James Harden and Carlos Delfino each scored 22 points, and the visiting Houston Rockets tied their longest winning streak against any opponent by beating the Brooklyn Nets for the 13th straight time, 106-96 on Friday night.

Houston blew most of a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter before Delfino hit a big 3-pointer with 1:54 left. He later made another jumper before Harden followed with a 3-pointer to put it away.

Delfino made six 3-pointers. Harden, coming off a career-high, 46-point game Wednesday against Oklahoma City, made four 3s.

Brook Lopez scored 27 points for the Nets, who played without starting guard Joe Johnson for the first time this season because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

The Rockets haven't lost to the Nets since March 13, 2006, in Houston.

Lakers 111, Trail Blazers 107: Kobe Bryant scored 40 points, Dwight Howard had 19 points and 16 rebounds, and host Los Angeles beat slumping Portland.

Hours after longtime Lakers owner Jerry Buss was buried in a private ceremony, the team got back to basketball. Bryant scored 11 points in the final 5½ minutes, and the Lakers won for the seventh time in 10 games.

Thunder 127, Timberwolves 111: Russell Westbrook scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 27 and host Oklahoma City snapped a three-game losing streak.


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Wizards 119, Nuggets 113: Host Washington put seven players in double figures while taking down another contending team. Emeka Okafor had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards.

Raptors 100, Knicks 98: Rudy Gay scored a season-high 32 points, DeMar DeRozan had 18 and host Toronto handed slumping New York its season-worst fourth straight loss.

Carmelo Anthony had 32 points and J.R. Smith added 19 for the Knicks, winless since beating Minnesota on Feb. 8.

"I thought our shot selection was awful," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said.

Anthony and Raymond Felton both missed 3-pointers in the final minute.

"We didn't play smart coming down the stretch," Woodson said.

Grizzlies 88, Magic 82: Marc Gasol had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 14 boards, and host Memphis beat Orlando for its sixth straight win. The Magic, which dropped its 16th in its last 17, had only seven players available because of injuries and trades.