Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 15 rebounds and Ricky Rubio added 17 points and seven assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 on Friday night in Minneapolis.

The Thunder's Kevin Durant had 36 points and seven rebounds but was just 4 for 9 in the final 22 minutes.

Russell Westbrook added 18 points and nine assists for the Thunder, which fell 21/2 games behind San Antonio for the Western Conference's top playoff seed.

Heat 108, Hornets 89: LeBron James scored 36 points, hitting six consecutive 3-pointers in less than six minutes during the first half, and Miami rebounded from its first loss in nearly two months with a win in New Orleans.

The Heat, whose 27-game winning streak ended in Chicago on Wednesday, clinched the top seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs.

James finished with a season-high seven 3s, one shy of his career high.

  • Heat president Pat Riley lashed back at Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge for chiding James for complaining about officiating. Riley's response: "Danny Ainge needs to shut the (expletive) up and manage his own team."

    James told reporters after the loss in Chicago that some of the hard fouls he takes are not "basketball plays." A day later, Ainge told Boston radio station WEEI that "it's almost embarrassing that LeBron would complain about officiating."

    Riley called Ainge "the biggest whiner going when he was a player."

    Grizzlies 103, Rockets 94: Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol scored 21 points apiece and host Memphis snapped a two-game losing streak with a victory over Houston. The Rockets dropped 11/2 games behind the Warriors in the race for the sixth Western Conference playoff seed.

    Houston star James Harden, who came into the game fifth in the league in scoring with a 26.2 average, was held to seven points on 3-of-9 shooting.

    Spurs 104, Clippers 102: Tim Duncan had a season-high 34 points, including a game-winning three-point play with 2.2 seconds left, and host San Antonio outlasted Los Angeles.

    Jazz 105, Trail Blazers 95: Mo Williams scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half, and Utah rode a 19-3 run in the final minutes to beat host Portland. The Jazz pulled even with the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

    The Trail Blazers, playing without forward LaMarcus Aldridge (sprained right ankle), got 24 points from rookie Damian Lillard.