With teammate James Harden sidelined with a sprained ankle, Houston guard Jeremy Lin had his best game as a Rocket, scoring a career-high-tying 38 points.
But it wasn't enough to keep the host Rockets from losing to the San Antonio Spurs 134-126 in overtime Monday night. Spurs guard Tony Parker made sure of that.
Parker had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his first career triple-double, and Gary Neal scored 29 points to spark San Antonio to its fifth straight win and second over Houston in three days.
"I was like: 'Man if we lose, nobody is going to care,' " Parker said with a laugh about his triple-double. "Now that we won the game, it makes it even better, because at the end of the day people only care about wins."
Parker's outing complemented Neal's 7-of-10 performance from 3-point range.
"All night long, he kept us in the game," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of Parker. "With his play on both ends of the floor, he was magnificent."
Heat 101, Hawks 92: LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 26 and the Heat pulled away in the second half to beat Atlanta, improving to 10-1 at home this season.
James (10 for 16) and Wade (11 for 13) made 21 of 29 shots for Miami, which shot 58 percent as a team.
"Just trying to be as efficient as I can," said Wade, who is 20 for 25 in his past two games. "Shooting 13 shots, it's nothing I'm used to. Some nights you go for 11 for 13. Some nights you go 3 for 13."
Josh Smith scored 22 points and Al Horford had 20 for Atlanta, which has dropped both games against Miami this season and is 1-7 against the Heat since March 2011.
"We gave LeBron and D-Wade some opportunities to be able to get some layups early on, and whenever you give a great player opportunities to get layups first, the rim gets that much bigger," Smith said. "And they started hitting all kinds of shots."
Mavericks 119, Kings 96: O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and Dallas took control with a 31-3 run in the first half to win its 17th consecutive regular-season home game against Sacramento.