: Caron Butler scored 21 points and host Los Angeles rode a big third quarter to a victory over Utah, completing its first season sweep of the Jazz since 1978-79.

Hawks 103, Bucks 102: Al Horford's hook shot with 5.9 seconds remaining lifted Atlanta to a victory in Milwaukee. Horford's shot came after a driving layup by Monta Ellis had given the Bucks a 102-101 lead with 10.8 seconds left.

Nuggets 113, Bobcats 99: JaVale McGee had 17 points, including seven dunks, and Denver snapped a four-game road losing streak with a victory over Charlotte. The Nuggets hadn't won on the road since Jan. 23 but scored 66 points in the paint behind 14 dunks to snap the skid.

Knicks: New York signed forward Kenyon Martin, 35, to a 10-day contract. A 12-year veteran, Martin hasn't played in the NBA this season.

The New York Times contributed to this report.