The NBA Roundup …
ORLANDO, Fla. ó Hedo Turkoglu scored 22 points and Orlando held off a late scoring burst by Caron Butler to beat Washington.
Butler had 29 points, all in the second half, but the recently energized Wizards (7-26) failed in their bid to win for the fourth time in six games.
Orlando center Dwight Howard had his league-leading 25th double-double, with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Jameer Nelson added 14 points for the Magic, who rebounded from their loss at Toronto on Sunday.
Antawn Jamison scored 13 for the Wizards, who fell to 0-3 against Orlando this season.
76ers 104, Rockets 96
PHILADELPHIA ó Andre Iguodala scored 28 points and reeling Philadelphia returned home from a dreadful road trip to beat Houston.
The Sixers needed to escape the Lone Star State to finally defeat a team from Texas. They lost at Dallas and San Antonio in the final two games of a 1-5 road trip and had lost six of seven overall, parking them in last place in the Atlantic Division.
Heading home was the perfect tonic. Iguodala continued on his recent scoring surge and scored nine points in the third quarter to help the Sixers stretch the lead to 11.
Luis Scola led six Rockets in double figures with 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.
T’wolves 94, Grizzlies 87
MEMPHIS, Tenn. ó Randy Foye scored 23 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 40 seconds left, and Minnesota weathered a late rally to beat Memphis.
Following his basket, Foye blocked O.J. Mayo’s shot on the next Grizzlies possession, leading to a fast-break bucket by Ryan Gomes, and the Timberwolves secured their third straight win ó their longest winning streak since January 2007.
Al Jefferson added 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for Minnesota, which scored the final seven points, five by Foye.
Hakim Warrick scored 22 points and Mayo added 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Memphis.
Thunder 107, Knicks 99
OKLAHOMA CITY ó Kevin Durant had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Jeff Green scored 27 points and Oklahoma City held off New York.
The Thunder (5-30) continued their recent offensive surge, shooting 52.7 percent from the field ó including an 11-for-16 performance by Durant. Still, they nearly blew a 23-point second-half lead before recovering.
Al Harrington scored 21 points and Chris Duhon added 18 for the Knicks (13-20), who were coming off a victory over defending NBA champion Boston. New York, which beat the Thunder by 10 points on Nov. 14, shot 39.8 percent.
Russell Westbrook added 22 points and nine assists for Oklahoma City.
Bulls 99, Kings 94
CHICAGO ó Ben Gordon scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Sacramento Kings 99-94 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Bulls converted 33 of 36 free throws, and the three foul shots they missed nearly cost them.
Mavs 107, Clippers 102
DALLAS ó Dirk Nowitzki scored 34 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 37 seconds left right after he blocked a shot, and the Dallas Mavericks survived for a 107-102 victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers.