National Basketball Association Game Capsules

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Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Martell Webster's career-high 34 points led five Washington starters in double-figures, as the Wizards thumped the Phoenix Suns, 127-105, for their third straight win. Webster was 10-for-18 from the field -- including 7-of-10 from beyond the arc -- for Washington, which shot an impressive 66.7 percent (14-of-21) from long distance as a team to snap a 10-game losing streak to Phoenix. Emeka Okafor and John Wall both had double-doubles, with each scoring 17 points. Okafor tallied 10 rebounds and Wall registered 11 assists in the win. Michael Beasley scored a team-best 21 points off the bench for the Suns, losers of four in a row. Jared Dudley added 16 points with Jermaine O'Neal and Goran Dragic each contributing 12. Dragic also had 11 assists.

Final Score: Boston 105, Charlotte 88

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jason Terry led six Boston players in double- figures with 15 points on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting from behind the arc as the Celtics used a balanced attack to down Charlotte, 105-88, on Saturday. Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley had 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Celtics, who have won two straight and seven of their last nine. Brandon Bass and Jeff Green scored 10 points apiece on an identical 5-of-9 shooting. Jannero Pargo had 18 points and made four 3-pointers for the Bobcats, who have dropped two straight following a victory over Boston at home just four days ago. Gerald Henderson added 16 points and Kemba Walker had 14 in defeat.

Final Score: Philadelphia 98, Indiana 91

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Six Philadelphia players scored double- digits, as the 76ers defeated the Indiana Pacers, 98-91, on Saturday. Jrue Holiday had 27 points and 12 assists for the Sixers, who came into the game off a 98-94 loss against Miami on Wednesday. Spencer Hawes registered 18 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists. Thaddeus Young and Dorell Wright scored 13 points apiece and Damien Wilkins added 12. Evan Turner tallied 11 points. Roy Hibbert had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who have lost three of their last four games. Paul George nearly recorded a triple-double with 18 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. David West also scored 18 points in the setback.

Final Score: San Antonio 119, Cleveland 113

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tim Duncan registered 30 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks as the San Antonio Spurs held off a feisty Cleveland Cavaliers squad, 119-113, on Saturday at AT&T Center. Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili each added double-doubles as well, with Leonard posting 24 points and 13 rebounds and Ginobili tallying 14 points with 10 assists for the Spurs, who improved to 2-0 on their four-game homestand. Despite missing their top scorer, Kyrie Irving, the Cavs went toe-to-toe with the Western Conference's top squad for four quarters, but wilted in the final minutes. Wayne Ellington scored a team-leading 21 points and Marreese Speights added 19 and seven rebounds, but Cleveland lost its seventh in a row to San Antonio. Alonzo Gee and Dion Waiters each scored 15 in the setback.

Final Score: Portland 112, Detroit 101

Portland, OR (Sports Network) - LaMarcus Aldridge posted 13 of his 31 points in the final quarter and had 12 rebounds to pace the Portland Trail Blazers to a 112-101 win over the Detroit Pistons. J.J. Hickson added 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won back-to-back contests. Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum each scored 17 and Damian Lillard ended with 14 points and seven assists. Rodney Stuckey had 32 points for the Pistons, but suffered a cut above his right eye after bumping heads with Lillard. Will Bynum chipped in 23 points, but the Pistons suffered their eighth straight loss.

Final Score: Utah 90, Memphis 84

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Gordon Hayward had 17 points and his 3-pointer late in the contest sealed a much needed 90-84 victory for the Utah Jazz over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Hayward also pulled down eight boards and Al Jefferson poured in 14 points for Utah, which had come in as losers in eight of its last 10 games. Paul Millsap and Mo Williams each scored 13 in the victory. Memphis has now dropped two in a row on the heels of a six-game winning streak. Jerryd Bayless had a game-high 24 points and Zach Randolph chipped in with 19 points and nine rebounds in defeat.

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