MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) – Memphis withstood 18 3-pointers by Dallas to beat the Mavericks 114-105 on Tuesday, with Marc Gasol’s 30 points helping the Grizzlies to a victory that moved them back to the top of the NBA’s Southwest Division.
The Grizzlies moved above idle Houston, while elsewhere, LeBron James led Cleveland to an eighth-straight win, his former team Miami ended a four-game skid by beating Phoenix and Utah ended a longer run of defeats.
Memphis’ Gasol, who was limited to only two points on Sunday against Miami, was 9 of 14 from the field and 12 of 13 from the line, while Mike Conley added 22 points.
Chandler Parsons led the Mavericks with 30 points, going 10 of 18 from the field and 6 of 10 from 3-point range.
Cleveland came from behind to beat Toronto 105-101, with LeBron James scoring 35 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 48 seconds remaining.
James’ jumper from the top of the key gave Cleveland a 102-99 lead and tied him with Mark Price for the franchise record for 3-pointers at 802. Dion Waiters scored 18 points for Cleveland, which trailed by 10 points early in the fourth quarter.
Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross each scored 18 for Toronto, which shot 14 of 21 in the first quarter but was overrun.
Miami’s Chris Bosh scored 10 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, including seven straight at one point, to guide the Heat to a 103-97 win over Phoenix.
Luol Deng scored 23 points for the Heat, which has won nine straight against the Suns, and eight straight in Phoenix.
Marcus Morris scored a career-high 25 points for Phoenix on 10-of-13 shooting.
Utah ended a nine-game losing slump by defeating San Antonio 100-96, with Derrick Favors scoring 21 points, Gordon Hayward adding 20.
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 13 rebounds for San Antonio, which was without starting point guard Tony Parker.
Utah profited outside, winning despite being outscored 62-50 in the key.
Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers to a fifth-straight win, defeating Detroit 98-86.
Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant scored 23 points in his first home game of the season, helping the Thunder defeat Milwaukee 114-101.
Los Angeles’ Kobe Bryant scored nine of his 32 points in the final 3:14, leading the Lakers’ fourth-quarter comeback over Sacramento, winning 98-95.
New York fell to its ninth-straight loss, with Tyreke Evans scoring 27 points to lead New Orleans to a 104-93 win against the Knicks.