Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Channing Frye made 5-of-7 from behind the arc en route to 20 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 98-91 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday. P.J. Tucker made all six of his shots for 17 points for Phoenix, which gained the lead late in the first quarter and never relinquished it despite a late push by the home team. The Bobcats trailed by as many as 21 points early in the fourth quarter but a late 12-1 surge made it 96-91 before time ran out on the comeback effort. Goran Dragic and Gerald Green scored 14 points apiece and Markieff Morris tallied 11 points and nine rebounds off the bench as the Suns climbed back to .500 after dropping four in a row. Gerald Henderson's 17 points paced Charlotte in the losing effort. Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions netted 16 and 15 points, respectively.
Final Score: Philadelphia 115, Milwaukee 107 (OT)
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Spencer Hawes took an inbounds pass in the left corner, pirouetted to his left and let go of a desperation one-footed fallaway with 1.7 seconds left in regulation. Hawes' third 3-pointer in the final 1:21 of regulation sent the game into overtime before the 76ers topped the Milwaukee Bucks, 115-107. Hawes had 11 of his 25 points during the Sixers' fourth-quarter surge, Evan Turner netted 23 of his 27 points after halftime, and Michael Carter-Williams filled the stat sheet with 12 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals for the Sixers, who snapped a four- game losing streak. Ersan Ilyasova logged 19 points, six rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee, which has dropped seven straight tilts.
Final Score: Toronto 96, Washington 88
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Rudy Gay provided the difference in crunch time as the Toronto Raptors fended off John Wall and the Washington Wizards, 96-88, to win back-to-back games in November for the first time since 2010. Gay scored nine of his 17 points in the final 2:33, DeMar DeRozan netted 17 points as well and Jonas Valanciunas provided a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds in the win. The Raptors somehow lead the Atlantic Division while still being under .500 at 6-7. They will try to even their record next Tuesday when they host the Nets in the second of a four-game homestand. Washington had its two-game winning streak snapped despite a tremendous showing from Wall, who was an efficient 15-of-20 from the floor for 37 points. Bradley Beal checked in with 17 points, while Nene had 10 points and 10 boards in the setback.
Final Score: Indiana 97, Boston 82
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George scored a game-high 27 points and Lance Stephenson recorded a triple-double to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 97-82 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday. Stephenson, who also notched a triple-double on Nov. 11, poured in 10 points to go with 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He is the only player in the NBA this season with multiple triple- doubles. David West and Luis Scola added 17 points apiece for the Pacers, who improved to an Eastern Conference-best 11-1. Jordan Crawford scored 24 points and Jeff Green added 20 for the Celtics, who have dropped six straight.
Final Score: Atlanta 96, Detroit 89
Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Teague led all five Atlanta starters in double figures with 18 points, while Al Horford netted 17 with 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Detroit Pistons, 96-89, on Friday night. Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each chipped in 14 points and DeMarre Carroll tallied 12 points in the win. Teague scored 14 points in the third quarter and made a clutch block on Detroit's Brandon Jennings with the Hawks holding a 92-89 lead with 1:41 left in the fourth quarter, as Atlanta swept its home-and-home with Detroit. Kyle Singler scored 22 points starting in place of Josh Smith, Andre Drummond recorded his seventh straight double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds, and Greg Monroe added 11 points and 11 boards in the setback.
Final Score: San Antonio 102, Memphis 86
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Tony Parker had 20 points and five assists as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 102-86, on Friday night. Tiago Splitter added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Spurs, who have won nine straight games. Manu Ginobili netted 15 points to go with seven assists and five rebounds in the triumph. Mike Conley tallied 28 points and four steals, while Zach Randolph registered 16 points and 10 boards for Memphis, which had its four-game winning streak snapped. Marc Gasol left the tilt early in the second quarter with an apparent left knee injury in a non- contact situation.
Final Score: Minnesota 111, Brooklyn 81
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love tallied 17 points and 16 rebounds in just 28 minutes as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 111-81 win over the struggling Brooklyn Nets at Target Center. Kevin Martin scored 17 points for Minnesota, which snapped a two-game losing skid. Corey Brewer and Nikola Pekovic dropped in 15 points apiece, while Ricky Rubio went for 12 points and eight assists. Andray Blatche paced the shorthanded Nets with 16 points off the bench. Joe Johnson netted 15 points as the lone starter in double figures for Brooklyn, which has lost four in a row and seven of eight. Deron Williams and Brook Lopez both missed the contest for Brooklyn with ankle injuries.
Final Score: New Orleans 104, Cleveland 100
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Gordon drained a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied for a 104-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. Gordon and Tyreke Evans both provided 19 points for the Pelicans, who trailed by a dozen with under five minutes remaining before pulling out their third straight win. Evans pulled down 10 rebounds as well, while Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis also posted double- doubles in the comeback. Holiday chipped in with 15 points and 11 assists and Davis totaled 17 points and 13 rebounds. Kyrie Irving paced Cleveland with 22 points, Jarrett Jack netted 19 and Dion Waiters had 14 in the club's fifth loss in six games.
Final Score: Dallas 103, Utah 93
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Monta Ellis scored a game-high 26 points and the Dallas Mavericks used a huge first half to beat the Utah Jazz, 103-93, at American Airlines Center. Dirk Nowitzki and Samuel Dalembert each netted 18 points in the win. Dalembert was 8-for-8 from the field and grabbed 12 rebounds. Dallas led 58-34 at halftime and led by as many as 28 in the first half before the Jazz chipped away at the lead in the second half, cutting the deficit to 90-85 with 4:42 left in the game after a Derrick Favors dunk. Jose Calderon answered 19 seconds later with a 3-pointer as Dallas held on. Marvin Williams scored a team-high 19 points off the bench for Utah, and Jeremy Evans scored 14 points off the pine on 7-of-7 shooting.
Final Score: Portland 98, Chicago 95
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Friday's loss in Portland may prove twice as costly for the Bulls. Chicago squandered a 21-point lead and watched former MVP Derrick Rose exit with another knee injury as the Trail Blazers pulled out a 98-95 comeback victory at Moda Center. Rose changed direction to get back on defense late in the third quarter and immediately grimaced before limping to the sideline favoring his right knee. It was in his left knee that Rose tore his ACL, costing him the entire 2012-13 season, but he was still in obvious pain as team trainers helped him back to the locker room for further examination. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was concerned about Rose's health after the game and said he would undergo an MRI on Saturday. Rose had tied a season high with 20 points before exiting, and his teammates couldn't prevent the Blazers from rallying for their ninth straight win. Wesley Matthews netted 28 points and hit the go-ahead jumper down the stretch, Damian Lillard added 20 points and Robin Lopez finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Luol Deng donated 15 points and 14 boards for the Bulls, who dropped their second straight after shooting just 31 percent from the field in the second half.
Final Score: LA Lakers 102, Golden State 95
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pau Gasol scored a game-high 24 points with 10 rebounds, Nick Young netted 21 points off the bench and the Los Angeles Lakers maintained their home dominance over the Golden State Warriors with a 102-95 win on Friday night. Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake each scored 14 points and the backcourt mates had a combined 13 assists for Los Angeles, which won its 11th straight home game against Golden State. Golden State played without point guard Stephen Curry, who missed his second straight game with a concussion he suffered against Utah on Monday. David Lee tallied 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson chipped in with 20 and 19 points, respectively, in the loss.