Monday's HIGHLIGHTS

Heat 99, Wizards 90: Dwyane Wade scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James led all scorers with 23, and Miami beat Washington to clinch a playoff spot. Chris Bosh scored 22 for the Heat, who snapped a three-game slide and moved within one game of Indiana in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Both teams shot only nine free throws. James didn't shoot one for the second straight game, just the second time that's happened in his career, the first coming early in his rookie season. "Very surprised," James said.

Clippers 112, Suns 105: Blake Griffin scored 37 points on 14-of-16 shooting and Darren Collison scored 20 as Los Angeles beat Phoenix. Chris Paul had 17 points and 11 assists for the Clippers. Goran Dragic led seven Suns in double figures with 23 points.

Knicks 123, 76ers 110: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as New York sent Philadelphia to its 17th straight loss. Amare Stoudemire added 23 points and Carmelo Anthony 20 as the Knicks won their fourth game in a row. Michael Carter-Williams had 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the 76ers.

Nets 101, Raptors 97: Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston each scored 18 points, and Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining to lead Brooklyn past Atlantic Division-leading Toronto. It was Brooklyn's eighth straight win at home.


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Hawks 112, Jazz 110: Kyle Korver scored 26 points and Paul Millsap added 23 to help Atlanta defeat Utah and snap a six-game losing streak. The Hawks used a late 16-4 run to end a 10-game road losing streak. Trey Burke scored 23 points for the Jazz.

Bobcats 105, Nuggets 98: Al Jefferson scored 26 points and Kemba Walker added 24 as Charlotte defeated Denver for its seventh straight win at home.

Bucks 105, Magic 98: Brandon Knight scored 24 points, and Milwaukee rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat Orlando.

Cavaliers: Anthony Bennett will miss at least three weeks with a strained left knee, the latest setback for the No. 1 overall draft pick.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS