NBA Roundup

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2011

Associated Press
The NBA roundup …
MIAMI ó Dwyane Wade blocked four shots in a dazzling 55-second span shortly after tipoff and the Miami Heat rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 118-85 on Saturday for their second straight victory.
It was one of Miami’s top defensive displays of the season, holding the Grizzlies to 39-percent shooting and forcing Memphis into missing its final 10 shots of the first half.
Hawks 91, Blazers 82
ATLANTA ó Jeff Teague matched a career high with 24 points, Jamal Crawford added 20 and Atlanta snapped a four-game slide with a victory over Portland.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points, and Wesley Matthews had 19 for Portland.
Clippers 122, Wizards 101
WASHINGTON ó Blake Griffin scored all of his 26 points in the first half for Los Angeles.
In the matchup between the last two No. 1 overall picks, Griffin got the best of John Wall, both on the scoreboard and in the individual battle. Wall had 25 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Bulls 118, Jazz 100
CHICAGO ó Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each scored 26 points, and the Chicago Bulls ran away with their 13th win in 15 games, all but grabbing a share of the Eastern Conference lead with an easy 118-100 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Hornets 115, Kings 103
NEW ORLEANS ó Chris Paul returned from a concussion and scored a season-high 33 points to go with 15 assists, seven rebounds and five steals, and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Sacramento Kings.