Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Utah beats Sixers to end slide
Randy Foye scored 17 points, Gordon Hayward added 15 on 3-of-3 shooting beyond the arc and the Utah Jazz beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-91 Monday night to halt a four-game losing streak.
Utah entered Monday tied with Dallas for ninth place in the Western Conference, two games behind the Los Angeles Lakers, who had a late game against the Golden State Warriors.
Seven players scored in double figures for the Jazz (35-36), who had dropped 12 of their previous 15 to fall behind the Lakers. Utah plays seven of its final 11 games at home, where the Jazz are 25-9.
Dorell Wright scored 19 for the Sixers (27-43), who closed out a four-game Western road trip.
Derrick Favors added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Utah.
Heat 108, Magic 94: LeBron James finished with 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Heat won their 27th straight game by running away in the final minutes at Orlando.
Mario Chalmers scored 17, and Chris Bosh and Ray Allen each added 12 for Miami, which broke open a tie game with a 13-0 run spanning the end of the third and start of the fourth quarters. Miami eventually pushed the lead to 20 before Heat coach Erik Spoelstra emptied the bench in what became his 250th win with the team.
The Heat now are within six games of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in NBA history.
Jameer Nelson had 27 points and 12 assists for the Magic, who got 20 points from Tobias Harris.
It's now the second-longest winning streak in American major sports, behind only the Lakers' run. Baseball's New York Giants won 26 straight games in 1916, the New England Patriots took 21 consecutive NFL games in 2003 and 2004, and the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins won 17 consecutive times in 1993.
Wizards 107, Grizzlies 94: John Wall scored a career-high 47 points and added eight assists, and Emeka Okafor had 21 points and nine rebounds for Washington.
Pacers 100, Hawks 94: Gerald Green scored 19 points and Roy Hibbert finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, leading Indiana.
Hornets 110, Nuggets 86: Ryan Anderson scored 23 points, Brian Roberts doubled his career high with 18 assists and New Orleans halted the Nuggets' 15-game win streak.
Garnett sidelined: Boston's Kevin Garnett is expected to miss at least a week with inflammation in his left ankle as the Celtics practice patience with their 36-year-old star. Coach Doc Rivers said on Monday he doesn't think Garnett will be out for the long term.