Emeka Okafor helps Wizards stun Bulls
Emeka Okafor had 15 points and 16 rebounds, helping the surging Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls, 86-73, Saturday night.
John Wall and Nene each scored 16 points for Washington, which has won consecutive games for the second time this season. The Wizards have won five straight at home for the first time in five years, and seven of 10 overall.
The run began before Wall returned from a left knee injury, and now the injury-riddled team is healthy again.
"We have back all the players. There is our team," Nene said. "We gonna shut up people's mouths. That's what we're going to do."
Nate Robinson scored 19 points for the Bulls.
Spurs 108, Suns 99: Tony Parker had 31 points and host San Antonio collected its eighth consecutive win. Manu Ginobili added 20 points, Tiago Splitter 13 and Boris Diaw 11 for San Antonio (36-11), which has won 16 in a row at home.
Cavaliers 99, Raptors 98: Kyrie Irving made a three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left for visiting Cleveland. Irving finished with 32 points and Marreese Speights had 17 for the Cavs. Tristan Thompson scored 14 and Wayne Ellington 12. Amir Johnson had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Toronto.
Bobcats 102, Timberwolves 101: Gerald Henderson hit a three-pointer from 25 feet with 4.6 seconds left to lift Charlotte and snap a 16-game home losing streak. The Bobcats streak was stopped two short of the NBA record held by the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks. Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 25 points as the Bobcats won at home for the first time since Nov. 21.